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Keeping Church Goers Motivated: Church Worship Communication Study

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Date Issued:
2012
Abstract/Description:
At a time when mainline Protestant churches in America are concerned with stagnant or declining worship attendance (Duin, 2008) a better understanding of worshippers' motivations could help church leaders plan and create positive worship experiences (Katt (&) Trelstad, 2009). This study extends the scope of the previous research of Katt and Trelstad by employing a larger sample of purposively selected churches. It attempts to more clearly answer the following question more clearly: What types of incidents serve as motivator and de-motivator factors in the church worship service setting? A sample of 105 church members from thirty-eight churches participated in a survey, either in person or online. The results indicate that there are motivators and de-motivators for attendees of a church worship service which are specific to the context. This research could provide practical information for churches concerned about member motivation and further extend the scope of Herzberg's theory into another context.
Title: Keeping Church Goers Motivated: Church Worship Communication Study.
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Name(s): Trelstad, Anne, Author
Katt, James, Committee Chair
Miller, Ann, Committee Member
Davis, Kristin, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: At a time when mainline Protestant churches in America are concerned with stagnant or declining worship attendance (Duin, 2008) a better understanding of worshippers' motivations could help church leaders plan and create positive worship experiences (Katt (&) Trelstad, 2009). This study extends the scope of the previous research of Katt and Trelstad by employing a larger sample of purposively selected churches. It attempts to more clearly answer the following question more clearly: What types of incidents serve as motivator and de-motivator factors in the church worship service setting? A sample of 105 church members from thirty-eight churches participated in a survey, either in person or online. The results indicate that there are motivators and de-motivators for attendees of a church worship service which are specific to the context. This research could provide practical information for churches concerned about member motivation and further extend the scope of Herzberg's theory into another context.
Identifier: CFE0004631 (IID), ucf:49934 (fedora)
Note(s): 2012-08-01
M.A.
Sciences, Communication
Masters
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Subject(s): Communication -- Motivation -- Herzberg -- Motivation - Hygiene Theory -- Church Worship
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004631
Restrictions on Access: public 2013-02-15
Host Institution: UCF

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