Seminarians in the Nineties: A National Study of Seminarians in Theology, 1993

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LTRGROLE

How important a role does the liturgy fulfill in your seminary formation?
  1) It is the center of my formation.
  2) It plays a major role, but I wouldn't say it is the center of my formation.
  3) It is important, but not major.
  4) It plays a minor role in my formation.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
It is the center of my formation. 525 58.7% 58.7% -.76
It plays a major role, but I wouldn't say it is the center of my formation. 293 32.8% 91.5% .76
It is important, but not major. 74 8.3% 99.8% 2.29
It plays a minor role in my formation. 2 .2% 100% 3.82

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

20-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41 & over TOTAL
It is the center of my formation. 58.2%
92
58.6%
198
52.1%
88
65.3%
64
64.8%
79
58.9%
521
It plays a major role, but I wouldn't say it is the center of my formation. 31.0%
49
35.2%
119
36.7%
62
26.5%
26
27.0%
33
32.7%
289
It is important, but not major. 10.8%
17
6.2%
21
11.2%
19
7.1%
7
7.4%
9
8.2%
73
It plays a minor role in my formation. 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.0%
1
0.8%
1
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
158
100.0%
338
100.0%
169
100.0%
98
100.0%
122

885


Grade point average (I-GRADES)

A = 4.0 B+ = 3.5 B = 3.0 C+ = 2.5 C = 2.0 TOTAL
It is the center of my formation. 60.3%
105
57.1%
280
60.3%
108
67.5%
27
60.0%
3
58.9%
523
It plays a major role, but I wouldn't say it is the center of my formation. 31.0%
54
35.3%
173
29.1%
52
22.5%
9
40.0%
2
32.7%
290
It is important, but not major. 8.6%
15
7.1%
35
10.6%
19
10.0%
4
0.0%
0
8.2%
73
It plays a minor role in my formation. 0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
174
100.0%
490
100.0%
179
100.0%
40
100.0%
5

888


Race/Ethnicity (I-ETHNICTY)

W.European E.European Hispanic Asian Other TOTAL
It is the center of my formation. 59.2%
343
54.1%
60
57.7%
30
62.9%
22
63.7%
58
59.1%
513
It plays a major role, but I wouldn't say it is the center of my formation. 33.0%
191
36.9%
41
34.6%
18
20.0%
7
27.5%
25
32.5%
282
It is important, but not major. 7.6%
44
9.0%
10
7.7%
4
17.1%
6
7.7%
7
8.2%
71
It plays a minor role in my formation. 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.1%
1
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
579
100.0%
111
100.0%
52
100.0%
35
100.0%
91

868


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Yes No TOTAL
It is the center of my formation. 61.0%
25
58.6%
493
58.7%
518
It plays a major role, but I wouldn't say it is the center of my formation. 29.3%
12
32.9%
277
32.7%
289
It is important, but not major. 7.3%
3
8.4%
71
8.4%
74
It plays a minor role in my formation. 2.4%
1
0.1%
1
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
41
100.0%
842

883


Type of priest (I-RELDIO)

Diocesan priesthood Religious priesthood TOTAL
It is the center of my formation. 61.2%
432
48.9%
88
58.7%
520
It plays a major role, but I wouldn't say it is the center of my formation. 30.9%
218
40.0%
72
32.7%
290
It is important, but not major. 7.8%
55
10.6%
19
8.4%
74
It plays a minor role in my formation. 0.1%
1
0.6%
1
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
706
100.0%
180

886

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