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Brantley, Paul S. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
Beginning with his doctoral dissertation in 1977, Roger Dudley initiated a research agenda for the Seventh-day Adventist Church that explored the connection between church practices and youth spiritual outcomes. An analysis of this entire body of research on Adventist youth over the four decades ending in 2020 gives rise to the following…
Descriptors: Churches, Religious Cultural Groups, Christianity, Religious Education
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Rackley, Eric D. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
Informed by interpretive phenomenological analysis and sociocultural theory, this study examines the language experiences of seven Methodist youth. Analysis of 9 months of observations and 30 interviews yielded a set of experiences that represent the intimacy and complexity of youths' religious discourses. As an essential feature of this…
Descriptors: Christianity, Phenomenology, Sociocultural Patterns, Protestants
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Baltazar, Alina M.; McBride, Duane C.; Ames, Barbara; Griffore, Richard J. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
College students transition from the parental home environment to the college environment. This study examined the transitioning role of parent/child relationships and religiosity in Christian college student heavy episodic drinking (HED). Analysis was conducted using data from a health-risk behavior survey administered on campus, n = 434.…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship, Alcohol Abuse, College Students
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Christian, Beverly J. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
It is proposed that young children may develop a felt sense of God through an attachment to nature that parallels their attachment to significant people in their lives. Children learn through their senses and young children experience a sense of awe and wonder when immersed in nature. Research supports the argument that children who are exposed to…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Religious Factors, Child Development, Sensory Experience
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Daniels, Jessica R.; Thomas, Ben L.; Miller, Craig R.; Libengood, Desiree S.; Phagan, Bettina – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2020
The Act Six program includes full-need, full-tuition student scholarships, extensive training and preparation for students prior to matriculation, and mentorship throughout their time on campus. The purpose of this research was to explore institutional decisions and implications in initiating and sustaining an Act Six partnership. Through an…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Scholarships, Mentors, Case Studies
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Richardson, Gregory D. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
This article offers a brief history on the origin of universities, summarizes how faith shaped higher education from the European university's advent to its Western reproduction, and presents recommendations from a contemporary faith integration method employed in many faith-based universities in the United States. Response to intervention was…
Descriptors: Christianity, Biblical Literature, Universities, Educational History
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Magro, Emanuel P. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
Jesus' stories and parables--the products of his own imagination--are at the core of Christian religious education. Christian religious educators are to encourage their audience to engage their imagination to let Jesus' stories retain their power to form and transform them. Although imagination operates imperceptibly, it is essential to faith…
Descriptors: Imagination, Christianity, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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Thomas, Jesse – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
This study sought to highlight the association between motivation to homeschool and public school enrollment. Homeschooling parents (n = 1052) across the United States responded to questions from a survey administered online. Logistic regression analysis and the chi-square test showed that homeschooling parents who chose the religious/moral answer…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Christianity, Religious Education, Decision Making
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Francis, Leslie J.; Howell, David; Hill, Phoebe; McKenna, Ursula – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
Drawing on the survey conducted by Christian Research and commissioned by the Youthscape Centre for Research and One Hope, this study examined the impact of a paid children, youth, or family worker on the weekly attendance of 5- to 18-year-old children within 786 Church of England churches with adult attendance ranging from 20 to 250 people.…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Churches, Attendance
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van der Walt, Johannes L. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
The term "self-directed learning" has since its seminal definition in 1975 by Malcolm S. Knowles acquired a range of meanings, which has led to communication difficulties about this subject. Examination of self-directed learning from a biblical ontological-anthropological perspective reveals that, although the notion of self-directed…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Christianity
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Cook, Kennie L., Jr.; Babyak, Andrew T. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
The purpose of this quantitative simple linear regression study was to examine the degree to which the level of spirituality predicted the level of occupational stress among 105 middle school teachers. Specifically, this study examined the influence of spirituality, as measured by the Daily Spiritual Experience Scale on occupational stress as…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Religious Factors, Stress Variables, Anxiety
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Oluikpe, Ikechukwu Michael – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
Science has greatly improved the quality of contemporary life compared with past centuries. Consequently, science has gained prominence as an authentic authority and a reliable source of truth, more respected than religion in general and biblical faith in particular. Naturalistic science, the most dominant kind of science, is rooted in the…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Christianity, World Views, Scientific Attitudes
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Zockoll, Brian Mark, Jr. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
This qualitative study explored perceptions of leadership within the Maryland Association of Christian Schools (MACS) concerning the lack of Black administrators--specifically, the perceptions of school board members, school leaders, and the founding documents. Original surveys, interviews, and a document review provided four major themes. Above…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Private Schools, African Americans
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Wobete, Alebachew A.; Sharma, Anjali; Das, Swarnalata – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
The study was initiated with the objective of examining the teachers' perception of their school climate in government and Seventh-day Adventist (Adventist) schools. Data were collected from 273 government and 97 Adventist schoolteachers and analyzed using frequency, percentage, t test, and ANOVA measures. Findings were that Adventist school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Public Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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Jankiewicz, Edyta – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
This qualitative study was concerned with describing the lived experience of conversion in the lives of third- and greater-generation Seventh-day Adventist (Adventist) young adults. Fourteen participants were asked to describe both their formational faith experiences as well as their conversion experiences. A hermeneutical analysis found that a…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Religious Cultural Groups, Christianity, Young Adults
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