The purpose of this study was to test the follow null hypotheses:
1. There are no differences between boys and girls in religious attitudes and religious activity.
2. There are no differences in students' religious attitudes related to the priesthood and religious activity status of the fathers.
3. There are no differences in students' religious activity related to the priesthood and religious activity status of the fathers.
4. There is no relationship between a student's religious attitudes and his religious activity.
A religious attitude index was obtained for each student from a summated rating of students' responses to a Likert-type attitude scale, and a religious activity index was determined from students' expressed religiosity for individual prayer and church attendance. The required data were obtained for 153 students enrolled at the Kaysville L. D. S. Seminary during the spring of 1960.
Five groupings were established for the priesthood and religious activity status of the fathers: Seventies and High Priests (active), Seventies and High Priests (inactive), Elders (active), Elders (inactive), and Aaronic Priesthood—Adults (inactive).
The following statistics were employed in testing the above hypotheses: simple analysis of variance, t-test, and Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Teacher Education
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Dunford, Robert Moroni, "The Relationship Between the Religious Attitudes and Religious Activity of Students and the Priesthood and Activity Status of the Fathers" (1967). Theses and Dissertations. 4654.
Mormons, Church participation