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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
QUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2015 Vol.5(1): 36-41 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.472

Participation in Religious Organizations, Positive Social Capital, and Academic Success in Children

Sylvia D. Briscoe
Abstract—America’s achievement gap is an unrelenting problem. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand how and why children who experience reduced social capital acquire academic success when given more opportunities to attain positive social capital. This investigation used a qualitative, explanatory, single-case study, with purposeful sampling to select the research participants. The results of the data included three major themes: Organizational Social Capital, Servant Leaders, and Positive Attitudes. The recommendations for further study include action research projects and qualitative studies to access grounded data from the standpoint of children living the phenomena and in settings other than churches.

Index Terms—Educational achievement gap, social networks, social capital, social isolation.

Sylvia D. Briscoe is with the Argosy University, Philadelphia (e-mail: sylviabriscoe03@gmail.com).


Cite: Sylvia D. Briscoe, "Participation in Religious Organizations, Positive Social Capital, and Academic Success in Children," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 36-41, 2015.

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