Abstract

The study was an effort to determine the relationship between certain parental behaviors and church attendance of children of high school age. Eight parental factors, each consisting of certain behaviors, were used: support, coercion, positive induction, and negative induction for each parent.

Data were gathered with a self-report instrument which was mailed to a random sample of high school students in Sanpete County, Utah.

There were moderate correlations at high levels of significance between four of the parental factors and children's church attendance. Factor analysis demonstrated structural equivalence between six of the eight factors in this study and previous ones. Reliability coefficients were high for seven of the eight parental factors.

Degree

MA

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Counseling Psychology and Special Education

Rights

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Date Submitted

1979

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm510

Keywords

Youth, Religious life, Church attendance, Mormon youth, Parent, child

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