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Licensed Professional Counselors’ Attitudes Toward People with Schizophrenia: Predictors of Interest in Providing Interventions
For individuals with schizophrenia and their caregivers, psychosocial interventions have been shown to significantly improve recovery and reduce relapse rates. Although this population is underserved and stigmatized, counselors have been excluded from most research into attitudes toward and interventions for these families. Using a stratified random sample survey design, researchers explored the relationships between participating U.S. Licensed Professional Counselors’ attitudes towards, recovery beliefs regarding, familiarity with, desire for social distance from, and interest in providing services to individuals with schizophrenia and their caregivers. Most of the 111 participants (11.1% response rate) identified themselves as female (83.8%) and Caucasian (86.5%). A few participants described themselves as Hispanic (6.3%) or Black or African-American (5.4%). Respondents ranged in age in years from 20’s to 60’s with the largest group in their 40’s. Descriptive statistics indicated that the majority of LPC participants reported low to moderate stigmatizing attitudes, strong beliefs in recovery, and moderate to high interest in providing interventions for people with schizophrenia and their caregivers. Furthermore, almost half of participating LPCs reported already working with individuals with schizophrenia. Bivariate correlations and hierarchical regressions indicated that high interest in providing interventions for this population was significantly correlated (p < .01) with high frequency of already working with the population (large effect), low desire for social distance (medium effect), high desire to help socially (medium effect), and strong beliefs in recovery (small effect). The results support including LPCs in all areas pertaining to interventions, research, and recovery for people with schizophrenia and their caregivers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149610/
Teachers of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders’ Perceptions of Professional Standards of Practice
In recent decades, there has been renewed interest in examining the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs. Unfortunately, researchers have found that there is limited empirical research on the effectiveness of quality special education teacher preparation programs, specifically those programs specializing in the education of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest special education organization, conducts research on the standards needed by teachers who serve children and youth with exceptionalities. These CEC standards are recommended to serve as a guide for teacher preparation programs in special education. Utilizing the CEC standards delineated for preparation programs in EBD, the present study sought to determine how graduates of one program perceived the importance of the standards and their perceived proficiency in using the standards in their work with students with EBD. Results indicated that graduates viewed the standards as Important to their work with students with EBD. Further, they viewed their proficiency in using the standards to be above average. In addition, the present study examined the relationship between graduates perceived importance and perceived proficiency in using the CEC standards. Results indicated that graduates who had higher score ratings on their perceived importance of the standards tended to have higher ratings on their perceived proficiency scores. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149634/
Multi-perspective, Multi-modal Image Registration and Fusion
Multi-modal image fusion is an active research area with many civilian and military applications. Fusion is defined as strategic combination of information collected by various sensors from different locations or different types in order to obtain a better understanding of an observed scene or situation. Fusion of multi-modal images cannot be completed unless these two modalities are spatially aligned. In this research, I consider two important problems. Multi-modal, multi-perspective image registration and decision level fusion of multi-modal images. In particular, LiDAR and visual imagery. Multi-modal image registration is a difficult task due to the different semantic interpretation of features extracted from each modality. This problem is decoupled into three sub-problems. The first step is identification and extraction of common features. The second step is the determination of corresponding points. The third step consists of determining the registration transformation parameters. Traditional registration methods use low level features such as lines and corners. Using these features require an extensive optimization search in order to determine the corresponding points. Many methods use global positioning systems (GPS), and a calibrated camera in order to obtain an initial estimate of the camera parameters. The advantages of our work over the previous works are the following. First, I used high level-features, which significantly reduce the search space for the optimization process. Second, the determination of corresponding points is modeled as an assignment problem between a small numbers of objects. On the other side, fusing LiDAR and visual images is beneficial, due to the different and rich characteristics of both modalities. LiDAR data contain 3D information, while images contain visual information. Developing a fusion technique that uses the characteristics of both modalities is very important. I establish a decision-level fusion technique using manifold models. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149562/
Community Pressures Exerted by Employers to Break Strikes
This thesis explores community pressures exerted by employers to break strikes and their history. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130268/
Latino Students’ School Counseling Needs: an Exploratory Needs Assessment
