Abstract

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.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology

Rights

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Date Submitted

1977

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm344

Keywords

Family size, Family, Religious life, Mormon families

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