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The Relationship Of Teamwork Factors To Perceived Success Of Inter Agency Collaboration, Leslie William Jones Jan 1987

The Relationship Of Teamwork Factors To Perceived Success Of Inter Agency Collaboration, Leslie William Jones

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The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of teamwork factors to perceived success of interagency collaboration.;Administrators (n = 375) of eight governmental service agencies, state and local, serving handicapped children, ages birth through twenty-one (21), in Virginia responded to the researcher's mailed survey. The survey instrument was validated with 20 graduate students and 4 national experts in interagency collaboration. A telephone follow-up on certain items in the survey with 26 randomly selected respondees resulted in a significant reliability coefficient (Spearman Correlation Coefficient of .9307). The survey collected, in addition to certain demographic data, information on the ...


The Relationship Of Aptitude And Vocational Interest To Achievement Of Soldiers In Advanced Individual Training, U.S. Arny Quarter Master School, Nancy Eades Davis Jan 1987

The Relationship Of Aptitude And Vocational Interest To Achievement Of Soldiers In Advanced Individual Training, U.S. Arny Quarter Master School, Nancy Eades Davis

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship of aptitude and vocational interest to academic achievement of soldiers in entry-level job training programs at the US Army Quartermaster School. The study was designed to distinguish between soldiers who passed all course examinations and those who did not. The soldiers were expected to differ on selected measures of aptitude and vocational interest.;The courses were selected for study because approximately 50% of the soldiers enrolled failed one or more examinations on the first attempt and thus required some form of retraining. The Quartermaster School is committed to reducing retraining ...


Women Returning To Community College: A Response To Life Changes And A Desire For A Revised Identity (A Case Study Of Paul D. Camp Community College), Margaret Irene. Morgan Jan 1987

Women Returning To Community College: A Response To Life Changes And A Desire For A Revised Identity (A Case Study Of Paul D. Camp Community College), Margaret Irene. Morgan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to identify what factors prompt adult women to return to community college. Adult developmental theory provided a framework for the study. Aslanian and Brickell's (1980) theory that life transitions prompt a learning response was integrated with Gilligan's (1982) theory that women identify themselves in the context of relationships. Information was gathered to determine whether life changes and the desire for a revised identity are the major reasons adult women return to school.;The population of this study was a randomly selected sample of 186 women who had returned to Paul D. Camp ...


Women Who Have A Graduate School Education Who Have Chosen To Make Mothering The Major Focus Of Their Time : A Descriptive Study, Linda Shapiro Stone Jan 1987

Women Who Have A Graduate School Education Who Have Chosen To Make Mothering The Major Focus Of Their Time : A Descriptive Study, Linda Shapiro Stone

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This is a descriptive study of 33 graduate school educated women who have chosen to stay home with their children. The study includes a discussion of five major areas: personality characteristics, decision-making process, level of job satisfaction, peer and family relationships, and self-image.;The Methodology for this study involved four data gathering procedures: the demographic data form, the structural interview, the California Psychological Inventory (CPI), and the Bems Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI). Participants were obtained by sending fliers home with children at five preschools in the Richmond, Virginia Metropolitan area.;Demographic Data. The mean age for the group was 34. All ...


To Be Or Merely To Seem? : Investigating The Image Of The Modern "Education Governor", Marsha V. Krotseng Jan 1987

To Be Or Merely To Seem? : Investigating The Image Of The Modern "Education Governor", Marsha V. Krotseng

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Daniel Boorstin claimed in 1962 that for twentieth-century Americans, "fact or fantasy, the image becomes the thing." The 1980s abound with governors promising education reform in their states, activities underscored by the August 1986 National Governors' Association education report, Time for Results. Thus, the image of the "Education Governor" has become the fashionable "thing." But does fact or fantasy lie beneath the surface of this image? This research probes that question through considering (1) the extent to which specific educational measures proposed in Inaugural and State of the State Addresses of twenty modern-day "Education Governors" correspond with their subsequent actions ...


Censorship By Librarians In Public Senior High Schools In Virginia, Laura Smith. Mcmillan Jan 1987

Censorship By Librarians In Public Senior High Schools In Virginia, Laura Smith. Mcmillan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This investigation focused on censorship by librarians in senior high schools in Virginia during the 1985-86 school year. Emphasis was placed on determining the subject matter that the librarians censored, the means by which censorship was exercised, and the factors that were influential in causing these individuals to engage in such activity.;The primary method of securing data for the study was a questionnaire developed by the researcher and mailed to the head librarian in every senior high school in the state of Virginia. Responses were received from 68 percent of those surveyed.;Based on an analysis of the data ...


