ERIC Number: EJ1091096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
"Keep Pressing On": Spiritual Epistemology and Its Role in the Collegiate Lives of Black Gay and Bisexual Men
Means, Darris R.; Jaeger, Audrey J.
Journal of College and Character, v17 n1 p23-39 2016
This qualitative study explores how the spiritual epistemology of Black, gay and bisexual, cisgender men in college changed during their spiritual journeys and how participants used spirituality in their collegiate lives. External forces, such as family members, religious text, and church settings, initially shaped many participants' spirituality, but their spirituality expanded to integrate participants' passions and interests, such as science and music, as they moved towards developing their own spiritual guidelines. Students also used their spirituality as a source of motivation during college and a guide for collegiate decisions.
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Epistemology, Qualitative Research, Sexual Orientation, African American Students, Religion, Males, Semi Structured Interviews, Beliefs, Hermeneutics, College Environment, Student Experience, Coping, Student Adjustment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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