A university requires a faith based orientation course focused on religious commitment. Effectiveness data collected and analyzed for this orientation course data indicates that the orientation increases students’ intrinsic religious motives. The researcher is interested to know if students’ intrinsic religious motives are related to their faith development. The researcher develops the following research question and asks you to analyze the data to answer it: What is the relationship between university students’ intrinsic religious commitment as measured by the Religious Orientation Scale–Revised (Gorsuch & McPherson, 1989) subscale and faith development as measured by the Faith Development Scale (FDS; Leak, Loucks, & Bowlin, 1999)? If a relationship is found between these variables, then the university may explore the possibility of adding a faith development piece to their orientation and data collection.
The question belongs to Statistics and it discusses about measuring students’ intrinsic religious commitment with the introduction of faith based orientation course in a university.
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