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Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

1995

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Coping Strategies Of Depressed And Nondepressed Adolescents, Marcia A. Kennedy Jan 1995

Coping Strategies Of Depressed And Nondepressed Adolescents, Marcia A. Kennedy

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The purpose of this study was to determine if there are differences in the regulation of sad affect between depressed and nondepressed adolescents and between younger (12 years to 15 years, 6 months) and older adolescents (15 years, 7 months to 18 years). Using an information processing perspective, this study focused on several steps involved in emotion regulation including the generation, evaluation, and reported use of coping strategies.;Participants included 38 male students, 12 to 18 years of age, attending public middle and high schools in Chesapeake, Virginia. Participants were presented with two scenarios designed to evoke feelings of sadness ...


An Assessment Of Secondary School Counselors' Hiv-Related Knowledge, Attitude, And Stage Of Moral Development, Phyllis Johnston Jones Jan 1995

An Assessment Of Secondary School Counselors' Hiv-Related Knowledge, Attitude, And Stage Of Moral Development, Phyllis Johnston Jones

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This study focused on secondary school counselors employed in public schools in the state of Virginia. It investigated the direction and strength of the relationship of level of moral development, locus of control, HIV knowledge and HIV attitudes.;Locus of control was measured by Rotter's Internal-External Locus of Control Scale (I-E Scale). The Defining Issues Test (DIT) was used to assess counselor level of moral development. An HIV questionnaire examined counselor attitudes and knowledge. Kohlbery's theory of moral development provided the basis for the study.;It was hypothesized that the level of moral development would show a significant ...


Prolonged Teacher Stress As A Function Of Teachers' Perceptions Of Principal Leadership Style Adaptability And Teachers' Belief Systems, Pamela Pare Jan 1995

Prolonged Teacher Stress As A Function Of Teachers' Perceptions Of Principal Leadership Style Adaptability And Teachers' Belief Systems, Pamela Pare

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among prolonged teacher stress (or burnout), teachers' perceptions of leadership style adaptability, and teacher irrational belief systems.;The York County School Division was chosen because of the relative availability of subjects. Three surveys measuring teachers' perceptions of leadership style and style adaptability, teachers' irrational belief systems, and prolonged teacher stress, were disseminated among elementary classroom teachers in the county. Out of 100 elementary school teachers surveyed, there were 71 responses.;Three dimensions of burnout were measured: Emotional Exhaustion, Depersonalization, and Personal Accomplishment. It was hypothesized that there would be no ...


Effects Of Social Skills Training Program Designed To Improve The Social Status Of Isolated And Rejected Children, Mariella Giuffra Zapatero Jan 1995

Effects Of Social Skills Training Program Designed To Improve The Social Status Of Isolated And Rejected Children, Mariella Giuffra Zapatero

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The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a social skills training program designed to improve the social status of isolated and rejected children. Subjects were fourth and fifth grade students from two different elementary schools. One school served as the control group and the other one was the experimental group.;The sample consisted of 91 identified students from both schools. A nonequivalent control group research design was used. Pre- and posttest information was gathered using the Piers-Harris Self-Perception Questionnaire, Achenbach's Teacher's Report Form, and Sociogram. Dependent variables were children's self-perception, level of popularity ...


Differences In Judging Styles Of Law-Students And The Effect On Sentencing, Beverly Annette Hamby Jan 1995

Differences In Judging Styles Of Law-Students And The Effect On Sentencing, Beverly Annette Hamby

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No abstract provided.


A Cross-Cultural Comparison Of Selected Medical Students' Perceptions Of Issues Related To Battered Women, Anita Strickland Jan 1995

A Cross-Cultural Comparison Of Selected Medical Students' Perceptions Of Issues Related To Battered Women, Anita Strickland

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No abstract provided.