Parental influence on their children's faith


Australian Catholic parents who practise their faith in a parish setting sometimes find that their children walk away from the Church. 

Epistemological framework

The discourse about religion that Catholic parents engage in with their children is characterised by normative behaviours related to parish

Definition of Terms

Foucauldian Discourse Analysis (FDA)Foucauldian Discourse Analysis is a form of discourse analysis, focusing on power relationships in society as expressed through language and practices, and based on the theories of Michel Foucault





Data Collection

The data was collected through two projects, one conducted between 2001 and 2006; and the second between 2018 and 2019. While the interview protocols differed in each case, each one being generated for distinctly different research projects, yet providing data for a supplementary study of the influence of parents on the faith of their children. 

Data Analysis