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Understanding How Intentionally Unplugging From Cell Phones Shapes Interpersonal Relationships And The Undergraduate College Experience, Jadelin P. Felipe 2016 University of San Francisco

Understanding How Intentionally Unplugging From Cell Phones Shapes Interpersonal Relationships And The Undergraduate College Experience, Jadelin P. Felipe

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of what motivated college students—the Unplugged Students—to intentionally use their cell phones less and how they understood the impact that unplugging had on their interpersonal relationships and college experience. Nine undergraduate college students from four private schools were interviewed in one-on-one semi- structured interviews. These students, considered non-users, provided a particularly useful perspective as these students made a conscious choice to counteract social norms and experienced both being plugged in and unplugged. Cell phones and the act of unplugging proved to make up a complex and more nuanced ...


Implementing A Positive Variation Of The Good Behavior Game With The Use Of A Computer-Based Program, Shauna Lynne 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Implementing A Positive Variation Of The Good Behavior Game With The Use Of A Computer-Based Program, Shauna Lynne

Dissertations

The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is an interdependent group contingency designed to address behavioral concerns. The vast majority of published findings on the GBG have supported its effectiveness in decreasing disruptive behavior in classroom settings. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and the social validity of a positive variation of the GBG in which teachers were asked to use ClassDojo to manage each team’s progress. ClassDojo is a computer-based program that enables teachers to track student behavior and monitor progress by way of a virtual system. Dependent variables included class-wide disruptive and academically engaged behavior ...


Predictive Effects Of Parenting Styles, Self-Regulation, And Resistance To Peer Influence On Drinking Behaviors In College Freshmen: A Social Learning Perspective, Saarah Danielle Kison 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Predictive Effects Of Parenting Styles, Self-Regulation, And Resistance To Peer Influence On Drinking Behaviors In College Freshmen: A Social Learning Perspective, Saarah Danielle Kison

Dissertations

The first year of college may be a salient time period for the development of drinking practices in college populations. While parenting styles have been associated with global self-regulation, resistance to peer influence and college student drinking behaviors, a comprehensive evaluation of these relationships has yet to be established. Researchers have demonstrated that self-regulation acts as both a predictor and moderator of resistance to peer influence, which has been shown to be a more proximal predictor of drinking behaviors. While relationships between global self-regulation, parenting and drinking have been empirically established, less attention has been given to specific methods of ...


Understanding Posttraumatic Stress And Academic Achievement: Exploring Attentional Control, Self-Efficacy, And Coping Among College Students, Ashley M. Cantrell 2016 Western Kentucky University

Understanding Posttraumatic Stress And Academic Achievement: Exploring Attentional Control, Self-Efficacy, And Coping Among College Students, Ashley M. Cantrell

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The present study examined differences in attentional control, attentional control self-efficacy, and coping as self-regulatory mechanisms among students with varying grade point averages (GPA) who experience posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). Subjects included 58 college students from one large comprehensive university in the Mid-South who met the criteria for diagnosis of PTSS based on the Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R). Three groups were created based on college GPA and graduation requirements at the university (at-risk for graduation, on-track for graduation, and ontrack for graduating with honors). Participants completed a survey that included demographics and measures of PTSS, attentional control, attentional control ...


Evaluating Current Practices In Brief Experimental Analysis, Alex P. Isbill 2016 Western Kentucky University

Evaluating Current Practices In Brief Experimental Analysis, Alex P. Isbill

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Brief experimental analysis (BEA) has shown to be an effective method of rapidly testing the relative effects of two or more interventions in order to determine interventions that best supports a student’s learning. Little research has been found in regards to the consistency of methods across studies. A meta-analysis in 2008 by Burns and Wagner looked at BEAs that assessed oral reading fluency and provided recommendations for future practice. This study investigates the methods, procedures, and outcomes in BEA studies from 1994 to 2016. The findings of this study are compared to Burns and Wagner’s (2008) recommendations from ...


Positive Counseling With College Students, Courtney Butler, Courtney Watford, Shamanda S. Burston, James P. Morgan, David Carscaddon 2016 Gardner-Webb University

Positive Counseling With College Students, Courtney Butler, Courtney Watford, Shamanda S. Burston, James P. Morgan, David Carscaddon

Journal of Counseling and Psychology

College students face multiple challenges and can find college life to be overwhelming at times. In this paper, we examine how positive psychology, which embraces a strengths-based focus, has much to offer college students and their counselors. After providing an overview of positive psychology, we examine how positive psychology can be integrated into counseling generally and then more specifically into working with college students. We examine a number of different issues that college students face, and we offer different positive psychology techniques that have been found to be beneficial. Moreover, we provide a case study to demonstrate the benefits of ...


