Validity and Reliability of a Revised Scale of Attitude towards Buddhism (TSAB-R)
AbstractThe empirical properties of a revised 24-item instrument called the Thanissaro Scale of Attitude towards Buddhism (TSAB-R) designed to measure Buddhist affective religiosity are described. The instrument was tested on adolescents and teenagers in the UK. Discriminant validity of the instrument was found satisfactory in relation to Buddhist affiliation and content validity in relation to religious involvement with temple attendance, scripture reading, meditation, having had a religious or spiritual experience and religious style. Unlike Christians, for Buddhists, affective religiosity was found to vary independently from age and sex. The differential between heritage and convert religious style of Buddhism was linked to the perceived affective religiosity of the Buddhist features of the home shrine and bowing to parents. Factor analysis revealed two subscales within the instrument for intellectual and affective components. With confirmation of the validity and reliability of the revised scale, the instrument is commended for measurement of Buddhist affective religiosity with adults and children down to the age of 13 years. View Full-Text
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Thanissaro, P.N. Validity and Reliability of a Revised Scale of Attitude towards Buddhism (TSAB-R). Religions 2016, 7, 44.
Thanissaro PN. Validity and Reliability of a Revised Scale of Attitude towards Buddhism (TSAB-R). Religions. 2016; 7(5):44.Chicago/Turabian Style
Thanissaro, Phra N. 2016. "Validity and Reliability of a Revised Scale of Attitude towards Buddhism (TSAB-R)." Religions 7, no. 5: 44.
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