An Instrument Validation for a Three-Dimensional Worldview Survey among Undergraduate Christian University Students Using Principal Components Analysis
School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Primary Subject Area
Education, Higher; Education, Religious; Education, Tests and Measurements
biblical, Christian, heart-orientation, higher education, scale, worldview
Christianity | Educational Leadership | Educational Methods | Educational Psychology | Higher Education
Morales, Kathy, "An Instrument Validation for a Three-Dimensional Worldview Survey among Undergraduate Christian University Students Using Principal Components Analysis" (2013). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 733.
This quantitative study examined the structure, validity, and reliability of the Three-Dimensional Worldview Survey-Form C (3DWS-Form C) for potential use in postsecondary Christian institutions. This instrument delineates from other worldview instruments in that it purports to measure three components of a person's worldview: propositions, behaviors, and heart-orientation. Principal components analysis (PCA) was used to examine the underlying component structure and construct validity of the instrument. Cronbach's alpha and the Spearman-Brown prophecy formula were used to assess the internal consistency and reliability of the instrument. Participants were first-year university students attending a large Christian university in Virginia. Results of the study indicated the presence of a three-component structure, although item loadings were not consistent with previous research.
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