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ERIC Number: EJ878342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1361-7672
Religious Identity Development of Adolescents in Religious Affiliated Schools. A Theoretical Foundation for Empirical Research
Bertram-Troost, Gerdien D.; de Roos, Simone; Miedema, Siebren
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v27 n3 p303-314 Dec 2006
The question, how religious affiliated schools for secondary education shape religious education and what effects this education has on the religious identity development of pupils, is relevant in a time when the position of religious affiliated schools is highly disputable. In earlier empirical research on religious identity development of adolescence, hardly any attention was paid to the theoretical framework of this question. Therefore, connections are sought with the identity theory of Erikson and with operationalizations of his theory by Marcia and others. The key concepts are "exploration" and "commitment". Religious identity development is seen from a pragmatic perspective in which the transactional relation of individuals and environment is stressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands