The purpose of this study was to show that the present Student Evaluation of Seminary (SES) provides the seminary teacher with an inadequate estimate of his credibility in the classroom, as perceived by his students. To accomplish this goal, a list of student responses to questions about their seminary teachers was developed and analyzed. The results indicated that not all factors of teacher credibility as perceived by the seminary students were being measured by the SES.
Thirty-one students gave a total of 339 responses to the questions asked by the researcher. A comparison of the student statements to statements in the SES showed that 50 percent of the students statements were not discussed in the SES. The student statements were divided into the categories discovered in the research literature, with the added category, "Spirituality," These categories were compared to the categories used in the SES. A 37 percent similarity was found.
Further research is recommended to develop a revised SES that would provide the seminary teacher with a more adquate evaluation of his credibility in the classroom, as perceived by his students.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Communications
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bangerter, Cory William, "The Ses and Current Seminary Student Statements: A Descriptive Study" (1980). All Theses and Dissertations. 4501.
Student evaluation of teachers, Mormon Church, Seminaries