What correlates with religion then?

For it could of course be the correlates which drive this effect:

Pupils raised in religious homes are more likely to succeed, regardless of whether they went to faith school or not, a study has found.

Research by the UCL Institute of Education found that pupils from Catholic and Church of England families did well because of their upbringing, not because of their school.

At best, researchers found, attending a religious school was associated with better results at O-Level, but did not affect how well the pupils did at A-Level or university.

For a cohort born in 1970 they analysed pupils’ religious upbringing and the school they went to and found that while Christian pupils at Church of England and Catholic schools did better, this became statistically insignificant when the positive impact of their religious upbringing was factored in.

And they’re right in part at least, it could be correlates:

“The much-vaunted ‘Catholic school effect’ was mostly explained by the fact that Catholic school pupils were usually from Catholic homes.”

The paper suggests that stricter parenting, the protective influence of being part of a faith community, or for Catholics, being of Irish immigrant heritage, could be behind the advantage.

“It is well established that immigrant and ethnic minority groups manifest high rates of educational persistence, staying on in further and higher education at higher rates than ethnic majority peers with similar levels of prior attainment,” the study argues.

Professor Sullivan added: “We can speculate that the academic advantage of a religious upbringing at home may be due to cultural differences, such as differences in parenting practices and attitudes to education, as well as to religious belief or practice itself.

“For example British Catholics at this time were often of Irish or European origin, bringing different cultural norms to those raised in other faiths, or none.”

Not that it would be PC to do this but it could be that a greater propensity to maintain the nuclear family has some sort of effect. You know, maybe? But think on the difficulty of getting that result published….

9 thoughts on “What correlates with religion then?”

  1. Most school success is about correlation. Rich parents got there by being smart, pass on smart genes to kids, care enough to send them to private schools. You meet parents rich enough, but who choose not to do it and find their kids do well.

    Look at how well the kids of footballers do at private school.

  2. “A religious upbringing teaches obedience to authority.”

    And which upbringing does not NiV?

    I shudder to think of what circs produced your combo of poisonous SJW wickedness mixed with claims of support for liberty and larded with supreme arrogance and belief in your own rightness.

    All supported by scientistic “evidence” of course.

  3. “I shudder to think of what circs produced your combo of poisonous SJW wickedness mixed with claims of support for liberty and larded with supreme arrogance and belief in your own rightness.”

    And which upbringing does not Mr Ecks?

    All I said was that a religious upbringing teaches obedience to authority. You agree that it does. Do you think that’s a bad thing? If not, why do you have a problem with what I said?

    “All supported by scientistic “evidence” of course.”

    Ahhhh, that terrible, teribble science!

    O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith.

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