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A Comparison Of Present Position Of Selected College And University Personnel Administrators In The Southeastern United States To The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Roy S. Jones Dec 1983

A Comparison Of Present Position Of Selected College And University Personnel Administrators In The Southeastern United States To The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Roy S. Jones

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem was to determine whether a significant relationship existed among the present positions, career goals, and results of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator using selected college and university personnel administrators in the Southern Region of the College and University Personnel Association (CUPA). Literature was reviewed in order to determine the previous research of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as it applies to college and university personnel administrators. The standard Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was chosen as the personality inventory instrument. Colleges and universities surveyed were selected using the Southern Region of the College and University Personnel Association (CUPA) as the group. The Myers-Briggs ...


An Investigation Into The Relationship Of Parental Involvement And Student Achievement In Mathematics, Georgia Noble Smith Dec 1983

An Investigation Into The Relationship Of Parental Involvement And Student Achievement In Mathematics, Georgia Noble Smith

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.


Food Quality Control Methods Used In Nursing Homes And Hospitals Of 100 Beds Or Less In Kentucky And Tennessee, Laura Lee Butler Dec 1983

Food Quality Control Methods Used In Nursing Homes And Hospitals Of 100 Beds Or Less In Kentucky And Tennessee, Laura Lee Butler

Doctoral Dissertations

In 1981 nursing homes and hospitals with less than 100 beds in Kentucky and Tennessee represented approximately 50% of the total number of these facilities. Little attention has been given in the professional literature to health care facilities of this size. Many small facilities have not employed persons with specialized education and training to manage the foodservice; thus food quality control methods may not be used. Research is needed to identify existing areas of quality control in order for needed improvements and changes to be made. The purposes of this study were to identify and compare current quality control measures ...


Clinical Dietetic Practice In Hospitals And Public Health Agencies In Tennessee: Implications For Educational Development, Lynne Maria Roberson Dec 1983

Clinical Dietetic Practice In Hospitals And Public Health Agencies In Tennessee: Implications For Educational Development, Lynne Maria Roberson

Doctoral Dissertations

This research focused on a comparison of clinical dietetic practice in hospitals and in public health agencies, and a comparison of clients' needs and problems in high-priority performance situations in actual practice with those anticipated for the future in Tennessee. Information about clinical practice was explored using role theory and systems methodology to relate concepts and processes in development.

Two surveys were conducted to obtain information about current practice and expectations for future events in Tennessee. Generally, the nature of clinical dietetic practice in short-term care hospitals and in public health agencies could not be differentiated by considering the nature ...


Gender Differences Between Never-Married Adults: Sociodemographic, Psychological, And Social Support Factors, Janet Schreur Cockrum Dec 1983

Gender Differences Between Never-Married Adults: Sociodemographic, Psychological, And Social Support Factors, Janet Schreur Cockrum

Doctoral Dissertations

The main purpose of this study was to investigate the differences between never-married men and women on a number of social-psychological variables. Specific attention was also given to a select group of sociodemographic variables. A secondary purpose was to examine the relationship between life satisfaction as a criterion variable and the other social-psychological variables as predictor variables.

The sample consisted of 30 never-married men and 30 never-married women, between the ages of 27-46. The average age of both the men and women was 31. Individuals had to be caucasian and currently "not cohabiting, not emotionally, sexually, or financially dependent on ...


Analysis Of Teacher Evaluation Instruments In Use In Tennessee Public School Systems, Jane L. Williams Dec 1983

Analysis Of Teacher Evaluation Instruments In Use In Tennessee Public School Systems, Jane L. Williams

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to analyze teacher evaluation instruments in use in Tennessee public school systems relative to type of instrument and content in relation to six school system characteristics. Differences were sought between school systems in relation to participation in teacher contract negotiations, per pupil expenditure, average annual teacher salary, method of selection of superintendents, type of school system, and size of school system in their choice of type of instrument and in the content of their instruments. A content analysis coding sheet was devised for use in the study categorizing the content of teacher evaluation instruments ...


