Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Animal and Nutritional Sciences
This study examines relations between adolescent reports of conformity to their parents and religiosity and if these are moderated by the sex of the adolescent and parent. Self-report data was collected from 121 ninth and tenth graders enrolled in three non-metropolitan high schools. Religiosity was measured by Schumm et al.'s (1991) modified version of Gorsuch and Venable's (1983) scales. Conformity to Parents was assessed using Peterson's (Peterson, Rollins, & Thomas, 1985) Conformity to Parents scales. Four regressions were used. Results indicate that females: (a) report higher levels of conformity to parents and religiosity than males and (b) that when adolescent they report higher levels of conformity to mothers, they also report higher levels of intrinsic religiosity. One unexpected finding was that females who reported higher levels of conformity to fathers also reported higher levels of intrinsic religiosity. Findings and implication are discussed.
Summers, Rebecca Kim, "Adolescent religiosity and conformity to parents: Is sex a moderator?" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4273.