Conceptual bases for building one-dimensional religiosity scale
Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences; Assoc. Prof., Department of Sociology, RUDN University, Moscow, Russia. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia. email@example.com
The article describes theoretical and methodological aspects of constructing a unidimensional scale of religiosity. Different approaches to religiosity are examined with an impact on theoretical adequacy and practical applicability in surveys. Authors argue for validity of cognitive framework providing relevant definitions and explanations. When conceptual choice is made authors describe logical design of future scale. Authors suggest next steps in construction of the cognitive religiosity scale.