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Crandall, Rebecca E.; Morin, Shauna M.; Duran, Antonio; Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Mayhew, Matthew J. – Christian Higher Education, 2020
Using data from a survey administered at 61 institutions from 2011 to 2015, we examined how campus support structures for sexual minority students (e.g., a recognized LGBTQ student organization) influence student perceptions of the campus climate for worldview diversity at Christian colleges and universities. Further, analysis of the survey data…
Descriptors: World Views, LGBTQ People, Campuses, Christianity
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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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Wolff, Joshua R.; Kay, Theresa Stueland; Himes, H. L.; Alquijay, Jennifer – Christian Higher Education, 2017
Religion and spirituality are important in the lives of many transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) individuals. Although TGNC students can make unique contributions to Christian colleges and universities (CCUs), many individuals who identify as both religious and TGNC report rejection from nonaffirming religious communities that view TGNC…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Christianity, Sexual Harassment, Aggression
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Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Crandall, Rebecca E. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
In an era of rapid societal change, institutions of higher education are grappling with how to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals are safe and supported on campus. Many challenges remain as LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff are subject to continued acts of discrimination and subtle microaggressions on a…
Descriptors: Religion, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Alleman, Nathan F.; Robinson, Jessica A.; Leslie, Elizabeth A.; Glanzer, Perry L. – Christian Higher Education, 2016
Decades of student persistence and retention literature has brought to light factors of social, academic, and religious fit that influence a student's decision to remain at or depart from an institution. At Christian institutions, increasing student pluralism raises the likelihood that students will not fit religiously. This qualitative study of…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Personality Theories, Christianity, Religion
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Cone, Pamela M. H. – Christian Higher Education, 2015
Throughout history, the issue of poverty has been a problem in society. In this article, examination of Hebrew and Greek words related to poverty throughout the Bible revealed descriptions of the various types and causes of poverty. Historical research uncovered writings on poverty by several early Church Fathers and influential Christian scholars…
Descriptors: Poverty, Religion, Nursing Education, Christianity
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McCoy, Bradley K. – Christian Higher Education, 2014
Integrating faith with academics possesses significant benefits for students, because it connects major disciplines to students' personal values and goals, prepares students to be effective and faithful professionals in their discipline and vocation, and develops students' understanding of the nature of their discipline. However, to…
Descriptors: Physics, Case Studies, Science Curriculum, Religion
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Swezey, James A.; Ross, T. Christopher – Christian Higher Education, 2012
In recent years the secularization of religious universities has become a popular topic of research and scholarship. One facet of secularizing processes is the effect of the pursuit of national reputations by these institutions on their religious identity. A neglected aspect of this research is faculty perception. This study examines the issue as…
Descriptors: Reputation, Church Related Colleges, Conflict, Data Analysis
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Craft, Christy Moran; Rockenbach, Alyssa Bryant – Christian Higher Education, 2011
As part of a larger investigation into the spiritual climate at one Lutheran college, we interviewed Protestant Christian students in order to compare their conceptualizations of spirituality, religion, and faith with biblical notions of those concepts. We found that the students' understandings of those concepts only loosely reflected general…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Protestants, Religion, Religious Factors
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Langer, Richard; Hall, M. Elizabeth Lewis; McMartin, Jason – Christian Higher Education, 2010
Although character formation has always been a central goal of education, efforts to promote character education in schools have, in the last century, always been hampered by an inability to adequately define character. We offer the concept of the flourishing life as the appropriate context for defining and developing character. This concept,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Moral Values, Values Education, Christianity
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Fledderjohann, Dennis – Christian Higher Education, 2010
This study provides a descriptive snapshot of high school students' home lives from their perspective as first-year college students as they attended a Bible college or Christian liberal arts college. The sample of over 2,300 surveys was collected annually for 14 years through selected freshmen courses, and the data reports on the frequencies of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Church Related Colleges, Family Environment, Liberal Arts
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Firmin, Michael W.; Firmin, Ruth L.; MacKay, Brenda B. – Christian Higher Education, 2009
We present the results of a qualitative, phenomenological research study that explored the spiritual dynamics of 13 overseas student teachers. Overall, participants in our sample described spiritual growth on two levels. First, they related that spiritual development often followed an inside-out pattern. In explaining this phenomenon, students…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Phenomenology, Spiritual Development
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Patten, Todd A.; Rice, N. Dewaine – Christian Higher Education, 2009
There is paucity in the professional literature regarding the religious minority in religiously affiliated colleges and universities. This exploratory study analyzed one conservative private religiously affiliated university and the persistence rates of both the religious majority and religious minority. Crosstabs and chi-square analysis indicated…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Church Related Colleges, Minority Groups, Academic Achievement
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Welch, Ronald D.; Mellberg, Kimberlee – Christian Higher Education, 2008
Spiritual maturation processes of internalization and questing were assessed at a Christian university to determine their relationship to year in school and certain religious behaviors. This was a first step toward the development of a new model of Christian higher education that will intentionally facilitate spiritual maturation. A group of 179…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Multivariate Analysis, Religious Factors, Christianity
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Adrian, William – Christian Higher Education, 2007
A strong anti-Christian bias exists in the modern American university. It has been documented by George Marsden in his 1994 book, "The Soul of the American University," and by a growing number of other scholars. The modern university response to the history of Bible translation movements provides another example of the anti-Christian…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Higher Education, Translation, Foreign Countries
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