Lab research published

Lab research on student engagement with spiritual care in higher education settings has been published in Journal of College and Character. You can find “Assessing Student Engagement With Campus Chaplains: A Pilot Study From a Residential Liberal Arts College” here; the abstract is below:




This article examines student engagement with chaplaincy services through a pilot survey administered at a private liberal arts college (n = 1043). Almost half of the respondents reported engagement with campus chaplains, which varied by religious tradition and race. Respondents who had engaged with chaplains were more likely to report integrating spirituality into daily life, feeling supported in wrestling with life’s big questions, and experiencing spiritual growth. They were not more likely to feel they were resilient or could manage stress. The authors encourage researchers to build on the model and findings presented here to identify empirically how chaplaincy services affect students.