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Religions 2018, 9(7), 219; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9070219

Gender Attitudes in Religious Schools: A Comparative Study of Religious and Secular Private Schools in Guatemala

Social Sciences Department, Crown College, 8700 College View Drive, St. Bonifacius, MN 55375, USA
Received: 11 June 2018 / Revised: 14 July 2018 / Accepted: 19 July 2018 / Published: 20 July 2018
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This study assesses the effect that private religious schools have on gender attitudes in students. Using data collected from twenty-one private schools in Guatemala, gender attitudes are assessed using latent class analysis. The results indicate that students’ gender attitudes can be categorized into three distinct profiles. These are non-egalitarian, publicly egalitarian, and generally egalitarian. Subsequent analysis reveals that religious schools and specific religious beliefs are correlated with different gender attitude profiles. For instance, Catholic school students are more likely to be generally egalitarian than students in evangelical or secular schools, and biblical literalists are most likely to be publicly egalitarian. Overall, this research highlights the need to develop new conceptual models to provide more accurate and nuanced descriptions of gender attitudes. It also provides new insight into correlations between religious schools and religious beliefs and gender attitudes formation. View Full-Text
Keywords: religious education; gender attitudes; Catholic schools; evangelical schools; secular schools; Guatemala; Latin America; Latent Class Analysis religious education; gender attitudes; Catholic schools; evangelical schools; secular schools; Guatemala; Latin America; Latent Class Analysis
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Mather, D.M. Gender Attitudes in Religious Schools: A Comparative Study of Religious and Secular Private Schools in Guatemala. Religions 2018, 9, 219.

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