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  • Childhood, youth and non-religion: Towards a social research agenda.
    Hemming, Peter J. (2017)
    Social Compass 64:1: 113-129.

    Overview of literature and identification of research topics.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist; Children
  • Perfect Children. Growing Up on the Religious Fringe.
    Van Eck Duymaer van Twist, Amanda (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Sect; Children; Socialization
  • Religion, friendship neworks and home visits of immigrant and native children.
    Windzio, Michael, and Matthias Wingens (2014)
    Acta Sociologica 57:1: 59-75.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Migrant; Friendship
  • Perpetuating stereotypes: A study of gender family and religious life in Jewish children's books.
    Sigalow, Emily, and Nicole S. Fox (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 416-431.

    Looks for stereotypical gendered representations in award-winning American Jewish children's books.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Literature; Content analysis; Children; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • The Religiosity of Children of Immigrants and Natives in England, Germany, and the Netherlands: The Role of Parents and Peers in Class.
    DeHoon, Sean, and Frank Van Tubergen (2014)
    European Sociological Review 30:2: 194-206.

    Associated Search Terms: Germany; Socialization; Religiosity; Great Britain, England; Migrant; Comparative; Children; Family; Netherlands
  • Researching children, youth and religion: Identity, complexity and agency.
    Hemming, Peter J., and Nicola Madge (2012)
    Childhood 19:1: 38-51.

    Associated Search Terms: Children
  • Single mothers' religious participation and early childhood behavior.
    Petts, Richard J. (2012)
    Journal of Marriage and Family 74: 251-268.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Family; Practice
  • Choosing my Religion: Young People's Personal Christian Knowledge.
    Collins-Mayo, Sylvia (2012)
    In Mathew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck (eds.) Religion and Knowledge: Sociological Perspectives. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 14-163.

    Based on 2004-07 questionnaire & interview data fro English young people (aged 8-23); reports beliefs & sources of religious knowledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Belief; Children; Great Britain, England
  • Young people in mixed faith families: A case of knowledge and experience of two traditions?
    Arweck, Elisabeth, and Eleanor Nesbitt (2012)
    In Mathew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck (eds.) Religion and Knowledge: Sociological Perpectives. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 57-75.

    Based on 2006-09 open-ended interviews with young people & their parents. The parents' connectedness to their religion & the grandparents' accessibility & acceptance of the grandchildren were important for the transmission of faith traditions.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Children; Family; Great Britain; Mixed-faith families
  • Religious education in the experience of young people from mixed-faith families.
    Arweck, Elisabeth, and Eleanor Nisbett (2011)
    British Journal of Religious Education 33:1: 1-15.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Children; Adolescents; Education
  • Is Urban Fathers' Religion Important for Their Children's Behavior?
    Petts, Richard J. (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 183-206.

    Analyzes panel data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (urban, U.S.A.). Suggests religion may encourage urban fathers to be engaged in their family life & thereby promote positive development among their children.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Children; Panel study; Family
  • Children Speak: Catholic Second Graders' Agency and Experiences in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
    Beste, Jennifer (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:3: 327-350.

    Based on interviews with 73 Catholic second graders.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Children; Penance; Students, primary; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Parental Religiosity, Religious Homogamy, and Young Children's Well-being.
    Petts, Richard J. (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:4: 389-414.

    Analyzes 1998 & 2000 interview data from fragile families in U.S.A. cities. Attendance by 2 parents & religious homogamy are related positively to children's well-being, strictness negatively so.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Well-being, psychological; Marriage; Panel study; Practice; Salience; Strictness; Family
  • The Faith of Generation Y.
    Collins-Mayo, Sylvia, Bob Mayo, and Sally Nash, with Christopher Cocksworth (2010)
    London: Chuch House Publishing.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Adolescents; Great Britain
  • Young people's identity formation in mixed-faith families: Continuity or discontinuity of religious tradition.
    Arweck, Elisabeth, and Eleanor Nisbett (2010)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 25:1: 67-87.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Family; Children; Identity
  • Talking with the Children of God: Prophecy and Transformation in a Radical Religious Group.
    Shepherd, Gordon, and Gary Shepherd (2010)
    Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God
  • Do private religious practices moderate the relation between family conflict and preadolescents' depression and anxiety symptoms?
    Davis, Kelly, and Catherine C. Epkins (2009)
    Journal of Early Adolescence 29:5: 693-717.

    Associated Search Terms: Devotionalism; Depression; Family; Children; Conflict
  • Religious Affiliation, Ethnicity, and Child Mortality in Chiapas, México.
    Vargas Valle, Eunice D., Leticia Fernández, and Joseph E. Potter (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:3:588-603.

