Still worlds apart: The worldviews of adolescent males attending Protestant and Catholic secondary schools in Northern Ireland
Robbins, Mandy and Francis, Leslie J.. (2008) Still worlds apart: The worldviews of adolescent males attending Protestant and Catholic secondary schools in Northern Ireland. Research in Education (Manchester), Vol.80 (No.1). pp. 26-36. ISSN 0034-5237
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This study draws together two research traditions: John Greer's pioneering research among pupils in Protestant and Catholic schools in Northern Ireland and Leslie J. Francis's research concerning teenage religion and values in England and Wales. A sample of 1,585 13- to 15-year-old male pupils attending Catholic schools (n = 712) and Protestant schools (n = 873) completed the Teenage Religion and Values Survey. The present analyses highlight the significant differences in world views between the Catholic and Protestant adolescents across eight domains defined as: religious beliefs, paranormal beliefs, church-related attitudes, attitudes toward sex and family life, law-related attitudes, school-related attitudes, locality-related attitudes, and personal anxiety and depression. These data confirm that in many key ways young people growing up in these two religious communities are still living worlds apart.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Adolescent psychology -- Northern Ireland, Teenagers -- Religious life -- Northern Ireland, Catholic teenagers -- Northern Ireland, Protestant youth -- Northern Ireland, Families -- Religious life -- Northern Ireland|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Research in Education (Manchester)|
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Official Date:||November 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 26-36|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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