Title

Categories of Success Endorsed among Religiously Identified Seventh-day Adventist Students

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Abstract

The focus of this study was to explore students' perceptions of success and how those perceptions may differ by sex, age, and education. Using Jensen and Towle's criteria (1991), 165 subjects qualified as "religious" out of the 247 respondents assessed. Given different theological emphases, it was hypothesized that this predominantly Seventh-day Adventist sample would perceive success differently than Jensen and Towle's sample and that there would be sex differences in religiosity which may interact with age, education, and self-reported grades. There were some sex differences in endorsement of success categories, which decreased as amount of education increased. A comparison between this predominantly Seventh-day Adventist group and Jensen and Towle's predominantly Latter-day Saint group indicates that there may be various value systems regarding success among religious denominations.

Journal Title

Psychological Reports

Volume

88

Issue

3 PART 2

First Page

1121

Last Page

1128

DOI

10.2466/pr0.88.3.1121-1128

First Department

Behavioral Sciences

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