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Temperament theory and congregation studies: different types for different services?

Robbins, M, Francis, L J and Wright, H (2016) Temperament theory and congregation studies: different types for different services? Practical Theology, 9 (1). pp. 29-45. ISSN 1756-073X

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Abstract

Temperament theory and psychological type theory provide a tool for assessing and interpreting the profile of church congregations. In this study the profiles of the three congregations (Ns = 43, 110, 43) at one Anglican church (given the pseudonym of Holy Trinity Church) are situated against the normative profile generated by the congregations at 140 Anglican churches (N = 3302). The data demonstrate that normative profile attracts a high proportion of the Epimethean Temperament at 72%. The two morning services at Holy Trinity Church replicated the profile at 65% and 74%. The evening service, however, attracted a significantly lower proportion of the Epimethean Temperament (47%) with a corresponding significantly higher proportion of the Apollonian Temperament. These findings support the view that individual churches are able to offer diverse provisions that generate congregations with distinctively different psychological profiles.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Social and Life Sciences
Depositing User: Hayley Dennis
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2018 15:12
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 15:12
URI: http://glyndwr.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/17327

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