The internal consistency reliability and concurrent validity of the 9-item Short Index of Mystical Orientation (SIMO) are established in relation with the parent 21-item Mystical Orientation Scale (MOS) among a sample of 1,468 Roman Catholic priests.
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Francis, L.J., Louden, S.H. A Short Index of Mystical Orientation (SIMO): A Study Among Roman Catholic Priests. Pastoral Psychology 53, 49–51 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1023/B:PASP.0000039325.40451.65
- Mystical Orientation Scale (MOS)
- Short Index of Mystical Orientation (SIMO)
- mystical experiences of Roman Catholic priests