Spirituality among University students : from the learning perspective

Muhammad Zulhelmi, Ramli. (2014) Spirituality among University students : from the learning perspective. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

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The purpose of this study is to understand and investigat e how university students perceive the meaning of spirituality. Besides that, this research also tries to disclose university students’ perception on the influence and role of spirituality in their learning. This study examined and analyzed how university students defined spirituality, how university students perceived the role of spirituality in their learning, and also personal development, and uncover their opinion on the differences or similarity between spirituality and religion. With the growing educa tional trend that emphasize the producing of the ‘whole learners’, it is important to acknowledge the important of implementing spirituality in and out of the university students classroom. This is because, many scholars believe that spirituality eventuall y contribute to the process of meaning making, through external and internal self of students. There are seven respondents involved in the process of data collecting. The data was being collected through semi-structures interviews and the artifacts were collected and analyzed using thematic analysis. The findings of this study reveal that university students perceive spirituality as the medium to search and making meaning externally and internally. This involves the process of interaction with others around them and also environment. Besides, university students also believe that spirituality to be a broad things, and religion is one of its components. Apart from that, this study also indicates that, spirituality have its role in learning process, and it contributed a positive effects towards academic achievements of the university students as well as their personal developments. This is analyzed by considering the responds and also spiritual experience that have been enclosed by the students in answering the interview questions. Basically, this study concluded that, spirituality is the process of meaning making and it have a positive relationship and contribution towards students learning process, academic achievements and personal developments. They describe spirituality as enhancing the leaning process of the content, facilitating transformational learning, trigger holistic learning, giving confident and spirit to continue study, and revealing meaning and purpose for their lives.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spiritual life, Spirituality, postgraduate, UNIMAS, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, postgraduate, undergraduate, research
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 08 May 2015 08:43
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2023 07:27
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/6790

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