Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

The Existence of the Bible’s Study Group as a Factor Awakening Students' Interest in the Bible

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345651,
        author={Oswaldus Bule and Marselus Ruben Payong and Hendrikus Midun and Lusia Veronika Siu Watu and Angela Naitkafun},
        title={The Existence of the Bible’s Study Group as a Factor Awakening Students' Interest in the Bible},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2024},
        month={5},
        keywords={Interest in the Bible high school/vocational school student Bible's Study Group/apostolate},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345651}
    }
    
  • Oswaldus Bule
    Marselus Ruben Payong
    Hendrikus Midun
    Lusia Veronika Siu Watu
    Angela Naitkafun
    Year: 2024
    The Existence of the Bible’s Study Group as a Factor Awakening Students' Interest in the Bible
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345651
Oswaldus Bule1,*, Marselus Ruben Payong1, Hendrikus Midun1, Lusia Veronika Siu Watu1, Angela Naitkafun1
  • 1: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Santu Paulus Ruteng, Indonesia
*Contact email: oswaldus60bule81svd@gmail.com

Abstract

The Bible has a significant function in the lives of high school and vocational high school students. This study examines the existence of the Bible's Study Group/Apostolate as a factor awakening the interest of high school/vocational students in the Bible. The population of this research is students in high school and vocational school in Ruteng City, Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, who in October 2021 numbered 14.314, of which 509 were involved in this study as respondents who were taken by proportional random sampling technique. This study uses a quantitative approach. Data collection techniques using a questionnaire. Data analysis used non-parametric analysis with the contingency correlation technique (C). The study results show that there is a relationship/dependence of interest in the Scriptures with the existence of the Bible Study/Apostolate (C = 0.244085; thus, the contribution of the existence of the Bible Apostolate to the interest in the Scriptures is 5.957752 %. Thus, it can be concluded that the existence of the Bible Apostolate functions as a factor in awakening students' interest in the Bible.