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A Study Of Select Factors That Influence The Perceptions Of School Social Workers' Levels Of Satisfaction With Their Professional Practice, Cynthia Simmons Turner Aug 2018

A Study Of Select Factors That Influence The Perceptions Of School Social Workers' Levels Of Satisfaction With Their Professional Practice, Cynthia Simmons Turner

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

The purpose of this study was to ascertain the perception of school social workers’ levels of satisfaction and ways it is impacted by one or more of the following factors: the level of decision making, workload management, professional development, collaboration, and advocacy. Specifically, this study sought to determine if school social workers are satisfied with their roles in the school system and daily practice. The 130 participants of the study were district presidents who reached out to all Georgia school social workers and members of the state’s School Social Workers Association (SSWAG) which is the state’s charter of ...


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 ...


The Impact Of Social Media Sites On Muslim Adolescents, Ghadah Bin Humaid May 2018

The Impact Of Social Media Sites On Muslim Adolescents, Ghadah Bin Humaid

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

This study will examine the online behaviors of two samples of adolescents, ages 12-19, who identify as Muslim. One sample will come from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Atlanta, Georgia and complete a 27-item questionnaire. The researcher will investigate how both samples utilize social media and if they are more or less inclined to showcase socially aggressive behavior and political activism as a result.


A Study Of The Relationship Between School Support, Family Support, Community Support, And Postsecondary Education Among Former Teen Mothers In North Carolina, Sibrenna George May 2018

A Study Of The Relationship Between School Support, Family Support, Community Support, And Postsecondary Education Among Former Teen Mothers In North Carolina, Sibrenna George

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

This study examines the relationship between school support, family support, community support, teen parenting programs and postsecondary education among teen mothers in North Carolina. The sample consisted of 212 participants who became teen mothers between the ages of 13-19 and have since attained postsecondary education. The variables used for the study included the following: school support, family support, community support, teen parenting programs, resilience, and mentoring. The research employed a 33-item, five-point Likert scale questionnaire. Explanatory design was utilized to create the study. Purposive and snowball sampling was utilized to gather the data. The findings of the study, overall, indicates ...


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 ...


A Study Examining The Impact Of Childhood Bullying And The Development Of Anxiety Disorders, Shenia A. Everett May 2017

A Study Examining The Impact Of Childhood Bullying And The Development Of Anxiety Disorders, Shenia A. Everett

Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work Conceptual Papers

Bullying is the cause of lifelong emotional and psychological challenges from childhood to adulthood. However, many in our society view bullying as a normal part of childhood, when in fact the impact of bullying is parallel to the effects of post traumatic stress disorders of soldiers who have participated in war. Finding ways to mitigate the adverse effects of bullying during adolescence may reduce the development of disorders relating to anxiety for adults. The purpose of this study was to examine the direct correlation between students who are bullied and their risk of developing an anxiety disorder, Data was gathered ...


Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library Mar 2017

Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta University Center Faculty Scholarship Bibliographies

On February 28, 2006, the Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Library Advisory Council hosted an exhibit and reception to celebrate the scholarly publications of Atlanta University Center faculty. As a complement to that event, the Robert W. Woodruff Library developed the publication, Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Brief Bibliography, which highlights selected scholarly and research contributions of the Atlanta University Center faculty.

The bibliography illustrates the richness of faculty contributions within each institution and across the Atlanta University Center community. The celebration has become an annual event and this compilation represents the next phase of a living document ...


Parental Involvement In Twenty-First Century Schools And The Implications Of The Changing Family Structure: Recommendations For Leaders, Anetta Rena Smith May 2016

Parental Involvement In Twenty-First Century Schools And The Implications Of The Changing Family Structure: Recommendations For Leaders, Anetta Rena Smith

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

The purpose of this mixed-methods study is to identify major factors that directly

affect parental involvement in 21st century schools. This study examined several

elements of parental involvement. It calculated the idea of the changing family

context and parental involvement, technology and parental involvement, the impact

of Cultural Capital and parental involvement, the impact of the Academic Parent

Teacher Teams program and parental involvement, and parents’ demographics

and parental involvement. Data gathered to inform the research were derived from

parent surveys and teachers and administrators interviews. The research

examined the relationship between the parental involvement and parents’

perception of the ...


