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An Investigation of Dimensional Strategy in Religious Research on Christian Commitment in Selected High Schools, University and Churches in Kenya


  • Simon Nderitu


With the contemporary increase in religious diversity and postmodern spiritualities around the world, there is a growing interest among researchers in religion to investigate dimensional strategies as viable approach to investigate various aspects of Christian commitment to God and fellow man. The study was conducted as a case of selected schools, churches and Mount Kenya University using descriptive survey design. The specific schools were Ndaragwa Girls Secondary, Kigumo Mixed Secondary in Muranga and Mount Kenya University, Thika Campus. Churches surveyed were Covenant Revival Altar, Greenhouse Church and Deliverance Church Kimbo. The target population was secondary school, university students and churches. Specifically the participants were Christian students with no leadership position, student leaders, Christian religious education teachers, Church leaders and pastors. Data was collected using semi-structured questionnaire and interview guide. Data analysis was done using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and descriptive narratives. The correlation value r, varied from weak negative relationship (-0.185) to strong positive relationship (0.832). Standard research ethics were observed. The findings reveal that there is a wide range of correlation values between groups of participants and within members of the same group concerning various aspects of Christian commitment. Missing variables in Glock’s dimensional model are included in this study. Recommendations are made to various stakeholders.

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  • Simon Nderitu, 2014. "An Investigation of Dimensional Strategy in Religious Research on Christian Commitment in Selected High Schools, University and Churches in Kenya," International Journal of Management Sciences, Research Academy of Social Sciences, vol. 2(10), pages 450-459.
  • Handle: RePEc:rss:jnljms:v2i10p1

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