Title

Factors Related to In-Class Spiritual Experience: Relationship Between Pre-Class Scripture Reading, In-Class Note-Taking, and Perceived In-Class Spiritual Experiences

Keywords

Spiritual Experience, Scripture Reading, Not-taking, Religious Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between student in-class note-taking and pre-class reading with perceived in-class spiritual and religious outcomes. This study surveyed 620 students enrolled in six different sections of an introductory religion course at a private religious university. Full-time religious faculty members taught these students. Data were gathered via a self-report Likert scale survey instrument. Results showed a modest, positive relationship between both in-class note-taking (r = .32) and pre-class reading (r = .26) with in-class spiritual experience, with both factors explaining 15.6% of the combined variance of student reported in-class spiritual experience. This article explores the practical implications from these findings.

Original Publication Citation

John Hilton III, Anthony R. Sweat & Kenneth Plummer. “Factors Related to In-Class Spiritual Experience: Relationship Between Pre-Class Scripture Reading, In-Class Note-Taking, and Perceived In-Class Spiritual Experiences,” Journal of Research on Christian Education, 24:3, 271-291 (2015).

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015-12-14

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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