ERIC Number: EJ1087365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
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Reference Count: 37
Education Level of Catholic Hispanic Deacons
Ferrari, Joseph R.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v38 n1 p134-149 Feb 2016
The present study assessed self-reported religiosity, spirituality, faith-related behaviors, leadership styles, and personality dimensions of 156 Hispanic Catholic deacons, based on varied educational degrees assisting in Hispanic (n = 91) or non-Hispanic (n = 65) parishes. Results found no significant differences on any self-reported variables for congregation ethnic status and similar reported rates for religious commitment, spiritual transcendence beliefs, leadership styles, and most faith-related practices. Highly educated deacons (i.e., those with graduate degrees; n = 49) reported lower rates of enthusiasm for worship but higher rates of conscientiousness and openness to experience than bachelor (n = 38) or less educated (n = 67) Hispanic deacons. It appears that clergy of color across educational levels (but regardless of their congregation's ethnic identity), practice and hold varied faith-based beliefs and personality styles.
Descriptors: Catholics, Hispanic Americans, Educational Attainment, Leadership Styles, Personality Traits, Clergy, Attitude Measures, Ethnicity, Beliefs, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Personality Measures, Statistical Analysis, Multivariate Analysis
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