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Extrinsic and intrinsic of religiosity in crosscultural perspective

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.03.00  Social sciences  Sociology   

Code Science Field
S263  Social sciences  Social psychology 
Religion, sociology, psychology, crosscultural studies
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Researchers (7)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  05858  PhD Andrej Fištravec  Sociology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  381 
2.  12125  PhD Sergej Flere  Sociology  Head  2004 - 2007  502 
3.  13130  PhD Jana Goriup  Sociology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  997 
4.  22637  PhD Miran Lavrič  Sociology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  343 
5.  19944  PhD Kristijan Musek Lešnik  Psychology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  349 
6.  21809  PhD Bojan Musil  Psychology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  352 
7.  27801  PhD Andrej Naterer  Anthropology  Researcher  2006  232 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0589  University of Maribor, Faculty of Education  Maribor  5089638013  12,935 
The concept of extrinsic and intrinsic religiosity represents one of the most important contemporary approaches in understanding religion and religiosity, including its structure, social functions and personality aspects. Several studies have confirmed the methodological validity, as well as wide explanatory potential of this concept. In spite of that, until now almost no substantive research in terms of crosscultural comaprative study has been carried out. A recent investigation conducted by Ralph Hood and collaborators (Hood et. all, 2001) has in some ways put the mentioned concept in a crosscultural perspective, combining results from Muslim Iranian and Christian American sample. Yet, because of (predominantly methodologicaly oriented) nature of the study, serious quantitative crosscultural comparisons were not possible or even attempted at. The aim of our project is to proceed from this point and conduct a crosscultural study of the presence, functioning and wider social and personality aspects of extrinsic and intrinsic religiosity (including the comparison of related concepts at a more specific level). The empirical part of our research will be based on a survey of student populations from five different cultural and religious backgrounds (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan, Serbia, Slovenia and the USA).
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