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Yacapsin, M. S. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2014
The purpose of this investigation was to gain a better understanding of the expectations graduate students hold regarding the amount of and types of faith-related activities utilized in online coursework. Two groups of participants surveyed were enrolled at two different, faith-based institutions in Pennsylvania, United States; one a Catholic…
Descriptors: Preferences, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Spiritual Development
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Metheny, Glen A.; West, G. Bud; Winston, Bruce E.; Wood, J. Andy – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2015
This study examined full-time faculty in Christian, faith-based colleges and universities and investigated the type of impact their participation in the decision-making process had on job satisfaction. Previous studies have examined relationships among faculty at state universities and community colleges, yet little research has been examined in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Church Related Colleges, Universities, Christianity
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Alleman, Nathan F. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2015
Are faculty trained at Christian institutions better equipped to integrate their faith with their professional work? This study uses a mixed methods analysis of Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) faculty survey data to analyze whether and in what ways faculty who graduate from Christian undergraduate, master's, and doctoral…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Teacher Education, Mixed Methods Research
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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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Russo, Charles J. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2009
A key concern of educational leaders in faith-based schools is their ability to hire faculty members who support institutional missions. Insofar as the American legal system protects the rights of leaders in faith-based schools to hire those who share in school goals, this article is divided into three substantive sections. The first section…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Laws, Court Litigation, Employment Practices
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Navia, Benjamin; Mbungu, David; Coria-Navia, Anneris – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
This study investigated students' perceptions of the study of evolution in a small conservative Christian college. Students' interest in the subject is influenced by several factors, including prior exposure to the material, students' belief system, and the instructors' attitudes towards the subject. These factors also determine the ability of…
Descriptors: Evolution, Science Instruction, Church Related Colleges, Christianity
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Frederick, Heidi R.; Wood, James A.; West, George R.; Winston, Bruce E. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2016
One salient aspect of authentic leadership is the possibility that it can be developed (Walumbwa, Avolio, Gardner, Wernsing, & Peterson, 2008). However, the relative paucity of research on authentic leadership as a dependent variable needs to be addressed. The purpose of this cross-sectional quantitative study is to examine the three factors…
Descriptors: Accountability, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Statistical Analysis
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Swezey, James A. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2009
Sense of calling is often described with language steeped in religious tradition. It is variously described as a spiritual process or endeavor or as a summons by God to fulfill a specific purpose or task in life. This ethnographic case study examines how 18 senior faculty members of differing faith traditions expressed a religious sense of calling…
Descriptors: Religion, Ethnography, College Faculty, Case Studies
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Dindoffer, Tamara; Reid, Barbara; Freed, Shirley – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore how women in administrative positions in Christian higher education integrate their professional and personal lives. Six women in leadership positions in small, faith-based liberal arts colleges were interviewed. Levinson's (1996) concept of gender-splitting was used as a lens to analyze the data. The women…
Descriptors: Females, Liberal Arts, Women Administrators, Leadership
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Lawrence, Terry Anne – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2007
This literature review presents an overview of Christian higher education in the United States with particular attention to philosophical trends and their influence on institutions of Christian origin. This literature review is situated in the context of the discussion of the need, or lack thereof, for helping students integrate their faith with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Christianity, Etiology, Beliefs
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Paredes-Collins, Kristin; Collins, Christopher S. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 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…
Descriptors: Caring, Race, Racial Differences, Measures (Individuals)
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Critchfield, Meredith – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
Rapid demographic shifts are occurring around the country. United States' public schools are more diverse than any time in history. To help prepare pre-service teachers for these shifts, this small-scale qualitative case study explored the impact of a required social justice course for pre-service educators at a large private Christian university…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Osland, Asbjorn; Ankeny, Mark – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2007
This case study documents the merger of a liberal arts college and a seminary, with particular attention to fiscal aspects of the venture. The interaction of Friends Regional University (FRU) with its seminary offers important theoretical lessons because of the interplay of three factors: 1) FRU has a strong institutional context based on the…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Church Related Colleges, Theological Education, Case Studies
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Sherr, Michael; Huff, George; Curran, Mary – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2007
This article presents findings from a qualitative study of 120 undergraduate students from seven schools in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Using in-depth individual and focus group interviews, we explored participants' perceptions of salient indicators of integration of faith and learning (IFL) in the classroom. Findings…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Badley, Ken – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 1994
Discusses the integration of faith and learning, using a historical approach to delineate the varieties of meaning implied by the integration-of-faith-and-learning construct as a useful first step in advancing coherent scholarly dialog. The paper discusses where integration occurs and which paradigm of integration is used. (SM)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Higher Education
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