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Inversion-Asymmetry Splitting of the Conduction Band in N-Type Indium Antimonide

Inversion-Asymmetry Splitting of the Conduction Band in N-Type Indium Antimonide

Date: December 1976
Creator: Bajaj, Bhushan D.
Description: None
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The Manager as a Source of Departmental Power in a Manufacturing Company

The Manager as a Source of Departmental Power in a Manufacturing Company

Date: August 1988
Creator: Nasif, Ercan G. (Ercan Gultekin)
Description: The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between position-related sources of power and person-related sources of power in organizations. The subject is the power of an organizational sub-unit compared to other units. Theory on the structural sources of power is well established in the literature. The question in this study is whether the individual manager, the person, is another major source of power for the organizational unit. A major objective of the study is to fill this gap in the literature on power in organizations. A secondary objective of this study is to see if one can rank the individual position-related sources of power and person-related sources of power, identified through a literature review, within each group in terms of their relative importance. The type of this study is exploratory. It is a descriptive study explaining the "what is" about the relationship between position and person sources of power in a manufacturing company. Results indicate that there is a two-way relationship between manager power and department power, and that one can rank order the sources of power in terms of their contribution to a department's or manager's power. Power is defined in this study as the ability ...
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Personality and Behavioral Correlates of Autonomic Imbalance

Personality and Behavioral Correlates of Autonomic Imbalance

Date: August 1988
Creator: Sawyer, Judy
Description: Individual differences in autonomic nervous system responsiveness have been linked to a variety of physical disorders and personality and behavioral tendencies. The present study attempted to correlate specific personality characteristics hypothesized to be associated with either sympathetic or parasympathetic dominance based on the work of M. A. Wenger. The Clinical Analysis Questionnaire Personality Inventory, a physical disorders questionnaire, a self-report stress measure, and seven psychophysiologic tests were administered to 60 undergraduate students in an introductory psychology class at North Texas State University. The results provided limited support for the hypotheses. A skewed population with 50 of the 60 subjects achieving scores indicative of sympathetic dominance occurred. Statistical comparison (t-tests) of the CAQ personality traits, and clinical factor scores of these 50 subjects labeled sympathetic dominant with CAQ norms for college students revealed means on five personality traits and three clinical factors were significantly different for the sympathetic dominant group at the .05 or greater level of significance. These findings were interpreted as limited support for Wenger's work and for the positions of Acker and Kagan that individuals with more reactive sympathetic nervous systems tend to have difficulty binding anxiety, poor emotional controls and outlets, ambivalence about interpersonal relationships, and a ...
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Correlational Study of the UNT Neuropsych-Screen, the MMPI and Time among Chronic Pain Patients

Correlational Study of the UNT Neuropsych-Screen, the MMPI and Time among Chronic Pain Patients

Date: June 1989
Creator: Smith, Russell Joseph
Description: Although many theorists have speculated that chronic pain may be linked to some sort of central neuropsychological integration deficit, a review of the current literature reveals no empirical support for this theory. This study attempts to assess the severity, if any, of neuropsychological deficits in chronic pain subjects by using a neuropsychological screen developed at the University of North Texas. Also, presented are studies of correlations between the UNT Neuropsych-screen and the MMPI. the Dallas Pain Questionnaire (DPQ), the Dallas Pain Drawing CDPD), and time since injury in order to assess any possible relationships. The subjects in this study consist of 100 volunteers. Of these subjects, 74 were patients of the Spinal and Chronic Pain Center at Medical Arts Hospital in Dallas, Texas and represented the clinical population. The remaining 26 subjects were staff volunteers from the hospital . The results of the study indicate significant differences between chronic pain subjects and non-pain subjects across many areas of neuropsychological functioning, as well as other significant correlations among many of the variables. The implications of this study are elaborated upon, in the discussion section, in detail along with limitations and future research directions.
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The Bob-Wheel and Allied Stanza Forms in Middle English and Middle Scots Poetry

The Bob-Wheel and Allied Stanza Forms in Middle English and Middle Scots Poetry

Date: August 1976
Creator: Kirkpatrick, Hugh
Description: None
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Admission, Curricula, and Degree Requirements for the Art Education Doctoral Degree, 1974-1975

Admission, Curricula, and Degree Requirements for the Art Education Doctoral Degree, 1974-1975

Date: August 1976
Creator: Hicks, Margaret Katharine
Description: None
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The Role, Position, and Perceptions of Women School Board Members in Texas

The Role, Position, and Perceptions of Women School Board Members in Texas

Date: August 1976
Creator: Lowe, Mary Ella
Description: None
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Assessing and Influencing the Attitude and Knowledge of Selected Post-Secondary Students Concerning Body Language

Assessing and Influencing the Attitude and Knowledge of Selected Post-Secondary Students Concerning Body Language

Date: August 1976
Creator: Lester, E. W. Bud
Description: None
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The Late Piano Works of Franz Liszt, a Lecture Recital, Together with Three Recitals of Selected Works

The Late Piano Works of Franz Liszt, a Lecture Recital, Together with Three Recitals of Selected Works

