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Assessing Religious Commitment and Satisfaction

The Religious Surrender and Attendance Satisfaction Scale

Cyphers, Natalie A.; Clements, Andrea D.

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000531
Feature: research/practice

ABSTRACT: Survey instruments have been developed to measure whether someone claims to be religious but do not address the degree to which someone is satisfied with their religious commitment. The Religious Surrender and Attendance Satisfaction Scale (RSASS) was revised to measure both a person's level of religious commitment and satisfaction with level of religious commitment. This study was conducted to determine initial validity for the satisfaction portion of the RSASS. Construct validity measures provided initial confirmation of the utility of RSASS as a measure of satisfaction with religious commitment, that can be used by nurses in practice and research.

Natalie A. Cyphers, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor and coordinator for the accelerated BSN program at DeSales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Her research focus includes religious commitment and maternal child health. She is a faith community nurse.

Andrea D. Clements, PhD, RN, is a professor and assistant chair in the Department of Psychology at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. She has studied the intersection of devout Christianity and health for a decade. She serves in a low-income area church plant.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Accepted by peer-review 2/8/2018.

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