The Importance and the Difficulty of Doing Research with a Missionary Population

Volume
Volume 25
Issue
Fall 1997
Title
The Importance and the Difficulty of Doing Research with a Missionary Population
Abstract

In a recent study, 50 mission boards were contacted and over 300 first-term missionary appointees were asked to participate in research on the predictive validity of the Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory. The research took place in two phases: one before the missionaries left for their respective fields and the second after approximately six months on the field. Fifty missionaries agreed to participate in the study and met the qualifications for doing so. By the end of the second phase of the research, however, only 14 missionaries had completed the study with no missing inventories. This research note highlights both the importance of doing research among missionaries and the difficulties encountered in the process.

Authors
Dr. G.H. Strauss, Dr. P.L. Pike, Dr. J.L. Jensma and Dr. C.L. Duerksen
Pages
384 - 387
Price
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