Alienation from Religion in Church Related Adolescents
This research paper explores the relationship between alienation from religion and other selected variables among church-relate adolescents. The sample consists of 390 high school students attending three youth conferences sponsored by Protestant judicatories. The teenagers completed the Youth Perceptual Inventory, which included a scale to measure religious alienation and seventeen other scales to measure the independent variables. While most of the adolescents did not appear to be highly alienated, there was a wide range in the alienation scores. Multiple regression revealed that religious alienation in teenagers is highly related (R =. 76) to the quality of their relationship with pastors and parents as well as to opportunities for church involvement, their own self-concepts, and their influence of peer groups and the media.
Roger Dudley; C Robert Laurent
With C. Robert Laurent. Sociological Analysis 49 (Winter 1989): 408-422.