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  • From Celibate Catholic Priest to Married Protestant Minister. Shepherding in Greener Pastures.
    Fichter, Stephen Joseph (2015)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Based on interviews with former Catholic priests in the U.S.A. who became pastors in Protestant churches, most in the Episcopal church but some in the Evangelical Lutheran & United churches. For most, celibacy had been a burden.

    Associated Search Terms: Role exit; Episcopal; Conversion; Clergy spouses; Clergy; Vocation; Role strain; Catholic, U.S.A.; Celibacy
  • Perché lasciano la vita consacrata. Una indagine empirica.
    Oviedo, Lluis (2004)
    Antonianum 2: 79-100.

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-clergy; Role exit; Catholic
  • The Ministry as an Occupational Labor Market: Intentions to Leave an Employer (Church) vs. Intentions to Leave a Profession (Ministry).
    McDuff, Elaine M., and Charles W. Mueller (2000)
    Work and Occupations 27: 89-116.

    Associated Search Terms: Role exit; Clergy role; Clergy; Occupation
  • Why men and women leave the ministry: Hypotheses from research on clergy and from exiters of other statuses.
    Lummis, Adair T. (1996)
    In Georgie Ann Weatherby and Susan A. Farrell (eds.) The Power of Gender in Religion. New York: McGraw Hll, pp. 119-138.

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-clergy; Comparative; Role exit; Gender
  • Defense Workers. A Challenge to Family and Faith.
    Johnson, Mary (1995)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman and Wade Clark Roof (eds.), Work, Family, and Religion in Contemporary Society. New York; Routledge, pp. 219-235.

    Based on 4 in-depth interviews & 15 questionnaires, all 1990, from former defense workers who quit their jobs for religious reasons.

    Associated Search Terms: Role exit; Peace/war; Ex-defense worker; Conversion
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Becoming an Ex-priest: The Process of Leaving a High Commitment Status.
    DellaCava, Frances A. (1975)
    Sociological Inquiry 45:4: 41-49.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Ex-clergy; Role exit
  • Status Abrogation: A Study of the Former Roman Catholic Priest.
    DellaCava, Frances A. (1973)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Fordham University. [DA 34:1 A, p. 424]

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-clergy; Role exit; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Career Change of Clergy to Secular Occupations: Development of a Theoretical Framework.
    Burch, Genevieve (1969)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Maryland.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Ex-clergy; Role exit
  • 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
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