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  • Failing to Master Divinity: How Institutional Type, Financial Debt, Community Acceptance, and Gender Affect Seminary Graduates' Career Choices.
    Ferguson, Todd W. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 341-363.

    Secondary analysis of 2012-13 U.S.A. & Canada theology schools' graduating student questionnaire data. M.Div. students at university-affiliated seminaries are less likely to want a religious career, those feeling accepted in the seminary community more likely, women less likely. Married women are more likely to want one than unmarried.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary; Vocation; Gender; Seminarians
  • Psychosocial Health and Spirituality of Theology Students and Pastors of the German Seventh-day Adventist Church.
    Voltmer, Edgar, Christine Thomas, and Claudia Spahn (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:3: 290-305.

    2007-08 survey data from German Seventh-day Adventist theology students & pastors show physical health but low scores on mental health.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Clergy; Seventh-day Adventist, Germany; Mental health; Health
  • American Religion. Contemporary Trends.
    Chaves, Mark (2011)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Uses 1972-2008 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data & 1998 & 2006-07 National Congregations Study data to trace religious patterns & changes in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Sexual attitudes; Seminarians; Practice; Politics, U.S.A.; Literalism; Homosexuality; Clergy image; Belief; Abortion; United States; Membership
  • Are Religious People More Prosocial? A Quasi-experimental Study with Madrasah Pupils in a Rural Community in India.
    Ahmed, Ali M. (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:2: 368-374.

    Using game experiments, studying to enter the clergy were more co-oeprative & generous than other students.

    Associated Search Terms: Game theory; Hindu, India; Seminarians; India, Uttar Pradesh, Nowganwan; Altruism
  • Catholic Ministry Formation Enrollments: Statistical Overview for 2007-2008.
    Gautier, Mary L. (2008)
    Washington: Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Seminarians
  • Seminarians and Vocation.
    Dal Piaz, Giovanni (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 177-195.

    Reports demographics over time of secular & regular clergy, women religious, and seminarians in Italy.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Clergy; Sisters; Seminarians; Italy
  • Religious Leadership/Clergy.
    Hoge, Dean R. (2006)
    In Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh (ed.) Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions. New York: Springer, pp. 373-387.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Clergy role; Seminarians
  • Les clercs de l'identité: socialisation et engagement militant en Pays Basque.
    itçaina, Xabier (2005)
    In Denis Laborde, et al., Six études sur la société basque. Paris: L'Harmattan, pp. 163-233.

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-seminarians; Identity; Ex-clergy; Basque
  • Facing the Stained Glass Ceiling. Gender in a Protestant Seminary.
    Finley, Barbara (2003)
    Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

    Based on mid-1990s interviews & observation in a Presbyterian theology school; notes that conservative males obtain the better parish appointments while liberal women are socialized away from parish ministry.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Seminary; Seminarians
  • The Effects of Professional Training: The Social and Religious Capital Acquired in Seminaries.
    Finke, Roger, and Kevin D. Dougherty (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:1: 103-120.

    Seminary education provides social capital (networks) & religious capital (knowledge & attachment), both distinct from congregational networks & piety. Analyzes 1994 data from Milwaukee clergy & '96 theology school survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Education; Seminarians; Seminary
  • Educational "Preference" of German Protestants and Catholics: The Politics Behind Educational Specialization.
    Becker, George (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 41:3: 311-327.

    Criticizes Offenbacher's study used by M. Weber & R. Merton in their hypothesized more rational Protestant courses of action; proposes differential occupational opportunities for Protestants & Catholic theology students affected their educational careers.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Protestant Ethic; Germany; Catholic, Germany; Science; Offenbacher, Martin; Seminarians; Protestant, Germany
  • Sexual Orientation and the Willingness of Catholic Seminary Students to Conform to Church Teachings.
    Hayduk, Leslie A., Rainer F. Stratkotter, and Martin W. Rovers (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:3: 455-467.

