Fieldwork in Religion, Vol 1, No 1 (2005)

Psychological Types of Male and Female Lay Church Leaders in England, Compared with United Kingdom Population Norms

Leslie J. Francis
Issued Date: 10 Feb 2007


A sample of 322 evangelical lay church leaders completed Form G (Anglicized) of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Among the female church leaders extraversion and introversion were equally represented. There were preferences for sensing over intuition, for feeling over thinking, and for judging over perceiving. Among the male church leaders there were preferences for introversion over extraversion, intuition over sensing, for thinking over feeling, and for judging over perceiving. The type preferences of the current samples were statistically analysed in comparison with the United Kingdom population norms (Kendall, 1998). It was found that evangelical lay church leaders differ from the United Kingdom population in a number of significant ways; most notably, intuitive types are significantly over-represented among both male and female evangelical lay church leaders compared to the United Kingdom population norms.

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DOI: 10.1558/firn.v1i1.69

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