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Identified Students With Anger Management Difficulties And Their Locus Of Control, David Andrew Davenport Jr. May 2000

Identified Students With Anger Management Difficulties And Their Locus Of Control, David Andrew Davenport Jr.

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to consider whether students who had been identified as having anger management difficulties have a significantly higher degree of External Locus of Control when compared to a random sample of their classmates. The participants included 45 students (18 males and 27 females) from a High School in the Northeast Region of the United States, between the ages of 14 to 19 years old.

The Nowicki-Strickland Internal External Locus of Control Scale for Children was used to assess the Locus of Control orientation in the subjects. The scores from the subject group were then compared ...


The Relationship Between The Congruence Of Vocational Interests And College Major And Self-Concept, Amina C. Husain May 2000

The Relationship Between The Congruence Of Vocational Interests And College Major And Self-Concept, Amina C. Husain

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not there is a relationship between the congruence (agreement) of an individual's vocational interests and academic major and the level of self-concept. This study reports on the level of self-concept and the degree of congruence between the selection of an academic major and their personality type or profile using the Self Directed Search (Holland, 1994). The level of self-concept was determined by using the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale (Fitts, 1965). The congruence score was obtained by utilizing was the Zener-Schnuelle Congruence Index (Robbins, Harvey, & Kandefer 1978). Sixty college freshmen and ...


Motivation Among Students With Learning Disabilities, April H. Conti May 2000

Motivation Among Students With Learning Disabilities, April H. Conti

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine whether intrinsic motivation is a major factor in explaining academic performance deficits in children with learning disabilities. Harter's Scale of Intrinsic Versus Extrinsic Orientation in the Classroom was given to 34 students with learning disabilities and 36 students without learning disabilities from Grades 4 to 6 from a suburban, middle-class school district located in Southeastern New Jersey. It was proposed that students with learning disabilities were less intrinsically motivated than students without identified learning disabilities. However, the general pattern of results derived from a T-Test for Independent Samples did not show ...


The Relationship Of Authoritative Parenting, School Attendance, Suspension, And Academic Success Among Adolescents, Charles Bender May 2000

The Relationship Of Authoritative Parenting, School Attendance, Suspension, And Academic Success Among Adolescents, Charles Bender

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived parenting style of adolescents and the educational implications. Grade Point Average, Absences, and Suspensions was explored. The level of perceived authoritativeness, as well as the "pure" parenting style was measured. Adolescents who viewed their parents as presenting a more firm and democratic parenting atmosphere demonstrated a lower rate of absenteeism and did better academically.

The Child Report of Parental Behavior Inventory was administered to seventh and eighth grades in an urban school district. The sample size for this study was 320 (m=148, f=172). The study was comprised of ...


Assessing Expectations Of The First Year Student - Asap, Oscar T. Mcknight Feb 2000

Assessing Expectations Of The First Year Student - Asap, Oscar T. Mcknight

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Diversity In Reasoning And Rationality: Metacognitive And Developmental Considerations, David Moshman Feb 2000

Diversity In Reasoning And Rationality: Metacognitive And Developmental Considerations, David Moshman

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

Tasks in the adult reasoning literature are designed so that heuristic processing leads one astray and adequate rule-based processing requires explicit knowledge about applicable logical and quasi-logical norms. Other research, however, indicates that appropriate rule-based inferences can be automatic. Individual differences in rationality are largely due to differences in developmental progress toward metacognitive understanding of both heuristic and rule-based inferences.


Rising Off The Plateau In Learning Arabic, Daniel Scott Linquist Jan 2000

Rising Off The Plateau In Learning Arabic, Daniel Scott Linquist

MA TESOL Collection

Experiencing plateaus in second language learning is a common experience, especially for language student studying Arabic or one of the other languages considered more difficult. Some of the causes for the plateau experience in Arabic are its complex grammar, its vast amount of vocabulary, and the different roles of Modern Standard Arabic and the spoken dialects of Arabic.

Rising off the Plateau in Studying Arabic is a thesis project, which analyzes this second language learner’s attempt to make significant progress in studying Modern Standard Arabic. The project was based on a self-directed, semi-intensive Arabic language program, which prioritized the ...


