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ERIC Number: EJ1019656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Sunni-Muslim American Religious Development during Emerging Adulthood
Etengoff, Chana; Daiute, Colette
Journal of Adolescent Research, v28 n6 p690-714 Nov 2013
Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in America, with approximately 6 to 7 million Muslims living in America within the past decade. However, there has been little psychological research conducted focusing on the development of the Muslim American self. This inquiry addresses that gap by focusing on how familial religious affiliation during childhood and the everyday environmental activity systems of emerging adulthood impact religious practice and the construction of the religious self among Sunni-Muslim American emerging adults ("N" = 63, 18-29 years) via the development of diverse mediational strategies. Utilizing an applied cultural historical activity theory-based analysis, the authors found that participants' religious development emerged as a diverse and dynamic process developing in relation to the interacting activity systems and sociorelational contexts of emerging adulthood.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
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