Master of Science (MS)
Counseling and Human Services
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
The Assessment of Religious Contexts (ARC) is a research instrument that seeks to measure the environment of a local church. The development of the ARC and initial studies of its reliability and validity comprise the present thesis. At the outset, the relevance and importance of the study are detailed. Next, pertinent literature is reviewed in environmental or ecological psychology. Specifically reviewed are areas of ecological assessment, church environment assessment, and other environmental assessments. Chapter three reports the methodology used to develop the ARC. Chapter 4 provides results concerning an estimate of the reliability and initial validity study. Chapter 5 includes the discussion of the results and areas for further research.
Assessment; Church; Context; Ecological; Environment; Religious; Tool
Social psychology; Religion
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Wilson, Lawrence Scott, "An assessment for religious contexts: An ecological assessment tool for church environments" (1999). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1086.