Using The Mystery Motivator To Improve Child Bedtime Compliance, Kristin E. Robison, Susan M. Sheridan Jan 2000

Using The Mystery Motivator To Improve Child Bedtime Compliance, Kristin E. Robison, Susan M. Sheridan

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

Child bedtime problems are commonly reported by parents. A number of behavioral techniques, including extinction of tantrum behaviors, reinforcement of compliant bedtime, and implementation of consistent bedtime routines have been successful in improving bedtime compliance. The present study examined the effects of the ‘‘Mystery Motivator’’ (MM), a behavioral contract designed to remediate bedtime problems by delivering random reinforcement. Emphasis was placed on the optimal use of clinical intervention by enlisting parents as primary change agents in the home setting. Three adults and their four children, aged 3-5 years, participated. Three of the four children showed substantial changes in both time ...


Reflective Teaching: In-Sights Into The Process And Development Of The Skill Of Reflection, Marie-Claude M. Durand Jan 2000

Reflective Teaching: In-Sights Into The Process And Development Of The Skill Of Reflection, Marie-Claude M. Durand

MA TESOL Collection

The primary purpose of this study was to investigate and document the stages and levels of reflection based on the Millett, Rogers, & Stanley Framework for Reflection as they manifested in the working lives and professional contextual realities of three experienced teachers. Their Framework is a four-step model of reflection that looks at the reflective cycle in terms of the stages of Experience, description, Analysis, and Intelligent Action. It further categorizes the skill of reflection in terms of Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. The second goal of the study was to examine the development of the reflective process in a supervised ...


Achievement, Locus Of Control, Self-Concept, Social Problem Solving Training And The Acquisition Of Prosocial Skills In Children, Laura Russomano Jan 2000

Achievement, Locus Of Control, Self-Concept, Social Problem Solving Training And The Acquisition Of Prosocial Skills In Children, Laura Russomano

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Understanding Equity And Oppression From A Different Perspective: Students Evaluate Their Education, Kevin Black Jan 2000

Understanding Equity And Oppression From A Different Perspective: Students Evaluate Their Education, Kevin Black

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

In 1993, the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training (MET) created a draft document on the topic of antiracism and ethnocultural equity in school boards. This document contained guidelines for anti-oppression policy and practice within schools. Many stakeholders within the education system and society debate whether or not an education for equity is being provided in schools. I chose to respond to this debate by listening to the voices of an unheard stakeholder group: students. Two methods of data collection, questionnaires and focus groups, were utilized in my study. Seventy-one students participated in the questionnaire section, and six students further ...


Exploring The Lewis And Clark Expedition In An Eighth Grade Social Studies Class Using Multiple Intelligences, Scott Bockelmann Jan 2000

Exploring The Lewis And Clark Expedition In An Eighth Grade Social Studies Class Using Multiple Intelligences, Scott Bockelmann

Graduate Research Papers

Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences (Armstrong, 1994) has created many new ideas about how people think and learn, as well as how instructors should deliver activities and lessons to students. In this paper Gardner's theory and his seven intelligences are defined.Then a discussion of the five basic formats for teaching, and implementation strategies using multiple intelligences, are shared. An eighth grade social studies unit on the Lewis and Clark Expedition using multiple intelligences is examined by comparing student turn-in rate and motivation in comparison to other assignments given in the class. Project ideas, presentation rubrics, student ...


The Impact Of Cultural Sensitivity Training On Filipino Nurses As Measured By Alterations In Caring Behaviors, Mary Beth Russell Jan 2000

The Impact Of Cultural Sensitivity Training On Filipino Nurses As Measured By Alterations In Caring Behaviors, Mary Beth Russell

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Challenging The Boundaries Of Academic Discourse, Charles Henry Williams Jan 2000

Challenging The Boundaries Of Academic Discourse, Charles Henry Williams

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis suggests other ways of helping students resist blind submission to the discourse of the university. The primary objective is to discuss meaningful ways of transforming composition classrooms into counter hegemonic cultural environments where students can critically examine the complications of cultural dynamics and power relations within the communication process.