The purpose of this study was to examine Latino/a student preferences for school counselor activities. The primary focus of research was to determine what school counseling activities Latino/a students perceived as important and which school counseling activities Latino/a high school students perceived as satisfying. The researcher pursued this purpose through administration of a survey instrument developed by the researcher. The instrument consisted of 14 demographic items and 42 5-point Likert scale items based on the domains described in the ASCA’s national model and current literature on experiences of Latino/a adolescents. The sample was comprised of 210 Latino/a high school students from five high schools in three school districts in the suburbs of a large Southwestern U.S. metroplex. The study population consisted of 94 female and 115 male participants ranging in age from 14 to 20 years old with the median age of 17.54 years. Overall, students preferred school counseling activities focusing on college and career readiness. According to the results of this study, students indicated that although they believed college and career activities to be important, they were not satisfied with how their school counselors provided those activities. Multiple regression analyses were utilized to determine which demographic variables were significant predictors of respondents’ perceptions of importance. Results indicated student perceptions of importance did not vary across grades, economic levels, genders, or cultural differences. The results, limitations, and suggestions for school counseling programs were provided within the report. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149642/
Scratch Modeling of Polymeric Materials with Molecular Dynamics
It is impossible to determine the amount of money that is spent every replacing products damaged from wear, but it is safe to assume that it is in the millions of dollars. With metallic materials, liquid lubricants are often used to prevent wear from materials rubbing against one another. However, with polymeric materials, liquid lubricants cause swelling, creating an increase in friction and therefore increasing the wear. Therefore, a different method or methods to mitigate wear in polymers should be developed. For better understanding of the phenomenon of wear, scratch resistance testing can be used. For this project, classic molecular dynamics is used to study the mechanics of nanometer scale scratching on amorphous polymeric materials. As a first approach, a model was created for polyethylene, considering intramolecular and intermolecular interactions as well as mass and volume of the CH2 monomers in a polymer chain. The obtained results include analysis of penetration depth and recovery percentage related to indenter force and size. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149608/
Synthesis and Characterization of Two and Three Coordinate Gold (I) Conjugated and Rigid Metallodendrimers
This dissertation is a study of two major topics that involve synthetic strategies for new classes of phosphorescent gold(I)-based metallodendrimers. The phosphorescence of organic and inorganic luminophores originates from spin-orbit coupling owing to internal or external heavy atom effects as well as metal-centered emissions. Previous work in the Omary group entailed systematically designed small molecules, metallopolymers, and unconjugated metallodendrimers that contain d10 and d8 metals, whereas this dissertation aims in part to expand such strategies to the conjugated metallodendrimer regime. In one approach novel synthetic strategies were used to make first-generation phenyl acetylene dendrimers and phosphine derivatives thereof. The phosphine dendrimers are made by tethering one of the phosphines to an unsaturated dendrimer, as such phosphine dendrimers are better chromophores and luminophores due to their structural rigidity and extended conjugation. In another approach, 2- and 3-coordinate Au(I) dendritic complexes are synthesized from these phosphine dendrimers. This study is further extended to study metallodendritic complexes with different cores, for example triphenylene-based metallodendritic complexes with six acetylene branches. The physical properties of the metallodendrimers can be modulated upon proceeding to further dendrimer generations or by using solubilizing groups on the peripheral phosphines, thus allowing better processability for thin-film fabrication as required for molecular electronic devices and higher chance for crystal growth toward accurate structural characterization. Other data produced in this project suggested that some structural alterations led to porous solids that render them suitable for realized and potential applications in energy storage and carbon capture. The interesting luminescence properties of the metallodendrimers and porous extended solids produced in this dissertation are significant toward utilizing such materials for optoelectronic applications such as energy-saving organic light-emitting diodes and optical sensors for environmental pollutants. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149678/
Social Capital and Health Among Older Adults in China: a Multi-level Analysis
Health and well-being of older adults has become a worldwide public health concern and has been attracting increasing attention from scholars across the globe. But little is known about the health of the Chinese elderly. Using data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) --Pilot, a pilot survey in 2008 in two provinces of China, Gansu and Zhejiang, this dissertation examines the association between social capital at both the individual- and community- levels and three health outcomes among older adults in China. A series of multi-level models were estimated using SAS 9.2. Statistical results indicate that such individual-level social capital variables as perceived help and support in the future, help from others, and birthplace significantly impacted health among older Chinese adults. When examining the relationship between community-level social capital and health, this study confirms the significant association between community-level social capital and good health independent of individual-level predictors. This study also indicates that the impact of gender and rural-urban Hukou status interacts with the province of residence. The results were discussed in terms of cultural legacy in the Chinese cultural setting, the current social dynamics related to old age support, health-related government reforms, and various disparities across different regions and across different social groups in China. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149662/
Federalism and Civil Conflict: the Missing Link?
