Readiness For Theological Studies: A Study of Faculty Perceptions On the Readiness of Seminarians, 1993

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) How would you rate the standards you have required of your students in the last five to 10 years in the following areas? -- Reading requirements for students. (READNGRQ)
TOTAL%
1) They have been raised considerably147.5
2) They have been raised somewhat3317.6
3) Kept standards about the same7138.0
4) Lowered standards somewhat5931.6
5) Lowered standards considerably52.7
6) Does not pertain52.7
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
2) How would you rate the standards you have required of your students in the last five to 10 years in the following areas? -- Writing requirements for students (WRITNGRQ)
TOTAL%
1) They have been raised considerably94.8
2) They have been raised somewhat3317.6
3) Kept standards about the same7640.6
4) Lowered standards somewhat5529.4
5) Lowered standards considerably94.8
6) Does not pertain52.7
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
3) How would you rate the standards you have required of your students in the last five to 10 years in the following areas? -- Amount of homework for students (HOMEWKRQ)
TOTAL%
1) They have been raised considerably63.2
2) They have been raised somewhat3317.7
3) Kept standards about the same8344.6
4) Lowered standards somewhat5228.0
5) Lowered standards considerably42.2
6) Does not pertain84.3
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
4) How would you rate the standards you have required of your students in the last five to 10 years in the following areas? -- Pedagogical approach to teaching students (PEDAGORQ)
TOTAL%
1) They have been raised considerably158.2
2) They have been raised somewhat4223.0
3) Kept standards about the same9049.2
4) Lowered standards somewhat2212.0
5) Lowered standards considerably63.3
6) Does not pertain84.4
Missing7 
TOTAL183100.0
5) How would you rate the standards you have required of your students in the last five to 10 years in the following areas? -- Grading (GRADNGRQ)
TOTAL%
1) They have been raised considerably21.1
2) They have been raised somewhat2111.3
3) Kept standards about the same10154.3
4) Lowered standards somewhat4825.8
5) Lowered standards considerably84.3
6) Does not pertain63.2
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
6) How would you rate the standards you have required of your students in the last five to 10 years in the following areas? -- Oral presentations in class (ORALRQ)
TOTAL%
1) They have been raised considerably137.0
2) They have been raised somewhat3116.8
3) Kept standards about the same6635.7
4) Lowered standards somewhat3619.5
5) Lowered standards considerably94.9
6) Does not pertain3016.2
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
7) According to the standards you would expect of the average graduate student, at what level are the majority of your students in the following cognitive skills? -- Memorizing (MEMORZNG)
TOTAL%
1) Far above the average21.1
2) Somewhat above average2111.2
3) Average9249.2
4) Slightly below average4524.1
5) Far below average94.8
6) Doesn't pertain189.6
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
8) According to the standards you would expect of the average graduate student, at what level are the majority of your students in the following cognitive skills? -- Comprehending (CMPRHNDG)
TOTAL%
1) Far above the average94.8
2) Somewhat above average3418.2
3) Average10355.1
4) Slightly below average3619.3
5) Far below average31.6
6) Doesn't pertain21.1
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
9) According to the standards you would expect of the average graduate student, at what level are the majority of your students in the following cognitive skills? -- Applying (APPLYING)
TOTAL%
1) Far above the average115.9
2) Somewhat above average4423.5
3) Average8344.4
4) Slightly below average4323.0
5) Far below average42.1
6) Doesn't pertain21.1
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
10) According to the standards you would expect of the average graduate student, at what level are the majority of your students in the following cognitive skills? -- Analyzing (ANALYZNG)
TOTAL%
1) Far above the average73.8
2) Somewhat above average2714.5
3) Average7138.2
4) Slightly below average6032.3
5) Far below average1910.2
6) Doesn't pertain21.1
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
11) According to the standards you would expect of the average graduate student, at what level are the majority of your students in the following cognitive skills? -- Synthesizing (SYNTHSZN)
TOTAL%
1) Far above the average42.1
2) Somewhat above average3719.8
3) Average5730.5
4) Slightly below average6836.4
5) Far below average189.6
6) Doesn't pertain31.6
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
12) According to the standards you would expect of the average graduate student, at what level are the majority of your students in the following cognitive skills? -- Evaluating (EVALUTNG)
TOTAL%
1) Far above the average84.3
2) Somewhat above average2714.4
3) Average7439.6
4) Slightly below average6333.7
5) Far below average115.9
6) Doesn't pertain42.1
