School of Education
Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (EdD)
Christian Worldview, School, Pedagogy, Transformational Faith
Christianity | Education | Religion | Teacher Education and Professional Development
True, Mariellen, "A Correlation and Causal-Comparative Study of the Worldview of K-12 California Christian Educators" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2123.
Christian schools identify developing a Christian worldview in students as an important component of the school’s mission. Many influences affect student achievement. The teacher is one of those influences. At a Christian school, it is reasonable to expect that educators possess a Christian worldview. This study sought to examine the Christian worldview of K-12 Christian educators from ACSI member Christian schools in California. Participants took the Three-Dimensional Worldview Survey (3DWS) and the Worldview Measurement Project Survey (WMPS). Christian educators participated in this study voluntarily and anonymously. The survey results were analyzed to determine if the 3DWS correlated to the WMPS and to determine if there was a statistically significant difference in the Christian worldview of Christian educators who earned teaching credentials from a Christian program, a secular program, or who had no credential. A Pearson product-moment correlation was used to correlate the 3DWS composite mean scores with the WMPS composite mean scores using. Results of the correlation analysis showed a strong, positive correlation between the participants’ composite mean scores on the 3DWS and their mean scores on the WMPS. An Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used to compare Christian educators’ Christian worldview grouped by credentialing institutions. The results showed no statistically significant difference in participants’ Christian worldview scores based on their credentialing institution. Further research should explore this disposition with a larger population of Christian educators in various geographical locations.