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Areas of Assessment

The LSSAWR assesses the satisfaction levels of women religious regarding five areas:

  • Congregational Character: Viability of the congregation moving forward.
  • Individual Wellbeing: Sense of wellbeing with this life choice.
  • Membership Viability: Personal and communal efforts to sustain and increase membership.
  • Holistic Growth & Commitment: Personal and professional growth and commitment to this life choice.
  • Interrelationships: Relationships within the congregation and external to it.

The LSSAWR also provides a Total Score that reflects one's overall level of satisfaction.

Dissertation: Copyright © May 22, 2010; for entire text (including the LSSAWR) by Maria Clara Kreis C.D.P., Ph.D.; The Library of Congress, United States Copyright Office