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.

Licence Type:
Free
Publication Date:
1989
Authors:
Roger Dudley; C Robert Laurent
Order Information:
With C. Robert Laurent. Sociological Analysis 49 (Winter 1989): 408-422.
Language:
English
Resource Type:
Serial Publications
Resource Objective:
Research
Level:
Tertiary
Audience:
Researcher
Religious Origin:
Seventh-day Adventist