Faculty Mentor(s)

Advisor Dr. Darcel Brady

Reader Dr. Charles Perabeau

Project Type

EdD Colloquium - ONU

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery

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Other

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between spirituality and first-generation, undergraduate and graduate college students’ grit, equanimity, and spiritual qualities. The researcher, a higher education professional, sought to highlight spirituality, not religion, as an intervention method for first-generation college students’ retention and success at the university. The results indicated a significant relationship between first-generation college students’ level of grit and equanimity as well as a direct relationship between grit and spiritual qualities. These results help inform educators and highlight that first-generation college students are both resilient as well as calm and centered in the midst of adversity and uncertainty. Participants’ narratives in the open-ended questions affirmed these results and meaning.

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Spirituality: relationship between grit, equanimity, spiritual qualities and first-generation college students

Wisner Auditorium

This study investigated the relationship between spirituality and first-generation, undergraduate and graduate college students’ grit, equanimity, and spiritual qualities. The researcher, a higher education professional, sought to highlight spirituality, not religion, as an intervention method for first-generation college students’ retention and success at the university. The results indicated a significant relationship between first-generation college students’ level of grit and equanimity as well as a direct relationship between grit and spiritual qualities. These results help inform educators and highlight that first-generation college students are both resilient as well as calm and centered in the midst of adversity and uncertainty. Participants’ narratives in the open-ended questions affirmed these results and meaning.