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Character and Vocation

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in No Longer Invisible

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199844739
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950331 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844739.003.0010
Character and Vocation

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How might colleges and universities point students toward lives of meaning and purpose? Traditional-age college students are now termed “emerging adults,” individuals who are transitioning from adolescence to adulthood through an extended exploratory time that often lasts into the late twenties or beyond. The college years are a critical juncture, and social realities like alcohol abuse can derail the maturation process. Many colleges and universities are renewing attention to matters related to character development. New and expanded campus honor codes are being written, new classes on ethics are being added, and many schools are providing new opportunities for students to reflect on the spiritual dimensions of their life choices. The personal quest for meaning appears in three forms: the well-planned life, the authentic life, and the summoned life.

Keywords: meaning; purpose; emerging adults; Rumspringa Sex; alcohol; PTEV; wisdom; good work

Chapter.  7695 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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