Psychological Factors That Underlie Hazing Perceptions: A Mixed Methods Study, Jenna Strawhun 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Psychological Factors That Underlie Hazing Perceptions: A Mixed Methods Study, Jenna Strawhun

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

The quantitative phase of this mixed-methods study examined psychological predictors, including previous bullying involvement, moral disengagement, the need to belong, and their influence on students’ perceptions of hypothetical hazing behaviors. The following qualitative phase was used to explain and contextualize Phase I results through an understanding of the psychological processes related to participants’ constructed meanings of their experiences as perpetrators, witnesses, and/or victims of bullying and hazing. Study participants for Phase I and Phase II included undergraduate students enrolled in psychology courses who participated in the study for research credit. Phase II participants also received a $25.00 gift ...


Risk Factors Of Eating Disorders And The Modern Orthodox Jewish Family, Susan D. Schmool 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Risk Factors Of Eating Disorders And The Modern Orthodox Jewish Family, Susan D. Schmool

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Eating Disorders (EDs) are characterized by maladaptive attitudes, beliefs, and/or behaviors related to eating. Maladaptive behaviors can include restrictive eating, bingeing, purging, excessive exercising, and use of diuretics. Research has identified several characteristics within individuals that can be considered risk factors for the development of EDs including perfectionism, low self-esteem, elevated BMIs, affluence, and stressful life events. Several of these characteristics are very common in the Modern Orthodox Jewish community. Modern Orthodox Jewish female adolescents are a very unique and at-risk population in society. This population has a prevalence of EDs that is 50% higher than the general population ...


Portable Sensory Room For The West Orange County Consortium For Special Education, Lindsey Chase, Emma Eskildsen, Alex Fox, Claire Francis, Nate Hoffman, Kaylee Keck, Sarah Sullivan 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Portable Sensory Room For The West Orange County Consortium For Special Education, Lindsey Chase, Emma Eskildsen, Alex Fox, Claire Francis, Nate Hoffman, Kaylee Keck, Sarah Sullivan

Biomedical Eng/General Eng.

This report discusses the development of a Portable Sensory Room to be used at Newland Elementary School in Huntington Beach. Newland Elementary has an exceptional Special Needs program that teaches the children with the most severe cases of autism in its school district. People with autism typically also have sensory processing disorders, which can be extremely disruptive for a child’s development and can make it difficult for a child to be able to concentrate long enough to gain necessary life skills. The idea behind a Sensory Rooms is to create a place to calm the students and to expose ...


On Multiethnic Schools In Consociational Democracies: A Comparative Analysis Of Brčko District And Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jusuf Šarančić 2016 Lawrence University

On Multiethnic Schools In Consociational Democracies: A Comparative Analysis Of Brčko District And Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jusuf Šarančić

Lawrence University Honors Projects

The 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement both ended the Bosnian War and created the consociational democracy that exists in Bosnia and Herzegovina to this day. The ethnic autonomy created by the Dayton Agreement has resulted in a frozen conflict between ethnic groups that has manifested itself in the country’s monoethnic education system. This study explores the short-term stability under consociationalism and the long-term stability under a multiethnic education system. Additionally, this study explains the importance of the country’s only multiethnic education system in Brčko District and how it came into existence.


National Association Of School Psychologists Approved Programs Applying For Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Karly Trovarelli 2016 Rowan University

National Association Of School Psychologists Approved Programs Applying For Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Karly Trovarelli

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this paper is to examine the decision-making process of graduates of National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) approved programs who are eligible for the National Certification of School Psychologists (NCSP). Having graduated from a NASP approved program, graduates have met all prerequisites for the NCSP, but some still choose not to receive the certification. This research centers on the monetary value—including the application fee—of the certification; applicants have expressed indifference to receiving the NCSP because it will not provide an advantage, monetarily or otherwise, for advancement in their careers. Current New Jersey Association of School ...


Assessing Teachers’ Mobile Device Skills And The Integration Of Technology Into Their Lives, Micael Nash Speirs 2016 SUNY Plattsburgh

Assessing Teachers’ Mobile Device Skills And The Integration Of Technology Into Their Lives, Micael Nash Speirs

Psychology Master's Theses

The role of technology in education is growing increasingly significant. It has implications for classroom teaching practices, assessment and systems level decision making. The success of technology programs in schools greatly depends on the attitudes and skills of teachers. This study evaluated the validity of two newly developed survey instruments for assessing an individual’s skills and attitude towards mobile technology. It also looked at the relationship between those two constructs and group differences. There was a significant correlation between an individual’s skills with mobile technology and their willingness to integrate the technology into their daily lives. Regression analysis ...


Utilization Of A Text-Based Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline, Aileen Noble 2016 SUNY Plattsburgh

Utilization Of A Text-Based Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline, Aileen Noble

Psychology Master's Theses

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Eagle Buddies: An Evaluation Of A Peer Mentoring Program, Dana Rainis 2016 SUNY Plattsburgh

Eagle Buddies: An Evaluation Of A Peer Mentoring Program, Dana Rainis

Psychology Master's Theses

The present study evaluated a peer mentoring program (Eagle Buddies) in a rural K-12 school to assess its effects on the academic achievement of student participants. Several types of data were collected: standardized ELA and Math scores were obtained over time, the students were interviewed about their experiences, and teachers were surveyed for suggestions of ways to improve the program. Results showed that academic scores significantly increased over time and the overall opinion of the program from both students and teachers was positive. Several limitations of the design of this program evaluation will be discussed.


