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Why They Stop Attending Church: An Exploratory Study of Religious Participation Decline Among Millennials from Conservative Christian Backgrounds

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2013
Abstract/Description:
Using a grounded theory approach, this study examines the reasons why Millennials from conservative Christian backgrounds stop attending church. The purpose is to understand why attendance attrition is at an all time high for those in the Millennial generation, ages 18 to 29. Data from 18 semi-structured interviews with former attendees demonstrate that this phenomenon is not due to a simplistic list of reasons but is actually a result of a complex development involving varying interrelated processes. The primary processes at work are cognitive and spiritual disconnection and disengagement for personal wellbeing.
Title: Why They Stop Attending Church: An Exploratory Study of Religious Participation Decline Among Millennials from Conservative Christian Backgrounds.
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Name(s): Chase, Jessica, Author
Gay, David, Committee Chair
Grauerholz, Elizabeth, Committee Member
Lynxwiler, John, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Using a grounded theory approach, this study examines the reasons why Millennials from conservative Christian backgrounds stop attending church. The purpose is to understand why attendance attrition is at an all time high for those in the Millennial generation, ages 18 to 29. Data from 18 semi-structured interviews with former attendees demonstrate that this phenomenon is not due to a simplistic list of reasons but is actually a result of a complex development involving varying interrelated processes. The primary processes at work are cognitive and spiritual disconnection and disengagement for personal wellbeing.
Identifier: CFE0004830 (IID), ucf:49698 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-08-01
M.A.
Sciences, Sociology
Masters
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Subject(s): sociology of religion -- attendance -- Millennials -- young adults -- stop attending
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004830
Restrictions on Access: public 2013-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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