Religiozitate individuală sau efect al școlilor confesionale? Analiza impactului religiozității și al școlilor confesionale asupra rezultatelor elevilor din clasa a 8-a din județul Bihor, România


Iosif Viorel Curta
Smaranda Liana Cioban-Kudelca
Adela Lazăr
Beáta-Fatime Gyarmati
Adrian Hatos


Research in recent decades examining the correlates of educational outcomes highlights the role of religiosity in students' academic progress and achievements. An increasing number of recent studies in the field of education confirm this hypothesis, the one of the positive influences of religiosity on behavior and attitudes with a positive effect on the achievement of educational goals and academic results. As such, denominational schools are also under the attention of many researchers who observe differences between these religious schools and other, non-religiously affiliated schools. The sociological literature even speaks of a „religious school effect”, inspired by the original idea of the „Catholic school effect”, stressing that beyond the impact of individual religiosity on school outcomes, mediated mainly by attitudinal and psychosociological effects, there are also moderators at the institutional level resulting from the specificity of denominational schools. In the present study we test these two hypotheses simultaneously by modeling the learning averages of a large sample of 8th graders in Bihor County, Romania, using simple linear regression. Our results confirm what we have already found in previous studies, namely that personal religiosity has a positive effect on learning outcomes, while a separate effect at the institutional level cannot be shown.


Author Biographies

Iosif Viorel Curta, University of Oradea

Address : 1 Universității Street, Oradea, 410087, Bihor County, Romania.

Smaranda Liana Cioban-Kudelca, University of Oradea

Address : 1 Universității Street, Oradea, 410087, Bihor County, Romania.

Adela Lazăr, University of Oradea

Address: 1 Universității Street, Oradea, 410087, Bihor County, Romania.

Beáta-Fatime Gyarmati, University of Oradea

Address: 1 Universității Street, Oradea, 410087, Bihor County, Romania.

Adrian Hatos, University of Oradea

Address: 1 Universității Street, Oradea, 410087, Bihor County, Romania.

How to Cite
Curta, I. V., Cioban-Kudelca, S. L., Lazăr, A., Gyarmati, B.-F., & Hatos, A. (2023). Religiozitate individuală sau efect al școlilor confesionale? Analiza impactului religiozității și al școlilor confesionale asupra rezultatelor elevilor din clasa a 8-a din județul Bihor, România. Sociologie Românească, 21(2), 56-76.


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