An analysis of demographic data and educational experiences that predict student success on the funeral service National Board Examination

dc.contributor.advisor Larry H. Ebbers
dc.contributor.advisor Soko S. Starobin
dc.contributor.author Patterson, Kevin
dc.contributor.department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
dc.date 2018-08-11T07:04:57.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:37:06Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:37:06Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2010
dc.date.embargo 2013-06-05
dc.date.issued 2010-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Using graduate surveys, which ascertained demographic data and educational experiences of the graduates, funeral service National Board Examination (NBE) scores, program curricula, and annual accreditation reports, this study investigated the relationship between educational experiences of funeral service graduates and their corresponding NBE scores. The sample consisted of 213 graduates of accredited programs who graduated and completed the NBE during 2009. The sample was evaluated to insure it was a representative sample of the population. In addition to descriptive statistics, comparative analyses and multiple regression analyses were conducted to determine differences between values of variables under investigation and to determine if any variables (educational experiences) could predict success on the NBE.</p> <p>The study discovered that various educational experiences within this vocational program were not consistently offered to students among the accredited programs. The study also found significant differences between NBE scores of online and on-campus graduates. Finally, in keeping with other studies related to indicators of success on national licensing examinations, the study concluded the best predictor of success on the NBE was the graduates GPA during the program of study.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/11638/
dc.identifier.articleid 2622
dc.identifier.contextkey 2807820
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2867
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/11638
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/25844
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Educational Administration and Supervision
dc.subject.keywords Board
dc.subject.keywords Examination
dc.subject.keywords Funeral
dc.subject.keywords National
dc.subject.keywords Service
dc.title An analysis of demographic data and educational experiences that predict student success on the funeral service National Board Examination
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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