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ERIC Number: EJ1023075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
Assessing the Denominational Identity of American Evangelical Colleges and Universities, Part III: The Student Experience
Davignon, Phil; Glanzer, Perry; Rine, P. Jesse
Christian Higher Education, v12 n5 p315-330 2013
As the conclusion to a three-part series assessing the denominational identity of American evangelical colleges and universities, this article presents findings from Phase III of the CCCU Denominational Study. Data for this research were gathered via an online survey that was completed by 3,160 full-time undergraduate students attending 16 denominationally affiliated evangelical Christian colleges. Similar to national trends, the results indicate that more students identify as nondenominational than any other particular Christian denomination. In addition, most students view their denomination as having little importance to their faith lives, and are likely to base their college choice on an institution's Christian identity, not its denominational identity. Nevertheless, students do not have negative views of their denomination and typically hold similar beliefs to the denomination of their institution. These results are discussed in light of their implications for Christian higher education, followed by a concluding consideration of the wider implications of the results of this three-part series for the future of denominational identity in evangelical Christian higher education. [For Part I, see EJ1009845.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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