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Predictors Of Medical Students’ Attitudes Towards Abortion And Their Changes Overtime, Rebecca Elizabeth Morales Jan 2018

Predictors Of Medical Students’ Attitudes Towards Abortion And Their Changes Overtime, Rebecca Elizabeth Morales

Sociology & Criminal Justice Theses & Dissertations

As new legislation is regularly being introduced to minimize Roe v. Wade’s protection of women’s right to choose in a medical setting, it is imperative to study what predictors may have an impact on abortion attitudes within the demographic of medical students, as well as how these predictors impact one’s willingness to provide the service in the future. The current study then, uses data collected in 2000 and 2015 from a medical school located in Virginia, and in collaboration with a research university in the state to examine what factors are associated with a willingness to provide ...


Non-Traditional Students Attitudes Toward Academic Advising And Its Affects On The Successful Completion Of Education Programs, Parisa Fetherson May 2015

Non-Traditional Students Attitudes Toward Academic Advising And Its Affects On The Successful Completion Of Education Programs, Parisa Fetherson

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine non-traditional student's attitudes toward academic advising and its effect on the completion of their education goal.


Attitudes Of Portsmouth Residents Towards An Education Scholarship Tax-Credit Program, Scott Bogle Aug 2012

Attitudes Of Portsmouth Residents Towards An Education Scholarship Tax-Credit Program, Scott Bogle

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine the interest in a Virginia educational scholarship program that would provide a tax credit to any private corporation donating to nonprofit organizations providing education improvement scholarships to underprivileged students, in order for them to attend nonpublic schools.


Elementary Teachers' Views Of Environmental Education, Rose M. Hotchkiss Jan 2011

Elementary Teachers' Views Of Environmental Education, Rose M. Hotchkiss

Teaching & Learning Theses & Dissertations

The purpose of this research is to examine teachers' views of environmental education (EE) at the elementary level. The study addresses teachers' attitudes toward the EE at the elementary school level and their self-efficacy in teaching EE.

The study's sample consisted of 201 randomly selected kindergarten through fifth grade United States public school teachers. The participants completed an on-line survey with eight percent of the respondents participating in follow up interviews. The questionnaire measured two constructs; Teachers Attitudes Toward EE and Teacher Efficacy in EE. Teachers Attitudes Toward EE had 3 subscales; Advocacy for EE, Stewardship in EE, and ...


A Follow-Up Study Of Technology Education Graduates From Old Dominion University 2002-2006, Johnny F. Mack Jan 2008

A Follow-Up Study Of Technology Education Graduates From Old Dominion University 2002-2006, Johnny F. Mack

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

Through this follow-up study, survey data were collected toward fulfilling the following objectives: Determine whether graduates of Old Dominion University's Technology Education undergraduate program were adequately prepared to assume teaching positions; Determine what improvements can be made to the undergraduate curriculum at Old Dominion University based upon graduate's feedback; and Determine whether the standards established through the Standards of Technological Literacy framework were being attained.


Parents' Definition Of Technological Literacy And Their Perceived Attitudes Toward Technological Literacy, Charles L. Thomas Jan 2003

Parents' Definition Of Technological Literacy And Their Perceived Attitudes Toward Technological Literacy, Charles L. Thomas

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The research objectives used to guide this problem were: 1. Determine parents understanding of technology 2. Determine parents' attitude towards the effect of technology on society 3. Determine the parents attitude toward technological literacy and the school curriculum.


An Investigation Into The Relationship Between Language Attitudes And Academic Performance In Northampton County, Virginia, Public Schools, Glenda L. Rose Jul 2000

An Investigation Into The Relationship Between Language Attitudes And Academic Performance In Northampton County, Virginia, Public Schools, Glenda L. Rose

English Theses & Dissertations

This language attitude study targets third grade, fifth grade, eighth grade and high school students in the Northampton County, Virginia, Public School System. Two hypotheses were proposed. First, students exhibiting negative attitudes toward their own dialect have a lower performance level in language arts classes than students expressing positive attitudes. Second, factors such as sex, race, grade level, and level of exposure to other dialects are reflected in language attitudes. In order to determine the validity of these hypotheses, school officials were asked to identify five students performing well and five students having difficulty in the language arts. Ten third ...


A Study To Determine The Attitudes Of Full-Time And Adjunct Faculty Members Of The Business Division At Southwest Virginia Community College Toward Technology Training, Loretta Beavers Jan 1999

A Study To Determine The Attitudes Of Full-Time And Adjunct Faculty Members Of The Business Division At Southwest Virginia Community College Toward Technology Training, Loretta Beavers

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine the attitudes of full-time and adjunct faculty members of the Business Division of Southwest Virginia Community College toward technology training. The following goals provided direction in this study: 1. What skills do faculty members feel they need to be more effective in using computers to supplement instruction in SVCC's Business Division? 2. What is the individual faculty member's attitude concerning technology training in specific computer software programs? 3. What technology skills do the faculty members think the students of the Business Division's curriculum programs should acquire? 4. What recommendations ...


