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The Role of Social Integration in the Persistence of African American Men in College

The Role of Social Integration in the Persistence of African American Men in College

Date: May 2011
Creator: Garrett-Spencer, Jacqueline
Description: This qualitative study addressed the experiences of African American males attending a predominantly White university as undergirded by the social integration aspects of Tinto's model of academic and social integration. The methodology was case study. Sixteen semi-structured interviews were held with currently enrolled seniors to capture the lived experiences of their reasons for attending college as well as major influences that contributed to their persistence decisions. The results revealed emerging themes of positive and negative family influence, religious beliefs, and a sense of self-efficacy as instrumental factors for the students' persistence. The level of social integration tended to differ by the age classification (traditional college-going versus non-traditional college student) and by the level of parental education. The components of the social integration model, as developed by Tinto contributed little to the sample's persistence decisions when compared to the themes presented during the interviews. Three observations emerged from the data: (1) The experiences of the non-traditional aged participants were different from the traditional aged college student experiences; (2) Although the participants experienced varying levels of social integration, for most of the 16 students, their persistence decisions were influenced more by their positive and negative relationships with family, religious beliefs, and sense ...
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The role of strategy in the innovation process: A stage approach.

The role of strategy in the innovation process: A stage approach.

Date: August 2005
Creator: Goktan, Ayse Banu
Description: Organizational innovation has been of central interest in recent years because of its importance for organizational survival and competitive advantage. Researchers in the field have divided the innovation process into stages in an attempt to understand the innovation process and the factors that affect it. However, empirical studies that examine the relationship between the stages are scarce. In addition, although business strategy is emphasized as an important factor in the innovation process, little is known about its role in the innovation process and its effect on the stages. This research provides empirical support for the relationship between the stages of the innovation process and the moderating effect of organizational strategy on the relationship between the stages within the two stage model of innovation. In this study, a direct, positive relationship is proposed between the innovation generation (first stage) and innovation outcome (second stage) stages of the innovation process. Dimensions of innovation outcome that are examined include innovation type (product innovation and process innovation), innovation radicalness and innovation frequency. Low cost, differentiation and market orientation strategies are proposed to be moderators on the relationship between the stages. To test the proposed relationships, a survey was mailed to executives who are involved ...
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The Role of Tasks in the Internet Health Information Searching of Chinese Graduate Students

The Role of Tasks in the Internet Health Information Searching of Chinese Graduate Students

Date: May 2012
Creator: Pan, Xuequn
Description: The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships between types of health information tasks and the Internet information search processes of Chinese graduate students at the University of North Texas. the participants' Internet information search processes were examined by looking at the source used to start the search, language selection, use of online translation tools, and time spent. in a computer classroom, 45 Chinese graduate students searched the Internet and completed three health information search tasks: factual task, interpretative task, and exploratory task. Data of the Chinese graduate students’ health information search processes were gathered from Web browser history files, answer sheets, and questionnaires. Parametric and non-parametric statistical analyses were conducted to test the relationships between the types of tasks and variables identified in the search process. Results showed that task types only had a statistically significant impact on the time spent. for the three tasks, the majority of Chinese graduate students used search engines as major sources for the search starting point, utilized English as the primary language, and did not use online translation tools. the participants also reported difficulties in locating relevant answers and recommended ways to be assisted in the future when searching the Internet ...
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The Role of the Administrator in the High School Guidance Program

The Role of the Administrator in the High School Guidance Program

Date: 1948
Creator: Wilson, W. Andrew
Description: This study was proposed to determine to what extent guidance is actually being practiced in the schools selected and to determine a plan for more comprehensive use of guidance. This plan will emphasize the role the administrator should play in the guidance program.
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The Role of the British at the World Disarmament Conference, 1932-1934

The Role of the British at the World Disarmament Conference, 1932-1934

Date: January 1966
Creator: Haskins, V. Lyle
Description: This thesis discusses and explores the difficulties and conflicts arising during the World Disarmament Conference, 1932-1934. The primary focus of the paper is on the role of the British within the conference.
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The Role of the Journalists during the Presidency of Andrew Jackson

The Role of the Journalists during the Presidency of Andrew Jackson

Date: January 1968
Creator: Downing, Clayton W.
Description: This thesis examines the role of the "kitchen cabinet" established by Andrew Jackson during his presidency, and which primarily consisted of experienced journalists.
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The Role Of The Piccolo In Beethoven's Orchestration

The Role Of The Piccolo In Beethoven's Orchestration

Date: December 2011
Creator: Teng, Kuo-Jen
Description: This dissertation discusses the role of the piccolo in Beethoven’s orchestration in his symphonic works. These include the Fifth Symphony, the Sixth Symphony, the Egmont Overture and the Ninth Symphony. The document includes the history of piccolo’s development since the ninth century B.C. until the modern Boehm piccolo. The author provides comparative observation through Beethoven’s orchestration techniques such as the range covered, instrumental pairing, balance, and melodic organization of each symphony works. In addition to discussing development of the piccolo in orchestration, this study compares the piccolo’s usage through motives (e.g. the “Ode to Joy” theme), harmonic analysis; range; balance; and melodic organization. Appendix A provides of tables that summarize piccolo’s harmonic function of works discussed to help the reader comprehend the piccolo function at a glance. This dissertation includes observations of performers, theorists and musicians; and these guides provide the reader with better understanding of the piccolo’s place in Beethoven’s orchestration. By following the observations, piccolo players will bring a deeper musical and technical understanding to individual performances.
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The Role of the Principal in Open Plan Elementary Schools in Texas as Perceived by the Principals of theses Schools

The Role of the Principal in Open Plan Elementary Schools in Texas as Perceived by the Principals of theses Schools

Date: May 1972
Creator: Wakeland, Justin
Description: The problem of this study was to analyze the role of the principal in open plan elementary schools in Texas. The analysis was limited to the principals' perception of their role in these schools.
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The Role of the Quasigroup in the Development of Binary Systems

The Role of the Quasigroup in the Development of Binary Systems

Date: August 1966
Creator: Stingel, Charles Willard
Description: The objective here is to give a logical development of some mathematical systems beginning with those having relatively little algebraic structure, and progressing to systems rich in structure. The discussion will commence with a mathematical system called the groupoid, a nonempty set with a binary operation.
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The Role of the Social Studies in the Integrating Curriculum of Secondary Schools

The Role of the Social Studies in the Integrating Curriculum of Secondary Schools

Date: January 1952
Creator: Peacock, Myrtle
Description: The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the place of the social studies in an integrating curriculum with the objective of determining their value and ways and means of using the social studies to achieve integrating individuals. Attention is directed to the need and nature of an integrating program, to the values of the social studies as an integrating agent, and to ways and means of using the social studies in this manner.
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