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A Comparative Study Of Student And Faculty Morale Determinants And Relationships In Southern Baptist Institutions Of Higher Education, Jack Elliotte Brown Jr. Dec 1981

A Comparative Study Of Student And Faculty Morale Determinants And Relationships In Southern Baptist Institutions Of Higher Education, Jack Elliotte Brown Jr.

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The purpose of this study was to identify morale determinants and then to determine the extent of morale relationships and similarities among various categories of students and between students and faculty members in Southern Baptist institutions of higher education.

The study was conducted with randomly selected students and faculty members from four Southern Baptist institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Two similar research instruments were used to collect data from 230 of 300 students and from 50 of 60 faculty members.

Selected morale studies of the 50's, 60's and 70's were studied in the ...


Predicting Success In Business Data Processing For Students Enrolling In A College Data Processing Program, Stuart James Travis Dec 1981

Predicting Success In Business Data Processing For Students Enrolling In A College Data Processing Program, Stuart James Travis

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The purpose of this investigation was to develop a method for predicting success of students in a B.S. data processing program and data career success in data processing for those graduates.

Data were collected from Ferris State College records for high school rank, SCAT verbal and quantitative scores, all college GPA, data processing GPA, English GPA and sex. An instrument was developed to collect data from graduates' supervisors to measure career success. Multiple regression and correlation analysis, t-test for independent means and the chi square test for independence were employed. The sample population consisted of 271 students who enrolled ...


The Public Financing Of Higher Education In Nigeria, Gabriel O. Taylor Dec 1981

The Public Financing Of Higher Education In Nigeria, Gabriel O. Taylor

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This was a historical study of the status of public financing of higher education in Nigeria. Primary data sources included published documents such as the Nigerian Constitution, Budget Estimates of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Reports of the National Universities Commissions, Federal Government Statistical Reports, Reports of the Central Bank of Nigeria, United Nations' Statistical Yearbook, the Commonwealth Year Book, reports of some other government agencies, and educational and financial journals. Three key individuals who have had wide experiences in matters related to higher education finances were interviewed.

The collected data were categorized according to the research questions to which ...


A Study Of Financially Supportive And Financially Nonsupportive Alumni Of Los Angeles Baptist College, Richard Steven Koole Dec 1981

A Study Of Financially Supportive And Financially Nonsupportive Alumni Of Los Angeles Baptist College, Richard Steven Koole

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The purpose of this study was to determine which variables (alumni characteristics) may influence the giving pattern of alumni to their alma mater. With American colleges facing a continuing need for funds, a clear understanding of factors which may influence alumni giving is vital.

A questionnaire was mailed to all of the alumni of Los Angeles Baptist College. After receiving responses from 54% of the alumni contacted, the data were analyzed to determine whether certain alumni characteristics affected whether an alumnus was a donor or nondonor. The 28 alumni characteristics studied were divided into five categories: (a) academic achievement, (b ...


A Model For Inservice Professional Development Of Educational Administrators, Rofithah Hashim Dec 1981

A Model For Inservice Professional Development Of Educational Administrators, Rofithah Hashim

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The factor most influential in the decision to undertake this developmental study was a directive received from the Director General of Education, Ministry of Education, Malaysia. The second factor was the perception that the obsolescence of previously learned skills and understandings dictates a need for a systematic, comprehensive, and task-oriented inservice professional development of educational administrators within the contemporary system.

The purposes of this study were twofold. The first was to develop a model and the second was to propose a set of task descriptions appropriate and necessary for implementing the model.

The model developed has three crucial stages, i ...


A Model For The Training Of School Councils In South Australia, Kevin R. Griffiths Dec 1981

A Model For The Training Of School Councils In South Australia, Kevin R. Griffiths

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A needs statement was developed that stressed the need for improvement in the effectiveness of advisory councils, both in the U.S. and South Australia. The purposes of the study were to develop and validate two models, one depicting current U.S. advisory council training and non-training practices, and the other a model for the training of school councils in South Australia.

A review of the literature on group functioning and a review of the research on advisory council effectiveness, together with a review of U.S. advisory council training and non-training practices and the writer's knowledge of the ...


