Analiza strukturalna procesów dekonwersji w okresie dojrzewania – konstrukcja Skali Dekonwersji Adolescentów

Mirosław Nowosielski, Rafał P. Bartczuk

Abstract


A structural analysis of deconversion processes in adolescence: The construction of the Adolescent Deconversion Scale

The presence of spiritual and religious changes in adolescence is strongly supported by the existing theory and research. In the present article we propose to apply a deconversion-based approach to the exploration of religious crisis in adolescence. Streib developed the theory of deconversion in the context of the growing interest in atheism and apostasy. In the proposed approach, deconversion processes comprise all changes in personal religiosity that involve a departure from the current ways of manifesting religiosity. Drawing on Streib’s theory, on the basis of research conducted on 323 people, we constructed the Adolescent Deconversion Scale. Analyses revealed the existence of four dimensions, which we interpreted as: (1) abandoning faith, (2) withdrawal from the community, (3) experiencing transcendental emptiness, and (4) moral criticism. The reliability and validity of the new method were assessed and found to be acceptable.


Keywords


deconversion; adolescence; spiritual transformation; Adolescent Deconversion Scale

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