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By Stephen W. Krauss

The Commitment-Reflectivity Circumplex (CRC) version of non secular orientation is brought and the implications from a sequence of version trying out experiments are reviewed. The CRC version was once built via a sequence of reports within the usa and Romania and used to be created as a way to lessen the theoretical and empirical problems linked to the conventional Allportian non secular orientation types and measures. towards this finish, the problems linked to the Allportian non secular orientation versions are reviewed, besides how the CRC version makes an attempt to handle them. subsequent, the CRC version is brought and a listing of its predictions are given and in comparison to these of the Allportian types. the result of 10 version checking out experiences utilizing multidimensional scaling are then reviewed. In those stories, the CRC version, which posits that each one non secular orientation might be positioned alongside dimensions of dedication (importance) and reflectivity (complexity), is located to be extra actual than the Allportian versions in either the U.S. and Romania. in accordance with those experiences, the which means and interpretation of the Allportian measures are reviewed and new interpretations are instructed. finally, the relationships among non secular orientation, psychological well-being, character, ideology, and prejudice are explored. In each sector, the CRC version, and the measures in response to it, exhibit better predictive skills to standard techniques in either the us and Romania.

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Gorsuch (1983) noted this SUREOHP DQG VLPSOLILHG WKH YRFDEXODU\ DQG IRUPDW WR PDNH DQ ³DJeXQLYHUVDO´ YHUVLRQ RI , DQG (   /DWHU KH ZHQW WKURXJK WKH VDPH process to make an improved version of I, Es, and Ep (Gorsuch, 1989). However, the Q scale contains some complicated items and it has never been modified for use with uneducated, young or old populations. Another potential limitation of most versions of the Allportian religious orientation scales is that they were not made to be used with non-religious populations.

The Commitment-Reflectivity Circumplex 53 Part 2: Initial Factor Identification The initial bank of 205 items was broken in three different sections based on what appeared to be the most closely related themes in the items. These item banks of 69, 71 and 65 questions were then completed by groups of 113, 112 and 117 participants respectively. All items were responded to on a five-point format (1= strongly disagree, 2= disagree, 3= unsure, 4= agree, 5 = strongly agree). The results were then analyzed using principal components analysis with promax and varimax rotation (Gorsuch, 1983).

Second, a mature personality could be reflective and insightful about itself. Lastly, a mature personality had a unifying philosophy of life, in which religion was a very special case because of its unique ability to integrate every aspect of the universe (Allport, 1950). Thus, a nonreligious individual could have a mature personality, but a religious person with a mature personality was more integrated and unified because of the more encompassing nature of a religious philosophy of life. On the other hand, an immature personality was basically just a lack of these three qualities.

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