An Analysis Of The Attitudes Of Technology Education Students Enrolled In The Military Career Transition Program At Darden College Of Education, Old Dominion University, Rodney L. Pastore Jan 1997

An Analysis Of The Attitudes Of Technology Education Students Enrolled In The Military Career Transition Program At Darden College Of Education, Old Dominion University, Rodney L. Pastore

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

Through the analysis of the reasons given by students for enrolling in Old Dominion University's MCTP and Technology Education programs, the following goals will be answered: 1. Determine the reasons why students selected the Military Career Transition Program; 2. Determine the reasons why students enrolled in the Technology Education programs; 3. Assess the motivational and attitudinal factors contributing to their enrollment and completion of the Military Career Transition Program, Technology Education program.


Computer Anxiety And Attitudes Of Urban Teacher Education Students, Alfred P. Rovai Jul 1996

Computer Anxiety And Attitudes Of Urban Teacher Education Students, Alfred P. Rovai

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

This three-part study used quasi-experimental methodologies to: (a) determine how a computer literacy course affects the computer anxiety and computer attitudes of urban teacher education students over time, (b) explain and predict urban teacher education students who are resistant to reduction of computer anxiety, and (c) determine whether a humanistically-focused treatment is more effective than a traditional cognitively-focused treatment in reducing computer anxiety and improving computer attitudes.

For the first part of this study 75 subjects were measured over three observations using a 13-week interval. The treatment, a mandatory computer literacy course for teacher education students, was conducted between the ...


A Study To Determine The Attitudes And Practices Teachers Possess Relating To Computers, The Internet And The World Wide Web And Their Application To Education, James A. Williams Jan 1996

A Study To Determine The Attitudes And Practices Teachers Possess Relating To Computers, The Internet And The World Wide Web And Their Application To Education, James A. Williams

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The research objectives used to guide this problem were: 1. Determine teacher's attitudes toward the utilization of computers in support of their work; 2. Determine teacher's perspectives regarding their training to encourage and promote the use of computers by students; 3. Determine to what degree teachers utilize the Internet, World Wide Web and the Virginia Pen in their work; 4. Determine teacher's attitudes toward the use of computers and online services by students to complete assignments.


A Study To Determine African-American Phds' Perspective On Factors Affecting Academic Achievement: Selected Case Studies, Faye Brock Wade Jan 1994

A Study To Determine African-American Phds' Perspective On Factors Affecting Academic Achievement: Selected Case Studies, Faye Brock Wade

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To answer the research problem the following questions were considered: 1. What are some of the intellectual, social, economic and family background characteristics of African-American PhD s? 2. What factors influenced their decision to attain an advanced degree? 3. What factors do they identify as positive contributors to their educational and professional development?


A Study To Assess Attitudes And Self-Efficacy Of Multi-Skilled Healthcare Employees Toward Computers, Cynthia Marie Kratzke Jan 1994

A Study To Assess Attitudes And Self-Efficacy Of Multi-Skilled Healthcare Employees Toward Computers, Cynthia Marie Kratzke

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The goals of this research were: 1. to determine the attitudes of the multi-skilled health care employees using computers; 2. to determine self-efficacy of the multi-skilled health care employees toward their feelings of competence in their performance of computer skills.


A Study To Determine The Attitudes Of Students Involved In A Junior Achievement Project Business Program, Jennifer K. Mcewen Jan 1991

A Study To Determine The Attitudes Of Students Involved In A Junior Achievement Project Business Program, Jennifer K. Mcewen

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The objectives of this research were: 1. To identify the positive/negative attributes of volunteers; 2. To determine if the type of role model makes a difference in the classroom; 3. To determine if we need additional minority role models in Project Business classroom.


A Study To Determine International Technology Education Association Teacher Of The Year Recipient Attitudes Toward Program Change In Technology Education, Kevin Wayne Wong Jan 1991

A Study To Determine International Technology Education Association Teacher Of The Year Recipient Attitudes Toward Program Change In Technology Education, Kevin Wayne Wong

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following goals were used to direct this study: 1. Determine the technology education program classification of teachers of the year when they were selected for the honor; 2. Determine if programmatic changes have been made by teachers since being selected teacher of the year; 3. Determine the state of technology education programs as taught by ITEA teacher of the year recipients.


A Study To Determine The Attitudes Of Parents Toward Clarke Vocational Center Portsmouth, Virginia, Anita L. Riddick Jan 1988

A Study To Determine The Attitudes Of Parents Toward Clarke Vocational Center Portsmouth, Virginia, Anita L. Riddick

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The objectives of this research were: 1. To identify the positive attributes of Clarke Vocational Secondary Education Center; 2. To identify why parents enrolled their children at Clarke Vocational Secondary Education Center


A Study Of The Attitudes And Beliefs Of Tidewater Area Businesses Regarding The Employment Of The Trainable Mentally Retarded, Fred Hadley Jan 1984

A Study Of The Attitudes And Beliefs Of Tidewater Area Businesses Regarding The Employment Of The Trainable Mentally Retarded, Fred Hadley

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The research goals of this study were: 1. Accumulate and analyze data on the attitudes currently held by both prospective and actual employers regarding the employment of mentally retarded persons; 2. Demonstrate a relationship between the attitudes of employers who had actually hired mentally retarded persons and those who had not.


A Survey Of The Attitudes Of Industrial Arts Teachers In The Tidewater Area Of Virginia, John Edwin Jones Jan 1979

A Survey Of The Attitudes Of Industrial Arts Teachers In The Tidewater Area Of Virginia, John Edwin Jones

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The purpose of this study is to survey the attitudes of a small group of educators, industrial arts teachers in the Tidewater area of Virginia, toward competency-based education.