How to cite: Śliwak, J., Wiechetek, M., Zarzycka, B., Bartczuk, R. B. (2017). The faces of religiosity in Poland. Annals of Psychology, 20(1), 21-29. DOI: 10.18290/rpsych.2017.20.1-1en


Abstract: The phenomenon of religiosity is increasingly often explored by representatives of various scientific disciplines. This is particularly noticeable in the field of the psychology of religion. The issues of human religiosity have been attracting an increasing amount of interest among Polish scholars. The present article presents the main trends illustrating the development of interest in the phenomenon of religiosity in the field of psychology. Both Polish and international contexts are considered. Additionally, the papers included in the special issue of Roczniki Psychologiczne (Annals of Psychology) are outlined. The special issue is devoted to the problems addressed by Polish psychologists interested in the phenomenon of human religiosity.

Keywords: psychology of religion; religiosity; interest in religiosity; psychology of religion in



How to cite: Chaim, W. (2017). The theory of psychological types in the psychology of religion and spirituality. Annals of Psychology, 20(1), 47-62. DOI: 10.18290/rpsych.2017.20.1-2en


Abstract: The main objective of this paper is to present the current state of empirical research on the application of the theory of Jungian types to the psychology of religion and spirituality, pointing out the necessity of broadening them by including Polish context. The paper presents an outline of this theory and the methods of studying these types (MBTI, KTS, FPTS) used in religion and spirituality. Next, the author presents the results of research on the relation between aspects of the theory of psychological types and the religiosity variables, prayer, and spirituality of individuals as well as groups and centers connected with religion and spirituality. The paper concludes with comments concerning the most important empirical findings and their value for science and practice. A need for research aimed at the verification and generalization of the obtained results with reference to the modern reinterpretations of Jung’s theory and methods of studying personality is also pointed out.

Keywords: psychological types; religiosity; Christian spirituality.


How to cite: Gołąb, A. (2017). Belief and unbelief in God among Polish scholars and their views on the relationship between science and religion. Annals of Psychology, 20(1), 81-97.  DOI: 10.18290/rpsych.2017.20.1-3en


Abstract: The paper presents selected results of a study on the religious views of 279 Polish scholars with a doctoral or higher degree. The percentage of scholars who declared belief in God was 56.3%. The four groups with the highest indices were chemists (80%), geographers and Earth scientists (76.2%), mathematicians and information technology specialists (73.1%), and medical scientists (64.5%). A small proportion of respondents (6.5%) chose the following option: “I don’t believe in a personal God but I believe in a higher power of some kind.” The percentages of atheists and agnostics were 18.3% and 7.2%, respectively. The subjects’ views on the relationship between science and religion were categorized according to the Barbour’s typology (Barbour, 1990). The largest proportion of the subjects (41.9%) denied the inevitability of conflict between science and religion; 13% held the opposite view. Some scholars (19.6%) expressed the view that science and religion should be treated as independent areas of inquiry. The relationship of dialog seemed to be the best form of their coexistence to 2% respondents, while 3.6% were in favor of the cooperation of science and religion in building a comprehensive worldview.

Keywords: Polish scholars; worldview; belief in God; science–religion relationship.


How to cite: Zarzycka, B., Ziółkowska, D., Śliwak, J. (2017). Religious support and religious struggle as predictors of quality of life in Alcoholics Anonymous: Moderation by duration of abstinence.  Annals of Psychology, 20(1), 121-142. DOI: 10.18290/rpsych.2017.20.1-4en


Abstract: The aim of the study was to analyze the connection between religious comfort and struggle and quality of life in Alcoholics Anonymous. The interaction effect of the length of abstinence and religious variables on the quality of life was tested as well. The participants were 100 members of an Alcoholics Anonymous group. We used the Religious Comfort and Strain Scale by Yali, Exline, Wood, and Worthington and the Quality of Life Questionnaire for Adults by Schalock and Keith. The correlation analysis showed that Religious Comfort correlated positively while fear–guilt and negative emotions towards God correlated negatively with quality of life in the AA group. Duration of abstinence played a moderating role: participants in the long abstinence period group with high religious comfort showed the highest level of quality of life.

Keywords: religious comfort; religious struggle; quality of life; Alcoholics Anonymous.


How to cite: Nowosielski, M., Bartczuk, R. P. (2017). A structural analysis of deconversion processes in adolescence: The construction of the Adolescent Deconversion Scale. Annals of Psychology, 20(1), 167-190. DOI: 10.18290/rpsych.2017.20.1-5en


Abstract: 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.


How to cite: Polak, J., Grabowski, D. (2017). Preliminary psychometric characteristics of the Polish version of the Religious Commitment Inventory-10 (RCI-10-PL) by Everett Worthington and colleagues. Annals of Psychology, 20(1), 213-234. DOI: 10.18290/rpsych.2017.20.1-6en


Abstract: The article presents the theoretical background and the psychometric properties of the Polish version of the Religious Commitment Inventory-10 (RCI-10-PL). Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted on two samples: 273 participants (Sample A) and 308 participants (Sample B). The results of the CFA showed an acceptable fit of empirical data to the one-factor and two-factor theoretical models, the latter model having a slightly better fit. Moreover, we obtained satisfactory values of the reliability coefficient. Cronbach alpha coefficients for the Polish version of the RCI scales ranged from .82 to .95. Test-retest reliability correlations ranged from .90 to .91 for a five-week interval between ratings. We also found positive correlations between specific dimensions of RCI-10-PL and religious attitudes, ethical sensibility, and focus on the achievement of harmony in life, which confirms the external validity of the instrument. The results of the analysis conducted on Polish samples are similar to the results obtained from American samples.

Keywords: religiosity; Polish version of the Religious Commitment Inventory-10 (RCI-10-PL); spirituality.

Autor: Ana Ivanova
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 19.09.2017, godz. 18:20 - Ana Ivanova