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An Analysis Of Three Selected Mental Maturity Measures In Predicting Academic Achievement Of Students For Educational Decision Makers, Robert M. Davis Dec 1978

An Analysis Of Three Selected Mental Maturity Measures In Predicting Academic Achievement Of Students For Educational Decision Makers, Robert M. Davis

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The Problem. The problem was to determine by comparison which of the three selected mental maturity measures was the best predictor of achievement in mathematics and reading as measured by the Peabody Individual Achievement Test. (Abstract shortened.)


The Effects Of Four Proxemic Zones On The Performance Of Selected Sixth-, Seventh-, And Eighth-Grade Students, Joseph F. Miller Aug 1978

The Effects Of Four Proxemic Zones On The Performance Of Selected Sixth-, Seventh-, And Eighth-Grade Students, Joseph F. Miller

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Purpose. The problem of this study was to assess the effects of four proxemic zones (intimate, personal, social, and public) on the performance of randomly selected sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students from East Tennessee State University Laboratory School. Method. Literature was reviewed in order to define the concept of proxemics, to present evidence of the Importance of proxemics in human cultures, and to provide specific educational research findings dealing with the concept of proxemics. The 120 subjects of the study were randomly selected from the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade population of the East Tennessee State University Laboratory School. The subjects …


Management By Objectives: The Process And Status Of Implementation In State Departments Of Education And Selected School Districts, James B. Osborne Aug 1978

Management By Objectives: The Process And Status Of Implementation In State Departments Of Education And Selected School Districts, James B. Osborne

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Purpose. The problem of this study was: (1) to determine which of the fifty state departments of education in the United States were participating in a Management by Objectives (MBG) system of management; (2) to determine which of the public school districts identified by their respective state departments of education were utilizing an MBO system of management; (3) to determine how such a system was installed in each agency; and (4) to determine if the concepts and techniques of MBO, as practiced in selected educational agencies, favorably compared to the standards established for this study. Method. The descriptive-survey method of …


Evolution Of Administrative And Supervisory Theory, James C. Miller Aug 1978

Evolution Of Administrative And Supervisory Theory, James C. Miller

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Problem. The problem of this study was to determine if there were common administrative concepts in important theories of three different eras. (Abstract shortened.)


Relationship Between Personal Characteristics Of School Board Members And Importance Assigned To Educational Problems, Jerry F. Ward Aug 1978

Relationship Between Personal Characteristics Of School Board Members And Importance Assigned To Educational Problems, Jerry F. Ward

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Purpose. The purpose of the study was to determine whether there were statistically significant relationships between selected personal characteristics of school board members of the First Development District of Tennessee and the relative importance those board members assigned to selected problem areas in education. Interrelationships were tested among ten dependent variables and thirteen independent variables. Methods and Procedures. The data were collected through the use of a two-part instrument sent to eighty-eight board members of the First District. Part I collected data on personal characteristics of board members; Part II identified the relative importance board members assigned to the selected …


Energy Guidelines For School Facilities, Nancy C. Hicks Jun 1978

Energy Guidelines For School Facilities, Nancy C. Hicks

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Purpose. The purpose of the study was to determine energy conservation practices in selected school systems and to identify practical means of efficient utilization of energy resources as they relate to educational facilities. As a part of this study, guidelines to improve the utilization of energy resources in practical ways were developed. (Abstract shortened.)


Dietary Intake And Influence Of Nutrition Education For Selected Elderly In The Congregate Meals Program, Grace E. Anderson Jan 1978

Dietary Intake And Influence Of Nutrition Education For Selected Elderly In The Congregate Meals Program, Grace E. Anderson

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Nationally, the elderly know fewer facts about nutrition as compared to younger people (41). Senior citizens have relatively poor diets and many are at nutritional risk. The Congregate Meals Program (CMP) provides one low-cost meal a day, five days a week for participants over 60 years of age and their spouses. The meal is to provide one-third of the RDA for the elderly. Based on these generalities, the questions investigated in three eastern South Dakota nutrition sites, with this research are: 1) What is the contribution of the CMP in the total dietary pattern of participants as recorded on a …


Nutritional Adequacy Of The Diets Of Pregnant Cheyenne River Sioux, Kathy M. Dirks Jan 1978

Nutritional Adequacy Of The Diets Of Pregnant Cheyenne River Sioux, Kathy M. Dirks

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A nutrition survey was conducted in which the diets of 79 pregnant Sioux Indian women living on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota were evaluated. A 24-hour recall was used and background information was collected by the researcher at Public Health Service prenatal clinics. The dietary intakes were evaluated according to Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA). Diets were considered to be good if they provided all nutrients (protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and ascorbic acid) and energy at or above recommended levels, and poor if they provided one or more nutrients below two-thirds the RDA. In accordance …


Cinematographic Analysis Of Ball Trajectory During Free Throw Shooting Among Members Of The South Dakota State University Varsity Basketball Team, Herbert Harold Hofer Jr. Jan 1978

Cinematographic Analysis Of Ball Trajectory During Free Throw Shooting Among Members Of The South Dakota State University Varsity Basketball Team, Herbert Harold Hofer Jr.

