Religion in Education: The Effects of Political Ideologies on Andalusian Youth

Russell, Jessika Brittni (2019) Religion in Education: The Effects of Political Ideologies on Andalusian Youth. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Miguel Centellas from Sociology and Anthropology, The University of Mississippi.

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This study investigates the driving factors behind a student’s choice to take a class on Catholicism, or the alternative social and civil values class, throughout their educational career in Andalusia, Spain. Major sociological theories are used to understand how religion, education, and politics tie together in society, and additionally the impact they have on individuals. In order to understand the personal factors that play into one’s choice to take a class on Catholicism, a survey was created using the platform Qualtrics and afterwards sent out to students in Andalusia, Spain. The study uses a qualitative approach to analyze the data collected from the survey. The data collected showed that students whose parents’ identified as right were more likely to take the class on Catholicism than students whose parents’ identified as left; however, one student, who identified as Muslim, took religious education even though both herself and her parents’ identified as left, and her religion did not align with the religious teachings of the class. Therefore, it seems that, at some level, even though people are attending religious worship less, and starting to identify with religions outside of Catholicism, being Spanish still has ties to being Catholic, even for immigrants. However, what Catholicism looks like is changing as society modernizes.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Russell, Jessika Brittni
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in International Studies and Spanish
Thesis Advisor: Miguel Centellas
Thesis Advisor's Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Jessika Russell
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 16:05
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 16:05

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