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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Astin, Alexander W.
Cultivating the spirit.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2011
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alexander W Astin; Helen S Astin; Jennifer A Lindholm
|Description:||1 online resource (243 p.)|
|Contents:||Why spirituality matters --
Assessing spiritual and religious qualities --
Spiritual quest: the search for meaning and purpose --
Spirituality in practice: caring for and about others --
The religious life of college students --
Religious struggle and skepticism --
How spiritual growth affects educational and personal development --
Higher education and the life of the spirit.
|Responsibility:||Alexander W. Astin, Helen S. Astin, Jennifer A. Lindholm.|
Based on extensive research with college students and faculty, this book shows that cultivating the spirit, besides being an important goal in itself, also improves other key academic and developmental outcomes. Emerges from authors' extensive quantitative and qualitative research on students (112,00) and faculty (8,000).
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