Previous research has looked at religiosity and attempted to better understand it's relationship with mental well being. Research on the relationship between anxiety, religiosity and guilt has produced widely differing results. The present study explored the possibility of an interaction between state anxiety and type of religiosity on guilt feelings. Three-hundred-eight participants were measured for state anxiety, type of religiosity (intrinsic or extrinsic) and guilt level. Results initially did not indicate significant interaction; however a large number of participants were noted to be atheist and agnostic. When the 170 participant religious sample was isolated from the non religious participants, a significant interaction was found between state anxiety and intrinsic religiosity on guilt. Explanations for this are discussed, looking at the possible effect that a large number of atheists and agnostics had on the primary sample, as well as discussing ideas for future research.
|Advisor:||Brown, Danice L.|
|Commitee:||Pettibone, Jonathan C., Segrist, Daniel J.|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 52/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychology, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||Anxiety, Guilt, Religiosity|
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