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A Study Of The Perception Of Verbal Aggression In Black And White Females, Rosemary E. Phelps Aug 1986

A Study Of The Perception Of Verbal Aggression In Black And White Females, Rosemary E. Phelps

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to compare black and white females' perceptions of verbal aggression. Eighty black and 80 white female participants read a short dialogue of two female college roommates engaged in a verbal interaction. One of these women was arbitrarily selected as the identified aggressor; the other, the target. Pilot studies had established that participants similar to those used in this study thought that the dialogue contained verbal aggression and that each of the persons was equally verbally aggressive. As the participants read the dialogue, they had access to drawings of the two women. The experimental conditions ...


A Study Of Selected Factors To Identify Sixth Grade Students Gifted In Mathematics, Charleen Mitchell Deridder Aug 1986

A Study Of Selected Factors To Identify Sixth Grade Students Gifted In Mathematics, Charleen Mitchell Deridder

Doctoral Dissertations

The identification of children who are gifted is common in schools of the United States. High I.Q. and achievement scores are traditionally used. This study explored the adequacy of these variables in mathematics education. Based on the Renzulli model for giftedness, the study assessed problem solving ability, and task commitment. Only students identified as having above average general ability were selected as subjects. Eighty-seven sixth graders were selected from three Knox County, Tennessee, middle schools to form six groups. These groups were stratified as high (128 or above), mid upper(116-127), and average (95-115) I.Q. scores coupled with ...


A Comparison Of The Effect Of Using Computer Calls And Personal Calls For Improving Public Attendance In The Public High Schools, Maurice M. Mcdonald Jr. Jun 1986

A Comparison Of The Effect Of Using Computer Calls And Personal Calls For Improving Public Attendance In The Public High Schools, Maurice M. Mcdonald Jr.

Doctoral Dissertations

Research supporting a positive correlation between parents awareness of their children’s school absenteeism and improved pupil attendance is limited and studies related to the use of telephone computers as viable alternatives for improving parental notification and reducing pupil absenteeism is non-existent. The primary purposes of the study were (1) to add to the body of research which deals with the relationship between parental awareness and pupil attendance and (2) to provide public school decision makers with data which would assist them in determining if telephone computers are effective, cost-beneficial alternatives to using personnel for notifying parents of their children ...


Functional Performance Of Thual Barley Grown In Two Locations As Affected By Salt In Model And Food Systems, Ruthann Burroughs Swanson Jun 1986

Functional Performance Of Thual Barley Grown In Two Locations As Affected By Salt In Model And Food Systems, Ruthann Burroughs Swanson

Doctoral Dissertations

Functional properties of Thual hull-less whole-grain barley flours milled from barley grown in two locations were studied. Proximate composition of Tennessee-produced barley flour approximated that of whole-wheat flour; flour milled from Alaska-produced barley had reduced protein and increased carbohydrate plus ash levels. Alaska barley flour had higher levels of the amino acids detrimental to loaf volume, whereas higher levels of amino acids related to increased loaf volume were present in the Tennessee barley flour. Photomicrographs of flour components revealed a bimodal starch distribution. Starch granule shapes approximated those of wheat. Adhering matter was present.

Composite flours that were 50% bread ...


Math Anxiety: Relationship With Sex, College Major, Mathematics Background, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Performance, Mathematics Avoidance, Self-Rating Of Mathematics Ability, And Self-Rating Of Mathematics Anxiety As Measured By The Revised Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale (Rmars), Patricia Ann Preston Jun 1986

Math Anxiety: Relationship With Sex, College Major, Mathematics Background, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Performance, Mathematics Avoidance, Self-Rating Of Mathematics Ability, And Self-Rating Of Mathematics Anxiety As Measured By The Revised Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale (Rmars), Patricia Ann Preston

Doctoral Dissertations

Mathematics educators and psychologists blame "math anxiety" for affecting mathematics learning, performance, and enrollment, and, subsequently, choice of college major and career. Researchers have yet to agree on prevalence, stability, and effects of math anxiety.