Distance Learning And Higher Education : A Study In State-Wide Policy And Coordination For Continuing Education In The 1980'S, Barbara Maurer Hund Jan 1987

Distance Learning And Higher Education : A Study In State-Wide Policy And Coordination For Continuing Education In The 1980'S, Barbara Maurer Hund

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study was concerned with policy research for coordinating state higher education and telecommunication efforts. It focused on graduate and continuing education and on distance learning. (Distance learning is an extension of the classroom which utilizes interactive television.).;This study's research was to identify and analyze possible coordinating state policies that would best facilitate distance learning in Virginia. This is linked to how Virginia higher education can interact with business and industry to encourage academic and industrial cooperation in distance learning.;It was hypothesized that there is consensus among influential people in Virginia as to the best coordinating policy ...


The Effect Of Therapist's Gender On Outcome Of Behavioral Treatment With Agoraphobics, Linda Williamson Tiffany Jan 1987

The Effect Of Therapist's Gender On Outcome Of Behavioral Treatment With Agoraphobics, Linda Williamson Tiffany

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This is a descriptive study of the relationship between gender of therapist and the effectiveness of behavioral treatment with agoraphobics. Participants for this study included fifty-six clients (28 males and 28 females) divided into matching pairs (male and female), 20 pairs were assigned to female therapists and 8 pairs were assigned to male therapists. Client progress was measured pre and post treatment with the Fear Questionnaire and Beck Depression Inventory.;Results indicate that male and female clients progress equally well in behavioral treatment for agoraphobia. However, gender of therapist significantly impacts on progress; male and female pairs progressed significantly more ...


The College-Going Choice In Virginia: A Study In The Demand For Higher Education, Thomas Edward Butler Jan 1987

The College-Going Choice In Virginia: A Study In The Demand For Higher Education, Thomas Edward Butler

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of the research was to model student choice behavior in order to gain a better understanding of the choices students made (a public four-year college, a private four-year college, or a public community college) and the variables which influenced those choices. The probability of selecting any one educational option was assumed to be a function of variables which reflected costs, income, and tastes and preferences. A logistic form of the demand equation was used which measured the effects of the independent variables on the likelihood that an educational option was chosen.;The study used a cross-sectional design, studying ...


The Efficacy Of Parent Counseling And Support Groups On Stress Levels, Self-Esteem And Degree Of Coping Of Parents Of Developmentally Delayed Or Handicapped Infants Involved In An Infant Intervention Program, Rebecca Marie Lafountain Jan 1987

The Efficacy Of Parent Counseling And Support Groups On Stress Levels, Self-Esteem And Degree Of Coping Of Parents Of Developmentally Delayed Or Handicapped Infants Involved In An Infant Intervention Program, Rebecca Marie Lafountain

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of parental intervention on the self-esteem, degree of coping, and stress levels of parents of developmentally delayed or handicapped infants involved in an infant intervention program.;The research design for this study was a posttest-only control group design. The samples consisted of 48 parents who had infants enrolled in an infant intervention program. Sixteen subjects were assigned to each of the following treatment groups: Support, Counseling, and Control. The Support groups were structured as self-help groups. The Counseling groups were primarily affective, but also included a didactic component based on ...


Perceived Competencies And Attitudes Of A Select Group Of Elementary School Administrators Relative To Preparation And Experience In Administering Special Education Programs, Nancy Equils. Hyatt Jan 1987

Perceived Competencies And Attitudes Of A Select Group Of Elementary School Administrators Relative To Preparation And Experience In Administering Special Education Programs, Nancy Equils. Hyatt

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceived competencies involved in administering special education programs and the attitude toward educational preparation and training of a select group of elementary school administrators. Principals from fourteen public school divisions throughout the State of Virginia, during the 1985-86 school year, participated in the study.;An original survey developed for purposes of the study was mailed to 173 elementary school administrators chosen in a random sampling from seven geographical divisions throughout the state. Sixty-nine percent of the administrators responded to the survey.;Responses from the three part survey were analyzed through use ...


