The purpose of this thesis was to test the antecedents of religiosity on religious commitment. Specifically, what dimensions of religiosity predict if a young-adult Mormon male will serve a mission. Both Logistic Regression and LISREL were used to examine data from the Young Men's Study, in order to predict Mission. The six variables, Religious Intention, Public Religiosity, Religious Negativism, Family Structure, Tithing, and Smoking were found to have direct effects on missionary service. Four more variables were found to have important indirect effects on Mission. The four variables are Parents Church Attendance, Home Religious Observances, Agree With Parents' Values, and Private Religiosity.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Burraston, Bert, "Predicting Missionary Service" (1994). Theses and Dissertations. 4570.
Mormon church, Missions, Missionaries