Title

Children's religious knowledge and attitudes: relationships with parents' religious knowledge and attitudes, education and family structure

Date of Publication

1995

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling

Subject Categories

Counseling | Educational Psychology

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Dr. Romeo Suarez

Defense Panel Chair

Dr. Naomi Ruiz

Defense Panel Member

Dr. Imelda Villar
Dr. Rose Marie S. Clemena

Abstract/Summary

This study finds out the relationship between the children's religious knowledge and attitudes and the (1) parents' religious knowledge and attitudes, (2) family structure, and (3) parents' education. It also identifies the religious knowledge and attitudes of children with either single parents or intact parents. A combination of descriptive, correlational, and comparative method was adopted. Involved in this study were 101 respondents composed of 41 third-year high school students and 60 parents. The Philippine Attitude Scale and Knowledge Orientation (PASKO) was used to find out the respondents' religious knowledge and attitudes. Two other questionnaires were also used to find out the family structure and the parents' education. The Pearson r and the t-test were the statistical tools used. There was a significant relationship between the children's and the fathers' religious knowledge about God, Church, and Bible. Likewise, there was a significant relationship between mothers' and children's religious knowledge about God and the Bible. There was a significant relationship between fathers' and children's religious attitudes towards God and the Christian behavior. There was a significant relationship between mothers' and children's religious attitudes towards God and Doubt. A significant correlation existed between children's religious attitudes and their fathers' education toward God. There was no significant relationship between children's religious knowledge and family structure about God. Likewise, a significant relationship was identified between religious attitude and the family structure toward God. There was no significant difference in the religious knowledge and attitude of children with single parents and those with intact parents, except in knowledge about God and in attitude toward Christian behavior. It was concluded that, generally, parents passed on their children what they know and do, especially their religious knowledge and attitudes. However, their level of education and their being si

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG02566

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

120 leaves

Keywords

Children -- Religious life; Parent and child; Interpersonal relations in children; Single-parents; Parents -- Religious life; Families

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