School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Larry T Crites
biblical worldview, Christian schools, faith development, Gilligan, university freshman, worldview integration
Educational Psychology | Educational Sociology | Gender and Sexuality | Religion
Wilkie, Sharon Edge, "Living For Eternity: A Predictive Analysis of Manifestations of Biblical Worldview of University Freshmen" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 996.
This quantitative study includes a predictive analysis of factors contributing to worldview and acts of volition, a correlative analysis of a biblical worldview, a non-biblical worldview, and acts of volition, and a comparative analysis of the influence of gender on worldview. The research design used a non-randomized, convenience sample and a Likert-type scale, which included original questions. The instrument measured three components of worldview: biblical, non-biblical, and acts of volition. Analysis of the data included multiple linear regression, bivariate correlation (Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient) and a univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA). Participants were freshmen attending a liberal arts Christian university. Results of the study indicated the presence of predictor variables for worldview and acts of volition. Additionally, a statistically significant relationship was found between the three survey components, and further analysis revealed a statistically significant difference of mean scores based on gender for biblical worldview and key societal issues.