Teaching Social Skills Through Environmental Education, Jacqueline Marie Lacey Jan 2000

Teaching Social Skills Through Environmental Education, Jacqueline Marie Lacey

Theses Digitization Project

This project was designed to address the need for a curriculum that links environmental education and social skills. All of the social skills units were created to improve the students' understanding of social skills and important environmental concepts.


Assessing Business Writing: An Examination Of Scoring Methods, Writing Sample Complexity, And Rating Variability, Larry Weitzel Jan 2000

Assessing Business Writing: An Examination Of Scoring Methods, Writing Sample Complexity, And Rating Variability, Larry Weitzel

Theses Digitization Project

Good writing is essential for business. Writing is evaluated using holistic and analytical assessment of writing samples.


A Qualitative Study Of The Dichotomy Between Educational Policy And Educational Research On Learning Theory, Karen Joy Eakes Jan 2000

A Qualitative Study Of The Dichotomy Between Educational Policy And Educational Research On Learning Theory, Karen Joy Eakes

Theses Digitization Project

This study explores and exposes the dichotomy that currently exists between educational policy and research in learning theory.


An Investigation Of The Effects Of Teachers' Sense Of Efficacy On Teacher Motivation For Predicting Student Participation: Do Teacher Behaviors Mediate This Relationship?, Karen Lynn Wanzung Jan 2000

An Investigation Of The Effects Of Teachers' Sense Of Efficacy On Teacher Motivation For Predicting Student Participation: Do Teacher Behaviors Mediate This Relationship?, Karen Lynn Wanzung

Theses Digitization Project

This study tested the hypothesis that the combination of teachers' sense of efficacy, and teacher motivation predicts student participatory behavior, and that teacher behaviors mediate this relationship. This study consists of two parts: surveying community college instructors and observing instructors' lectures and student participation.


Promoting Freshman College Student Development Using Cognitive Developmental Theory Presented In A Deliberate Psychological Education-Based Freshman Orientation Program, Cynthia Mansfield Loiacono Jan 2000

Promoting Freshman College Student Development Using Cognitive Developmental Theory Presented In A Deliberate Psychological Education-Based Freshman Orientation Program, Cynthia Mansfield Loiacono

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Educational Kinesiology On Second Language Acquisition, Tina Lynne Haverstick Jan 2000

The Effect Of Educational Kinesiology On Second Language Acquisition, Tina Lynne Haverstick

MA TESOL Collection

This thesis is a summary of my experience working with the theory of Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K) in the foreign language classroom environment. It may serve as a guide for anyone who is interested in tapping into the full potential of students’ brains within a structured learning environment.

A case study is presented here examining the effects of educational kinesiology on two groups of kindergarten students I taught simultaneously in my EFL classroom in Taiwan.

I chose to assess their attitudes toward different classroom activities, including those geared toward improving listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as the overall attitude ...


The Effects Of Conceptual Change On The Transfer Of Established Skills, John Forbes Jan 2000

The Effects Of Conceptual Change On The Transfer Of Established Skills, John Forbes

Theses : Honours

When people practice a task, their performance in terms of speed and accuracy normally improves in a smooth manner that follows a power function. The consistency with which the performance of a wide range of skills conforms to this power function relationship is known as the Power Law of Learning, and has been an important assumption of many of the dominant theories of skill acquisition and transfer. As such, the form of the power function that is derived from the training process has been used to predict performance when task conditions remain constant. However, Speelman and Kirsner (under review) have ...


Sense Of Belonging And Self-Esteem : What Are The Implications For Educational Outcomes Of Secondary School Students? : A Literature Review, Lynne Strudwicke Jan 2000

Sense Of Belonging And Self-Esteem : What Are The Implications For Educational Outcomes Of Secondary School Students? : A Literature Review, Lynne Strudwicke

Theses : Honours

In this technological era a complete secondary education is more important than ever. Therefore, this review examines the issues surrounding students' at risk of dropping out of school. School factors such as the relevance of the curriculum, support. and also methods of assessment have each been associated with the dropout issue. These factors may also impact on students' sense of belonging, self-concept and self-esteem in negative or positive ways. Sense of belonging is a fundamental need. In schools it has been found to relate directly to achievement, indicating that mainly higher achieving students benefit from having this need fulfilled. Sense ...


