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Konfirmation och betyg: En studie om hur betyg i religionsämnet påverkas av konfirmation.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Confirmation and grades : A study about how grades i the subject religion is affected by confirmation. (English)
Abstract [en]

Historically Sweden had a confessional teaching of religion in school, that is the starting point ofthis essay. In the Swedish school system the students have the right to believe whatever they wantbut they will be introduced to different beliefs in the subject religion. Even the church focuses onthe individuals own beliefs during confirmation. This essay explores if there is something in aconfessional teaching that contributes to the students' knowledge in religion as a school subject.Therefore a quantitative study have been performed. The study aimed to investigate the grades ofthe students that participated in confirmation and how the grades changed after the confirmation. Italso examined if there are any gender differences as earlier research proclaims that girls nowadaysperform better than boys in all school subjects. As a factor, gender seems to be the most critical one.The study was a case study with students in the ninth grade in a specific municipality. A comparisonhave been done between the grades in the subjects of religion, history and mathematics. This wasdone to be able to determine if it is the teaching done in confirmation that is the influential factor.

The study showed that gender is a more influential factor then the confirmation. Though in thegroup of girls that have been confirmated, there is a clear tendency that confirmation leads to higherand raised grades in all three subjects. The result for the boys is harder to analyse. The main reasonis that the group is small. It is much more common for girls to get confirmated then it is for boys.In conclusion, it is not possible to show a clear tendency that confirmation gives high and/or raisedgrades in the subject religion. Still there is a clear tendency that those who have been confirmed gethigher and raised grades in all the subjects that have been examined in this study. A possibleexplanation for this is that the confirmation participants strengthens as individuals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 34 p.
Keyword [sv]
konfirmation, svenska kyrkan, betyg, konfirmander
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-36180OAI: diva2:816493
Subject / course
Religious Studies and Theology
Educational program
Teacher education
Available from: 2015-06-24 Created: 2015-06-03 Last updated: 2015-06-24Bibliographically approved

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