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The Impact of Perceived Parental Religious Rigidity on Disaffiliated Young Adult Children

The purpose of this study is to examine the relational impact of perceived religious rigidity on disaffiliated Latter-day Saint college students. Using a convenience sample and grounded theory methodology, ten self-identified disaffiliated Latter-day Saint subjects between the ages of 18-29 will be interviewed using open-ended questions, to see what themes emerge around concepts associated with perceived parental religious rigidity, intergenerational acculturation gaps, family conflict and/or estrangement. Keywords: Religion, disaffiliation, Latter-day Saints, Mormons, Parent-child relationships, religious discord, religious transmission, family conflict, religious rigidity, college students

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Elizabeth Macdonald


Darin Eckton


Elizabeth Macdonald

Type: Oral
Discipline: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Institution: Utah Valley University

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