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
13) According to the standards you would expect of the average graduate student, at what level are the majority of your students in the following cognitive skills? -- Abstract thinking (ABSTRACT)
TOTAL%
1) Far above the average105.3
2) Somewhat above average2412.8
3) Average6434.2
4) Slightly below average6534.8
5) Far below average2010.7
6) Doesn't pertain42.1
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
14) What proportion of your time would you estimate is spent in remedial work to increase these skills within or outside the classroom? -- Memorizing (MMORZING)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time42.2
2) A medium amount of time84.3
4) A little time3720.1
5) Very little to no time7540.8
6) Does not pertain to me6032.6
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
15) What proportion of your time would you estimate is spent in remedial work to increase these skills within or outside the classroom? -- Comprehending (CMPRHEND)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time2212.0
2) A medium amount of time6233.7
4) A little time4323.4
5) Very little to no time3720.1
6) Does not pertain to me2010.9
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
16) What proportion of your time would you estimate is spent in remedial work to increase these skills within or outside the classroom? -- Applying (APPLYNG)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time2513.5
2) A medium amount of time5027.0
4) A little time4624.9
5) Very little to no time3921.1
6) Does not pertain to me2513.5
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
17) What proportion of your time would you estimate is spent in remedial work to increase these skills within or outside the classroom? -- Analyzing (ANLYZING)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time2815.2
2) A medium amount of time4323.4
4) A little time5228.3
5) Very little to no time3921.2
6) Does not pertain to me2212.0
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
18) What proportion of your time would you estimate is spent in remedial work to increase these skills within or outside the classroom? -- Synthesizing (SYNTHESZ)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time2614.1
2) A medium amount of time5328.8
4) A little time4725.5
5) Very little to no time3317.9
6) Does not pertain to me2513.6
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
19) What proportion of your time would you estimate is spent in remedial work to increase these skills within or outside the classroom? -- Evaluating (EVLUATNG)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time2714.8
2) A medium amount of time3921.3
4) A little time5429.5
5) Very little to no time3720.2
6) Does not pertain to me2614.2
Missing7 
TOTAL183100.0
20) What proportion of your time would you estimate is spent in remedial work to increase these skills within or outside the classroom? -- Abstract thinking (ABSTHNK)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time189.8
2) A medium amount of time4021.7
4) A little time5027.2
5) Very little to no time4725.5
6) Does not pertain to me2915.8
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
21) How would you generally rate the following abilities of the majority of your students? -- Reading skills (READNGSK)
TOTAL%
1) A very high degree of ability73.7
2) A high degree of ability2815.0
3) Average10857.8
4) Somewhat below average3920.9
5) Much below average31.6
6) Does not pertain21.1
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
22) How would you generally rate the following abilities of the majority of your students? -- Writing skills (WRITNGSK)
TOTAL%
1) A very high degree of ability42.1
2) A high degree of ability179.1
3) Average6333.7
4) Somewhat below average7741.2
5) Much below average2211.8
6) Does not pertain42.1
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
23) How would you generally rate the following abilities of the majority of your students? -- Research skills (RESRCHSK)
TOTAL%
1) A very high degree of ability10.5
2) A high degree of ability2010.7
3) Average6534.8
4) Somewhat below average7238.5
5) Much below average2613.9
6) Does not pertain31.6
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
24) How would you generally rate the following abilities of the majority of your students? -- Verbal articulation (VRBLARTC)
TOTAL%
1) A very high degree of ability73.7
2) A high degree of ability4624.6
3) Average9349.7
4) Somewhat below average3518.7
5) Much below average42.1
6) Does not pertain21.1
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
25) How much knowledge do you feel the majority of students possess in the following areas when teaching them or speaking to them informally? -- History (HISTORY)
TOTAL%
2) A considerable amount of knowledge137.0
3) Average knowledge9149.2
4) Less than average knowledge6032.4
5) Little to no knowledge168.6
6) I don't know52.7
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
26) How much knowledge do you feel the majority of students possess in the following areas when teaching them or speaking to them informally? -- Business and management (BUSINESS)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge10.5
