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Urban College Graduates;Their Investments In And Returns For Strong Quantitative Skills, Social Capital Skills, And Soft Skills, Marie Ellen Haynes 2010 Cleveland State University

Urban College Graduates;Their Investments In And Returns For Strong Quantitative Skills, Social Capital Skills, And Soft Skills, Marie Ellen Haynes

ETD Archive

This case study examined strong quantitative skills, social capital skills, and soft skills of urban college graduates using data from the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality Household Survey. The urban college graduates lived in Atlanta, Boston, or Los Angeles and had bachelor's, master's, PhD, and professional degrees. Among the three skills only strong quantitative skills was found to be associated with positive and significant returns. Those returns did not emerge because strong quantitative skills were used as a proxy for the ability to perform jobs that require frequent use of mathematics and frequent use of computers. Instead, strong ...


Economic, Demographic And Housing Trends In 495/Metrowest Region, Henry C. Renski, Kim McKee 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Economic, Demographic And Housing Trends In 495/Metrowest Region, Henry C. Renski, Kim Mckee

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


Using School-Age Populations To Identify Hard-To- Count Populations: A Report To The Secretary Of The Commonwealth, Henry C. Renski, Susan Strate, John Gaviglio, Sonya Smith, Bill Proulx 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Using School-Age Populations To Identify Hard-To- Count Populations: A Report To The Secretary Of The Commonwealth, Henry C. Renski, Susan Strate, John Gaviglio, Sonya Smith, Bill Proulx

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


Individual Growth Analysis Of Children's Reading Performance During The First Years Of School, Regina Giraldo 2010 Cleveland State University

Individual Growth Analysis Of Children's Reading Performance During The First Years Of School, Regina Giraldo

ETD Archive

Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K)), the study utilized an individual growth model (Bryk & Raudenbush, 2002), the purpose of which was to assess the nature of progress in children's reading performance between kindergarten and 3rd grade and second, to determine the extent to which parental involvement predicts both the initial reading ability as well as the rate of progress. Children's cognitive development in reading was used as the dependent variable and parental involvement as the primary independent variable with gender and race/ethnicity as control variables ...


The Perception Of Fairness Of Performance Appraisals, Tracy M. Prather 2010 Cleveland State University

The Perception Of Fairness Of Performance Appraisals, Tracy M. Prather

ETD Archive

The perception of fairness in performance appraisals (PA) is one of the most important factors and considered a criterion when reviewing PA effectiveness (Jacobs, Kafry, and Zedeck, 1980). In this particular study, I examined numerous variables in three main categories: interpersonal, procedural, and outcome fairness. Keep in mind that although these are three distinct categories, they are all inter-related. One hundred ninety-two employees, from the research and development section of a large retail company, voluntarily participated. The results were slightly contradictory to what was expected yet they were good results. The interpersonal variable, manager effectiveness, along with the outcome variables ...


The Neopragmatist's Hammer: Forging Administrative Authority, David Oliver Kasdan 2010 Cleveland State University

The Neopragmatist's Hammer: Forging Administrative Authority, David Oliver Kasdan

ETD Archive

Public Administration Is Challenged to Provide a Coherent Model of Authority in Modern Democratic Society. Authority Is Necessary for Governance, yet It Runs Against the Liberal State. Reconciling Administrative Authority with the American Polity Requires an Approach That Situates Governance as the Outcome of Communal Solidarity. This Reconciliation Includes Deflating the Metanarrative of Authority That Has Been Constructed on Traditions of Administrative Representation, Expertise, and Practice. These Traditions of Authority Must Be Redescribed in Current Contexts and Shaped by the Discourse Between Public Administration and the Polity as Equal Members of an Epistemic Community. Neopragmatism, the Postmodern Upgrade to Classical ...


A Gestalt Oriented Phenomenological And Participatory Study Of The Transformative Process Of Adolescent Participants Following Wilderness Centered Rites Of Rassage, Adam Harold Roth 2010 Cleveland State University

A Gestalt Oriented Phenomenological And Participatory Study Of The Transformative Process Of Adolescent Participants Following Wilderness Centered Rites Of Rassage, Adam Harold Roth

ETD Archive

This dissertation, addresses intervention and phenomenological and participatory research methodology, through a lens of Gestalt Therapy Theory. The intervention, a wilderness-centered rites of passage, included experiential components of: (1) emersion in nature, (2) nature-based activities and challenges, (3) alone time in wilderness, (4) exposure to nature-based archetypes, elementals, and folklore, and (5) participation in community that supports connection through in ritual, ceremony, dialogue, and reflection. The participants included three early adolescent males and one adult male, a parent-participant. Data collection methods included participant observation, journal entries, photo documentation, photo elicited interviews, processing groups, and field notes. A multiple case narrative ...


Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities In Northeast Ohio, Mark Salling, Joseph Ahern 2010 Cleveland State University

Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities In Northeast Ohio, Mark Salling, Joseph Ahern

Urban Publications

Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities in Northeast Ohio, Planning & Action, The Center for Community Solutions, Vol. 63, No. 4 (July), 2010, pp. 12-15.


Putting Artists On The Map: A Five Part Study Of Greater Cleveland Artists' Location Decisions - Part 1: Summary Report, Mark Salling, Gregory Soltis, Charles Post, Sharon Bliss, Ellen Cyran 2010 Cleveland State University

Putting Artists On The Map: A Five Part Study Of Greater Cleveland Artists' Location Decisions - Part 1: Summary Report, Mark Salling, Gregory Soltis, Charles Post, Sharon Bliss, Ellen Cyran

Urban Publications

A series of reports detailing the residential and work space location preferences of Cuyahoga county's artists.


Gov Docs: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Oklahoma State University 2010 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Gov Docs: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Oklahoma State University

Government Documents (General)

Photographs of a display of government documents from Oklahoma State University.


Impacts Of Coal Shrinkage, Permeability And Petrography On Gas Regime In Mines Case Study: Tahmoor Coal Mine, Nsw, Australia, Naj Aziz, Ian Porter, F Sereshki 2010 University of Wollongong

Impacts Of Coal Shrinkage, Permeability And Petrography On Gas Regime In Mines Case Study: Tahmoor Coal Mine, Nsw, Australia, Naj Aziz, Ian Porter, F Sereshki

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The volumetric changes in the coal matrix (Coal Shrinkage), permeability under various gas environment conditions as well as perographical properties were studied in the laboratory. The shrinkage and permeability of coal were examined with respect to changing gas type and confining pressures. The shrinkage tests were carried out in high-pressure bombs while the permeability study was conducted in a specially constructed high-pressure chamber. Methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen, (N2) and a 50%-50% volume mixture of CO2/CH4 gas were used in the study. The tests showed that under different pressure levels gas type affected permeability and shrinkage characteristics ...


Name Tags: Badges At Northeast Florida Book Festivals. 2008-2010., 2010 University of North Florida

Name Tags: Badges At Northeast Florida Book Festivals. 2008-2010.

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

This file includes name tags from the Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting with Rodney Hurst, Stetson Kennedy Award winner 2009. The Much Ado About Books Festival. Featured speaker Rodney Hurst at the Amelia Island Book Festival, and the Florida Heritage Book Festival in St. Augustine, Florida. September 12-13, 2008. Folder 2.


Threat By Association: Minimal Group Affiliation And Its Outcome For Stereotype Threat, Eric W. Fuller 2010 Wayne State University

Threat By Association: Minimal Group Affiliation And Its Outcome For Stereotype Threat, Eric W. Fuller

Wayne State University Theses

Stereotype threat has been shown to be an important cause of performance detriments in various social groups. It has also been theorized that stereotype threat could be applicable to any group so long as the individual believes their performance may reinforce the negative stereotype. The current work attempts to induce stereotype threat in participants believing they belong to an experimentally created and negatively stereotyped group using a minimal group paradigm. Across two studies there did not appear to be significant performance changes typically observed in stereotype threat research. Various cognitive measures and post-performance inquiries did generally support claims that participants ...


Lateral Cognitive Processing And Belief Updating, Erin Marie Holcomb 2010 Wayne State University

Lateral Cognitive Processing And Belief Updating, Erin Marie Holcomb

Wayne State University Theses

Bias in mental representations and belief systems has been linked to asymmetries in information processing by the two hemispheres in research that uses wide variety of methodologies and participant samples. Also, associations have been drawn between such biases in belief systems and sociopolitical orientation leading to the hypothesis that links can be drawn from lateral processing through cognitive style to social and political orientation. This study sought to examine individual differences in laterality - as assessed via a lateralized semantic priming methodology - and manifestations of rigidity and flexibility in belief updating within a sociopolitical context. Analyses revealed that a theoretical inference ...


