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Keywords

perceptions, God, family, relationships

Abstract

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.

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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.

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2017-06-21

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Graduate Student

Transcendent Matters: Family Relationships Associated With How One Experiences God

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