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Predicting Educational And Occupational Attainment Among Male And Female Teacher Education Students: An Examination Of High School Extracurricular Participation And Other Selected Characteristics , Alyce Ann Holland Jan 1991

Predicting Educational And Occupational Attainment Among Male And Female Teacher Education Students: An Examination Of High School Extracurricular Participation And Other Selected Characteristics , Alyce Ann Holland

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The current study had two components: Study 1 and Study 2. The purpose of Study 1 was to examine variables that predict graduation from the Iowa State University Teacher Education Program among 2,008 prospective teacher education students who were enrolled in a beginning education course. The analyses were conducted separately for male and female students;College grade point average when enrolled in a beginning education course was the strongest predictor of graduation in teacher education for both male and female students. For females, the three best predictors of graduation in teacher education following college grades, were participation in teacher ...


Differential Effects Of High And Low Cognitive Load Instructional Methods On Recall And Transfer Of Procedural Knowledge , Brenda Mary Sugrue Jan 1989

Differential Effects Of High And Low Cognitive Load Instructional Methods On Recall And Transfer Of Procedural Knowledge , Brenda Mary Sugrue

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This study investigated the relative effectiveness of two instructional methods on the recall and transfer of procedural knowledge. The moderating influence of fluid aptitude was examined. An attempt was made to identify the type of cognitive processing induced by the instructional methods. The instructional methods differed in the completeness of support provided for the cognitive processing of procedural knowledge. The high-load method presented complete information about the steps in a procedure, follow by opportunity to practice the correct steps. The low-load method initially presented incomplete information about the steps and forced the learner to actively construct the correct steps by ...


Cognitive Abilities, Affective Characteristics And Learning Strategies As Related To Academic Achievement Among First Year Nursing Students: Test Validation And Causal Modelling , Sandra Beermann Chacko Jan 1989

Cognitive Abilities, Affective Characteristics And Learning Strategies As Related To Academic Achievement Among First Year Nursing Students: Test Validation And Causal Modelling , Sandra Beermann Chacko

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The present research had two purposes. First, the study was designed to validate the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) (Weinstein, 1987) with undergraduate nursing students. Second, a causal model of learning for undergraduate nursing students was developed and tested. Results of the validation study were used for the development of the model;The data were collected on 134 first-year nursing students enrolled at a Midwestern community college. Analysis of the data included (1) factor analysis of the LASSI data; (2) Cronbach alpha to estimate internal consistencies of the revised LASSI scales; (3) Pearson product-moment correlations to determine the relationships ...


Parent Influence On Academic Achievement: An Idiographic Study , William Benjamin Matthew Jan 1988

Parent Influence On Academic Achievement: An Idiographic Study , William Benjamin Matthew

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The research literature suggests that frequent parental knowledge of their child's academic achievement is a necessary, but perhaps not a sufficient, condition for an improvement in achievement. Parents who are provided with frequent feedback about their child's academic achievement, along with a systematic method to manage their child's achievement, may be able to improve achievement in the absence of any systematic in-school intervention.


The Effects Of Financial Stress On The Academic Achievement Of Young Adolescents From Farm And Nonfarm Families , Dania S. Clark-Lempers Jan 1987

The Effects Of Financial Stress On The Academic Achievement Of Young Adolescents From Farm And Nonfarm Families , Dania S. Clark-Lempers

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This study investigated whether financial stress brought about by economic changes in farm communities had an effect on academic achievement of young adolescents. Additionally, whether this effect was mediated by the social support of parents and/or the degree of dissonance in relationships with parents was also studied. Young adolescents, mothers and fathers from 105 farm and nonfarm families participated. The degree of financial hardship reported by the adolescents was positively related to their feelings of depression and to the degree of dissonance in their relationships with their parents. Their perceptions of financial hardship were negatively related to the amount ...


A Path Analytical Approach To Parents And Teacher Expectation Effects On Achievement For Middle School Students , Joon Ok Lee Jan 1987

A Path Analytical Approach To Parents And Teacher Expectation Effects On Achievement For Middle School Students , Joon Ok Lee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the research was twofold: One was to identify the nature of relationships of selected structural, attitudinal, and process variables of the home and school while the other was to test the hypothetical path models of parents and teacher expectation effects on pre-adolescents school learning. It was hypothesized that parent expectations for the child's achievement might be mediated by parent involvement, student expectations, and effort to achievement as well as teacher expectations might be mediated by teacher clarity, student expectations, and effort;The data were obtained from the responses of 115 sixth grade and 109 eighth grade ...


Evaluation Of Self-Paced, Mastery And Traditional Instruction In A University Anatomy And Physiology Course Using Comparative And Attribute By Treatment Interaction Designs , Thomas A. Stinard Jan 1980

Evaluation Of Self-Paced, Mastery And Traditional Instruction In A University Anatomy And Physiology Course Using Comparative And Attribute By Treatment Interaction Designs , Thomas A. Stinard

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