What Makes People Feel They Belong?

BelongingNew findings from the National Church Life Survey

New research by Dr Bob Dixon, Director of the Pastoral Research Office of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, and Associate Professor Arunachalam Dharmalingam from Monash University on 2006 National Church Life Survey data show that Mass attenders’ perception of the leadership qualities of their priests and other parish leaders has a powerful bearing on their sense of belonging to their parish.

To view an electronic copy of the paper click here.