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Carter, Erik W.; Boehm, Thomas L. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Although the importance and influence of spirituality in the lives of youth and young adults have garnered much attention, few studies have focused on the religious and spiritual lives of young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We examined the congregational activities, spiritual practices, and strength of religious…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Religion
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Stuger, Jerry – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Religious beliefs and faith in high-functioning autistic persons are analyzed by discussing the work and biography of Franz Kafka. It enables researchers to differentiate between how autistic and non-autistic persons experience and express religious beliefs and spiritual issues because Kafka as an autistic person also wrote about these topics in…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Religion, Beliefs, Autism
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Kpobi, Lily; Swartz, Leslie – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: The use of traditional/alternative medicine for health care in Africa has been examined for various conditions. However, there is limited research about traditional/alternative health care for intellectual disability. The present authors explored the explanatory models (EMs) of intellectual disability held by traditional/faith healers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Services, Intellectual Disability, Beliefs
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Saunders, Ruth P.; Wilcox, Sara; Jake-Schoffman, Danielle E.; Kinnard, Deborah; Hutto, Brent; Forthofer, Melinda; Kaczynski, Andrew T. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Faith-based settings offer opportunities for reaching populations at risk for chronic conditions and are optimal settings for dissemination and implementation (D&I) research. "Faith, Activity, and Nutrition" (FAN) is an evidence-based program designed to promote physical activity (PA) and healthy eating (HE) through church policy,…
Descriptors: Churches, Chronic Illness, Nutrition Instruction, Nutrition
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Luna De La Rosa, Mari – About Campus, 2019
Teaching and promoting multicultural competence at Azusa Pacific University, diversity and social justice at a Christian university, can result in a paradoxical intersection of higher education. There is often tension associated with graduate students exploring diversity and Christian faith. Specifically the unbiblical nature of Christian…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education, Church Related Colleges
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Freund, Anat; Cohen, Miri; Azaiza, Faisal – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Lower rates of screening for early detection of cancer were reported among ethnic minorities and faith-based communities. The purpose of the article is to assess the effect of a culturally based intervention program intended to increase breast cancer screening adherence among two groups in Israel: ultra-Orthodox Jewish and Arab women. Using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Cultural Awareness, Cancer
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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
Gallagher, Matthew W., Ed.; Lopez, Shane J., Ed. – APA Books, 2019
This book is a primer for practitioners and researchers striving to incorporate the assessment of human strengths, resources, and fulfillment into their work. Contributors examine the scientific underpinnings and practical applications of measures of hope, optimism, self-efficacy, problem-solving, locus of control, creativity, wisdom, courage,…
Descriptors: Psychology, Evaluation Methods, Psychological Patterns, Self Efficacy
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Poppinga, Amy; Larson, Marion; Shady, Sara – Christian Higher Education, 2019
The demographic composition of students and employees at many Christian colleges and universities in the United States does not reflect the growing religious diversity of the twenty-first century. While Christian higher education provides a valuable space for students to grow in faith and prepare for lives of service to others, many students leave…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Church Related Colleges, Intergroup Relations
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Elliott, Gregory; McCormick, John; Bhindi, Narottam – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Religious education in Australian Catholic High Schools is the raison d'etre for the Catholic education system and religious education teachers are critical to this mission. This paper offers a framework for investigating the self-efficacy of religious education teachers.We first describe the nature and context of religious education in Australian…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
Walker, David M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This study examined how Black male college athletes experience religion and spirituality as a form of support while attending a predominantly White institution (PWI). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight participants that self-identified with religion and spirituality as it relates to its influence on student success in college.…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Student Experience, African American Students, College Students
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Gunara, Sandie; Sutanto, Toni Setiawan; Cipta, Febbry – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study aims to investigate how indigenous music education serves as an instrument of transmitting local knowledge of religious and cultural systems situated in one of the cultural heritage sites called Kampung Naga, based in West Java, Indonesia. Indigenous music education, in the existing body of literature of local knowledge, has to date…
Descriptors: Music Education, Informal Education, Islam, Ethnography