The aim of the study is the relationship among fundamentalism, other aspects of religiousness (as orthodoxy and religious orientation) and the attachment in adult. To complete the study, the following four tools were used: (1) the RF-Religious Fundamentalism scale (Altemeyer and Hunsberger, 1992); (2) the RFS-Religiuos Fundamentalism Scale (Martin and Westie, 1959), which is a scale of Christian orthodoxy; (3) the ROS-R (Religious Orientation Scale-Revise (Gorsuch and McPherson, 1989) that measures the intrinsic religiousness (IR), the personnel extrinsic (EpR), and social extrinsic (EsR); and (4) the RSQ-Relationship Scale Questionnaire (Griffin and Bartholomew, 1990) that is composed by four patterns: secure (PS), preoccupied (PP), dismissing (PD) and fearful (PF). All the scales have been translated in Italian, controlled with a backtranslation and used for the first time in Italy. In addition to these scales, the areas investigated as independent variables were: gender, political orientation, change of religious references and sexuality. The sample includes 339 Italian subjects selected controlling for three variables: gender, age (young, adult and aged people) and place of residence (city or town). A small group of 35 members of the Congregazione italiana dei testimoni di Geova was also part of the sample. The reliability of each scale in relation to the 339 subjects sample was: .90 (RF), .89 (RFS), .65 (IR), .76 (EpR), .83 (EsR), .42 (PS), .46 (PP), .65 (PD) e .47 (PF). The alpha coefficients of the attachment scales are particularly low, given the little number of items that composes the subscales. As for the results, the fundamentalism and the orthodoxy indices grow proportionally to the age of the subjects and have higher values in those people who changed their faith attitudes after the age of 25. Interesting and heterogeneous relationships emerged comparing fundamentalism and political orientation and the other kind of attachments. As for the Yehovah's Witnesses subsample, higher values were observed in almost all the scales compared with a wider sample, apart from personally oriented exstrinsicness. Particularly high were values of fundamentalism (effect size, Cohen’s d=2.83), orthodoxy (d=1.65) and social extrinsic (d=2.45).
|Citazione:||Iovine, S., Lupi, M., & Rossi, G. (2006). Religious orientation, orthodoxy, attachment and fundamentalism: a research on a Northern-Italy sample. Intervento presentato a: 2006 Conference of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion, Leuven, Belgium.|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||Religious orientation, orthodoxy, attachment and fundamentalism: a research on a Northern-Italy sample|
|Autori:||Iovine, S; Lupi, M; Rossi, G|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Nome del convegno:||2006 Conference of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02 - Intervento a convegno|