Study shows LDS women struggle to balance family and college

Why don't more women in Utah finish college?

It's a question that has vexed state higher education officials in recent years, and one that a study by Utah Valley University researchers is bringing into sharper focus.

At a conference Friday at UVU, the researchers presented initial findings that shed light on the attitudes of college-age women in Utah, including members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who struggle to reconcile the desire for a family with pursuing their own education.

Eighty percent of the 245 women who took part in two-hour interviews for the study are Mormon. And 74 percent of the participants said their religion teaches that education beyond high school is moderately or very important.

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