To Determine the Varying Degrees of Growth in Worthy Civic Attitudes and in Scientific Thinking Attained by Students in the Secondary School

To Determine the Varying Degrees of Growth in Worthy Civic Attitudes and in Scientific Thinking Attained by Students in the Secondary School

Date: August 1939
Creator: Cagle, Claudia
Description: This thesis determines the growth of scientific thinking and civic attitudes attained by students in the Grandfalls Royalty High School in West Texas.
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The Extent of Cheating and Factors Related to Cheating in the Junior High School Grades

The Extent of Cheating and Factors Related to Cheating in the Junior High School Grades

Date: August 1938
Creator: Watson, Lillian
Description: Thesis studying instances of cheating in junior high school. According to the introduction, the purpose of the study is: 1. To determine the extent to which pupils in the junior high school grades will cheat when allowed to score their own examination papers. 2. To determine the relation between the professed attitude toward cheating on examinations and actual cheating behavior. 3. To determine some factors related to cheating (p. 1).
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An Evaluation of Zavala Elementary School, Austin, Texas

An Evaluation of Zavala Elementary School, Austin, Texas

Date: August 1939
Creator: Lamb, W. Edwin
Description: This study is an evaluatioon of Zavala Elementary School in Austin, Texas in order to determine administration strengths and weaknesses.
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Attitudes, Perceptions, and Personal Problems of Three Groups of High School Students

Attitudes, Perceptions, and Personal Problems of Three Groups of High School Students

Date: August 1972
Creator: Arnold, Anna Beth
Description: The problem of the study was to compare three groups of high school seniors--college preparatory, vocational preparatory, and general diploma students--in scholastic achievement, attitudes, and types of personal problems.
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A Study of the Attitudes of Parents, Teachers and Principals Toward Parental Involvement in School Activities

A Study of the Attitudes of Parents, Teachers and Principals Toward Parental Involvement in School Activities

Date: May 1973
Creator: Baker, Jeroline Ann, 1932-
Description: The problem with which this investigation was concerned was that of surveying the attitudes of parents, teachers, and principals toward parental involvement in school activities. The study had a threefold purpose. The first was to determine the attitudes of parents toward involvement in school activities. The second was to determine the attitudes of teachers and principals toward parental involvement in schools. The third was to identify attitudes of parents, teachers, and principals toward various methods of involvement.
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A Comparison of Selected Attitudes and Values of the Adolescent Society in 1957 and 1972

A Comparison of Selected Attitudes and Values of the Adolescent Society in 1957 and 1972

Date: May 1973
Creator: Artmann, Edwin August
Description: The purpose of this paper was to investigate the structure and process of selected social influences during adolescence in one large high school. It was hypothesized that adolescents would be more oriented to peers and activities outside school and less oriented to academics, athletics, and other school-related activities. The study sought to answer questions about the social climate of the adolescent in a large high school and to analyze the implications of these findings for administrators and others who are interested in the optimum adjustment of teenagers.
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Comparison of the Change in Attitudes toward Youth of Two Selected Groups of Student Teachers

Comparison of the Change in Attitudes toward Youth of Two Selected Groups of Student Teachers

Date: August 1961
Creator: McCullough, Henry E.
Description: The problem of this study was to compare the attitudes toward youth of students enrolled in two selected programs of student teaching at North Texas State College.
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Don't judge a book by its Cover: The Human Library

Don't judge a book by its Cover: The Human Library

Date: February 19, 2013
Creator: Lawrence, Samantha
Description: This poster introduces the lecture series UNT Speaks Out on the Human Library. The "books" at this event are people who have volunteered to challenge prejudice through respectful conversation with members of the UNT campus and the greater Denton community who borrow them for fifteen to thirty minute conversation.
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To Determine the Status of Sex Education of High School Seniors

To Determine the Status of Sex Education of High School Seniors

Date: August 1940
Creator: Knowles, Winlon
Description: The average level of sexual knowledge and attitudes about sexual situations among surveyed high school seniors in Gregg County, Texas are presented in this thesis.
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Factors That Affect College Students' Attitudes Toward Interracial Dating

Factors That Affect College Students' Attitudes Toward Interracial Dating

Date: August 2001
Creator: Gafford, Farrah D.
Description: This study was designed to examine the attitudes of undergraduate students toward interracial dating. The study examined the influence of race, gender, and previous interracial dating experience on interracial dating attitudes. The independent variable of racial identity salience was also examined. A final sample consisted of 389 students, recruited from first year political science classes at the University of North Texas. An 11- item self administered questionnaire was used to collect the data. The results indicated that race and previous interracial dating experience was associated with college students' attitudes. A weak association was also found between greater racial identity salience and less positive interracial dating attitudes. Future research should further examine racial identity salience and its role in partner selection.
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A Validity Study of the Principle of Congruity in Predicting Attitude Change of College Students

A Validity Study of the Principle of Congruity in Predicting Attitude Change of College Students

