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  • Christian churches and immigrant support in Canada: An organizational ecology perspective.
    Reimer, Samuel H., Mark Chapman, Rich Janzen, James Watson, and Michael Wilkinson (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:4: 495-513.

    Canadian Christian churches service immigrants' needs by adapting to specific niche needs, filling in gaps in local services hat other agencies provide.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Canada; Focus group; Migration
  • "People forget he's human": Charismatic leaership in institutionalized religion.
    Corcoran, Katie E., and James K. Wellman, Jr. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:4: 309-333.

    Based on focus group data from a megachurch sample, coded by unsolicited indicators of charisma & humanness perceived in senior pastors. Contrary to findings from new religious movements, ordinariness is an aspect of charisma, along with the extraordinary.

    Associated Search Terms: Focus group; Megachurch; Charisma; Content analysis
  • Gendered responses to decline in Protestant congregations.
    McMullin, Steve (2015)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 26: 21-39.

    Interview & focus group data from 16 U.S.A. & Canadian congregations show the decline jeopardizing men's religiosity but related to a strengthening of women's.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Gender; United States; Congregation; Focus group
  • Overcoming the challenges of pastoral work? Peer support groups and psychological distress among United Methodist Church clergy.
    Miles, Andrew, and Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:2: 199-226.

    Based on 2008 focus group data & 2008-10 survey data--all from United Methodist clergy in North Carolina. Not all participants in peer support group session benefited from them.

    Associated Search Terms: Peer support groups; United States, North Carolina; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Stress; Clergy; Focus group
  • Moral freighting and civic engagement: A UK perspective on Putnam and Campbell's theory of religious-based social action.
    Baker, Christopher (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 343-369.

    Based on focus group data from Manchester, U.K. Across religious traditions, themes of friendship, persistence, worship, & formation appear in connection with civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Belonging, sense of; Christian, Great Britain; Comparative; Great Britain, Manchester; Islam, Great Britain; Moral; Social capital; Volunteering; Buddhist, Great Britain; Focus group
  • Religion and Regional Culture: Embedding Religious Commitment within Place.
    Wellman, James K., Jr., and Katie E. Corcoran (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:4: 496-520.

    Based on interviews & focus groups in western Oregon & western Washington, in conservative & liberal Protestant churches. Religion in general is in perceived tension with the regional environment, but Evangelical religion more so.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Focus group; Regionalism; Place; Tension; United States, Pacific Northwest; United States, Oregon; United States, Washington
  • The Influence of Religion on Adolescent Family Life in England: An Explanatory Study of the Views of Young People and Parents.
    Horwath, Jan, Janet Lees, and Peter Sidebotham (2012)
    Social Compass 59:2: 257-275.

    British adolescents had religious beliefs, based on family & peer expectations rather than on church authorities'.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Family; Students, secondary; Adolescents; Focus group
  • The Making of Religious Pluralism in Italy: Discussing Religious Education from a New Generational Perspective.
    Frisina, Annalisa (2011)
    Social Compass 58:2: 271-284.

    Explores views of non-Catholic students taking religion classes in Italy, using focus groups, mostly in Mantova.

    Associated Search Terms: Focus group; Pluralism; Generations; Education; Italy
  • The Role of Families and Religious Institutions in Transmitting Faith among Christians, Muslims, and Hindus in the USA.
    Warner, R. Stephen, and Rhys H. Williams (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 159-165.

    Based on focus groups & interviews with families identified as exemplary in passing their religion on to their youth.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Focus group; Socialization; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Youth
  • Defining Spiritual Growth: Congregations, Community, and Connectedness.
    Gallagher, Sally K., and Chelsea Newton (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70::3:232-261.

    Based on 2005-07 field work, itnerviews, & focus groups in 4 congregations in the American Pacific Northwest.

    Associated Search Terms: Focus group; Parish; Spiritual growth
  • I'm a Believer--But I'll Be Damned If I'm Religious: Belief and Religion in the Greater Copenhagen Area--A Focus Group Study.
    Rosen, Ina (2009)
    Lund: Lunds Universitet.

    Associated Search Terms: Focus group; Denmark, Copenhagen; Lutheran, Denmark
  • From Piety to Professionalism--and Back?: Transformations of Organized Religious Virtuosity.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2006)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Examines the effects of secularization of schools, charities, & hospitals on the female religious organizational sponsors; 36 focus groups conducted 1999-2000 with a missionary society, deaconesses, & Catholic sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Orders/congregations; Women; Change; Goal displacement; Deaconess; Organization; Identity; Focus group; Education; Hospital; Missionary; Secularization; Sisters
  • Focus Groups Help Congregation Improve its New Member Ministry.
    Scannell, Alice Updike (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 45:1: 68-77.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Episcopal; Focus group
  • Devising a Study on Religion and the Latina Experience.
    Peņa, Milagros (2002)
    Social Compass 49:2: 281-294.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexican Americans; Focus group; Methodology
  • Religion, Family, and Ritual: The Production of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Outsiders-within.
    Oswald, Ramona Faith (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 43:1: 39-50.

    Based on focus group interviews with acknowledged gay, lesbian, bisexual, & transgendered people who had attended heterosexual family weddings.They saw themselves as outsiders to the religions, & when religion was conservative, outsiders to family.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Ritual; Homosexuality; Family; Wedding; Focus group
  • Negative Interaction in the Church: Insights from Focus Groups with Older Adults.
    Krause, Neal, Linda M. Chatters, and Tina Meltzer (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 41:4: 510-533.

    Based on focus groups consisting of older people in Michigan; ascertains the content of negative experiences of social interaction in congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Gerontology; Focus group
  • Using Focus Groups to Explore the Nature of Prayer in Later Life.
    Krause, Neal, David L. Morgan, Linda M. Chatters, and Tina Meltzer (2000)
    Journal of Aging Studies 14:2: 191-212.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Focus group; Gerontology
  • Using focus groups to explore the nature of prayer in late life.
    Krause, Neal, Linda M. Chatters, Tina Meltzer, and David L. Morgan (2000)
    Journal of Aging Studies 14:2: 191-212.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Methods; Prayer; Focus group
  • The Meanings of a Merger: Denominational Identity in the United Church of Christ.
    Newman, William M. (1993)
    In Jackson W. Carroll and Wade Clark Roof (eds.) Beyond Establishment. Protestant Identity in a Post-Protestant Age. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox, pp. 296-308.

    Based on 1985 discussion group data; church membership was more local than denominational.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; Ecumenism; Focus group; Membership; Merger
  • The Breakdown of Religious Debates in Spain in the 80's.
    Pereda, Carlos, and Miguel Angel de Prada (1986)
    Social Compass 33:4: 347-362.

    Based on participation in group discussions; notes that Spanish Catholicism is pluralist, ranging from Francoism to liberation theology.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Spain; Group discussion research; Spain; Focus group
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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