Trajectories of Religious Participation from Adolescence to Young Adulthood

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dc.contributor.author Petts, Richard J.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-29T15:05:12Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-29T15:05:12Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Petts, R.J. (2009), Trajectories of Religious Participation from Adolescence to Young Adulthood. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48: 552-571. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5906.2009.01465.x en_US
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dc.description This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Petts, R.J. (2009), Trajectories of Religious Participation from Adolescence to Young Adulthood. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48: 552-571. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5906.2009.01465.x, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5906.2009.01465.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study takes a life course approach to examine trajectories of religious participation from early adolescence through young adulthood and how family and religious characteristics influence whether and when youth experience religious changes. By employing a group-based method of trajectory analysis, this study uncovers three trajectories of religious stability (non-attendance, occasional attendance, and frequent attendance) and three trajectories of religious change (early, late, and gradual declining attendance). Results also suggest that residing with two biological parents and residing in a religious family increase the likelihood that youth attend religious services throughout adolescence. In addition, results indicate that religious disaffiliation is associated with a decline in religious participation for all youth, but marriage, cohabitation, and religious conversion are associated with a change in religious participation only among youth following a trajectory of high or moderate religious involvement. Overall, this study identifies distinct patterns of religious participation among adolescents, provides some insight into how these pathways are continually shaped by family and religious characteristics, and suggests that the influence of life events on religious participation is dependent on the trajectory of religious involvement that youth experience. en_US
dc.relation.isversionof https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5906.2009.01465.x en_US
dc.title Trajectories of Religious Participation from Adolescence to Young Adulthood en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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