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Drinking And Student Understanding Of Alcohol And Alcoholism At The Utah State Industrial School, Elliot J. Anderson May 1968

Drinking And Student Understanding Of Alcohol And Alcoholism At The Utah State Industrial School, Elliot J. Anderson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Objectives of this investigation were to study the extent alcohol was used by students of Utah State Industrial School (SIS), determine the knowledge these students had of alcohol and alcoholism, and compare the data of the Industrial School with data obtained from selected public high schools in Utah.

Study results revealed a greater percentage of the SIS students had used alcoholic beverages and their first drinking experience occurred at an earlier age than for the high school students. Also, a greater percentage of the SIS students continued drinking after their first drinking experience. The percentage of SIS students having ...


The Life And Contributions Of Lee Hafen To Athletics At Dixie College, Douglas V. Allred May 1968

The Life And Contributions Of Lee Hafen To Athletics At Dixie College, Douglas V. Allred

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Leland Hafen was born in Santa Clara, Utah, in 1895 and after a fine athletic career was signed as an athletic coach at Dixie in the fall of 1926. For the next twenty years Coach Hafen guided the athletic program at Dixie, and for a period of ten years (1926-1936) coached both the high school and college squads. Until 1963 Dixie College and Dixie High School were combined into what was called upper and lower divisions . From 1936 until 1946 Coach Hafen coached only the high school but was the athletic director and taught classes in history to both upper ...


Assessing Achievement On A First-Grade Economics Course Of Study, A. Guy Larkins May 1968

Assessing Achievement On A First-Grade Economics Course Of Study, A. Guy Larkins

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Problem

Despite the surge of interest in economic education in the elementary school in the last two decades, there have been very few attempts to assess the ability of young children to learn economic concepts. In the primary grades, this problem is compounded by the difficulty of measuring knowledge in six and seven year old children.

Objectives

The primary objective of this dissertation was to determine whether first-grade children can learn the basic concepts in Our Working World: Families at Work. Since instruments suitable for assessing achievement on Families at Work were not available when this study was initiated, a ...


Remedial Reading: Evaluation Of A Reading-And-Study Course With Implications For A College Reading Center, Antoine T. Powell May 1968

Remedial Reading: Evaluation Of A Reading-And-Study Course With Implications For A College Reading Center, Antoine T. Powell

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The main purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the method of teaching a "How to Study" class in helping students more adequately meet their reading needs.

Research was conducted to test the reading gains made by students in the program with respect to ability and group size. The results indicate that group size had the greatest effect as to changes in reading behavior.

Instruction was based on diagnosing student needs. It was shown that a significant number of students who decreased in rate of reading, increased in comprehension. The same diagnostic principle was observed for those ...


A Follow-Up Study Of Mound Fort Junior High's Ninth Grade Class Of 1962-63, Helen Heaps May 1968

A Follow-Up Study Of Mound Fort Junior High's Ninth Grade Class Of 1962-63, Helen Heaps

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The intent of this study was to follow up the students of Mound Fort Junior High School's ninth grade class of 1962-63 in order to secure information and facts about members of that class and to answer the following questions: (1) What has happened to the students educationally? (2) What has happened to the students vocationally? (3) How many students have served or are presently serving the armed forces? (4) What is the marital status of each student? (5) How did the high school graduate compare with the dropout in test scores, grade point average, attendance, awareness of counseling ...


Relationships Between Foster Home Placement And Later Acculturation Patterns Of Selected American Indians, Robert Dean Smith May 1968

Relationships Between Foster Home Placement And Later Acculturation Patterns Of Selected American Indians, Robert Dean Smith

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A survey was made of the graduates of an educationally -oriented church-sponsored foster home placement agency . The subjects for the study had been graduated from high schools in Idaho, Arizona, Canada, and throughout Utah. There were 235 students graduated during the period 1954-1967 . The survey of these subjects was made by the use of the mailed questionnaire method. Responses were received from 165 (70 . 21 percent) of the subjects.

The investigator was searching for modal patterns of behavior among the graduates. Some significant trends seem to be emerging in their post-high school activities. Implications for future studies of the culturally ...


An Analysis Of Programs Of Utah Universities And Colleges Preparing Elementary School Teachers For Teaching Social Studies, Jay A. Monson May 1968

An Analysis Of Programs Of Utah Universities And Colleges Preparing Elementary School Teachers For Teaching Social Studies, Jay A. Monson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify elementary teacher education programs within the State of Utah, to describe those parts of each program specifically designed to prepare prospective elementary school teachers for teaching social studies, and to determine the attitudes and opinions of various groups concerning the adequacy of the programs.

