Harmony Christian School in Rustenburg, South Africa is a missionary outreach program of Bethel Gospel Assembly, Inc., New York. The school was founded in 2006 to educate learners and develop in them a close attachment with God even as they attained high academic standard in their school work. However, while there were established measures of academic progress from grade to grade, there was no comparable measure of the spiritual growth of the students in terms of how closely they were attached to God in their relationship as a result of their exposure to consistent Bible Study. The Researcher thus created an intervention study using the Attachment to God Inventory to measure the level of attachment of the adolescent learners to God in the school. The study did show that there was an attachment relationship between the learners and God. The study also showed that as a result of their consistent exposure to Bible study, there was a shift to a closer attachment to God. The level of the shift was minimal but statistically significant at a low level of confidence. The study then offered ministry recommendations.
|Advisor:||Chan, Frank, Sanders, Martin|
|School:||Nyack College, Alliance Theological Seminary|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||DAI-A 79/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Behavioral psychology, Middle School education, Religious education, Comparative religion, South African Studies|
|Keywords:||Adolescent, Attachment, Learners, Relationship, Spiritual, Transformation|
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