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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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Cunningham, Debra Jayne – Christian Higher Education, 2015
Using a constructivist grounded theory approach (Charmaz, 2006), this qualitative study examined how eight female senior-level professionals employed at faith-based colleges and universities processed and navigated the experience of involuntary job loss and successfully transitioned to another position. The theoretical framework of psychological…
Descriptors: Females, Church Related Colleges, Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research
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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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Hilton, John, III; Plummer, Kenneth – Christian Higher Education, 2013
In an era in which part-time faculty are becoming a higher proportion of the teaching faculty on most campuses, this study addressed the question of whether student learning outcomes in religious education courses are significantly influenced by whether the instructor teaches in a full- or part-time capacity in the Department of Religion. We…
Descriptors: General Education, Religious Education, Outcomes of Education, Church Related Colleges
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Droege, Jocelyn R.; Ferrari, Joseph R. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
Civic and political engagement may encourage individuals to make positive societal contributions and thus act as responsible and productive citizens. A positive relationship between civic/political engagement and the extent of one's faith-based beliefs and behaviors has been the basis for a growing field of research (e.g., Becker & Dhingra, 2001;…
Descriptors: College Students, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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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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St. John, Edward P.; Parrish, Dan – Christian Higher Education, 2012
The secularization of higher education has created a complicated context for discourse about religion and spirituality in most public and some private universities. Yet the growing orientation toward spirituality and faith among undergraduates calls for a renewed openness to matters of beliefs and values in college classrooms, a topic addressed by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Private Colleges, Religion
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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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