Change on psychological scales following Buddhist and Roman Catholic retreats

Psychol Rep. 1999 Feb;84(1):125-6. doi: 10.2466/pr0.1999.84.1.125.


Orthogonal contrasts of Adjective Checklist pretest-posttest change scores obtained from adolescents who attended three-day Buddhist or Roman Catholic retreats (n = 204) and no treatment control participants (n = 102) indicated those who attended had higher change scores and greater change occurred among those attending the Buddhist meditation retreat.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Buddhism*
  • Catholicism*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leisure Activities
  • Male
  • Personality Assessment
  • Personality*
  • Religion and Psychology*