2) A considerable amount of knowledge168.6
3) Average knowledge4624.9
4) Less than average knowledge6434.6
5) Little to no knowledge2815.1
6) I don't know3016.2
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
27) How much knowledge do you feel the majority of students possess in the following areas when teaching them or speaking to them informally? -- Scriptures (SCRIPTUR)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge42.2
2) A considerable amount of knowledge5630.3
3) Average knowledge9953.5
4) Less than average knowledge2312.4
5) Little to no knowledge10.5
6) I don't know21.1
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
28) How much knowledge do you feel the majority of students possess in the following areas when teaching them or speaking to them informally? -- Fundamentals of religion/theology (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge42.2
2) A considerable amount of knowledge4624.9
3) Average knowledge9048.6
4) Less than average knowledge4323.2
5) Little to no knowledge21.1
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
29) How much knowledge do you feel the majority of students possess in the following areas when teaching them or speaking to them informally? -- Physical sciences (PHYSSCIN)
TOTAL%
2) A considerable amount of knowledge105.4
3) Average knowledge4524.5
4) Less than average knowledge5831.5
5) Little to no knowledge2312.5
6) I Don't know4826.1
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
30) How much knowledge do you feel the majority of students possess in the following areas when teaching them or speaking to them informally? -- Social sciences (SOCLSCIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge10.5
2) A considerable amount of knowledge168.6
3) Average knowledge8545.9
4) Less than average knowledge4222.7
5) Little to no knowledge126.5
6) I don't know2915.7
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
31) How much knowledge do you feel the majority of students possess in the following areas when teaching them or speaking to them informally? -- Classics (CLASSICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge10.5
2) A considerable amount of knowledge63.3
3) Average knowledge4524.5
4) Less than average knowledge4323.4
5) Little to no knowledge6937.5
6) I don't know2010.9
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
32) How much knowledge do you feel the majority of students possess in the following areas when teaching them or speaking to them informally? -- Philosophy (PHILOSOP)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge73.8
2) A considerable amount of knowledge4423.9
3) Average knowledge7038.0
4) Less than average knowledge3619.6
5) Little to no knowledge1910.3
6) I don't know84.3
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
33) How much knowledge do you feel the majority of students possess in the following areas when teaching them or speaking to them informally? -- The arts (THEARTS)
TOTAL%
2) A considerable amount of knowledge158.2
3) Average knowledge7540.8
4) Less than average knowledge4423.9
5) Little to no knowledge2815.2
6) I don't know2212.0
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
34) How much time is spent in supplementing the knowledge within or outside class? -- History (SHISTORY)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time3620.2
2) A medium amount of time4223.6
3) A little time4022.5
4) Very little to no time2413.5
5) I don't know137.3
6) Does not pertain to my teaching2312.9
Missing12 
TOTAL178100.0
35) How much time is spent in supplementing the knowledge within or outside class? -- English literature (SENGLISH)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time21.1
2) A medium amount of time52.8
3) A little time3720.8
4) Very little to no time5128.7
5) I don't know1810.1
6) Does not pertain to my teaching6536.5
Missing12 
TOTAL178100.0
36) How much time is spent in supplementing the knowledge within or outside class? -- Scriptures (SSCRPTUR)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time5229.1
2) A medium amount of time4223.5
3) A little time3318.4
4) Very little to no time179.5
5) I don't know116.1
6) Does not pertain to my teaching2413.4
Missing11 
TOTAL179100.0
37) How much time is spent in supplementing the knowledge within or outside class? -- Fundamentals of religion/theology (SRLIGION)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time4726.3
2) A medium amount of time5128.5
3) A little time3921.8
4) Very little to no time137.3
5) I don't know116.1
6) Does not pertain to my teaching1810.1
Missing11 
TOTAL179100.0
38) How much time is spent in supplementing the knowledge within or outside class? -- Physical sciences (SPHYSSCN)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time21.1
2) A medium amount of time10.6
3) A little time105.6
4) Very little to no time5732.0
5) I don't know2011.2
6) Does not pertain to my teaching8849.4
Missing12 
TOTAL178100.0
39) How much time is spent in supplementing the knowledge within or outside class? -- Social sciences (SSOCLSCN)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time63.4
2) A medium amount of time2312.9
3) A little time4625.8
4) Very little to no time3720.8
5) I don't know1910.7
