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2002

Educational Psychology

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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Homophobia And Academic Freedom, David Moshman Nov 2002

Homophobia And Academic Freedom, David Moshman

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

Addressing homophobia and heterosexism as a teacher raises issues of respect for the intellectual freedom of your students. The central thesis of this article is that these issues are best addressed on the basis of general principles of academic freedom-that is, intellectual freedom in educational and research contexts. Three cases are analyzed on the basis of principles developed by the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON). These principles permit advocacy, rather than requiring neutrality, but do not permit indoctrination. That is, instructors may express and justify their own ideas relevant to the curriculum and try to convince students to adopt ...


Assessing The Social Context In Initial Conjoint Behavioral Consultation Interviews: An Exploratory Analysis Investigating Processes And Outcomes, Susan M. Sheridan, Sean P. Meegan, John W. Eagle Jun 2002

Assessing The Social Context In Initial Conjoint Behavioral Consultation Interviews: An Exploratory Analysis Investigating Processes And Outcomes, Susan M. Sheridan, Sean P. Meegan, John W. Eagle

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

In this exploratory study, the communicative process in conjoint behavioral consultation was investigated with a coding system designed to measure two dimensions of communication (i.e., influence and involvement). The nature of discrete speech acts that typify consultants’ and consultees’ behaviors in CBC (i.e., collaborative, controlling, obliging, withdrawing) and the communicative function of speech exchanges within CBC (i.e., affiliation, distancing, mixed) were investigated. An initial exploration of the relationship between speech exchanges and direct and indirect outcomes in CBC was conducted. Results indicated that CBC meetings were characterized by a high degree of affiliation among participants; however, few ...


The Effects Of Item Parceling On Goodness-Of-Fit And Parameter Estimate Bias In Structural Equation Modeling, Deborah L. Bandalos Jan 2002

The Effects Of Item Parceling On Goodness-Of-Fit And Parameter Estimate Bias In Structural Equation Modeling, Deborah L. Bandalos

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

Two simulation studies were conducted to investigate the effects of the practice of item parceling. In Study 1, unidimensional sets of normally and nonnormally distributed item-level data were categorized into 2-, 3-, and 4-item parcels. Analyses revealed that the use of item parcels resulted in better fitting solutions, as measured by the root mean squared error of approximation (RMSEA), comparative fit index (CFI), and chi-square test, when items had a unidimensional structure. Parceled solutions also resulted in less bias in estimates of structural parameters under these conditions than did solutions based on the individual items. In Study 2 the issue ...


Alcohol Expectancies Among High School Students In China, Duane F. Shell, Ian Newman, Ming Qu Jan 2002

Alcohol Expectancies Among High School Students In China, Duane F. Shell, Ian Newman, Ming Qu

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

There is little systematic information on the patterns of Chinese adolescents' alcohol expectancies and the influence of expectancies on drinking behavior. The purpose of this study was to examine Chinese high school students' alcohol expectancies and gender and drinking status (non-drinker, occasional drinker, regular drinker) differences in expectancies. We administered the Chinese Adolescent Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire (CAEQ) to 1244 high school students (M = 627; F = 617) in Inner Mongolia, China. We Identified eight expectancy factors three negative (general negative consequences, harm to person/reputation, and negative uses of alcohol) and five positive (general positive perceptions, tension reduction/relaxation, drinking as ...


Alcohol And Young People: Promoting Benefits And Reducing Risks, Ian Newman Jan 2002

Alcohol And Young People: Promoting Benefits And Reducing Risks, Ian Newman

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

For young people, alcohol used in ways prescribed by tradition and indigenous practices are suggested to be of lower risk than those encouraged by modem marketing and western images. Data from the USA and China are presented and discussed to support this hypothesis. Limited data suggest Chinese adolescents may be adopting higher-risk Western-style drinking practices and moving away from traditional drinking styles. It is suggested that policies which promote traditional and indigenous alcohol use should be encouraged and high-risk Western-style drinking practices discouraged.


Alcohol And Young People: Promoting Benefits And Reducing Risks (In Chinese), Ian Newman Jan 2002

Alcohol And Young People: Promoting Benefits And Reducing Risks (In Chinese), Ian Newman

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

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Cultural Aspects Of Drinking Patterns And Alcohol Controls In China, Ian Newman Jan 2002

Cultural Aspects Of Drinking Patterns And Alcohol Controls In China, Ian Newman

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

Alcohol, 'jiu' in Mandarin, is intimately intertwined in almost every aspect of Chinese culture and has been since earliest times. China's cultural traditions, which have until now minimized the risks associated with alcohol use, will be challenged as China opens to the West There will be a tendency for outsiders to encourage the adoption of Western-style policies to address problems from alcohol abuse. Doing so without careful consideration of the cultural role of alcohol could be counterproductive.