Case Studies Of Children's Social And Emotional Adjustment At School After The Permanent Separation Of Their Parents, Gillian Kirk Jan 2000

Case Studies Of Children's Social And Emotional Adjustment At School After The Permanent Separation Of Their Parents, Gillian Kirk

Theses : Honours

The number of children who have experienced the separation of their parents is constantly rising. An increasing amount of children arc entering classrooms contending with their day-to-day stressors as well as the stress originating from then home lives. Many of these children are not prepared with the knowledge or understanding of their stressor, nor are they equipped with strategies that would help them deal with stress. Observations and interviews were conducted with four children who had experienced the separation and divorce of their parents over a period of six months. As the data for this study needed to be rich ...


Mental And Behavioral Disturbances In Dementia: Findings From The Cache County Study On Memory In Aging, Constantine G. Lyketsos, Martin Steinberg, Joann T. Tschanz, Maria C. Norton, David C. Steffens, John C. S. Breitner Jan 2000

Mental And Behavioral Disturbances In Dementia: Findings From The Cache County Study On Memory In Aging, Constantine G. Lyketsos, Martin Steinberg, Joann T. Tschanz, Maria C. Norton, David C. Steffens, John C. S. Breitner

Psychology Faculty Publications

OBJECTIVE: The authors report findings from a study of 5,092 community residents who constituted 90% of the elderly resident population of Cache County, Utah. METHOD: The 5,092 participants, who were 65 years old or older, were screened for dementia. Based on the results of this screen, 1,002 participants (329 with dementia and 673 without dementia) underwent comprehensive neuropsychiatric examinations and were rated on the Neuropsychiatric Inventory, a widely used method for ascertainment and classification of dementia-associated mental and behavioral disturbances. RESULTS: Of the 329 participants with dementia, 214 (65%) had Alzheimer’s disease, 62 (19%) had vascular ...


Educ 215: Educational Psychology, Barb Hoekstra Jan 2000

Educ 215: Educational Psychology, Barb Hoekstra

Spring 2000

No abstract provided.


Educ 215: Educational Psychology, Barb Hoekstra Jan 2000

Educ 215: Educational Psychology, Barb Hoekstra

Fall 2000

No abstract provided.


Differences In Interhemispheric Interaction During Visual Information Processing In Mathematically Gifted Youth, Average Ability Adolescents, And College Students , Harnam Singh Jan 2000

Differences In Interhemispheric Interaction During Visual Information Processing In Mathematically Gifted Youth, Average Ability Adolescents, And College Students , Harnam Singh

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the current research was to study the interhemispheric interaction in the brains of mathematically gifted youth, average ability adolescents, and college students. This study investigated the efficiency of interhemispheric interaction via the corpus callosum for brief displays of hierarchical stimuli under these conditions: (1) when both hemispheres have direct access to the visual information for performing global/local matches (i.e., bilateral redundant trials), (2) when the information necessary to perform such matches is divided between the visual-fields/hemispheres, thus forcing the hemispheres to exchange information to successfully perform the task (i.e., bilateral cooperative trials), and ...


Oral Narrative And Analysis Of One African American Female's Struggle For Success In Higher Education , Kathleen Marie Clauson Jan 2000

Oral Narrative And Analysis Of One African American Female's Struggle For Success In Higher Education , Kathleen Marie Clauson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research study utilized the qualitative method of narrative inquiry to create and analyze the oral narrative of one African American female's struggle for success in higher education. This method allowed investigation of life experiences meaningful to the participant-narrator's success in higher education to be accomplished in collaboration with the participant-narrator; a student voice was heard and preserved. The oral narrative was then analyzed by the researcher in order to identify and examine elements (family and individual characteristics, life events, interactions, personal meanings) relevant to factors that have been identified by existing research findings as related to student ...


Mass Customization And Permission Marketing: An Exploratory Study Of Higher Education, R Bitar, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh Dec 1999

Mass Customization And Permission Marketing: An Exploratory Study Of Higher Education, R Bitar, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Pest Testing Consumer Behavior In Higher Education: A Perceptual Identity Audit With Bite, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh Dec 1999

Pest Testing Consumer Behavior In Higher Education: A Perceptual Identity Audit With Bite, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

No abstract provided.