6) Does not pertain to my teaching4726.4
Missing12 
TOTAL178100.0
40) How much time is spent in supplementing the knowledge within or outside class? -- Classics (SCLASSIC)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time31.7
2) A medium amount of time169.0
3) A little time3620.2
4) Very little to no time5329.8
5) I don't know169.0
6) Does not pertain to my teaching5430.3
Missing12 
TOTAL178100.0
41) How much time is spent in supplementing the knowledge within or outside class? -- Philosophy (SPHLOSOP)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time2011.2
2) A medium amount of time4123.0
3) A little time4927.5
4) Very little to no time1910.7
5) I don't know158.4
6) Does not pertain to my teaching3419.1
Missing12 
TOTAL178100.0
42) How much time is spent in supplementing the knowledge within or outside class? -- The arts (STHEARTS)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time63.4
2) A medium amount of time2212.4
3) A little time4525.3
4) Very little to no time4022.5
5) I don't know158.4
6) Does not pertain to my teaching5028.1
Missing12 
TOTAL178100.0
43) To what degree do students from diverse cultures influence your work load? (WORKLOAD)
TOTAL%
1) It increases it greatly2011.5
2) It increases it somewhat10660.9
3) It makes no difference2011.5
4) It lightens it somewhat31.7
5) It lightens it greatly10.6
6) Does not pertain2413.8
Missing16 
TOTAL174100.0
44) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students are prone to giving primacy to emotions in making decisions. Generally true of: (PRIMACY)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students63.3
2) A considerable number of students5932.1
3) A median number of students6133.2
4) A small number of students3519.0
5) Few to no students63.3
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain179.2
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
45) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students are prone to being primarily pragmatic when it comes to decision-making. Generally true of: (PRAGMTIC)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students179.2
2) A considerable number of students6837.0
3) A median number of students5228.3
4) A small number of students2815.2
5) Few to no students63.3
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain137.1
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
46) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Catholic heritage is evident in the attitudes of students. Generally true of: (HERITAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students2212.0
2) A considerable number of students6837.0
3) A median number of students6736.4
4) A small number of students2413.0
5) Few to no students31.6
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
47) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students are open-minded when it comes to learning theology. Generally true of: (THEOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students2915.8
2) A considerable number of students6636.1
3) A median number of students6535.5
4) A small number of students1910.4
5) Few to no students31.6
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain10.5
Missing7 
TOTAL183100.0
48) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students reflect greater individualism than working as a community in their attitudes. Generally true of: (INDVDLSM)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students189.9
2) A considerable number of students7440.7
3) A median number of students5128.0
4) A small number of students3117.0
5) Few to no students31.6
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain52.7
Missing8 
TOTAL182100.0
49) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students are zealous and motivated. Generally true of: (ZEALOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students2915.7
2) A considerable number of students5630.3
3) A median number of students5429.2
4) A small number of students3619.5
5) Few to no students105.4
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
50) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students reflect a disposition to accept or reject what they "like" or "dislike" in church teaching. Generally true of: (DSPSTION)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students94.9
2) A considerable number of students5328.8
3) A median number of students5127.7
4) A small number of students5529.9
5) Few to no students137.1
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain31.6
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
51) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students are more likely to rely on their own interpretations of the faith than on official church teaching. Generally true of: (INTRPRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students10.5
2) A considerable number of students3619.7
3) A median number of students4725.7
4) A small number of students6233.9
5) Few to no students3619.7
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain10.5
Missing7 
TOTAL183100.0
52) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students have the cognitive tools necessary for studying theology. Generally true of: (COGNITVE)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students2513.7
