Identifying Reasons for Nonparticipation in Christian Education Classes in Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches of the South Pacific District

From: Volume XIII, Issue 3: Spring 1993 Pages 102-117

Abstract

This research studied the reasons adults give for not participating in church-based education opportunities of Christian and Missionary Alliance churches in the South Pacific District of the United States. 232 adults completed a 41-item adoption of the Deterrents to Participation Scale. A factor analysis of the responses identified seven subscales: Time Constraints, Schedule Conflicts, Lack of Relevance, Family Constraints, Low Personal Priority, Personal Problems, and Lack of Confidence. Socio-demographic variables gender, marital status, life-cycle stages, and size of church were studied as well. All of the variables demonstrated at least minimal relationship to the identified factors.

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