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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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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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Milacci, Frederick A. – Christian Higher Education, 2006
This study examined how eight adult education practitioners understand spirituality. The investigation defined and grounded the notion of spirituality within a specific religious/theological tradition, Christianity broadly defined. Data were collected via informal, conversational, taped interviews, and several themes emerged. The study used these…
Descriptors: Christianity, Adult Education, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development
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Patterson, James A. – Christian Higher Education, 2005
This essay, utilizing the "kaleidoscope" image of historian Timothy Smith, reflects on issues affecting evangelical identity and boundaries in the major professional association for Christian higher education, the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). Since the CCCU was birthed by a smaller organization, the Christian College…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Beliefs, Professional Associations