Counseling, Psychology, & Special Education
School of Education
David L. Delmonico
William J. Casile
Catholic secular clergy, Counseling, Life satisfaction, Q methodology
Life satisfaction typologies among Roman Catholic secular clergy were studied using a Q methodological design. Using Q-Assessor, a web-based tool for Q methodological studies, 33 priests sorted and ranked 34 predetermined statements about their life satisfaction. By-person factor analysis and varimax rotation extracted three predominant category prototypes – pro-spirituals, professionals, and pro-relationals– representing three different views regarding the life satisfaction of clergy. The findings led to the creation of an explanatory model recognizing a multi-factorial pathway to understanding clergy life satisfaction.
Antony, R. (2018). Life Satisfaction Typologies among Roman Catholic Secular Clergy: A Q Methodological Investigation (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1454