Not a copyrighted scale
1. Koenig, H. (1994). Aging and God: Spiritual pathways to mental health in midlife and later years. New York: Hayworth Press, 1994.
2. Pargament, K., Cole, B., Vandecreek, L., Belavich, T., Brant, C., & Perez, L. (1999). The Vigil: Religion and the search for control in the hospital waiting room. Journal of Health Psychology, 4, 327-341.
To assess global religiosity among participants
Type of Measure
Composite. Items were selected from several studies examining religious coping.
Participants respond to several items inquiring about religious affiliation, regularity of attendance at religious services, frequency of prayer/meditation, and self-perceptions of religiosity and spirituality. All items are closed-choice. However, the item pertaining to religious affiliation allows respondents who select the “other” response option to write in a specific denomination.
Varies across questions.
Number of Items
- What is your religious affiliation or preference?
- How often do you attend religious practices?
- To what extent do you consider yourself to be a spiritual person?
Religiosity Sum Score: Calculate Z Scores for items 2, 3, 4, 5; then Sum Z scores
Religiosity Sum Score