Abstract

This thesis was designed to determine if a significant relationship exists between credibility and effectiveness in seminary teachers.
Teacher credibility was determined by an adaptation of McCroskey's semantic differential scales used for measuring teacher credibility. Teacher effectiveness was determined by a matching scripture test.
Chi square tests produced significant relationships between teacher credibility and the following: student religiosity, teacher influence and class attitude. The tests also produced significant relationships between teacher effectiveness and these variables: sex, student religiosity, teacher influence and class attitude. These relationships largely were what one would expect. The chi square test also produced a significant relationship between teacher credibility and teacher effectiveness. Thus the major expectation of the thesis was supported by the data: more credible seminary teachers are more effective.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Communications

Rights

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Date Submitted

1982

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm442

Keywords

Teachers, Rating, Student evaluation, Mormon church, Seminaries

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