Reconsidering the relationship between parenting and religiosity

Bart Duriez & Bart Soenens

This study examined the relation between religiosity and parenting. Three-hundred eleven parents from the Flemish speaking part of Belgium completed the Post-Critical Belief Scale (Fontaine et al., 2002) and reported on their style of parenting. Scores for religiosity (as measured by the Exclusion vs. Inclusion of Transcendence dimension) were not significantly correlated with parenting styles. In contrast, the way in which religious contents are processed (as measured by the Literal vs. Symbolic dimension) was significantly correlated to dimensions of parenting style.

Duriez, B., & Soenens, B. (2004). Reconsidering the relationship between parenting and religiosity. Psychological Reports, 94, 545-546.