ERIC Number: EJ1175450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Sense of Community and Academic Engagement in the Seminary
Chukwuorji, JohnBosco Chika; Ifeagwazi, Chuka Mike; Nwonyi, Sampson Kelechi; Ujoatuonu, Ikechukwu V. N.
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v27 n1 p20-38 2018
This study examined the associations of sense of community (SOC) and academic engagement in a seminary. The seminarians (N = 300) completed the Classroom Sense of Community Inventory (CSCI)-School Form, and Utrecht Work Engagement Scale-Student Version. Results showed that a perception that the seminary provided a positive learning community for the young people. For the sense of social community, the participants' rating of the seminary was low. Regression results showed that SOC significantly predicted academic engagement. Suggestions are included on how to foster community spirit to become more psychologically meaningful for holistic education in the seminary.
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Learner Engagement, Theological Education, Holistic Approach, Regression (Statistics), Measures (Individuals), Prediction, Student Attitudes, Catholics, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Item Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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