This thesis investigates federalism and civil conflict. Past work linking federalism and civil conflict has investigated the factors that pacify or aggravate conflict, but most such studies have examined the effect of decentralization on conflict onset, as opposed to the form federalism takes (such as congruent vs incongruent forms, for example). I collect data on civil conflict, the institutional characteristics of federalist states and fiscal decentralization. My theoretical expectations are that federations who treat federal subjects differently than others, most commonly in an ethnically based manner, are likely to experience greater levels of conflict incidence and more severe conflict. I find support for these expectations, suggesting more ethnically based federations are a detriment to peace preservation. I close with case studies that outline three different paths federations have taken with regards to their federal subunits. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149626/
Event Centrality: Debunking the “Bad Science” Myth That Self-reported Posttraumatic Growth Does Not Reflect Positive Change
Despite strong evidence supporting the existence of posttraumatic growth (PTG), some investigators question whether the construct measured by the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) is that of perceived growth or “actual” growth. In a replication of a recent investigation, the present study sought to refine the methodology used by employing the construct of event centrality. Due to its limited sample size, the results of this analysis did not provide strong evidence in support of the hypothesis that limiting analyses to individuals rating their trauma as high in event centrality improves the ability of the PTGI to reflect “actual” growth. However, results did support the idea that investigations of PTG conducted immediately following a trauma may be more reflective of a coping process, rather than growth. Further research is warranted to investigate the role of event centrality in posttraumatic growth, and the effect of time on the progression of growth following trauma. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149614/
A Comparative Study of the Administration and Conduct of an Equitation Program in Private Summer Camps of Texas and of Northern and Northeastern States
Because of the lack in the research field, the investigator undertook a comparative study of the administration and conduct of an equitation program in girls' private summer camps of northern and northeastern states and of Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130214/
An Investigation of Methods for the Concentration of Chemical Compounds Produced by Actinomycetes and Their Relation to Tastes and Odors in Municipal Water Supplies
It is the purpose of this investigation to improve upon techniques to enhance the taste of municipal water and attempt to devise one that could desorb the compounds from carbon in an unaltered state. It was decided that the odor character would be the criterion used to decide if the eluted compounds were the same as those in the raw water. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107928/
Structure as a Literary Technique in the Major Novels of Ernest Hemingway
The purpose of this thesis is to study the structure of the five major novels of Hemingway, excluding Torrents of Spring and Across the River and into the Trees. They are: The Sun also Rises; A Farewell to Arms; To Have and Have not; For Whom the Bell Tolls; and The Old Man and the Sea. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107906/
A Proposed Plan of Guidance for Students of Business, Based Upon Vocational Needs of Students at Texarkana College During the Period 1938-1948
This study will attempt to point out the importance of guidance in the life of the students of business at Texarkana College. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130216/
On Ordered Pairs of Cardinal Numbers
This thesis is on ordered pairs of cardinal numbers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107930/
Electronic Analog Computer Study of Effects of Motor Velocity and Driving Voltage Limits upon Servomechanism Performance
The object of this thesis is (1) to demonstrate the value of an electronic analog computer for the solution of non-linear ordinary differential equations particularly when a large family of solutions is required; and (2) to obtain as a by-product results of practical applicability to servomechanism selection and analysis. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107908/
Henry David Thoreau as a Social Critic
A study of Henry David Thoreau's opinions on religion, economics, politics, government, and major political issues of his time. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75399/
A Program of Films for Teaching in the Primary Grades of the Louisiana Public Schools
The purpose of this study is to provide a compiled list of Louisiana primary motion pictures and their locations for the Louisiana primary teachers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75398/
An Anthropometrical Study in the Nutrition of Children, Using the Wetzel Grid
In this study, an appraisal of the nutritional status of eighty-eight school children has been made, using the Wetzel Index with the Baldwin-Wood Index and the Pryor Index for the determinations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75397/
The Function of Dramatization in the Elementary School
The purpose of this study is to make an investigation into the studies made and judgment expressed concerning the function of dramatization in the elementary school. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75396/
A Study of the Changes in Selected Social Traits Exhibited by the Campers in Sunshine Camp of Austin, Texas, in the Summer of 1944
