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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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Williams, Savannah; Drexler-Dreis, Joseph – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2019
When upper-level theology courses are taught within a general education program at colleges and universities, instructors are often challenged to invite students, some of whom are committed neither to the discipline of theology nor to Christian faith, into a style of critical reflection that largely depends on both of these commitments. In a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theological Education, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Fogle, Elizabeth M.; Franco, Savio D.; Jesse, Edel M.; Kondritz, Brent; Maxam, Lindsay; Much-McGrew, Heidi; McMillen, Cody; Ridenour, Carolyn S.; Trunk, Daniel J. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
Students participating in sustained community service at an urban Catholic and Marianist university were volunteer informants in this qualitative exploration of the meaning they make of their service experiences. A PhD student research team (nine members) interviewed fourteen undergraduate students (10 of whom were seniors). Findings were…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Service Learning, Church Related Colleges, Catholics
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Woods, Robert H., Jr.; Badzinski, Diane M.; Fritz, Janie M. Harden; Yeates, Sarah E. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
A survey was administered to 451 undergraduate students at a private liberal arts Christian university to identify students' perceptions of the ideal professor. The survey revealed that the ideal professor places great emphasis on the integration of faith and learning, is flexible (and even easy), maintains high academic standards, encourages…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes
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Matteo, Elizabeth K.; Bottom, Todd L.; Ferrari, Joseph R. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2013
The "DePaul Mission and Values Inventory" ("DMV") was validated based on the mission, identity, and values of a large, urban, Catholic, Vincentian institution. We examined the suitability of the "DMV" at a small, suburban, Catholic, Franciscan university. A sample of 275 undergraduates (218 women, 57 men:…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Institutional Mission, Values, Measures (Individuals)
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Webb, Brian S.; Hayhoe, Doug – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Despite an overwhelming scientific consensus, a significant proportion of the American public continues to reject anthropogenic climate change. This disparity is particularly evident among evangelical Christians, for whom theological conservatism, general scientific skepticism, political affiliations, and sociocultural influences may impede their…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Climate, Student Attitudes
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
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Bista, Krishna, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Today, millions of students cross geographic, cultural, and educational borders for their higher education. Trends of international student mobility are significant to universities, educators, business leaders, and governments to increase revenue and campus diversity in the global marketplace. As such, it is vital to examine recent trends in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries, Trend Analysis
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Davignon, Phil; Glanzer, Perry; Rine, P. Jesse – Christian Higher Education, 2013
As the conclusion to a three-part series assessing the denominational identity of American evangelical colleges and universities, this article presents findings from Phase III of the CCCU Denominational Study. Data for this research were gathered via an online survey that was completed by 3,160 full-time undergraduate students attending 16…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Self Concept, Student Attitudes
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
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Case, Kimberly F.; Hernandez, Rebecca – Christian Higher Education, 2013
Although increasing numbers of Latino/a students are pursuing higher education, many do not persist to graduation. The disparity of Latino/a students attending and graduating from Christian colleges and universities is even more pronounced than at comparison institutions. As institutions of Christian higher education seek to increase diversity on…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Church Related Colleges, Ethnicity, Christianity
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
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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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