    Analyzes 2000 census data; Presbyterian indigenous people had lower child mortality rate than other indigenous people, presumably because of a Presbyterian health ministry.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexico, Chiapas; Mortality; Denomination (organizational entity); Children
  • Discipline and cherish: Conservative Protestant perspectives on children and parenting.
    Bartkowski, John P., and Christopher G. Ellison (2009)
    In Don S. Browning and Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore (eds.) Children and Childhood in American Religions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 42-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Children; Conservative, U.S.A.; Socialization
  • Prophecy Channels and Prophetic Modalities: A Comparison of Revelation in The Family International and the LDS Chruch.
    Shepherd, Gordon, and Gary Shepherd (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4: 734-735.

    Develops hypotheses from the cases of on-going prophecy in the Latter-day Saints Church & The Family (Children of God).

    Associated Search Terms: The Family; Social construction of reality; Prophecy; Mormon; Children of God
  • Religion and Child Development: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study.
    Bartkowski, John P., Xiaohe Xu, and Martin L. Levin (2008)
    Social Science Research 37: 18-36/

    Associated Search Terms: Children
  • Social and Genetic Influences on Adolescent Religious Attitudes and Practices.
    Eaves, Lindon J., Peter K. Hatemi, Elizabeth C. Prom-Womley, and Lenn Murrelle (2008)
    Social Forces 86:4: 1621-1646.

    Questionnaire study of twins & their mothers in North Carolina; socialization explained most religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Socialization; Factor analysis; Children; Adolescents; Inheritance
  • Young people's spirituality and the meaning of prayer.
    Collins-Mayo, Sylvia (2008)
    In Abby Day (ed.) Religion and the Individual. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 33-42.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Great Britain; Adolescents; Spirituality; Prayer
  • Religious socialization among American youth: How faith shapes parents, children, and adolescents.
    Barrtkowski, John P. (2007)
    In James A. Beckford and Nicholas J. Demerath, III (eds.) Sage Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, pp. 511-525.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Children; Family; Socialization
  • Parents' Religious Heterogamy and Children's Well-being.
    Petts, Richard J., and Chris Knoester (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:3: 373-389.

    Based on 1987-94 longitudinal data from U.S. adults; mixid marriage is related to lower parental religiosity, more marital conflict, and lower children's well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Family; Marriage; Well-being
  • Grassroots Prophecy in The Family International.
    Shepherd, Gary, and Gordon Shepherd (2007)
    Nova religio 10:4: 38-71.

    Intrnational participant observation, interviews, & questionnaires from members' communal homes.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Children of God; Participant observation; Prophecy; Societalization; The Family
  • Children as Religious Resources: The Role of Children in the Social Re-formation of Class, Culture, and Religious Identity.
    Gallagher, Sally K. (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:2: 169-183.

    Based on participant observation & open-ended interviews in 2 Pacific Northwest, U.S.A., congregations. The involvement of chidlren in the congregations reinforced adults' class, culture, & religious identities.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative Baptist; Children; Participant observation; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • The Social Construction of Prophecy in The Family International.
    Shepherd, Gordon, and Gary Shepherd (2006)
    Nova religio 10:2: 29-56.

    Revelation continued to be socially constructed, after the death of the founder David Berg.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God; Routinization; Prophecy; Social construction of reality
  • Polish Children and Refugees: The Role of Religious Culture and Gender in the Host Community Acculturation Process.
    DeMarinis, Valerie, Halina Grzymala-Moszczynska, and Przemyslaw Jablonski (2004)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 12: 23-52.

    Based on interviews with Polish children & their parents who live near refugee settlements. Examines influence of images of God on attitudes toward refugees.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Poland; Migrant; God, image of; Refugees
  • Catholicism in Italy. The Soft Secularisation in a Post-ideological Society.
    Pace, Enzo (2004)
    In Jerolimov, Dinka Marinovic, Sinisa Zrinscak, and Irena Borowik (eds.), Religion and Patterns of Social Transformation. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research--Zagreb, pp. 89-102.

    Sees the Tridentine pattern of a doctrine-centered individual faith persisting in catechesis, but losing the young after Confirmation; presents 1990s survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Children; Education; Socialization; Secularization; Italy
  • Children in New Religious Movements.
    Hardman, Charlotte E. (2004)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.)The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 386-416.

    Associated Search Terms: Child abuse; Children; Socialization; New religions
  • Is Going to Church Good or Bad for You? Denomination, Attendance, and Mental Health of Children in West Scotland.
    Abbotts, Joanne E., Rory G.A. Williams, Helen N. Sweeting, and Patrick B. West (2004)
    Social Science and Medicine 58: 645-656.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Practice; Mental health; Denomination (organizational entity); Great Britain, Scotland
  • Family Religious Involvement and the Quality of Family Relationships for Early Adolescents.
    Smith, Christian, and Phillip Kim (2003)
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina: National Study of Youth and Religion.

