Una Comunidad Catolica: U.S. Hispanic Popular Catholicism Among College Students at a Catholic University
U.S. Hispanic Catholicism is an expression of a pre-Tridentine, Western Christianity, that emphasizes the performative word and enculturates the faith within la vida cotidiana. As a consequence, “popular” Catholicism is present within Hispanic culture, regardless of religious affiliation, and is visible in the traditions, rituals, beliefs and symbols so important to U.S Hispanics. As 50% of U.S. Catholics ages 14 to 29 identify themselves as Hispanic, it is important to study the experience of U.S. Hispanics, particularly for Catholic colleges and universities who serve Catholic students. This quantitative study collected empirical information that showed the relationship of generational differences by gender by religious affiliation by Hispanic origin and their relation to the rituals, beliefs and symbols associated with popular Catholicism among U.S. Hispanic college students at a Catholic university. Data was collected by administering a build-by-design “U.S. Hispanic popular Catholicism Faith scale” to Hispanic students at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) in the Northeast, and the analysis include descriptive and inferential statistics, internal consistency of the survey, and examining the assumption of the ANOVA.
Religion|Theology|Hispanic American studies
Bravo, Milton Javier, "Una Comunidad Catolica: U.S. Hispanic Popular Catholicism Among College Students at a Catholic University" (2020). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI28258446.