Bibliography on Youth and Religion
This bibliography is the product of a systematic search of existing scholarly literatures on youth and religion. The references have been compiled by searching 17 different electronic databases -- in fields ranging from religious studies to psychology to health -- using 90 different combinations of keywords. References not clearly relevant to understanding the role of religion in the lives of youth have been screened out. References are also limited to publications about youth in the U.S. and Canada, or those that compare North American youth with youth from other nations. Many, but not all, references include an abstract with the citation (the database source is noted at the end of each abstract). All references are categorized by the primary substantive issue addressed in the publication; a few of the 29 primary subject categories contain subcategories. Some citations related to more than one category are listed under all relevant categories and may be found in more than one place in the bibliography. Within categories, publications are listed in descending order by year published, and alphabetically by author's last name within years. Click on the category labels below to open each list of references.
Please Note: We are not able to provide full-text copies of the references listed in this bibliography.
[Sources: Author = AU; Academic Search Elite = AS; ATLA Religion Index = RI; Black Studies = BS; Books in Print = BP; CINAHLS = CI; Contemporary Women's Issues = CW; Dissertation Abstracts = DA; Education Abstracts = EA; Harvard = HA; JSTOR = JS; MEDLINE = ML; NSYR = NS; Princeton Theological Seminary = PR; PsychInfo = PI; Social Science Abstracts = SS; Sociological Abstracts = SA; SSCI = SC]