ERIC Number: EJ978666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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"Major" Changes toward Philosophy and Theology: Interpreting a Recent Trend for Millennials in Catholic Higher Education
Horan, Daniel P.; Cidade, Melissa A.
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v30 n1 p133-150 Win 2011
This study examines emerging trends among those members of the Millennial generation who have dedicated a significant portion of their young-adult lives to the study of philosophy and theology at Catholic colleges and universities. Our analyses suggest that the number and percentage of Millennial undergraduates who earned degrees in philosophy or theology at Catholic institutions of higher education and the subsequent variation between them and their Generation X predecessors provide statistically significant data that might better inform our understanding of the religiosity, spiritual searching, and adherence to Church authority in this population.
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Higher Education, Philosophy, Undergraduate Students, Generational Differences, Religious Factors, Educational Trends
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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