Survey on Your Spiritual Learning Experiences

You are invited to take this survey about your spiritual learning experiences!

This is a needs assessment for my capstone (final project) in my Masters degree in Instructional Design and Technology.

I will be developing a hybrid online/in-person course for ‘spiritual seekers’ – probably about Spiritual Integration – based on the results I receive. In return for taking the survey I will give you a discount when it is ready in 2022.

This survey will take 15-40 minutes depending upon how thoughtful your answers to open-ended questions. I love long answers!

This survey is completely confidential. Names will be stripped from the data when I show it to my teachers and I will not be posting or sharing your comments anywhere.

If the language in a question doesn’t work for you, try to feel out what is being asked and give it a go anyways. It’s hard to find words that work for everyone in alternative spiritual subcultures!

Thank you for participating!

Your Spiritual Path
Demographics

Your Name (you can put a fake one if you like)*

Your Name (you can put a fake one if you like)*

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Are you willing to be contacted with followup questions?*

Are you willing to be contacted with followup questions?*

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Email address (this will not be shared)*

Email address (this will not be shared)*

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Phone number

Phone number

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Age*

Age*

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City/Town and State*

City/Town and State*

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Ethnicity*

Ethnicity*

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Spiritual Background and Orientation

Please make a bullet list of your religious/spiritual influences from childhood until now.*

Please make a bullet list of your religious/spiritual influences from childhood until now.*

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What is your current spiritual affiliation? (or description if you don’t have a name for it)*

What is your current spiritual affiliation? (or description if you don’t have a name for it)*

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Self-guided Learning

Please list topics studied along your alternative spirituality path and for how long with dates.*

Please list topics studied along your alternative spirituality path and for how long with dates.*

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What mediums did/do you use for spiritual learning and growth?

What mediums did/do you use for spiritual learning and growth?

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What is your biggest motivation for pursuing a spiritual practice? (choose the top three)*

What is your biggest motivation for pursuing a spiritual practice? (choose the top three)*

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I'd love to hear anything more you have to say about the last question.

I'd love to hear anything more you have to say about the last question.

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If you left one spiritual modality as your main focus of study or influence for another, what was your main reason? (It is understood that you may have studied the same topic under different teachers.)

If you left one spiritual modality as your main focus of study or influence for another, what was your main reason? (It is understood that you may have studied the same topic under different teachers.)

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Please explain (please be thoughtful and take as much space as you like)*

Please explain (please be thoughtful and take as much space as you like)*

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Overall, do you feel you have created a challenging or satisfying enough spiritual learning experience? *

Overall, do you feel you have created a challenging or satisfying enough spiritual learning experience? *

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Please check from below items you feel that would make your spiritual learning even more satisfying? (choose items you have not had or not had enough of)*

Please check from below items you feel that would make your spiritual learning even more satisfying? (choose items you have not had or not had enough of)*

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Are you still seeking a path or do you feel you have found? *

Are you still seeking a path or do you feel you have found? *

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Please explain why*

Please explain why*

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Personal path

What was one of the most impactful spiritual experience you have experienced? *

What was one of the most impactful spiritual experience you have experienced? *

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Did it result in temporary or life-long changes? Please describe.*

Did it result in temporary or life-long changes? Please describe.*

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How often are you fully engaged in your spiritual practice, meaning stepping out of the mundane world and into a sacred space or undisturbed environment?*

How often are you fully engaged in your spiritual practice, meaning stepping out of the mundane world and into a sacred space or undisturbed environment?*

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Where do you go for help when you are in personal crisis? (check the top three)*

Where do you go for help when you are in personal crisis? (check the top three)*

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Community Support

Where do you find spiritual community? (check as many as you like)*

Where do you find spiritual community? (check as many as you like)*

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Do you feel you have enough spiritual community in your life?*

Do you feel you have enough spiritual community in your life?*

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If you feel the spiritual communities around you are not a good fit for you, why is that?

If you feel the spiritual communities around you are not a good fit for you, why is that?

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If you are a member of a spiritual community that is fulfilling to you, what is missing for you?

If you are a member of a spiritual community that is fulfilling to you, what is missing for you?

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If you are resistant to spiritual community, why is that?

If you are resistant to spiritual community, why is that?

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Do you feel you have the skills needed to create spiritual community experiences in your life?*

Do you feel you have the skills needed to create spiritual community experiences in your life?*

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If you said no, would you want to gain those skills if you could?

If you said no, would you want to gain those skills if you could?

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Society and Spiritualism
Please answer these questions in the way that you define the used terms.

How does your spiritual practice fit into the broader society?*

How does your spiritual practice fit into the broader society?*

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Do you feel that mainstream society supports your core spiritual values?*

Do you feel that mainstream society supports your core spiritual values?*

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How do you bridge your spiritual and civic lives? Civic can be defined as engagement in large social groups or subcultures.*

How do you bridge your spiritual and civic lives? Civic can be defined as engagement in large social groups or subcultures.*

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Do you have a desire to make the world a better place from a place of your spirituality? *

Do you have a desire to make the world a better place from a place of your spirituality? *

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If you said yes, what ideas do you have for what that would look like?

If you said yes, what ideas do you have for what that would look like?

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