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Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Friedensen, Rachel; Marron, Tara; Bartlett, Morgan – Journal of College and Character, 2019
This phenomenological research study explored how Latina college students in STEM made meaning of and developed their STEM identities, particularly focusing on the role that religious beliefs played in shaping STEM identity. Findings reveal that Latina students believed that their STEM identities and religious beliefs reinforced each other. STEM…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Religious Factors
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Hephner LaBanc, Brandi – Journal of College and Character, 2019
The growing political and social divide in the United States continues to impact campus communities. Issues like freedom of speech, racism, sexual misconduct, and hazing can quickly create deep philosophical divides. While those working in student affairs who have had unique academic training related to the holistic development of all students…
Descriptors: Empathy, Student Personnel Services, Political Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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Dugas, Daryl; Geosling, Bobbi Jean; Shelton, Jeron – Journal of College and Character, 2019
This article explores the experiences of undergraduate students participating in a retreat providing guidance toward self-authorship. In post-retreat interviews, participants discussed their experiences of discomfort during the retreat and its importance to their personal growth. Sources of discomfort included inhabiting unfamiliar environments…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Individual Development, Recreational Activities, Guidance
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Krou, Megan R.; Acee, Taylor W.; Pino, Nathan W.; Hoff, Meagan A. – Journal of College and Character, 2019
Academic dishonesty is a wide-spread issue in educational institutions, including higher education. This study determined if there was a correlation between social rational action orientations and the likelihood of engaging in academically dishonest acts. The relationship between course value and academic dishonesty was also examined. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Cheating, Ethics
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Singer, Kevin – Journal of College and Character, 2019
Despite renewed efforts to engage religious diversity in higher education over the last two decades, interfaith engagement remains a relatively fringe interest on many campuses. The reason could be that these renewed interfaith efforts are running up against a powerful current of White religiosity that maintains a historical legacy of privilege in…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Religion, Social Bias, Whites
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Chen, Hsin-Yu; Jablonski, Nina G. – Journal of College and Character, 2019
Skin color, one of the most conspicuous physical traits, encompasses complex social and cultural meanings and value judgments that can influence individuals' lived experiences and social wellbeing in a profound way. In this article, the authors provide a brief overview of how skin color diversity evolved, its corresponding biological and…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Cultural Influences, Social Influences, Interaction
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Dunlap, Garland T. – Journal of College and Character, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe a systematic method of evoking students' vocational discernment through the practice of spiritual well-being. Engaging spiritual well-being as a means of vocational discernment requires that the student and the advisor explore the student's sense of connectedness by tapping into the tacit dimension of…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Well Being, Vocational Education, Beliefs
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Fosnacht, Kevin; Broderick, Cynthia – Journal of College and Character, 2018
This study investigated the correlates of two measures that capture students' perception of the religious and spiritual campus climate. It focuses on how the factors, religious identity and attending a religiously affiliated institution, influence students' perception of the respect for their beliefs and comfort in expressing their views on…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Role of Religion, Institutional Characteristics, College Environment
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Mendizabal, Juan Cruz – Journal of College and Character, 2018
This article discusses the rapidly growing population of spiritual-but-not-religious (SBNR) college students and describes the disparity in SBNR-dedicated resources for student support. This disparity is embedded in various tensions that cause low SBNR visibility in universities, including a lack of SBNR programming models in broader higher…
Descriptors: College Students, Religious Factors, Student Personnel Services, Barriers
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Small, Jenny L.; Bowman, Nicholas A. – Journal of College and Character, 2018
The purpose of this special issue is to share the best research, theory, practice, and perspectives from presenters at the 2017 Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities Convergence conference, alongside the new writing of scholars and practitioners who were inspired by the themes of the conference. Readers will have access both to the best of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Religion, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development
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Manson, Sable A.; Cordov├ęs, Janett I. – Journal of College and Character, 2018
There is a need to identify and create spaces for professionals in higher education to engage religion, secularism, and spirituality in meaningful ways. #DigitalFaith resources are the digital platforms and communities supporting religious, secular, and spiritual development, and they offer potential avenues for professional development. This…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Professional Development, Feedback (Response)
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Arnold, Meagan; Sasso, Pietro – Journal of College and Character, 2018
This study examined the policies, programming, and supports offered to matriculating students who are members of non-traditional belief groups at public institutions of higher education across the midwestern United States. This study defined students who may be members of non-traditional faith groups, such as agnostics, atheists, and Pagans.…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Intergroup Relations, Religion, College Students
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Reisner, Carrie – Journal of College and Character, 2018
Institutions of higher education are perceived to be welcoming to individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and religion. Is this true for those who identify as atheist as well? This phenomenological study explored how the atheist identity manifests for those who are employed as professional staff in…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Christianity, Beliefs, Self Concept
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Harter, Joel; Castor, Maggie; Seigler, Carolina P.; Abrahams, Diana – Journal of College and Character, 2018
To be successful global citizens, students need greater religious literacy and competency engaging diverse religions and worldviews. Effective multifaith work in higher education is a form of intercultural engagement: When done well, this work does not belong just to religious life professionals but involves a collaborative, interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Campuses, Race, Identification (Psychology)
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Dualeh, Delmar; Diaz-Mendoza, Virginia; Son, Monika; Luperon, Christian – Journal of College and Character, 2018
The low enrollment, retention, and graduation rate among men of color in higher education is a national crisis. The John Jay SEEK Department has created a committee focused exclusively to address this crisis. The committee's work includes focus and weekly support groups. The groups entitled P.O.W.E.R. (Pushing Our Will to Experience Resilience)…
Descriptors: College Students, African American Students, Minority Group Students, Males
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