Evaluating Predicting Factors Of Entering Kindergarten With An Individualized Education Program, Stephanie Branch 2016 SUNY Plattsburgh

Evaluating Predicting Factors Of Entering Kindergarten With An Individualized Education Program, Stephanie Branch

Psychology Master's Theses

The purpose of the current study was to examine what factors best predict the entrance into kindergarten with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Cognitive ability, language skills, social skills and adaptive skills were all used as independent variables. The presence of an IEP upon kindergarten entry was used as the dependent variable. The Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI-2) served as the primary source of quantitative data. The Preschool Language Scales-4, Preschool Language Scales-5, and Developmental Assessment of Young Children-Second Addition also served as a source of quantitative data. The sample consisted of 50 children who had been evaluated at local preschool ...


The Effects Of Check-In-Check-Out In Reducing Externalizing Behaviors In Young Children, Man Ling Kwan 2016 SUNY Plattsburgh

The Effects Of Check-In-Check-Out In Reducing Externalizing Behaviors In Young Children, Man Ling Kwan

Psychology Master's Theses

Targeted interventions, or Tier II interventions, are implemented within a comprehensive three-tiered system of support (Response to Intervention Model) consisting of Tier I interventions (for all students), Tier II interventions (for students exhibiting mild behavioral difficulties), and Tier III interventions (for students requiring individualized support). Check-in-check-out (CICO) is a targeted group. Tier II intervention designed to reduce frequency of disruptive/problem behavior and increase prosocial behaviors, mainly in the school setting. The current study evaluated effects of a school's implementation of CICO with five kindergarten level students in reducing their problem behaviors.


Texting Hotlines: A Pilot Study, Kristen B. Fournier 2016 SUNY Plattsburgh

Texting Hotlines: A Pilot Study, Kristen B. Fournier

Psychology Master's Theses

Texting has been integrated into virtually all aspects of society, including medical and mental health interventions. Researchers examined the use of crisis hotline among college students and their willingness to consider text-based forms of counseling. A surprising number of undergraduate students expressed willingness to seek counseling support through a text-based hotline. In a one-year study, researchers' text-based hotline was texted more often by women survivors of sexual assault than their traditional hotline alternative. These results should be taken into consideration by college campuses and mental health providers when expanding their mental health interventions to include text messaging services.


Spiritual Attitudes And Values In Young Children, Maryl Deputy, Jessica DeVivo, Nicole Fasolo, Lydia Jones, Debbie Martin, Victoria Pennant 2016 Liberty University

Spiritual Attitudes And Values In Young Children, Maryl Deputy, Jessica Devivo, Nicole Fasolo, Lydia Jones, Debbie Martin, Victoria Pennant

Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research

Research has shown that spirituality is an important function of a child’s social, emotional, and personal development. Nevertheless, minimal research exists on spiritual attitudes and values in young children. This study examined children’s development and spirituality using a modified version of the Attitudes and Values Questionnaire (AVQ). The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) developed the AVQ with the dimensions of Conscience, Compassion, Social Growth, Emotional Growth, Service to Others, Commitment to God, and Commitment to Jesus. Commitment to God and Commitment to Jesus were optional dimensions later added by ACER to focus specifically on Christian principles. Following ...


Standing Up Or Standing By: Examining The Bystander Effect In School Bullying, Scott M. Fluke 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Standing Up Or Standing By: Examining The Bystander Effect In School Bullying, Scott M. Fluke

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

School bullying represents a serious mental health problem for youth in the United States. Bullying is a social phenomenon that is affected by the social context in which it occurs. Bystanders (i.e., individuals who witness bullying), are present in the vast majority of bullying situations. When bystanders choose to intervene on behalf of the victim, they are able to stop the bullying about 50% of the time. Unfortunately, bystanders rarely stand up for victims, instead frequently choosing to help the perpetrator or passively observe the bullying situation. Researchers have identified the bystander effect (i.e., the inhibitory effect of ...


Sources Of Self-Efficacy Information For Writing: A Qualitative Inquiry, Mary E. Holmes 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Sources Of Self-Efficacy Information For Writing: A Qualitative Inquiry, Mary E. Holmes

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

This study explored the sources of information that inform students’ self-efficacy beliefs in the area of writing. A qualitative phenomenological case study approach was use to capture the experiences of gifted middle school students.

Writing is a critical skill for success in school and beyond, and many students in the United States are not able to adequately write extended texts (Bruning & Horn, 2000; National Center for Education Statistics, 2012). Understanding students’ motivation for engaging with writing might provide insight into how to better support students’ experience with writing in school. Self-efficacy is a key construct within motivation, and it has been found ...


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