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Exploration Of Factors Associated With Eating Disorders In Gay Men, Catherine Do Jackson Jan 2008

Exploration Of Factors Associated With Eating Disorders In Gay Men, Catherine Do Jackson

Theses and Dissertations

There is an overrepresentation of gay men seeking treatment for eating disorders. This study investigated several factors that were thought to possibly impact the prevalence rates of gay men seeking treatment for eating disorders. The current study investigated the influence that gender role conflict, attitudes towards help seeking, symptom recognition, and media influence have on the prevalence of eating disorders. Nationwide participant recruitment was utilized to gather a sample that consisted of 86 heterosexual men and 75 gay men. Multivariate and univariate analyses of variance were utilized to examine the differences between gay and heterosexual men on the factors of ...


Investigation Of The Impact Of Various Factors On The Validity Of Customized Norms, Xiaohui Zhao Jan 2008

Investigation Of The Impact Of Various Factors On The Validity Of Customized Norms, Xiaohui Zhao

Theses and Dissertations

Investigating the possibility of customizing off-the-shelf tests to provide various kinds of information is becoming increasingly interesting due to high information demands in the current testing environment. Comparing examinee achievement status on a national basis using such tests may provide a cost-effective solution for some practical problems. However, the normative estimates based on customized tests may be very different from those based on intact tests, and the validity of customized norms may be seriously compromised. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of various factors on the validity of customized norms. These factors included customizing strategy ...


The Effects Of Planning On L2 Writing: A Study Of Korean Learners Of English As A Foreign Language, Yousun Shin Jan 2008

The Effects Of Planning On L2 Writing: A Study Of Korean Learners Of English As A Foreign Language, Yousun Shin

Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the effects of planning on second-language written production with regard to proficiency level, and task type. The participants were 157 Korean learners of English as a foreign language attending a four-year university in Korea. They were asked to complete two different types of writing tasks (Expository writing task and Argumentative writing task) in different planned conditions (Individual Planned Condition and Collaborative Planned Condition) over a two-week period. In the Individual Planned Condition, learners were given 10 minutes for individual planning in the prestructured task sheet and then asked to write an essay for 30 minutes. In the ...


An Investigation Of Vertical Scaling With Item Response Theory Using A Multistage Testing Framework, Jonathan James Beard Jan 2008

An Investigation Of Vertical Scaling With Item Response Theory Using A Multistage Testing Framework, Jonathan James Beard

Theses and Dissertations

A simulation study was carried out to assess the effects of using different testing frameworks and different statistical estimators in constructing a vertical scale. The adaptive multistage testing framework (MST) was comprised of five test forms which were administered across three testing occasions. The single form testing framework (SFT) was comprised of one form at each of the three testing occasions. Maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) and Bayesian Expected a-posteriori (EAP) estimators were used to estimate each simulee's ability at three "testing'' occasions. Item response theory (IRT) true scores, or domain scores, were used as the score scale. This was ...