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ERIC Number: EJ836381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
"Religious Parents... Just Want the Best for Their Kids": Young People's Perspectives on the Influence of Religious Beliefs on Parenting
Lees, Janet; Horwath, Jan
Children & Society, v23 n3 p162-175 May 2009
Challenging some of the current predominantly negative representations of the effects of religion on young people requires further research into faith and family life, particularly from the perspective of young people themselves. This article presents a preliminary report of a study of 40 young people, mostly Christians and Muslims, aged 13-15 years. Three themes--defining religion, religious parenting and life in a religious family--are illustrated with reference to data collected from discussion groups in six schools and recent research literature. We conclude that religion still provides a positive influence on family life and parenting from the perspective of young people.
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Language: English
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