    Analyzes 1994 questionnaire data from Canadian Catholic seminarians; homosexual identity had no effect on willingness to obey church teachings.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Homosexuality; Catholic, Canada; Seminarians; Obedience
  • Conservative Protestantism and Attitudes toward Family Planning in a Sample of Seminarians.
    Ellison, Christopher G., and Patricia Goodson (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:4: 512-529.

    Analyzes 1995-96 survey data from North American Protestant seminarians; conservatism predicts opposition to family planning.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Seminarians; Birth control
  • Do Men and Women Have Different Goals for Ministry? Evidence from Seminarians.
    Finlay, Barbara (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57;3: 311-318.

    Analyzes 1993 questionnaire data from M.Div. students in a Presbyterian seminary in the U.S. South; found gender differences in preferred pastoral placements.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Women; Clergy role
  • Gender Differences in Attitudes toward Abortion among Protestant Seminarians.
    Finlay, Barbara (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 37:4: 354-360.

    Analyzes 1993 questionnaire data from theology students at a Presbyterian seminary in the U.S. South; women favored a pro-choice position more than men.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Abortion; Seminarians; Sex
  • Stress Factors, Spirituality, and Commitment among Seminarians and their Spouses.
    Dudley, Roger L., and Margaret G. Dudley (1994)
    Review of Religious research 36:1: 43-57.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from divinity students & their spouses at Andrews University, Michigan; observes stressful conditions & means of alleviating their effects on spiritual well-being & on commitment to ministry.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Seventh-day Adventist; Seminarians; Well-being, spiritual
  • Changes in the Priesthood and Seminaries.
    Hoge, Dean R. (1991)
    In Helen R.F. Ebaugh (ed.), Religion and the Social Order. Vatican II and U.S. Catholicism. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 67-83.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Clergy; Seminarians; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Women in Seminary: A Review of Current Social Science Research.
    Charlton, Joy (1987)
    Review of Religious Research 28:4: 305-318.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Seminarians
  • Evangelicalism: The Coming Generation.
    Hunter, James Davison (1987)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Analyzes survey data from students at 9 denominational colleges & 7 Evangelical seminaries, & other data bases, including a 1985 survey of denominational college faculty.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Seminarians; Professor
  • Seminarians of the Eighties: A National Survey.
    Potvin, Raymond H. (1985)
    Washington: National Catholic Educational Association.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Women in seminary: Dilemmas of professional socializaion.
    Kleinman, Sherryl (1984)
    Sociology of Education 57:4: 210-219.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Seminarians; Education
  • Equals Before God. Seminarians as Humanistic Professionals.
    Kleinman, Sherryl (1984)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Based on participant observation in a Midwest U.S. Protestant theology school; focuses on socialization into a deprofessionalized role.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Professions; Seminary; Participant observation
  • Research on Men's Vocations to the Priesthood and the Religious Life.
    Hoge, Dean R., Raymond H. Potvin, and Kathleen M. Gerry (1984)
    Washington: United States Catholic Conference.

    Reports mostly 1968-83 Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate data on seminary students.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Catholic, U.S.A.; Vocation
  • Some Aspects of Organizational Efficacy in Australian Churches.
    Dowdy, Edwin, and Gillian Lupton (1983)
    In Alan Black and Peter Glasner (eds.), Practice and Belief. Studies in the Sociology of Australian Religion. Sydney: Allan & Unwin, pp. 62-73.

    Reports survey data on priorities of church activities, as held by clergy, seminarians, involved laity, the general public, & ex-clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Clergy role; Ex-clergy; Seminarians; Australia
  • Making Professionals into "Persons": Discrepancies in Traditional and Humansitic Expectations of Professional Identity.
    Kleinman, Sherryl (1981)
    Sociology of Work and Occupations 8:1: 61-87.

    Associated Search Terms: Professions; Seminarians
  • Who'd Be a Moonie?
    Barker, Eileen (1981)
    In Bryan Wilson (ed.), The Social Impact of New Religious Movements. New York: Rose of Sharon Press, pp. 59-96.

