Volume 5 Issue 2 FALL 2019

S p i r i t ua l i t y S t u d i e s 5 - 2 Fa l l 2 0 1 9 4 5 Monika Zaviš 1 Introduction Our research conducted in the frame of the project Bioethics of Reproductive Health in Islam: Basis, Discussion and Chal- lenges , VEGA No. 1/0585/18, which included quantitative and qualitative methods and took place in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the first phase of our quantitative research realized from October to December 2018, we have conducted an question- naire survey on Islamic reproductive bioethics knowledge among university students of humanities and social sciences at five Slovak universities: Comenius University in Bratislava, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, University of Žilina in Žilina, University of Prešov in Prešov, and The Catho- lic University in Ružomberok; at each university n=200, all to- gether 1000 participants. The results were already published. In the second phase of our quantitative research realized from January to August 2019, we have conducted a question- naire survey on Islamic reproductive bioethics knowledge among university students at twelve Czech universities, which will be named later in the text. Our qualitative research had three phases: 1. In-depth interviews with Muslim believers living in Bosnia and Herzegovina regarding their attitude to reproduction in medical, educational and inter-religious context (October 2018); 2. In-depth interviews with Muslim believers living in Slova- kia regarding the same topic as above (May 2019); 3. Interviews with mature students of the University of the Third Age at Comenius University in Bratislava, who study the course World Religions headed by Monika Zaviš (December 2018). These interviews were focused on the knowledge of Islamic reproductive bioethics. About the author Doc. PaedDr. ThDr. Monika Zaviš, PhD. , is theologian and religious studies scholar with special interest in current bioethical issues of reproductive health in the world religions and spirituality in the context of psychology of religion and neuroscience. She is the faculty member of Department of Pedagogy and So- cial Pedagogy at the Faculty of Education, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her email contact is zavis@fedu.uniba.sk. Co-authors PhDr. Mgr. Dana Rebeka Ralbovská, PhD. Prof. ThDr. Pavel Procházka, PhD. PhDr. Kateřina Horáčková, DiS.

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