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The Influence Of Sociodemographic Characteristics And Knowledge About Loans On Student Debt, Carla Sue Brinkman Jan 1989

The Influence Of Sociodemographic Characteristics And Knowledge About Loans On Student Debt, Carla Sue Brinkman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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The Academic Achievement Of Open-Admission Students And Regular-Admission Students At A Comprehensive, Independent Mid-Western University , Thomas Moyer Pursel Jan 1989

The Academic Achievement Of Open-Admission Students And Regular-Admission Students At A Comprehensive, Independent Mid-Western University , Thomas Moyer Pursel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated relationships among admission status, standardized test scores, major area of study, and academic outcomes among college freshmen entering directly from high school. The progress of 653 students (585 regular-admission students and 68 open-admission students) was evaluated over a period of four years. In addition, differences in the predictive validity of standardized test scores and high school performance for regular-admission students and open-admission students were examined;Significant differences favoring regular-admission students were observed in grade point averages for each year studied and in graduation rates at the conclusion of four years of instruction. There were also differences favoring ...


An Investigation Of The Des Moines School-Business Partnerships Using The Concerns-Based Adoption Model , Jerry Allen Redman Jan 1989

An Investigation Of The Des Moines School-Business Partnerships Using The Concerns-Based Adoption Model , Jerry Allen Redman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the status of the Des Moines (Iowa) Independent Community School District school-business partnerships. The nature of partnership creation, maintenance, and evaluation was explored in 65 adopt-a-school partnerships using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM). Data were collected and summarized using two instruments: the School-Business Partnership Questionnaire (SBPQ) and the Innovation Configuration checklist (ICC). The SBPQ was designed and developed by the researcher in conjunction with a panel of practicing partnership directors. Development of the ICC was influenced by previous CBAM research conducted by Hall and Hord (1987)*;Findings from this study indicate that ...


Relationships Of Organizational Expectations And Trainer Orientations On Methods Used In Training , Kwan Eung Lee Jan 1989

Relationships Of Organizational Expectations And Trainer Orientations On Methods Used In Training , Kwan Eung Lee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A trainer's managing behaviors in facilitating training programs were assumed to be contingent upon a variety of variables. Studies on the trainer variables suggested that a trainer's educational background, educational orientation about adult teaching, educational philosophy, and organizational climate and expectations were part of the factors affecting the trainer's teaching practice. This research examined how those variables in part or combination attributed to the trainer's preferences of training methods such as teaching arrangements and teaching techniques, and emphasis on training procedures in applying training methods. Additionally, this study investigated how a trainer's educational orientation was ...


Academic Retention At Iowa State University: A Study Of The Organizational Environment And Gender Differences , Janet S. Padgitt Jan 1989

Academic Retention At Iowa State University: A Study Of The Organizational Environment And Gender Differences , Janet S. Padgitt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This investigation focuses on retention as it is related to the organizational environment and socialization; gender equity in these areas; and factors affecting retention decisions. A questionnaire was sent to probationary faculty, faculty who had received tenure within the last three years, female full professors, and a sample of male full professors at Iowa State University. The response rate was 58 percent;Retention was measured by asking whether respondents preferred to work here or elsewhere and whether they were planning to stay, considering leaving, or actively seeking another position. Organizational environment measures include assessments of working conditions, the opportunity structure ...


Iowa Supreme Court Decisions Relating To The Implementation Of Iowa Law In Public School Settings From 1971 To 1988 , Elaine Linda Rasmussen Jan 1989

Iowa Supreme Court Decisions Relating To The Implementation Of Iowa Law In Public School Settings From 1971 To 1988 , Elaine Linda Rasmussen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to review Iowa Supreme Court and reported Iowa Court of Appeals decisions regarding various aspects of the operation of public schools in Iowa from 1971 through the end of 1988, in an attempt to assist school authorities in their interpretation and understanding of Iowa school Law; Decisions were studied in eight major categories of school operation: school districts, boards of education, buildings and grounds, personnel, students, school district reorganization, elections, and collective bargaining;The problem addressed was that of determination of legislative intent through court interpretations of statutes and administrative rules that govern the ...


