Confirming the factor structure of the Francis Psychological type Scales (FPTS) among a sample of Anglican clergy in Wales

V. John Payne, Christopher Alan Lewis, Leslie J. Francis

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    Abstract

    The Francis Psychological Type Scales were designed to provide a fresh conceptualisation and operationalisation of the four constructs underpinning psychological type theory (introversion–extraversion, sensing–intuition, thinking–feeling, judging–perceiving) in a way accessible for self-report surveys within church congregations and among religious leaders. The present study tests the factor structure of this instrument among 364 Anglican clergy serving in the Church in Wales. The varimax rotated solution with Kaiser normalisation recovered the hypothesised location of 39 of the 40 pairs of items across four factors with factor weightings above.38. The Francis Psychological Type Scales are commended for use.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)628-637
    Number of pages10
    JournalMental Health, Religion and Culture
    Volume24
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2021

    Keywords

    • clergy studies
    • factor structure
    • Francis Psychological type Scales
    • Psychological type

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