Date of Award

2016

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Education

Abstract

John P. Segvich

Loyola University Chicago

COMPARING PREDOMINANT SPIRITUAL APPROACHES IN A CHICAGO ARCHDIOCESE VICARIATE USING THE SPIRITUALITY OPIONNAIRE AND ASSESSING ITS RELIABILITY

This study determined the predominant spiritual approach among the principals and teachers of each school and deanery within Vicariate 5 of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Office of Catholic Schools. This study examined the predominant spiritual approach at the Vicariate level, school level, and deanery level, for Vicariate 5 of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Office of Catholic Schools.

This study used the spirituality opionnaire developed by John Haughey, SJ, and Fr. Anthony Ciorra. The spirituality opionnaire was derived from John Haughey’s (1976) book The Conspiracy of God, the Holy Spirit within Us. The spirituality opionnaire through a series of thirty questions identifies an individual’s predominant spiritual approach consisting of either programmatic, autogenous, or pneumatic.

Results of this study indicate that the predominant spiritual approach at the Vicariate level, school level, and deanery level of Vicariate 5 was the pneumatic spiritual approach. Tests of reliability were conducted on the spirituality opionnaire of Haughey and Ciorra. A paired sample t-test and Repeated Measures ANOVA were also conducted.

Suggestions for future research and the implications for the teaching authority of the Roman Catholic Church were discussed. The implications addressed the three levels of vicariate, school, and deanery of Vicariate 5 of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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