Instructional Technology Used By The Teaching And Extension Faculty In The College Of Agriculture At Iowa State University , Saban-Shah Bukhari Sayed Jan 1989

Instructional Technology Used By The Teaching And Extension Faculty In The College Of Agriculture At Iowa State University , Saban-Shah Bukhari Sayed

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of the study was to assess instructional technology used by the teaching and extension faculty in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. A secondary purpose was to determine the perceptions of the teaching and extension faculty regarding the future use of instructional technology in teaching and disseminating information;The population for the study was the faculty in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University who had teaching and/or extension responsibilities. Some of them also had research, administration, advising, and/or curriculum development assignment(s). The survey instrument consisted of 125 items. The instrument ...


Educating The Learning Disabled Adult In Iowa's Community Colleges: A Descriptive Study , Marguerite J. Hunt Jan 1989

Educating The Learning Disabled Adult In Iowa's Community Colleges: A Descriptive Study , Marguerite J. Hunt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The present study was designed to investigate the progress made by Iowa's community colleges in the education of adults with learning disabilities since the 1970s and 1980s legislative Acts;Special needs coordinators, learning resource center directors, counselors and instructors were surveyed via a mailed questionnaire to examine the perceived educational needs of learning disabled adults, the current educational methods utilized, and possible future educational concerns. Using a univariate analysis, a description of the colleges' progress was calculated through frequencies, means, standard deviations and percentages;The results indicated that while community colleges have sought avenues to meet the educational needs ...


Roles Of Field Level Agricultural Extension Workers In Nepal As Perceived By Agricultural Extension Personnel , Narayan Kunwar Jan 1989

Roles Of Field Level Agricultural Extension Workers In Nepal As Perceived By Agricultural Extension Personnel , Narayan Kunwar

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

As field level agricultural extension workers in Nepal, Junior Technical Assistants (JTAs) have various roles to perform. However, the roles expected of them are not clear and specific;A study was conducted to determine the demographic characteristics of extension personnel, to determine if significant differences existed in the perceptions of various groups of extension personnel for the importance of JTAs' roles and the performance of those roles, and to determine if significant differences existed between the importance and performance of JTAs' roles as perceived by each group of extension personnel. Seven hypotheses were developed and tested in line with the ...


Perceptions Of Importance Of Critical Thinking In Vocational Agriculture Students In The United States , Connie Marie Ware Jan 1989

Perceptions Of Importance Of Critical Thinking In Vocational Agriculture Students In The United States , Connie Marie Ware

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceived importance of teaching critical thinking in vocational agriculture students in the United States. The specific objectives identified for investigation were to: (1) determine the importance of emphasizing critical thinking skills in vocational agriculture students; (2) identify teaching methods that encourage students to think analytically, objectively, and critically; (3) identify techniques used in evaluating students in vocational agriculture programs; and (4) determine the relationship between descriptive information about the respondents and the emphasis being placed on critical skills development in vocational agriculture students;A questionnaire was mailed to 750 vocational agriculture ...


To Investigate The Effectiveness Of Computer Simulation Versus Laboratory Experience, And The Sequencing Of Instruction, In Teaching Logic Circuits , Anuradha Ashok Gokhale Jan 1989

To Investigate The Effectiveness Of Computer Simulation Versus Laboratory Experience, And The Sequencing Of Instruction, In Teaching Logic Circuits , Anuradha Ashok Gokhale

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The study investigated the effectiveness of computer-based simulation versus laboratory experience, and the sequencing of instruction, in teaching logic circuits. The two independent variables in this study were: (1) method of instruction, a nominal variable with two categories (computer-based simulation and laboratory experience); and (2) sequencing of instruction, a nominal variable with two categories (reading following lab or simulation experience and reading prior to lab or simulation experience). The dependent variable was the posttest score;A 2 x 2 factorial design was used in this study. The data were analyzed using the analysis of variance procedure. It was found that ...


Relationships Between Supervisor Ratings Of Teacher Performance And Student Achievement , Bruce E. Daniels Jan 1989

Relationships Between Supervisor Ratings Of Teacher Performance And Student Achievement , Bruce E. Daniels

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

If the effectiveness of teachers is to be improved, it is important for those who supervise teachers to be able to identify teacher behaviors which are related to improved student outcomes. The primary purposes of this study were to determine if supervisor ratings of teachers could be used to predict student achievement and to determine which teacher performance criteria are related to higher student achievement in fourth grade mathematics and reading and eighth grade Mathematics; Recent research efforts have identified many teacher behaviors that are related to improved pupil learning. This study assessed teachers on twenty-five observable criteria of teacher ...