The Development Of Instructional Materials To Facilitate The Interaction Of Handicapped And Nonhandicapped Third Grade Students In Selected Parochial Schools, James Nicholas Gonwa Dec 1981

The Development Of Instructional Materials To Facilitate The Interaction Of Handicapped And Nonhandicapped Third Grade Students In Selected Parochial Schools, James Nicholas Gonwa

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This study focused on the development and use of instructional materials for teaching handicap awareness to elementary third grade children. The purposes of the study were (1) to determine if there is a need for instructional materials to teach handicap awareness, (2) to determine how teachers and experts would use instructional materials, (3) to determine the opinions of teachers and experts about the Handicap Awareness Series developed in this study and (4) to determine the opinions of children about the Handicap Awareness Series. The materials developed in this study were evaluated as an instructional method which could be used to ...


A Study Of Job Satisfaction Of The Elementary School Secretary, John Raymond Chirco Dec 1981

A Study Of Job Satisfaction Of The Elementary School Secretary, John Raymond Chirco

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The importance of the role of the elementary school secretary was established along with the findings that job satisfaction may be related to job performance. It was also pointed out that the relationship between job satisfaction and the independent variables that may be related to or influence it have not been identified. This led to the problem of how job satisfaction may be improved and therefore possibly increase performance. Thus, the purpose of this study was to identify those independent variables that may be related to job satisfaction.

Literature regarding job satisfaction varied greatly and was very scarce in terms ...


A Comparative Analysis Of The Skills And Satisfaction Of Teenagers Taught Decision-Making Models, John T. Chapman Aug 1981

A Comparative Analysis Of The Skills And Satisfaction Of Teenagers Taught Decision-Making Models, John T. Chapman

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This study was designed to measure the effectiveness of two generic types of decision-making models currently used to teach high school students decision-making.

Models that were used in this study were a deductive and an inductive model. Deductive decision-making is the philosophical process, that is a generalization of personal values to specific choice items. Induction is the scientific process; students consider a series of specific items and generalize a decision from the examinations.

Effectiveness in this study was defined as the process skills and student satisfaction with the methods. Individual student differences that were considered in the study were grades ...


Development And Validation Of A Model For Retaining Pregnant Adolescents And School-Age Parents In The Jamaican School System, D. Deloris Brissett Aug 1981

Development And Validation Of A Model For Retaining Pregnant Adolescents And School-Age Parents In The Jamaican School System, D. Deloris Brissett

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The purpose of the study was to develop and validate a model to retain adolescent child-bearers in the Jamaican school system. More specifically, the study was concerned with retaining pregnant students and adolescent parents in Jamaican secondary schools.

The analytical bases of the model were: (1) A review of the literature in adolescent child-bearing in Jamaica and the United States. (2) A survey of programmes which currently deliver comprehensive services to pregnant students and adolescent parents in Michigan. Five programmes were surveyed. (3) Validation by a panel of Jamaican professionals.

The review of the relevant literature and the programme survey ...


A Cross-Cultural Study Of Selected Leadership Principles, Reza Assadi Aug 1981

A Cross-Cultural Study Of Selected Leadership Principles, Reza Assadi

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The intention of this study was to investigate whether leadership principles formulated by experts in the United States were applicable cross-culturally in extant leadership practices in Iran.

This study was designed to compare the attitudes of samples of American and Iranian graduate Engineering students from four state universities in Michigan— Western Michigan University, Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and.the University of Michigan— toward some selected U.S.-based leadership principles pertaining to the leaders' use of authority, influence, and power. Specific comparisons were made between the two groups of graduate students majoring in Engineering in terms of their ...


Self-Esteem And Altruism Perceived As Motivational Factors For Alumni Giving, And Their Relationships To Various Donor Characteristics, Gerald Leonard Anderson Aug 1981

Self-Esteem And Altruism Perceived As Motivational Factors For Alumni Giving, And Their Relationships To Various Donor Characteristics, Gerald Leonard Anderson

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The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between alumni donor characteristics and self-esteem and altruism with the assumption that donor self-esteem and altruism are related to alumni giving behavior. Eight donor characteristics perceived to represent a cross-section of donor characteristics having a direct or indirect relationship to either self-esteem, altruism, or both, in regard to philanthropy, were selected for study. Self-esteem and altruism were selected because they are perceived to represent factors that are paramount in motivation for giving.

A survey instrument consisting of two sections was developed. Section one provided information regarding donor characteristics which included gender ...


