Diversity & the God Image: Examining Ethnic Differences in the Experience of God for a College-Age Population

Volume
Volume 36
Issue
Spring 2008
Title
Diversity & the God Image: Examining Ethnic Differences in the Experience of God for a College-Age Population
Abstract

This study examined ethnic group differences in the emotional experience of God for a college-age population. The researchers collected in-depth demographic data and administered the God Image Scales (GIS) and a series of attachment inventories with a sample of 211 college students. Using three levels of factor analysis, the researchers uncovered significant differences between White and non-White cohorts in their experience of God and in the influence of various factors including religiosity, spirituality, age, and having received psychotherapy. Additional results have implications for the interrelationship of models for the God image, faith development, ethnic identity development, and clinical practice.

Authors
L. Hoffman, J.L. Hoffman, K. Dillard, J. Clark, R. Acoba, F. Williams and T.T. Jones
Pages
26 - 41
Price
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