An Assessment Of The Status Of Articulation Between Public Secondary Schools, Vocational Schools, And Community Colleges In Virginia, Linda H. Kilgore Dec 1983

An Assessment Of The Status Of Articulation Between Public Secondary Schools, Vocational Schools, And Community Colleges In Virginia, Linda H. Kilgore

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the status of general education and occupational program articulation efforts and practices as they existed between community colleges and the public secondary and vocational schools in Virginia. The problem was to also determine if a positive climate existed which was necessary for the planning of articulated programs between the secondary, vocational, and community college systems. The climate was determined by the perceptions reported by administrators toward articulation activities. The population studied included the academic deans from 10 Virginia community colleges and the principals of representative public secondary and vocational schools from each ...


Instructional Leadership: A Comparison Of The Roles Of Principal And Curriculum Director, Bettina K. Brown Dec 1983

Instructional Leadership: A Comparison Of The Roles Of Principal And Curriculum Director, Bettina K. Brown

Master's Theses

The objective of this report was to relate the experiences and outcomes of a field experience internship in public school administration.

Specifically, the report focused on a comparison and contrast of the roles, responsibilities, and expectation of instructional leadership as reflected in the separate positions of a principal, a curriculum director, and a consolidation of both positions.


A Report Of An Internship At The Michigan State Department Of Education, Lansing, Michigan, Reiniera Leroux Dec 1983

A Report Of An Internship At The Michigan State Department Of Education, Lansing, Michigan, Reiniera Leroux

Master's Theses

The purpose of this report is to describe an internship conducted at the Michigan State Department of Education. The experience focused on gaining an understanding of the State Board of Education and Adult Extended Learning Services, a unit of the State Department of Education. The intern was also given the task of rewriting and updating one of the Department of Education handbooks: "Administrative Guide for Adult High School."

Chapter I is an introduction and background to the State Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and Adult Extended Learning Services. Chapter I also includes the intern's prospectus.

Chapter ...


A Report Of An Internship With Senior Services, Incorporated, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Monroe H. Johnson Dec 1983

A Report Of An Internship With Senior Services, Incorporated, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Monroe H. Johnson

Master's Theses

This report summarizes a 15-week internship with Senior Services, Incorporated, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, served during the Spring and Summer terms, 1983.

The purpose of the internship was to acquaint the intern with the leadership performance, duties, responsibilities, and actions of the executive director and field supervisor in increasing and maintaining a low income minority senior citizen's nutritional outreach service. The objectives of increasing the number of low income minority senior citizen participants and prepared nutritional sites were the major emphasis of this internship. In addition, the intern was involved with proposal writing and the hiring of two outreach workers.


A Report Of An Internship In The St. Joseph Public Schools, St. Joseph, Michigan, Thomas J. Miller Dec 1983

A Report Of An Internship In The St. Joseph Public Schools, St. Joseph, Michigan, Thomas J. Miller

Master's Theses

This report describes an internship completed in the St. Joseph Public Schools. The internship was devoted to working with the superintendent as he implemented a plan to close schools, reassign students, and find a use for the closed buildings. This report details the planning, process, and leadership styles used to carry out this task.

Chapter I contains a background of the St. Joseph Public Schools.

Chapter II describes the history of past attempts to close schools in the St. Joseph District and an overview of the plan that the superintendent used in the 1982-83 school year.

Chapters III, IV, and ...


An Experiential Project Examining The Summer School And Enrichment Elements Of Community Education, Susan V. Slade Dec 1983

An Experiential Project Examining The Summer School And Enrichment Elements Of Community Education, Susan V. Slade

Master's Theses

The objective of this experiential project was to examine the role and functions of the community school’s director in the summer school and enrichment elements of the total program.

Major areas that were examined were budgeting procedures, curriculum and programming, staffing and personnel, and facility utilization.

Through the investigation of these areas is was found that budgeting was based on a "break-even" philosophy. It was observed that curriculum and programming were in a constant state of search for improvement and variety based on community need. Further, it was discovered that successful instructors and teachers for these programs are special ...


