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My Life's In Shambles: Examining Interpersonal Relationships As A Moderating Factor In Reducing Post-Graduate Stress, Iniki Franklin May 2018

My Life's In Shambles: Examining Interpersonal Relationships As A Moderating Factor In Reducing Post-Graduate Stress, Iniki Franklin

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

This study examines whether interpersonal relationships serve as a moderating factor in reducing post-graduate stress. A researcher developed survey was used to gather data and examined three areas: interpersonal support, perceived stress, and self-optimism. Interpersonal support encompassed familial and peer relationships. Perceived stress encompassed anxiety and depression symptomologies. Self-confidence encompassed graduates’ individuation and optimism levels regarding major life tasks after commencement. Perceived stress and self-confidence levels were also used to identify how interpersonal relationships impacted graduates’ interpretation of stress. Further analysis of the study also examined whether interpersonal support impacted perceived stress and self-confidence across various racial groups. Findings of ...


Utilization Of Mental Health Services Amongst African-American Women, Amber M. Brown May 2017

Utilization Of Mental Health Services Amongst African-American Women, Amber M. Brown

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

This thesis examines mental health utilization amongst African-American women. The study specifically investigated the factors that may predict help seeking behaviors: depression, stigma, African acculturation, mistrust, and religious commitment. The study also examined the role demographics has on African-American women utilizing mental health services. The study examined the following demographics, income, age, marital status, and education status. The sample size consisted 40 African American women, with ages ranging from 18 to 65. The results indicated that age and depression may impact African-American women seeking mental health services. The results showed that stigma, African acculturation, mistrust, religious commitment, income, marital status ...


A Study Of Mentors' Perception And Level Of Satisfaction With Elements Of Effective Practices Within Girl Mentoring Programs, Gabrielle Starr May 2017

A Study Of Mentors' Perception And Level Of Satisfaction With Elements Of Effective Practices Within Girl Mentoring Programs, Gabrielle Starr

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

This study examines mentors’ perspective and level of satisfaction with the elements of effective practices among girl mentoring programs in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. The sample consisted of mentors who served at-risk girls. The variables analyzed included the following: recruitment, screening, training, matching, monitoring, support, and closure. Explanatory design was used to generate the study and the purposive and snowball sampling was utilized to gather the analysis. A total of 125 respondents participated in the study. The conclusions drawn from the findings suggest that mentors are overall satisfied with their experience with mentoring girls. Among the best practice elements the screening ...


Spiritual Counseling For Male College Students Using Embodied Conversational Agents, Kinnis Gosha, John Porter Iii, David Cherry, Chinasu Ordu, Jennifer Horace Jan 2014

Spiritual Counseling For Male College Students Using Embodied Conversational Agents, Kinnis Gosha, John Porter Iii, David Cherry, Chinasu Ordu, Jennifer Horace

Morehouse Faculty Publications

This study seeks to construct an embodied conversational agent (ECA) to aid college campus counseling centers. Spiritual guidance content was chosen due to the access of content and familiarity to the subjects. An ECA was created and populated with content from a non-denominational church local to the institution where the initial study was conducted. A questionnaire was disbursed to two groups of college students to collect initial feedback on the usability of the ECA. A small sample size (N = 40) was used due to the access of participants and early stage of the research. Results from the study showed positive ...


A Survey Of Memory Techniques Utilized By A Select Group Of Graduate Students To Achieve High Scholastic Scores, Dedra L. Prince Jul 1993

A Survey Of Memory Techniques Utilized By A Select Group Of Graduate Students To Achieve High Scholastic Scores, Dedra L. Prince

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This study examines the type of memory techniques a selected group of graduate students used to achieve high scholastic scores. This researcher utilized the survey design to acquire the data relevant to this study. This design allowed this researcher to obtain the subjects’ opinions about their memory techniques. Consequently, this study found that more subjects utilized a combination of techniques to achieve high scholastic scores. Moreover, the literature presented in this study supports the importance and usefulness of memory techniques in feasibly reaching optimal scholastic achievement.


A Survey Of Radical Identity Levels In African-American Counselor-Trainees: Implications For Counseling, Joanne T. Tillman May 1992

A Survey Of Radical Identity Levels In African-American Counselor-Trainees: Implications For Counseling, Joanne T. Tillman

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

It has been suggested that personal unresolved racial identity conflicts among African-American counselor trainees may negatively influence potential counseling situations involving African-American clients. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine racial identity levels of AfricanAmerican counselor trainees enrolled in a predominantly Black university in Atlanta, Georgia. The sample consisted of 18 males and 46 female graduate counseling students. The Social Attitude Scale (SAS) was utilized for this study to measure hierarchial levels of the Negro-to-Black conversion process. Results obtained from frequency analysis, indicated that most survey respondents appeared to be operating at the lowest level of the Negro-to-Black ...


Household Adults' Attitudinal Perceptions Toward The Homeless In Atlanta, Georgia, Alvin Tyrone Simpson May 1991

Household Adults' Attitudinal Perceptions Toward The Homeless In Atlanta, Georgia, Alvin Tyrone Simpson

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of household adults toward the homeless in a survey of residential subscribers to a major random digit telephone utility in the City of Atlanta, Georgia. The survey form for data collection used a Likert-type and thermometer-type instrument which was developed by the principal investigator and a panel of social scientists. Four dimensions were measured for the study: Attitudes, Cognitive, Sympathy, and Anomie.

The findings have revealed that, although most of the respondents in the study's sample (N=504) perceive homelessness to be a serious problem, the poor state of ...


The Effects Of A Structured Group Experience On The Life Satisfaction And Subsequent Adjustment Of Functional Elderly Persons In A Nursing Home Setting, Elzo Parnell Dec 1988

The Effects Of A Structured Group Experience On The Life Satisfaction And Subsequent Adjustment Of Functional Elderly Persons In A Nursing Home Setting, Elzo Parnell

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a structured group experience (focusing on cognitive reprogramming) on the life satisfaction and subsequent adjustment of functional elderly persons residing in a nursing home. The study was designed to change the negative attitudes of participants towards themselves as elderly and to facilitate their adjustment to institutionalization. We are living in an aging society where increasing numbers of elderly people will spend their final years in a nursing home. The results of this study should be of significance to personnel employed in nursing homes, i.e., social workers, counselors, nurses ...


A Study Of The Effects Of Training In Empathy And Meditation Upon The Empathy And Esp Scores Of Undergraduate Subjects, Gwendolyn Johnston Roquemore Aug 1980

A Study Of The Effects Of Training In Empathy And Meditation Upon The Empathy And Esp Scores Of Undergraduate Subjects, Gwendolyn Johnston Roquemore

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The problem involved in this study was to determine the effects of two different training modalities upon the empathic skills of 42 undergraduate college students who had selected some helping profession as a career goal. An experimental design was developed wherein the 42 subjects were randomly assigned to two experimental groups and a control group. One experimental group was given 16 hours of didactic instructions in empathy skills, the other experimental group was subjected to 16 hours of training in meditation. The control group participated in music listening activities during the training period. Post-test empathy scores for the two experimental ...


Factors Influencing Theological Students To Enter The Ministry, Senono E. Shields Jul 1964

Factors Influencing Theological Students To Enter The Ministry, Senono E. Shields

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.