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ERIC Number: ED092860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 16
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Personality Characteristics of Women Religious: A Three Year Follow-Up.
Melamed, Audrey
Sixty-two women religious were administered the 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16-PF) and the Personal Orientation Inventory in 1969 and again in 1972. The Pearson product-moment correlations on the 16-PF ranged from .18 to .77; the mean correlation was .36. Statistical significance was reached on 14 to 16 factors. In a "t" difference analysis, significant differences were found on 9 of 16 factors. The Pearson product-moment correlations on the Personal Orientation Inventory ranged from .12 to .82 with a mean of .59. Statistical significance was reached on 11 of the 12 scales indicating that for individual women the relative ordering remained essentially the same except for the way in which they viewed the dichotomies of life. In a "t" difference analysis, significant differences were found on 4 of the 12 scales. The results indicate that various personality characteristics have shifted in the direction of increased self-awareness, self-sufficiency, and inner resourcefulness. As a group, women religious appear to be more inner-directed, more aware of self-actualizing values, and more spontaneous with a higher regard for themselves. The investigators suggest that these shifts might, at least in part, be due to the growing modernization within religious communities and the resultant increasing flexibility and freedom of choice for women religious. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Personal Orientation Inventory; Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire