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The Relationship Between Perceived Supportive/Defensive Communication Behaviors Of Adult Education Instructors And The Decision To Drop Out Or Persist By Adult Learners , Denise Ann Vrchota Jan 1988

The Relationship Between Perceived Supportive/Defensive Communication Behaviors Of Adult Education Instructors And The Decision To Drop Out Or Persist By Adult Learners , Denise Ann Vrchota

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of adult educators' supportive and defensive communication behaviors on the dropout and persistence decisions of adult learners. Eighty-five adult learners at a community college completed the Personality and Educational Environmental Survey (PEES), the Communication Climate Questionnaire (CCQ), and a demographic questionnaire;The PEES identified which subjects would persist in or drop their classes. The CCQ measured subjects' perceptions of adult educators' supportive and defensive communication behaviors. The demographic questionnaire provided general information about subjects and their participation history in adult education and also identified motivations for participating in the current ...


The Effects Of Performance Appraisal Training On The Skills And Confidence Levels Of Teacher Evaluators And Trainers Of Teacher Evaluators , Leonard Anthony Mcintyre Jan 1988

The Effects Of Performance Appraisal Training On The Skills And Confidence Levels Of Teacher Evaluators And Trainers Of Teacher Evaluators , Leonard Anthony Mcintyre

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examined whether training would increase the level of confidence of school administrators in selected teacher evaluation components;A cross section of Iowa's administrators and supervisory personnel, both in terms of level of experience and geographical location, were represented. The sixty-four participants included 12 superintendents, 13 secondary principals, 18 elementary principals, 18 supervisory personnel and 3 college professors representing 11 females and 53 males;A pretest/posttest design was used. The data were collected using the Teacher Performance Rating Scale and the Supervisory Attitude Survey. Statistical treatment of the data was completed using the Statistical Package for the ...


Adapting Community College Student Services To Meet The Needs Of Non-Traditional Women Students , Edna Cascioli Smith Jan 1988

Adapting Community College Student Services To Meet The Needs Of Non-Traditional Women Students , Edna Cascioli Smith

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine whether non-traditional female students (25 years or older) differ significantly from traditional age students in demographic profile, awareness, and usage of services and in perception of the learning environment;The study also sought to measure any significant differences between the two colleges used for the study and their respective main and satellite campuses when compared on the same variables;A questionnaire was administered to 500 female students whose classes and programs had been randomly drawn Spring 1987. Participation was voluntary;Two hundred fifty usable surveys were returned resulting in a response rate ...


The Effect Of Using A Computer Assisted Career Guidance System On Career Development Attitudes, Knowledge, And Behaviors In Students , Brian Archie Seeger Jan 1988

The Effect Of Using A Computer Assisted Career Guidance System On Career Development Attitudes, Knowledge, And Behaviors In Students , Brian Archie Seeger

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Computer assisted career guidance systems were designed to combine the power of computers with career development theory to assist students in self assessment, career exploration, occupational and educational planning and decision making. Two systems used at educational institutions are DISCOVER (American College Testing Program), and System of Interactive Guidance and Information, abbreviated SIGI-PLUS (Educational Testing Service). There has been limited research examining what effect these systems have on career development in students. This study examined what effect using SIGI-PLUS had on career related attitudes, knowledge, and activity. The study also examined effects of gender, type of directions, and gender/treatment ...


A Factor Analysis Approach To Job Characteristics Items Of Iowa State Teacher Education Students And Graduates Using Selected Variables , Micheal Anthony Boatwright Jan 1988

A Factor Analysis Approach To Job Characteristics Items Of Iowa State Teacher Education Students And Graduates Using Selected Variables , Micheal Anthony Boatwright

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The major purpose of this investigation was to examine the clustering of eighteen items of job characteristics of students and graduates of the teacher preparation program at Iowa State University. The study was based on longitudinal research data collected by the Research Institute for Studies in Education at Iowa State University of students enrolled in a beginning teacher course (Education 204) and graduates of the teacher education program at various stages in their careers (graduation from the teacher preparation program, one year following graduation and five years following graduation). The variables selected for this study included gender, teaching status, teaching ...


Two Perspectives On Gifted Students: Time One Of A Longitudinal Study Of Academically Gifted Iowa Students, And Program Evaluation Of Cy-Tag, A Summer Residential Program For Highly Gifted Seventh And Eighth Grade Students , Linda Delbridge-Parker Jan 1988

Two Perspectives On Gifted Students: Time One Of A Longitudinal Study Of Academically Gifted Iowa Students, And Program Evaluation Of Cy-Tag, A Summer Residential Program For Highly Gifted Seventh And Eighth Grade Students , Linda Delbridge-Parker

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research consisted of two studies. First, benchmark data were collected and summarized for Time One of a time-series/longitudinal study of highly gifted Iowa students. Subjects were 417 seventh and eighth graders who were named Duke Talent Identification Program finalists;Most students were living with their natural parents who were characterized by high levels of education and employment in professional and technical occupations. Most respondents anticipated career choices in the professional and technical categories. Nearly all subjects reported plans to attend college, with public universities being named most often. Students were evenly divided on preferences for in- or out-of-state ...


Iowa's Young Leaders: Characteristics, Organizational Environments, And Career Orientations , Rita Ann Jensen Jan 1988

Iowa's Young Leaders: Characteristics, Organizational Environments, And Career Orientations , Rita Ann Jensen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The current study examined the characteristics, developmental patterns, organizational environments, and career orientations of successful individuals recognized for their leadership potential. Data were collected by means of a mailed survey. Respondents included 69 males and 38 females whose average age at the time of the study was 37.7 years;Research results suggest that the subjects tended to attribute their success to hard work, common sense, ambition, and desire to excel, and the ability to get things done. Such personal characteristics and attitudes were rated more important than intelligence, specific abilities, family environment, working hard at school, and getting good ...