ERIC Number: EJ1183468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Monitoring Attitude toward Christianity among Year 5 and Year 6 Students Attending Church in Wales Primary Schools
Lankshear, David W.; Francis, Leslie J.; Eccles, Emma L.
International Journal of Christianity & Education, v22 n2 p112-127 Jul 2018
This study argues that assessment of student attitudes provides insight into the culture and climate of schools. The Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity was employed to explore the Christian culture and climate of Anglican church primary schools within the state-maintained sector across Wales. The analysis drew on responses from 1,899 students from year 5 and year 6. The data demonstrated that the majority of students held a positive attitude toward Christianity, that female students held a more positive attitude than did male students, and that a significant decline in positive attitude toward Christianity took place over the two year groups.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Christianity, Parochial Schools, Attitude Measures, Gender Differences, Educational Trends, Age Differences, Religious Factors, Attendance, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)