Deep Muscle Relaxation And Guided Fantasy As Techniques In The Reduction Of Anxiety And Increase Of Reading Performance Of Third Grade Students, Laurel Didget Dec 1983

Deep Muscle Relaxation And Guided Fantasy As Techniques In The Reduction Of Anxiety And Increase Of Reading Performance Of Third Grade Students, Laurel Didget

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether the techniques of Deep Muscle Relaxation (DMR) and Guided Fantasy (GF) could reduce the level of anxiety in highly anxious children. It was also the intent of this investigation to observe whether reduction of anxiety would result in improved reading achievement and elimination of various problematic reading behaviors. Finally, the study was to indicate whether a significant relationship exists between anxiety level and reading achievement. Statistical analysis of pre and post anxiety reading scores of the control and treatment groups consisting of highly anxious third graders revealed the following results. The ...


The Effectiveness Of An Integrated Oral Language-Writing Program, Using Grouping, On The Composing Ability And Writing Attitudes Of Ninth Grade Students, Monica A. Cosgrove Dec 1983

The Effectiveness Of An Integrated Oral Language-Writing Program, Using Grouping, On The Composing Ability And Writing Attitudes Of Ninth Grade Students, Monica A. Cosgrove

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an integrated oral language-writing program, using grouping, on ability to compose and on writing attitude. A secondary purpose was to see if there were a relationship between ability to compose and writing attitude. A pretest, posttest design with a control group was used for the study. The treatment group consisted of twenty-seven students from a heterogeneously grouped rural-suburban school. The control group consisted of twenty-seven students, heterogeneously grouped, from a suburban-rural school.

Students in the treatment group were divided into groups of three, meeting twice a week, for a ...


A Survey Of Out-Of-School Activities Of Third Grade Students With Above And Below Level Reading Achievement Scores, Christie A. Pietak Dec 1983

A Survey Of Out-Of-School Activities Of Third Grade Students With Above And Below Level Reading Achievement Scores, Christie A. Pietak

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study surveyed the out-of-school activities of third grade students with above and below level reading achievement scores. Twenty-one students scoring in the first through third and seventh through ninth stanines on the reading comprehension subtest of the Stanford Achievement Test participated in the study. Each child individually completed the out-of-school activities survey, designed and administered by the researcher.

Results of the survey indicated that significant differences do exist in the out-of-school activities of the subjects. The greatest number of differences existed between the above and below level third graders, and the above and below level third grade boys. A ...


Psychological Typology Of The Local Firm Certified Public Accountant, Paul John Otte Dec 1983

Psychological Typology Of The Local Firm Certified Public Accountant, Paul John Otte

Dissertations

This research expanded the study of psychological typology to the local firm Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Differences in type have been previously reported, based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), resulting from both level of authority and area of specialization in Big Eight firm CPAs. This study utilized the MBTI and a Personal Data Questionnaire to identify types and accumulate data related to the independent variables of level and preferred area of specialization. The MBTI operationalizes Jung's type theory and reports 16 possible Jungian types which were the dependent variables in this study.

The population of interest included individuals ...


A Study Of The Knowledge About Reading Concepts Of Principals Of Schools Holding Membership In The Association Of Christian Schools International, Maxine Edge Margesson Dec 1983

A Study Of The Knowledge About Reading Concepts Of Principals Of Schools Holding Membership In The Association Of Christian Schools International, Maxine Edge Margesson

Dissertations

This study focused upon the amount of knowledge that elementary principals in schools holding membership in the Association of Christian Schools International have regarding primary reading instruction. The problem was based on the contention that the elementary principal is responsible for the instructional program in his or her school, and in order to offer quality supervision, he or she must be knowledgeable about curriculum.

Data were obtained from a research questionnaire completed by 220 principals and 1,065 elementary teachers. The questionnaire contained 40 statments relating to primary-grade reading. Seven categories of reading concepts were utilized: (1) word recognition, (2 ...


An Analysis Of Available Selection Factors For Judging The Educational Merit Of Short Duration, Out-Of-House, Management Training Programs For American Corporations, Douglas R. Loomer Dec 1983

An Analysis Of Available Selection Factors For Judging The Educational Merit Of Short Duration, Out-Of-House, Management Training Programs For American Corporations, Douglas R. Loomer

Dissertations

The purpose of this research project was twofold. First, to determine which, if any, information items, normally known about short duration out-of-house management training programs (seminars, workshops, etc.) prior to attendance, are indicative of educational merit. Second, to utilize this knowledge of educational merit indicators to test for a difference between the educational merit of out-of-house management training programs provided by (a) academic and (b) nonacademic instructional sources.

