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ERIC Number: EJ1090473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6591
Complicating Universal Definitions: How Students of Diverse Worldviews Make Meaning of Spirituality
Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Mayhew, Matthew J.; Davidson, Jenica; Ofstein, Jennie; Bush, Renee Clark
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v52 n1 p1-10 2015
This study employed qualitative content analysis to examine the written responses of 1,071 college students to the open-ended survey question, "What does spirituality mean to you?" Connectivity is core to the way many students depict spirituality and is inherently multidimensional, as students emphasize both "external/transcendent" and "internal/immanent" spiritual connections in life. Pathways to spiritual connectivity are distinctive across worldview, with faith, belief, religiosity, and equanimity playing major or minor roles, depending on the student's worldview.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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