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Measuring Communities of Faith: A Preliminary Investigation

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Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward. 2013. "Measuring Communities of Faith: A Preliminary Investigation." Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, 25(3): 258-276.

The purpose of this study is to estimate a higher-order confirmatory factor model of communities of faith that consists of two tiers. Seven dimensions of church-based social support make up the first tier including emotional support received from rank-and-file church members as well as emotional support received from a pastor. It is hypothesized that these first-order constructs are driven by a higher-order latent variable that denotes a community of faith. The data reveal that emotional support represents the way in which a community of faith is most likely to be manifest while tangible support is a less critical component.

DOI:10.1080/15528030.2013.767767 (Full Text)

PMCID: PMC3768157. (Pub Med Central)

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