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ERIC Number: ED558935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 155
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3032-8608-7
An Instrument Validation for a Three-Dimensional Worldview Survey among Undergraduate Christian University Students Using Principal Components Analysis
Morales, Kathy Lynn
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
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. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia