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Filipino College Students’ Attitudes towards Religion: An Analysis of the Underlying Factors

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Theology & Religious Education Department, De La Salle University, Manila 0927, Philippines
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Christian Living Education Department, Holy Angel University, Angeles City 2009, Philippines
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Psychology Department, Holy Angel University, Angeles City 2009, Philippines
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College of Social Sciences & Philosophy, Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University, Bacolor 2001, Philippines
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School of Education, Holy Angel University, Angeles City 2009, Philippines
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Department of Psychology, Counseling and Special Education, Texas A&M-Commerce, TX 75429, USA
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Religions 2018, 9(3), 85; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9030085
Received: 18 January 2018 / Revised: 17 February 2018 / Accepted: 13 March 2018 / Published: 17 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Measures of Spirituality/Religiosity (2018))
In the last 50 years, measures of religious constructs have been the subject of much scientific attention. Cross-cultural considerations necessitate that empirical claims on assessments about religion are validated by local data. While religion is typically viewed in terms of spirituality and religiosity, recent empirical studies indicate a shift in the interpretation of these dimensions in a more diffused and relaxed appreciation. Building up from these developments, in the present research, we develop and test the structure and reliability of a scale to assess students’ attitudes towards religion. Using a sample (n = 2733) of college students from two provincial universities in the Philippines, we employed data reduction techniques to understand the underlying factor structure. The results showed a three-factor measure of attitudes towards religion. View Full-Text
Keywords: attitudes towards religion; Filipino students; religiosity; spirituality; self-report measure of religion attitudes towards religion; Filipino students; religiosity; spirituality; self-report measure of religion
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Baring, R.; Sarmiento, P.J.; Sibug, N.; Lumanlan, P.; Bonus, B.; Samia, C.; Reysen, S. Filipino College Students’ Attitudes towards Religion: An Analysis of the Underlying Factors. Religions 2018, 9, 85. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9030085

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Baring R, Sarmiento PJ, Sibug N, Lumanlan P, Bonus B, Samia C, Reysen S. Filipino College Students’ Attitudes towards Religion: An Analysis of the Underlying Factors. Religions. 2018; 9(3):85. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9030085

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Baring, Rito, Philip J. Sarmiento, Nestor Sibug, Paolo Lumanlan, Benita Bonus, Cristina Samia, and Stephen Reysen. 2018. "Filipino College Students’ Attitudes towards Religion: An Analysis of the Underlying Factors" Religions 9, no. 3: 85. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9030085

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