The purpose of this study was to compare the use of selected official and unofficial Church periodicals by Seminary and Institute personnel of the Church with the objectives and purposes of those periodicals. It was also to determine the relevancy of those periodicals to the department personnel and their students. The magazines studied were: The Improvement Era, The Instructor, Church News, Impact, Brigham Young University Studies, and Dialogue.
The most prevalent concern about all religious press in the ninteen-sixties has been their relevance to real life. This study discovered that there was a variety of opinions about the relevance of selected Mormon features to department personnel and their students. President McKay's words, particularly the keynote conference address, received highest ratings and features in Dialogue the lowest. BYU Studies was similarly low except among Institute men.
Comparisons between the relevancy ratings given various features by those that read them and those that didn't found only one correlation (from Dialogue magazine) that was significant.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Murdock, Dennis G., "A Study of the Utilization of Selected Church Periodicals By LDS Seminary and Institute of Religion Personnel" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 4970.
Study skills, Mormon Church, Periodicals