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LifeCore© Research Focuses on University Students’ Spirituality

At the beginning of his administration, President Leslie Pollard outlined the case for immediately engaging in an unprecedented research study of Oakwood students’ spiritual commitments and beliefs. The LifeCore© family of surveys was developed to assess the spiritual needs of the University’s student body of which 852 students completed the 52-item survey in its first launch.

LifeCore© 2011 data indicated that Oakwood students reported deeper levels of commitment than that of their peers and other born-again Christians (per Barna) in every category of commitment. Home atmosphere was correlated with a positive faith. LifeCore© 2013 was a mini survey which assessed the student body in relation to spiritual development. The 29-question survey in which 1100 students shared information regarding their prayer and bible study habits, as well as the significance of demographics, parental influence, peer influence, and personal experiences in relationship to the shaping and development of the individual’s faith. LifeCore© 2014 focused on writing and publishing a paper of the 2011 and 2013 survey results.


DIRECTIONS: Students, let your voices be heard. Tell us about your spiritual experience. We would appreciate you filling out this quick survey. LifeCore 2015-16 is the third version of the LifeCore Survey of Student Spirituality. Your responses are voluntary and will be confidential. All responses will be compiled and analyzed as a group. Individual respondents will not be identified. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Prudence Pollard, Vice President for Research, at 256-726-7734 or the Senior Chaplain, Dr. Howard Weems at 256-726-7589. If you wish to participate in the drawing for prizes, you will be directed to an external link to register for the prize drawing. Prizes include: iPads, money gift cards, restaurant gift cards, and much more. You do not need to be present to win, but an Oakwood University issued ID is required at the time of the drawing for prizes to be claimed. Clicking on the link below will direct you to MyOakwood. You must have your MyOakwood username and password to participate. 

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Phone: 256.726.7406
Fax: 256.726.7470