Abstract

Through in-depth interviews with ten diverse participants, this phenomenological study explored the meaning, dimensions, and processes of spiritual struggle in college students' lives. The findings revealed that encountering contrast was the unifying dimension underlying students' spiritual struggle narratives. Contrast was apparent in students' efforts to manage possible selves (ideal/actual selves and revealed/concealed selves), navigate relationships between self and others, and make meaning of their lived experiences and realities.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3382
Print ISSN
0897-5264
Pages
pp. 55-75
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-26
Open Access
No
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