The purpose of this study was to evaluate some of the achievements of the camp in furthering the social development of the campers as a means of directing future procedures used in the camp. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75395/
Aspects of Reform in Certain Novels of Charles Dickens
A study of aspects of reform in certain novels of Charles Dickens. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75401/
A Study of Relationships Between Socio-Economic Status, Popularity, Achievement, and Personality in the Fifth Grade of the Sanger Public School, Sanger, Texas
The purpose which guided the writer in the conducting of this study was a desire to determine the existence of any relationships which might be perceptible among such traits and considerations as socio-economic status, popularity at school, general scholastic achievement, and traits of personality as they were found in a group of fifth-grade pupils enrolled in the public school of Sanger, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75400/
A Study of Fees Charged in New Mexico High Schools, 1948-1949
The purpose of this study reported in these pages was to ascertain how well the educational system as practiced in the public high schools of New Mexico was complying, 1948-1949, with the provision of the state Constitution, included in Article XII, which stipulates that "a uniform system of free public schools sufficient for the education of, and open to, all the children of school age in the state shall be established and maintained." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130218/
Falsity in Man: Tennessee Williams' Vision of Tragedy
It is the purpose of this paper to examine the major plays of Tennessee Williams in an effort to formulate the key concepts which appear in the work of a modern successful dramatist who is sensitive to the tragedy of man and to discover Williams' beliefs in regard to man, his need, and the tragedy that results if he does not find the fulfillment of his nature. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107910/
Famous Ships and Their Influence Upon American History : a Study of Sailing Vessels to 1861
This thesis is a study of famous ships and how they influenced American history. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75410/
A Study of the Elementary Science Programs in Leading Schools of Texas and Other Southern States as Compared with the Course of Study from the Thirty-First Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education
The problem, to make a study of the elementary science programs in leading schools of Texas and other Southern states as compared with the course of study from the Thirty-first Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, was chosen as a result of the realization that elementary science has not been given the place in the curriculum that it should have. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75405/
Is There an Answer to the Current Lack of a Satisfying Philosophy Among the American People?
This study will seek to show that what appears to be the cause of a lack of a satisfying philosophy among the American people, as evidenced by restless, disintegrating behavior of individuals, is in reality the effect of such a lack. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75409/
To Determine the Status, Methods of Conducting, Functions, and Desirability of Literary Activities in the Programs of Secondary Schools of Central West-Texas
This study was made for the purpose of determining the status and methods of conducting non-athletic extra-curricular activities in the secondary schools of Central West-Texas with the hope that the findings may prove valuable to school boards and administrators in setting up standards for evaluating their activity programs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75404/
Analysis of Content and Methods of Teaching Poetry to Children
The purpose of this study is to analyze the history and development of children's poetry, and to present helpful suggestions in subject matter and activities for teaching poetry to children. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75402/
A History of Credit Unions in the United States
The purpose of this thesis is to present a history of the founding, operation, and growth of the credit union movement in the United States, with special emphasis placed on the benefits and services such an organization can render to the thousands and thousands of employees who are classed in the realm of small or moderate income brackets. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75403/
Pyridinium Derivatives of 9,10-Endo-o-Phenylene-9,10-Dihydro-1,4-Anthraquinone
The compounds reported here were prepared for the purpose of determining the effects of active groups on the pyridine ring, and to determine the effects of substituted methyl groups on the nucleus. These compounds are to be tested for tuberculostatic activity. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107912/
China's Industry and the Impact of the War Upon It
This thesis is a study of China's industry and how it was impacted by war. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53421/
Study of Some Factors Related to Mutual Friendship on the High School Level
This study has been made for the purpose of determining the similarities and dissimilarities in certain factors related to mutual friendships. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53398/
A Study of the Effect of Group Guidance Classes on the Attitudes and Personal Adjustments of Sophomore High School Girls
The purpose of this study is (1) to develop criteria by statistical methods which will show the extent of gain in personality development through a specific guidance program, and (2) to show by comparison the differences in the scores of instructed groups and those of uninstructed groups. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53426/
