Title

Development of the Spiritual Narrative Questionnaire.

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Psychology and religion; Psychodiagnostics; Psychological tests

Publication Title

Journal of Psychology and Christianity

Volume

36

Issue

1

First Page

35

Last Page

50

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