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2009

Education Doctoral

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An Examination Of Entrepreneurial Activity In Independent Colleges And Universities In New York State: A Presidential View Of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Gary M. Smith Dec 2009

An Examination Of Entrepreneurial Activity In Independent Colleges And Universities In New York State: A Presidential View Of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Gary M. Smith

Education Doctoral

This research study is an examination of entrepreneurial leadership and activity in independent colleges and universities in New York State. Many higher education institutions are facing serious financial challenges. Competition for enrollment and donations combined with price competition, increasing costs, student consumerism, and changing demographics are all factors that challenge the financial viability of independent colleges and universities. There is increasing pressure on the leadership of these institutions to find new sources of revenue to meet these financial challenges. The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships between and among the selfperceived entrepreneurial orientation of presidents and other ...


Don't Count Them Out: Transitioning Adolescents' Perceptions Of Issues Impacting Learning In Middle School, Concetta Lucchese Dec 2009

Don't Count Them Out: Transitioning Adolescents' Perceptions Of Issues Impacting Learning In Middle School, Concetta Lucchese

Education Doctoral

The transition from elementary to middle school presents adolescents with challenges that deter them from becoming learning-focused students. In urban settings, transitioning students are often confronted with issues as they enter middle school and attempt to acclimatize to the new environment. This study explored first-hand experiences of transitioning urban middle school seventh graders at the completion of their first year in a middle school setting. The purpose of the study was to describe students' perceptions of the issues negatively impacting their ability to focus on learning. This phenomenological research study was conducted primarily using pre-existing data from seventh grade test ...


Toward An Understanding Of The Effect Of Relational Demographics On Buyer Trust And Distrust In Technical Market Relationships: Grounded Theory Approach, David G. Long Aug 2009

Toward An Understanding Of The Effect Of Relational Demographics On Buyer Trust And Distrust In Technical Market Relationships: Grounded Theory Approach, David G. Long

Education Doctoral

Trust is at the heart of most human relationships, and for certain, at the heart of most long-term business relationships. The subject of hundreds of studies, books and papers , there is a universal yearning for the knowledge of how trust is gained, nurtured and protected. This study focuses on how trust in buyer-seller relationships may be affected by relational demographics – that is, how people appear to each other in terms of race, age and gender. In the United States, over $16 billion is spent annually on goods and services in the wastewater treatment market. How relational demographics influence the buyer ...


Examining Alumni Perceptions Of Care From High School Teachers As A Source Of Student Social Capital, Ryan P. Pacatte Aug 2009

Examining Alumni Perceptions Of Care From High School Teachers As A Source Of Student Social Capital, Ryan P. Pacatte

Education Doctoral

This study combined the literatures of social capital and care. Specifically, the study surveyed alumni perceptions of care from their high school teachers as a measure of teacher-based social capital. In contrast with previous literature that examined care as teacher-based social capital measuring from the teacher perspective, this is the first study to measure care as teacher-based social capital from the perspective of the former student. The study used an established instrument, Teven and McCroskey's (1999) Source Credibility Instrument, in an on-line format to measure perceptions of care from former teachers as the independent variable. The research survey collected ...


An Investigation Of After School Supports: An After-School Program And Its Impact On African American Males Aged 5-13, Leonard M. Brock Aug 2009

An Investigation Of After School Supports: An After-School Program And Its Impact On African American Males Aged 5-13, Leonard M. Brock

Education Doctoral

Evidence indicates that after-school programs are beneficial to children in the elementary school years, especially when they target more than just problem behaviors, but also focus on a wide range of positive developmental outcomes such as critical tihink.ing, self-awareness and self-confidence (Catalano et al., 2002). The most effective programs (a) target problem prevention and competency promotion simultaneously, (b) are well integrated into the school or community context (Weissberg & O' Brien, 2004), and (c) focus on social and emotional development (Catalano et al., 2002; Elias et al., 1997). The present study examined the effects of participation in a community-based after-school program for a sample of elementary school-aged African American males. This study was a mixed-method ...


A Study Of Self-Efficacy Of Educational Professionals In Managing Classroom Behavior And Their Readiness For Differentiating Discipline, Donna Riter Aug 2009

A Study Of Self-Efficacy Of Educational Professionals In Managing Classroom Behavior And Their Readiness For Differentiating Discipline, Donna Riter

Education Doctoral

Keeping children behaviorally appropriate and in their classrooms has become increasingly challenging for today's educational professionals where there is less tolerance for classroom disruption, greater expectation of performance and higher paced learning formats. These professionals face even greater dilemmas if they enter the classroom without confidence that the skills they have will be the right fit for managing students who struggle behaviorally. A Likert scale survey was used for this quantitative study to assess perceived beliefs of educational professionals concerning self-efficacy in managing classroom behavior, and their readiness (ability and willingness) to differentiate approaches to behavior intervention in order ...


The Influence Of Positional Leadership On Second-Year Male Satisfaction And Retention, Jennifer Lynn Furner Aug 2009

The Influence Of Positional Leadership On Second-Year Male Satisfaction And Retention, Jennifer Lynn Furner

Education Doctoral

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence positional leadership has on satisfaction and retention of second-year students, especially males. To accomplish this, the researcher conducted a mixed-methods study utilizing an online administration of the Student Leadership and Satisfaction Survey (Appendix B) and the completion of focus groups with second-year male positional leaders at Cazenovia College (CAZ), Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS), and Keuka College (KC). This study showed significant relationships between many of the variables within the study, resulting in an understanding that overall satisfaction influenced retention, but that being involved in campus memberships or exercising ...


