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Psychological and theological predictors of environmental attitudes among a sample of UK churchgoers

Village, Andrew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2174-8822 (2020) Psychological and theological predictors of environmental attitudes among a sample of UK churchgoers. Journal of Empirical Theology. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper builds on previous studies of UK churchgoers by examining the factors that predict concern for the environment and willingness to make sacrifices to preserve it. A sample of 825 churchgoers from a range of denominations completed a questionnaire that contained items used to assess psychological preferences, biblical literalism, and a range of theological stances toward creation. Psychological variables show both direct and indirect effects on environmentalism that were in line with previous work by environmental psychologists. Indirect effects were related to the way that some psychological type preferences either shape biblical interpretation or are associated with religious conservatism. Religious affiliation had no direct effects on environmentalism, but did have indirect effects through literalism and religious conservatism. Beliefs about dominion and eschatology directly reduced concern, but dominion was also positively associated with stewardship, which emerged as the main promoter of both concern and sacrifice.

Item Type: Article
Status: In Press
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF698-698.9 Personality
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV4485-5099 Practical religion. The Christian life
School/Department: School of Humanities
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/4618

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