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1988

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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 ...


Anticipatory Set Bias: Effects On Teacher Observation In Evaluation , Diana Marie Bourisaw Jan 1988

Anticipatory Set Bias: Effects On Teacher Observation In Evaluation , Diana Marie Bourisaw

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purposes of this investigation were to (1) examine teacher evaluation ratings from five groups participating in teacher evaluation training in an effort to assess the level of anticipatory set bias, and (2) to assess the effect of teacher evaluation training and teacher evaluation experience on anticipatory set bias. This analysis attempted to establish the degree to which an effective or ineffective set influences evaluator ratings of teacher overall performance and teaching strategies independent of anticipatory set;One hundred six educators involved in teacher evaluation training in Erie, Pennsylvania; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Independence, Kansas; and Ames, Iowa provided data ...


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

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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 ...


Time Management Strategy, Job Satisfaction, Research Productivity, And Life Satisfaction Of University Faculty , Yonsuk Lee Chung Jan 1988

Time Management Strategy, Job Satisfaction, Research Productivity, And Life Satisfaction Of University Faculty , Yonsuk Lee Chung

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The major purposes of this study were to examine the factors affecting time management strategies used by faculty and to investigate the relationships between use of time management strategies and job satisfaction, research productivity, and life satisfaction. A stratified random sample of 275 faculty at Iowa State University were mailed questionnaires assessing time management behaviors, life and job satisfaction, demographic and family information, and work performance. Data analyses included descriptive statistics, factor analyses, Pearson product moment correlation analyses, canonical correlation analyses, and stepwise multiple regression analyses;Results of the study indicated that the time management strategies used by faculty members ...


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 ...


Level Of Critical Thinking Of Iowa Secondary Agriculture Students , Timothy John Rollins Jan 1988

Level Of Critical Thinking Of Iowa Secondary Agriculture Students , Timothy John Rollins

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The central purpose of this study was to determine the ability of Iowa agriculture students to use critical thinking skills. The design for this investigation utilized descriptive research methodology;Cluster sampling was utilized to identify the sample for the study. A total of 668 agriculture students from 18 Iowa secondary schools served as the sample;An information sheet was developed to collect both demographic information as well as individual preferences on learning activities. The Cornell Critical Thinking Test was administered to respondents to assess their levels of critical thinking. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator[superscript] TM was also administered to determine ...


An Examination Of Iowa's Elementary School Principals' Strategies For Managing Reading Programs , Peter C. Nwaogu Jan 1988

An Examination Of Iowa's Elementary School Principals' Strategies For Managing Reading Programs , Peter C. Nwaogu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The major purposes of this study were (a) to examine selected reading management practices used by Iowa elementary principals, (b) to determine the impediments to managing reading programs as perceived by Iowa's elementary principals, and (c) to examine the relationships between selected practices and factors such as principal experience and role and size of school and district, as well as how these factors influence Iowa elementary principals' perceptions of perceived impediments;This research used data collected from a survey instrument developed and administered by Dr. Charles Railsback of Iowa State University. The questions pertaining to instructional managment of the ...


A Conceptual Framework For The Design And Delivery Of A University-Level Credit Course By Communications Satellite , Michael James Albright Jan 1988

A Conceptual Framework For The Design And Delivery Of A University-Level Credit Course By Communications Satellite , Michael James Albright

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The past few years have seen increased interest in the use of communications satellites for delivering instruction at the postsecondary level. This study was conducted to (1) compile a set of guidelines for the use of course developers in designing, delivering, and evaluating a satellite course; (2) identify those colleges and universities in the United States with experience in using satellites for credit course delivery; and (3) determine the degree to which the actual practices of these institutions conformed with the guidelines;A literature review in the fields of instructional telecommunications, distance education, and adult education was conducted, and twenty-three ...