A total of 20 program characteristics were identified as indicators of educational merit by a review of literature and/or survey of corporate training officers. Six of these 20 indicators produced a ...


The Development Of An Oral Test To Assess The English Proficiency Of Bilingual Teachers, Ruth Inzinna Sep 1983

The Development Of An Oral Test To Assess The English Proficiency Of Bilingual Teachers, Ruth Inzinna

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to develop an oral English proficiency test and administer it to a pilot group of students.


The Effects Of A Sudden Or Gradual Withdrawal From A Chronic Exercise Pattern On Anxiety Levels Of Well Conditioned Athletes, Edward P. Fitzsimmons Aug 1983

The Effects Of A Sudden Or Gradual Withdrawal From A Chronic Exercise Pattern On Anxiety Levels Of Well Conditioned Athletes, Edward P. Fitzsimmons

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

Due to increasing numbers of people developing high levels of cardiovascular (CV) fitness there are correspondingly more leaving these elevated states for varied reasons. The present investigation explored the possible need for a taper from a chronic exercise program. Anxiety was used as a possible indication of behavioral adaptations to a decreasing level of cardiovascular and muscle endurance levels. Eighty-two conditioned subjects and thirty unconditioned subjects were pre-tested for cardiovascular levels and A-State levels of anxiety to three groups each detraining at different rates and styles. All 112 subjects were post-tested for CV and A-State levels after a two week ...


The Effects Of Response Lever Position On The Performance Of Rats With Septal Lesions In A Lever-Press Shock-Escape Task, Edward Brooks Applegate Iii Aug 1983

The Effects Of Response Lever Position On The Performance Of Rats With Septal Lesions In A Lever-Press Shock-Escape Task, Edward Brooks Applegate Iii

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the School of Education at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree Master of Arts by Edward Brooks Applegate III on August 17, 1983.


A Model Unit For Teaching Career Awareness To Fifth And Sixth Grade Special Education Students, Nancy H. Byers Aug 1983

A Model Unit For Teaching Career Awareness To Fifth And Sixth Grade Special Education Students, Nancy H. Byers

All Graduate Projects

The purpose of this project was to provide teachers of fifth- and sixth-grade special education students with: 1. A career awareness unit on the fast food drive-in industry which includes specific lessons in the curriculum areas of reading, math, language arts, communication skills, health/science, social studies, and art. 2. A pre-postevaluation tool for measuring student's knowledge gained from the unit, student's self-concept, and student's attitude toward school.


An Investigation To Determine The Relationships Among Self-Concept, Locus Of Control, And Writing Achievement, Janis L. Murphy Aug 1983

An Investigation To Determine The Relationships Among Self-Concept, Locus Of Control, And Writing Achievement, Janis L. Murphy

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among self-concept, locus of control and writing achievement. The sample included sixty-seven students enrolled in eleventh-grade vocational English classes in a rural high school. The Self-Concept of Ability Scale was used to determine self-concept, the Intelligence Responsibility Questionnaire, to determine locus of control and the New York State Regents Competency Test in Writing to determine writing achievement. Data collected from these measures were statistically analyzed to determine correlation coefficients. No significant relationships were found between self-concept and locus of control, between locus of control and writing achievement or between self-concept ...


Comparison Of Food-Related Behavior Of College And Post-College Young Married Couples, Phyllis Bowman Conklin Aug 1983

Comparison Of Food-Related Behavior Of College And Post-College Young Married Couples, Phyllis Bowman Conklin

Doctoral Dissertations

The study was an ex post facto exploratory field study designed to investigate the food-related behavior of husbands and wives of college and post-college married, childless couples ages 18 to 31. Respondents were or had been students at the University of Northern Iowa. The major purpose was to examine food-related behavior in social episodes.

The investigation was conducted in 2 phases. In Phase I, husbands and wives of 10 college and 10 post-college couples were interviewed individually to elicit food-related episodes and appropriate types of foods for those episodes. That information then was used to develop questionnaires to be administered ...


