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ERIC Number: ED019555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 1
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LOYALTY AND VALUES OF ADULTS IN THE CHURCH.
VERMILLION, ARTHUR
IN A STUDY OF ADULTS IN A LOCAL CHURCH, THE SEMANTIC DIFFERENTIAL TECHNIQUE WAS USED TO ASSESS ATTITUDES, MOTIVES, AND DEGREES OF BELIEF IN APPLYING THE CONCEPTS "GOD", "CHURCH," AND "MY UNDERSTANDING OF CHRISTIAN FAITH AND BELIEFS." MEANINGS ATTACHED TO THESE CONCEPTS WERE COMPARED IN THREE CATEGORIES OF ADULTS DIFFERING IN ATTENDANCE OF WORSHIP SERVICES AND PARTICIPATION IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. WHILE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES EMERGED IN ONLY ONE PHASE OF THE STUDY, THERE WAS SLIGHT EVIDENCE THAT THE ADULTS WITH HIGHER ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION GAVE PROPORTIONATELY HIGHER RATINGS TO THE FACTORS (EVALUATIVE, POTENCY, ACTIVITY) OF THE CONCEPTS BEING MEASURED. THE STUDY ALSO SHOWED THAT, REGARDLESS OF AN ADULT CHURCH MEMBER'S AMOUNT OF INVOLVEMENT IN THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH, HE WILL GENERALLY CONCUR WITH OTHER MEMBERS IN SAYING THAT HE PLACES VALUE ON THESE CONCEPTS. THE MORE HIGHLY INVOLVED ADULTS PUT MUCH MORE STRESS ON THE NEED TO ACT IN TERMS OF THESE CONCEPTS THAN DID ADULTS LESS INVOLVED. IMPLICATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH WERE NOTED. THIS MASTERS THESIS IS AVAILABLE FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON. 57 PAGES. (AUTHOR/LY)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Identifiers: INDIANA UNIVERSITY