False Self Scale-Relationship with God
Sippola‚ Buchanan‚ & Kehoe‚ 2007
Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each of the statements listed below. Answer each item based on your experiences in relationship with God. We are interested in how you generally experience your relationship with God‚ not just in what is happening in that relationship currently.
1= Strongly disagree. 2= Somewhat disagree‚ 3= Neither agree nor disagree‚ 4= Somewhat Agree‚ 5= Strongly Agree
___1. It is harder to be myself when I am interacting with God than when I am not.
___2. I feel I have to act a certain way to please God.
___3. I feel like I am a different person when I am interacting with God.
___4. In order for God to like mc‚ I cannot reveal certain things about myself to him.
___5. I don't really act like my true self when I am interacting with God.
___6. God loves and appreciates mc for who I am.
___7. I feel that God doesn't know the "true" me.
Note. Instructions and item content were adapted in order to assess for relationship-specific authenticity/inauthenticity tendencies in relationship with God. From "Correlates of False Self in Adolescent Romantic Relationships‚" by L. K. Sippola‚ C. M. Buchanan‚ and S. Kehoe‚ Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology‚ 36.515-521. Copyright 2007 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Adapted with permission.