Psychological Characteristics Of Noncustodial Fathers Involved In Child Custody Litigation, Sandra Wells Underwood Jan 1987

Psychological Characteristics Of Noncustodial Fathers Involved In Child Custody Litigation, Sandra Wells Underwood

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to investigate differences, if any, in the psychological characteristics of separated and/or divorced non-custodial fathers involved in child custody litigation. Three groups of fathers were investigated and delineated by length of time involved in litigation. Psychological characteristics examined included self-concept, affective states, depression, locus of control, and parental attitudes of confidence, causation, acceptance, understanding, and trust.;The sample of the population used in this study was 49 volunteers obtained from such sources as counselors, attorneys, and support and advocacy groups.;The specific variables proposed were investigated using discriminant function analysis with the direct ...


Saga, Strategy And The Marketing Mix: A Case Study Of Lynchburg College, Howard Ray Hunnius Jan 1987

Saga, Strategy And The Marketing Mix: A Case Study Of Lynchburg College, Howard Ray Hunnius

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which institutional saga and charter influence the formulation of institutional operating strategy and the degree to which the resultant strategy utilizes the concept of the marketing mix in an attempt to achieve institutional objectives.;Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia was chosen as the subject of the study for several reasons. First, as a private institution, it was assumed that Lynchburg College would exercise more discretion in the allocation of institutional resources to its marketing efforts than would a public institution. Second, Lynchburg College offered an opportunity to examine an ...


Effects Of Short And Long Study Times On Learning By Maps Versus Navigation, Thyra Rauch Jan 1987

Effects Of Short And Long Study Times On Learning By Maps Versus Navigation, Thyra Rauch

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

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A Study Of Equity And Adequacy In The Virginia Public School Finance System, Edward Walter Carr Jan 1987

A Study Of Equity And Adequacy In The Virginia Public School Finance System, Edward Walter Carr

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to analyze the Virginia system of school finance from 1979 through 1986 to determine the degree of comprehensive resource equity and funding adequacy for pupils and public school divisions. The study extends prior research by assessing the effectiveness of the current finance system on the basis of three principles of equity and two measures of funding adequacy. Five different years of financial data were analyzed and 13 different variables of educational resource inputs, outputs, wealth, and effort were gathered and measured. The financial data included in this study were drawn from 133 public school ...


A Study Of Principal Leadership Style Adaptability And Teacher Use Of Effective Teaching Skills, Dorothea Mabe Shannon Jan 1987

A Study Of Principal Leadership Style Adaptability And Teacher Use Of Effective Teaching Skills, Dorothea Mabe Shannon

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to identify the degree of principal leadership style adaptability and teacher use of effective teaching skills in schools where a staff development program in effective teaching skills has been institutionalized.;The null hypothesis to be tested was: In a school division where a staff development program in effective teaching skills has become institutionalized, teacher use of effective teaching skills will not be significantly different in schools with significantly different degrees of principal leadership style adaptability.;Method. The population of the study included elementary principals and teachers in a large urban school division in ...


An Examination Of Androgynous Traits As Demonstrated By Public School Building Administrators, Ramona Boone Stenzhorn Jan 1987

An Examination Of Androgynous Traits As Demonstrated By Public School Building Administrators, Ramona Boone Stenzhorn

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to examine the behavior of a specific group of educational leaders, to determine the presence of masculine, feminine, and androgynous qualities, and to relate these specific qualities to their performance ratings. The researcher examined current literature relating to the concept of androgyny in several areas.;Method. The Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI) was administered to a sample of 59 school administrators from one school system. The scoring of the BSRI resulted in four separate categories: feminine, masculine, androgynous, and undifferentiated. The school system's evaluator provided a rating (exceptional, average, or weak) of the ...


John Locke And The Education Of The Poor, Charles Garfield Ferguson Jan 1987

John Locke And The Education Of The Poor, Charles Garfield Ferguson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to examine John Locke's views on the education of the poor and compare them with his general philosophy of man and education.;John Locke (1632-1704) is one of the best-known and respected philosophers of the Western World. For three hundred years his famous Essay Concerning Human Understanding has led many philosophers to a view of man as a "free and rational" being. Unburdened with "innate ideas," Locke's man is free to learn to be all that he can be.;Locke extended this general theory into a handbook for education. He published in ...