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  • Youth group cliques: How religious goals can disguise discriminatory group dynamics.
    Herzog, Patricia Snell, and Robert Wedow (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 217-238.

    Based on field notes & interviews in an Evangelical & a mainline Protestant church youth group in northern Indiana. In-group/out-group patterns showed the former to be higher socio-economic status than the latter.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth groups; Adolescents; Stratification; Participant observation
  • 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: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Socialization; Focus group; Family; Youth
  • What Difference Does Youth Group Make? A Longitudinal Analysis of Religious Youth Group Participation Outcomes.
    Snell, Patricia (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:3:572-587.

    Analyzes 2001-05 telephone interview panel data from English-speaking adolescents. Participation in church youth groups enhances church participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Panel study; Youth groups
  • Faith in the Fields. Mexican Marianism in Miami-Dade County.
    Báez, Noemí, María de los Angèles Rey, and Terry Rey (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 190-207.

    Focuses on a rural Catholic mission to poor Mexicans in Naranja, near Homestead, Florida. Social capital is of the bonding ariety. Many of the social services are organized by parish youth groups. Describes the Decemer Guadalupe feast.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; United States, Florida, Homestead; Marian; Youth groups; Social capital; Mexican Americans; Feast; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Youth and Charity in a Sweetwater Parish. Our Lady of Divine Providence Church.
    Oscariz, Aidil (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 171-189.

    A once Cuban parish turned largely Nicaraguan; after a period of supplying social services to refugees it has focused more on spiritual matters. Both kinds of service repreent bonding social capital. Describes a parish youth group.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Youth groups; United States, Florida, Sweetwater; Succession (urban ecology); Social capital; Parish; Nicaraguan Americans; Civic engagement; Migrant
  • Mapping American Adoelscent Religious Participation.
    Smith, Christian, Melinda Lundquist Denton, Robert Faris, and Mark Regnerus (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:4: 597-612.

    Presents descriptive 1990s poll data from American adolescents.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Adolescents; Practice; Membership; Youth groups; United States, regions; Students, secondary; Sex; Race; Age
  • Elmstown's Youth. The Impact of Social Classes on Adolescents.
    Hollingshead, August (1949)
    New York: John Wiley & Sons.

    Ch. 10: Shows a linear relationship between religious involvement & class, but no such relationship with belief in God. Church youth groups could not transcend class. Adolescents experienced cultural tension with some of the clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Community study; Youth groups; Stratification
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