Stress And Coping Resources: A Study Of College Student Families , Barbara Jo Chaney Jan 1988

Stress And Coping Resources: A Study Of College Student Families , Barbara Jo Chaney

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The differences between male and female college student families on stress and coping resources were investigated in a sample of 133 male and 195 female college students and their spouses. The relationships among perceived stress, student stress, locus of control, marital satisfaction, social support, satisfaction with leisure time and housing satisfaction were also investigated. A questionnaire was developed by the researcher to measure student stress, social support, satisfaction with leisure time and housing satisfaction; standardized instruments were utilized to measure perceived stress, locus of control and marital satisfaction. Correlational analyses were used to explore the relationships among the variables. A ...


Perceptions Of Agriculture In Nigeria By Students Of The Division Of Agricultural Colleges, Ahmadu Bello University , Egri Philip Ejembi Jan 1988

Perceptions Of Agriculture In Nigeria By Students Of The Division Of Agricultural Colleges, Ahmadu Bello University , Egri Philip Ejembi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to determine perceptions of agriculture in Nigeria by students of the Division of Agricultural Colleges, Ahmadu Bello University. The study determined characteristics of the students, their motivational factors in studying technical agriculture, perceptions of agriculture and agricultural workers, and implications of findings to technical agricultural education planning in Nigeria;The study population consisted of 1434 sutdents at the four colleges of agriculture administered by the Division of Agricultural Colleges. Both proportional and simple random sampling were used to select participants for the study. A total of 234 students participated in the study;A five-part ...


The Relationship Of Psychological Type To The Accomplishment Of Student Development Tasks , William Scott Anchors Jan 1988

The Relationship Of Psychological Type To The Accomplishment Of Student Development Tasks , William Scott Anchors

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to study psychological type and its relationship to the accomplishment of developmental task. The overall goal was to enhance the understanding of differences among individuals in light of theories of student development. Psychological type was operationalized and measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and developmental tasks were measured by the Student Developmental Task Inventory (SDTI-2);The sample consisted of 220 males and 252 females from incoming freshmen at the University of Maine in 1983 and 1984. Students were approximately 18 years of age and resided on campus while enrolled in the College of ...


An Analysis Of The Career Paths Of Isu Teacher Education Graduates Utilizing A Cross-Validating Discriminant Analysis Technique , Arunee Kumlung Jan 1988

An Analysis Of The Career Paths Of Isu Teacher Education Graduates Utilizing A Cross-Validating Discriminant Analysis Technique , Arunee Kumlung

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to cross-validate the prediction portion of the Career Path Model developed by Sweeney (1987). The Career Path Model was used to predict the One Year Career Path and Five Year Career Path groups of ISU teacher education graduates;The sample of 1981/1982 academic year graduates (N = 154) was treated as the cross-validation sample, while the sample from Sweeney's study, 1980/1981 academic year graduates (N = 246) served as the development sample;The results of the cross-validating discriminant analysis procedure indicated that in One Year Career Path groups, the set of discriminators from ...


Extrusion Pretreatment To Enhance Soybean Oil Extraction, Yongsoo Yongsoo Jan 1988

Extrusion Pretreatment To Enhance Soybean Oil Extraction, Yongsoo Yongsoo

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19081269


Total Quality Control In Selected Iowa Manufacturing Industries, Jeffrey Jeffrey Jan 1988

Total Quality Control In Selected Iowa Manufacturing Industries, Jeffrey Jeffrey

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19081288


Development And Testing Of A Computer Simulation For Use In Apparel Design, Angela Lynn O'Riley Jan 1988

Development And Testing Of A Computer Simulation For Use In Apparel Design, Angela Lynn O'Riley

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Effects Of Learning Style And Teaching Strategies On Knowledge Of Medical Procedures, Penny Sue Milburn Jan 1988

Effects Of Learning Style And Teaching Strategies On Knowledge Of Medical Procedures, Penny Sue Milburn

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study Of The Effects Of Using A Spreadsheet Versus A Preprogrammed Statistical Package On The Learning Of Statistics, Stanley Kay Scheiding Jan 1988

A Study Of The Effects Of Using A Spreadsheet Versus A Preprogrammed Statistical Package On The Learning Of Statistics, Stanley Kay Scheiding

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.