Burchard, Waldo W.||Chang, Dae H.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
The purpose of this study was to conduct an investigation into the relationship of intolerance of ambiguity and dogmatism to religiosity, age, sex and religious preference. A questionnaire which contained an intolerance of ambiguity scale, a dogmatism scale, a religiosity scale, and some demographic questions was administered to 403 students at Northern Illinois University. The following hypotheses were tested: (1) that there is a direct relationship between intolerance of ambiguity and religiosity; (2) that there is a direct relationship between dogmatism and religiosity; (3) that there is a direct relationship between intolerance of ambiguity and dogmatism; (4a) that Roman Catholics are significantly higher in intolerance of ambiguity than Protestants; (4b) that Roman Catholics are significantly higher in dogmatism than Protestants; (5a) that people who are high in intolerance of ambiguity will have a significantly lower mean age than people who are low in intolerance of ambiguity; (5b) that people who are high in dogmatism will have a significantly lower mean age than people who are low in dogmatism; (6a) that there will be no significant difference a between males end females with respect to their mean scores on the intolerance of ambiguity scale and (6b) that there will be no significant differences between males and females with respect to their mean scores on the dogmatism scale. The results of the present study verified hypotheses 1, 2, and 3 at the .01 confidence level. Hypotheses 6a and 6b were also verified at the .05 level of confidence. With respect to hypotheses 4a, 4b, 5a, and 5b, the differences between means were, in each ease, in the predicted direction! however# the differences were not significant at the .05 confidence level.
Grandpre, Albert James, "The relationship of intolerance of ambiguity and dogmatism to religiosity, age, sex, and religious preference" (1968). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6193.
vii, 88 pages
Northern Illinois University
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