An Empirical Study Of The Equipercentile Assumption As A No-Treatment Expectation In Title I Evaluations, Alan C. Nowakowski Aug 1981

An Empirical Study Of The Equipercentile Assumption As A No-Treatment Expectation In Title I Evaluations, Alan C. Nowakowski

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The focus of this study was the tenability of the underlying assumption of Model A, the norm-referenced model, of the Title I Evaluation and Reporting System (TIERS). Model A estimates the no-treatment expectation from normative data. The assumption made by the Model is that, in the absence of special treatment, student groups maintain a constant percentile position in relation to national norms.

The study examined the extent to which student groups maintain a constant percentile position over a six month period. The study used a sizable representative student subsample of the standardization group for the 1978 Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT ...


An Analysis Of Perceptions Of Michigan Superintendents, Principals, And Teachers In Regard To Present Versus Preferred Teacher Evaluation Systems, Joann A. Noonan Aug 1981

An Analysis Of Perceptions Of Michigan Superintendents, Principals, And Teachers In Regard To Present Versus Preferred Teacher Evaluation Systems, Joann A. Noonan

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The objectives of this study were to examine the present process of performance appraisal used in Michigan as well as to determine if the participants in that process see any need for change. If change was desired this study sought to determine what direction that change should take. A review of the literature established a background which implied a general pervasive dissatisfaction with the present process and a need for change as well as several directions that change might take. The review of the literature also established a possible link between personnel development within the school setting and that of ...


Psychophysics Of Reinforcement Delay, Larry A. Morse Aug 1981

Psychophysics Of Reinforcement Delay, Larry A. Morse

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Various models have been used to describe the nature of the relation between reinforcement delay and relative response rate. Delay has been incorporated as one aspect of reinforcement within the matching law which states that the relative response rates in concurrent schedules will equal the relative immediacy of the reinforcement. A variation of matching applicable in concurrent-chain schedules states that the relative rates of responding in the initial links will match the relative reduction in the average delay to reinforcement correlated with the entry to each terminal link. The momentary maximizing position states that the molar matching relation is a ...


The Evaluation Of Beginning Therapist Effectiveness Using Karon's Thematic Apperception Test Pathogenesis Index: A Psychological Approach, Catherine Rae Miller Aug 1981

The Evaluation Of Beginning Therapist Effectiveness Using Karon's Thematic Apperception Test Pathogenesis Index: A Psychological Approach, Catherine Rae Miller

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The purpose of this study was to determine the applicability of Karon's Pathogenesis Index as a selection measure for persons entering graduate programs in the mental health field. The fundamental problem generating the research was the need for such selection indicators because of the present inadequacy of personality measures which adequately discriminate between those who have the capacity to become competent therapists and those who do not.

Analysis of the literature revealed many attempts to delineate those characteristics which defined a competent therapist. However, the results were mixed. Only one study VandenBos and Karon (1971) clearly identified a personality ...


A Descriptive Study Of In-Service Training Programming For Correctional Officers In County Jails In The State Of Michigan, Deborah S. Karns Aug 1981

A Descriptive Study Of In-Service Training Programming For Correctional Officers In County Jails In The State Of Michigan, Deborah S. Karns

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Social trends towards accountability have motivated correctional facilities to improve the professionalism of their staff. This study investigated in-service training of correctional officers as an avenue to improve professionalism in the correctional facility. The study was concerned with only the county jails of the state of Michigan.

Three investigatory areas were developed to research training in Michigan county jails. These areas included a review of the existing literature, a review of Michigan county jail training programs, and a survey of Michigan sheriffs concerning their existing training programs (descriptive theory) and what they perceived should be incorporated into training (normative theory ...


Comparative Ratings Of Printed Nutrition Materials Developed By Industry And Government Producers, Cheryl L. Holmes Aug 1981

Comparative Ratings Of Printed Nutrition Materials Developed By Industry And Government Producers, Cheryl L. Holmes

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The question as to the appropriateness of using materials developed by industry in the nation's classrooms has been raised by educators for many years. Some educators have urged that the use of these sponsored materials be banned totally as teaching tools in the schools; others have indicated that these sponsored materials provide an excellent alternative to textbooks, and are often more current than textbooks when the content is controversial or the subject is one for which new information is often available.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of selected supplemental, printed nutrition education materials developed ...


A Study Of Needed Competencies For The Position Of Principal In The Guam Public Schools, Jose Quinene Cruz Aug 1981

A Study Of Needed Competencies For The Position Of Principal In The Guam Public Schools, Jose Quinene Cruz

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The purpose of this study was to examine differences in perceptions between various educators regarding needed competencies for the position of principal in Guam. The study was undertaken because of the relative lack of empirical data in Guam regarding competencies for education administrator positions. In addition, there appeared to be a need to examine the perceptions of others on competencies for the principalship outside of those included by Holder in 1962.

