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Shoulder Muscle Electromyography During Diagonal and Straight Plane Patterns of Movement

Shoulder Muscle Electromyography During Diagonal and Straight Plane Patterns of Movement

Date: August 1988
Creator: Nelson, Julia Kathryn
Description: The purpose of this study was to further investigate the relationship between patterns of shoulder movement and muscular response. Thirteen females were tested against maximal manual resistance in twelve different patterns, eight straight plane, and four diagonal. Five of the six subjects who met established kinematic criteria were used for electromyographic (EMG) analysis of the anterior deltoid (AD), the middle deltoid, the posteroir deltoid (PD), and the pectoralis major. No significant differences were found between number of muscles solicited or duration of muscular effort during the different movements. Maximal EMG was significantly higher for the AD in abduction and in flexion than in the other patterns, and for the PD in diagonal flexion with abduction and in transverse abduction.
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A Study of the Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction Among Texas High School Band Directors

A Study of the Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction Among Texas High School Band Directors

Date: December 1986
Creator: Qualls, Barbara Ann
Description: The problem with which this study was concerned was that of measuring and examining the level of job satisfaction among Texas high school band directors. The specific methodology included a quantitative comparison through confirmatory factor analysis of the factor structures of the sample of 109 Texas high school band directors and the norming population of 1460 industrial workers. There were two purposes for conducting the study. First, the relationships between an assortment of demographic variables and measured job satisfaction were examined. The second purpose was to measure the degree of fit of the Frederick Herzberg Dual-Factor Theory to the factor structure of the sample. Correlation, t ratio, and one-way analysis of variance were used to compare the demographic variables with measured job satisfaction. Confirmatory factor analysis through LISREL was used to examine and compare factor structures. Job satisfaction was measured with the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire which was developed and tested through the Work Adjustment Project, Industrial Relations Center at the University of Minnesota. The twenty-item short-form retained the general reliability and validity measures of the 100-item long form. The Demographic Data Sheet is a researcher-constructed document used to gather data for use in classifying respondents by educational background, school classification, ...
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Materials, Practices, and Perceptions Associated with Prior Participation in an Aerospace Education Workshop: a Case Study

Materials, Practices, and Perceptions Associated with Prior Participation in an Aerospace Education Workshop: a Case Study

Date: May 1990
Creator: Boyd, Jacqueline Breeden
Description: This qualitative study was conducted in a large north Texas school district. The subjects were four elementary teachers who had previously attended a summer aerospace education workshop. The researcher observed in each classroom during science instruction and other areas where aerospace concepts might be taught to determine material usage, practices, and perceptions associated with teaching aerospace. The teachers' lesson planbooks, textbooks, and supplementary materials were also examined by the researcher. Interviews were conducted with each teacher's principal and the district science coordinator to determine their effects on the practices and perceptions of the subjects.
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Learning Style and Leadership Style: Determinants of Instructional Strategies in Nursing Education

Learning Style and Leadership Style: Determinants of Instructional Strategies in Nursing Education

Date: August 1990
Creator: Lilly, Vivian Collette Foreman
Description: The problem of this study was to describe and compare the relationship of learning style and leadership style upon the selection of instructional strategies by nursing educators in associate and baccalaureate degree nursing programs. Data were collected using Kolb's Learning Style Inventory, Hersey and Blanchard's Leader Effectiveness and Adaptability Description, a researcher-developed Instructional Strategies Inventory, and the Personal Data Form. It was found that leadership style was highly correlated between the associate degree and baccalaureate degree faculty groups. More of the associate degree faculty members had basic leadership styles of Low Relationship/Low Task and High Task/Low Relationship. Most of the baccalaureate faculty members had Low Relationship/Low Task leadership styles. The following conclusions were developed: (a) Nursing faculty in associate and baccalaureate degree programs have similar learning and leadership styles; (b) nursing faculty tend to use the traditional instructional strategies such as lecture, discussion, and case studies at the same frequency of use? and (c) the selection of instructional strategies in nursing education may be affected by variables other than the instructor's learning and leadership styles. In view of the findings of this study, the following recommendations for further study appear to be warranted, (a) Further research should be conducted to ...
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Job Satisfaction of Secondary School Principals in the Rivers State of Nigeria

Job Satisfaction of Secondary School Principals in the Rivers State of Nigeria

Date: May 1986
Creator: Maduagwu, Samuel Nwankwo
Description: This study addresses these questions: (1) What is the relationship between secondary school principals' job satisfaction and their ages, educational level, salary, and years of experience on the job, size of school, and location of school? and (2) What is the relationship between two instruments that measure job satisfaction--The Job Descriptive Index (JDI) and The Job in General (JIG).
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Determining the Validity of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC) with Learning Disabilities

Determining the Validity of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC) with Learning Disabilities

