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Development of a Theistic/Atheistic Strength of Worldview Scale


Abstract The purpose of this study was to create a brief strength of religious/nonreligious

worldview scale that has language inclusive for nontheistic populations. An exploratory

factor analysis was conducted using 207 participants from a major public southwestern

university and a public midwestern university in the United States. It was determined

that the Strength of Worldview Scale (SOWS) is a single-factor measure, which also

demonstrated high test-retest reliability. It was hypothesized that scores on the SOWS

would be negatively correlated with the Depression, Stress, and Anxiety Scale (DASS),

positively correlated with the Purpose in Life Subscale, and not correlated with the

Extraversion Subscale of the Big Five Inventory... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Robele, Joseph (Author) / Kinnier, Richard (Advisor) / Kemer, Gulsah (Committee member) / Santos, Carlos (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Counseling psychology / Religion / atheist / belief / counseling / mental health / nontheist / worldview
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 69 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Counseling Psychology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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