ERIC Number: EJ723390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 64
The Relationship between Urban Students Attending Religious Revival Services and Academic and Social Outcomes
Jeynes, William H.
Education and Urban Society, v38 n1 p3-20 2005
This study examines the effects of attending religious revival services on the educational and behavioral outcomes of urban students. Specifically, the influence of attending the most recognized revival of the past decade is analyzed. Urban student attendees from throughout the United States attend, are surveyed, and then are randomly selected to be included in the analysis. Two other groups of randomly selected urban students serve as control groups; one control group consisting of students intending to attend the revival services and the other group not. The results indicate that those students attending the revival services show a greater rate of improvement in school behavior, such as reduced alcohol and drug consumption, and report larger increases in the quality of family life and the quality of life as a whole than their counterparts in the general control group do but that they show no tendency to outpace their counterparts in improved grades.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Quality of Life, Family Life, Control Groups, Outcomes of Education, Student Behavior, Academic Achievement, Student Surveys, Religious Factors, Religion, Urban Youth
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Identifiers - Location: United States