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On the Relationship of Value Priorities with the Centrality of Religiosity and a Variety of Religious Orientations and Emotions

  • In this study, the relationship between religiosity and value priorities is differentiated, based on a multidimensional model of religiosity (Structure-of-Religiosity-Test). The structure of values is conceptualized using Shalom H. Schwartz’s two orthogonal dimensions of self-transcendence vs. self-enhancement and openness to change vs. conservation. The relationship between these two dimensions and the centrality of religiosity, seven religious orientations, seven emotions toward God, and three political orientations were tested with a correlational analysis in a sample of members of Abrahamic religions, the non-denominational, and organized secularists in Switzerland (n = 1093). The results show, that different values are preferred (self-direction, universalism, benevolence, tradition, security, and power values) depending on the content of the religious orientations and emotions toward God. The results indicate the importance of the content of religious orientations and emotions for predicting value-loaded behaviors.

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Author:Carsten Gennerich, Stefan Huber
Publisher:MDPI Open Access Journals
Document Type:Working Paper
Publishing Institution:Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg
Release Date:2023/01/24
Year of Completion:2021
Tag:religiosity; values; emotions toward God; spirituality; religious fundamentalism
GND Keyword:Religion
Issue:Religions 2021, 12(3)
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DDC class:100 Philosophie und Psychologie / 100 Philosophie
Open Access:Ja
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International