Research Publications

Kreis, M.C. & Crammond, J. (2019). Younger sisters' concerns prior to their entrance to religious life. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health. DOI: 10.1080/19349637.2019.1626319

Kreis, M.C., & Crammond, J. (in press). Younger sisters' hesitations, obstacles, and fears across congregations and cultures. Doctrine & Life.

Kreis, M.C., Crammond J., & Lunz, M. (2016). "Motivational Factors Across Three Generations of Women Committed to Religious Life," published in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 18 (3).

Kreis, M.C. (2012). "The Development of a New Instrument for the Assessment of Life Satisfaction in Apostolic Women Religious," published in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 14 (2).

Kreis, M. C., & Bardwell, R. (2011). "Motivational Factors of Women Committed to Religious Life," published in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 13 (3).

Kreis, Maria Clara, "Assessment of Life Satisfaction in Apostolic Women Religious: The Development of a New Instrument" (2010). Dissertations (2009 -). Paper 46. Download

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

LSSAWR Manuals (English, Spanish, & German)

Kreis, M. C., Crammond, J., & Reynolds, C. (May 28, 2019). Life Satisfaction Scale for Apostolic Women Religious (LSSAWR). Examiner's Manual (German translation; Copyright © in 2019). www.duq.edu/lssawr

Kreis, M. C., Crammond, J., & Reynolds, C. (January 4, 2019). Life Satisfaction Scale for Apostolic Women Religious (LSSAWR). Examiner's Manual (Spanish translation; Copyright © in 2019). www.duq.edu/lssawr

Kreis, M. C., Crammond, J., & Reynolds, C. (December 6, 2018). Life Satisfaction Scale for Apostolic Women Religious (LSSAWR). Examiner's Manual (English; Copyright © in 2019). www.duq.edu/lssawr

Articles about the International LSSAWR Project

"Life satisfaction survey is producing welcome results for sisters," by Maria Clara Kreis, November 5, 2019, Global Sisters Report.

"Invitation to incredible visitation," by Maria Clara Kreis, Mar. 27, 2018, Global Sisters Report.

"Q & A with Sr. Maria Clara Kreis, studying why sisters stay in religious life," by Soli Salgado, Jun. 27, 2017, Global Sisters Report.