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Nishida Kimiaki Table 1

Table 1  Strength of devotion to AUM

 

Item

M

SD

A

B

C

1

I was convinced that the guru had supernatural power.

3.2

1.2

3

4

3

2

I was convinced that the guru stood aloof from all.

3.0

1.3

3

4

3

3

I was convinced that the guru was emancipated.

3.0

1.2

2

4

3

4

I intended to follow the instructions from the guru, even if they were against social rules and morals.

2.2

1.4

4

4

2

5

I was convinced that we could save the people through the activities of the group.

3.0

1.2

3

4

3

6

I believed that the teachings of the group were absolutely true, even if some of them were socially deviated.

2.5

1.3

3

4

3

7

I always followed the teachings of the group when I figured out every event.

2.7

1.4

4

4

3

Total

19.6

9.2

22

28

20

Notes

1) M and SD values of 73 AUM former members except the three defendants are showed.

2) α=88 N=76