Establishment Of Standards Of Practice At The Monroe Regional Information Center, Amy S. Perry-Delcorvo Aug 2009

Establishment Of Standards Of Practice At The Monroe Regional Information Center, Amy S. Perry-Delcorvo

Education Doctoral

The Monroe Regional Information Center (RIC) is part of an education service agency that provides technology support for instructional and administrative technology services. The Monroe RIC services 19 component public school districts in Monroe County, NY. Various administrative and instructional services are offered through the RIC. The problem statement is the 19 component districts of the Monroe I and Monroe 2 BOCES have stated significant concerns regarding the leadership, communication, cost and equity of Monroe RIC services (Rockefeller Institute, 2005). The purpose of the research study was to examine the RIC through the eyes of three stakeholder groups: Component District ...


Involvement Of Coaches In The Campus Judicial Process: Perceptions Of Judicial Affairs Administrators And Athletic Coaches, Tracy Mcfarland Aug 2009

Involvement Of Coaches In The Campus Judicial Process: Perceptions Of Judicial Affairs Administrators And Athletic Coaches, Tracy Mcfarland

Education Doctoral

High rates of binge drinking among college athletes are particularly troubling to campus administrators because drinking results in greater harms and increased disciplinary outcomes for athletes and because others in the campus community often experience secondhand effects as a result of athletes' binge drinking. The level of trust in the coach-athlete relationship makes athletic coach involvement in the campus judicial process a viable approach to reduce the binge drinking rates of athletes and the associated harms and disciplinary outcomes that they experience. This study explored the perceptions of athletic coaches and judicial affairs administrators regarding coach involvement in the campus ...


An Efficacy Study Of School Based Social Interventions Administered To Students With Autism, Carmine Peluso Aug 2009

An Efficacy Study Of School Based Social Interventions Administered To Students With Autism, Carmine Peluso

Education Doctoral

In an effort to comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2000 (IDEA, 2004), schools are moving toward full inclusion in classrooms to offer students with disabilities the least restrictive environment. This has led to an influx of students on the spectrum of autism in general education classrooms at the middle school level. Students on the spectrum of autism are receiving social interventions as indicated on their Individualized Education Plan. There has been no use of consistent measures to establish if social interventions are effective and generalizable. A study consisting of 7 middle school students in a suburban school ...


A Study Of The Impact Of High School Physical Education Curriculum Choices On Health-Related Fitness Indicators And Motivation For Physical Activity, Beverly J. Ziegler Aug 2009

A Study Of The Impact Of High School Physical Education Curriculum Choices On Health-Related Fitness Indicators And Motivation For Physical Activity, Beverly J. Ziegler

Education Doctoral

Lack of physical activity and poor nutrition are factors that contribute to the obesity epidemic. Promotion and support of meaningful quality physical education experiences may be an appropriate focus to improve the health, fitness and wellness of students. The purpose of the research study is to determine if there is an impact in students in grades eleven and twelve physical education who receive choice vs. no choice on their health related fitness indicators and their motivation for physical activity. The research is grounded int eh Self-Determination Theory (SDT) of human motivation to determine if the social contexts (climate) in physical ...


An Examination Of Student Achievement In English Language Arts Through The Use Of Predictive Assessments, Standardized Testing, And Academic Interventions, Bridgitte B. Griffin Aug 2009

An Examination Of Student Achievement In English Language Arts Through The Use Of Predictive Assessments, Standardized Testing, And Academic Interventions, Bridgitte B. Griffin

Education Doctoral

The purpose of this study is to examine student achievement in middle school English Language Arts (ELA) through the use of predictive assessments, standard testing, and academic interventions. The researcher determined whether and how teachers at the Benford Middle School use the ThinkLink assessment results to change their instructional practices for students who have scored at levels one and two on the NYS assessment, scores that indicate these students are not proficient in reading at their grade level. Furthermore, the researcher identified teachers' perceptions about the usefulness of the Discovery Education ThinkLink Series. Specifically, the following research questions have guided ...


Does Participation In A School Choice Program Impact Student Achievement And Attendance?, Joseph C. Capezzuto Aug 2009

Does Participation In A School Choice Program Impact Student Achievement And Attendance?, Joseph C. Capezzuto

Education Doctoral

Quantitative statistical methods are used to address two research questions about the connection between participation in a school choice program and students' attendance and achievement. These questions are of interest to large urban districts which use expensive school choice plans to desegregate on racial and ethnic or on socioeconomic descriptors of students, in the hope that the resulting voluntary desegregation will benefit student attendance and then achievement. Participants in the kindergarten Schools of Choice plan in the Rochester City School District in the second year of the plan' s implementation, who used the plan to choose a school away from ...


A Framework For Understanding Participation Among African American Adolescents In The Rochester Step-Off Program: A Foundation For Evidence-Based Strategies To Improve Participation, Roderick L. Jones May 2009

A Framework For Understanding Participation Among African American Adolescents In The Rochester Step-Off Program: A Foundation For Evidence-Based Strategies To Improve Participation, Roderick L. Jones

Education Doctoral

Out-of-school time programs (OST programs) are effective at improving social-emotional development and academic performance. Much of the literature on out-of school time programs supports the relationship between levels of impact and participation (Durlak & Weissberg, 2007; Lauer, Akiba, Wilkerson, Apthorp, Snow, & Martin-Glenn, 2006). Research suggests that low-income African Americans benefit from out-of school time programs. However, they are less likely to participate than their White and more affluent counterparts (Simpkins, 2003). This study sought to develop a framework for understanding participation among African American adolescents in the Rochester Step-Off Program (RSO) using the Communities That Care Youth Survey. The study sample was 105 ...