Personality Characteristics of Students Not Identifying with their Parents' Denominations at Entrance into a Christian College

Volume
Volume 2
Issue
Summer 1974
Title
Personality Characteristics of Students Not Identifying with their Parents' Denominations at Entrance into a Christian College
Abstract

This study investigated (a) the degree to which students did not identify with there parents' denominations at entrance into a Christian college and (b) the differences between the personalities of students who did identify with their parents' denominations and those who did not. Ss were 344 Westmont College students who had taken the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey at the time of entrance. Results showed that (a) about five out of six students identified with their parents' denominations and (b) those who did not identify had greater tendencies than those who did toward independent thinking, social ascendance, introspectiveness and reflectiveness. The results are interpreted in harmony with existing studies to suggest that personality factors may be important in certain aspects of religious behavior. Specific suggestions for future research are offered.

Authors
Dr. C.B. Dodrill and Dr. A.M. Abdel-Khalek
Pages
216 - 222
Price
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