Pastoral Psychology

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 9–14 | Cite as

Personality and Paranormal Belief: A Study Among Adolescents

  • Emyr Williams
  • Leslie J. Francis
  • Mandy Robbins


A sample of 279 13- to 16-year-old adolescents completed the Short-form Revised Junior Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (JEPQR-S) and a six-item Index of Paranormal Belief. The data demonstrate that neuroticism is fundamental to individual differences in paranormal belief, while paranormal belief is independent of extraversion and psychoticism.


Personality Eysenck Paranormal religion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emyr Williams
    • 1
  • Leslie J. Francis
    • 1
  • Mandy Robbins
    • 1
  1. 1.Welsh National Centre for Religious EducationUniversity of Wales, BangorWalesUK

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