Fifty‐nine Israeli men who had switched to Orthodox Judaism and fifty‐nine Israeli men who remained secular were the experimental and control groups of this study. The two groups, matched for several personal background variables, were interviewed and then filled out a biographical inventory and two questionnaires. Thirty measures were extracted and the two groups were compared on them. Significant differences were found in 14 of the measures. Those who had turned Orthodox showed higher scores on the F scale, and less identification with their parents. They were also lower in self‐esteem and level of aspirations, and higher in their readiness to seek help. The findings are mostly consistent with results of research in other times and places, as reported by other authors.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||International Journal of Psychology|
|State||Published - Feb 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Psychology (all)