2) A considerable number of students5329.0
3) A median number of students7440.4
4) A small number of students2614.2
5) Few to no students52.7
Missing7 
TOTAL183100.0
53) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students have the philosophical background necessary for studying theology. Generally true of: (BKGROUND)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students2513.6
2) A considerable number of students3116.8
3) A median number of students6535.3
4) A small number of students4625.0
5) Few to no students158.2
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain21.1
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
54) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students are interested in studying Greek. Generally true of: (STDGREEK)
TOTAL%
2) A considerable number of students10.5
3) A median number of students84.4
4) A small number of students6435.2
5) Few to no students9351.1
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain168.8
Missing8 
TOTAL182100.0
55) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students are interested in studying Latin. Generally true of: (STDLATIN)
TOTAL%
2) A considerable number of students31.6
3) A median number of students94.9
4) A small number of students5630.8
5) Few to no students10054.9
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain147.7
Missing8 
TOTAL182100.0
56) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students are interested in studying Hebrew. Generally true of: (STDHBREW)
TOTAL%
2) A considerable amount of students10.5
3) A median number of students31.6
4) A small number of students4424.2
5) Few to no students11462.6
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain2011.0
Missing8 
TOTAL182100.0
57) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students are open to formation growth. Generally true of: (FORMATN)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students5831.4
2) A considerable number of students6736.2
3) A median number of students4222.7
4) A small number of students94.9
5) Few to no students21.1
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain73.8
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
58) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students are open to diversity in the church. Generally true of: (DIVRSITY)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students2413.0
2) A considerable number of students7440.0
3) A median number of students6133.0
4) A small number of students2010.8
5) Few to no students42.2
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain21.1
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
59) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students reflect a consumer-oriented society. Generally true of: (CONSUMER)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students2815.1
2) A considerable number of students7238.9
3) A median number of students5831.4
4) A small number of students2010.8
5) Few to no students21.1
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain52.7
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
60) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students reflect concern over social justice issues. Generally true of: (SOCLJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students168.6
2) A considerable number of students5831.4
3) A median number of students6133.0
4) A small number of students4624.9
5) Few to no students31.6
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain10.5
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
61) How would you respond to the following statement? -- Students are open to diverse modes of spiritual life and religious expression. Generally true of: (SPRTLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Almost all students1910.3
2) A considerable number of students6736.2
3) A median number of students6937.3
4) A small number of students2211.9
5) Few to no students52.7
6) I don't know/doesn't pertain31.6
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
62) In your work with students, do you have more than four or five students who come from diverse cultural backgrounds? (DVRSBKGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12568.3
2) No5831.7
Missing7 
TOTAL183100.0
63) In your work with students, do you have students with age differences that vary more than five years? (AGEDIFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18197.3
2) No52.7
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
64) How would you rank the overall academic qualities of priesthood candidates to lay students in your institution? Priesthood candidates' qualities are: (QACDMCQU)
TOTAL%
1) Much higher than lay students31.7
2) Somewhat higher2614.5
3) About the same4726.3
4) Somewhat lower5631.3
5) Much lower84.5
6) I really don't know42.2
7) Doesn't apply to our institution3519.6
Missing11 
TOTAL179100.0
65) How much do you feel the general personal background of today's seminarians differs from that of 10 or 15 years ago? (PRSSMNRN)
TOTAL%
1) Very great difference4725.8
2) Some difference10658.2
3) No real difference73.8
5) I really don't know2212.1
Missing8 
TOTAL182100.0
