The Religious Commitment Inventory-10 (RCI-10)

Author of Tool: 

Worthington, E. L., Jr., Wade, N. G., Hight, T. L., Ripley, J. S., McCullough, M. E., Berry, J. W., Schmitt, M. M., Berry, J. T., Bursley, K. H., & O’Conner, L.

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Worthington, E. L., Jr., Wade, N. G., Hight, T. L., Ripley, J. S., McCullough, M. E., Berry, J. W., Schmitt, M. M., Berry, J. T., Bursley, K. H., & O’Conner, L. (2003). The religious commitment inventory-10: Development, refinement, and validation of a brief scale for research and counseling. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 50, 84-96.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The Religious Commitment Inventory-10 (RCI-10) is a brief 10-item screening assessment of the level of one's religious commitment using a 5-point Likert rating scale from 1 ('Not at all true of me') to 5 ('Totally true of me'). It is a measure of the extent to which an individual adheres to his or her religious beliefs, values, and practices and whether he/she utilizes them in everyday living. RCI-10 examines intrapersonal religious commitment (6 items) and interpersonal commitment (4 items). An example of scale items include ypical items include, “I enjoy working in the activities of my religious organization” and “I enjoy spending time with others of my religious affiliation” from the Interpersonal subscale.

Background: 

Religious commitment refers to how much an individual is involved in his or her religion (Koenig et al., 2001). More precisely, a religiously committed person is supposed to “adhere to his or her religious values, beliefs, and practicies and use them in daily living” (Worthington et al., 2003, p. 85). The Religious Commitment Inventory-10 (RCI-10) is a valid instrument that aims to capture the interpersonal and intrapersonal commitment levels of the individual.

Psychometrics: 

Test validity and reliabilities and normative data are reported in Worthington et al. (2003).

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