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  • Interrogatng and constructing the "authentic" Roman Catholic Church: Feminist perspectives among Canadian women religious.
    Gervais, Christine, and Claire Turenne Sjolander (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 365-396.

    Based on 2008-11 field work, interviews, & questionnaire data from current & former sisters in Ontario. Respondents constructed "church" often from a feminist & social justice orientation rather than the official hierarchical one.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Orders/congregations; Social construction of reality; Ex-sisters; Feminism; Catholic, Canada; Women; Authenticity; Canada, Ontario; Justice
  • Ages of Life and Christian Faith among Religious and Former Religious./Età e fede cristiana tra religiosi ed ex religiosi di comunità maschili e femminili./Lebensalter und christlicher Glaube unter Ordensleuten und ehemaligen Ordensleuten.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2007)
    Concilium 2007:5:95-106 (English)./126-144 (Italian)./594-606 (German).

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-brothers; Ex-priests; Ex-sisters; Orders/congregations; Age
  • Vocation Versus Vocational Status in the Lives of Current and Former Vowed American Catholic Religious.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 83-102.

    Analyzes 2002-2003 survey data from current and former Racine Dominican sisters & province of American current and former Franciscan priests and brothers (O.F.M.).

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-priests; Ex-clergy; Vocation; Social justice; Social issues; Orders/congregations; Order of Preachers; Ex-sisters; Franciscan (O.F.M.)
  • Transition from Vowed to Lay Ministry in American Catholicism.
    Blasi, Anthony J., with Joseph F. Zimmerman (2004)
    Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

    Based on 2002 questionnaire data from former & current members of 3 U.S. Catholic religious communities. Aspects of the intensive formation at time of entry persist through lay life; suggests these aspects should be the focus of training lay ministers.

    Associated Search Terms: Franciscan (O.F.M.); Ex-clergy; Franciscan; Ex-sisters; Racine Dominican Sisters; Catholic, U.S.A.; Holy Cross Brothers and Fathers; Ex-brothers
  • Becoming an Ex: The Process of Role Exit.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose (1988)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Ex-sisters; Role exit
  • Leaving Catholic Convents: Toward a Theory of Disengagement.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose (1988)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.), Falling from the Faith. Causes and Consequences of Religious Apostasy. Newbury Park, California: Sage, pp. 100-121.

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-sisters; Catholic, U.S.A.; Role exit
  • Leaving the Convent: The Experience of Role Exit and Self Transformation.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose (1984)
    In Joseph A. Kotarba and Andrea Fontana (eds.), The Existential Self in Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 156-176.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Ex-sisters; Self; Role exit
  • A Study of the Marriages and Marital Adjustment of Resigned Roman Catholic Priests and Their Wives.
    Hendricks-Rauch, Maureen (1979)
    Unpublished Ed.D. dissertation, University of Northern Colorado. [DA 40:8 B, p. 3932]

    Based on questionnaire data from 445 couples; shows greater than average happiness. 50% of wives were former religious sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Ex-sisters; Catholic, U.S.A.; Ex-clergy
  • Education and the Exodus from Convents.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, and Paul Ritterband (1978)
    Sociological Analysis 39:3: 257-264.

    Associated Search Terms: Role exit; Orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.; Ex-sisters; Change; Education
  • Out of the Cloister. A Study of Organizational Dilemmas.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose (1977)
    Austin: University of Texas Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Ex-sisters; Role exit; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Ex-Nuns: An Exploration of Emergent Status Transition./Ex-Nuns. A Study of Emergent Role Passage.
    SanGiovanni, Lucinda F. (1974)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Rutgers University. [DA 35:1 A, p. 588]/Norwood, New Jersey: Ablex Publishing, 1978.

    Based on 1972 interviews with women who left one order of female religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-sisters; Sisters; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Facteurs de Sortie des Communautés Religieuses Féminines du Québec.
    Bouchard, Jacqueline (1970)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Institute de psychologie de l'Université de Montréal.

    Study of motives of female religious leading religious life; compares questionnaire data from 250 sisters & 250 ex-sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-sisters; Catholic, Canada; Canada, Quebec; Sisters; Orders/congregations
  • The Dynamics of Role Leaving: A Role Theoretical Approach to the Leaving of Religious Organizations.
    Jehenson, Roger Bruno (1969)
    Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 5: 287-308.

    A first person account of a priest & sister deciding to marry, interpreted in terms of the psychological resistance offered by "organizational attraction."

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-sisters; Role exit; Ex-clergy
  • A Comparative Study of Dropouts and Nondropouts in a Religious Community.
    Molitor, M. Margaret Anne (1967)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Catholic University of America. [DA 28:6 A, p. 2353]

    Based on interview & archive material on members & ex-members of an American Catholic sisters' community; shows family support for joining to have furthered perseverance, & evaluates aspects of the training program.

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-sisters; Sisters; Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations
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