Intergenerational Transmission of Religiosity Among Hungarian Large Families

Csaba Bálity, Bálint Duráczky

Abstract


In our study we examine large families as a special layer of the Hungarian society, in terms of intergenerational transmission of religious self-identification. In the research we applied dyadic data analysis. Our data revealed that family is the prime field of religious socialization and detected a significant correlation in the religiosity of fathers, mothers and their offspring. While examining the religiosity of parents and their children, we could not find any data which would justify the assumption that this significant correlation could be partially explained by the cultural stereotypes, or by the shared values of society. Furthermore we found that birth order has an effect on the success of transmitting different types of religiosity intergenerationally and is inherited with various efficiencies.


Keywords


Religiosity, value-transmission, intergenerational, cultural stereotype, large family

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20413/rascee.2016.9.1.35-49

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