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ERIC Number: EJ920170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1065-6219
The Intersection of Race and Spirituality: Underrepresented Students' Spiritual Development at Predominantly White Evangelical Colleges
Paredes-Collins, Kristin; Collins, Christopher S.
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v20 n1 p73-100 2011
Although a great deal of research assesses the value of both diversity and spirituality in the university setting, little research addresses the experience of underrepresented students and their spiritual development in an environment that is defined by a mission committed to spiritual growth. Utilizing data from the College Students' Beliefs and Values survey, a longitudinal dataset from the UCLA Spirituality in Higher Education project, this study explored the racial differences in students' spirituality at faith-based institutions. Amongst all students, seniors demonstrated significant growth on the spiritual identification and ethic of caring scales, and their religious commitment decreased during college. White students scored significantly higher on the religious commitment scale than non-white students, and non-white students scored significantly higher on the ethic of caring scale. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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