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The influence of religious conversion to the Roman Catholic Church on the change of selff-efficacy
Lopaurová, Štěpánka ; Beláňová, Andrea (advisor) ; Trpišovská, Dobromila (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with religious conversion and changes that accompany this turn of man. Specifically, it deals with the conversion to the Roman Catholic Church and the change of self-efficacy. The goal is to answer the questions of how converts describe themselves as active agents in life before and after conversion, and what role does faith in God and the perceived relationship with him plays in this description. Furthermore, how the self-efficacy has changed due to religious beliefs - that is, how converts perceive themselves as capable of influencing their lives. In the broadest sense, the work should contribute to the understanding of man, his motives and experience, also by using his spiritual component. The research was made qualitatively, in the form of semi-structured interviews with ten converts, who for some part of their lives considered themselves to be unbelievers, then they went through the experience they call a religious conversion, got baptized and joined the Roman Catholic Church. They are now practicing believers. The results show that due to the belief gained, there are changes in several areas, such as belief in the lack of competence to manage one's own life, the feeling capability and activating an individual in a particularly pro-social direction despite awareness of...
Transformation of identity due to conversion and deconversion within non-traditional religious community
Knapeková, Lívia ; Beláňová, Andrea (advisor) ; Chrz, Vladimír (referee)
This thesis deals with the transformation of identity caused by entering and leaving a non-traditional religious community. The aim of the work was to determine how identity is changed by conversion and deconversion within the religious community of Jehovah's Witnesses. The theoretical part is divided into three main chapters. The first is essentially devoted to religious conversion, where major psychological approaches to the study, the motifs and the process of conversion are presented. The second chapter focuses on identity, where attention is mainly on process-oriented theory, with emphasis on narrative representation. The last part of the theoretical section is devoted to the particular religious group Jehovah's Witnesses and new religious movements in general, with emphasis on the psychological aspects of their effect on the identity of the individual. The practical part is done in the form of semi- structured interviews with former members of the religious community of Jehovah's Witnesses, where the aim was to see how and in what way the identity of the respondents has been altered by accepting membership in this religious group and then terminating it. The research results indicate that membership in the religious community of Jehovah's Witnesses has deeply affected the life stories of my...
LGBT Catholic Church Members: The Relation to One's Erotic Love
Šmejkalová, Klára ; Beláňová, Andrea (advisor) ; Smetáčková, Irena (referee)
The thesis deals with the issue of Catholic faith and minority sexual orientation in adult men living in the Czech Republic. Consideration is given to the formation and experience of identity in relation to the aforementioned phenomena, and yet is based on the development theories of E. H. Erikson and J. E. Marcia. The thesis consists of two parts: theoretical and empirical. The theoretical part defines the concepts of identity, LGBT and Catholicism and continues working with these concepts. Furthermore, the mentioned development theories are introduced and finally the thesis deals with three types of identities: gender, sexual and religious. Empirical part analyzes interviews with six informants using case reports. A semi- structured questionnaire created by the author of this thesis was used. As an outcome, there are four thematic blocks resulting from the data obtained. It showed that the intersection between faith and sexuality in LGBT Catholics in the Czech Republic is given by the personality and background of each informant, however it is moving towards balance in sustainable and continuous identity. KEY WORDS identity, LGBT, Catholicism, faith, gender
The role of churches and importance of religiosity in the re-entry care: Evaluation of a questionnaire investigating the volunteers writing to the prisoners
Beláňová, Andrea ; Trejbalová, T.
The report is a first outcome of the project "Role of Churches and the Importance of Religiosity in the Re-entry Care in the Czech Republic" supported by the Czech Academy of Sciences. An evaluation of a questionnaire investigating the Czech volunteers writing to the prisoners is reported. The main topic of the report is the intersection of such activity with religion and faith. Further, the report informs about motivations of the volunteers and aims to sketch a profile of the volunteer writing to prisoners. \n\n
The role of churches and importance of religiosity in the re-entry care: Evaluation of a questionnaire investigating the needs of chaplains for improving the re-entry Care
Beláňová, Andrea ; Trejbalová, T.
The report is a first outcome of the project “Role of Churches and the Importance of Religiosity in the Re-entry Care in the Czech Republic” supported by the Czech Academy of Sciences. It is an explorative study in the Czech Republic as it deals with understudied theme of competences of prison chaplains and volunteers within the re-entry care. The aim of the phase is to identify the limits and problematic aspects of such engagement and also to emphasize the effective approaches and positive outcomes. One of the goals is also to define the identity of chaplains and volunteers within the Czech prison system. \n\n

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