The Examination Of Position Selection, Job Provisions, Working Environment Satisfaction On Teaching Performance And Commitment , Marilyn Kay Kimbrell Jan 1989

The Examination Of Position Selection, Job Provisions, Working Environment Satisfaction On Teaching Performance And Commitment , Marilyn Kay Kimbrell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to develop and test a hypothetical model that examined factors that influence teacher performance and commitment of Iowa State University (ISU) teacher education graduates. Position selection, job provisions, working environment satisfaction, teaching performance, teaching efficacy, and commitment provided the framework for the development of the model. The measurement point was five years following graduation;The model was tested using survey data collected from the five-year follow-up study of ISU teacher education graduates. Those who graduated in 1982-83 and 1983-84 and were teaching at the time of the survey (N = 245) provided the data;Results ...


Selected Factors Influencing Teachers' Desire To Participate In Educational Decision Making And Their Willingness To Assume Responsibility For Decisions , Lois Ann Gross Jan 1989

Selected Factors Influencing Teachers' Desire To Participate In Educational Decision Making And Their Willingness To Assume Responsibility For Decisions , Lois Ann Gross

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to determine the selected factors which influence teacher involvement in decision making. As a related aspect of this study, an attempt was made to determine teacher willingness to assume responsibility for decisions in which they participated;The current study was undertaken as a follow-up to the original study conducted by Lynch (1971) and utilized the questionnaire developed by the original researcher with minor modifications;Three hundred questionnaires were distributed to teachers in Iowa during the 1987-1988 school year. The questionnaire intended to determine selected factors influencing decision making at four levels of participation (consultation, involvement, implementation ...


The Grieving Process And Delinquency: Testing The Therapeutic Process Of Grieving With Delinquent Male Adolescents , Rogers Kenneth Hake Jan 1989

The Grieving Process And Delinquency: Testing The Therapeutic Process Of Grieving With Delinquent Male Adolescents , Rogers Kenneth Hake

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of grief therapy with male juvenile delinquents;The literature reported that the etiology of delinquency may arise from unresolved grief precipitated early in life. Losses and exigencies of living compound the unresolved grief and the resultant delinquency. The literature also reports the need for grief therapy intervention;The treatment of grief therapy modeled after Elizabeth Kubler-Ross' stages of grieving was assessed by the Jesness Inventory and the Self-Appraisal and Observer Forms of the Jesness Behavior Checklist;Thirty-eight subjects of the Iowa Training School for Boys in Eldora, Iowa, were randomly ...


Perceptions Of Iowa Farm Operators And Soil Conservation District Commissioners Regarding Selected Soil And Water Conservation Practices , Thomas Henry Bruening Jan 1989

Perceptions Of Iowa Farm Operators And Soil Conservation District Commissioners Regarding Selected Soil And Water Conservation Practices , Thomas Henry Bruening

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to identify and analyze the perceptions of soil conservation district commissioners and other farmers in Iowa regarding the use of selected soil and water conservation practices. A secondary purpose was to identify the implications of these perceptions to educational practice;The population of the study included all of the district commissioners (500) in the state, as well as all of the farm operators in the state (109,367) as determined by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. One-half of the commissioners and four hundred eighty-one non-commissioners or farm operators were selected as the ...


Selecting Criteria For The Evaluation Of Secondary School Assistant Principals Based Upon Item Discrimination Power , Richard Ray Edwards Jan 1989

Selecting Criteria For The Evaluation Of Secondary School Assistant Principals Based Upon Item Discrimination Power , Richard Ray Edwards

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted for the purpose of identifying discriminating, reliable, and valid criteria for evaluating secondary school assistant principals which could be used by local schools in constructing a new or refining an existing evaluation instrument. Data were collected by having 805 principals, assistant principals, superintendents/central office supervisors and teachers complete a 50-item questionnaire to determine which criteria had the ability to separate high assistant principal performance from that of average and below average performance;Forty-four assistant principals from 16 school districts located in Iowa, Kansas, Texas, North Carolina, Indiana, and Michigan volunteered to participate in this research ...


The Discourse Of Crisis And The Struggle For Cultural Authority: The Politics Of Humanities Education In The Last Twentieth Century , Nancy L. Warehime Jan 1989

The Discourse Of Crisis And The Struggle For Cultural Authority: The Politics Of Humanities Education In The Last Twentieth Century , Nancy L. Warehime

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The intent of this study is to place the widely-debated humanities crisis of the 1980s in cultural context, to unravel the discourse of crisis in order to examine what it signifies. What does it mean that the academic humanities have deteriorated in stature and purpose, particularly since the mid-part of this century? What are the roots and implications of the many diverse interpretations of this crisis? What authority do the humanities command in relation to today's social and political world? Is there, as critics of both the political Left and Right have charged, an important link between the demise ...


