The present study examined the relationship between religious orientation and schizotypal traits. One hundred and ninety-five English students completed measures of an intrinsic orientation towards religion, an extrinsic orientation towards religion and schizotypal personality traits. The results suggest that, among men, an intrinsic orientation towards religion accounts for unique variance in borderline personality, and, among women, an extrinsic social orientation towards religion accounts for unique variance in borderline personality and Paranoid and Suspiciousness aspects of the schizotypy personality. These findings demonstrate partial support for the suggestion that religiosity is related to schizotypal personality traits. However the relationship between religiosity and schizotypal personality traits seems to be gender specific, and applicable only to particular aspects of religiosity and schizotypal personality traits, and of a limited strength.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Personality and Individual Differences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2000|