Faith Maturity and Social Concern in College-Age Youth: Does Christian Education Make a Difference?
The massive Valuegenesis study examined faith maturity among a large sample of Adventist youth. Results were compared with similar studies of other denominations. One persistent criticism of Search Institute's Valuegenesis study was the inappropriateness of the scale used to determine faith maturity. In the following article, the author uses two revised faith-maturity scale, developed by Dr. Jerome Thayer, to examine a new sample of older Adventist young people. Dudley's analysis corroborated Thayer's findings to a remarkable extent. Moreover, Dudley identified why the original faith maturity scale did not fit-because it placed a much greater emphasis upon social concern as an ingredient of faith. © 1994 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Journal of Research on Christian Education
Dudley, Roger L., "Faith Maturity and Social Concern in College-Age Youth: Does Christian Education Make a Difference?" (1994). Faculty Publications. 2581.