Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 1306–1316 | Cite as

A Statistical Investigation of the Relationship Between Personal Attachment Style and Satisfaction with Evangelical Church Membership

Original Paper


The purpose of this study was to examine if parishioners’ relational attachment style influences their satisfaction with evangelical church membership. A sample of parishioners aged 18 and over completed the Relationship Questionnaire and the Congregation Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ), along with an accompanying demographic profile. The research design employed a one-way analysis of variance to determine if securely attached persons reported greater satisfaction with their evangelical church participation than those who reported preoccupied, dismissing, or fearful attachment. This study furthered existing research, suggesting that attachment style influences how people measure congregational satisfaction. In this study, securely attached individuals reported greater satisfaction, as measured by the CSQ, with their evangelical church membership than those who were not securely attached.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinical PsychologyWalden UniversityMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.PsychologyWalden UniversityMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Counseling and Special EducationYoungstown State UniversityYoungstownUSA

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