A Study Of The Predictive Value Of The Diagnostic Reading Scales And The Woodcock Reading Mastery Testes For Instructional Level Basal Placement, Sandra Zecchini Aug 1983

A Study Of The Predictive Value Of The Diagnostic Reading Scales And The Woodcock Reading Mastery Testes For Instructional Level Basal Placement, Sandra Zecchini

Doctoral Dissertations

The present inquiry assessed the predictive value of the DRS and WRMT in the determination of instructional reading levels for basal placement. The rationale for this study was that teachers who receive clinical reports from reading specialists designating the instructional level may place the student in the basal reader corresponding to the report’s stated instructional level. This study sought to determine if children placed in basal materials on the instructional grade level(s) diagnosed by the WRMT and DRS would be capable of reading selections from these materials. Comprehension scores of 75% or greater constituted “fit” or correct basal ...


Elementary School Principals' Perceptions Of The Importance Of Competencies Within Critical Administrative Task Areas, Melanie W. Greene Aug 1983

Elementary School Principals' Perceptions Of The Importance Of Competencies Within Critical Administrative Task Areas, Melanie W. Greene

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Problem. The problem of this study was to determine the importance of competencies within critical administrative task areas as perceived by selected elementary school principals. Methods. Participants for the study were randomly selected from a total population of 429 elementary principals serving schools containing kindergarten through grade six in the state of North Carolina. A questionnaire was mailed to the 250 principals selected to participate in the study. Of the returned instruments 187 were complete and used for statistical analyses, with the data being analyzed using the SPSS Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. Fourteen null hypotheses were formulated and ...


Elementary School Principals' Perceptions Of The Importance Of Competencies Within Critical Administrative Task Areas, Melanie W. Greene Aug 1983

Elementary School Principals' Perceptions Of The Importance Of Competencies Within Critical Administrative Task Areas, Melanie W. Greene

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Problem. The problem of this study was to determine the importance of competencies within critical administrative task areas as perceived by selected elementary school principals. Methods. Participants for the study were randomly selected from a total population of 429 elementary principals serving schools containing kindergarten through grade six in the state of North Carolina. A questionnaire was mailed to the 250 principals selected to participate in the study. Of the returned instruments 187 were complete and used for statistical analyses, with the data being analyzed using the SPSS Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. Fourteen null hypotheses were formulated and ...


Factors Influencing The Counseling Behavior Of Clinical Dietitians, Audrey Lynn Hay Aug 1983

Factors Influencing The Counseling Behavior Of Clinical Dietitians, Audrey Lynn Hay

Doctoral Dissertations

A survey of clinical dietitians in accredited clinical and generalist dietetic internships was conducted to construct a socio-demographic profile and to investigate influences on the counseling behavior of clinical dietitians. The Ajzen and Fishbein (1980) model was used to identify relationships between external variables, preparedness to use, attitude and subjective norm toward use, intention to use, and behavior toward use of counseling strategies. External variables included demographic characteristics, situational characteristics, and attitude toward targets. The five categories of counseling strategies were: assessment, educational, motivational, behavioral, and evaluation.

Respondents felt most capable using counseling skills requiring active interaction and least capable ...


The Effects Of Parent Monitoring On Homework Completion Of Low Performing Students, Maria Del Carmen Barocio Aug 1983

The Effects Of Parent Monitoring On Homework Completion Of Low Performing Students, Maria Del Carmen Barocio

Master's Theses

Four junior high school boys from a Special Education room participated in this study. The purpose was to increase the amount of homework completion having parents as monitors of their own children and minimal teacher intervention. In Condition I, baseline was taken of the percentage of homework assignments completed. During Condition II, parents received a Homework Checklist from the teacher explaining the assignments for the next day. For Condition III parents were given a handout explaining the use of positive statements and prompts, and a guideline for skillful home study was also included. Parents were asked to send a Report ...


A Report Of A Project In The Central Administrative Offices Of The Jenison Public Schools, Gary W. Allen Aug 1983

A Report Of A Project In The Central Administrative Offices Of The Jenison Public Schools, Gary W. Allen

Master's Theses

The initial part of the manuscript is a log of the author's activities during his internship at Jenison Public Schools. In addition to the daily entries, weekly summaries of the experience are also included. The second section of the manuscript lists the author's objectives for the internship and how these objectives were obtained. The final portion of the manuscript contains three appendices that pertain to the author's internship prospectus, the development of various school calendars for 1982-1983, and a report on job sharing.