are used to deal with it in a symbolic way (Relativism and Second Naivité), the more they are self-confident and more curious toward new experiences. As expected, individuals from the Relativism-group score higher factor on the factor Agreeableness than the individuals from the Orthodoxy - and the External Critique-group. In contrast to what we expected, individuals from the Second Naivité-group didn’t score higher on the factor than those from the Orthodoxy – and the External Critique-group. Only the individuals from the Orthodoxy - and Second Naivité-group score higher on the factor Conscientiousness than those from the External Critique-group but they didn’t score higher than those from the Relativism-group. Considering these results, the hypothesis is only partially confirmed. The four attitudes toward religion didn’t differ significantly for Neuroticism nor for Extraversion. Previous research with the factor Neuroticism (see Saroglou, 2002) is not very consistent. The factor Extraversion is, considering the previous research with social cognitive factors, not very relevant for our research.
In Table 3, we’ve tried to make a profile for the four subscales in terms of the five personality factors. Individuals situated in the Orthodoxy-group, are showing not much openness to new experiences in their lives and are not very curious to new experiences. Moreover, these individuals are not enough familiar with aspects from their own culture so that they can react on accurate way. Also, these individuals are in not very pleasant to get on with. Individuals from of the External Critique-group are not very curious toward new experiences as well. They are not very nice to get on with. Individuals from the External Critique-group don’t have lot of scruples compared to the three other groups. A significant difference between the Orthodoxy- and the External Critique- groups on the one hand, and the Relativism- and Second Naivité-groups on the other hand, has been found in the factors Openness to Experience and Agreeableness. Individuals from the Relativism- and the Second Naivité-groups have higher score on these factors than the individuals from the two other groups (the Orthodoxy- and the External Critique-