An investigation of the relationship between Christian religious ideology and identity achievement in selected university students Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a relationship between identity achievement and Christian religious ideology in selected university students attending Oregon State University. The sample consisted of two hundred and forty-nine students enrolled during the winter quarter 1978 in Psychology and Education courses. The respondents were given a Self Descriptive Inventory consisting of a religious scale (devised by the investigator), the Henry-Sims Identity Scale and Rosenberg's self-esteem scale. Each student was given a questionnaire (consisting of ninety-one responses to complete. The responses were scored and put on keypunched cards and analyzed on Cyber #3 Network Operating System (NOS) for the statistical package for the social sciences. Six hypotheses related to identity achievement and Christian religious ideology were tested, using a step wise multiple regression analysis (which yields a correlation coefficient), analysis of variance and Newman Keuls for comparisons which were made between sex, age, religious affiliations and academic majors. The .05 level of confidence was chosen for all statistical analysis. The following null hypotheses were examined: 1. There is no significant relationship between identity achievement and Christian religious ideology. (Rejected) 2. There is no significant relationship between ego career and Christian religious ideology. (Rejected) 3. There is no significant relationship between ego group and Christian religious ideology. (Rejected) 4. There is no significant relationship between ego self and Christian religious ideology. (Retained) 5. There is no significant relationship between ego effect and Christian religious ideology. (Retained) 6. There is no significant relationship between self esteem and Christian religious ideology. (Retained) The author concluded that there is a relationship between certain aspects of Christian religious ideology and identity achievement and two of its subfactors. This conclusion was made as a result of rejecting three null hypotheses: practice, experience and intrinsic dimensions correlated significantly (P < . 05) with identity achievement; ego career was correlated significantly (P < . 05) with knowledge and practice; and ego group correlated significantly with experience (P < . 05), practice (P < . 05), and belief (P < . 05). The author recommended a replication of this study using a personal interview in conjunction with the instruments in this study for analysis and comparison. Another important recommendation is the usage of an open-ended religious questionnaire which would include diverse religious groups. These two recommendations were made with the thought that they might prove helpful in further understanding the impact of a religious ideology in the life of the young person. This study must be considered with the following limitations: 1. The extent to which the instruments used accurately measure what they purport to measure may have a limiting influence on the study. 2. The study is limited to students who identify themselves as Christians. 3. Uncontrolled variables as motivation, interest, present emotional state, and other extraneous variables. 4. Limited to Oregon State University's students enrolled in Psychology courses 201, 202, and 314 and Education 309A, 311A and 311C classes. 5. Limited to students who are from 17 to 24 years of age.
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