publication . Article . 2010

Three religious orientations and five personality factors: an exploratory study among adults in England

Robbins, Mandy; Francis, Leslie J.; McIlroy, David; Clarke, Rachel; Pritchard, Lowri;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2010 Journal: Mental Health, Religion & Culture, volume 13, pages 771-775 (issn: 1367-4676, eissn: 1469-9737, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In order to explore the power of the five factor model of personality to explain individual differences recorded on measures of the three religious orientations, a sample of 198 adults in England completed established measures of the three religious orientations (intrinsic, extrinsic, and quest) and the big five personality factors (neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness). The data demonstrated that individual differences in the three religious orientations were largely independent of the five personality factors, apart from a significant positive correlation between intrinsic religiosity and agreeableness. These findings suppo...
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free text keywords: Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Big Five personality traits, Alternative five model of personality, Big Five personality traits and culture, Agreeableness, Social psychology, Facet (psychology), Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Hierarchical structure of the Big Five, Conscientiousness, Developmental psychology, Psychology, BF, BR
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