Southern Rural Sociology

"Attendance at Religious Meetings and Community Involvement" (Theodori and Mayfield 2008)

Abstract

Data collected in a general population survey from a random sample of individuals in two rural
communities in Texas were used to examine the association between religious involvement and civic
participation empirically. Support was found for the hypothesis that attendance at religious meetings is
positively associated with community involvement. Results of the analysis of covariance also suggest thatcertain sociodemographic factors are significant predictors of community involvement. Possible implicationsof these findings for community developers, public leaders, Cooperative Extension Service personnel, and otherpractitioners are addressed. Recommendations for involving religious institutions in community developmentinitiatives are also advanced.

Link: "Attendance at Religious Meetings and Community Involvement" (Theodori and Mayfield 2008)



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