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Longitudinal study of the experience of parochial ministry (1617)

Type of Data: Longitudinal study of the experience of parochial ministry (1617)

Faith Community: Christianity (Church of England, Church in Wales)

Date: 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2008, 2015

Geography: England and Wales

Sample Size: 275 (81% response in 1994)

Population: Clergy ordained as deacons in the Church of England and Church in Wales in 1994

Keywords: Baptism, Bible, burnout, churchmanship, clergy, confirmation, congregational expectations, curates, deacons, divorce, emotional exhaustion, Eucharist, extraversion, happiness, Holy Communion, inclusive language, job satisfaction, ministry, neuroticism, ordination of women, parish ministry, personality, priests, psychological type, psychoticism, remarriage in church, Resurrection, role priorities, sex role, support, theological college, training, Virgin Birth, women

Collection Method: Self-completion postal questionnaire

Collection Agency: Kelvin John Randall

Published Source:

  • Kelvin John Randall, 'The First Year of Ministry: The Education, Expectation and Training of Stipendiary Curates in the Church of England and the Church in Wales', University of Wales, Bangor M.Phil. thesis, 1997
  • Kelvin John Randall and Leslie John Francis, 'Are Evangelical Anglican Clergy as Happy as They Could Be? A Quantitative Perspective in Empirical Theology', British Journal of Theological Education, Vol. 13, 2002, pp. 57-73
  • Kelvin John Randall, 'Burnout as a Predictor of Leaving Anglican Parish Ministry', Review of Religious Research, Vol. 46, 2004, pp. 20-6
  • Kelvin John Randall, Evangelicals Etcetera: Conflict and Conviction in the Church of England's Parishes, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005
  • Kelvin John Randall, 'Examining the Relationship between Burnout and Age among Anglican Clergy in England and Wales', Mental Health, Religion and Culture, Vol. 10, 2007, pp. 39-46
  • Kelvin John Randall, 'Clergy Career Patterns: Is Leaving or Cleaving Different for Men and Women?', Modern Believing, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2007, pp. 10-19
  • Kelvin John Randall, 'Clergy Role Priorities and Congregational Expectations: Rural Differences', Rural Theology, Vol. 9, 2011, pp. 117-27
  • Kelvin John Randall, 'Changing Perceptions of Churchmanship', Modern Believing, Vol. 53, 2012, pp. 264-72
  • Kelvin John Randall, 'Examining Thoughts about Leaving the Ministry among Anglican Clergy in England and Wales: Demographic, Churchmanship, Personality, and Work-Related Psychological Health Factors', Practical Theology, Vol. 6, 2013, pp. 178-89
  • Kelvin John Randall, 'Clergy Burnout: Two Different Measures', Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 62, 2013, pp. 333-41
  • Kelvin John Randall, 'Emotional Intelligence: What Is It, and Do Anglican Clergy Have It?', Mental Health, Religion and Culture, Vol. 17, 2014, pp. 262-70
  • Kelvin John Randall, ‘Early and Late Responders to Questionnaires: Clues from Psychological Type’, Mental Health, Religion and Culture, Vol. 18, 2015, pp. 566-75
  • Kelvin John Randall, ‘Emotional Intelligence and Clergy Work-Related Psychological Health among Anglican Clergy in England and Wales’, Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 26, 2015, pp. 291-301
  • Kelvin John Randall, ‘Are Liberals Winning? A Longitudinal Study of Clergy Churchmanship’, Journal of Empirical Theology, Vol. 30, pp. 148-63

    BRIN ID: 1617


    A longitudinal study, with the original 1994 sample being resurveyed in 1995 (73% response), 1996 (67% response), 2001 (69% response), 2008 (57% response), and 2015.

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