Freedom in Christ: Quasi-Experimental Research on the Neil Anderson Approach

Volume
Volume 29
Issue
Spring 2001
Title
Freedom in Christ: Quasi-Experimental Research on the Neil Anderson Approach
Abstract

This quasi-experimental investigation examined the psychological effects of participating in an intensive Freedom in Christ workshop offered at a graduate school of divinity. Pre-seminar, post-seminar, and three-week follow-up data were collected on 24 graduate student volunteers. Measures used included the Rosenberg Self Esteem Inventory, the Beck Anxiety Inventory, the Symptom Checklist 90-R (SLC-90-R), and a non-psychometrically normed 12-item inventory. Statistically significant reductions (p<.05 or lower) were found in several scales of the SCL-90-R (global severity index, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, interpersonal sensitivity, hostility, somatization, paranoid ideation, and psychoticism). Anxiety was reduced as measured by the Beck Anxiety Inventory, and statistically significant increases in self-esteem and spirituality items were also found. The quasi-experimental nature of this research suggests great caution in interpreting these findings. Nevertheless, the results do demonstrate the appropriateness of further investigations of this healing model with more empirical designs.

Authors
Dr. F.L. Garzon, S. Garver, D. Kleinschuster, E. Tan and J. Hill
Pages
41 - 51
Price
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