publication . Article . 2009

Introducing the Modified Paranormal Belief Scale: Distinguishing Between Classic Paranormal Beliefs, Religious Paranormal Beliefs and Conventional Religiosity Among Undergraduates in Northern Ireland and Wales

Emyr Williams; Leslie Francis; Christopher A. Lewis;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Previous empirical studies concerned with the association between paranormal beliefs and conventional religiosity have produced conflicting evidence. Drawing on Rice's (2003) distinction between classic paranormal beliefs and religious paranormal beliefs, the present study proposed a modified form of the Tobacyk Revised Paranormal Belief Scale to produce separate scores for these two forms of paranormal belief, styled 'religious paranormal beliefs' and 'classic paranormal beliefs'. Data provided by a sample of 143 undergraduate students in Northern Ireland and Wales, who completed the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity alongside the Tobacyk Revised Pa...
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free text keywords: BR, BF, Philosophy, Religious studies, Religiosity, Total Scale Score, Empirical research, Psychology, Social psychology, Paranormal
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publication . Article . 2009

Introducing the Modified Paranormal Belief Scale: Distinguishing Between Classic Paranormal Beliefs, Religious Paranormal Beliefs and Conventional Religiosity Among Undergraduates in Northern Ireland and Wales

Emyr Williams; Leslie Francis; Christopher A. Lewis;