This study attempts to show a relationship between being spiritual and choosing a college major. Using one public research institution, this quantitative, longitudinal study used secondary data from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program from the years 2000-2011. The survey included items that asked students about their spiritual preference, their confidence in choosing a major, philosophy of life, and participation in community service. Results indicated direct effects from choosing a major and being involved in community service. The study also showed direct effects of choosing a major and developing a meaningful philosophy of life. The strongest finding in this study was the gap in students changing their major (90% of college students from this institution say that they will change their major).
|Advisor:||Meabon, David L.|
|Commitee:||Cureton, Alan S., Edwards, Mary E., Matney, Malinda M., Sondergeld, Toni A.|
|School:||The University of Toledo|
|School Location:||United States -- Ohio|
|Source:||DAI-A 74/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Spirituality, Higher education|
|Keywords:||Community service, Faith-based, History of higher education, Identity development, Major, Philosophy of life, Spirituality, University of Michigan|
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