Religious Orientation scale

Religious Orientation
Age-Universal Intrinsic-Extrinsic Orientation Scale
Maltby & Lewis‚ 1996
1.    I enjoy reading about my religion. I
2.    I go to my place of worship because it helps me to make friends. E
3.    It doesn’t much matter what I believe so long as I am good. E
4.    Sometimes I have to ignore my religious beliefs because of what other people might think of me. E
5.    It is important to me to spend time in private thought and prayer. I
6.    I have often had a strong sense of God’s presence. E
7.    I pray mainly to gain relief and protection. E
8.    I try hard to live all my life according to my religious beliefs.
9.    What religion offers me most is comfort in times of trouble and sorrow. E
10.My religion is important to me because it answers many questions about the meaning of life. I
11.I would rather join a group that studies the sacred book(s) of my religion than attend a social group in my place of worship. I
12.Prayer is for peace and happiness. E
13.Although I am religious‚ I don’t let it affect my daily life. E
14.I go to my place of worship mostly to spend time with my friends. E
15.My whole approach to life is based on my religion. I
16.I go to my place of worship mainly because I enjoy seeing people I know there. E
17.I pray mainly because I have been taught to pray. E
18.Prayers I say when I am alone are as important to me as those I say in my place of worship. I
19.Although I believe in my religion‚ many other things are more important in life. E
“I” Intrinsic and “E” Extrinsic
“yes” (3)‚ “not certain” (2)‚ and “no” (1).
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