It has been observed that not all L.D.S. Seminary students are active in church attendance. There is little doubt in the minds of educators that parents affect a great deal the activities of their children.
The purpose of the study was to learn what relationship, if any, existed between a seminary student's church attendance and the church activities of his parents, and to find out which, if any, of five specific areas of parental church activity had the most positive effect on a student's church attendance.
Based on his experience in the church, the writer chose the following areas of church activity as the ones most likely to affect a seminary student's church attendance,
1. the parents have been married in the temple.
2. the parents hold a church position.
3. the parents have served a regular mission.
4. the parents have served a stake mission.
5. the parents attend church regularly.
Information cards were sent to every seminary in the church and were completed by approximately 60,000 students. A 5 per cent stratified sample was used in tabulating the data for the study. These cards were designed to obtain information about the church attendance of the seminary students and the church activities of their parents.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Firth, Ronald D., "The Relationship of Church Activity of Parents of LDS Seminary Students to the Attendance of Seminary Students At Church" (1968). Theses and Dissertations. 4681.
Mormons, Church participation, Mormon Church, Seminaries