Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Does Faith-Based Worldview Predict Confidence in College Major: A Quantitative Longitudinal Study at the University of Michigan
by Taylor, Kristy, Ph.D., The University of Toledo, 2012, 130; 10631322
Abstract (Summary)

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).

Indexing (document details)
Commitee: Cureton, Alan, Edwards, Mary, Matney, Malinda, Meabon, David, Sondergeld, Toni
School: The University of Toledo
Department: Higher Education
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: DAI-A 78/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher education
Keywords: Cirp freshman survey, Faith-based worldview, Historical overview of higher education, Major, Spirituality, University of Michigan
Publication Number: 10631322
ISBN: 978-0-355-01582-9
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