Evaluation Of The Department Of Professional Studies In Education By Students And 1986-1988 Graduates , Shirley L. Henry Jan 1989

Evaluation Of The Department Of Professional Studies In Education By Students And 1986-1988 Graduates , Shirley L. Henry

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the level of satisfaction with the Department of Professional Studies in Education for students enrolled spring semester, 1988, and 1986-1988 graduates. A comparison was made of findings of this study and those of previous studies of the department;Data indicate males and older subjects are generally more satisfied with all program factors. These findings concur with those reported in the previous studies. It appears that those who are obtaining or have obtained a Ph.D. degree are more satisfied than those working toward or who have obtained M.A., M.S., or M.Ed. degree;The factor ...


General Catalog 1989–1991, Iowa State University Bulletin, Iowa State University Jan 1989

General Catalog 1989–1991, Iowa State University Bulletin, Iowa State University

Iowa State University Catalog

The Iowa State University Bulletin is a general catalog of information regarding fees, curricula and related policies and procedures.


Cognitive Abilities, Affective Characteristics And Learning Strategies As Related To Academic Achievement Among First Year Nursing Students: Test Validation And Causal Modelling , Sandra Beermann Chacko Jan 1989

Cognitive Abilities, Affective Characteristics And Learning Strategies As Related To Academic Achievement Among First Year Nursing Students: Test Validation And Causal Modelling , Sandra Beermann Chacko

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The present research had two purposes. First, the study was designed to validate the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) (Weinstein, 1987) with undergraduate nursing students. Second, a causal model of learning for undergraduate nursing students was developed and tested. Results of the validation study were used for the development of the model;The data were collected on 134 first-year nursing students enrolled at a Midwestern community college. Analysis of the data included (1) factor analysis of the LASSI data; (2) Cronbach alpha to estimate internal consistencies of the revised LASSI scales; (3) Pearson product-moment correlations to determine the relationships ...


Impacts On Socialization Of Student Teachers: An Ethnographic Study , Kathryn Rae Petersen Jan 1989

Impacts On Socialization Of Student Teachers: An Ethnographic Study , Kathryn Rae Petersen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Student teaching has been cited as a valuable component in teacher preparation but research conflicts on specific socializing influences. Some researchers argue that student teachers are predominantly socialized through prior life experiences and others argue that student teachers passively accept the norms of the institution. These two arguments suggest that socialization is unidirectional. Current socialization researchers argue that socialization occurs through an interaction effect. The purpose of this study is to describe the process through which student teachers selectively acquire the attitudes, values, beliefs, skills, and knowledge that are current in the teaching profession;The study setting is eight placement ...


The Criteria That Influence The Decisions Of Corporate Training Developers Vis-A-Vis The Adoption And Diffusion Of Interactive Video As Part Of An Overall Training System, Szu-Yun Lee Jan 1989

The Criteria That Influence The Decisions Of Corporate Training Developers Vis-A-Vis The Adoption And Diffusion Of Interactive Video As Part Of An Overall Training System, Szu-Yun Lee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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College Student Involvement And Cognitive Outcomes: A Study Utilizing The Cse And The Comp , Roger K. Hadley Jan 1989

College Student Involvement And Cognitive Outcomes: A Study Utilizing The Cse And The Comp , Roger K. Hadley

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Recent research indicated that student involvement is related to cognitive outcomes, but more needs to be known. What kinds of involvement contribute to outcomes? Do different kinds of involvement lead to different outcomes for different students? This longitudinal study used standardized measures of involvement and cognitive outcomes to answer these questions;Eighty-eight students from three four-year campuses and one two-year campus in the Midwestern, Southern, and Eastern part of the United States took the Objective Test of the College Outcomes Measures Program (COMP) as entering students as a measure of cognitive outcomes. Two or four years later these same students ...


