The role of Catholic lay women in a conservative diocese

Full Title
The role of Catholic lay women in a conservative diocese
Author
Jane M LaMarche
Abstract
The purpose of the study was to test three hypotheses regarding the status of Catholic lay women in a conservative diocese. The sample consisted of 280 Catholic lay women ranging in age from 18 to 60+ years who currently serve the Church in some capacity in the Diocese of Burlington, Vermont. Response data to questionnaires and interviews are reported by descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, and cross tabulations including chi-square tests for variable independence. These findings confirmed the original hypotheses except equal representation. The respondents do not believe women are equally represented at the diocesan level; they do perceive equal representation in their parishes.
Subjects
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Carrie Doehring
Language
English
Date
1994
Number of Pages
171