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Rose, Stephanie Firebaugh; Firmin, Michael W. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
This article presents a case study of Bob Jones University (BJU), a fundamentalist Christian institution located in South Carolina that is known within the context of U.S. higher education for its conservatism on multiple levels. Our analysis traces the beliefs of the institution's founder and subsequent leaders, in addition to particular…
Descriptors: Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, Dating (Social), Regional Characteristics
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Cole, Brian E. – Christian Higher Education, 2014
This study contributes to the understanding of the structural and cultural influences of Christian college environments on student activism through the framework of symbolic interactionism (Blumer, 1969; Mead, 1934). The goal of this research was to examine how the students at Christian institutions understand and engage in activism within their…
Descriptors: Activism, Student Participation, Christianity, Church Related Colleges
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Reyes, J. Roberto – Christian Higher Education, 2013
This paper takes a theoretical look at the relationship between ethnic identity formation, in-group ethnic affiliations, and academic achievement for students of color. To this end, the study examines the process of ethnic identity development and considers how human ecology theory, in particularly the concept of "ecocultural niches,"…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Correlation, Ethnicity