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Findings from CRSCS, IDEALS, and related research initiatives are sparking important conversations about the religious and spiritual campus climate, as well as interfaith learning and development in college. These findings and their associated implications have been published in various media outlets over the past decade. Below is a bibliography of reports and scholarly articles that can facilitate deeper learning about this line of research.

IDEALS Reports (Published by IFYC)

Rockenbach, A. N., Hudson, T. D., Mayhew, M. J., Correia-Harker, B. P., Morin, S., & Associates. (2019). Friendships matter: The role of peer relationships in interfaith learning and development. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core (access to report)

Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Correia-Harker, B. P., Dahl, L., Morin, S., & Associates. (2018). Best Practices for Interfaith Learning and Development in the First Year of College. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core. (access to report)

Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Correia-Harker, B. P., Dahl, L., Morin, S., & Associates. (2017). Navigating pluralism: How students approach religious difference and interfaith engagement in their first year of college. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core. (access to report)

Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., Correia, B. P., Crandall, R. E., Lo, M. A., & Associates. (2016). Emerging interfaith trends: What college students are saying about religion in 2016. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core. (access to report)

 

Incoming First-Year Narratives

Crandall, R. E., Snipes, J. T., Wu, M., Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., & Associates. (2017). IDEALS narratives: Incoming atheist students. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core. (access to report)

Snipes, J. T., Crandall, R. E., Morin, S. M., Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., & Associates. (2017). IDEALS narratives: Incoming Catholic students. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core. (access to report)

Snipes, J. T., Crandall, R. E., Wu, M., Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., & Associates. (2017). IDEALS narratives: Incoming Black Protestant students. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core. (access to report)

Crandall, R. E., Correia-Harker, B. P., Snipes, J. T., Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., & Associates. (2016). IDEALS narratives: Incoming Muslim students. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core. (access to report)

Crandall, R. E., Snipes, J. T., Staples, A., Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., & Associates. (2016). IDEALS narratives: Incoming evangelical students. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core. (access to report)

Snipes, J. T., Crandall, R. E., Staples, A., Selznick, B., Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., & Associates. (2016). IDEALS narratives: Incoming Jewish students. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core. (access to report)

 

IDEALS Scholarly Publications

Staples, B. A., Dahl, L. S., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N. (2019). Worldview climate and the international student experience: Internationalization strategies overlook interfaith necessities. Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education, 4, 149-176.

Morin, S. M., Crandall, R. E., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2018). Bridging political divides on campus: Insights from the study of worldview diversity. Journal of College and Character, 19(2), 152-159.

Rockenbach, A. N. (2017). Building inclusive community by bridging worldview differences: A call to action from the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS). Journal of College and Character, 18(3), 145-154.

 

CRSCS Reports (Published by IFYC)

Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Kinarsky, A., Correia, B. P., & Associates. (2016). Engaging worldview: A snapshot of religious and spiritual climate. Part II: Interfaith engagement and student attitudes. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core. (access to report)

Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Kinarsky, A., & Interfaith Youth Core (2014). Engaging worldview: A snapshot of religious and spiritual climate. Part I: Dimensions of climate and student engagement. Chicago, IL: Interfaith Youth Core. (access to report)

 

CRSCS Scholarly Publications

Bowman, N. A., Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Riggers-Piehl, T. A., & Hudson, T. D. (2017). College students’ appreciative attitudes toward atheists. Research in Higher Education, 58(1), 98-118.

Mayhew, M. J., Bowman, N. A., Rockenbach, A. N., Selznick, B., & Riggers-Piehl, T. (2018). Appreciative attitudes toward Jews among non-Jewish U.S. college students. Journal of College Student Development, 59(1), 71-89.

Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., Bowman, N. A., Lo, M. A., Starcke, M. A., Riggers-Piehl, T., & Crandall, R. E. (2017). Expanding perspectives on evangelicalism: How non-evangelical students appreciate evangelical Christianity. Review of Religious Research, 59(2), 207-230.

Rockenbach, A. N., Bowman, N. A., Riggers‐Piehl, T., Mayhew, M. J., & Crandall, R. E. (2017). Respecting the LDS/Mormon minority on campus: College students’ attitudes toward Latter‐day saints. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 56(4), 798-819.

Rockenbach, A. N., Lo, M. A., & Mayhew, M. J. (2017). How LGBT college students perceive and engage the campus religious and spiritual climate. Journal of Homosexuality, 64(4), 488-508.

Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Bowman, N. A., Morin, S. M., & Riggers-Piehl, T. (2017). An examination of non-Muslim college students’ attitudes toward Muslims. The Journal of Higher Education, 88(4), 479-504.

Mayhew, M. J., Hoggan, C., Rockenbach, A. N., & Lo, M. A. (2016). The association between worldview climate dimensions and college students' perceptions of transformational learning. The Journal of Higher Education, 87(5), 674-700.

Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., & Bowman, N. A. (2016). The connection between interfaith engagement and self-authored worldview commitment. Journal of College Student Development, 57(4), 362-379.

Rockenbach, A. N., Riggers-Piehl, T. A., Garvey, J. C., Lo, M. A., & Mayhew, M. J. (2016). The influence of campus climate and interfaith engagement on self-authored worldview commitment and pluralism orientation across sexual and gender identities. Research in Higher Education, 57(4), 497-517.

Bowman, N. A., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2015). Campus religious/worldview climate, institutional religious affiliation, and student engagement. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 52(1), 24-37.

Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., & Bowman, N. A. (2015). Perceptions of the campus climate for nonreligious students. Journal of College Student Development, 56(2), 181-186.

Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Davidson, J., Ofstein, J., & Bush, R. C. (2015). Complicating universal definitions: how students of diverse worldviews make meaning of spirituality. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 52(1), 1-10.

Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Morin, S. M., Crandall, R., & Selznick, B. (2015). Fostering the pluralism orientation of college students through interfaith action and informal peer engagement. Review of Higher Education, 39(1), 25-58.

Mayhew, M. J., Bowman, N. A., & Bryant Rockenbach, A. (2014). Silencing whom?: Linking campus climates for religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity to student worldviews. The Journal of Higher Education, 85(2), 219-245.

Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2014). The campus spiritual climate: Predictors of satisfaction among students with diverse worldviews. Journal of College Student Development, 55(1), 41-62.

Bryant Rockenbach, A., & Mayhew, M. J. (2013). How the collegiate religious and spiritual climate shapes students’ ecumenical orientation. Research in Higher Education, 54(4), 461-479.

Mayhew, M. J., & Bryant Rockenbach, A. N. (2013). Achievement or arrest? The influence of the collegiate religious and spiritual climate on students’ worldview commitment. Research in Higher Education, 54(1), 63-84.

Bryant, A. N., Wickliffe, K., Mayhew, M. J., & Bartell Behringer, L. (2009). Developing an assessment of college students’ spiritual experiences: The collegiate religious and spiritual climate survey. Journal of College and Character, 10(6), 1-10.