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A Longitudinal Study Of Self-Concept In Late Adolescents, William Davy Thomas Aug 1969

A Longitudinal Study Of Self-Concept In Late Adolescents, William Davy Thomas

All Master's Theses

Since knowledge of self-stability is important to self-theory, a study as briefly outlined above seemed valuable. The four chief parts of the study to emerge are given below: 1. To investigate the stability of the self-concept of adolescents over one and two-year intervals. 2. To investigate the stability of the self-concept and its relationship to such factors as social status, intelligence, and maturation age. 3. To investigate the favorability of self-concept and to see if such things as social status, intelligence, and maturation age make for differences in favorability. 4. To investigate the differences between drop-outs and continuands when all ...


Semantic Differential Relationships As A Determinant Of Clustering, Burr R. Beckwith Aug 1969

Semantic Differential Relationships As A Determinant Of Clustering, Burr R. Beckwith

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In the past, clustering research has focused primarily on the effect of pre-experimental associations and/or conceptual relationships on clustering in free recall. The present study marks a departure from this trend in that it was designed to determine under what conditions SD relationships among task-items would mediate clustering.


Retention As A Function Of Competition In Learning, William Wayne Parker Aug 1969

Retention As A Function Of Competition In Learning, William Wayne Parker

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This study was undertaken to add to empirical evidence for use in drawing some sort of conclusions as to the significance of competition as a factor in retention of learning. This is necessary if teachers are to offer optimum learning conditions to their students.


The Use Of Video Tape Replays To Modify Student Behavior In An Elementary Classroom, Robert Lawrence Ewing Aug 1969

The Use Of Video Tape Replays To Modify Student Behavior In An Elementary Classroom, Robert Lawrence Ewing

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This study was conducted to see whether behavioral responses in a school classroom setting could be altered in young children as a result of viewing themselves on video tape recordings.


A Background Program In Sex Education: A Proposed Course Of Study For Fifth Grade, Glenda Joan Miller Aug 1969

A Background Program In Sex Education: A Proposed Course Of Study For Fifth Grade, Glenda Joan Miller

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It is the purpose of this study (1) to survey one aspect of a meaningful background sequential program on sex education from kindergarten through sixth grade, and (2) to design available background resource materials in sex education adaptable to the eleven-year-old child in the fifth grade.


The Case Study Approach In Remedial Reading, Marlyn L. Willardson Jul 1969

The Case Study Approach In Remedial Reading, Marlyn L. Willardson

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A case study of one student who failed to pass the reading portion of the teacher education test at Central Washington State College was the investigation of this paper. The purpose of this study was to present the case study as a technique in diagnosing the reading disabilities of the individual and using the diagnosis as the basis for prescription and implementation of corrective procedures. This investigation was also conducted to serve as a single depth study upon which future case studies at the college level could be based.


The Relationship Between Social Integration, Attitude Toward School And Absenteeism, Donald A. Price Jul 1969

The Relationship Between Social Integration, Attitude Toward School And Absenteeism, Donald A. Price

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between social integration, absenteeism, and attitude toward school at Frontier Junior High in Moses Lake, Washington.


A Study In Application Of Positive Reinforcement For Improving Listening Achievement, Ernest J. Bobko Dec 1968

A Study In Application Of Positive Reinforcement For Improving Listening Achievement, Ernest J. Bobko

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The purpose of this study was to (1) determine the effectiveness of utilizing positive reinforcement techniques to improve listening awareness during the process of receiving verbal instructions; (2) evaluate the use of reinforcement schedules with and without positive reinforcement; (3) determine to what extent a formal program utilizing reinforcement procedure compares with the absence of such procedure in a classroom.


A Study Assessing Changes Occurring In Kindergarten Children At Central School, Hoquiam, Washington, During The School Year 1967-1968 In Terms Of Readiness And Academic Growth, Elizabeth Pinkley Morris Dec 1968

A Study Assessing Changes Occurring In Kindergarten Children At Central School, Hoquiam, Washington, During The School Year 1967-1968 In Terms Of Readiness And Academic Growth, Elizabeth Pinkley Morris

All Master's Theses

A group of fifty-one kindergarten children (23 boys and 28 girls) from Central School in Hoquiam, Washington, were studied for the purpose of evaluating changes occurring during the school year in terms of readiness and academic growth. A series of tests were given in October and November as an inventory of the child's background of skills and readiness in the fall, and the tests were repeated in May to measure any change occurring during the school year.


