College Student Affairs Journal

College Student Affairs Journal is an academic journal focusing on College Student Affairs

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring

A Description of Traditional and Contemporary Campus Ministries
This article examines campus ministries. It provides an overview of both traditional and contemporary campus ministry organizations as well as a discussion of the value of both types.The relationship between religion and the academy has a long history....
Applying Student Development Theory to College Students' Spiritual Beliefs
This qualitative study sought to explore college students' spiritual beliefs in order to examine those beliefs and subsequent college experiences using student development theory. Data analysis revealed that peer and mentoring relationships were instrumental...
Faith, Spirituality, and Religion: A Model for Understanding the Differences
The terms faith, spirituality, and religion are often used interchangeably, though their definitions are unique and distinct. This article discusses the nuanced differences among the three terms. It presents a model for the interrelatedness among the...
How College Affects Students' Religious Faith and Practice: A Review of Research
The findings from recent empirical studies question decades of prior research showing a negative effect of attending college on students' religious practices and beliefs. This study employs a narrative, synthetic review of empirical research conducted...
Incorporating Faith, Spirituality, and Religion into College Counseling and Student Affairs Graduate Programs
Several associations have provided standards and competencies in the area of faith, religion, and spirituality. This article reviews three of those sets of standards and competencies.As the recognition of faith, spirituality, and religion in student...
In Their Own Words: Campus Ministers' Perceptions of Their Work and Their Worlds
This qualitative study compared and contrasted the perceptions of roles, support, and mission of campus ministers at a large public and a small private institution in the southeastern United States. Semi-structured interviews of campus ministers, representing...
Introduction to the Special Issue
Faith. Spirituality. Religion. We have come a long way as a profession in a short time as we have begun to investigate and explore what those three words mean to us and to our students. As editors, we are proud to present this special issue as another...
The Influence of Spirituality on the Career Development of College Seniors: An Examination of Work Values
This study explored the relationship between spirituality and work values among graduating college seniors at a large public mid-Atlantic Research-Extensive institution. Gender differences in this relationship were also examined. Via an online survey,...
Understanding the Legal Protections and Limitations upon Religion and Spiritual Expression on Campus
When considering the issues associated with addressing faith, spirituality, and religion on campus, it is important for student affairs professionals, especially those at public colleges and universities, to be cognizant of the associated legal issues....
Using a Faith Development Model in College Counseling
The impact of faith on counseling outcomes has been a topic of interest in recent years, however many counselors are not familiar with faith development theory and little practical information on how to integrate that theory into practice is available....
We Ask Your Blessing: 100 Prayers for Campus Occasions
We Ask Your Blessing: 100 Prayers for Campus Occasions By Donald G. Shockley, Ed. New York: Writers Club Press 2003, 138 pages ISBN: 0-595-26579-0Public prayer is a troublesome thing these days. It is difficult to know where to step. Student affairs...
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