Using a national sample of adolescents aged 10–18 years and their parents (N = 5,117), this article examines whether parental religious identity and religious participation are associated with the ways in which parents control their children. We hypothesize that both religious orthodoxy and weekly religious attendance are related to heightened levels of three elements of parental control: monitoring activities, normative regulations, and network closure. Results indicate that an orthodox religious identity for Catholic and Protestant parents and higher levels of religious attendance for parents as a whole are associated with increases in monitoring activities and normative regulations of American adolescents.
Kim, Young-Il and Wilcox, W. Bradford, "Religious Identity, Religious Attendance, and Parental Control" (2014). Faculty Publications - Department of World Languages, Sociology & Cultural Studies. 33.