Title

Indiscriminate Proreligiousness: Conceptualization and Measurement

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1987

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.2307/1385793

Abstract

This paper examines indiscriminate proreligiousness as a construct which holds important implications for the scientific study of religion. Approaches by researchers relevant to the construct are critically reviewed. As an alternative, our research team developed two scales directly measuring personal and congregational aspects of indiscriminate proreligiousness. The scales were refined using factor analytic methods and were empirically validated on samples of church members and church-going students. Both scales demonstrated evidence of content validity, internal consistency, construct validity, generalizability, and utility. A number of empirical and theoretical questions about the antecedents and consequents of indiscriminate proreligiousness are raised.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, v. 26, issue 2, p. 182-200

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