    Analyzes 1978 survey data from members in Great Britain, seminarians in New York State, & other members in the U.S.A., & 1979 data from people who attended workshops in Great Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Unification Church
  • Perfect Families: Visions of the Future in a New Religious Movement.
    Bromley, David G., Anson D. Shupe, Jr., and Donna L. Oliver (1981)
    Marriage and Family Review 4:3/4: 119-129.

    Analyzes 1978 survey data from students at Unification Theological Seminary; shows a sensed conflict between personal needs & church practices concerning marriage.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church; Seminarians; Marriage
  • Perceived Influences on Occupational Choice of Seminarians.
    Cross, William M. (1980)
    Concordia Theological Quarterly 44:1: 3-16.

    Analyzes 1976-77 questionnaire data from students in Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), Seminex (St. Louis), & Concordia Seminary (Springfield, Missouri).

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Vocation; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • Rhetorics and Action in Moral Organizations: Social Control of Little Leaguers and Ministry Students.
    Kleinman, Sherryl, and Gary Alan Fine (1979)
    Urban Life 8:3: 275-294.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Participant observation; Social control; Seminarians
  • La voction. Conversion et reconversion des prêtres ruraux.
    Suaud, Charles (1978)
    Paris: Éditions de Minuit.

    Studies minor seminarians in the Vendée; uses 1920-70 data; inheritance customs led parents to instill religiosity in younger sons until post-war opportunity substituted the school for religion.

    Associated Search Terms: France, Vendée; Catholic, France; Seminarians; Vocation; Rural
  • Significant Others in the Professional Socialization of Catholic Seminarians.
    Ventimiglia, Joseph C. (1978)
    Journal for the scientific Study of Religion 17:1: 43-52.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from students at an American Catholic seminary; Examines increasing identification with ministerial occupation during the course of study.

    Associated Search Terms: Reference group; Identity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Seminarians
  • Dinamica vocazionale in cifre. Il flusso delle entrate e uscite nel Seminario Maggiore di Padova dal 1950-51 al 1970-71.
    Giuriati, Paolo (1977)
    Studia Patavina 2: 245-310.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Vocation; Italy, Padua
  • Role Preferences among Jewish Seminarians.
    Blass, Jerome H. (1977)
    Sociological Analysis 38;1: 59-64.

    Provides cross-denominational comparisons with 1973-74 data from students in 3 seminaries.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Seminarians; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Career Commitment among Continuing and Exiting Seminary Students.
    Ventimiglia, Joseph C. (1977)
    Sociological Analysis 38:1: 49-58.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from early 1970s students at a north central U.S. Catholic seminary, a few years afterward; those who had withdrawn entered earlier & with external support, compared to those who continued toward ordination.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Seminarians; Vocation
  • Qui êtes-vous, jeunes ou adultes des centres ou groupes de formation? Quelques résultats d'une enquête nationale auprès des séminaristes.
    Boulard, Fernand (1976)
    Vocation 273: 38-82.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; France
  • Short-Run Career Choice among Protestant Seminarians.
    Mills, Bobby Eugene (1976)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Syracuse University. [DA 38:5 A, p. 3094]

    Analyzes questionnaire data from seminarians at Union (NYC), Colgate-Rochester, Bexley Hall, & Crozer (all Rochester); theological conservatives, the less academic, & those expecting low income electing parish work rather than alternative clergy careers.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Seminarians
  • Religion as Prosocial: Agent or Double Agent?
    Batson, Charles Daniel (1976)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 15:1: 29-45.

    Scales are developed & applied with Princeton Theological Seminary students, & then with a small number of religiously interested undergraduates.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Students, undergraduate; Prejudice
  • A Research Note on the Diversity Among American Protestants: A Southern Baptist Example.
    Thompson, Robert Clarence (1974)
    Review of Religious Research 15:2: 87-92.

    Measures the orthodoxy of 3 diploma/degree groups at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth; sees polarization within the Southern Baptist membership, clergy, & hierarchy.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Seminarians; Conflict; Southern Baptist
  • Love and Guilt-oriented Dimensions of Christian Belief.
    McConahay, John B., and Joseph C. Hough, Jr. (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:1: 53-64.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Protestant seminarians in southern California. Shows alternative altruism- & guilt-based belief systems; the former was inversely related to conventionalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Conventionality; Seminarians; Activism; Belief
  • The Ministerial Student: A Study in the Contradictions of a Marginal Role.
    Gustavus, William T. (1973)
    Review of Religious Research 14:3: 187-193.

