A multivariate study of religious commitment among a sample of United Methodist adults

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Gary Holmes Brown (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Advisor
James Watson

Abstract: The primary purpose of this study was to analyze the nature of religious commitment among a specific age and religious group, that is, adults of the United Methodist faith. A secondary purpose was the designing of a questionnaire (Religiosity Inventory) for the collecting of the data. Research questions included inquiries into the basic characteristics of the religious commitment of the group as a whole, into the inter-relationships of the five theoretical dimensions of religiosity utilized in the study, and into the possibility of actual factors of religious commitment for this group. The Religiosity Inventory was developed from an initial pool of 100 questions selected by the researcher and organized around five dimensions of religiosity, including feeling, activity, belief, knowledge, and effect. The instrument, refined with the assistance of three judges, resulted in a 90-item questionnaire. The instrument was then administered to 459 adults, ages 20-79, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Three hundred and twenty-six questionnaires were returned (71 percent), and after necessary deletions 304 were retained for analysis.

Additional Information

Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 1976
Subjects
Religiousness
Commitment to the church
Methodists $x Attitudes

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