Title

Spiritual Assessment Inventory: A Theistic Model and Measure for Assessing Spiritual Development

Publication Date

6-2002

Abstract

The Spiritual Assessment Inventory (SAI) is a relationally-based measure designed to assess two dimensions of spiritual development: Awareness of God and Quality of Relationship with God. The present article reports the results of two studies: exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of a revised SAI, which replicated five factors, and a factor analysis of a revised SAI with a new Impression Management (IM) subscale. Results supported the factor structure of the SAI and the homogeneity of the IM scale. Correlations of the SAI subscales with the Spiritual Well-Being Scale, the Intrinsic/Extrinsic-Revised, the Bell Object Relations Inventory, the Defense Styles Questionnaire, and the Narcissistic Personality Inventory also supported the construct validity of the SAI. Two-step multiple regressions supported the incremental validity of the SAI. Suggestions for future research and implications for clinical use of the instrument are discussed.

Keywords

Object relations (Psychoanalysis)--Religious aspects--Christianity, etc.

Publication Title

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

Volume

41

Issue

2

First Page

341

Last Page

357

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