ERIC Number: EJ930333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Ecumenical Worldview Development by Gender, Race, and Worldview: A Multiple-Group Analysis of Model Invariance
Bryant, Alyssa N.
Research in Higher Education, v52 n5 p460-479 Aug 2011
Based upon a national longitudinal dataset of 14,527 college students generated by the UCLA Spirituality in Higher Education Project, this study used structural equation modeling to test the applicability of a model of ecumenical worldview development for students of diverse genders, races, and worldviews. The model suggests that challenging co-curricular experiences and the salience of religion and spirituality in academic encounters tend to provoke religious/spiritual struggles, which in turn enhance ecumenical worldview. However, tests for model invariance revealed group differences in the applicability of the model. Differences by gender and race/ethnicity are minimal in comparison to differences by worldview.
Descriptors: World Views, Structural Equation Models, Religious Factors, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, College Students, Student Development, Extracurricular Activities, Cultural Pluralism, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California