Date: August 1986
Creator: Antonetti, Robert C.
Description: This study investigated the relation of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC) with the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Revised (WISC-R) for learning disabled (LD) children, the relation of K-ABC Achievement subtests with other achievement tests, and the relation of verbal and perceptual abilities assessment and the K-ABC. One hundred white, middle to above socioeconomic status (SES), LD students 6 to 12 1/2 years old were administered the K-ABC in addition to the test battery used to identify them. Findings indicated significant differences (2<-01) between WISC-R Full Scale scores and KABC MPC scores, with MPC scores being 3.33 points lower. Significant correlations (2<-01) were found between the following: (a) WISC-R Performance scores and K-ABC Simultaneous scores, (b) K-ABC Sequential and Simultaneous scores, (c) WISC-R Performance and K-ABC Sequential scores, (d) K-ABC Arithmetic and WRAT Arithmetic, and (e) K-ABC Reading Understanding and the following: Woodcock Word Identification, Woodcock Passage Comprehension, WRAT Reading, and Durrell Silent Reading. The study found the MPC correlates higher with tests of perceptual ability than with tests of verbal ability. Results indicate the following: (a) the WISC-R and K-ABC can substitute each other when measuring overall intelligence, (b) the WISC-R and K-ABC do not measure ...
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A Monte Carlo Study of the Robustness and Power Associated with Selected Tests of Variance Equality when Distributions are Non-Normal and Dissimilar in Form

A Monte Carlo Study of the Robustness and Power Associated with Selected Tests of Variance Equality when Distributions are Non-Normal and Dissimilar in Form

Date: August 1990
Creator: Hardy, James C. (James Clifford)
Description: When selecting a method for testing variance equality, a researcher should select a method which is robust to distribution non-normality and dissimilarity. The method should also possess sufficient power to ascertain departures from the equal variance hypothesis. This Monte Carlo study examined the robustness and power of five tests of variance equality under specific conditions. The tests examined included one procedure proposed by O'Brien (1978), two by O'Brien (1979), and two by Conover, Johnson, and Johnson (1981). Specific conditions included assorted combinations of the following factors: k=2 and k=3 groups, normal and non-normal distributional forms, similar and dissimilar distributional forms, and equal and unequal sample sizes. Under the k=2 group condition, a total of 180 combinations were examined. A total of 54 combinations were examined under the k=3 group condition. The Type I error rates and statistical power estimates were based upon 1000 replications in each combination examined. Results of this study suggest that when sample sizes are relatively large, all five procedures are robust to distribution non-normality and dissimilarity, as well as being sufficiently powerful.
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The Effect of Self Concept and Various Conceptual and Physical Practice Methods Upon the Performance of a Selected Basketball Motor Skill

The Effect of Self Concept and Various Conceptual and Physical Practice Methods Upon the Performance of a Selected Basketball Motor Skill

Date: May 1971
Creator: Lewis, Raymond Lee
Description: The problem investigated was the effect of various methods of conceptual, physical, and conceptual-physical practice procedures upon performance of the basketball motor skill of foul shooting. The sub-problem under investigation was the effect of self-concept upon the performance of foul shooting.
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Student, Parent, and Teacher Perception of College Environments

Student, Parent, and Teacher Perception of College Environments

Date: December 1970
Creator: Bonner, Ross Wayne
Description: The problem of this investigation was to compare the perceptions of college environments held by college-bound high school seniors, their teachers, and their parents, from a specified geographical area with the perceptions of students actually experiencing the environments represented by these campuses.
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The Effects of Student Teaching upon Attitudinal Characteristics Considered Basic for Effective Counselors

The Effects of Student Teaching upon Attitudinal Characteristics Considered Basic for Effective Counselors

Date: December 1970
Creator: Grigsby, David Arlie
Description: The problem of this study was to determine the effects of student teaching upon student-centeredness and openmindedness.
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The Effects of Motivational Group Techniques Upon Selected Personality and Behavioral Variables

The Effects of Motivational Group Techniques Upon Selected Personality and Behavioral Variables

Date: May 1971
Creator: Ballard, Stanley Newton, 1933-
Description: The problem of this study was to investigate the effects of motivational group techniques upon selected personality and behavioral variables. Particular emphasis was placed upon changes in personality and behavior with respect to freshmen college students.
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A Comparison of the Effects of Four Micro-teaching Environments on Fourth-grade Pupils' Coping Behavior and Verbal Response

A Comparison of the Effects of Four Micro-teaching Environments on Fourth-grade Pupils' Coping Behavior and Verbal Response

Date: August 1970
Creator: Waldrop, Carrie Sybil
Description: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of four micro-teaching environments on fourth-grade pupils' coping behavior and verbal response and to determine if one micro-teaching environment is more appropriate than another.
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A Correlational Analysis of Client Change In Sheltered Workshops with Selected Characteristics of the Client, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Workshop Supervisor

A Correlational Analysis of Client Change In Sheltered Workshops with Selected Characteristics of the Client, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Workshop Supervisor

Date: May 1971
Creator: Schieffer, Larry Francis, 1940-
Description: This investigation was designed to assess the amount of attitudinal change experienced by the client and certain selected characteristics of the client, his vocational rehabilitation counselor, immediate workshop supervisor and his sheltered workshop.
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The Predictive Validities, as Measured by Multiple Correlation, of Certain Mathematics Grades and a Test Battery Using Academic Achievement as Criteria

