Comparing Spiritual Outcomes between Students in One General Education Distance Religion Course with Students in the Same Face-to-Face Course
Distance education, religiosity, religious education, spiritual outcomes
This study compares outcomes relating to religiosity in one general education religion course. Using a validated instrument measuring affective outcomes, we surveyed 789 students enrolled in the same general education religion course at a private religious college. Two hundred sixty-nine were enrolled in distance sections of the course, and 520 were in face-to-face sections. Although no significant differences were found between groups, small differences did emerge within groups. These results have implications for distance education in which affective outcomes are important. Additional results and limitations are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
John Hilton III, Kenneth Plummer, Ben Fryar, and Ryan S. Gardner: “Comparing spiritual outcomes between students in one general education distance religion course with students in the same face-to-face course,” Religion & Education, 43(1), pp. 95-116 (2016).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hilton, John III; Plummer, Kenneth; Fryer, Ben; and Gardner, Ryan S., "Comparing Spiritual Outcomes between Students in One General Education Distance Religion Course with Students in the Same Face-to-Face Course" (2015). Faculty Publications. 3353.
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