Title

Filipino college students’ attitudes towards religion: An analysis of the underlying factors

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Theology and Religious Education

Document Type

Article

Source Title

Religions

Volume

9

Issue

3

Publication Date

3-17-2018

Abstract

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. © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland,

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Digitial Object Identifier (DOI)

10.3390/rel9030085

Disciplines

Religion

Keywords

College students—Religious life--Philippines; College students—Philippines—Attitudes

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