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Religion, orientation, belief systems, gender, discrimination


Gender and Sexuality | Religion | Social and Behavioral Sciences


Past studies have drawn relationships between religious orientation and subjects' likelihood to discriminate against other groups. Research has shown that individuals with the Intrinsic and Extrinsic religious orientations are more likely to discriminate, and those holding the Quest orientation towards religion are less likely to discriminate. This study was designed to determine how the Intrinsic, Internal, Extrinsic, External, and Quest orientations affect attitudes towards women. Also, it was proposed that those holding fundamentalist views towards religion would have dysfunctional personal attributional styles, while those with the Quest orientation towards religion would have functional attributional styles. No significant relationships were found with any of the measures.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Religious Studies