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ERIC Number: EJ805446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Talking about Religion: How Highly Religious Youth and Parents Discuss Their Faith
Dollahite, David C.; Thatcher, Jennifer Y.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v23 n5 p611-641 2008
This study builds on previous research regarding parent-child religious conversations to explore the transactional processes of these conversations. It employs qualitative analyses of interviews with highly religious parents and adolescents representing the Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) from New England and Northern California. Variations in conversational processes are summarized in a conceptual model. Findings suggest that when parent-adolescent religious conversations are youth centered, the emotional experience is more positive for parents and adolescents than when they are parent centered. Parents from both traditional and progressive faith communities reported that they understood the value of transactional conversation processes over a more hierarchical, preachy, or parent-centered approach. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California