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International Journal of Practical Theology

Ed. by Couture, Pamela / Schröder, Bernd

Editorial Board Member: Dreyer, Jaco / Gräb, Wilhelm / Graham, Elaine / Grethlein, Christian / Hastings, Thomas John / Lefebvre, Solange / Mette, Norbert / Miller-McLemore, Bonnie / Mullino Moore, Mary Elizabeth / Nieman, James / Osmer, Richard / Schreiter, Robert / Schweitzer, Friedrich / Kwan Un, Joon / Ven, Johannes / Wolfteich, Claire

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Volume 15, Issue 2 (Dec 2011)

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The psychological type profile of Anglican churchgoers in England: compatible or incompatible with their clergy?

Leslie J. Francis
  • Warwick Religions & Education Research Unit, Institute of Education, The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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Abstract

In this study psychological type theory was employed to profile samples of 2,135 women and 1,169 men in the context of Anglican church services in England in order to establish how representative churchgoers are of the wider population and how compatible churchgoers are with their clergy. The women displayed preferences for sensing (82 %), feeling (70 %), and judging (85 %), with a balance between extraversion (51 %) and introversion (49 %). The men displayed preferences for introversion (62 %), sensing (78 %), thinking (58 %), and judging (86 %). These characteristics are compared with the United Kingdom population norms to establish the distinctiveness of Anglican churchgoers and compared with previously published data on Anglican clergy to establish the points of similarity, differences and potential tension between Anglican clergy and laity.

Zusammenfassung

In dieser Studie wurde anhand einer Stichprobe von 2135 Frauen und 1169 Männern eine psychologische Typentheorie – der Myer-Briggs-Typen-Indikator – genutzt, um zu überprüfen, inwiefern die Kirchenmitglieder der anglikanischen Kirche einerseits in dieser Hinsicht repräsentativ für die gesamte Bevölkerung sind und andererseits inwieweit sie mit ihren Geistlichen übereinstimmen. Bei den Frauen konnten Präferenzen im Bereich Sensing (82 %), Feeling (70 %) und Judging (85 %) und ein Gleichgewicht zwischen Extraversion (51 %) und Introversion (49 %) analysiert werden. Bei den Männern ließ sich eine Präferenz der Introversion (62 %), des Sensing (78 %) und Thinking (58 %) sowie Judging (86 %) messen. Im Vergleich zur Bevölkerung Groß Britanniens und den anglikanischen Geistlichen wurden dann die spezifischen Charakteristika der anglikanischen Kirchenmitglieder herausgearbeitet und Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede sowie potentielle Spannungen insbesondere zwischen den anglikanischen Geistlichen und den Laien beschrieben.

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Published in Print: 2011-12-01


Citation Information: International Journal of Practical Theology, ISSN (Online) 1612-9768, ISSN (Print) 1430-6921, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/IJPT.2011.036.

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