Pastoral Psychology

, Volume 53, Issue 5, pp 483–497

Dogmatism, Religion, and Psychological Type

  • Christopher F. J. Ross
  • Leslie J. Francis
  • Charlotte L. Craig

DOI: 10.1007/s11089-005-2587-9

Cite this article as:
Ross, C.F.J., Francis, L.J. & Craig, C.L. Pastoral Psychol (2005) 53: 483. doi:10.1007/s11089-005-2587-9


A sample of 422 female undergraduate students, attending a university-sector college in Wales specialising in teacher education and liberal arts subjects, completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator together with the Troldahl-Powell Dogmatism Scale. The data demonstrated that higher dogmatism scores are most clearly associated with sensing rather than intuition. Higher dogmatism scores are also associated with extraversion rather than introversion, and with judging rather than perceiving. No significant difference in dogmatism scores were found between thinking and feeling.


dogmatism psychological type religiosity students 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher F. J. Ross
    • 1
  • Leslie J. Francis
    • 2
    • 3
    • 5
  • Charlotte L. Craig
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Religion and CultureWilfred Laurier UniversityWaterloo, OntarioCanada
  2. 2.Welsh National Centre for Religious EducationLondon
  3. 3.University of WalesUK
  4. 4.Welsh National Centre for Religious EducationUniversity of WalesUK
  5. 5.Welsh National Centre for Religious EducationUniversity of Wales, BangorWalesUK