    Analyzes 1967 questionnaire data from pre-theological & other students at Baylor University; explores whether & how much pre-theology students were marginal.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Students, undergraduate; Marginality
  • Perceived Dimensions of Religious Experience.
    Burger, Gary K., and John Allen (1973)
    Sociological Analysis 34:4: 255-264.

    Analyzes questionnaire responses from male volunteers from a Catholic university & a Catholic seminary, both in Midwestern U.S.A.; confirms R. Stark's 1965 typology of religious experience.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Catholic, U.S.A.; Seminarians; Experience
  • Personality Changes among Students in a Conservative Seminary.
    Nauss, Allen H. (1972)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 11:4: 377-388.

    Compares personality inventory data for 3 student cohorts; shows changes related to withdrawals & institutional objectives.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians
  • Characteristics of Persisters and Withdrawals among Seminarians.
    Lonsway, Francis A. (1972)
    Theological Education 8;3: 198-205.

    Based on 1966 & '69 questionnaire data from Catholic seminarians in the U.S. Midwest.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Seminarians
  • The Ministry in Transition. A Case Study of Theological Education.
    Fukuyama, Yoshio (1972)
    University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press.

    Analyzes 1967 survey data from United Church of Christ clergy who were ordained 1952-66; focuses on their seminary experience.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; Seminarians; Clergy role
  • The Minor Seminarian: Social Class and Academic Achievement.
    Mundy, Paul, Marcel A. Fredericks, and William J. Mckey (1972)
    Journal of Experimental Education 40:4: 65-69.

    Analyzes data on 1967-68 freshman classes of the 2 Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago minor seminaries; academic grades did not correlate significantly with social class backgrounds.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Education; Seminarians
  • New Forms of Religion in the Seminary.
    Wuthnow, Robert (1971)
    Review of Religious Research 12:2: 80-87. [Also in Charles Y. Glock (ed.) Religion in Sociological Perspective: Essays in the Empirical study of Religion. Belmont, California: Wadsworth, 1973, pp. 187-203]

    Based on interviews with seminarians in the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California; develops a typology of seminarians: traditionalist, revisionist, academic, activist.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Seminarians; Activism; Traditionalism
  • Occupational Aspirations and Expectations of Seminary Students.
    Cross, William M. (1971)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. disserttion, South Dakota State University. [DA 32:8 A, p. 4718]

    Analyzes 1970 questionnaire data from seminarians in Chicago, St. Louis, & northern Indiana seminaries; uses reference group theory to hypothesize relationships among role models, socio-economic status, & specialized occupational hopes & expectations.

    Associated Search Terms: Reference group; Vocation; Stratification; Seminarians
  • Role Conflict in the Ministry and the Role of the Seminary: A Pilot Study.
    Newman, William M. (1971)
    Sociological Analysis 32:4: 238-248.

    Analyzes 1969-70 questionnaire data from 1st year & graduating students at an interdenominational & an Episcopal seminary; role preferences parallel those found among clergy in other studies portended role conflict.

    Associated Search Terms: Role conflict; Clergy role; Episcopal; Seminarians
  • Los ex-sacerdotes y ex-seminaristes en España.
    Ruiz Olabuénaga, José Ignacio (1971)
    Cuernavaca: CIDOC.

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-clergy; Catholic, Spain; Ex-seminarians; Spain
  • Self-identified Fundamentalism among Protestant Seminarians: A Study of Persistence and Change in Value-orientations.
    Berg, Philip L. (1971)
    Review of Religious Research 12:2: 88-94.

    Analyzes data from seminarians at 7 protestant schools; fundamentalists viewed ministry as charismatic, & were devotional & experience-oriented & less ethicalist or interested in technical skills.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Seminarians
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