This study (1) investigated the prevalence and intensity of math anxiety in college students (as a whole, by major, and by sex), (2) determined the stability of math anxiety over time, and (3) investigated those background and experimental factors related to its occurrence in college students, using data gathered on 173 college students in mathematics, education, and English classrooms. The data concerned college students' math ...


Influence Of Quality Of Worklife Variables On The Retention And Career Satisfaction Of Science And Mathematics Teachers, Jerry D. Barker Jun 1986

Influence Of Quality Of Worklife Variables On The Retention And Career Satisfaction Of Science And Mathematics Teachers, Jerry D. Barker

Doctoral Dissertations

Teacher shortages are predicted in all areas of public education. These shortages are already a reality for science and mathematics. The overall purpose of this study was to identify major workplace variables that affect job satisfaction within educational organizations. Once identified these variables were utilized to construct an intervention framework grounded in the principles of the Quality of Work-life (QWL) paradigm. The investigation was designed as a descriptive study utilizing a survey instrument and interviews developed around the QWL model of workplace satisfaction.

The study sample included 479 secondary classroom teachers representing a diverse range of school district types from ...


Importance Of Teaching Competencies For Secondary Teachers In North Carolina As Perceived By Educational Practitioners And Policy Makers, Colleen K. Cody Jun 1986

Importance Of Teaching Competencies For Secondary Teachers In North Carolina As Perceived By Educational Practitioners And Policy Makers, Colleen K. Cody

Doctoral Dissertations

The purposes of this study were to determine if there were any consensus among superintendents, chairpersons of the boards of education, and principals in North Carolina relative to the perceived importance of teaching competencies for the secondary teacher and to identify the competencies considered most and least critical to secondary teacher job performance. The North Carolina Teacher Performance Appraisal Instrument competencies were used for this study. The 34 competencies were grouped under 10 major functions which were also analyzed for this study.

Data were gathered from 289 respondents who were mailed a questionnaire containing the 34 competency statements in the ...


Use Of Eye Movement As An Indicator Of Sensory Components In Thought, Michael Orval Buckner Jun 1986

Use Of Eye Movement As An Indicator Of Sensory Components In Thought, Michael Orval Buckner

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate some of the basic tenets of the Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) eye movement model which state that specific eye movements are indicative of when a person is thinking visually, auditorily, and/or kinesthetically. Forty-eight graduate and undergraduate students from educational psychology classes were interviewed and were asked to concentrate on a single thought while their eye movements were videotaped. They were subsequently asked if their thoughts contained visual, auditory, and/or kinesthetic components. Two NLP trained observers independently rated edited silent videotapes of the subjects and reported the presence of eye movements posited ...


A Typology Of Information Search Patterns: Apparel Selection Of Employed Women, Soyeon Shim Jun 1986

A Typology Of Information Search Patterns: Apparel Selection Of Employed Women, Soyeon Shim

Doctoral Dissertations

The purposes of this study were to: (1) identify segments displaying different information search patterns among employed purchasers of apparel; (2) to determine the consumer, situational, product, and market characteristics that correlate with each segment; and (3) to develop an exploratory framework of the processes which produce characteristics of information search patterns.

A random sample of 3,000 female consumers, age 25-44, was sent questionnaires resulting in a 47 percent return rate (n=1410). Only employed women were used for this research (n=1034).

Principal Components Factor Analysis with Varimax Rotation was used: (a) to find out factors of information ...


An Empirical Investigation Of Stoltenberg's Counselor Complexity Model, George Calvin Zeth Weaver Iii Jun 1986

An Empirical Investigation Of Stoltenberg's Counselor Complexity Model, George Calvin Zeth Weaver Iii

Doctoral Dissertations

Supervision research has begun to focus on developmental models. The main purpose of this study was to test for possible differences in the level of self-actualization of counselor trainees who are at the four levels of counselor development as described by the counselor complexity model (Stoltenberg, 1981). Secondary questions involved the relationships between level of counselor development and the variables of trainees' perceptions of themselves and amount of trainees' counseling experience. Seventy-nine trainees from programs in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, social work, and U.S. Army mental health were used in this study. Trainees' supervisors rated the trainees ...


