ERIC Number: EJ930334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
The Impact of Campus Context, College Encounters, and Religious/Spiritual Struggle on Ecumenical Worldview Development
Bryant, Alyssa N.
Research in Higher Education, v52 n5 p441-459 Aug 2011
Using a national longitudinal sample of 14,274 college students generated as part of the UCLA Spirituality in Higher Education Project, this study employed structural equation modeling to analyze how students develop an ecumenical worldview. The findings suggest 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.
Descriptors: World Views, Structural Equation Models, Religious Factors, College Environment, Longitudinal Studies, College Students, Student Development, Extracurricular Activities, Cultural Pluralism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California