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ERIC Number: EJ1110630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1940-1639
The Invisible Thread: The Influence of Liberal Faculty on Student Political Views at Evangelical Colleges
Hunt, Emily; Davignon, Phil
Journal of College and Character, v17 n3 p175-189 2016
This analysis examines the influences of family background and faculty political views on student political views at Evangelical colleges and universities. While the college-effects literature confirms that student interaction with faculty, peers, and the institution challenges pre-existing perspectives, many American Evangelical colleges are conservative and often reinforce rather than challenge mainstream Evangelical beliefs. Results from this analysis suggest that Evangelical colleges and universities with a greater percentage of liberal faculty influence students to become more liberal, even when accounting for the generally conservative upbringing of students. The net result of a more liberal "invisible thread" is a press against the right-leaning partisanship of American Evangelicalism.
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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