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Church conservatism and services for the elderly

Journal of Religion & Aging

Author: Adams, R. G., Stark, B. J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1988

Abstract:

An examination of linkages between local churches & the aging social service network, based on data from a 1984/85 mail survey of churches in a southern, primarily rural North Carolina county; completed questionnaires were returned by 79 pastors. Factor & multiple linear regression analyses reveal: (1) the churches offered a wide variety of services, mainly informally, to older adults; (2) socially conservative churches provided fewer services than socially liberal ones; & (3) degree of fundamentalism was not an important predictor of failure to provide nonspiritual services. The implications for the feasibility & design of projects involving collaboration between churches & agencies are discussed.


Further Details

Volume: 4
Issue: 3-4
Accession Number: 28.2.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 19/08/2013
Keywords: North AmericaolderService provision
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