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Psychological type theory, femininity and the appeal of Anglo-Catholicism:A study among Anglican clergymen in England

Francis, Leslie J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2946-9980, Village, Andrew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2174-8822 and Voas, David (2020) Psychological type theory, femininity and the appeal of Anglo-Catholicism:A study among Anglican clergymen in England. Mental Health, Religion & Culture.

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Abstract

This study draws on psychological type theory as operationalised by the Francis Psychological Type Scales to test the hypothesis that, among Anglican clergymen, the appeal of the Anglo-Catholic tradition is connected with higher levels of psychological femininity. In this context preference for feeling in contrast with thinking is taken as an indication of psychological femininity. Drawing on data from 1,107 clergymen who participated in the Church Growth Research Project, comparison is made between 405 who identified as Evangelical Anglicans, 328 who identified as Anglo-Catholics, and 374 who identified as Broad Church Anglicans. While 47% of the Evangelicals identified as feeling types, the proportion rose to 60% among Anglo-Catholics. These data support the underlying thesis. However, the proportion rose even higher to 69% among Broad Church Anglicans. These data qualify the underlying thesis, and suggest that it is the Evangelical Anglican clergy who stand apart from a more pervasive appeal of Anglicanism connected with higher levels of psychological femininity.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This is an accepted version of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mental Health, Religion & Culture, on 20/08/2020 available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13674676.2020.1767557"
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2020.1767557
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF697-697.5 Differential psychology. Individuality. Self
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF698-698.9 Personality
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF795-839 Temperament. Character
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations > BX5011-5207 Church of England
School/Department: School of Science, Technology and Health
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/4698

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