Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Department

Department of Computer Science

Abstract

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 feedback in terms of its effectiveness for users from different religious backgrounds.

Source

Journal of Progressive Policy & Practice

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