A study of the importance of church-related family living curricula

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Alice Faye Brown Ellison (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Rebecca M. Smith

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study 1) to assess the views of clergy and laity in the United Methodist Church concerning the extent of family living curricula; 2) to assess the importance of the present family living curricula as viewed by those same clergy and laity; 3) to compare the views of the clergy and laity with regard to the extent of and the importance of family living curricula; and 4) to compare the views of respondents with respect to geographic location of the church. The data were collected through the use of a questionnaire formulated by the researcher to determine what programs, activities, and discussions about family living were taking place in the Methodist Church at that time. The population sampled was the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. From an official listing of all the churches in that conference a stratified proportionate random sample was selected according to church membership size. The ministers of the churches were mailed a given number of questionnaires. They were asked to complete one questionnaire and randomly select laymen 18 years or older to complete and mail to the researcher the remaining questionnaires. The questionnaire asked the respondent to reply "yes", "no", or "don't know" to a series of 16 items included in family ministry in the church. The second portion of the questionnaire asked the respondent to rate on a four-point scale the importance he personally attached S to each of the 16 items being done in the church.

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Language: English
Date: 1971

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