The Challenge to the Operation of the Philosophy of Laissez-Faire
The problem of this study is to make an appraisal of laissez-faire, and its aims, methods, and accomplishments in its rise to pinnacle heights, its philosophy, and finally its decline in the maelstrom of society demanding more security, today, than ever before, in our standards of economy and living. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53425/
The Isolation and Chemical Study of Compounds Produced by a Strain of Penicillium Notatum
It is the purpose of this paper to present data on the isolation and study of the chemical nature of compounds produced by this strain of mold which resembles Penicillium notatum nestling. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53439/
Future Farmers and Non-Classified Students in Pottawatomie County High Schools
This study has been made for the purpose of determining what relationships exist between 4-H Club membership and Future Farmers of America Club membership and the grades, extra-curricular activities, and the future education, which includes specifically college training and post-graduate work done in high schools. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53436/
Developing a Reading Readiness Program in Douglas School, Tyler, Texas
The purpose of this study is to develop a readiness program which will be an aid in eliminating many failures in reading and to help the children be happy while learning to read. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53427/
A Personnel Study of Members of Undefeated Basketball Teams of John Tarleton Agricultural College from 1934 Through 1938
The investigator undertook to make a personnel study of the members of undefeated basketball teams of John Tarleton Agricultural College through a period of years extending from 1934 through 1938. The purpose of the study is to make an investigation of the scholastic activities, athletic activities, and the extra-curricular activities of these athletes through the period designated. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53435/
The Incidence of Colon Bacteria on the Hands of North Texas State Teachers College Students
This investigation has for its aim the determination, in a measure, of the degree of personal sanitation existent among students at North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53434/
A Study to Determine a Curriculum Pattern Based on Field Psychology
This is a study to determine a curriculum pattern based on field psychology. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130220/
The Use of Geography in Whitman's Leaves of Grass
A study of the significance of Walt Whitman's use of geography in Leaves of Grass. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53444/
A Comparative Study of the Appeal in Favorite Comics and Favorite Fiction, as Reported by Ninth-grade Pupils in the James P. Elder Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas
The problem of this study is to compare certain elements of appeal in favorite comic books and favorite books of fiction read by 384 ninth-grade pupils in the J. P. Elder Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas, during a three-months period from November 7, 1949, to February 7, 1950. The purpose of this investigation is to ascertain whether the same elements of appeal are common to both types of reading, and whether they compare favorably with the findings of other investigations reported in literature on the subject. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130222/
A Study of the Interest Patterns of Pre-Medical Students as Revealed by the Preference Record and the Strong Vocational Interest Inventory
The problem of this study is to determine the interest patterns of students engaged in the study of a pre-medical curriculum at North Texas State College during the Fall semester of 1949 and 1950. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96918/
A Study to Determine Democratic Practices in the Pilot Point, Texas, High School
The purpose of this investigation was to reveal certain strong and weak points in the school's program, so that corrective measures might be administered for the betterment of the pupils, the staff, and the community in general. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130224/
The Southern Unity Movement
This thesis describes the history of the Southern unity movement beginning in the mid nineteenth century, with a focus on the legal and political conflicts that surrounded it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107898/
Characterization of the Heroine in the Fiction of Ernest Hemingway
The purpose of this paper is to examine both the women in Hemingway's life and his works, to search for influences exerted by the biographical women, to categorize the fictional women, and to draw whatever conclusions the evidence may justify. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107924/
The Relationship of Light Wave Length to Tissue Differentiation in Sunflower Seedlings
The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship of light wave length to tissue differentiation in sunflower seedlings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107922/
The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading
The purpose of the study is to discover the maladjusted children in one first-grade classroom; to diagnose the behavior problems of the pupils by means of the case study procedure; to present methods of remedial treatment to eliminate the maladjustment; to set up a guidance program that will help individual maladjusted children adjust themselves; to provide information that will he useful to teachers in dealing with maladjusted children. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130212/