Towards an implicit measure of religiousness-spirituality.

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dc.contributor.advisor Rowatt, Wade C. LaBouff, Jordan.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience. en 2008-05
dc.description.abstract This series of studies examined statistical associations between a newly-developed implicit measure of religiousness-spirituality, well-validated explicit measures and pro-social behavior. In Study 1, undergraduates (n = 109) at a private institution completed self-report measures of a broad spectrum of religiousness-spirituality and related constructs (i.e. religious fundamentalism, authoritarianism, empathy). Participants also completed an Implicit Association Test designed to assess religiousness-spirituality. Informants also rated the participants’ religiousness-spirituality. We found acceptable implicit-explicit correspondence providing convergent validity for the new measure. Study 2 tested the relationship between religiousness-spirituality and helping behavior in spontaneous and controlled opportunities. Undergraduates (n = 102) completed a similar battery to Study 1 and were also given the opportunity to help a student in need. Self-reported religiousness predicted helping when pressure was high. Future research directions and applications are discussed. en
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dc.subject Religiousness -- Testing. en
dc.subject Spirituality -- Testing. en
dc.subject Association tests. en
dc.subject Attitude (Psychology) -- Religious aspects. en
dc.subject Behaviorism (Psychology) -- Religious aspects. en
dc.title Towards an implicit measure of religiousness-spirituality. en
dc.type Thesis en M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Psychology and Neuroscience. en

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