Comparison of 4 Basic Dimension of Religiousness Scale (4BDRS) and Fowler’s Stages of Faith for Psychology of Religion Research in Indonesia

Differences, Recent Updates, and Implications

Authors

  • Lindawati Lindawati Pendidikan Agama Kristen, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia
  • Ihan Martoyo Universitas Pelita Harapan; Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Reformed Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24854/ijpr585

Keywords:

Dimensions of religiousness, Stages of Faith, Indonesia, Religiosity

Abstract

A lot of studies in psychology of religion have been conducted in Indonesia, however not many used tested theoretical frameworks. In this short review, two theories that are growing in international research and received considerable attention in psychology of religion studies in Indonesia, will be surveyed and compared. The 4 Basic Dimensions of Religiousness Scale (Saroglou) provides a multidimensional approach to religiousness that involves the aspects of: (1) Cognitive (Believing), (2) Affective (Bonding), (3) Behavior, and (4) Community (Belonging). On the other side, Fowler’s Stages of Faith offers a framework to discuss the psychological structure that becomes the vessel for religious manifestation at a certain faith stage apart from the content of a specific faith. This survey and comparison will help provide options for more systematic research on psychology of religion with a more tested theoretical framework in Indonesia.

Published

2022-03-08

How to Cite

Lindawati, L., & Martoyo, I. (2022). Comparison of 4 Basic Dimension of Religiousness Scale (4BDRS) and Fowler’s Stages of Faith for Psychology of Religion Research in Indonesia: Differences, Recent Updates, and Implications. Indonesian Journal for The Psychology of Religion, 1(2), 79–96. https://doi.org/10.24854/ijpr585

Issue

Section

Literature Review