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ERIC Number: EJ1091187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
The Dynamics and Correlates of Religious Service Attendance in Adolescence
Hardie, Jessica Halliday; Pearce, Lisa D.; Denton, Melinda Lundquist
Youth & Society, v48 n2 p151-175 Mar 2016
This study examines changes in religious service attendance over time for a contemporary cohort of adolescents moving from middle to late adolescence. We use two waves of a nationally representative panel survey of youth from the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR) to examine the dynamics of religious involvement during adolescence. We then follow with an analysis of how demographic characteristics, family background, and life course transitions relate to changes in religious service attendance during adolescence. Our findings suggest that, on average, adolescent religious service attendance declines over time, related to major life course transitions such as becoming employed, leaving home, and initiating sexual activity. Parents' affiliation and attendance, on the other hand, are protective factors against decreasing attendance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 5T32HD007514