Extrinsic Religious Values Scale (ERV)

Extrinsic Religious Values Scale (ERV)
Wilson 1960
1.    When saying the Lord's Prayer in unison at church my mind is more likely to be on
______ the fact that many of us are saying the same prayer.*
______ the meaning of the prayer for me personally.
2.    Religion helps to keep my life balanced and steady in much the same way as my citizenship‚ friendships and other memberships do.
______* I agree*
______I disagree.
3.    A person who does not belong to some church must at heart feel very insecure.
______ I think this is almost certainly a true statement.*
______ I think this statement is not necessarily true.
4.    The principal reason I am a member of the church is that it gives me a deep feeling of security in this troubled world.
______ Yes‚ this is true.*
______No‚ I do n o t agree.
5.    Without the church mankind would have no concepts of right and wrong.
______ I agree.*
______I disagree.
6.    While the church serves me in a good many ways‚ on the whole it seems especially important to me personally because:
______it gives me an opportunity to find myself and express my aspirations.
1.    ______ it teaches‚ guides and protects me.*
7.    The religious concept of "Brotherhood of Man" probably refers to:
______a unity of all people regardless of who they are or what they believe
______a unity of believers in the faith.*
8.    One reason for my being a church member is that such a membership helps to establish a person firmly in the community.
______Yes‚ this is one reason.*
______This reason does not apply to me.
9.    Prayer is‚ above all else‚ a means of obtaining needed benefits‚ protection and safety in a dangerous world.
______ On the whole‚ I agree.*
______On the whole‚ I disagree.
10.Some people say that they can be genuinely religious Without being a member of any church.
______Yes‚ I agree that they can.
______ I do n o t believe this.*
11.When I enter a cathedral or large beautiful church I am more likely to feel :
______ respect for the majesty and greatness it represents.*
______some other personal religious emotions of my own.
12.Imagine yourself in the two following situations. In which would you feel your religious life to be most strengthened?
______As a member of a s m all struggling church.
______ As a member of a big and influential church.
13.In one respect ray church is like a lodge or fraternity: I feel more comfortable and congenial With fellow-members than I do With non-members.
______ Yes‚ I agree with this statement.*
______No‚ I cannot agree with it.
14.I have received specific benefits for myself and my family as a result of prayer.
______ Yes‚ I can agree with this statement.*
______No‚ I cannot agree with it.
15.When visiting friends in another city who never go to church‚ I would nonetheless make a definite effort myself to attend church on Sunday.
______ Probably yes.
______Probably no.
This instrument can be found at: Measures of social psychological attitudes

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