Module 5 Notes
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Section 4

Religious Socialization and Parenting

Section 4, Article 4 - There are numerous ways in which parents may introduce their children to religion, such as Sunday school, parochial education, tribal transmission, or teaching their children at home. In general, adolescents do adopt the religion of their parents (). However, if people’s religion changes or they experience a reawakening, then it typically takes place in adolescence or emerging adulthood. Research has shown that the religiosity of people’s parents is positively associated with their religiosity during adolescence (). This, too, is correlated with individuals’ religiosity after they transition to adulthood. Parents who have positive relationships with their children have a bigger effect on their adolescents’ religious beliefs, just as mothers have more of an impact than fathers. Likewise, adolescents’ peers have an influence on their religious interest.

Religious and Spiritual Identity
Module 5 Quiz