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1994

Professional studies in education

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Structural Equation Modeling Of Health Belief Model Influences On Exercise Behavior Among Medical Center Employees , Charles Michael Cychosz Jan 1994

Structural Equation Modeling Of Health Belief Model Influences On Exercise Behavior Among Medical Center Employees , Charles Michael Cychosz

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This investigation had two purposes. First, the study was designed to confirm the factor structure of the Health Belief Model Inventory (HBMI) among employees of a medical center. Second, a causal model was developed and tested using HBMI components to predict exercise behavior;Data were collected from 511 employees of a regional medical center. Analysis of the data included (1) confirmatory factor analysis of the proposed model including benefits, barriers, susceptibility, social influences, cues to action, and perceived physical ability. (2) structural equation modeling of the relationship between these factors and exercise behavior;Confirmatory factor analysis of the HBMI revealed ...


Identifying Differences In Testing Attitudes, Practices, And Concerns Of Teachers In Outcome- And Nonoutcome-Based Elementary Schools , Janet F. Rope Jan 1994

Identifying Differences In Testing Attitudes, Practices, And Concerns Of Teachers In Outcome- And Nonoutcome-Based Elementary Schools , Janet F. Rope

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study sought to determine whether implementation of the outcome-based education (OBE) model was accompanied by a shift in teacher attitudes, practices, and concerns about student assessment. A total of 96 Iowa elementary school teachers in grades one through five volunteered to participate in this study about classroom assessment. Sixty-six teachers in outcome-based schools and 30 teachers in nonoutcome-based schools completed the 20-item questionnaire. In particular, it tried to verify teachers' attitudes about assessment-related decisions, the level of use of six different types of assessment instruments, and the primary concerns of teachers about each test type. The study also attempted ...


An Investigation Of Selected Variables As Predictors Of Success On The Speak And Teach Tests , Rosa Branca Luna Freire Fagundes Jan 1994

An Investigation Of Selected Variables As Predictors Of Success On The Speak And Teach Tests , Rosa Branca Luna Freire Fagundes

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The main purpose of this study was to identify a pool of discriminating variables to be used as predictors of success on the SPEAK and TEACH tests, which are tests given to prospective international teaching assistants at Iowa State University. Data were collected from four-hundred randomly selected subjects. Two sets of variables were individually investigated: background variables (sex, first language, TOEFL score, last degree completed, number of months residing in the U.S., average amount of time speaking English, and previous teaching experience) and operational variables (pronunciation, fluency, cultural ability, communication skills, interaction skills, raters' overall impression, and student-questioners' overall ...