Friday, 23 October 2015

'The Forgotten Minority: Examining Religious Affiliation And University Satisfaction' by Nicholas A Bowman and Cynthia Toms Smedley

This article goes in line with my desired research topic as it discusses discrepancies in satisfaction amongst university students as well as graduation rates in regards to race, ethnicity, and gender as well as socio- economic status. In addition to this, religious links established another disregarded form of identity which is student’s outcomes. 

However, in terms of Christian privilege within the States of America, students from relegated religions as well as individuals who do not classify themselves with any other organised religion can in fact face substantial difficulties on campuses and even throughout the society. In addition, this article includes statistical facts in order to back up their claims. For example, using a sample of 3,098 undergraduates throughout 28 institutes, examining the magnitude to which higher education satisfaction varies as a function if ‘students religious affiliation’

Bowman, N. and Toms Smedley, C. (2012). The forgotten minority: examining religious affiliation and university satisfaction. High Educ, 65(6), pp.745-760.

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