A Comparative Study Of The Achievement Of Underage And Overage Third Grade Boys And Girls., Carl M. Maw Aug 1968

A Comparative Study Of The Achievement Of Underage And Overage Third Grade Boys And Girls., Carl M. Maw

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It is the intention of this study to gain some insight into the problem of starting boys and girls into school at an age when they may be too immature to cope with the pressures of the school environment. The purpose of his study, then, is to locate, compare and analyze some of the differences that seem to exist between the two sexes. This study will consist to two separate by integral sections: the first being the survey of literature and the second being a comparison of the achievement of underage and overage pupils.


Verbal Conditioning And Its Generalization, Grace Evica Kessling Aug 1968

Verbal Conditioning And Its Generalization, Grace Evica Kessling

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The present study will attempt to produce verbal conditioning in a carefully controlled experimental situation and to investigate its generalization to a similar activity. The purpose is then two-fold: (1) to obtain a measure of verbal conditioning, and (2) to investigate whether there is a relationship between increased verbal response (verbal conditioning) and a related type of behavior.


A Study Of Pupil Self-Concepts In A Three-Track Elementary School, Ronald M. Jones Jul 1968

A Study Of Pupil Self-Concepts In A Three-Track Elementary School, Ronald M. Jones

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It was the purpose of this study to work closely with one child who had been diagnosed as a disabled reader with visual perception problems to determine if the intensive use of visual perceptual training in the use of configuration analysis would improve the subject's reading power.


The Effectiveness Of Perceptual Training As A Corrective Measure For Reading Disability, Brenda Bonin Batali Jun 1968

The Effectiveness Of Perceptual Training As A Corrective Measure For Reading Disability, Brenda Bonin Batali

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This study compared the differences in perceptual development found between (1) normal readers and disabled readers, and (2) Indian children of a reservation cultural background and non-Indian children. Subjects were fifty-three children of both Indian and non-Indian backgrounds ranging from the second to the fourth grades at White Swan Grade School.


Changing A Student’S Classroom Behavior Using Operant Conditioning Techniques, Judith Ann Paulson Aug 1967

Changing A Student’S Classroom Behavior Using Operant Conditioning Techniques, Judith Ann Paulson

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This experiment was designed to extinguish a sixth grade boy's undesirable classroom behaviors by the complete withdrawal of teacher attention, and to develop and increase in successive approximations, the child's desirable classroom behaviors by frequent and intermittent teacher attention. The study was meant to be: (a) research replicating numerous other similar studies, but in addition be a behavior modification experiment conducted in a regular classroom setting in an elementary school and in as practical a way as possible for a teacher with 30 students, and (b) a response to a request from the boy's teachers for service ...


A Study Of Anxiety Relative To Academic Achievement And To Sex, Gerald R. Shulenbarger Aug 1967

A Study Of Anxiety Relative To Academic Achievement And To Sex, Gerald R. Shulenbarger

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between anxiety and achievement, and anxiety level and sex. The anxiety level was measured by the Institute for Personality and Ability Testing (IPAT) Anxiety Scale Questionnaire. Specifically, this study investigated how assessed anxiety relates to the achievement of students in Junior level Psychology courses. The courses were Human Growth and Development. Further, the difference in anxiety levels between sexes was studied.


A Study Of The Retention Of Five Selected Mathematical Concepts Of Seventh Graders In The Coulee Dam Public School System As Based On The Inductive And Deductive Methods Of Teaching, James Prehm Jul 1967

A Study Of The Retention Of Five Selected Mathematical Concepts Of Seventh Graders In The Coulee Dam Public School System As Based On The Inductive And Deductive Methods Of Teaching, James Prehm

All Master's Theses

The inductive and deductive methods of teaching for retention were compared in this study. It was also the purpose to determine whether there were significant sex differences in retention when the two methods were compared. Therefore, five hypotheses were tested.


Attitudes Of Washington State Elementary And Secondary Teachers Toward School Psychologists, Jim D. Gower Aug 1966

Attitudes Of Washington State Elementary And Secondary Teachers Toward School Psychologists, Jim D. Gower

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The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes held by a group of Washington State elementary and secondary teachers toward school psychologists with whom they may have had contact in their teaching experience.


An Evaluation Of The Early Entrance Program In The Highline School District King County, Washington, W. Keith Davis Nov 1965

An Evaluation Of The Early Entrance Program In The Highline School District King County, Washington, W. Keith Davis

All Master's Theses

This study is an attempt to detetermine whether or not the early entrance program as conducted by the Highline School District, King County, Washington, is achieving its purpose of selecting students who will profit from early admission.


Latent Learning As A Function Of Exploration Time, Gary France Aug 1965

Latent Learning As A Function Of Exploration Time, Gary France

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The present experiment includes (a) an effort to control extra-goal-box cues--a variable that has been a source of difficulty in certain previous experiments--and (b) raise again the question of whether reinforcement theory adequately explains this type of behavior.


