Beliefs‚ Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness

Beliefs‚ Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness
Ellen Idler (2003)
 
BELIEFS-LONG FORM
1. How much is religion a source of strength and comfort to you? (Yale Health and
Aging Project)
1 – None‚ 2 - A little‚ 3 - A great deal
2. Do you believe there is a life after death? (General Social Survey)
1 – Yes‚ 2 – No‚ 3 - Undecided
3. God’s goodness and love are greater than we can possibly imagine.
1 - Agree strongly‚ 2 - Agree somewhat‚ 3 - Can’t decide‚ 4 - Disagree somewhat‚ 5 - Disagree strongly
4. Despite all the things that go wrong‚ the world is still moved by love.
1 - Agree strongly‚ 2 - Agree somewhat‚ 3 - Can’t decide‚ 4 - Disagree somewhat‚ 5 - Disagree strongly
5. When faced with a tragic event I try to remember that God still loves me and that there is hope for the future.
1 - Agree strongly‚ 2 - Agree somewhat‚ 3 - Can’t decide‚ 4 - Disagree somewhat‚ 5 - Disagree strongly
6. I feel that it is important for my children to believe in God.
1 - Agree strongly‚ 2 - Agree somewhat‚ 3 - Can’t decide‚ 4 - Disagree somewhat‚ 5 - Disagree strongly
7. I think that everything that happens has a purpose.
1 - Agree strongly‚ 2 - Agree somewhat‚ 3 - Can’t decide‚ 4 - Disagree somewhat‚ 5 - Disagree strongly
BELIEFS-SHORT FORM
1. How much is religion a source of strength and comfort to you? (Yale Health and
Aging Project)
1 – None‚ 2 - A little‚ 3 - A great deal
2. Do you believe there is a life after death?
(General Social Survey)
1 – Yes‚ 2 – No‚ 3 – Undecided
 
Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness/Spirituality for Use in Health Research: A Report of the Fetzer Institute/National Institute on Aging Working Group
 
 
This instrument can be found on pages 31-34 of Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness/Spirituality for Use in Health Research: A Report of the Fetzer Institute/National Institute on Aging Working Group‚ available online at http://fetzer.org/resources/multidimensional-measurement-religiousnessspirituality-use-health-research
 

Idler‚ E.‚ Musick‚ M. A.‚ Ellison‚ C. G. et al. (2003). Measuring multiple dimensions of religion and spirituality for health research: Conceptual background and findings from the 1998 General Social Survey. Research on Aging‚ 25‚ 327-365.

Idler‚ E. L‚ Ellison‚ C. G.‚ George‚ L. K.‚ Krause‚ N.‚ Levin‚ J.‚ Ory‚ M.‚ Pargament‚ K.‚ Powell‚ L.‚ Williams‚ D.‚ Gordon‚ L.‚ & Musick‚ M. A. (2004). Measuring multiple dimensions of religion and spirituality for health research: Conceptual background and findings from the 1998 General Social Survey. Research on Aging‚ 25‚ 327-365.