Teacher Time-On-Task: An Analysis Of Classroom Time Use For Two City School Systems, 1985, Suzanne Thomas Richards Jun 1986

Teacher Time-On-Task: An Analysis Of Classroom Time Use For Two City School Systems, 1985, Suzanne Thomas Richards

Doctoral Dissertations

Teacher use of classroom time was the focus of this 1985 study. An analysis of on- and off-task behavior of 38 randomly selected elementary teachers in grades three, four, and five comprised the data for the research. The effect of interruptions, both inside and outside the classroom, were analyzed as well as teacher on- and off-task percents by system and across grade levels.

The study showed that a majority of teachers were on-task over 70 percent of the instructional day, averaging just over 74 percent of on-task behavior. Interruptions accounted for a substantial portion of off-task behavior for some teachers ...


Managing Instructional Information: A Decision Support System To Aid In Textbook Selection, Fred B. Wheeler Jr. Jun 1986

Managing Instructional Information: A Decision Support System To Aid In Textbook Selection, Fred B. Wheeler Jr.

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of developing a decision support system--a set of computerized information management tools to collect, store, analyze, and report information--to aid in the selection of classroom textbooks. The study was designed to assess the economic, technical, and operational feasibility using a management information systems model. A textbook selection decision was regarded as a combination of both operational control and managerial control decision types, semi-structured in nature, requiring a wide range of data having specific information characteristics.

Working in a rural North Carolina school system, three administrators, twelve special education teachers and ...


Modulation Of The S-Adenosylmethionine To S-Adensoyhomocyseine Ratio: Effect On Transmethylation, George Loo Jun 1986

Modulation Of The S-Adenosylmethionine To S-Adensoyhomocyseine Ratio: Effect On Transmethylation, George Loo

Doctoral Dissertations

Regulation of transmethylation by lowering the molar ratio of S-adenosylmethionine to S-sdenosylhomocysteine (SAM: SAH ration) was studied. Reduction of the ration in vitro caused a decrease in the activities of rat liver thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT), thiol methyl-transferase (TMT), and protien(lysine)methyltransferase (PLMT). Furthermore, rats injected with D,L-homocysteine thiolactone had a reduction in the hepatic SAM:SAH ration, as well as a decrease in the activities of TPMT and PLMT, but not TMT, in liver.

Reduction of the hepatic SAM:SAH ratio in rats fed a pyridoxine-deficient diet resulted in a decrease in the activity of PLMT, but not ...


Values In Teaching And The Teaching Of Values, W. Lee Humpreys Apr 1986

Values In Teaching And The Teaching Of Values, W. Lee Humpreys

University Studies Interdisciplinary Publications

"Medical ethics, legal ethics, business ethics, all have sparked courses and programs of intense study; however, "academic ethics," attention to the values that shape the academy and the interactions of individuals with others within and without the academy, has not, with rare exceptions, established itself."


Relationships Of Self-Concept, Food And Nutrition Attitudes And Knowledge, And Health Habits To Food Selection And Nutrient Intake, Diane Jean Palmer Libby Mar 1986

Relationships Of Self-Concept, Food And Nutrition Attitudes And Knowledge, And Health Habits To Food Selection And Nutrient Intake, Diane Jean Palmer Libby

Doctoral Dissertations

To examine the relationships between self-concept and food- and nutrition-related behavior, information was collected from 153 single women ages 18-35. Participants were contacted through their places of employment and represented a variety of occupations. Each participant had an educational level between a high school diploma and a four-year college degree.

Participants completed a questionnaire requesting information about demographic facts, attitudes toward self, attitudes toward the importance of food and nutrition, nutrition knowledge, and health habits. Each participant also completed a three-day food record. Factor analysis of the attitudes toward self, attitudes toward the importance of food and nutrition, and health ...