Women Priests in the Church of England: Psychological Type Profile
AbstractThis study employed psychological type theory and measurement to explore the psychological profile of women priests ordained in the Church of England. A sample of 83 Anglican clergywomen in England completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The data demonstrated clear preferences for introversion (63%) over extraversion (37%), for intuition (60%) over sensing (40%), for feeling (76%) over thinking (24%), and for judging (55%) over perceiving (45%). In terms of dominant types, 37% were dominant feelers, 31% dominant intuitives, 23% dominant sensers, and 8% dominant thinkers. These findings are discussed to illuminate the preferred ministry styles of Anglican clergywomen in England and to highlight the significant differences between the psychological type profile of clergywomen and the UK female population norms.
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Francis, L.J.; Robbins, M.; Whinney, M. Women Priests in the Church of England: Psychological Type Profile. Religions 2011, 2, 389-397.
Francis LJ, Robbins M, Whinney M. Women Priests in the Church of England: Psychological Type Profile. Religions. 2011; 2(3):389-397.Chicago/Turabian Style
Francis, Leslie J.; Robbins, Mandy; Whinney, Michael. 2011. "Women Priests in the Church of England: Psychological Type Profile." Religions 2, no. 3: 389-397.