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A Study of Multidimensional Religion Constructs and Values in the United Kingdom

Pepper, M, Jackson, T and Uzzell, D (2010) A Study of Multidimensional Religion Constructs and Values in the United Kingdom Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 49 (1). pp. 127-146.

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Abstract

A growing number of studies have systematically examined the relationships between religiousness and value priorities. However, few studies have utilized multidimensional constructs of religiousness or attempted to distinguish among the value priorities of the religious. Using a general public sample and a churchgoer sample in the United Kingdom, this article examines the associations between Schwartz's values, several general religion measures, and conceptualization of God. Religiousness aligns most strongly along the conservation/openness to change value dimension, and spirituality is rotated further toward self-transcendence values. Findings suggest a shift among the religious away from an emphasis on security. God concepts are uniquely related to some value types. Particularly among the churchgoers, for whom God concepts may be especially formative, characteristics attributed to God are reflected in value priorities. These findings support the theoretical assertion that conceptualization of God is a foundational religious belief implicated in more specific values, attitudes, and beliefs.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Pepper, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jackson, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Uzzell, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : March 2010
Identification Number : 10.1111/j.1468-5906.2009.01496.x
Uncontrolled Keywords : GOD, ATTITUDES, LOCUS
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 14:10
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:46
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/729058

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