There have been several significant studies during recent years concerning the relationship between parental socioeconomic background and achievement. This research examines religious influence, parental control, family size, support, and educational encouragement which in turn influence educational and occupational attainment.
Data were obtained from questionnaires completed by 843 married Mormon men from Canada.
Only respondent's religious activity, parental support, and educational encouragement were significant in determining the occupational and educational attainment of the respondent. Family size and parental control were not significant.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hogenson, Marvyn William, "The Relation of Mormon Parental Religiosity and Family Size on Children's Educational, Occupational and Income Success" (1977). All Theses and Dissertations. 4797.
Family size, Family, Religious life, Mormon families