ERIC Number: EJ878454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Strength in the Spirit: A Qualitative Examination of African American College Women and the Role of Spirituality during College
Lori, Patton D.; McClure, Michelle L.
Journal of Negro Education, v78 n1 p42-54 Win 2009
The authors of this article explored the role of spirituality in the college experiences of 14 African American college women. Often overlooked, racially isolated, misrepresented, and misunderstood, African American women often turn to spirituality as a transformative, regenerative, and uplifting space. Using faith development theory and Black feminist thought as a framework, the findings of this study provide insight into how and why African American women use spirituality to successfully navigate through their college experiences. Discussion and implications for practice are offered for enhancing the spiritual development and success of African American college women.
Descriptors: Females, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, African Americans, College Students, Feminism, Student Experience, Educational Environment, Phenomenology, Racial Factors, Coping
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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