Measuring Faith Maturity: Reassessing Valuegenesis and Development of a Denomination-Specific Scale
The Valuegenesis Faith-Maturity Scale and two related short-form scales developed for mainline Protestant use were evaluated for validity for Seventh-day Adventists. Inappropriate items were identified using statistical procedures and results from a survey of Adventist educators and pastors. New long- and short-form faith-maturity scales were developed. Different findings from adult/youth and grade-level comparisons using the five scales suggested that denomination-specific scale construction and validation are needed. The new long-form scale was very similar to one of the short-form scales constructed for mainline Protestant use and may be appropriate for other denominations. © 1993 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Journal of Research on Christian Education
Graduate Psychology and Counseling
Thayer, Jerome D., "Measuring Faith Maturity: Reassessing Valuegenesis and Development of a Denomination-Specific Scale" (1993). Faculty Publications. 2602.