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Wolf, Helen M. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2014
Peer ministry is often a vital component of campus ministry offices at Catholic colleges and universities. In order to determine the effectiveness of peer ministry in contributing to a student's faith development as well as her or his abilities to integrate faith intentionally and reflectively into everyday life, data were collected from…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Theological Education, Catholics, Church Related Colleges
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Kortegast, Carrie; Yount, Emily M. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2016
Recent trends in globalization have increased the number of U.S. children and adolescents being raised outside the United States. Using the framework of adults in transition, the authors sought to understand the structure of Third Culture Kids' (TCKs), specifically Missionary Kids', transition to college. Findings indicate that participants must…
Descriptors: Foreign Culture, Acculturation, Student Adjustment, Identification (Psychology)
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Lee, Christopher – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
This study explored the motivation and impact of religious participation among undergraduate students at a liberal arts, faith-based institution of higher education. By reviewing current literature around the topics of motivation, religious decline, and religious participation, this research bridges the gap between two historical and categorical…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Religious Education, Student Attitudes, Phenomenology
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Mueller, John A. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine and understand atheist college students' views on faith and how they experience the college campus as a result. I conducted interviews with 16 undergraduate and graduate self-identified atheist college students. Students discussed losing faith and transitioning to atheism; making meaning of life, death, and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Religion
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McGuire, Keon M. – Journal of College and Character, 2019
A reinvigorated commitment to the study of religion, spirituality, faith, secularism, meaning-making, purpose, and interfaith dialogue in higher education is evidenced through the production of various scholarly texts. The pendulum among higher education scholars seems to swing toward finding ways to explicitly engage with what has been described…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Religion, Spiritual Development
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Smith, Brian H. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
Increasing numbers of college students enrolling in religion courses in recent years are looking to develop their religious faith or spirituality, while professors of religion want students to use and appreciate scholarly tools to study religion from an academic perspective. Some scholars argue that it is not possible to satisfy both goals in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Education
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Niehaus, Elizabeth; Rivera, Mark – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between students' religiousness and participation in alternative breaks (ABs) using both survey and interview data from the National Survey of Alternative Breaks. Findings from this mixed methods study demonstrate the potential for ABs to facilitate religiousness and help students connect…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Surveys, Interviews
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Manson, Sable A.; Cordovés, Janett I. – Journal of College and Character, 2018
There is a need to identify and create spaces for professionals in higher education to engage religion, secularism, and spirituality in meaningful ways. #DigitalFaith resources are the digital platforms and communities supporting religious, secular, and spiritual development, and they offer potential avenues for professional development. This…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Professional Development, Feedback (Response)
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Dahlstrom, Daniel O. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this paper is to consider some reasons why philosophy, in its current highly pluralist state, can be a valuable means of creating, with the help of divine grace, an opening for faith. My paper begins with (1) the challenging conceptual diversity that besets the very idea of Catholic higher education, i.e., the theme of this issue of…
Descriptors: Religion, Philosophy, Spiritual Development, Ideology
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Rugyendo, Medard – Christian Higher Education, 2015
This article examines the role of Uganda Christian University (UCU) in devising strategies for the sustenance of Christian faith in one's career for the betterment of the society despite its social ills. The current theme of UCU is "A Complete Education for a Complete Person." As a Christian university, UCU seeks to provide a positive…
Descriptors: Career Development, Change Strategies, Spiritual Development, Beliefs
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Droege, Jocelyn R.; Ferrari, Joseph R. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
Civic and political engagement may encourage individuals to make positive societal contributions and thus act as responsible and productive citizens. A positive relationship between civic/political engagement and the extent of one's faith-based beliefs and behaviors has been the basis for a growing field of research (e.g., Becker & Dhingra, 2001;…
Descriptors: College Students, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Burt, Brian A.; Williams, Krystal L.; Palmer, Gordon J. M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Black men, underrepresented in engineering, constitute a missing segment of the population who could contribute to the global knowledge economy. To address this national concern, stakeholders need additional research on strategies that aid in Black men's persistence. This study explores the experiences of 30 Black men in engineering graduate…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, African American Students, Academic Persistence, Graduate Students
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Yap, Siew Fong – Issues in Educational Research, 2014
The realisation to integrate science, ethics and morality is recognised with growing impetus in recent years (as noted with introducing the Australian Curriculum "Science as a Human Endeavour" strand), to develop sophisticated epistemologies of science, which includes an appreciation of the social context including ethical thinking. To…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Values, Ethics, Moral Values
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Arnold, Meagan; Sasso, Pietro – Journal of College and Character, 2018
This study examined the policies, programming, and supports offered to matriculating students who are members of non-traditional belief groups at public institutions of higher education across the midwestern United States. This study defined students who may be members of non-traditional faith groups, such as agnostics, atheists, and Pagans.…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Intergroup Relations, Religion, College Students
Blair, Tony; Bardsley, Craig – Liberal Education, 2013
Globalization continues to transform how universities work: the students and subjects they teach, and the way they conduct and disseminate research. With tight budgets everywhere in the wake of the global economic downturn, universities are under increasing pressure to demonstrate value for money to the wider public from their research and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Education, Spiritual Development, Beliefs
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