Restaurant Managers Learning Styles: Implications For Management Development Programs , Cathy Hui-Chun Hsu Jan 1989

Restaurant Managers Learning Styles: Implications For Management Development Programs , Cathy Hui-Chun Hsu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the learning styles of unit and district level restaurant managers. Also, aspects of current management development programs implemented in the foodservice industry were examined. Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory had been selected as the basis for the study;Two questionnaires were administered, Learning Style Questionnaire for unit and district level restaurant managers and Program Analysis Questionnaire for management development program directors in the foodservice industry. The sample consisted of 14 program directors, 118 unit level managers, and 45 district level managers;Descriptive statistical analyses were calculated for all variables. Learning styles were determined by using the scoring ...


The Transition From Natural Madder To Synthetic Alizarine In The American Textile Industry, 1870-1890 , Judith Lopez Jan 1989

The Transition From Natural Madder To Synthetic Alizarine In The American Textile Industry, 1870-1890 , Judith Lopez

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In the 19th century, synthetic dyestuffs replaced natural materials that had been used for thousands of years. This research examined the transition of one dyestuff, madder, found in plant roots, to its synthetic counterpart, alizarine, discovered in 1868. Records of ten American dye or print works were located in five museums, libraries, and historic associations in Delaware, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Dye inventories, color superintendent journals, swatch books, payroll records, and company correspondence of 1870 to 1890 were investigated to analyze the transition. Variables including economic factors and chemical technologies were explored to ascertain when, and possibly why, the transition ...


An Analysis Of A Preservice Teacher Structural Equation Model Under Varying Assumptions And Measurement Conditions , Dean K. Frerichs Jan 1989

An Analysis Of A Preservice Teacher Structural Equation Model Under Varying Assumptions And Measurement Conditions , Dean K. Frerichs

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were to develop a structural equation model of preservice teacher variables and to examine alternative methods of testing this model under different assumptions and measurement conditions. A conceptual model was posited to examine variables related to job expectations, academic ability, pre-student teaching preparation, satisfaction with cooperating teacher, self-rated student teaching performance, and quality of teacher preparation program;From this conceptual model of preservice teacher variables, five empirical models were developed and analyzed. Models I and II utilized single indicators computed as composite means of the respective observed standardized indicators. Model I assumed variables were measured ...


The Impact Of A State Pilot Teacher Evaluation System On Teacher Performance, Attitudes, And Behaviors , Connie Hathorn Jan 1989

The Impact Of A State Pilot Teacher Evaluation System On Teacher Performance, Attitudes, And Behaviors , Connie Hathorn

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted by utilizing the Delaware Performance Appraisal System Survey (Teachers) to examine teachers' perceptions related to the effects of a pilot statewide appraisal system on teacher performance, attitudes, and behaviors;The data were gathered from teachers that participated in the pilot appraisal system in Delaware during the 1986-87 and 1987-88 school year. Four districts piloted the appraisal system: (1) Delmar, (2) Smyrna, (3) Christina, and (4) Seaford. The instrument surveyed a total of 505 teachers, including 289 elementary teachers and 216 secondary teachers;Teachers' responses on the instrument were used to assess their perceptions as to the ...


An Investigation Of The Professional Integration Needs Of Filipino Advanced Degree Graduates In Agriculture From Us Land-Grant Universities , Barbara Elizabeth Burton-Feldott Jan 1989

An Investigation Of The Professional Integration Needs Of Filipino Advanced Degree Graduates In Agriculture From Us Land-Grant Universities , Barbara Elizabeth Burton-Feldott

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the professional integration needs of a group of returned Filipino agricultural advanced degree graduates from U.S. Land-Grant universities who had been at home in the Philippines for at least one year. Particular attention was directed toward studying gender differences during the process of professional integration, as well as differences based on other demographic variables including degree attained, length of time spent in the U.S., place of current employment, etc. Professional integration, as used in the study, refers to the process of changing from a graduate student in the U.S. to a practicing professional at ...


Overcoming Student Preconceptions About Simple Series Circuits: Promoting Conceptual Change With Text Manipulations And A Microcomputer Simulation , David Don Carlsen Jan 1989

Overcoming Student Preconceptions About Simple Series Circuits: Promoting Conceptual Change With Text Manipulations And A Microcomputer Simulation , David Don Carlsen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Preconceptions in science learning have been a subject of increasing study over the past ten years. In the area of electric circuits, students have shown incorrect preconceptions with respect to current, voltage, resistance and short circuits. Research indicates that many students resist changes in their preconceptions. In recent years, text designed to promote conceptual change has been effective in overcoming some preconceptions. Computer simulations also have been shown to be effective in overcoming incorrect preconceptions;The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of text designed to promote conceptual change used in conjunction with an electric circuit simulation ...