Date: August 1976
Creator: Marchionni, Raymond
Description: None
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A Descriptive Study of Personnel Decisions Appealed to the Texas State Commissioner of Education August 1981 - August 1986

A Descriptive Study of Personnel Decisions Appealed to the Texas State Commissioner of Education August 1981 - August 1986

Date: May 1989
Creator: Hughes, N. Sue Cothran
Description: The problem. --The problem in this study was to describe the issues arising in employment decisions appealed to the Texas Commissioner of Education. Decisions made in courts are binding on school officials, and they are published in law reporters found in most libraries. The Commissioner's decisions are also binding on school officials, but they are not published or widely reported. Thus, this important body of information may not reach those who are responsible for its application. Methods. --The decisions of the Commissioner were examined to determine the issues and the underlying rationale used by the Commissioner in the process of deciding the appeals. A series of data reductions allowed a determination of patterns found in the outcomes of the decisions which favored the employee and those which favored the school districts. The analysis produced a set of data from which implications for decision making could be drawn.
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"I Like the Name but Not the Soup!": An Ethnographic Study of the Metalinguistic Sentience of Young Gifted Children, Its Reflection of Their Cognitive Ability and its Relationship to Their Literacy Acquisition and Literacy Learning

"I Like the Name but Not the Soup!": An Ethnographic Study of the Metalinguistic Sentience of Young Gifted Children, Its Reflection of Their Cognitive Ability and its Relationship to Their Literacy Acquisition and Literacy Learning

Date: August 1988
Creator: McIntosh, Margaret E.
Description: Metalinguistic sentience refers to the conscious or unconscious apprehension of, sensitivity to, and attention to language as something with form and function that can be manipulated. This includes, but is not restricted to, conscious or unconscious apprehension of, sensitivity to, and attention to the following aspects of language and literacy: pragmatics, syntactics, semantics, phonology, orthography, morphology, figurative, metalanguage, print "carries" meaning, print conventions, book conventions, text conventions, referent/label arbitrariness, purposes of literacy, and abilities. These aspects of language and literacy are part of a morphological model developed by the author for classifying the evidence provided by children of their metalinguistic sentience. The two other faces of the model, displayed as a cube, depict (1) Literacy Acguisition and Literacy Learning and (2) four Prompt States: Self-, Child-, Adult-, Text. This ethnographic study of nine verbally gifted kindergarten and first grade children was conducted with a three-fold purpose: to explore whether young verbally gifted children's metalinguistic sentience coincided with their cognitive ability, to explore whether young verbally gifted children's metalinguistic sentience influenced their literacy acquisition and literacy learning, and to explore whether young verbally gifted children's literacy acquisition and literacy learning enhanced their metalinguistic sentience. The study took place during a full ...
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The Introduction of Robotic Technology: Perceptions of the Work Force of an Aerospace Defense Company

The Introduction of Robotic Technology: Perceptions of the Work Force of an Aerospace Defense Company

Date: August 1988
Creator: Rose, William B. (William Burford)
Description: This dissertation examines the effect that the introduction of an advanced manufacturing technology, specifically robotics, has on the work force of an aerospace defense company. In this endeavor, there are two main objectives. First, this study determines whether workers feel that their jobs are threatened by the introduction of robotic technology. Secondly, the research compares the degree to which workers from different labor types feel this threat. A review of the literature reveals that the technical factors involving manufacturing technology have been thoroughly examined and discussed, but the effect that they have on the work force has been somewhat neglected. This dissertation develops ten hypotheses to ascertain the perceived threat to job security for workers within an aerospace defense company. This study is based on an employee survey that examined the employee's perceived threat to job security by the introduction of robotics. The primary research was obtained from employees within an aerospace defense company through the use of questionnaires in a three phase approach. The first phase utilized a pretest that sampled the questionnaire prior to the company-wide solicitation. The second phase administered the questionnaire to the three labor types within the work force. Phase three consisted of data reduction ...
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Relationships of Shyness, Extroversion, Leisure, Gender, and Activity Style to Perceived Freedom in Leisure

Relationships of Shyness, Extroversion, Leisure, Gender, and Activity Style to Perceived Freedom in Leisure

Date: August 1988
Creator: Marr, John F. (John Fraser)
Description: This research examined several independent variables and their prediction of perceived freedom in leisure (PFL). Four instruments were utilized to collect data from research subjects regarding the independent variables of shyness, extroversion, gender and activity preference style and the dependent variable, PFL. Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficients were calculated for each scale employed in the research. Reliabilities for the scales within this research were as follows: Stanford Shyness Survey (.78), Adult Short Form of the Leisure Diagnostic Battery (.92), three scales from the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire - Extroversion (.85), Neuroticism (.79), and LIE (.75), and the Activity Preference Style Scales - Active (.45), Group (.53), and Risk (.67). Due to the low alpha reliabilities of two of the Activity Preference Style Scales, Active and Group, factor analysis was performed in an attempt to construct new sub-scales with higher alpha reliabilities. This resulted in some of the new sub-scales, as well as the original Active and Group scales being used in the data analysis. The sample was comprised of 325 undergraduate students enrolled in a required history or English class. The age of the sample ranged from 17 to 50 with a mean age of 20.4. Questionnaires were given out during class ...
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Income Tax Evasion and the Effectiveness of Tax Compliance Legislation, 1979-1982

