Private Religious Practices

Private Religious Practices
Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness
Jeff Levin (1989)
 
PRIVATE RELIGIOUS PRACTICES
Please choose the most accurate response to the following questions.
1. How often do you pray privately in places other than at church or synagogue?
2. How often do you watch or listen to religious programs on TV or radio?
3. How often do you read the Bible or other religious literature?
4. How often are prayers or grace said before or after meals in your home?
 
Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness/Spirituality for Use in Health Research: A Report of the Fetzer Institute/National Institute on Aging Working Group
1 - Several times a day‚ 2 - Once a day‚ 3 - A few times a week‚ 4 - Once a week‚ 5 - A few times a month‚ 6 - Once a month‚ 7 - Less than once a month‚ 8 – Never
 
This instrument can be found on pages 39-42 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
 

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