Intrinsic - Extrinsic religious orientation

Intrinsic - Extrinsic religious orientation
Feagin‚ 1964; Allport and Ross‚ 1967
 
Extrinsic Subscale
1. What religion offers me most is comfort when sorrows and misfortune strike.
a.    I definitely disagree
b.    I tend to disagree
c.    I tend to agree
d.    I definitely agree
2. One reason for my being a church member is that such membership helps to establish a person in the community.
a.    Definitely not true
b.    Tends not to be true
c.    Tends to be true
d.    Definitely true
3. The purpose of prayer is to secure a happy and peaceful life.
a.    I definitely disagree
b.    I tend to disagree
c.    I tend to agree
d.    I definitely agree
4. It doesn't matter so much what I believe so long as I lead a moral life.
a.    I definitely disagree
b.    I tend to disagree
c.    I tend to agree
d.    I definitely agree
5. Although I am a religious person I refuse to let religious considerations influence my everyday affairs.
a.    Definitely not true of me
b.    Tends not to be true
c.    Tends to be true
d.    Clearly true in my case
6. The church is most important as a place to formulate good social relationships.
a.    I definitely disagree
b.    I tend to disagree
c.    I tend to agree
d.    I definitely agree
7. Although I believe in my religion‚ I feel there are many more important things in my life.
a.    I definitely disagree
b.    I tend to disagree
c.    I tend to agree
d.    I definitely agree
8. I pray chiefly because I have been taught to pray.
a.    Definitely true of me
b.    Tends to be true
c.    Tends not to be true
d.    Definitely not true of me
9. A primary reason for my interest in religion is that my church is a congenial social activity.
a.    Definitely not true of me
b.    Tends not to be true
c.    Tends to be true
d.    Definitely true of me
10. Occasionally I find it necessary to compromise my religious beliefs in order to protect my social and economic well - being.
a.    Definitely disagree
b.    Tend to disagree
c.    Tend to agree
d.    Definitely agree
11. The primary purpose of prayer is to gain relief and protection.
a.    I definitely agree
b.    I tend to agree
c.    I tend to disagree
d.    I definitely disagree
12. Religion helps to keep my life balanced and steady in exactly the same way as my citizenship‚ friendships‚ and other memberships do. (This item not used by Allport and Ross.)
a.    I definitely agree
b.    I tend to agree
c.    I tend to disagree
d.    I definitely disagree
Intrinsic Subscale
1. I try hard to carry my religion over in to all my other dealing sin life.
a.    I definitely disagree
b.    I tend to disagree
c.    I tend to agree
d.    I definitely agree
2. Quite often I have been keenly aware of the presence of God or the Divine Being.
a.    Definitely not true
b.    Tends not to be true
c.    Tends to be true
d.    Definitely true
3. My religious beliefs are what really lie behind my whole approach to life.
a.    This is definitely not so
b.    Probably not so
c.    Probably so
d.    Definitely so
4. The prayer s I say when I am alone carry as much meaning and personal emotion as those said by me during services.
a.    Almost never
b.    Sometimes
c.    Usually
d.    Almost always
5. If not prevented by unavoidable circumstances‚ I attend church:
a.    more than once a week
b.    about once a week
c.    two or three times a month
d.    less than once a month
6. If I were to join a church group I would prefer to join (1) a Bible Study group‚ or (2) a social fellowship.
a.    I would prefer to join (1)
b.    I probably would prefer (1)
c.    I probably would prefer (2)
d.    I would prefer to join (2)
7. Religion is especially important to me because it answers many questions about the meaning of life.
a.    Definitely disagree
b.    Tend to disagree
c.    Tend to agree
d.    Definitely agree
8. I read literature about my faith (or church).
a.    Frequently
b.    Occasionally
c.    Rarely
d.    Never
9. It is important to me to spend periods of time in private religious thought and meditation.
a.    Frequently true
b.    Occasionally true
c.    Rarely true
d.    Never true
 
This instrument can be found at: Measures of social psychological attitudes
 

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