Value Priorities and Content of Religiosity - New Research Perspectives

Gennerich, Carsten; Huber, Stefan (2006). Value Priorities and Content of Religiosity - New Research Perspectives. Archive for the psychology of religion / Archiv für Religionspsychologie, 28(1), pp. 253-267. Brill 10.1163/008467206777832508

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In this study the relationship of religiosity and value priorities is differentiated, based on a multidimensional measurement of different contents of religiosity. The structure of values is conceptualized using Schwartz’ (1992) two orthogonal dimensions of Self-transcendence vs. Self-enhancement and Openness to change vs. Conservation. The relations between these two dimensions and eight religious contents, ranging from open-minded to more close-minded forms of religiosity, were tested in a sample of church attenders (N = 685), gathered in Germany. The results show, that depending on the content of religiosity, different values are preferred (self-direction, universalism, benevolence, tradition and security values). The results indicate the importance of the content of religiosity for predicting value-loaded behaviors.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

01 Faculty of Theology > Department of Protestant Theology > Institute of Practical Theology > Empirical Religious Research and Theory of Inter-religious Communication

UniBE Contributor:

Huber, Stefan

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
200 Religion
200 Religion > 230 Christianity & Christian theology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 310 Statistics

ISSN:

0084-6724

Publisher:

Brill

Language:

English

Submitter:

Damian Rafael Kessi

Date Deposited:

25 Nov 2015 10:29

Last Modified:

25 Nov 2015 10:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1163/008467206777832508

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.73082

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/73082

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