Inclusion criteria Description
Ethnicity South Korean
Legal status in the U.S. Criteria include U.S. citizen, permanent resident, working visa holder, or international student (foreign-born or U.S.-born)
Age 24 and older, with no maximum age as long as they are unmarried
Marital status In principle, participants are an unmarried single, a divorced or widowed person, to officially belong to the young adult group. However, one participant who just got married and left the group recently during the interview process was also included in the study because this person was still assumed to share characteristics of the young adult group.
Church K church in Virginia
Membership status at church A regular member who officially completed the Bible study training for newcomers
Church service Used to attend or attends worship for the young group on Sundays