This study addressed itself to identifying dominant motivational influences prompting seminary attendance of ninth and eleventh grade students living along the Wasatch Front in the state of Utah and to determine if these motivational influences were related to stated objectives of the LDS seminary program. The sample consisted of twelve randomly selected cluster groups of seminary classes from the Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Provo-Orem areas. Factors relative to stated objectives and to entertainment were incorporated in the survey questionnaire, Survey of Attendance Rationale, used for data collection. Data were collected in February 1981 and submitted to factor analysis, analysis of variance, and the Chi-square test of homogeneity.
Results of the hypotheses tested indicated that primary motivational factors influencing seminary attendance were related to the stated objectives of the seminary program, accompanied by the strong influence of and desire for entertainment related activities.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Counseling Psychology and Special Education
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Brockbank, Linda, "LDS Church Educational Objectives and Motivational Influences for Seminary Attendance: A Comparative Analysis" (1981). Theses and Dissertations. 4557.
Mormons, Education, Mormon church, Seminaries