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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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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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Burks, Stephen A.; Barrett, T. Gregory – Christian Higher Education, 2009
Persistence and retention have been studied extensively in higher education, but little research has been conducted on these areas in religiously affiliated institutions. The present study was designed to examine factors that influence the intentions of students to persist from their freshmen to sophomore year in private, religiously affiliated,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Social Integration
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Bohus, Steve; Woods, Robert H., Jr.; Chan, K. Caleb – Christian Higher Education, 2005
The current study sought to identify factors which contribute to Psychological Sense of Community (PSC) among students on religious collegiate campuses within the Christian Evangelical tradition. The researchers examined responses from 596 undergraduate students at 11 Christian colleges and universities nationwide. The results support the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Campuses, Church Related Colleges, Community Change
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Starcher, Richard L. – Christian Higher Education, 2004
While students from many non-Western contexts continue to stream to Europe and North America to pursue theological doctoral degrees, new theological doctoral programs are springing up around the world. Many of these new programs appear to be adopting (more or less uncritically) one or another of the Western models of doctoral program design.…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Philosophy, Program Design, Doctoral Programs