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ERIC Number: EJ987423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
Religious Values and Tuition Vouchers: An Empirical Case Study of Parent Religiosity as a Factor of School Choice
Reichard, Joshua D.
Journal of School Choice, v6 n4 p465-482 2012
This study was designed to determine whether parent religiosity is a statistically significant school choice factor. The Duke University Religion Index (DUREL) was administered to 215 parents in an urban, PreK-12 religious private school that participated in the Ohio Educational Choice (EdChoice) voucher program. The null hypothesis that there was no statistically significant difference in parent religiosity between parents who paid private tuition and parents who utilized state-funded tuition vouchers was supported. As an empirical case study, no statistically significant difference in parent religiosity suggests that parents who choose religious private schools for their children would do so if they were financially able, because their choice is based, at least in part, on their own religiosity. Tuition vouchers make that choice possible. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio