Northcutt, Woody. (dissertation) The Influence of Short Term
World Countries on Anglo, Middle-Class-American Evangelical Christian Students;
Attitude and Behavior toward Poverty.
Before and after a one-week mission trip fifteen students from Denver Christian College who had never been on a mission trip to the third world previously were given 35-question surveys about attitude, knowledge, and behavior towards poverty. (10 went to
Based on the results of the surveys, and of debriefing interviews, the author concludes that both the attitude and behavior of the students towards third-world poverty changed significantly. (Note however that the nine questions concerning behavior are mostly about "soft" changes like giving money; students are not questioned about more "radical" changes such as voting, getting involved in advocacy, etc.)