School of Education


Doctor of Education (EdD)


Steven W Deckard

Primary Subject Area

Education, Administration


worldview, biblical, Christian, education, youth


This non-experimental quantitative study is a comparative analysis of factors contributing to the biblical worldview of students attending select Christian schools in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The research design uses non-randomized control groups, an instrument which includes original questions in addition to items from three other instruments, and a Likert-type scale. Results imply that the subjects appear to consistently reflect orthodox doctrine in their responses, if not always in their behavior. The subjects were homogenous in many of their answers even though there were particular questions that evoked a wide disparity of answers. The particular Bible curricula evaluated in this study appeared to make no statistically significant difference in biblical worldview of the subjects; whereas, in the areas of church attendance and denominational preference, there did appear to be statistically significant differences. Several of the survey items did prove to be statistically significant within the three areas: Bible curricula, frequency of church attendance, and denominational preference or grouping.

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