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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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Kaul, Corina R.; Hardin, Kimberly A.; Beaujean, A. Alexander – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Concern regarding the secularization of Christian higher education has prompted researchers to investigate the extent that faith and learning is integrated at a faculty level and what factors might predict faculty integration (Lyon, Beaty, Parker, & Mencken, 2005). This research attempted to replicate Lyon et al.'s (2005) logistic regression…
Descriptors: Prediction, College Faculty, Christianity, Church Related Colleges
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Conn, Steven M. – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Using hierarchical multiple regression analysis, this study examined the factors that contribute to the variation in students' subjective perceptions of the value of their tuition dollars. This study utilized data on 6,322 undergraduate students from 11 institutions in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) who completed the…
Descriptors: Tuition, Multiple Regression Analysis, College Admission, Questionnaires
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Best, Neil A.; Jun, Alexander – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Victims and survivors of sexual violence are sometimes blamed for the assault because of irrelevant factors such as how much they had to drink or what they wore. Research has indicated that conservative religious beliefs increase the prevalence of victim blaming. In order to see if this pattern extended to college administrators, we used a…
Descriptors: Victims, Rape, Trauma, Fatigue (Biology)
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van Crombrugge, Hans; Debusschere, Ruben – Christian Higher Education, 2017
In European higher education, talent-oriented or strength-based education is emerging as a new discourse surrounding the practice of educating for the professional workplace. This approach stresses the role of the personal in the professional, and consequently that personal development and personal flourishing are integral to the professional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Christianity, Talent, Individual Development
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Broer, Nico A.; Hoogland, Jan; van der Stoep, Jan – Christian Higher Education, 2017
The process of global modernization has reached a new phase. In many parts of the world, societies have become so complex that the logic that characterized first modernity no longer works. Simultaneously, societies are confronted by huge and complex side effects of modern rationality, such as climate change, migration influx, global inequality,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Higher Education, Christianity
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Hanesová, Dana; Hanes, Pavel – Christian Higher Education, 2017
To understand the concept of "Christian vocation" within the context of higher education in a postcommunist society, reflection on its communist and postcommunist history is necessary. Thus, the authors first present an analysis of Eastern Europe's Marxist past, specifically focusing on the external and internal impact of that past on…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Vocational Education, Social Systems
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Erwich, René; van der Stoep, Jan – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Christians are called to be a witness to the coming of the Kingdom of God and to cultivate practices in which peace and justice may flourish. In order to serve God in their daily work, Christians are faced with situations that cause both hope and despair. In this article, we explore what the concept of hope means for the education of Christian…
Descriptors: Christianity, Professional Personnel, Resilience (Psychology), Psychological Patterns
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Rotman, Marco – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Recent contributions in the fields of psychology, sociology, and theology reveal opposing attitudes about the subject of calling or vocation with regard to one's work. Whereas psychologists have rediscovered the concept, theologians increasingly show reluctance to accept a vocational view of work. In offering an alternative perspective, this…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Psychology, Employment, Christianity
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Vos, Pieter – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Vocation, interpreted as the calling of every individual believer to serve God in ordinary life, has been an important feature of Protestantism. However, not only has the notion of vocation gradually disappeared from the late modern understanding of work and profession, the identification of vocation and work has also been criticized by…
Descriptors: Employment, Christianity, Philosophy, Protestants
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van Vuuren, Mark – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Two groups of people are particularly inclined to mention a calling when talking about their work motivation: those who are spiritual (because the concept of calling originated in the religious realm) and those in serving occupations (such as hospitals, schools, and nongovernmental organizations). Because Christian professors are in both groups,…
Descriptors: Motivation, Christianity, College Faculty, Aspiration
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Bechtold, John I. – Christian Higher Education, 2017
This article describes a course taught at a U.S. Christian college located in Pennsylvania that uses "high impact practices," as described by Kuh and O'Donnell (2013), to educate students about calling. The course, titled "Created and Called for Community," is required for all incoming first-year students in their second…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Church Related Colleges, Religious Factors, General Education
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Roels, Shirley J. – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Theologies of vocation are essential in order to explore questions of purpose, values, and direction with college and university students. Given that educational institutions have embedded values and perspectives, some higher education cultures are more effective than others in fostering a student's sense of life calling. In this article, I…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Private Colleges, Institutional Mission, Profiles
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Pace, Adam C.; Greene, Joy; Deweese, Joseph E.; Brown, Dana A.; Cameron, Ginger; Nesbit, James M.; Wensel, Terri – Christian Higher Education, 2017
The objective of this study was to develop and validate an instrument to assess the attitude of student pharmacists toward prayer in general and in particular as it relates to their academic performance. To fulfill the study objective, faculty from seven colleges of pharmacy located at Christian universities collaboratively developed the Student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Christianity, Religious Factors, Pharmaceutical Education
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Lewing, Morgan; Shehane, Melissa – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Service-learning is a high-impact educational practice that benefits the community, the university, and students (Jacoby, 2015). It also represents an educational practice that specifically supports the integration of Christian thought and action within Christian institutions (Schaffer, 2004). The purpose of the study was to determine the level of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, College Students
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