    Analyzes 1997 survey data from 12-14 year old American children; religious involvement on the part of families correlates with a variety of indicators of family strength & solidarity.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Adolescents; Family
  • Anthropomorphism or Preparedness? Exploring Children's God Concepts.
    Barrett, Justin L., and Rebekah A. Richert (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 44:3: 300-312.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Anthropomorphism; Children
  • Parent-Child Communication about Religion: Survey and Diary Data on Unilateral Transmission and Bi-Directional Reciprocity Styles.
    Boyatzis, Chris J., and Denise L. Janicki (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 44:3: 252-270.

    Finds diary information more accurate & revealing than survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Diaries; Socialization; Methodology; Children; Family
  • The Endtime Family: Children of God.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (2002)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Compares survey results from members internationally with responses in the General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God
  • For the Sake of the Children?: Family-related Discourse and Practice in the Mainline.
    Wilcox, W. Bradford (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 287-316.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Familism; Protestant, U.S.A.; Family
  • Predictors of Religiosity among Youth Aged 17-22: A Longitudinal Study of the National Survey of Children.
    Gunnoe, Marjorie Lindner, and Kristin A. Moore (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:4: 613-622.

    Analyzes 1976-87 panel data on '76 children. The strongest predictors of adolescent/youth religiosity (salience, practice, prayer) were ethnicity & peers' religious attendance during high school.

    Associated Search Terms: Peers; Adolescents; Religiosity; Ethnic; Youth; Salience; Prayer; Children; Practice
  • Religion, Relationships, and Responsible Fathering in Latter-Day Saint Families of Children with Special Needs.
    Marks, Loren D., and David C. Dollahite (2001)
    Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 18: 625-650.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Mormon; Children
  • African-American Children at Church. A Sociocultural Perspective.
    Haight, Wendy L. (2001)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; African Americans; Children
  • Brainwashing Programs in The Family/Children of God and Scientology.
    Kent, Stephen A. (2001)
    In Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Misunderstanding Cults. Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 349-378. Critique by Lorne L. Dawson, pp. 379-400. Rejoinder by Kent, pp. 401-411.

    Uses public documents & interviews with former members of The Family & Scientology to illustrate brainwashing that was used to retain members.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology; Children of God; Brainwashing
  • Child-rearing Issues in Totalist Groups.
    Siskind, Amy (2001)
    ]In Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Misunderstanding Cults. Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 415-451.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Hare Krishna; Bruderhof; Children of God; Oneida; Child abuse; Commune
  • Growing up Religious: Christian and Jews and their Journeys of Faith.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2000)
    Boston: Beacon.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Adolescents; Children
  • The Next Generation: Jewish Children and Adolescents.
    Keysar, Ariela, Barry A. Kosmin, and Jeffrey Scheckner (2000)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Based on 1990 data.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Generations; Assimilation; Children; Adolescents
  • 'We Don't Celebrate Christmas, We Just Give Gifts': Adaptations to Migration and Social Change among Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh Children in England.
    Larson, Heidi (2000)
    In Jerry G. Pankhurst and Sharon K. Houseknecht (eds.), Family, Religion, and Social Change in Diverse Societies. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 283-302.

    Associated Search Terms: Adaptation; Sikh, Great Britain; Indian British; Pakistani British; Children; Islam, Great Britain; Pluralism; Feast; Great Britain, England, Southall; Migrant; Hindu, Great Britain
  • The Children of ISOT.
    Siegler, Gretchen (1999)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Charlotte E. Hardman (eds.) Children in New Religions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 124-137.

    Based on 1981-94 visits. Focuses on the socialization of a Christian commune's children.

    Associated Search Terms: In Search of Truth; Socialization; Children
  • Children of the Underground Temple. Growing up in Damanhur.
    Introvigne, Massimo (1999)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Charlotte E. Hardman (eds.) Children in New Religions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 138-149.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Socialization; Italy, Piedmont; Occult; Commune; New age; Damanhur
  • The Ethics of Children in Three New Religions.
    Hardman, Charlotte E. (1999)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Charlotte E. Hardman (eds.) Children in New Religions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 227-243.

    Based on interviews with children in The Family, Transcendental Meditation, & the Findhorn new age community.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; New age; The Family; Transcendental Meditation; Findhorn; Moral
  • Growing up as Mother's Children. Socializing a Second Generation in Sahaja Yoga.
    Coney, Judith (1999)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Charlotte E. Hardman (eds.) Children in New Religions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 108-123.

    Overview of the movement & socialization of its children; account of its school in Great Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Sahaja Yoga; Children; Education; Socialization; Hindu, Great Britain
  • Witches. The Next Generation.
    Berger, Helen A. (1999)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Charlotte E. Hardman (eds.) Children in New Religions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 11-28.

    Based on participant observations; notes changes children brought to Wicca in the U.S. Socializing children into the religion undermined its individualism. Rites of passage were created.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Wicca; Witch; Neopagan, U.S.A.; Rites of passage; Socialization; Children
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