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Spiritual Counseling For Male College Students Using Embodied Conversational Agents, Kinnis Gosha, John Porter Iii, David Cherry, Chinasu Ordu, Jennifer Horace Jan 2014

Spiritual Counseling For Male College Students Using Embodied Conversational Agents, Kinnis Gosha, John Porter Iii, David Cherry, Chinasu Ordu, Jennifer Horace

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This study seeks to construct an embodied conversational agent (ECA) to aid college campus counseling centers. Spiritual guidance content was chosen due to the access of content and familiarity to the subjects. An ECA was created and populated with content from a non-denominational church local to the institution where the initial study was conducted. A questionnaire was disbursed to two groups of college students to collect initial feedback on the usability of the ECA. A small sample size (N = 40) was used due to the access of participants and early stage of the research. Results from the study showed positive ...