1 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Yazd University

2 Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Yazd

3 M. A in Sociology


Religion is the most important value system in any society that needs to reproduce for society's stability in next genereations. Many different factors may effect this process but socialization is the most important among them and family among socialization agencies is very important . In this article we study the effect of family on the religiosity of youth in Yazd city according of Parson's & Chalabi's macro& micro functional theories about social order.Yazd city is a desert ancient city in Iran that was built before Islam and is called Isatis and after Islamic appearance and the people's tendency to this religion, this city called Dar- al- ebadeh. Yazd city also have been called as the city of Badgear-ha, Negin-e kavir, the city of Khesht-e-kham and also the city of Ghanat, Ghonoot and Ghanaat.It seems in the late decades, the process of modernization has effected cultural traits & social institutions including religion and family institutions. The method of this reaserch is survey. The population study is 136000 Yazd households that the sample sized is computed according of Cochran's formula (325 Yazd households). The data analysis techniques which have been used , include multiple- regression, variance analysis and correlation coefficient. The findings showed there is a meaningful relationship between religiosity as a dependent variable and common family harmony as independent variable and this relationship is direct& positive, it means with increasing family harmony the religiosity of youth will increase.