World Values Survey

World Values Survey was developed to make transnational comparisons of values and norms of multiple topics and to be able to measure changes in these values. The available data to be downloaded below consists of information form WORLD VALUES SURVEY, 1981-1983, 1981-1984, 1990-1993 og 1995-1997. Data was collected from more than 60 questionnaires, and more […]

International Social Survey Programme

The ISSP is a continuing annual programme of cross-national collaboration on surveys covering topics important for social science research. It brings together pre-existing social science projects and coordinates research goals, thereby adding a cross-national, cross-cultural perspective to the individual national studies. The ISSP researchers especially concentrate on developing questions that are meaningful and relevant to all countries, […]

Spiritual Well-being Scale

Developed by  Paloutzian & Ellison in 1982 and one of the most used scales altogether. The scale consists of 20 items, half of wich adresses a broad, religious conviction centred in an image of God (religious well-being), while the other half is of an existential, meaningfulness based character (existential well-being) without mentioning neither God nor […]

Mysticism Scale

Developed by R. W. Hood Jr. in 1975 in an attempt to construct and initially validate a method to measure mystic experiences. [TABLE=27] The scale can be downloaded here

Religious Problem-solving Scale

Developed by Pargament et al and published in 1988. Differentiates between three coping stategies: the deferring method, the collaborative method and the sef-directive method. [TABLE=26] The scale kan be downloaded here

Self Actualization Index

The scale consists of 15 items related to self actualization. It’s based on ”The Personal Orientation Inventory”, one of the most acknowledged methods for measuring self actualization. For more information click here [TABLE=25] The scale can be downloaded here

Rejection of Christianity Scale

(Greer & Francis, 1992) The scale was developed to measure negative attitudes towards Christianity, even though the word ‘religion’ is used in the scale. The scale was standardized in an irish Catholic/Protestant population. [TABLE=24] The scale can be downloaded here

Religious Concept Survey

Adjective rating of God. Developed by Gorsuch in 1968 to get deeper than just asking: do you believe in God? The participant will rate a number of characteristics (absolute, forgiving, weak etc.) to determine wich qualities the individual connects to God. The test kan be used with all religions, where many can say if they […]

Purpose in Life Test

Developed by Crumbaugh in 1964 to test Victor Frankl’s concepts from logotherapy. The test consists of 20 items wich focus on the need for purpose and meaning in life. It has been used on patients with acute leukaemia in a late state of disease. [TABLE=23] The scale can be downloaded here

Spiritual Maturity Index

Developed to measure religious maturity in people with different religious and spiritual beliefs. Compared to intrinsic/extrinsic scala and quest scale this index gives the strongest indicator for the degree of adaption in the spirituality. Click here for more information. [TABLE=22] The scale can be downloaded here