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Children’s understanding of religion: Interviews with Arab-Muslim, Asian-Muslim, Christian and Hindu children aged 5-11 years.

Takriti, RA, Barrett, MD and Buchanan-Barrow, E (2006) Children’s understanding of religion: Interviews with Arab-Muslim, Asian-Muslim, Christian and Hindu children aged 5-11 years. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 9 (1). pp. 29-42.

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Abstract

Research into children's awareness of group differences has been an active area of research for some time, with work focusing on areas such as nationality, ethnicity, gender and religion. The majority of the work in these areas has taken the cognitive-constructivist framework as a background, offering a domain-general approach to all social cognition. This paper reports a qualitative study investigating children's understanding of religion and the importance of religion, broadly following an interview schedule based on Verbit's (1970 ) definition of religion. A semi-structured interview procedure was used with 58 Arab Muslim, Asian Muslim, Christian, and Hindu children aged between 5 and 11 years living in North London. Religion appeared to be highly salient to the children interviewed, and findings suggested that children's religious identity is subject to a complex pattern of influences which cannot be solely explained by either age or cognitive differences.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Takriti, RAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Barrett, MDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Buchanan-Barrow, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 20 November 2006
Identification Number : 10.1080/13674670512331335677
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of a paper published as Takriti RA, Barrett MD, Buchanan-Barrow E (2006). Children’s understanding of religion: Interviews with Arab-Muslim, Asian-Muslim, Christian and Hindu children aged 5-11 years. Mental Health, Religion & Culture 9(1):29-42 Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cmhr20/9/1
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 14 Nov 2013 14:28
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:50
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/782047

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