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dc.contributor.authorGurney, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorMcKeown, Shelley
dc.contributor.authorChurchyard, Jamie
dc.contributor.authorHowlett, Neil
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-09T14:30:37Z
dc.date.available2014-01-09T14:30:37Z
dc.date.issued2013-11
dc.identifier.citationGurney , D , McKeown , S , Churchyard , J & Howlett , N 2013 , ' Believe it or not : Exploring dogmatism and different belief structures across non-religious groups ' , Personality and Individual Differences , vol. 55 , no. 8 , pp. 936-940 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.471
dc.identifier.issn0191-8869
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 2652279
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84884499554
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-6502-9969/work/32402284
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/12510
dc.description.abstractPersonality and dogmatic thinking within religious individuals have been examined by previous research, but neglected for non-religious individuals. In this experiment, we distinguish between two types of non-religious groups; those who ascribe themselves to an identity (atheists) and those who do not (no beliefs in particular). A total of 103 non-religious individuals (36% atheists and 64% with no particular beliefs) completed an online questionnaire measuring dogmatism and openness traits, with an additional Christian group (n = 91) serving as a control. After confirming a relationship between identity salience and dogmatism, and validating a measure of dogmatism (DOG) in both non-religious groups, we note key personality differences between the two. Those with no beliefs in particular demonstrated a traditional negative correlation between openness and dogmatism (along with Christians) while these variables correlated positively for atheists (in particular, on ‘unconventionality’). This study is the first to establish differences between the relationship of dogmatism and openness within non-religious populations and explain these differences through group identity. Thus, identity strength and group belief systems are suggested to be key contributors to observed group differences between non-religious individualsen
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofPersonality and Individual Differences
dc.rightsOpen
dc.subjectnon-religious
dc.subjectatheism
dc.subjectdogmatism
dc.subjectsocial identity
dc.subjectopenness
dc.titleBelieve it or not : Exploring dogmatism and different belief structures across non-religious groupsen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology
dc.contributor.institutionApplied and Practice-based Research
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionBehaviour Change in Health and Business
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology of Movement
dc.contributor.institutionWeight and Obesity Research Group
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.description.versiontypeFinal Accepted Version
dcterms.dateAccepted2013-11
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