religion, devotion, personality, Pearson correlation, religious bias
Measures of religious devoutness, impression management, and personality adjustment were administered to 178 undergraduate students. Pearson correlations were computed. Greater devoutness (intrinsic religiousness) was associated with more religious and existential well-being, self-control, and social desirability, and with less self-monitoring. Consistent with previous research, the weak positive relation between religious devoutness and social desirability did not generalize to other impression management measures. Evidence which suggests that the relation between religious devoutness and social desirability may be an artifact of religious bias was discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Richards, P.S. (1994). Religious devoutness and impression management in college students. Journal of Research in Personality, 28, 14-26.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Richards, P. Scott, "Religious Devoutness, Impression Management, and Personality Functioning in College Students" (1994). Faculty Publications. 3864.
Journal of Research in Personality
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education
Academic Press, Inc.
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