Feminine Beauty Norms And The Media: A Content Analysis Of A Popular Tween Magazine, Victoria Velding 2010 Wayne State University

Feminine Beauty Norms And The Media: A Content Analysis Of A Popular Tween Magazine, Victoria Velding

Wayne State University Theses

The term “tween” is rather new and has become widely used in mainstream culture. In terms of how this term is constructed, today’s tween is overwhelmingly female rather than male. Girls are expected to look and act a certain way because of societal beauty norms, which they can learn about via mainstream media, parents, teachers, peers, and other sources of socialization. So far, little research has focused on magazines whose target audience is the younger teen and tween; that is, girls who are roughly 8 to 14 years of age. This research consisted of a content analysis of advertisements ...


Does Disinhibition Mediate Alcohol Use And Risk Taking?, Brian J. Klassen 2010 Wayne State University

Does Disinhibition Mediate Alcohol Use And Risk Taking?, Brian J. Klassen

Wayne State University Theses

The relationship between alcohol use and risk-taking is well-documented in the psychological literature. Although this area has attracted an enormous amount of research and interest, the mechanisms that underlie this relationship are not well understood. A model whereby executive functioning (disinhibition, specifically) mediated the relationship between alcohol use and risk-taking/impulsivity was proposed and tested. Although alcohol use and self-reported impulsivity were related on a number of different measures, alcohol use was largely not related to disinhibition, nor was disinhibition related to impulsivity/risk-taking. Therefore, full-fledged tests of mediation could not be performed. Study limitations and directions for future research ...


The Contribution Of Genes And Hormones To The Sexual Differention Of The Zebra Finch Song System, Jessica Bayley Thompson 2010 Wayne State University

The Contribution Of Genes And Hormones To The Sexual Differention Of The Zebra Finch Song System, Jessica Bayley Thompson

Wayne State University Theses

Recent studies in the zebra finch suggest the sexual differentiation of the song system and singing behavior may not be solely driven by steroid hormones organizing the brain, and may be genetically driven. In fact, genes and hormones might act together to produce sexual differentiation of the brain. To test this hypothesis, animals were implanted with a 1mm pellet containing 50ug of 17b-estradiol or a blank pellet on the third day post-hatching. At post-hatch day 25, the brains were collected and a double label fluorescence in situ hybridization protocol using biotin and digoxigenin-tagged mRNA probes was used to simultaneously label ...


Comparison Of Thermal Stability In Max211 And 312 Phases, Wei Kong Pang, It-Meng Low, B H. O'Connor, Andrew J. Studer, Vanessa Peterson, Zheng-Ming Sun, J P. Palmquist 2010 Curtin University of Technology

Comparison Of Thermal Stability In Max211 And 312 Phases, Wei Kong Pang, It-Meng Low, B H. O'Connor, Andrew J. Studer, Vanessa Peterson, Zheng-Ming Sun, J P. Palmquist

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

The susceptibility of four MAX phases (Ti2AlC, Cr2AlC, Ti3AlC2, and Ti3SiC2) to high-temperature thermal dissociation in vacuum has been investigated using in-situ neutron diffraction.


How The Peace Was Lost: Ignoring The Presidential Oath In 1964 And 2002-2003, Kenneth M. White 2010 Kennesaw State University

How The Peace Was Lost: Ignoring The Presidential Oath In 1964 And 2002-2003, Kenneth M. White

Faculty Publications

On February 16, 2001, while George W. Bush, President of the United States (U.S.), attended a news conference in Mexico hosted by Vicente Fox, President of Mexico, a distinct difference between the two men became apparent when reporters asked questions about Iraq. President Fox hesitated to make a declaration regarding Iraq saying: “this is not the meeting in which decisions or details are going to be reached, because they do not belong in the power of—the executive power, as such, because they have to have the participation of other groups.” When another reporter asked about the then recent ...


Ua1c11/8 - Sarah Richardson Photograph Collection, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c11/8 - Sarah Richardson Photograph Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Collection of Training School and College High photographs pulled from UA94.7.1 Sarah Richardson Papers.


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