This study was of descriptive research design. The subjects were selected to include all prospective 1967 graduates in elementary education in the state of Utah (a total of 603), all 1966-67 first-year elementary school teachers who had graduated from a Utah university or college (a total of 511 ...


A Study Of Aptitudes And Achievement Of Students Confined At The Utah State Industrial School For The Purpose Of Determining Occupational Aptitude Patterns To Be Used As Guidelines For Formulating A Vocational Education Curriculum, James R. Heggen May 1968

A Study Of Aptitudes And Achievement Of Students Confined At The Utah State Industrial School For The Purpose Of Determining Occupational Aptitude Patterns To Be Used As Guidelines For Formulating A Vocational Education Curriculum, James R. Heggen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Aptitude and achievement data of students detained at the Utah State Industrial School were studied in order to establish occupational aptitude patterns to serve as guidelines in the formation of a vocational educational curriculum at the institution.

Based on scores attained on the California Achievement test, the total group sample was found to be retarded 3.7 years in achievement level, compared to norms established by this instrument. Based on the scores attained on the General Aptitude Test Battery, the total group sample was found to be significantly below the norms established by this instrument in aptitudes relating to intelligence ...


An Evaluation Of The Recreation Program At Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Neil J. Andrew May 1968

An Evaluation Of The Recreation Program At Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Neil J. Andrew

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The effectiveness of achieving pre-determined goals by a military recreation department was studied at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. "Evaluation of Community Recreation" was the evaluation tool that was used, It is published by the National Recreation and Parks Association and was validated by the Great Lakes District Program Standards Committee in 1965. This evaluation contains 35 standards of measure involving 125 criteria to determine program effectiveness. These standards are in the general areas of philosophy and goals; administration; personnel; programming; areas, facilities, and equipment; and evaluation of The study indicated a high degree of performance for programming and areas ...


The Father Role As Seen By A Group Of College Student Fathers, Devona Alice Dean Luke May 1968

The Father Role As Seen By A Group Of College Student Fathers, Devona Alice Dean Luke

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Some literature implies the modern father has abdicated his place as head of the family, but little research has been done to examine the role of the father in the modern American family.

Intensive interviews of 18 college student men who each had at least two children showed that these men are very much concerned with fatherhood and participate actively in the rearing of their children. They feel the father has at least as much responsibility for the rearing of their children as the mother, possibly more. They are involved more in some dimensions of parenthood than others. Those fathers ...


The Effect Of An Extended Music Curriculum On The Behavior Of Nursery School Children, Dorothy Ann Miller May 1968

The Effect Of An Extended Music Curriculum On The Behavior Of Nursery School Children, Dorothy Ann Miller

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The free play behavior of two of the Utah State University nursery school groups was observed and recorded according to the time sampling instrument devised to assess the musical activity of children. Twelve group music experiences, in addition to those of the regular curriculum, were presented to the experimental group while the control group received two such experiences.

Sex was found not to be a significant factor in the amount of musical activity; however, girls were slightly more active rhythmically than the boys. The children between 3 years 10 months and 4 years 4 months were the most active musically ...


Comparison Of Attitudes Of Mothers And Fathers Toward Nursery School Education, Pamela Meals May 1968

Comparison Of Attitudes Of Mothers And Fathers Toward Nursery School Education, Pamela Meals

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Attitudes of middle class mothers and fathers toward nursery school education were measured and compared. The subjects were parents of children who attended the Utah State University nursery school. A scale was developed to test parental attitudes. Attitudes toward nursery school education were definitely favorable. Comparison of attitudes expressed by mothers with those expressed by fathers revealed significant differences between the two groups, when the total number of responses of all scale items were considered together.

The total scale included 48 items comprising three subscales, which tested the following parental attitudes toward nursery school education: attitudes concerning a child's ...


Knowledge Of The Effects Of Alcohol And Tobacco And Extent Of Their Use By Utah State University Students, Luell J. Perrett May 1968

Knowledge Of The Effects Of Alcohol And Tobacco And Extent Of Their Use By Utah State University Students, Luell J. Perrett

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Student understanding and use of alcohol and tobacco at Utah State University was studied under the following areas: specific knowledge as it relates to smoking and health and drinking and health, student opinions and attitudes toward smoking and drinking, smoking and drinking experiences, the influence of certain factors on smoking and drinking status, and source and credibility of tobacco and alcohol information.

