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ERIC Number: EJ816862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Role of Spirituality among African-American College Males Attending a Historically Black University
Riggins, Reginald K.; McNeal, CoSandra; Herndon, Michael K.
College Student Journal, v42 n1 p70-81 Mar 2008
Previous research has examined the notion that African-Americans tend to have a strong religious orientation. However, studies have ignored the relationship between spirituality and academic performance among African-Americans. In this qualitative study, spirituality among 13 African-American college male students enrolled at a predominately Black institution was investigated. This research replicated a study conducted by Dr. Michael Herndon who analyzed spirituality among African-American college male students at a predominately white institution (PWI). Three major themes emerged that were similar in Herndon's study: prayer is used for guidance and coping, spirituality is used in a social context and social support from religious institutions. These results suggest that if African American males capitalize and embrace their spirituality they may continue their collegiate experience. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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