Militarism, religiosity and psychopathology: Subjective identification vs. structural affiliation

Clair K. Blong, Ronald W. Manderscheid, Michael L. Rustad

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The ninety-six item Canadian Peace Research Instrument designed to study war/peace attitudes and their ideological and personality correlates is replicated on nine distinct religious groups and seven additional social aggregates with known characteristics, e.g., military personnel, teachers, and policemen. Analyses indicate that 1) subjective religious identification specifies differently the relationship between orthodox religiosity, militarism, and personal psychopathology. than does structural affiliation, 2) denominationals do not differ from nondenominationals, and 3) the nonreligious score lower on the psychopathology and ideology sub-scales. This extends the contemporary debate between Eckhardt and Ray regarding the association between neuroticism and attitudes toward war.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-216
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Interactions
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations


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