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A ROLE CONFLICT THEORY OF RELIGIOUS CHANGE: AN EXPLANATION AND TEST
CRAGUN, RYAN T.

2007, PhD, University of Cincinnati, Arts and Sciences : Sociology.
Two trends in the religious makeup of the U.S. that have received little attention from sociologists of religion are the increasing number of people who leave the religion in which they were raised and the increasing number of people who are leaving all religion (religious nones or independents). This project develops a theoretical model based on role theory and role conflict that explains individual level religious change with the goal of ultimately helping sociologists understand these two trends. I use religious dropouts – those who at one point claimed a religious affiliation but no longer do so – to test the theory, finding that a number of factors are important correlates of this specific type of religious change, including: having a non-affiliated spouse, higher levels of educational attainment, and lower levels of religious commitment in other dimensions of one's religious role (i.e., religious service attendance, belief in immortality, and frequency of prayer). I conclude that many changes in religious roles are the result of intra- and/or inter-role conflict.
Dr. Rhys Williams (Advisor)
228 p.

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