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Two-hundred and twenty successful and 143 unsuccessful free throw attempts, performed by 20 members of the South Dakota State University men's varsity basketball team, were photographed. Components of each trial which were analyzed included: (1) angle of release, (2) angle of entry, (3) height of the arch, (4) horizontal distance of the point of release from the highest point of the arch, (5) horizontal distance of the highest point of the arch to the front of the rim, and (6) height of the release. The mean and standard deviation values for each component were determined. A correlation analysis revealed that …


The Effect Of Anxiety On Shooting Proficiency Among College Women Basketball Players, Betty Kae Smith Jan 1978

The Effect Of Anxiety On Shooting Proficiency Among College Women Basketball Players, Betty Kae Smith

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The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between state anxiety measures and shooting proficiency among women basketball players during game conditions and throughout a co11egiate basketball season. A secondary purpose was to determine the relationship between trait anxiety and state anxiety in addition to selected measures of shooting proficiency. Twelve members of the 1977-78 South Dakota State University Wome1's Basketball Team were assessed through the use of the following measures: (1) State Anxiety Inventory; (2) Sport Competition Anxiety Test; (3) pre-game heart rate; (4) game fie]d goal percentages; (5) game free throw percentages; (6) season field …


An Assessment Of The Understanding Of Human Sexuality Concepts Among Undergraduates At South Dakota State University, Les C. Odegaard Jan 1978

An Assessment Of The Understanding Of Human Sexuality Concepts Among Undergraduates At South Dakota State University, Les C. Odegaard

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The purpose of the study was to determine the level of understanding in the area of human sexuality among undergraduates at south Dakota State University.


The Effectiveness Of Two Types Of Visual Feedback On Performance Of Selected Uneven Parallel Bar Skills, Wesley David Mccloskey Jan 1978

The Effectiveness Of Two Types Of Visual Feedback On Performance Of Selected Uneven Parallel Bar Skills, Wesley David Mccloskey

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The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of two types of visual feedback on performance of selected uneven parallel bar skills. The subjects were 30 female college undergraduates enrolled in gymnastics and tumbling courses in the Fitness and Lifetime Activities Program (non-majors) or the Professional Skills Program (HPER majors) at South Dakota State University. Videotape replay feedback and teacher demonstration feedback were assigned to the two experimental groups with the third group serving as the control. Treatment for the experimental subjects consisted of videotape replay of skill performance for one group and teacher demonstration of the skill …


An Evaluation Of Protein Quality Of Kitt, Era And Rall Wheats By The Protein Efficiency Ratio Method, Lorna Jost Jan 1978

An Evaluation Of Protein Quality Of Kitt, Era And Rall Wheats By The Protein Efficiency Ratio Method, Lorna Jost

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Studies were conducted to evaluate the nutritive value of three wheat cultivars produced at South Dakota State University. The three wheats were Kitt, Era and Rall. Crude protein analysis by the Kjeldahl method, amino acid content and a biological assay were conducted on all three wheat flours. Kjeldahl analysis yielded the following percentage proteins for Kitt, Era and Rall respectively; 18.1, 13.7, and 11.9. Lysine was the first limiting amino acid for rats in all three cultivars under investigation. Diets consisting of four protein levels of each wheat flour, four protein levels of casein control diet and one protein level …


Status And Reflections Of Augustana College Athletic Letterwinners, Mark O. Ekeland Jan 1978

Status And Reflections Of Augustana College Athletic Letterwinners, Mark O. Ekeland

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The purpose of this study was to determine the present status of intercollegiate varsity athletic letterwinners [sic] of Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Of equal importance to this study were the opinions and attitudes of these athletes toward their varsity athletic experience at Augustana College. All varsity letterwinners [sic] included in records obtained from the Alumni and Athletic office files, 1920 to 1977, were sent a questionnaire. The data were analyzed through calculation of the total number of responses to each questionnaire item, as well as percentages, and averages. The questionnaire was mailed to 958 letterwinners [sic]. Five-hundred and …


Effectiveness Of A Curriculum To Change Attitudes Of Adolescents Toward The Aged, Dorothy Jean Zuiderhof Jan 1978

Effectiveness Of A Curriculum To Change Attitudes Of Adolescents Toward The Aged, Dorothy Jean Zuiderhof

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The primary purpose of the present study was to develop a two-week curriculum entitled Design for Dignity. The curriculum was to stimulate the student to think about aging and to improve his attitudes toward aging and the aged. More specifically, the instructional unit attempted to (1) provide accurate information about the aging process and sensitize the students to the needs of those who are presently elderly, and (2) help the students realize that they are patterning their own old age. The area of the older person was a suitable area in which to develop a curriculum as few available resources …