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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 ...


Factors Affecting Student Motivation And Achievement In Science In Selected Middle School Eighth Grade Classes, Naomi J. Bullock May 2017

Factors Affecting Student Motivation And Achievement In Science In Selected Middle School Eighth Grade Classes, Naomi J. Bullock

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

This study examines factors that affect student motivation and achievement in the middle school eighth grade science classroom, including, teacher-student relationships, student-peer relationships, teacher expectations in science, student preference of instructional delivery (labs vs. lecture), teacher demographics (experience at local school, professional experience, qualifications, age range), and student perceptions of teacher expectations in science. One hundred fifty survey participants were used in this quantitative study which included an analysis of the independent variables affecting student motivation and academic achievement. The findings of this study determined that there is a statistically significant relationship between student motivation and student perceptions of teacher ...


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 ...


An Investigation Of The Correlation Between Total Sat Test Scores And Baccalaureate Grade Point Averages Of Students For The 1995-1997 Academic Years, Jennifer Y. Ware May 1998

An Investigation Of The Correlation Between Total Sat Test Scores And Baccalaureate Grade Point Averages Of Students For The 1995-1997 Academic Years, Jennifer Y. Ware

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between three groups of students' total SAT Test scores and their baccalaureate grade-point averages. The population consisted of baccalaureate African-American students for the academic years of 1995-1998. Their chronological ages ranged from 18-22. A fairly representative sample was drawn from each ofthese classes. The sizes ofthe sample were 10, 16,24, respectively. The research method was historical utilizating the Spearman Rank-Difference method of correlation, because it seemed to be appropriate for the study. Correlation coefficients were derived, between the total SAT Test scores submitted with applications for admission and the ...


Provisions Of Public Law 94-142 As Perceived By Selected School Administrators And Parents: An Asset Or A Liability For The Administrator, Carmen Fernando Wilson Smith-Chandler Jun 1987

Provisions Of Public Law 94-142 As Perceived By Selected School Administrators And Parents: An Asset Or A Liability For The Administrator, Carmen Fernando Wilson Smith-Chandler

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

Purpose

A study of the literature revealed that ·one of the challenges of urban education is the nurturing and reeducating of parents and school administrators dealing with handicapped students as was mandated by the legislature, which was passed by the United States Congress and signed into effect by Gerald Ford ·on November 19, 1975. This is called Public Law 94-142, which ensured "free and appropriate" education for. all handicapped students and their: parents in our; educational system, but limits itself to the rights of the administrator. As it stands, parents, guardians, surrogates, parent advocates and school administrators are abreast of ...