A Study of Factors Which May Influence Attitudes of LDS Teen-Agers Toward Family Home Evening
Brigham Young University Press
The purpose of this study was to identify factors related to attitudes of teenagers toward the Family Home Evening Program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hypotheses involving the relationships of certain factors to attitudes toward home evening were tested. A cluster sample of twenty-three ninth grade classes was selected and data were gathered through use of a questionnaire. Statistics used in analysis of data included the Pearsonian product moment correlation coefficient, and analysis of variance. Responses to open-end questions were content analyzed by three independent judges. Findings suggest that perceived participation by teenagers in planning and presenting home evening lessons is related to positive attitudes toward the program. Teenagers' perception of their family as discussing questions or problems of importance to them during home evening also seems to be related to positive attitudes. No significant relationship was found between teenagers' perception of relative differences in task-maintenance orientations of their parents and teenagers' attitudes toward home evening.