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## Religiosity and morality of rural Catholics. Sociological study on the example of the Parish Immaculate Heart of Saint Mary in Świerzno

### Bartosz Jamniak

#### Abstract

The dissertation is devoted to the religiosity and morality of rural Catholics. In order to determine their current state, quantitative and qualitative empirical studies were conducted. The first and at the same time the main method was a survey with the use of a questionnaire, in which the questions focused on several dimensions: declarations of religious beliefs and practices, religious knowledge, beliefs, practices, attitude to the institutional Church, parish community and clergy, religious experiences and morality. In the next stage, in-depth interviews were conducted, during which the respondents could explain various aspects of their own religiosity. For additional verification, observations were made during devotions and important religious events. The last used method was the secondary analysis of statistical data obtained from the parish office. The discourse contains ten chapters. The first chapter discusses theoretical and methodological assumptions. The remaining chapters are the detailed discussion of empirical research, each of which is devoted to a different dimension of religiosity. The results of the research indicate that the religiosity of the surveyed Catholics remains at a high level, but in some parameters it is uneven, which means that they do not always meet the requirements set by the Church. Extensive, many year's research allowed to create at least a rudimentary picture of contemporary religiosity and morality of rural Catholics.
Record ID
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Title in Polish
Religijność i moralność katolików wiejskich. Studium socjologiczne na przykładzie Parafii Niepokalanego Serca Najświętszej Maryi Panny w Świerznie
Title in English
Religiosity and morality of rural Catholics. Sociological study on the example of the Parish Immaculate Heart of Saint Mary in Świerzno
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Wydział Socjologii [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNs/WS)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
5.8 sociology
Status
Finished
Year of creation
2021
Start date
2018
Defense Date
19-04-2021
Title date
19-04-2021
Supervisor
Józef Baniak Józef Baniak,, Zakład Socjologii Cywilizacji [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNs/WS/JWS)Szkoła Nauk Społecznych [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNs)
Pages
488
URL
https://hdl.handle.net/10593/26227 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
religion; religiosity; morality; parish; rural Catholics
Abstract in English
The dissertation is devoted to the religiosity and morality of rural Catholics. In order to determine their current state, quantitative and qualitative empirical studies were conducted. The first and at the same time the main method was a survey with the use of a questionnaire, in which the questions focused on several dimensions: declarations of religious beliefs and practices, religious knowledge, beliefs, practices, attitude to the institutional Church, parish community and clergy, religious experiences and morality. In the next stage, in-depth interviews were conducted, during which the respondents could explain various aspects of their own religiosity. For additional verification, observations were made during devotions and important religious events. The last used method was the secondary analysis of statistical data obtained from the parish office. The discourse contains ten chapters. The first chapter discusses theoretical and methodological assumptions. The remaining chapters are the detailed discussion of empirical research, each of which is devoted to a different dimension of religiosity. The results of the research indicate that the religiosity of the surveyed Catholics remains at a high level, but in some parameters it is uneven, which means that they do not always meet the requirements set by the Church. Extensive, many year's research allowed to create at least a rudimentary picture of contemporary religiosity and morality of rural Catholics.

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