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ERIC Number: EJ878344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-7672
Gender, Age, Attendance at a Place of Worship and Young People's Attitudes towards the Bible
Freathy, R. J. K.
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v27 n3 p327-339 Dec 2006
This article discusses the outcomes of a questionnaire survey which sought to ascertain the attitudes of young people towards the Bible. One thousand and sixty-six pupils from Years 6, 9 and 12 in nine English schools participated. The young people's attitudes are discussed in relation to gender, age and attendance at a place of worship. The research team found that being female, in Year 6 and attending a place of worship very often are factors associated with the most positive attitudes towards the Bible, while being male, in Year 9 and never attending a place of worship are associated with the least positive attitudes. The article also discusses the difficulty of explaining individual correlations regarding age and gender. (Contains 3 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 12; Grade 6; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)