The research population consisted of 1,105 educators of the Guam school system. All the 34 principals, 16 assistant principals, and 14 administrators and 18 consultants of the central ...


Attitudes Of Administrators, School Board Members, And Teachers Relating To Labor Peace, Larry Eldon Engel Aug 1981

Attitudes Of Administrators, School Board Members, And Teachers Relating To Labor Peace, Larry Eldon Engel

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The purpose of this investigation was to provide evidence for the proposition that when positive attitudes exist between the parties of the collective bargaining process labor peace exists.

Data were generated using the Walton and McKersie Attitude Structuring Model. The instrument used was a questionnaire prepared by Crandall (1976). Two-way ANOVA techniques were employed. Districts were designated by type of labor peace using criteria adopted from the Golden Studies of 1955. The sample population consisted of 30 school districts with 153 administrators, teachers, and board members responding to the instrument.

It was found that there were no interaction effects for ...


An Investigation Of The Relationships Between Various Institutional Variables And Compliance With Title Ix In Intercollegiate Athletics, Richard C. Cadigan Apr 1981

An Investigation Of The Relationships Between Various Institutional Variables And Compliance With Title Ix In Intercollegiate Athletics, Richard C. Cadigan

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No abstract provided.


Key Predictors Of Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes Among Clients With Psychiatric Disturbance, William Douglas Brooks Apr 1981

Key Predictors Of Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes Among Clients With Psychiatric Disturbance, William Douglas Brooks

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It was the purpose of this study to investigate demographic and treatment/training, services provided variables which predict rehabilitation outcomes among clients with psychiatric disturbance. A population of 166 clients representing a "Mental Health" caseload for Fiscal Years 1977, 1978, and 1979 from the Kalamazoo, Michigan Bureau of Rehabilitation District office were studied. The population consisted of three sub-groups of psychotic, neurotic, and character disordered subjects.

A total of twenty demographic and eleven treatment/training independent variables were subjected to correlational and Step-Wise Regression methods of analyses with closure status (Status 26 and Status 28) used as the criterion.

Three ...


Goals And Objectives For Teaching Science In The Junior High Schools Of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Gary W. Wester Apr 1981

Goals And Objectives For Teaching Science In The Junior High Schools Of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Gary W. Wester

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The purpose of this research study was to determine the similarities and disparities among the expected learning outcomes of three sets of performance objectives for science education: (1) the teacher-written science objectives of the Goals-Objectives-Test (GOT) Program for the seventh, eight, and ninth grades in the Kalamazoo Public School System; (2) the objectives prepared by the Department of Research and Development of the Kalamazoo Public School System from test items on Test 8: Science of the Metropolitan Achievement Tests (MAT) - Advanced Forms; and (3) the science objectives of the Michigan Department of Education (MDOE) for grades 7-9.

The methodology used ...


The Relationship Between Interpersonal Perception And Locus Of Control, Richard G. Smith Apr 1981

The Relationship Between Interpersonal Perception And Locus Of Control, Richard G. Smith

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The purpose of this research was to clarify the relationship between interpersonal perception and locus of control. Interpersonal perception refers to the process of understanding internal states of other human beings. Locus of control refers to the belief in the nature of causality of reinforcement. Viewed theoretically as a continuum, individuals at one end, labeled internals, believe that the reinforcement they receive in life is the direct result of their own behavior. Conversely, individuals at the opposite end of the continuum, labeled externals, believe that the reinforcement they receive in life is the result of fate, luck, or powerful others ...


A Descriptive Study Of Special Programs For Minority Students In Public Four Year Higher Education Institutions Within The State Of Michigan, Richard Redden Apr 1981

A Descriptive Study Of Special Programs For Minority Students In Public Four Year Higher Education Institutions Within The State Of Michigan, Richard Redden

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The purpose of this study was to identify problems and issues facing special programs specifically for minority students in public four year higher education institutions within the state of Michigan and to describe any relationships existing between the number of problems and issues they face and the variables of (1)recruitment ability, (2)admission ability, and (3)organizational position within the institutions.

A developmental purpose of this study was to propose an up-to-date compendium covering all of the special programs currently operating within public four year higher education institutions within Michigan. This by-product will be shared not only with study ...