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dc.contributor.supervisor Bibby, Reginald Penner, James Allan University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-04-20T21:54:57Z 2007-04-20T21:54:57Z 1995
dc.description v, 101 leaves ; 28 cm. en
dc.description.abstract Taking as a given the general decline of organized religion in Canada, this thesis attempts to document the present lack of commitment towards organized religion among adolescents. Four questions are explored: (1) how committed are Canada's adolescents toward organized religion relative to other social options? (2) to what degree has religious commitment amond Canadian adolescents shifted over time? (3) in what ways does adolescent religious commitment vary according to religious group? and (4) do adolescent religiosity patterns follows those of adults? The major finding of this study, based on national Project Teen Canada and Project Canada data, is that organized religion is seldom experienced or valued by the vast majority of Canadian youth. Furthermore, adolescent religious commitment decreased from 1984 to 1992. Conservative Protestants reported higher religious commitment than did other youth and adolescent religiosity generally reflected adult levels. Lastly, tentative evidence suggest that Canada may experience future social consequences if adolescent religious disinterest continues. Despite being tentative and exploratory in nature, it is believed that the thesis gives social scientists their first national, in depth, sociological analysis of Canadian youth and organized religion. As such the findings provide a solid launching pad for further research. The thesis concludes with a plea for innovative study of Canadian adolescent religiosity and offers a list of potential projects. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 1995 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Teenagers -- Canada -- Attitudes en
dc.subject Religion and sociology -- Canada en
dc.subject Canada -- Religion en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title Adolescent religious disposition in Canada : an exploratory sociological analysis en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology Masters

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