Nurturing and mythus bearing in clergy work motivation

The nature of Protestant clergy work motivation has been unclear. Attempts at clarification by clinical, sociological, and theological investigators have not been generally accepted. This study hypothesized that positive clergy motivation is based upon a preference for anurturing orientation to life...

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Published in:Journal of religion and health
Main Author: Mehl, L. Guy
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Springer Science + Business Media B. V. [1979]
In: Journal of religion and health
Year: 1979, Volume: 18, Issue: 1, Pages: 29-37
Further subjects:B Task Rate
B Satisfaction Level
B Specific Hypothesis
B Type Indicator
B Work Task
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Summary:The nature of Protestant clergy work motivation has been unclear. Attempts at clarification by clinical, sociological, and theological investigators have not been generally accepted. This study hypothesized that positive clergy motivation is based upon a preference for anurturing orientation to life and upon satisfaction achieved inmythus-bearing work tasks. One hundred and five parish ministers of a United Church of Christ Conference in the Middle Atlantic states were given the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Work Task Rating Sheet. Responses were evaluated according to preferences for feeling and thinking orientations and according to satisfaction levels in the performance of work tasks. Although three of four specific hypotheses were not supported by statistically significant results, enough support was found fornurturing preference and satisfaction inmythus bearing to warrant further study of these concepts.
ISSN:1573-6571
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of religion and health
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/BF01533276