Factors For Educational Leaders To Consider That May Affect Teacher And Parent Perceptions Of The Academic Achievement Of Eight Grade African-American Male Students, Toma Z. Redmon May 2016

Factors For Educational Leaders To Consider That May Affect Teacher And Parent Perceptions Of The Academic Achievement Of Eight Grade African-American Male Students, Toma Z. Redmon

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

The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the factors that may affect teacher and parent perception of the academic achievement of eighth grade African- American male students. The independent variables were socioeconomic status, family structure, perceived self-esteem, peer affiliations, extracurricular activities, and student behavior. The dependent variable was student achievement. The qualitative case study method was specifically selected for this study to examine the similarities and differences of two groups of African-American male students. This study collected data and offered strategies and recommendations for school and district-level leadership to identify and better support African-American male students.

The study ...


A Time For Change: An Examination Of A Historically Black College Or University (Hbcu) And Its Efforts To Globalize And Acculturate International Students Into Campus Life, Stephanie L. Mcrae May 2016

A Time For Change: An Examination Of A Historically Black College Or University (Hbcu) And Its Efforts To Globalize And Acculturate International Students Into Campus Life, Stephanie L. Mcrae

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

This study took place at a historically black college or university (HBCU) in the southeastern region of the United States. The participants were two administrators who worked directly with international students, 11 international graduate students, and seven international undergraduate students. Grounded theory was used to analyze the data because this theory is built upon information gathering which can lead to the emergence of concepts or themes.

The purpose of this study was to examine the institutional efforts of a HBCU to retain international students. The study collected qualitative data to analyze international students’ social integration and acculturation to HBCU culture ...


A Study Of The Relationship Between Customer Service And Student Satisfaction At A Historically Black College And University (Hbcu), Patti Hammonds-Greene May 2016

A Study Of The Relationship Between Customer Service And Student Satisfaction At A Historically Black College And University (Hbcu), Patti Hammonds-Greene

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

This study examined the relationship between customer service and student satisfaction at a historically black college and university. Student satisfaction was measured by student engagement, student recruitment, and student retention. Participants of the study were comprised of 485 undergraduate and graduate students from a historically black college and university, and they were selected utilizing non-probability convenience sampling among the target population. The findings of the study indicated that there was a statistically significant relationship between customer service and student satisfaction, customer service and student engagement, and customer service and student retention. There was no statistically significant relationship between customer service ...


A Study Of The Relationship Between The 2005 Education Reform, Hurricane Katrina, And The Development Of Charter Schools In New Orleans, Louisiana, Janice Chube Moore May 2016

A Study Of The Relationship Between The 2005 Education Reform, Hurricane Katrina, And The Development Of Charter Schools In New Orleans, Louisiana, Janice Chube Moore

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

This study examines the relationship between the 2005 education reform, Hurricane Katrina, and the development of charter schools in New Orleans, Louisiana. The education reforms were established in November 2005, three months after the storm, with the enactment of the Louisiana Recovery School District Law, Act No. 35, First Extraordinary Session, 2005, House Bill No.121. The study answered three questions pertaining to the variables that follow: the relationship between the 2005 education reform and Hurricane Katrina, the relationship between the 2005 education reform and the development of charter schools, and the relationship between Hurricane Katrina and the development of ...


Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library Mar 2016

Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta University Center Faculty Scholarship Bibliographies

On February 28, 2006, the Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Library Advisory Council hosted an exhibit and reception to celebrate the scholarly publications of Atlanta University Center faculty. As a complement to that event, the Robert W. Woodruff Library developed the publication, Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Brief Bibliography, which highlights selected scholarly and research contributions of the Atlanta University Center faculty.

The bibliography illustrates the richness of faculty contributions within each institution and across the Atlanta University Center community. The celebration has become an annual event and this compilation represents the next phase of a living document ...


