HomeCognoscere: SPUQC Student Research Journalvol. 12 no. 1 (2017)

The Images of God as Perceived by Selected College Students of St. Paul University Quezon City

Milky Mae O. Tungcul | Jiao Y. Zhang | Lolita Andres



This research aimed to describe how college students perceived God. The researchers conducted individual interviews to gather data from SPUQC students belonging to different religions. A questionnaire was made by the researchers as a guide through the validation by the authorized persons. Data were analyzed through thematic analysis where discussions and interpretations were drawn. Frequency and percentage were also used for the tallying of the results. Results of the study revealed that students of SPUQC believe and belong to different religions. Most of them also believe in a Supreme Being called God. This belief includes knowledge and personal relationship with God as shown in the gathered description and personal images of God which are based on their experiences. The experiences of facing struggles in life enable them to perceive God in a most real way, hence ascribing God as All-Present God. Moreover, multiple images of God, which are generally benevolent images, are found out. Lastly, there was a commonality of answers found out from different religions. Institutionalized activities such as interfaith dialogue are highly recommended to the University and activities that will make these non-Catholics grow in their faith.