Das Multidimensionale Inventar zum religiös-spirituellen Befinden (MI-RSB) Normwerte für die österreichische Allgemeinbevölkerung

English title: The Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being (MI-RSWB): Norm values for the Austrian general population

Author(s): Human Friedrich Unterrainer - Andreas Fink -

Language: German

Type: Journal article

Year: 2015

Abstract

The Multidimensional Inventory for Religious/Spiritual Well-Being (MI-RSWB) was developed in the context of an interdisciplinary research project involving both clinical psychology and pastoral theology. Based on a multidimensional conceptualization of religious/spiritual well-being, six dimensions of immanent and transcendent well-being are covered by this inventory. The immanent dimensions are “Hope Immanent,” “Forgiveness” and “Experiences of Sense and Meaning.” The transcendent dimensions are, “General Religiosity,” “Hope Transcendent,” and “Connectedness.” At a global level the aggregated subscales provide a total score for “Religious/Spiritual Well-Being.” The inventory was first analyzed in a sample of university students and then validated using a sample of the general Austrian population. Subsequently, the MI-RSWB has been employed in several research projects dealing with the relevance of religiosity/spirituality in the context of mental health and coping. In this paper we provide age and gender specific norm values based on a non-clinical sample of the Austrian population.

Volume: 59

Issue: 1

From page no: 33

To page no: 44

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1026/0012-1924/A000077

Journal: Diagnostica (Göttingen)