Assessment of Mental Health, Religion and Culture
The Development and Examination of Psychometric Measures
Assessment of mental health, religion and culture: The development and examination of psychometric measures focuses on questionnaires that are of practical value for researchers interested in examining the relationship between the constructs of mental health, religion, and culture.
Three particular areas of development and evaluation are represented within this volume: firstly, the psychometric properties of recently developed new questionnaires; secondly, the psychometric properties of established questionnaires that have been translated into other languages; and thirdly, the psychometric properties of questionnaires employed in various cultural contexts and religious samples. The research in this book is authored by a wide range of international scholars working on diverse samples and in a variety of different cultures. In doing so, the book facilitates future research in the area of mental health, religion, and culture. This book was originally published as two special issues of Mental Health, Religion & Culture.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Development and validation of Vikaras Hindi Scale 2. The psychometric properties of the Sahin-Francis Scale of Attitude towards Islam revised among Sunni students in Malaysia 3. Development and validation of the Buddhist Patience Questionnaire 4. Development and validation of Religious Attribution Scale: in association with religiosity and meaning in life among economically disadvantaged adolescents in Indonesia 5. Belief into Action Scale: psychometric properties of the Farsi version 6. Validation of Meaning in Life Questionnaire in Hindi (MLQ-H) 7. Urdu translation of the Sahin–Francis Scale of Attitude toward Islam Revised: a response and update to Francis, Tekke, and Robbins (2016) 8. A confirmatory factor analysis of the Spiritual Transcendence Index: assessing spirituality in a sample of Latino college students 9. Dreaming mystical experience among Christians and Hindus: the impact of culture, language, and religious participation on responses to the Dreaming Mysticism Scale 10. Psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the Belief into Action Scale 11. The psychometric properties of the Italian translation of the Purpose in Life Scale (PILS) in Italy among a sample of Italian adults 12. Effects of secularisation on the psychometric properties of the Post Critical Belief Scale 13. Meditative insight: validation of a French version of Ireland’s Insight Scale (2012) and exploration of relationships between meditative insight and perceived stress 14. Intrinsic and extrinsic religious orientation in Portuguese Catholics 15. Factor analysis and validation of the Brief Religious Coping Scale (Brief-RCOPE) in Iranian university students 16. The internal consistency reliability and construct validity of the Santosh–Francis Scale of Attitude toward Hinduism among students in India 17. Faith, spirituality, and values among Asian-American older adults: an exploratory factor analysis of the Multidimensional Measures of Religion and Spirituality 18. Religious experience and religious motivation among Catholic and mainstream Protestant churchgoers in Australia: testing and applying five short measures 19. Validating the Flourishing Scale and the Scale of Positive and Negative Experience in India 20. The measurement of attitude toward Islam in Pakistan – more positives than negatives?: a response to Hamid et al. (2016)
Christopher Alan Lewis is Professor of Psychology, and the Director of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre, at Glyndŵr University, Wrexham, United Kingdom. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russia. He is co-editor of the Mental Health, Religion & Culture journal.