God-mediated control, religiousness, attributes of god and of the ideal religious life
Journal/Book: Psychol Rep. 1999; 84: P O Box 9229, Missoula, MT 59807, USA. Psychological Reports. 585-586.
Abstract: Among 79 students the ones who scored higher on Berrenberg's (1987) God-mediated Control Scale rated themselves as more religious (r=.85). They also endorsed ''knowing my God'' as more important for the ideal religious life than ''believing the right things.'' ''Doing the right things'' was even less important to them. God-mediated control and ''knowing my God'' correlated with rating God as understanding, forgiving, and helpful, whereas ''believing the right things'' was associated only with the attribute of helpful. ''Doing the right things'' correlated with none of these attributes of God The roles of believing and doing require further exploration.
Note: Article Westman A, Eastern Michigan Univ, Dept Psychol, Ypsilanti,MI 48197 USA
Keyword(s): BELIEF; SCALE