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ERIC Number: EJ1126343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-9809
Exploring Spiritual Needs in the Classroom--Implications for Educators
Yocum, Russell G.; Densmore-James, Susan; Staal, Laura A.; Pinkie, Elyse C.; Yocum, Dana A. E.
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2016 n1 2016
This research replicated a previous mixed-methods exploratory study of spirituality and spiritual development (Yocum, 2014). 339 participants at two southeastern United States universities were administered a Likert-scale survey to collect data to explore the correlations between the existing components of the proposed spiritual development framework. Qualitative confirmation was obtained via 20 interviews from 10 participants at each university. Recurrent themes from interviews were identified that allow for a greater comprehension of spirituality and its role in educational success. The research evinces significant correlations between the spiritual development framework components. Phenomenological perspectives about the intersection of spiritual needs and education are presented that will be helpful in informing educators about connecting with students on a spiritual level in ways that may enhance educational successes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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