Perceived parental acceptance as a moderator of religious transmission among adolescent boys and girls

Wan Ning Bao, Les B. Whitbeck, Danny R. Hoyt, Rand D. Conger

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Abstract

Using a sample of 407 families living in rural areas of North Central Iowa, this study examines religious transmission between same-sex and cross-sex parent-child groups. The analyses focus on the mechanisms through which adolescents' perceptions of parental acceptance moderate the transmission of religious beliefs and practices. Results show that both fathers and mothers played important roles in transmitting religious beliefs and practices to their sons and daughters. Mothers' influence was stronger than fathers' when the adolescents perceived the parent as accepting. This effect was especially strong for sons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-374
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Marriage and Family
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1999

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Intergenerational religious transmission
  • Perceived parental acceptance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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