Richard Poll's Iron Rod-Liahona view of LDS religious orientation is addressed in a study of Utah and Illinois Mormons. Measures are developed, and discrete and continous scaling is examined. Of the demographic variables considered, only age influenced participants' Iron Rod-Liahona score. The measures are compared to the views of religious orientation held by Allport and Batson. Significant correlations exist between the Iron Rod- Liahona orientations and most of the traditionally used measures, with Allport's Extrinsic orientation being an exception.
Nielsen, Michael E.
"Religious Orientation Among Mormons,"
Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy: Vol. 17
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/irp/vol17/iss1/9