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ERIC Number: EJ667314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-8294
Theorizing Religious Effects among American Adolescents.
Smith, Christian
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, v42 n1 p17-30 2003
Formulates a systematic and integrated account of religion's constructive influence in the lives of U.S. youth, suggesting nine key factors (moral directives, spiritual experiences, role models, community and leadership skills, coping skills, cultural capital, social capital, network closure, and extra-community links) that cluster around three key dimensions of influence (moral order, learned competencies, and social and organizational ties). (Contains references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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