In October, Dr. John Travis Spoede, Jr., Dr. Stephanie Ellis, & Dr. Ron Homann (from Lone Star College) published the article “Effort, Depth, Satisfaction, and Resilience across the Spectrum of Online-to-Offline Relationships” in the Journal of Management Science and Business Intelligence. The aim of this study is to explore the differences across the spectrum of digital and in-person relationships. Findings from the study suggest that relationships with a strong, current in-person component (primarily in-person and combined) were rated as significantly deeper, more satisfying, more resilient, and requiring more effort than those without. Read the article here.
Dr. Spoede is the director for the Center for Research/Doctoral Studies and an assistant professor of education. Dr. Ellis is an assistant professor of psychology.