Why is the PRT a significant factor in achieving a spiritual goal?
The probable reason to the deviation may be due to distractions experienced in having reduced shared focus at real-time discussions where sometimes discussions have shown to become intertwined rather than focusing on one topic, thus interleaving multiple messages leading to confusion and lack of focus. There is some evidence in the literature on the counterintuitive findings of the negative influence of real-time presence which is seen in the context of parallel discussions at real-time which was found to be weakening the ability of the users to develop a shared focus on the single task. Real-time presence in the context where multiple senders are transmitting messages at real-time or multiple simultaneous conversation threads is seen to have a negative influence on task effectiveness and performance. Thus this suggests that PRT is a significant factor and is seen to impact spiritual goal striving negatively and this counter-intuitive contribution offers challenges to future researchers and spiritual stakeholders to consider the possible drawbacks of this specific real-time presence characteristic with caution until further research investigates this in more detail.
In summary to this discussion, this deviation in finding indicates that certain aspects of digital media characteristics (like PMR, and PUob) assist towards accomplishing SGS while certain characteristics of digital media (like PMR- although significant) is seen to hinder SGS accomplishments. The findings also indicate that strength of assistance of digital media to accomplish SGS outweigh the strength of hindrances. Thus this contribution offers both challenges and caution suggesting that the drawbacks of digital media are to be considered carefully for spiritual stakeholders and future research until further examination provides more information on this.