Factorial Validity of the Faith Development Scale

  title={Factorial Validity of the Faith Development Scale},
  author={Gary K. Leak},
  journal={The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion},
  pages={123 - 131}
  • G. Leak
  • Published 29 April 2008
  • Psychology
  • The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
The Faith Development Scale (FDS; Leak, Loucks, & Bowlin, 1999) is a brief, global measure of religious maturity derived explicitly from Fowler's (1981) influential theory of faith development. A great deal of prior research exists to support its construct validity. It has not, however, undergone a rigorous examination of its factorial validity as part of the overall construct validation process. This research examines the factorial validity of the FDS through the evaluation of two plausible… 
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