The objective of most religious teachings and concepts is to change the student's attitude that desirable behavior may follow. The measurement of attitudes and the way people feel about certain religious concepts are, to an extent, determinative of their behavior. This realization has brought about a steady growth within the educational field of attitude and opinion measurement. It has also influenced religious educators to investigate this field in their efforts to get people to attain desirable religious goals.
The problem, investigated in the present research, was concerned with whether the youth of seminary age in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have favorable attitudes toward temple marriage and whether these attitudes change significantly during the brief time that the students are in seminary.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Johansen, Jerald Ray, "A Study of the Attitudes Toward and Understandings of Temple Marriage of a Selected Group of Seminary Students in the Alpine School District (Utah)" (1961). Theses and Dissertations. 4829.
Marriage, Public opinion, Religious aspects, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah, Utah County, Mormon youth, Attitudes, High school students