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Explaining The Wind: How Self-Identified Born Again Christians Define What “Born Again” Means To Them, John D. Foubert, Angela Watson, Matt W. Brosi, Dale R. Fuqua Dec 2011

Explaining The Wind: How Self-Identified Born Again Christians Define What “Born Again” Means To Them, John D. Foubert, Angela Watson, Matt W. Brosi, Dale R. Fuqua

John D. Foubert

Christian students on college campuses form a large proportion of the student body on many campuses, and consequently, they are an important influence, collectively, on the existential dialogue occurring on university campuses. However it is understood, regeneration is a fundamental and central element of the life and belief system of Christian students. Some college students who identify as Christian also define themselves as born again, yet a multiplicity of understandings of this concept appears to exist. The present study sought to investigate how self-identified, born again Christian students define the term “born again,” how they come to know that they ...


Keeping (Or Losing) The Faith: Reflections On Spiritual Struggles And Resolution By College Seniors., Jodi Fisler, Holly Agati, Shannon Chance, Amie Donahue, Greg Donahue, Erik Eickhoff, Sara Gastler, Joseph Lowder, John D. Foubert Dec 2008

Keeping (Or Losing) The Faith: Reflections On Spiritual Struggles And Resolution By College Seniors., Jodi Fisler, Holly Agati, Shannon Chance, Amie Donahue, Greg Donahue, Erik Eickhoff, Sara Gastler, Joseph Lowder, John D. Foubert

John D. Foubert

In this qualitative study, researchers examined how college seniors experienced and resolved spiritual struggles in college. Results indicated that academic activities provided opportunities to question, learn, and grow spiritually. Although a variety of external factors influenced students’ explorations of their spirituality, participants looked inward to resolve their struggles in deeply personal ways. Spiritual struggle was often manifested as a reexamination of students’ pre-college values, an ongoing process for many students. Researchers identified four ways of describing students’ state of resolution: (1) recommitting to an existing faith, (2) slightly readjusting their spiritual or religious values, (3) blending spiritual traditions, or (4 ...


Teach Me, But Don't Disagree With Me, Jodi Fisler, John D. Foubert Dec 2005

Teach Me, But Don't Disagree With Me, Jodi Fisler, John D. Foubert

John D. Foubert

The intersections between civil discourse, cognitive development, student learning, and ideological bias are discussed in the context of the college campus.


A Longitudinal Study Of Chickering And Reisser’S Vectors: Exploring Gender Differences And Implications For Refining The Theory., John D. Foubert, Monica Nixon, Shamim Sisson, Amy B. Barners Dec 2004

A Longitudinal Study Of Chickering And Reisser’S Vectors: Exploring Gender Differences And Implications For Refining The Theory., John D. Foubert, Monica Nixon, Shamim Sisson, Amy B. Barners

John D. Foubert

A racially mixed random sample of 247 students at a midsized public university in the Southeast completed the Student Development Task and Lifestyle Inventory at the beginning of their first year, beginning of their sophomore year, and end of their senior year (Winston, Miller & Prince, 1987). Results showed partial support of Chickering and Reisser’s theory of development in that students progressed in their development along three measured vectors throughout their college career. Results contradicted the assumption that developing purpose is a vector experienced only toward the end of one’s college career. Important gender differences also emerged, particularly regarding ...


Intended And Unintended Overconsumption Of Physical, Spacial, And Temporal Resources., Carin Herlocker, Scott Allison, John D. Foubert, James Beggan Dec 1996

Intended And Unintended Overconsumption Of Physical, Spacial, And Temporal Resources., Carin Herlocker, Scott Allison, John D. Foubert, James Beggan

John D. Foubert

Two studies explored perceptual biases on how resources are shared among groups of people. Intentional and unintentional processes were uncovered.


Effects Of Gender, Gender Role, And Individualized Trust On Self-Disclosure., John D. Foubert, Barbara Sholley Dec 1995

Effects Of Gender, Gender Role, And Individualized Trust On Self-Disclosure., John D. Foubert, Barbara Sholley

John D. Foubert

Effects of gender, gender role, and individualized trust on self disclosure was studied on 293 participants. An interaction between gender role and individualized trust revealed that the high self disclosure typical of androgynous individuals is restricted to those who are high trusting.