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Degree Program

Department of Sociology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The present study concerns college students in particular, the attitudes they hold toward both their society and their own personal life within that society, and how these attitudes affect their behavior. The six specific variables being dealt with are libertinism, religious conservatism, political activism, personal anomie, systemic anomie, and probusiness. These are viewed from the perspective that the attitudes and opinions held by the students will influence their behavior. Specifically, this perspective views feelings of anomie or alienation (the two terms will be used interchangeably throughout) as affecting the religious, political, and libertine views and behavior of the students. This study is an extension of an analysis on the relationship between religious conservatism and libertinism conducted by Jerome E. Johnson.


Political Science | Religion | Sociology