"A Flop Or A Success?" An Evaluation Of The Welfare Impacts Of The 6-3-3-4 Education System In Nigeria, Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere Jun 2015

"A Flop Or A Success?" An Evaluation Of The Welfare Impacts Of The 6-3-3-4 Education System In Nigeria, Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere

Morehouse Faculty Publications

The need for graduates who would be productive citizens able to contribute significantly to the Nigerian economy led to the overhaul of the old education system 6-5-4 and the implementation of the 6-3-3-4 system, with its first set of graduates from secondary schools in 1988. The main objective of the 6-3-3- 4 system was to produce self-reliant graduates with better labor market skills and earning potential. In this paper, we investigate to what extent this goal was achieved. Using a Regression Discontinuity (RD) design, we examine if graduates from the 6-3-3-4 system experienced an improvement in welfare compared to those ...


Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library Mar 2015

Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta University Center Faculty Scholarship Bibliographies

On February 28, 2006, the Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Library Advisory Council hosted an exhibit and reception to celebrate the scholarly publications of Atlanta University Center faculty. As a complement to that event, the Robert W. Woodruff Library developed the publication, Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Brief Bibliography, which highlights selected scholarly and research contributions of the Atlanta University Center faculty.

The bibliography illustrates the richness of faculty contributions within each institution and across the Atlanta University Center community. The celebration has become an annual event and this compilation represents the next phase of a living document ...


The Juvenile Justice System: An Analysis Of The Effectiveness Of A Juvenile Delinquency Intervention Program, Norma L. Richardson May 2014

The Juvenile Justice System: An Analysis Of The Effectiveness Of A Juvenile Delinquency Intervention Program, Norma L. Richardson

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

Juvenile delinquency in the nation’s cities, suburbs, and rural communities has been considered a longstanding problem with severe implications for not only youth offenders but their families and communities as well. The source of juvenile delinquency has been attributed to a number of factors including the breakdown of the family, antisocial behavior as a result of the child’s environment, and rapid urbanization of America’s cities. No matter the source, the problem of juvenile delinquency has been addressed by a variety of stakeholders including law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and school systems with the purpose of diminishing the ...


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 ...


Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference Program, Robert W. Woodruff Library Sep 2012

Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference Program, Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta University Center Faculty Scholarship Bibliographies

No abstract provided.


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 ...


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 Effect Of The Building Administrator's Leadership Behavior And Parental Involvement On Student Achievement In The Areas Of Reading And Mathematics In Middle Schools Of A Metropolitan School System, Barbara Lockhart Robinson Dec 1989

The Effect Of The Building Administrator's Leadership Behavior And Parental Involvement On Student Achievement In The Areas Of Reading And Mathematics In Middle Schools Of A Metropolitan School System, Barbara Lockhart Robinson

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This study described the relationship between leadership behavior, parental involvement and student achievement in the areas of reading and mathematics in focus middle schools. A questionnaire designed by Bell South Laboratories was used to elicit teachers' perceptions of their principal's behavior in the areas of discipline, climate, communications, community relations, and instructional leadership. The instrument was field tested by a panel of experts whose feedback was used to improve the instrument. Information relative to parental involvement was secured from Board of Education minutes outlining the number of parents who join the PTA and the number of parents who volunteer ...


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 ...


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 ...


Reasons For Leaving School As Perceived By Early School Leavers, Fannie Marshall Primm Mar 1986

Reasons For Leaving School As Perceived By Early School Leavers, Fannie Marshall Primm

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to identify and explain the selective responses that dropout students felt contributed to their leaving school before graduation.

Procedures

The researcher collected three sets of data which included the review of the literature, the student records in the Southwest School District and the interviews of two hundred participants using McDowell's questionnaire.

The questions were conceived of as functioning primarily in the context of justification. Thus, the researcher did not begin with previously identified reasons; rather, the researcher examined the responses to determine reasons which seem to be fruitful. The Sophia McDowell questionnaire ...


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.