Master of Education Research Theses

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Master of Education (M.Ed.)




Eddie K. Baumann, Ph.D.


Christian schools, postmodernism, doctrine, teenagers


Can Christian schools prevent the deterioration of doctrinal integrity, or do factors such as the church and family have a greater impact? Sixty young adults were surveyed that had attended Christian school for four or more years during seventh through twelfth grades as were thirty-one that had not. The purpose was to assess the influence that Christian school, church, and family have had on the doctrinal integrity of eighteen to twenty-one year-old Christians. Upon completion of the study, it was found that there was not a statistically significant difference in the doctrinal integrity of the two groups of students. However, a statistically significant correlation was found between doctrinal integrity and both church involvement and family influence. It was also found that among those surveyed, the degree of doctrinal “confusion” was not nearly as severe as that which had been presented in other research.



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