Date: January 1969
Creator: Olson, Donald Wesley
Description: The problem of this study was to determine if the principle of congruity can be used as a reliable predictor of undergraduate students' attitude change toward a required speech course and toward the course instructor between the outset and the end of a semester.
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The Relationships and Effects of Attitude Toward Educational Concepts and Selected Personal Measures of Some Secondary Education Student Teachers

The Relationships and Effects of Attitude Toward Educational Concepts and Selected Personal Measures of Some Secondary Education Student Teachers

Date: August 1971
Creator: Foster, Jerry Dee
Description: The problem of this study was to determine the differences on specific variables of performance and achievement between secondary education student teachers with high positive attitudes toward educational concepts and those with low positive attitudes.
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The Relationship between the Level of Dogmatism of Supervising Teachers and Student Teachers and the Amount of Change in Attitude of the Student Teachers

The Relationship between the Level of Dogmatism of Supervising Teachers and Student Teachers and the Amount of Change in Attitude of the Student Teachers

Date: December 1970
Creator: Oswald, Jolene
Description: This research sought to determine if a significant relationship existed between various levels of dogmatism of supervising teachers and student teachers and the degree of change in attitude of the student teachers during student teaching.
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The Relationship of Student Teachers' Manifest Psychological Needs to Interpersonal Perception and Students' Self-Concepts

The Relationship of Student Teachers' Manifest Psychological Needs to Interpersonal Perception and Students' Self-Concepts

Date: August 1967
Creator: Payne, Milton R.
Description: The basic purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship of secondary school student teachers' manifest psychological needs and the accuracy of interpersonal perception and the self-concepts of students. In seeking a solution to the problem, the following subproblems were investigated: 1. The relationship of student teacher manifest psychological needs and the accuracy with which the student teacher perceived the attitudes of his students. 2. The relationship of the accuracy with which the student teacher perceived the attitudes of his students and the favorability of the students' attitudes toward the student teacher.
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Relationships Among Critical Thinking Ability Personality Attributes, and Attitudes of Students in a Teacher Education Program

Relationships Among Critical Thinking Ability Personality Attributes, and Attitudes of Students in a Teacher Education Program

Date: January 1968
Creator: Bradberry, Ronald David, 1936-
Description: The problem of this study was an investigation of the relationships among the attitudes, critical thinking ability,and personality attributes of students in a teacher education program.
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An Analysis of Attitudes toward the Role of the PTA and its Communication of Goals and Programs

An Analysis of Attitudes toward the Role of the PTA and its Communication of Goals and Programs

Date: August 1973
Creator: Novak, Rynell S.
Description: The purpose of this study is to examine some aspects the Parent Teacher Association through designing a questionnaire, administering it to individuals involved to some degree in the organization, evaluating the data received, and then making knowledgeable observations about it. The specific aspects to be examined are its role and its communication of goals and programs as seen by several groups. Although the scope is limited to the Texas PTA, attitudes toward PTA in general are reflected in the responses.
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Relationships of Selected Factors to Library Use and Attitudes Among Students in a College of Business Administration

Relationships of Selected Factors to Library Use and Attitudes Among Students in a College of Business Administration

Date: August 1985
Creator: Drake, Betty S. (Betty Sue)
Description: This study was an inquiry into the use of the library and attitudes toward librarians and libraries by 484 academic business majors. Data was collected by means of a questionnaire administered to a sample of all business majors at one university. Demographic and social status data, based on Hollingshead's categories, and responses to statements concerning library use, librarians, and libraries were analyzed by means of the Kolmorogov-Smirnov Test, the Median Test and Spearman correlation coefficients.
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Knowledge and attitudes of preservice teachers towards students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.

Knowledge and attitudes of preservice teachers towards students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.

Date: December 2003
Creator: Morgan, Daniel J.
Description: The study used a survey design to ascertain the levels of knowledge and attitudes of special education and non-special education preservice and inservice teachers towards students with different sexual orientations. The results of this study are based on 408 responses from preservice and inservice teachers enrolled at seven institutions of higher education within North Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia offering teacher training programs in regular and/or special education. Two previously developed instruments were used to measure dependent variables in this study. Koch's modified version of The Knowledge about Homosexuality Questionnaire developep by Harris, Nightengale & Owen was used to measure the dependent variable of the preservice and inservice teacher's knowledge about homosexuality. Herek's Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men (ATLG) measured the dependent variable of attitudes towards homosexuals. The study found no significant differences reported mean scores for knowledge or attitude of homosexuality among the teacher groups surveyed: (a) special education preservice teachers, (b) non-special education preservice teachers, (c) special education inservice teachers, and (d) non-special education inservice teachers. Neither gender nor age were found to be factors in measures of knowledge or attitude of preservice or inservice teachers. Receiving prior instruction in serving the needs of GLBT ...
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An Investigation of Relationships Between Teacher and Administrator Knowledge and Perception of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills and Student Performance

An Investigation of Relationships Between Teacher and Administrator Knowledge and Perception of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills and Student Performance

