Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Interaction between Bible Knowledge and Worldview in Freshmen Students at Southwestern Assemblies of God University
by Currington Blakney, Teresa, D.Min., Southwestern Assemblies of God University, 2019, 134; 27739382
Abstract (Summary)

Incoming freshmen students enrolled in a Christian university (Southwestern

Assemblies of God University) were surveyed to determine their knowledge of the Bible

and their adherence to a Christian worldview. Results indicated an average score of 50.6

percent on the Bible knowledge survey, while 55.6 percent of the students held a partially

(or less) biblical worldview. Scores generated by the two instruments were correlated

utilizing the Pearson Product Moment correlation equation. A strong positive correlation

of .77 was found, significant at the p<01 level. The more Bible knowledge a student

possessed, the more biblical was his or her worldview. Stated differently, the less Bible

knowledge a student possessed, the less biblical was his or her worldview. This study

provides evidence that biblical literacy must be addressed in both curricular and

extracurricular efforts, even in a Christian university. It also demonstrates a negative

result of biblical illiteracy: the formation of a less than biblical worldview.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gilbert, Marvin
Commitee: Bartel, LeRoy, Robinson, Dennis
School: Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Department: Harrison Graduate School
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: DAI-A 81/8(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Religious education
Keywords: Biblical literacy, Biblical worldview, Christian worldview, Research on college students
Publication Number: 27739382
ISBN: 9781392456293
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