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Testing the factor structure of the Francis Psychological Type Scales (FPTS): a replication among Church of England clergy and laity

Village, Andrew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2174-8822 (2020) Testing the factor structure of the Francis Psychological Type Scales (FPTS): a replication among Church of England clergy and laity. Mental Health, Religion & Culture.

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Abstract

The factor structure of the Francis Psychological Type Scales (FPTS) was examined using structural equation modelling and confirmatory factor analysis on samples of 1522 clergy and 2474 laity from the Church of England. The study built on an earlier analysis that had suggested a four-dimensional structure for the FTPS that corresponded to the four dimensions of the psychological type model. Results confirmed that most items loaded satisfactorily on their intended dimension (orientation, perceiving, judging, or attitude to the outer world). Using maximum likelihood estimation may have overestimated the fit of models compared with using weighed least squares estimation, which was better suited to the binary categorical variables used in the instrument. The analysis identified a few items that may have contributed to the reduced fit of the four-dimensional model.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This is an accepted version of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mental Health, Religion & Culture, on 07/09/2020 available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13674676.2020.1780575"
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2020.1780575
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF698-698.9 Personality
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV659-683 Ministry. Clergy. Religious vocations
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV700-707 Parish. Congregation. The local church
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations > BX5011-5207 Church of England
School/Department: School of Humanities
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/4670

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