Gender and religiosity

View mindmap
  • Gender and religiosity
    • church goers more likely to be women. 55% women and 44% men say they have a religion
      • women- more time, job frustration, role takes on caring position, see god in terms of love and acceptance, socialised into religious qualities, closer to birth and death
      • Men- less time, socilaised into qualities not religious, see god in terms of power, control, less attracted, more prone to risk taking
    • miller and hoffman
      • differential socialisation
        • women- passive submissive,obediant. key in religiosity. men with these traits are more religious
      • differential roles
        • women- less work more childrearing so have more time for religious activities, also concern for family wellbeing
      • risk taking
        • women more risk averse. men risk taking. risk averse men are more religious
    • Andrew Greeley
      • women less religious before they have partner or child. caring role. more associated with religioosity
    • grace davie
      • top positions in Christian church dominated by men
      • women see god of  love, comfort. men see the god of power,control. women closer to brith and death, look for answers in religion


No comments have yet been made

Similar Sociology resources:

See all Sociology resources »See all Religion and beliefs resources »