ERIC Number: EJ638769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Need To Belong: A Theory of the Therapeutic Function of the Black Church Tradition.
Thompson, Delores A.; McRae, Mary B.
Counseling and Values, v46 n1 p40-53 Oct 2001
A theory of belonging is used as a framework for analyzing and interpreting focus group data from seven congregations in the Black church tradition. Findings suggest that church membership reflects the need to belong with a group rather than to a group. Within this context multiple dimensions of the self find opportunities for expression. (Author)
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