ERIC Number: ED451825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Changing Worlds, Changing Selves: The Experience of the Religious Self among Catholic Collegians.
Lee, Jenny J.
This study considers student development, focusing on religious change, from social psychological perspectives. The interplay between views of the college environment and the religious self was examined as a way to understand the internal processes of four undergraduate students who underwent a religious change from the Catholic faith. The methodological approach was qualitative. Narrative inquiry uncovered the individuals' inner processes and perceptions of their environment and themselves. Interview analysis showed that students' social and academic communities largely affected their religious identities. Both aspects of the college environment contributed to a more independent self that sometimes incorporated prior Catholic beliefs. (Contains 53 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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