Date: August 2001
Creator: Newton, William Frazier
Description: The purpose of this study was to (1) gather information regarding knowledge of TAAS and perceptions (attitudes) about TAAS (excluding the current battery of End of Course Tests) from teachers and administrators; (2) relate teacher and administrator knowledge and perceptions of the test to student test performance as reported in the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) Reports. Answers to the following questions were sought: 1. To what extent do teachers and administrators possess different levels of knowledge regarding TAAS, and different attitudes toward TAAS about its purpose and usefulness? 2. Are differences in teacher and administrator knowledge of TAAS related to student performance? 3. Are differences in teacher and administrator attitude toward TAAS related to student performance? Information was collected, by means of a twenty-six-item survey measuring teacher and administrator knowledge and attitude toward TAAS. The selected schools were chosen from schools rated as either exemplary or low performing by the state accountability system. The data were examined using Descriptive Statistics (Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation) and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). ANOVA was performed to determine if a significant variance existed between the responses of teachers and administrators and also between exemplary and lowperforming schools. Exemplary and low performing schools ...
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A Study of Parent Teacher and Pupil Attitudes to the Conference Method of Reporting Pupil Progress

A Study of Parent Teacher and Pupil Attitudes to the Conference Method of Reporting Pupil Progress

Date: 1948
Creator: McManus, Mabel Dunn
Description: The problem of this study is to obtain a cross section of thought of parents, teachers, and pupils concerning the practice in the Jefferson Elementary School, Sherman, Texas, of reporting pupil progress and growth by means of individual parent-teacher conferences.
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The Effect of Parental Divorce on Romantic Beliefs and Relationship Characteristics

The Effect of Parental Divorce on Romantic Beliefs and Relationship Characteristics

Date: December 2006
Creator: Rowland, Audrey
Description: This study investigated a proposed model hypothesizing that parental divorce would directly effect romantic beliefs and attitudes, romantic attachment and relationship characteristics. A sample of 494 young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 indicated that parental divorce does have a negative impact on romantic beliefs, attitudes toward marriage and divorce, romantic attachments, and relationship characteristics when considered in the context of marriage. Those individuals whose parents divorced reported less positive attitudes toward marriage and more openness toward divorce. Those whose parents divorced reported less idealized romantic beliefs and less of a belief that love will find a way. Those who experienced parental divorce had a more fearful romantic attachment style and reported a lower chance of marriage to their current partner.
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A Study of The Mirror

A Study of The Mirror

Date: August 1962
Creator: Heaberlin, Dick M.
Description: Because of the lack of authoritative secondary material on the Mirror, the need for deeper study into the content of the Mirror appears necessary. In order to fill this need, this study has been undertaken to provide basic information about the Mirror's subject matter and the attitudes of its contributors.
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Exploring Lifestyle Orientation, Attitudes Toward Lifestyle Merchandising, and Attitudes Toward Lifestyle Advertising as Predictors of Behavioral Intention to Purchase Lifestyle Home Furnishing Products

Exploring Lifestyle Orientation, Attitudes Toward Lifestyle Merchandising, and Attitudes Toward Lifestyle Advertising as Predictors of Behavioral Intention to Purchase Lifestyle Home Furnishing Products

Date: May 2005
Creator: Wilbanks, Jennifer Kay
Description: A number of lifestyle merchandising and advertising strategies are being used in the home furnishings industry. However, there is limited research regarding the effectiveness of these strategies. The purpose of this study was to explore consumers' attitudes toward the lifestyle concept. Analyses of several consumer behavior variables and descriptors offered noteworthy findings for the home furnishings industry. This study found that although lifestyle orientation is a valuable tool for delineating consumer markets, these segmentations were not significant determinates of consumers' preference for elements of the lifestyle construct. Retailers and manufacturers are not simply creating home furnishing collections that target the needs of specific psychographic segment, but rather creating lifestyles being aspired to obtain. Although respondents scored the attitude variables neutral, the current market environment offers many examples of successfully home furnishing implementations of the lifestyle concept. These success stories coupled with additional findings indicate consumers' positive response to lifestyle merchandising.
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Investment decisions: Influence of an Internet stock message board.

Investment decisions: Influence of an Internet stock message board.

Date: December 2007
Creator: Pleis, Letitia Meier
Description: The Internet provides many sources of financial information that investors can use to help with investment decisions and in interpreting companies' accounting information. One source of information is Internet stock message boards such as those at Yahoo! Finance. This source allows for anonymous postings and information exchange. Despite the possibility of the information being incorrect many individuals visit these message boards. The purpose of this study is to investigate Internet stock message boards and address the primary question: From an individual investor perspective, do message boards, which contain accounting information, influence investment decisions? The question is addressed using psychology rumor literature and attitude theories. Message board postings are a type of rumor, since not all the information is verified and is usually intended to persuade a belief or influence a decision. Further, the messages may influence an investor by causing a change in attitude about the investment. Using an experiment, message board influence on an investment decision and attitude was tested. The results indicated that individuals that received negative message board postings did have a significantly higher change in investment amount as compared to a control group that did not receive any message postings. The positive message board group and ...
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