Development of the Spiritual Narrative Questionnaire.
The current study describes the development of a theoretically-based assessment tool including five domains of psycho-spiritual functioning: Integrated Faith Ownership, Spiritual Community, Spiritual Struggles, Secure Attachment to God, and Gut-level Emotional Response to God. Using self-report and narrative-based methods of analysis, this tool provides access to both explicit and implicit spiritual functioning that is more thorough than measures relying exclusively on self-report and more efficient than extant narrative-based measures. The article describes the process of developing and refining questions and coding criteria. Psychometric tests for inter-rater reliability, goodness of fit, internal consistency, and external validity are presented. Limitations and applications of the instrument are discussed.
Psychology and religion; Psychodiagnostics; Psychological tests
Journal of Psychology and Christianity
Wang, David C. and Hall, Todd W., "Development of the Spiritual Narrative Questionnaire." (2017). Faculty Articles & Research. 352.