Assessing Religious Orientations: Replication and Validation of the Commitment-Reflectivity Circumplex (CRC) Model
AbstractThe Commitment-Reflectivity Circumplex (CRC) model is a structural model of religious orientation that was designed to help organize and clarify measurement of foundational aspect of religiousness. The current study successfully replicated the CRC model using multidimensional scaling, and further evaluated the reliability, structure, and validity of their measures in both a university student sample (Study 1) and a nationally representative sample (Study 2). All 10 subscales of the Circumplex Religious Orientation Inventory (CROI) demonstrated good reliability across both samples. A two-week test-retest of the CROI showed that the subscales are stable over time. A confirmatory factor analysis of the CROI in the representative adult sample demonstrated good model fit. Finally, the CROI’s validity was examined in relation to the Intrinsic, Extrinsic and Quest measures. Overall, the CROI appears to clarify much of the ambiguity inherent in the established scales by breaking down what were very broad orientations into very specific suborientations. The results suggest that the CRC model is applicable for diverse populations of adults. In addition, the CROI appears to be construct valid with good structural and psychometric properties across all 10 subscales. View Full-Text
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Description: All data have been approved by the university IRB. Public access includes Multidimensional Scaling outputs for both samples, Confirmatory Factor Analysis output for the representative sample, and a raw data Excel file (i.e., both samples, test-retest data, and demographic key).
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Isaak, S.L.; James, J.R.; Radeke, M.K.; Krauss, S.W.; Schuler, K.L.; Schuler, E.R. Assessing Religious Orientations: Replication and Validation of the Commitment-Reflectivity Circumplex (CRC) Model. Religions 2017, 8, 208.
Isaak SL, James JR, Radeke MK, Krauss SW, Schuler KL, Schuler ER. Assessing Religious Orientations: Replication and Validation of the Commitment-Reflectivity Circumplex (CRC) Model. Religions. 2017; 8(10):208.Chicago/Turabian Style
Isaak, Steven L.; James, Jesse R.; Radeke, Mary K.; Krauss, Stephen W.; Schuler, Keke L.; Schuler, Eric R. 2017. "Assessing Religious Orientations: Replication and Validation of the Commitment-Reflectivity Circumplex (CRC) Model." Religions 8, no. 10: 208.
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