The Predictive Validities, as Measured by Multiple Correlation, of Certain Mathematics Grades and a Test Battery Using Academic Achievement as Criteria

Date: May 1971
Creator: Farmer, Loyal
Description: The problem of this study was to determine the predictive validities, as measured by multiple correlation, of certain mathematics course grades and the American College Test (ACT) battery when various achievement criteria were used. This study had a two-fold purpose: (1) to determine measures which could be used effectively to predict academic achievement in college mathematics, and (2) to determine whether the multiple correlation between selected predictors and each criterion were significant.
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Dimensions of Quality : Teachers' Beliefs and Practices in Texas Public Prekindergartens

Dimensions of Quality : Teachers' Beliefs and Practices in Texas Public Prekindergartens

Date: May 1998
Creator: Kelly, Katherine Taddie
Description: This study explores beliefs and practices about standards of quality in Texas public prekindergartens as viewed from various perspectives, including prekindergarten teachers, administrators of prekindergarten programs, and families of prekindergarten students. These beliefs and practices are compared with widely-accepted national standards of quality for preschool programs.
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A Study to Determine the Effect of Industrial Arts Experience on the Attitude Changes of University Freshmen

A Study to Determine the Effect of Industrial Arts Experience on the Attitude Changes of University Freshmen

Date: May 1971
Creator: Ball, John E.
Description: The problem of this study was to determine the effect of industrial arts experiences on changing the attitudes of North Texas State University freshmen toward industrial arts generally and toward specific curriculum areas in industrial arts.
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A Study of Title II, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and an Evaluation of Its Impact in Texas

A Study of Title II, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and an Evaluation of Its Impact in Texas

Date: May 1971
Creator: Buell, Frank G. (Frank Garvin)
Description: The problem of this study was to determine the purpose of ESEA Title II, 1965, and evaluate the impact of the operation of this legislation on selected public schools of Texas.
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Argumentation Used in the Sex Education Issue in the Dallas Independent School District

Argumentation Used in the Sex Education Issue in the Dallas Independent School District

Date: December 1970
Creator: Ingalls, Arthur Bradford
Description: The primary purpose of the study was to identify and describe the arguments used in the sex education controversy in the Dallas Independent School District. The issue was examined as a debate and as a social movement promoted and resisted by community rhetoricians. Arguments were elicited from interviews with rhetoricians on both sides of the issue.
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The Relationship Between Personally Perceived Autonomy and the Professional Activity of Secondary School Teachers

The Relationship Between Personally Perceived Autonomy and the Professional Activity of Secondary School Teachers

Date: May 1971
Creator: Ervay, Stuart B.
Description: The problem with which this investigation was concerned was that of determining the relationship between personally perceived autonomy and the extent of professional activity of secondary teachers. The two methods of determining this relationship were questionnaire completion and personal interview. It was assumed that the two methods complemented one another in the determination of findings.
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The Effects of Dry Heat in a Sauna Bath upon Performance of Certain Physical and Mental Tasks

The Effects of Dry Heat in a Sauna Bath upon Performance of Certain Physical and Mental Tasks

Date: December 1970
Creator: Dowell, Dickie Thurman
Description: The purposes of the investigation were to determine and analyze the effects of dry heat upon the physical and mental performance tasks and to deduce implications for the improvement of educational practices.
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An Analysis of Self-actualizing Dimensions of Top and Middle Management Personnel

An Analysis of Self-actualizing Dimensions of Top and Middle Management Personnel

Date: December 1970
Creator: Ladenberger, Margaret Echols
Description: The purpose of the study was to examine categories of self-actualization and specific biographical and developmental factors from the data on 225 individuals selected from top and middle management by psychologists with Rohrer, Hibler and Replogle, international firm of management consultants. The investigation was designed to determine if differences existed for the two groups.
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The Development of a Theory of Sports Competitiveness

The Development of a Theory of Sports Competitiveness

Date: December 1971
Creator: McNeal, Larry Winford, 1940-
Description: The purpose of this study was to construct a theory of sports competitiveness which would (1) contribute to a greater understanding of competitiveness as an aspect of human behavior affecting sports performance, and (2) serve as a source of hypotheses for experimental research and as a framework for interpretation of the results of experimental studies of competitiveness.
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Group Counseling Experience for Elementary Education Majors: Effects on Selected Personality Characteristics and Interrelationships Between Selected Counselor and Client Variables

Group Counseling Experience for Elementary Education Majors: Effects on Selected Personality Characteristics and Interrelationships Between Selected Counselor and Client Variables

Date: December 1971
Creator: Stephenson, Gerald Harris
Description: The problem with which this study was concerned was twofold; the effect of group counseling experiences on elementary education majors, and the relationship between certain counselor and client variables.
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A Study of Industrial Education Graduates and Non-Graduates of Texas Southern University with Implications for Curriculum Revision

A Study of Industrial Education Graduates and Non-Graduates of Texas Southern University with Implications for Curriculum Revision

Date: May 1972
Creator: Robinson, Clarence L. (Clarence Leslie), 1937-
Description: The problem was a study of the School of Technology graduates and non-graduates of Texas Southern University with implications for curriculum revision.
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