Identification Of Personality Traits Of Various Academic Interests, Jerry Maurice Gower Aug 1964

Identification Of Personality Traits Of Various Academic Interests, Jerry Maurice Gower

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It was the purpose of this study to determine if students exhibit unique personality patterns specific to various areas of study in education.


Relationship Of Physical Fitness To Success In Junior High Among Sunnyside Junior High Boys, Jerry St. George Aug 1964

Relationship Of Physical Fitness To Success In Junior High Among Sunnyside Junior High Boys, Jerry St. George

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It was the purpose of this study to show what relationship, if any, exists between the characteristics of physical fitness and success, as measured by grade achievement, attendance, and social prestige, among Sunnyside Junior high boys.


The Study Of The Influence Of The Family, Peer Group, And The Community On Adolescent Smoking, Gordon David Martinen Aug 1964

The Study Of The Influence Of The Family, Peer Group, And The Community On Adolescent Smoking, Gordon David Martinen

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to discover the influence exerted by the family, the peer group, and the community, on adolescent smoking. The study will attempt to prove that (1) the environment with the greatest discontinuity, as reflected in the variation of standards and attitudes toward adult and adolescent smoking, will be the most conducive to adolescent smoking; (2) that the frequency of adolescent smoking is directly related to the feeling and attitude his peer group holds toward adolescent smoking.


A Comparative Study Of Basic Concerns Of Eighth And Tenth Grade Students, Paul S. Yeend Aug 1963

A Comparative Study Of Basic Concerns Of Eighth And Tenth Grade Students, Paul S. Yeend

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The purpose of this study was to compare the basic concerns of a group of early adolescent students with those of a mid-adolescent group.


An Experimental Investigation Of The Effects Of Reinforcement In Counseling On The Change Of Verbal And Other Overt Behavior, Raymond D. Stinnett Aug 1962

An Experimental Investigation Of The Effects Of Reinforcement In Counseling On The Change Of Verbal And Other Overt Behavior, Raymond D. Stinnett

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the differences found within a reinforcement versus non-reinforcement approach to counseling by (1) attempting to condition a selected verbal response or group of responses and (2) to study subsequent effects of conditioning as demonstrated by other overt behavioral change.


The Effects Of Football Participation On Personality Adjustment In Elementary School Boys, Russell D. Scofield Aug 1962

The Effects Of Football Participation On Personality Adjustment In Elementary School Boys, Russell D. Scofield

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This study tried to determine the effects of participation in a football program on the personality adjustment of boys aged ten, eleven, and twelve who live in Yakima and neighboring areas.


The Public Assistance Child In The Yakima Public Schools, Ellen Kennedy Brzoska Aug 1961

The Public Assistance Child In The Yakima Public Schools, Ellen Kennedy Brzoska

All Master's Theses

The aim of this study was to determine if the Public Assistance Group of children differed scholastically and intellectually from the children whose parents were not on Public Assistance.


Reliability And Validity Of The Thematic Apperception Test Scored By The Discomfort-Relief Quotient, Donald W. Culbertson Dec 1960

Reliability And Validity Of The Thematic Apperception Test Scored By The Discomfort-Relief Quotient, Donald W. Culbertson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate scorer reliability of the Discomfort-Relief Quotient (DRQ) method of scoring applied to the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT). A second aim was to investigate some of the interrelationships between Tension, as measured by DRQ, and (1) Grade Point Averages, (2) Number of Quarters spent at CWCE, (3) Practice Teaching Ratings, and (4) First-Year Teaching success.


Comparative Study Of Dropouts In The Yakima High Schools, Edna V. Miller Bailey Aug 1960

Comparative Study Of Dropouts In The Yakima High Schools, Edna V. Miller Bailey

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to find and to compare causes for dropouts from the non-high district students with those from the in-residence students; (2) to compare non-high district students and in-residence students as to age, days of attendance and absence, grade point average, intelligence, grade, dropout quarter, reason for dropout, graduation previous spring or re-entry in the fall, and previous subject of grade failure; and (3) to review the present Yakima secondary school curriculum.


An Investigation Of Certain Factors Related To Advancement In Pasco, Washington Schools, Margaret Anne Moore Aug 1960

An Investigation Of Certain Factors Related To Advancement In Pasco, Washington Schools, Margaret Anne Moore

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The specific purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that children who are not six until after starting school are not able to compete successfully with their older classmates in terms of promotions and grades.


The Use Of The California Test Of Personality In Identifying Children’S Personality Problems, Grace Montgomery Aug 1959

The Use Of The California Test Of Personality In Identifying Children’S Personality Problems, Grace Montgomery

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether the California Test of Personality was of any benefit to the teacher as a testing device to help detect personality adjustment problems of the children.