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perceptions, God, family, relationships
For religious families, an important but understudied aspect of spirituality is
how their perceptions of God influence their family lives. Most research
addresses religious behaviors such as attendance, prayer, or degree of salience
(how important/central is religion) or degree of literal belief (e.g., biblical
inerrancy). Relatively little research has addressed both substantive beliefs about
God as well as their potential impact on specific relational processes. Mahoney
has called for more research on the influence of substantive, specific beliefs as a
way to further our understanding of the religion-relationships linkage (Mahoney,
2013). Specifically, she has used the concept of relational spirituality to connect
religiosity with marriage and family relationships. This study will explore one
aspect of relational spirituality: How perceptions of one’s experiences with God
are related to family life.
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Dalton, Hilary, "Transcendent Matters: Family Relationships Associated With How One Experiences God" (2017). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 338.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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