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Anthony, LaShonda R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The experiences of Seventh-day Adventist students at secular universities was examined. Seven women and two men attending universities in Michigan and New York were interviewed. The researcher employed a heuristically guided phenomenological method to get rich descriptions of the participants' experiences in the secular university setting.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Christianity, College Students, Student Experience
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Brandes, Melissa Ann – Religious Education, 2018
Healthy adolescent spiritual development is being hindered both by U.S. culture, which demands conformity to unattainable standards, and by the failure of the Church to become relevant in the lives of young people. This article explores how the alternative religious community found at a Christian summer camp can lead to positive growth in the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Spiritual Development, Churches
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Halim, May Ling; Ruble, Diane N.; Tamis-LeMonda, Catherine S.; Zosuls, Kristina M.; Lurye, Leah E.; Greulich, Faith K. – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Many young children pass through a stage of gender appearance rigidity; girls insist on wearing dresses, often pink and frilly, whereas boys refuse to wear anything with a hint of femininity. In 2 studies, we investigated the prevalence of this apparent hallmark of early gender development and its relation to children's growing identification with…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Child Development, Sexual Identity, Physical Characteristics