Income Tax Evasion and the Effectiveness of Tax Compliance Legislation, 1979-1982

Date: August 1988
Creator: Stroope, John C. (John Clarence)
Description: The federal income tax system in the United States depends upon a high degree of voluntary compliance. The IRS estimates that the voluntary compliance level is declining and that this tax compliance gap cost the government an estimated $90.5 billion in 1981. Between 1979 and 1982, Congress made several changes in the tax laws designed to improve tax compliance. Extensive data was collected by the IRS for 1979 and 1982 through the random sample audits of approximately 50,000 taxpayers on the Taxpayer Compliance Measurement Program (TCMP), which is conducted every three years. During the period 1979 through 1982, Congress lowered the marginal tax rates, added some fairly severe penalties, for both taxpayers and paid return preparers, and increased information reporting requirements for certain types of income. In this research, it was hypothesized that voluntary compliance should increase in response to lower marginal rates, a higher risk of detection due to additional reporting requirements, and increased penalties. Multiple regression analysis was employed to test these hypotheses, using 1979 and 1982 TCMP data. Because of the requirements for taxpayer confidentiality, it was necessary for the IRS to run the data and provide the aggregate data results for the research. The results provided ...
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Sanctifying the Profane: Religious Themes in the Fiction of Frederick Buechner

Sanctifying the Profane: Religious Themes in the Fiction of Frederick Buechner

Date: August 1976
Creator: Myers, Nancy B.
Description: None
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A Study of the Contributions of Mary Lizzie Mc Cord to Drama Education at Southern Methodist University

A Study of the Contributions of Mary Lizzie Mc Cord to Drama Education at Southern Methodist University

Date: August 1976
Creator: Spalding, Sharon Brown
Description: None
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Effects of a Symbolic Modeling Procedure on Seventh-Grade Socially Withdrawn Children

Effects of a Symbolic Modeling Procedure on Seventh-Grade Socially Withdrawn Children

Date: December 1976
Creator: Carlisle, Joseph Frank
Description: None
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A Goal Programming Safety and Health Standards Compliance Model

A Goal Programming Safety and Health Standards Compliance Model

Date: August 1976
Creator: Ryan, Lanny J.
Description: None
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Effects of Microcounseling on Selected Marital Communication Variables

Effects of Microcounseling on Selected Marital Communication Variables

Date: December 1976
Creator: Bouffard, Norman Henry
Description: None
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A Study of Student Preference for a Lecture-Test Versus a Lecture-Contingency Management Learning Approach

A Study of Student Preference for a Lecture-Test Versus a Lecture-Contingency Management Learning Approach

Date: August 1976
Creator: Rowland, Robert W.
Description: None
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Affecting Children's Value Claims by Using High-Level Questioning Focused on Selected Poetry

Affecting Children's Value Claims by Using High-Level Questioning Focused on Selected Poetry

Date: August 1976
Creator: Sheppard, Ronnie L.
Description: None
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Effects of Brief Persistence Training on the Cue Discrimination Task Performance of Externally and Internally Controlled Elementary School Students

Effects of Brief Persistence Training on the Cue Discrimination Task Performance of Externally and Internally Controlled Elementary School Students

Date: December 1976
Creator: Cox, Dan Murchison
Description: None
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A Study of Administrator Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Practices to Facilitate the Desegregation Process of Selected School Districts

A Study of Administrator Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Practices to Facilitate the Desegregation Process of Selected School Districts

Date: August 1976
Creator: Moffett, Carlton C.
Description: None
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An Analysis of the Elderhostel Experience at One University

An Analysis of the Elderhostel Experience at One University

Date: August 1988
Creator: Patterson, Mary Frances, 1948-
Description: This ethnographic, descriptive case study is concerned with an analysis of the Elderhostel experience at one specific university. Questionnaires, evaluation documents, observations, phototographs, and interviews were used in this study to describe the 1988 Elderhostel experience at North Texas State University. Thirty-three persons were initially asked to participate in this study. Twenty-nine agreed and actually completed the questionnaires, and 26 completed the program evaluation. The study is organized and presented in the following manner: Chapter I introduces the study. Chapter II presents a review of related literature addressing those studies directly concerned with the Elderhostel experience, those addressing motivational reasons for participation in adult education, and those dealing with learning abilities, interests, and goals of the elderly in general. Chapter III includes the methods and procedures used to collect and analyze the data. Chapter IV presents the descriptive and statistical analysis of the data, and Chapter V includes the summary, interpretations, conclusions, and recommendations that were derived from the analysis. Major findings of this study include a description of the organization and administration of the program, a description of the educational and co-curricular activities offered and how they were evaluated by the participants, and demographic and motivational data of the ...
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