Date of Award

1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Education

School

School of Education

Faculty

Faculty of Education

First Advisor

Richard Berlach

Second Advisor

Dr Len Vlahov

Abstract

Bible colleges are committed to helping students develop the skills which employers of their graduates are seeking in entry-level employees. Generally speaking, both colleges and employers are satisfied with the training and assessment in the cognitive and psychomotor domains, however the affective domain is of real concern to colleges and employers alike. This project sought to provide colleges with an instrument capable of assessing the developmental level of students in regard to the affective characteristics that employers of their graduates are seeking in entry level employees. There is a large body of literature, both secular and religious, suggesting that tertiary courses must include affective education if graduates are to perform their roles with any degree of excellence. The literature reviewed revealed that Christian organisations expect Bible college students to possess a range of character traits and, while a number of studies similar to the present project have been conducted, none of them has focussed on the characteristics that employers are seeking in new employees.

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