The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between family religiosity, family recreation, and family functioning. Mahoney's Joint Religious Activities Questionnaire was used to measure family religiosity, while Zabriskie's Family Leisure Activity Profile (FLAP) was used to measure family leisure involvement. Olson's Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scales (FACES II) was used to measure family functioning. The sample consisted of 121 parents and 99 youth from various faith groups and were selected using a convenience and snowball sample. Results indicated that there was a relationship between family religiosity and family recreation, and that both family religiosity and family recreation had a significant influence on family functioning for this sample. Data collected from both parents and youth in families provided interesting insights into the nature of the impact of family religiosity and family recreation on family functioning. Family religiosity was the most significant predictor of family functioning for parents, whereas for youth, both family recreation and family religiosity were the significant predictors of family functioning. These findings provide specific implications for parents and professionals who work with families.
College and Department
Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Taylor, Sarah, "Praying, Playing and Happy Families: An Examination of the Relationship Between Family Religiosity, Family Recreation, and Family Functioning" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 304.
religion, recreation, leisure, family interaction