Skip to main content
Article
Parental styles and religious values among teenagers: a 3-year prospective analysis
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)
  • Patrick C. L. Heaven, University of Wollongong
  • Joseph Ciarrochi, University of Wollongong
  • Peter R Leeson, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
36930
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Publication Details

Heaven, P. C. L. ., Ciarrochi, J. V. & Leeson, P. (2010). Parental styles and religious values among teenagers: a 3-year prospective analysis. The Journal Of Genetic Psychology, 171 (1), 93-99.

Abstract

The authors examined the effect of Grade 7 parental styles on Grade 10 religious values. The authors surveyed 784 participants (382 boys, 394 girls; 8 unreported) in Grade 7. The mean age of the group at Time 1 was 12.3 years (SD = 0.5 years). Time 2 occurred 3 years later when students were in Grade 10 (372 boys, 375 girls). In addition to assessing parental styles at Time 1, we also controlled for a number of Time 1 variables thought to possibly influence Time 2 religious values, namely, self-esteem, trait hope, and students' levels of conscientiousness. Time 1 measures (except self-esteem) were significantly correlated with Time 2 religious values, but only parental authoritativeness and hope significantly predicted religious values. The authors discuss these results with reference to the nature of parental styles and hope and their impact on religious values.

Grant Number
ARC/DP0878925
Citation Information
Patrick C. L. Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi and Peter R Leeson. "Parental styles and religious values among teenagers: a 3-year prospective analysis" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joseph_ciarrochi/67/