Very little research has analyzed the conjunction of religion and self-disclosure. Following the previous research conducted by Gregory II, Pomerantz, Pettibone, and Segrist (2008), in which results showed that participants were more willing to seek treatment from a psychologist who identified with one of three major religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism), as opposed to a psychologist who identified as an atheist, this study also aimed to focus on the impact of a therapist’s religion on prospective clients. While remaining true to the previous study, this experiment not only looked to expose the client’s preference towards therapists’ religion, it equally accounted for the degree of devotion to said religion influencing the client’s choice of therapy. Results concluded that different from that of the Gregory et al., (2008) study, participants were just as willing to seek treatment from a psychologist who identified as atheist as they were from a psychologist who identified with one of the three major religions, regardless of participant religiosity or the religiosity of the therapist. Implications of these findings suggest that regardless of psychologists’ religion or religiosity, self-disclosure of such is of no significance.
|Commitee:||Pettibone, Jonathan, Segrist, Daniel|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Religion, Psychology, Clinical psychology|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be