Religious Commitment, Religious Fundamentalism, and Attitudes Towards Reading Ellen White among Asian University Students

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Darrin Thomas


The purpose of this study was to explain attitudes towards reading Ellen White using religious commitment, religious fundamentalism, gender, class level, and academic major as independent variables. A cross-sectional design that surveyed 225 students at a Seventh-day Adventist university was employed. The analysis included descriptive statistics and multiple regression. Results indicated that religious commitment and religious fundamentalism had strong relationships with attitudes towards reading Ellen White. In addition, gender, and study major were also significant explanatory variables. The model explained 43% of the variance of attitudes towards reading Ellen White. This implies that among young adults, religious commitment and fundamentalism are factors to consider when addressing attitudes towards reading the writings of Ellen White.


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