A Study of the Concerns of Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Seminary Students by Sex and Grade in Areas Covered by the Thirty-Five Directional Objectives of the LDS Seminary System

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Brigham Young University - Provo

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Maxfield, M. Richard
Brigham Young University - Provo
Mormon Church; Seminaries; Mormon Studies; Psychology
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The purpose of this study was to determine the concerns of eleventh and twelfth grade L.D.S. Seminary students in areas covered by each of the thirty-five directional objectives of the L.D.S. Seminary System and to determine whether significant differences occur on the basis of grade and sex. A student inventory was constructed to measure concerns. The question of which directional objectives cause the greatest concern was to be answered for each male and female, junior and senior group. Five null hypotheses were formulated hypothesizing no differences in concerns between juniors and seniors, male and female groups.The student inventory was administrered to seminary students from four seminaries chosen to provide a representative sample of rural to urban students. Means, standard deviations, and rank order correlations were used to answer the questions of greatest concern. The five hypotheses were tested by use of F-ratios and t-ratios.