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Gender Ideology and Conservative Christian Religions: How Religious Beliefs are Internalized by Young Adult Women in the United States

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dc.contributor.advisor Davis, Shannon N
dc.contributor.author Evans, Juliann G
dc.creator Evans, Juliann G
dc.date 2020-12-02
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-27T13:59:06Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-27T13:59:06Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/11929
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the lived experiences of young adult women raised in the Baptist denomination in the United States. The objective was to discover the mechanisms behind the development of their religious ideology and how it connects to their gender ideology. Fifteen young women completed semi-structured in-depth virtual interviews over the course of five months. The key finding is an understanding of how the women came to develop a modern spiritual gender ideology through their own interrogation of the gender ideology they were socialized to hold as children. These results can be used to empower young women raised in conservative religions to remain spiritual while affording space to question traditional gender norms. Religious organizations can also use these findings as a way to better understand younger followers in order to better integrate them into the organization going forward. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject gender ideology en_US
dc.subject identity development en_US
dc.subject religion en_US
dc.subject feminist en_US
dc.title Gender Ideology and Conservative Christian Religions: How Religious Beliefs are Internalized by Young Adult Women in the United States en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Sociology en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Sociology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


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