Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The purpose of this study was to examine the potential interdependent relationships between religiosity, conservatism, social value orientation and philanthropy. Participants included members of four religious institutions. A non-experimental survey design was used gather information. Subjects were given a hypothetical task related to social value orientation, two scales of measurement related to religiosity and philanthropy and asked to self-identify their political orientation. Chi Square analysis identified a significant relationship between political orientation and social value orientation. A correlation was found between religiosity and philanthropy within the liberal sample, rather than in the suspected conservative sample. Additionally, a one-way analysis of variance revealed that there were no significant differences in attitudes towards philanthropy. Results provide support for models suggesting that religion promotes competing psychological stances: conservatism and a prosocial value orientation.
BF1 .M63 v. 18 no. 2 2013
"A study of religiosity and conservatismin relation to social value orientation and philanthropy,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 18
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol18/iss2/10