ERIC Number: ED258125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-26
Reference Count: 0
Form of Personal Faith and General and Specific Locus of Control.
McIntosh, Danny N.; And Others
Previous research has investigated the role of personal faith and locus of control in attribution. To expand these investigations to include the role of Quest faith (a personal struggle to understand), 154 undergraduates (57 males, 97 females) participated in a study. Participants were those who ranked themselves at least 4 out of 7 on a pre-selection religiosity self-rating sheet and attended church at least once a month. Subjects also completed questionnaires measuring forms of personal faith and locus of control. Attributional tendencies were determined from subjects' ratings of 12 vignettes for the involvement of self, others, chance, and God. Analysis of results showed that intrinsic religion correlated positively with God control and negatively with chance in specific circumstances and with chance and powerful others on the general scales. Extrinsic religion affiliated positively with overall control by chance and powerful others. Quest faith associated positively with control by self for favorable outcomes only and with chance for both favorable and unfavorable outcomes. The nature of the correlations among Intrinsic, Extrinsic, and Quest forms of faith does not appear to explain the pattern of associations with Quest faith. (MCF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (Tucson, AZ, April 24-27, 1985).