Stanford Study: The Most Religious Kids Do Best In School
Adolescents who practice religion regularly perform better in school than those adolescents who do not, finds a recent study performed by Dr. Ilana M. Horwitz at Stanfordâs Graduate School of Education. Horwitzâs paper explores differences among the grade point averages (GPAs) of public school students based on their levels of religiosity.
Horwitz bucketed the students into five different levels of religious adherence, from most religious to least religious: Abiders, Adapters, Assenters, Avoiders, and Atheists. She found the most religious kids had the highest GPAs. Horwitz defines that group, the âAbiders,â as those who âdisplay high levels across all measured dimensions of religiosity and âabideâ by religion in a classic, institutional sense,â while Avoiders, true to their nomenclature, âavoid religious involvement and broader issues of the relevance of religion for their life.â Unlike the...
Youth in Asia wrote: Anyone who does any sort of youth group can tell you that is wrong. Church going as just as ignorant about life as anyone else.
I think the main thing about this is a lot of religious (Christian) households are more strict than others. Not all by any means. Just look at homeschooling homes. These kids are by far the most disciplined and well behaved children because of the structure they have at home. I knew kids in school that came from reformed families and they were always the best dressed (neat and tidy), well behaved and excelled at their studies. There is a coloration under the right circumstances.