Thirteen hundred seventy-eight students were sampled with the use of a questionnaire. It included 567 freshmen, 274 sophomores, 345 juniors, and 192 seniors. The sample covered each of the eight colleges at the University.

It was found that ...


Student Understanding And Use Of Tobacco In Box Elder Senior And Junior High Schools, Douglas M. Stoker May 1968

Student Understanding And Use Of Tobacco In Box Elder Senior And Junior High Schools, Douglas M. Stoker

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Student. understanding and use of tobacco was studied under the following specific areas: specific knowledge as it relates to smoking and health; student opinions and attitudes toward smoking; smoking experience; and the influence of certain factors on smoking status.

About 1155 students were sampled with the use of a questionnaire. It was found that there was no significant difference in the scores of boys and girls. The senior high students were better informed than the ninth grade or junior high students.

The majority (81 percent) of all students surveyed were of the opinion that the pleasure derived from smoking was ...


Relationships Between Foster Home Placement And Later Acculturation Patterns Of Selected American Indians, Robert Dean Smith May 1968

Relationships Between Foster Home Placement And Later Acculturation Patterns Of Selected American Indians, Robert Dean Smith

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A survey was made of the graduates of an educationally-oriented church-sponsored foster home placement agency. The subjects for the study had been graduated from high schools in Idaho, Arizona, Canada, and throughout Utah. There were 235 students graduated during the period 1954-1967. The survey of these subjects was made by the use of the mailed questionnaire method. Responses were received from 165 (70.21 percent) of the subjects.

The investigator was searching for modal patterns of behavior among the graduates. Some significant trends seem to be emerging in their post-high school activities. Implications for future studies of the culturally disadvantaged ...


Student Achievement Effort As Related To Achievement And Self Concept, Michael Lynn Maughan May 1968

Student Achievement Effort As Related To Achievement And Self Concept, Michael Lynn Maughan

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to investigate more completely the variable of achievement effort (effort in school) as related to self rating, teacher rating, student self concept, actual achievement, and sex differences.

A group of 198 sixth grade students were used as the experimental subjects. Five sets of data were obtained on the students: (a) students' self ratings on an achievement effort rating scale, (b) teachers' ratings of their students on the same achievement effort rating scale, (c) students' scores on a self concept scale, (d) students' performances on an achievement test, and (e) students' performances on an intelligence test. Partial ...


A Pilot Study To Determine The Characteristics And Acceptance Of A Mobile Office Education Classroom To Serve Small High Schools In Utah, Arlyn N. Anderson May 1968

A Pilot Study To Determine The Characteristics And Acceptance Of A Mobile Office Education Classroom To Serve Small High Schools In Utah, Arlyn N. Anderson

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

For many years the office practice curriculums in the small high schools in Utah have been incomplete. Small high schools generally do not offer the same opportunities for learning as larger high schools due to the lack of funds, a smaller student body, and a shortage of trained personnel. Their distance from larger metropolitan areas where office opportunities are more readily available has made it economically unsound to offer such training programs and facilities. Often, students do not receive adequate training to prepare them for entry level jobs upon graduation from high school.

Students graduating from small high schools must ...


A Study To Determine The Attitudes Of Master's Degree Recipients In Elementary Education Toward Courses In The Required Program At Utah State University, Clifford Russell May 1968

A Study To Determine The Attitudes Of Master's Degree Recipients In Elementary Education Toward Courses In The Required Program At Utah State University, Clifford Russell

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

It was believed by this writer that it would be impossible to establish a degree program which would fulfill the needs of and satisfy all students. For this reason; it was impossible to objectively evaluate the effectiveness of the requirements for a Master's degree. However; it seemed that the opinions of recent degree recipients would provide a primary source of information for evaluating the relative merits of required courses and experiences. The Dean of the College of Education at Utah State University indicated that this important source of information about the Master's degree program in elementary education had ...


A Survey To Determine The Potential Training Stations Available For Distributive Education Students In Logan, Utah, Bruce E. Lind May 1968

A Survey To Determine The Potential Training Stations Available For Distributive Education Students In Logan, Utah, Bruce E. Lind

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

All youth need to develop salable skills and those understandings and attitudes that make the worker an intelligent and productive participant in economic life. To this end , most youth need supervised work experience as well as education in the skills and knowledge of their occupations.

Education is considered by many philosophers to be the vehicle through which society achieves the goals it believes to be significant. The cooperative distributive education program is one of the vehicles that educators have created.

The first statement points out the need for supervised work experience as a part of America's educational program. The ...