66) How much of your work is involved with personal crisis situations of students? (CRISIS)
TOTAL%
1) 50% or more137.1
2) 40% to 49%31.6
3) 30% to 39%147.7
4) 20% to 29%2111.5
5) 10% to 19%5530.2
6) 9% or less5932.4
7) Doesn't pertain179.3
Missing8 
TOTAL182100.0
67) How frequently do you press students to raise their academic level? (STDNPRSS)
TOTAL%
1) Continuously3820.8
2) With great frequency5530.1
3) With some frequency6334.4
4) With very little to no frequency1910.4
5) Doesn't pertain84.4
Missing7 
TOTAL183100.0
68) How much academic difference do you see in students who come from the following educational backgrounds? -- Seminary college background (ASMINARY)
TOTAL%
1) Much more prepared for seminary studies4324.0
2) Somewhat better prepared for studies8044.7
3) No noticeable difference3016.8
4) Somewhat less prepared95.0
5) Much less prepared10.6
6) I don't know168.9
Missing11 
TOTAL179100.0
69) How much academic difference do you see in students who come from the following educational backgrounds? -- Pre-theology background (ATHEOLOG)
TOTAL%
1) Much more prepared for seminary studies2111.7
2) Somewhat better prepared for studies10156.4
3) No noticeable difference2413.4
4) Somewhat less prepared126.7
5) Much less prepared10.6
6) I don't know2011.2
Missing11 
TOTAL179100.0
70) How much academic difference do you see in students who come from the following educational backgrounds? -- Regular university/college background (ACOLLEGE)
TOTAL%
1) Much more prepared for seminary studies73.9
2) Somewhat better prepared for studies2513.9
3) No noticeable difference3720.6
4) Somewhat less prepared8245.6
5) Much less prepared137.2
6) I don't know168.9
Missing10 
TOTAL180100.0
71) How much formation difference do you see in students who come from the following educational backgrounds? -- Seminary college background (FSMINARY)
TOTAL%
1) Much more prepared for formation5128.7
2) Somewhat better prepared for formation6938.8
3) No noticeable difference2011.2
4) Somewhat less prepared105.6
5) Much less prepared10.6
6) I don't know2715.2
Missing12 
TOTAL178100.0
72) How much formation difference do you see in students who come from the following educational backgrounds? -- Pre-theology background (FTHEOLOG)
TOTAL%
1) Much more prepared for formation2212.4
2) Somewhat better prepared for formation9050.6
3) No noticeable difference2614.6
4) Somewhat less prepared95.1
5) Much less prepared10.6
6) I don't know3016.9
Missing12 
TOTAL178100.0
73) How much formation difference do you see in students who come from the following educational backgrounds? -- Regular university/college background (FCOLLEGE)
TOTAL%
1) Much more prepared for formation63.4
2) Somewhat better prepared for formation1810.1
3) No noticeable difference3117.3
4) Somewhat less prepared8145.3
5) Much less prepared168.9
6) I don't know2715.1
Missing11 
TOTAL179100.0
74) Please circle the category that best fits your age. (AGE)
TOTAL%
2) 31-3531.6
3) 36-40147.6
4) 41-454926.5
5) 46-503820.5
6) 51-553116.8
7) 56-602413.0
8) 61 or over2614.1
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
75) Please circle your gender. (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male14277.6
2) Female4122.4
Missing7 
TOTAL183100.0
76) Are you a: (VOCATION)
TOTAL%
1) Diocesan priest7138.4
2) Religious priest6334.1
3) Religious sister3217.3
6) Lay person1910.3
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
77) How many years have you been serving in the seminary? (YRSSRVNG)
TOTAL%
1) 1-3 years158.1
2) 4-7 years4122.2
3) 8-11 years4222.7
4) 12-15 years2614.1
5) 16-19 years2915.7
6) 20 years or more3217.3
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
78) How much time is spent supplementing the knowledge within or outside class? -- Business and management (SBUSINES)
TOTAL%
1) A considerable amount of time10.6
2) A medium amount of time52.8
3) A little time116.2
4) Very little to no time6033.7
5) I don't know169.0
6) Does not pertain to my teaching8547.8
Missing12 
TOTAL178100.0
79) ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL189297.307172
80) What percentage of your students have -- Excellent study habits? (STDYHBT1)
TOTAL%
0) 2613.7
1) 10.5
2) 10.5
4) 10.5
5) 2613.7
10) 5830.5
12) 10.5
15) 168.4
20) 2111.1
25) 115.8
30) 52.6
33) 21.1
35) 10.5
40) 52.6
45) 10.5
50) 73.7
55) 10.5
70) 21.1
75) 10.5
80) 31.6
TOTAL190100.0
81) What percentage of your students have -- Good study habits? (STDYHBT2)
TOTAL%
0) 178.9
1) 10.5
2) 10.5
5) 21.1
10) 115.8
15) 115.8
20) 3015.8
25) 126.3
30) 2613.7
33) 10.5
34) 10.5
35) 105.3
40) 189.5
45) 42.1
50) 1910.0
60) 115.8
63) 10.5
65) 10.5
70) 52.6
75) 10.5
80) 52.6
85) 10.5
99) 10.5
TOTAL190100.0
82) What percentage of your students have -- Fair study habits? (STDYHBT3)
TOTAL%
0) 2211.6
5) 31.6
10) 178.9
12) 10.5
15) 105.3
17) 10.5
20) 2814.7
25) 126.3
30) 3116.3
33) 10.5
35) 31.6
40) 2513.2
45) 42.1
50) 168.4
52) 10.5
55) 21.1
59) 10.5
60) 94.7
75) 21.1
80) 10.5
TOTAL190100.0
83) What percentage of your students have -- Poor study habits? (STDYHBT4)
TOTAL%
0) 4322.6
2) 10.5
5) 126.3
8) 10.5
10) 4121.6
15) 84.2
20) 3518.4
25) 157.9
30) 115.8
35) 21.1
40) 63.2
45) 21.1
50) 52.6
55) 21.1
58) 10.5
60) 31.6
70) 21.1
TOTAL190100.0
84) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Old Testament studies (OLDTSTMN)
