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Walker, Susana M. K. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
U.S. college institutions enroll international students from all over the world, and the difficulties and challenges international students face while studying abroad are issues that no one can escape. This study explored the experiences of international students at a faith-based university in Southern California with a qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Church Related Colleges, Student Adjustment, Barriers
van Santen, Nick – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore what impact, if any, a spiritually-focused Living-Learning Community (LLC) had on the spiritual development of 16 student participants at a small, faith-based college. LLCs are considered a high impact practice (HIP) because they promote a high level of student engagement (Kuh, 2008). College in…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Living Learning Centers, Peer Relationship, Social Isolation
Sweet, Laritha Hill – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Approximately 36% of people living in America today belong to a minority group. Despite the increase in diverse population of the United States, less than 17% of registered nurses in 2008 belonged to a minority group. This is a concern because people from minority backgrounds are more apt to seek ACmedical care, trust information received, and…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism, Nurses
Thomas, Allyson – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study examined the relationship between student engagement and graduation rates between Black/African American students and White (Non-Hispanic) students in their senior year at faith-based institutions in the southeastern region of the United States using the NSSE benchmarks of effective educational practices. Specifically, scores from the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, College Seniors, National Surveys, Student Surveys
Morris, Raymond E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation explores engaging students in spiritual formation and discipleship in the online environment. This researcher begins with the proposition that the letters of Paul are examples of distance teaching and distance learning. The effectiveness of the letters of Paul in engaging their recipients in spiritual formation and discipleship…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Spiritual Development, Biblical Literature, Distance Education
Watson, Ann Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The overarching goal of this qualitative research project was to fill a gap in first-generation retention literature pertaining to the particular academic and social integration issues weighting the probability of persistence for first-generation students who choose to attend a less-selective, private, faith-based university with strictly limited…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Church Related Colleges, Student Attitudes, First Generation College Students
Bolster, Jeffrey Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Research indicates that the term mentor in the context of higher education currently has multiple definitions and is used to describe a variety of programs, efforts, and formal as well as informal activities. In recent years, interdisciplinary perspectives on traditional undergraduate students have been converging around the idea that the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Church Related Colleges, Private Colleges
Ball, Justin Ashby – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to conduct an exploratory investigation of OCB, trust, and commitment among faculty and staff within Catholic IHEs. Faculty and staff from two Catholic IHEs were the focus of the study. Twenty-five schools were randomly selected from the 50 largest Catholic IHEs by undergraduate enrollment, identified from the 2012…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Spiritual Development, Trust (Psychology)
Adams, Melvin D., III – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This doctoral thesis studied the religious and spiritual experiences of undergraduate gay males at a Protestant affiliated higher education institution and how undergraduate gay males made sense of their personal journeys. Data was collected from four participants and analyzed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Five themes emerged…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Males, Spiritual Development, Sexual Identity
Schroeder, Pamela A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As multicultural populations throughout the world continually increase, complex challenges and health care disparities are being created. Nurses spend more time in patient care management than any other health care professionals. The need for nurses to provide culturally competent care for increasingly diverse patient populations is critical to…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study
Canton Guzman, Alicia – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of every university is to contribute to the public good by educating socially responsible, civically minded, engaged citizens. In the context of a developing country such as Mexico, with multiple challenges of social, political and economic order, the role of universities in preparing future leaders and civically engaged citizens is…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory
Chelsen, Paul O. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Internet pornography access among male students at Evangelical Christian colleges presents two dilemmas. First, Internet pornography access is institutionally prohibited based on a Biblical view of sexuality. The second dilemma is that individual students who choose to follow the teaching of Jesus Christ in the context of Evangelical Christian…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Social Behavior, Addictive Behavior, Student Attitudes