Title

Spirituality: A sustaining force among women of color academics

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought

Publication Date

2014

Date Added

2022-09-01

Abstract

The significance of spirituality to the well-being and success of women of Color academics is discussed in this article. Participating women of Color revealed the complexities of navigating teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities as well as the tenure and promotion process. Spirituality was identified as one of the most important sustaining and protective factors in the success of these women of Color. Spirituality was conceptualized broadly by these women as an inclusive and multidimensional phenomenon. Also suggested are implications for future research, academic and policy changes that would support the specific journeys of women of Color in the academy.

Disciplines

Social Work

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