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Dunn, Merrily; Glassmann, Danny; Garrett, J. Matthew; Badaszewski, Philip; Jones, Ginny; Pierre, Darren; Fresk, Kara; Young, Dallin; Correll-Hughes, Larry – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2015
This study examines the experiences of gay-identified college men related to their faith and sexual orientation identity development. The findings suggest that for gay-identified college men, faith and sexual orientation identity development includes examination of one's faith and sexual orientation identity, important relationships, and a desire…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Males, College Students, Sexual Identity
Gyamfi, Gerald Dapaah – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Perception of discrimination on religious grounds against minority students at faith-based universities pertaining to leadership of the universities may negatively affect the learning outcome of the students, shape their social relationships with the members of the university community, and create a negatively charged environment. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Social Bias, Educational Discrimination
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Reymann, Linda S.; Fialkowski, Geraldine M.; Stewart-Sicking, Joseph A. – Journal of College Counseling, 2015
This study examined spirituality, personality, and psychosocial growth among 216 students at a small university in Maryland. Results demonstrated that faith maturity predicted unique variance in purpose in life. There was a main effect observed for gender among faith scores, as well as an interaction effect between gender and year in school among…
Descriptors: College Students, Religious Factors, Individual Development, Personality
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Schindler, Neal; Hope, Keely J. – Journal of College Counseling, 2016
Anxiety is a common symptom among college counseling clients. Perhaps because of the unique developmental tasks they face, many later adolescents (ages 18-24 years) use religious coping to manage anxiety. Many counselors are uncertain about how to address religious themes in therapy, if at all. However, most clients of faith do not want counselors…
Descriptors: Coping, Anxiety, College Students, Religion
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Cliburn Allen, Cara; Alleman, Nathan F. – Christian Higher Education, 2017
The scholarship regarding faith integration practice has largely focused on faculty work; however, the field faces a paucity of data-supported approaches to understanding faith integration in the work lives of administrators. In this qualitative study, we developed a conceptual model that employs the concept of praxis to analyze the process by…
Descriptors: Christianity, Student Personnel Workers, Qualitative Research, Religious Factors
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Grace, Emily; Griffis, Rachel B. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
This article is a small empirical study based on two assignments, both involving reading and writing, in two physics courses at a Christian college. Students read theological, philosophical, and scientific arguments and produced research papers. By performing interdisciplinary intellectual work, students considered the compatibility of science and…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, College Science, Science Instruction
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Davidson, Kenzie; Davidson, Spencer M.; Campbell, Elizabeth L. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
For Christian college students, the journey toward vocation can be hindered by faith-based anxiety. The relationship between students and mentors in Christian higher education offers a unique, optimum space to explore these beliefs. Christians in academia have invaluable personal experience in integrating their faith and career, and have much to…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Career Development, Spiritual Development, Beliefs
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Kozlowski, Christine; Ferrari, Joseph R.; Odahl, Charlynn – Education, 2014
The current study compared perceptions by college students (n = 304; M age=19.75 years old) enrolled at an urban and diverse Roman Catholic university on self-report measures of faith/belief structures, social justice, and community service attitudes. Survey results indicated that both horizontal and vertical faith maturity perceptions…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Urban Schools
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Walker, Ja'Nina J.; Longmire-Avital, Buffie – Developmental Psychology, 2013
Religious faith has been instrumental in fostering positive mental health outcomes for historically disenfranchised populations, such as Black Americans. However, the religious institutional devaluing of same-sex behavior and identity fuels internalized homonegativity (i.e., negative thoughts regarding one's same-sex sexual behavior) for…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Mental Health, African Americans
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Weeks, Matthew; Winningham, Katie James; Winningham, Brandon – Christian Higher Education, 2017
In this study, we investigated Benson, Donahue, and Erikson's (1993) concept of faith maturity as expressed by institutions of higher education (IHE) claiming religious affiliation. We examined the institutional mission statements of 87 schools affiliated with six Protestant denominations in search of evidence of their intention to develop the…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Correlation
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Garrett, Stephen M. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
Christian theology amidst post-communist societies finds itself in a precarious situation as it seeks to emerge from the competing social imaginaries of its totalitarian Soviet past and the democratic capitalism of its future. To do so, eschatological hope will need to spring eternal as it seeks understanding by faith in love of the triune God and…
Descriptors: Christianity, Theological Education, Social Systems, Foreign Countries
Foote, Laura S. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
What happens when students go to college? An important outcome of college attendance is student cognitive development. Part of that developmental process is learning how to address contrasting values, beliefs, knowledge structures, and worldviews critically. This study addressed the relationship between cognitive and Christian-faith development in…
Descriptors: Christianity, World Views, Cognitive Development, College Students
Epting, James B., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The current study described and analyzed the perspectives of traditional-aged college student-athletes who participated in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I football regarding the impact the sport had on Christian faith development. The study entailed a qualitative research method approach using in-depth semi-structured…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletes, Team Sports, Christianity
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Properzi, Mauro – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
Inclusivist, exclusivist, and pluralist attitudes toward other religions interact in complex ways within the Mormon faith. Hence, a course on the world's religions at LDS-sponsored Brigham Young University presents an interesting case study in this context. Through survey data and statistical analysis this article attempts to examine the effect of…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Cultural Pluralism, Religious Education, Course Descriptions
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Derrico, Cindy M.; Tharp, Jennifer L.; Schreiner, Laurie A. – Christian Higher Education, 2015
Research on the contribution of psychosocial factors to holistic student success in the context of the distinctive mission of Christian colleges and universities remains limited despite increased attention given to such factors in broader studies of student success. In recent years, the study of thriving has added to the measurement of…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, College Students, Student Experience
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