Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being (MI-RSWB)

Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being (MI-RSWB)
Unterrainer‚ 2005‚ 2012
1.    My faith gives me a feeling of security.
2.    There are things which I cannot forgive.*
3.    I view the future with optimism.
4.    I have experienced the feeling of being absorbed into something greater.
5.    I often think about the fact that I will have to leave behind my loved ones.*
6.    I have experienced true (authentic) feelings.
7.    It is possible for me to find contentment in intimate conversations with God.
8.    There are people whom I hate.*
9.    I think that things will improve in the future.
10.I believe that I will be reborn after my death.
11.I would do anything to prolong the lives of those I love.*
12.I have experienced deep affection.
13.I will be able to overcome all problems with God’s help.
14.There are people whom I will never be able to forgive.*
15.I think my life is moving in the right direction.
16.There are people with whom I feel a supernatural connection.
17.HT It is hard for me to think that my loved ones will one day no longer live.*
18.I have experienced true friendship.
19.In certain moments in my life‚ I feel very close to God.
20.There are things which people should not forgive.*
21.I think that I will have more positive than negative experiences in the future.
22.I have had experiences through which I have realized that nothing ever dies.
23.I am terrified of being forgotten after my death.*
24.I have often experienced openness and honesty.
25.With God’s help‚ I will be happy once again.
26.If somebody hurts me‚ I usually try to get revenge.*
27.I think that I will live my life in the future just as I envisage it.
28.I believe in further existence after death.
29.I would do anything to prolong my life.*
30.I have experienced things which I want to experience again and again.
31.I know that God is merciful.
32.The thought of seeing my enemies suffer satisfies me.*
33.I have a precise picture of what my future should be like.
34.I have experienced things which I cannot express in words.
35.I am scared about what will happen to me after my death.*
36.I have often had experiences which have deeply affected me.
37.I enjoy attending to religious community events.
38.There are people who deserve to be treated badly.*
39.My future seems to be extremely uncertain.*
40.I have experienced things which radiate a special kind of energy.
41.All hope ends with death.*
42.In my experience‚ it is possible for me to become so involved in something that I forget everything around me.
43.I feel the presence of God in nature.
44.I have forgiven those people who have hurt me.
45.I believe that the future holds exciting challenges for me.
46.I believe that I will have experiences in the future to which very few people have access.
47.I fear being made accountable for the things I have done wrong after my death.*
48.I have had one or more experiences in which the meaning of life became clear to me.
GR = General Religiosity (0.96); FO = Forgiveness (0.84); HI = Hope Immanent (0.82); CO = Connectedness (0.82); HT = Hope Transcendent (0.75); SM = Experiences of Sense and Meaning (0.77); Total (0.91)
Six-point rating 1 (“totally disagree”) to 6 (“totally agree”).
General Religiosity (GR) 1‚ 7‚13‚19‚25‚31‚37‚43
Forgiveness (FO) 2*‚ 8*‚ 14*‚ 20*‚ 26*‚ 32*‚38*‚44
Hope Immanent (HI) 3‚ 9‚ 15‚ 21‚ 27‚ 33‚ 39*‚ 45
Connectedness (CO) 4‚ 10‚16‚22‚28‚34‚40‚46
Hope Transcendent (HT) 5*‚ 11*‚ 17*‚ 23*‚ 29*‚ 35*‚ 41*‚ 47*
Experiences of Sense and Meaning (SM) 6‚ 12‚18‚24‚30‚36‚42‚48
Notes: * = coded inverse.
This instrument can be found at:  

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Unterrainer‚ H. F. (2007). The concept of religious– spiritual well-being: The construction of a questionnaire and first results. Article presented in The 2nd National Congress on Religious and Mental Health. Tehran Psychiatric Institute‚ Iran University of Medical Science.

Unterrainer‚ H. F.‚ Ladenhauf‚ K. H.‚ Moazedi‚ M.L.‚ Wallner-Liebmann‚ S. J.‚ & Fink‚ A. (2010). Dimensions of religious/spiritual well-bing and their relation to personality and psychological well-being. Personality and Individual Differences‚ 49‚ 192-197.

Alilu‚ M. M.‚ Zarean‚ M.‚ Beyrami‚M.‚ Hashemi‚T.‚ Elhami Asl‚ M.‚ Aayat Mehr‚ Fatemeh. (2011). Psychometric properties of farsi version of Multidimensional Inventory for Religious-Spiritual Well-Being (MI RSWB 48). Contemporary Psychology‚ 6(1): 23-36

Unterrainer‚ Human-Friedrich.‚ Nelson‚ Oliver.‚ Collicutt‚ Joanna.‚ Fink‚ Andreas. (2012). The English Version of the Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being (MI-RSWB-E): First Results from British College Students. Religions‚ 3(3)‚ 588–599; doi:10.3390/rel3030588

Unterrainer‚ Human-Friedrich.‚ Lewis‚ Andrew.‚ Collicutt‚ Joanna & Fink‚ Andreas.(2013). Religious/Spiritual Well-Being‚ Coping Styles‚ and Personality Dimensions in People With Substance Use Disorders. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion‚ 23(3): 204-213

Bahrami‚ Fazel.‚ Dadfar‚ Mahboubeh.‚ Unterrainer‚ Human-Friedrich.‚ Zarean‚ Mostafa. (2014). Religious Spiritual Well-Being in College Students: A Cross-Cultural Study. Shefaye Khatam‚ 2(1):139-139

Dadfar‚ Mahboubeh.‚ Bahrami‚ Fazel.‚ Sheybani Noghabi‚ Farshad.‚ Askari‚ Malek. (2016). Relationship Between Religious Spiritual Well-Being and Death Anxiety in Iranian Elders. International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences‚ 5(6):283-287