Title

Comparing Spiritual Outcomes between Students in One General Education Distance Religion Course with Students in the Same Face-to-Face Course

Keywords

Distance education, religiosity, religious education, spiritual outcomes

Abstract

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).

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015-09-15

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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