B4129 - Characteristics of Converters to and Deconverters from Traditional Religious Beliefs and Behaviours - 15/08/2022

B number: 
Principal applicant name: 
Jean Golding | UoB (United Kingdom)
Professor Ralph Hood
Title of project: 
Characteristics of Converters to, and Deconverters from, Traditional Religious Beliefs and Behaviours
Proposal summary: 

Our Co-investigator, Ralph Hood, has undertaken studies of individuals who have left their religion and those who have stayed or converted using longitudinal data in two countries – Germany and the USA. ALSPAC provides a valuable data set to investigate whether the factors that predict such events are similar in the UK, and whether the individual that makes such a change benefits psychologically in the longer term.

Impact of research: 
Difficult to say until we have completed the analyses.
Date proposal received: 
Monday, 15 August, 2022
Date proposal approved: 
Monday, 15 August, 2022
Epidemiology, Mental health, Statistical methods, Psychology - personality