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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
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
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
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
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Welch, Ronald D.; Mellberg, Kimberlee – Christian Higher Education, 2008
Spiritual maturation processes of internalization and questing were assessed at a Christian university to determine their relationship to year in school and certain religious behaviors. This was a first step toward the development of a new model of Christian higher education that will intentionally facilitate spiritual maturation. A group of 179…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Multivariate Analysis, Religious Factors, Christianity