TOTAL%
0) No16487.7
1) Yes2312.3
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
85) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- New Testament studies (NEWTSTMN)
TOTAL%
0) No16488.2
1) Yes2211.8
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
86) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Systematic/Dogmatic Theology (SYSTMATC)
TOTAL%
0) No12667.7
1) Yes6032.3
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
87) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Moral Theology (MORALTHE)
TOTAL%
0) No15985.5
1) Yes2714.5
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
88) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Liturgy/Music (LITURGY)
TOTAL%
0) No16588.2
1) Yes2211.8
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
89) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Sacraments (SACRMNTS)
TOTAL%
0) No16086.0
1) Yes2614.0
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
90) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Preaching/Homiletics (PRCHING)
TOTAL%
0) No16588.7
1) Yes2111.3
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
91) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Pastoral Counseling (PSTRCNSL)
TOTAL%
0) No17191.9
1) Yes158.1
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
92) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Spirituality (SPRTLITY)
TOTAL%
0) No14175.8
1) Yes4524.2
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
93) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Church History (CHHISTRY)
TOTAL%
0) No16086.0
1) Yes2614.0
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
94) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Canon Law (CANNONLW)
TOTAL%
0) No17493.0
1) Yes137.0
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
95) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Field Education/Supervised Ministry (FLDEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No16688.8
1) Yes2111.2
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
96) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Formation/Spiritual director (SPRTLDIR)
TOTAL%
0) No10857.8
1) Yes7942.2
Missing3 
TOTAL187100.0
97) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Languages (LANGUAGE)
TOTAL%
0) No16186.6
1) Yes2513.4
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
98) Please indicate the areas in which you work. -- Other (OTHER)
TOTAL%
0) No14276.3
1) Yes4423.7
Missing4 
TOTAL186100.0
99) What years in theology do you teach? -- 1st year (TEACH1)
TOTAL%
0) No7037.2
1) Yes11862.8
Missing2 
TOTAL188100.0
100) What years in theology do you teach? -- 2nd year (TEACH2)
TOTAL%
0) No6333.3
1) Yes12666.7
Missing1 
TOTAL189100.0
101) What years in theology do you teach? -- 3rd year (TEACH3)
TOTAL%
0) No5227.5
1) Yes13772.5
Missing1 
TOTAL189100.0
102) What years in theology do you teach? -- 4th year (TEACH4)
TOTAL%
0) No5127.1
1) Yes13772.9
Missing2 
TOTAL188100.0
103) What years in theology do you teach? -- Other (TEACH5)
TOTAL%
0) No12063.8
1) Yes6836.2
Missing2 
TOTAL188100.0
104) Which describes your main racial/ethnic background? (ETHNIC)
TOTAL%
1) English, Scot, Welsh, English-Canadian2614.1
2) Irish6535.1
3) German, Austrian, Dutch, Swiss3921.1
4) Italian137.0
5) French, French-Canadian, Belgian52.7
6) Eastern Europe (Polish, Slovak, Lithuanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Russian, Croatian, Slovian)2413.0
7) Spanish (Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rican, South or Central American)21.1
8) Asian, e.g. Vietnamese10.5
13) Other105.4
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
105) How much knowledge do you feel the majority of students possess in the following areas when teaching them or speaking to them informally? -- English literature (ENGLISH)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong knowledge21.1
2) A considerable amount of knowledge52.7
3) Average knowledge7942.9
4) Less than average knowledge6233.7
5) Little to no knowledge1910.3
6) I don't know179.2
Missing6 
TOTAL184100.0
106) I-AGE: Please circle the category that best fits your age. (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 40 or less179.2
1) 41-454926.5
2) 46-503820.5
3) 51-553116.8
4) 56 & older5027.0
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
107) I-SEX: Please circle your gender. (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male14277.6
2) Female4122.4
Missing7 
TOTAL183100.0
108) I-VOCATION: Are you a: (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-VOCATION)
TOTAL%
0) Dioc.prst7138.4
1) Relig.prst6334.1
2) Rl.sis/bro3217.3
3) Lay person1910.3
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
109) I-YRSSERVE: How many years have you been serving in the seminary? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-YRSSERVE)
TOTAL%
0) 1-7 yrs5630.3
1) 8-11 yrs4222.7
2) 12-15 yrs2614.1
3) 16-19 yrs2915.7
4) 20 + yrs3217.3
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0
110) I-ETHNICTY: Which describes your main racial/ethnic background? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-ETHNICTY)
TOTAL%
0) W.European14880.0
1) E.European2413.0
2) Spanish21.1
3) Other115.9
Missing5 
TOTAL185100.0