Religion als Ressource und Risiko. Eine empirische mixed-methods Studie zur Religiosität von Jugendlichen mit Fluchthintergrund

Third party funded individual grant


Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Manfred Pirner

Project members:
Julia Bradtke

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Religionspädagogik und Didaktik des Evangelischen Religionsunterrichts

Funding source: Staedtler-Stiftung
Acronym: ReReRi
Start date: 01/03/2018
End date: 31/03/2019


Research Fields

Public theology and public religious education
Lehrstuhl für Religionspädagogik und Didaktik des Evangelischen Religionsunterrichts


Abstract (technical / expert description):

We know from existing empirical studies that young people with
migration and refugee background tend to be highly religious. For
refugee youth, however, the significance of their religiosity for their
life and their integration has hardly been the object of research. Nor
has the development of their religiosity in the context of their new
home country. It can be assumed that religiosity can function both as a
resource for better coping with life and integration as well as a risk
that impairs life and intergration, for instance in conservative,
fundemantalistic and extremistic forms.


With an empirical inquiry among N = 50 refugee adolescents in
Nuremberg, Leipzig and Berlin we intend to find out about
characteristics of their religiosity, its relationship to other spheres
of life and to the challenge of integration. Also, the development of
the refugees' religiosity since their immigration into Germany is to be
illuminated. To this end, we apply a mixed-methods interview design, in
which narrative-biografical parts are combined with guideline-based and
closed-ended questions. The closed-ended part includes several questions
taken from the research project "ReGES - Refugees in the German
Educaitonal System" conducted by the Leibniz-Institute for Educational
Trajectories (LifBi) in Bamberg, so that our study can - methodically as
well as content-wise - complement ReGES. A cooperation agreement with
LifBi has been concluded.


A follow-up project that extends the research into a longitudinal study is intended.


External Partners

Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe e.V. (LIfBi)

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