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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/19125

Title: Understanding the Spiritual Experiences of Young Women: A Qualitative Inquiry of Inner Knowing
Authors: Csoli, Karen
Advisor: Miller, John P.
Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Keywords: female spirituality
holistic education
spiritual experiences
Issue Date: 24-Feb-2010
Abstract: The purpose of this qualitative study is to address the problem of the silencing of adolescent girls and young women by exploring their spiritual experiences and knowledge of their inner selves. Five participants between the ages of 18 and 25 were interviewed 3 times over several weeks about their spiritual experiences, artefacts of spiritual significance, and beliefs about their inner selves. The findings of this study reveal that young women are deeply interested in nurturing their spirituality, which they are not finding in religion, and they are looking elsewhere for a spirituality that embraces a feminine ethic of care and responsibility.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/19125
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