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Christian ethos secondary schools, parental church attendance and student attitude toward Christianity: Exploring connections in England and Wales

Francis, Leslie J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5648-7669 and Village, Andrew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2174-8822 (2019) Christian ethos secondary schools, parental church attendance and student attitude toward Christianity: Exploring connections in England and Wales. British Journal of Religious Education.

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Abstract

This study employs multi-level linear statistical modelling to examine the power of school-level and individual-level factors to predict individual differences in scores recorded on the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity by 6,036 students (who self-identified as either Christian or no religion) in year-seven, year-eight, year-nine, year-ten, and year-eleven classes within ten Christian ethos secondary schools. The data demonstrate the complex relationships between school admission policies, parental church attendance, and the students’ age and sex. Overall parental church attendance emerges as a decisive factor in promoting a positive attitude toward Christianity among students. Christian ethos schools may wish to give greater attention to the importance of parental religiosity in maintaining the Christian ethos of these schools.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This is an accepted version of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in British Journal of Religious Education, on 25/03/2019 available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01416200.2019.1580562"
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01416200.2019.1580562
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
L Education > L Education (General)
School/Department: School of Humanities, Religion & Philosophy
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3741

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