Values‚ Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness

Values‚ Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness
Ellen Idler (2003)
 
First Column
1. ___ Equality (equal opportunity for all)
2. ___ Inner harmony (at peace with myself)
3. ___ Social power (control over others‚ dominance)
4. ___ Pleasure (gratification of desires)
5. ___ Freedom (freedom of action and thought)
6. ___ A spiritual life (emphasis on spiritual not material matters)
7. ___ Sense of belonging (feeling that others care about me)
8. ___ Social order (stability of society)
9. ___ An exciting life (stimulating experiences)
10. ___ Meaning in life (a purpose in life)
11. ___ Politeness (courtesy‚ good manners)
12. ___ Wealth (material possessions‚ money)
13. ___ National security (protection of my nation from enemies)
14. ___ Self-respect (belief in one’s own worth)
15. ___ Reciprocation of favors (avoidance of indebtedness)
16. ___ Creativity (uniqueness‚ imagination)
17. ___ A world at peace (free of war and conflict)
18. ___ Respect for tradition (preservation of time-honored customs)
19. ___ Mature love (deep emotional and spiritual intimacy)
20. ___ Self-discipline (self-restraint‚ resistance to temptation)
21. ___ Detachment (from worldly concerns)
22. ___ Family security (safety for loved ones)
23. ___ Social recognition (respect‚ approval by others)
24. ___ Unity with nature (fitting into nature)
25. ___ A varied life (filled with challenge‚ novelty‚ and change)
26. ___ Wisdom (a mature understanding of life)
27. ___ Authority (the right to lead or command)
28. ___ True friendship (close‚ supportive friends)
29. ___ A world of beauty (beauty of nature and the arts)
30. ___ Social justice (correcting injustice‚ care for the weak)
Second Column
31. ___ Independent (self-reliant‚ self-sufficient)
32. ___ Moderate (avoiding extremes of feeling and action)
33. ___ Loyal (faithful to my friends‚ group)
34. ___ Ambitious (hardworking‚ aspiring)
35. ___ Broad-minded (tolerant of different ideas and beliefs)
36. ___ Humble (modest‚ self-effacing)
37. ___ Daring (seeking adventure‚ risk)
38. ___ Protecting the environment (preserving nature)
39. ___ Influential (ha‎ving an impact on people and events)
40. ___ Honoring of parents and elders (showing respect)
41. ___ Choosing own goals (se‎lecting own purposes)
42. ___ Healthy (not being sick physically or mentally)
43. ___ Capable (competent‚ effective‚ efficient)
44. ___ Accepting my portion in life (submitting to life’s circumstances)
45. ___ Honest (genuine‚ sincere)
46. ___ Preserving my public image (protecting my “face”)
47. ___ Obedient (dutiful‚ meeting obligations)
48. ___ Intelligent (logical‚ thinking)
49. ___ Helpful (working for the welfare of others)
50. ___ Enjoying life (enjoying food‚ sex‚ leisure‚ etc.)
51. ___ Devout (holding to religious faith and belief)
52. ___ Responsible (dependable‚ reliable)
53. ___ Curious (interested in everything‚ exploring)
54. ___ Forgiving (willing to pardon others)
55. ___ Successful (achieving goals)
56. ___ Clean (neat‚ tidy)
VALUES-SHORT FORM
1. My whole approach to life is based on my religion. (I/E Scale)
2. Although I believe in my religion‚ many other things are more important in life.
(I/E Scale)
3. My faith helps me know right from wrong. (Benson)
 
Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness/Spirituality for Use in Health Research: A Report of the Fetzer Institute/National Institute on Aging Working Group
This instrument can be found on pages 25-30 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
 
LONG FORM
-1= Opposed to‚ 0= Not important‚ 1‚ 2‚ 3‚ Important‚ 4‚ 5‚ 6= Very important‚ 7= Of supreme Importance
SHORT FORM
1 = Strongly agree‚ 2= Agree‚ 3 = Not sure‚ 4 = Disagree‚ 5 = Strongly disagree
 

Idler‚ E. L‚ Ellison‚ C. G.‚ George‚ L. K.‚ Krause‚ N.‚ Levin‚ J.‚ Ory‚ M.‚ Pargament‚ K.‚ Powell‚ L.‚ Williams‚ D.‚ Gordon‚ L.‚ & Musick‚ M. A. (2004). Measuring multiple dimensions of religion and spirituality for health research: Conceptual background and findings from the 1998 General Social Survey. Research on Aging‚ 25‚ 327-365.