ERIC Number: EJ1116127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Chaplains' Perspectives on Their Work in Tasmanian Government Schools
Rayner, Christopher S.; Swabey, Karen J.
International Journal of Christianity & Education, v20 n3 p199-219 Nov 2016
School chaplaincy services aim to promote student and school community well-being. Given the community interest in chaplaincy services in government schools, it is important that research inform future developments to maximize the potential benefits of chaplaincy services to schools. In this study, 68 chaplains in the Australian state of Tasmania described and shared views on their work through the completion of an anonymous online survey. The findings present a picture of the nature, strengths and challenges of chaplaincy in Tasmanian government schools from the perspective of chaplains themselves. The results are summarized, several implications are identified, and directions for future research are explored.
Descriptors: Clergy, Foreign Countries, Well Being, Online Surveys, Christianity, Likert Scales, Public Schools, Role, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia