Religious Life Inventory, 1987
SummaryThe Computer Administered Panel Study (CAPS) collected demographic, personality, attitudinal, and other social psychological data from annual samples of University of North Carolina undergraduates from 1983 through 1988. Respondents spent 60 to 90 minutes per week for 20 weeks during the academic year answering questions via computer terminals. In their comparison of demographic and academic variables, researchers found few significant differences between respondents and the general undergraduate population. This dataset contains the Religion Life Inventory, which consists of three scales: External, Internal, and Interactional. Additional information about the survey can be found in the Odum Institute's electronic archive.
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Data FileCases: 95
Weight Variable: None
Funded ByThe Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
Collection ProceduresEach year of the study, a random sample of registered University of North Carolina undergraduates was invited to attend an orientation session about the project. From those who attended and signed up to participate, 96 (half males and half females) were chosen on the basis of scheduling compatibility. Each week for 20 weeks, respondents spent 60 to 90 minutes during the academic year answering questions via computer terminals. Respondents were paid a base rate of $4 to $5 per completed weekly session and an average of $2 per session more in rewards and bonuses, including a chance at a substantial end-of-year bonus designed to keep subject attrition low. Data presented here were taken from 1986, 1987 and 1988. This information about the survey was taken from the Odum Institute's summary of the CAPS program.
Principal InvestigatorsThe Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
Related PublicationsC. Daniel Batson, Patricia Schoenrade, and W. Larry Ventis. 1993. Religion and the Individual: A Social-Psychological Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press.
Notes: CITATIONWhen citing this study, the following information should be included:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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