Finding the Link Between Discipleship and Discipline: Does a student’s identity as a Christian impact their academic standing, social activities, and other various aspects of their college career?

Publication Year:
2014
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.hope.edu/curcp_13/125
Author(s):
Banaszak, Ellee; Shabi, Valentina
Publisher(s):
Hope College
poster description
The debate of the influence of religion over academics and vice versa has remained steadily controversial over decades of research. Does a student’s identity as a Christian impact their academic standing, social activities, and other various aspects of their college career? We studied the link between religious identity and academic standing using a small Google survey over a limited sample of Hope College students. We compared multiple religious and academically based variables and obtained several different distributions, p-values, and other statistics. Our results indicated that for the population of full-time Hope College students, religious or academic activities did not significantly influence each other.