Parental Religiosity, Religious Homogamy, and Young Children's Well-Being

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dc.contributor.author Petts, Richard J.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-29T15:29:21Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-29T15:29:21Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-13
dc.identifier.citation Richard J. Petts, Parental Religiosity, Religious Homogamy, and Young Children's Well-Being, Sociology of Religion, Volume 72, Issue 4, Winter 2011, Pages 389–414, https://doi.org/10.1093/socrel/srr021 en_US
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dc.description This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Sociology of Religion following peer review. The version of record Richard J. Petts, Parental Religiosity, Religious Homogamy, and Young Children's Well-Being, Sociology of Religion, Volume 72, Issue 4, Winter 2011, Pages 389–414, https://doi.org/10.1093/socrel/srr021 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/socrel/srr021. en_US
dc.description.abstract Using longitudinal data on fragile families, this study examines the relationships between parents’ religiosity, religious homogamy, and young children's well-being, and whether these relationships vary by family structure. Results suggest that weekly service attendance by both parents is associated with lower externalizing problem behavior among young children. Results also suggest that being raised by a mother who believes that religion is important to family life is associated with higher well-being among young children raised by married parents. In contrast, having only one parent who believes religion is important to family life is associated with lower well-being among children raised in cohabiting or single-parent families. Moreover, having parents with strict religious beliefs is associated with increased internalizing problem behavior, but is also associated with a decrease in externalizing problem behavior for children raised by cohabiting parents. Overall, this study contributes to our understanding of the role of religion within fragile families, as well as the role that religion may play in early child development. en_US
dc.relation.isversionof https://doi.org/10.1093/socrel/srr021 en_US
dc.title Parental Religiosity, Religious Homogamy, and Young Children's Well-Being en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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