Religion, Spirituality, and Career Development in African American College Students: A Qualitative Inquiry
The authors explored through semistructurcd interviews the interrelationships of religion, spirituality, and career development in a sample of 12 African American undergraduate students. Using consensual qualitative research methodology (C. E. Hill, B. J. Thompson, & E. N. Williams, 1997), they identified 6 primary domains or themes related to these students' experiences in this regard, including (a) degree of identification as religious and/or spiritual, (b) parents' influence on religious and spiritual beliefs, (c) roles of religion and spirituality in participants' career development, (d) challenges in dealing with academic and career-related issues, (e) religious and spiritual strategies to deal with academic and career-related challenges, and (f) indicators of success in future career or occupation.
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Constantine, Madonna G.; Miville, Marie L.; Warren, Anika K.; Gainor, Kathy; and Lewis-Coles, Ma'at E.L., "Religion, Spirituality, and Career Development in African American College Students: A Qualitative Inquiry" (2006). Department of Counseling Scholarship and Creative Works. 59.