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Title

  • Main Title Perceived Attitudes of the Self-Concept of Dropouts Who Returned to an Alternative Education School and Coordinated Vocational Academic Education Students

Creator

  • Author: Paris, Tex
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: McLeod, Pat N.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Short, J. Rodney
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Koonce, Tommy R.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Moorman, Jerry Wayne
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 1988-12

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The problem of this study was to determine if there were differences in perceived attitudes of self-concept between young people who returned to alternative education after dropping out of public education and educationally disadvantaged at-risk youth in Coordinated Vocational Academic Education (CVAE) classes as measured by the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale. The hypotheses formulated for the study predicted no significant difference in mean attitude self-concept scores of returned dropouts to alternative schools and CVAE students enrolled in junior high school preemployment laboratories and high school students enrolled in Cooperative Education classes as measured by the Piers-Harris scale; and no significant change in mean attitude self-concept scores of former dropouts enrolled in alternative education centers and CVAE students as measured by the Piers-Harris scale over a two-month period utilizing an extended Solomon Four-Group Design, with and without the treatment. The scale was administered to 351 students from junior high and high school CVAE classes in Ector County (Odessa), Fort Stockton, and Midland Independent School Districts and alternative schools in Denton, Fort Stockton, Midland and Odessa, Texas. The self-concept scores were treated for significance by an analysis of variance. Findings were that all groups tested scored within the age range, junior high school CVAE students scored lowest, but not significantly lower (p > .05); and junior high school CVAE students, alternative school students, and high school CVAE students all had a slight increase in self-confidence scores over the two-month period. All null hypotheses were retained. It was concluded that, overall, junior high school CVAE students, former dropouts who returned to an alternative school, and high school CVAE students possessed positive self-concepts that were above the national mean for the scale; and that CVAE classes enhance the self-concept of academically disadvantaged students in Cooperative Education classes.
  • Physical Description: vi, 92 leaves

Subject

  • Keyword: alternative education
  • Keyword: coordinated vocational academic education
  • Keyword: Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale
  • Keyword: dropouts
  • Keyword: self-concept
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Self-perception in adolescence.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Dropouts -- Psychology.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Vocational school students -- Psychology.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Children with social disabilities -- Education.

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Midland County - Midland
  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Ector County - Odessa
  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Pecos County - Fort Stockton
  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Denton County - Denton

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Paris, Tex
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Accession or Local Control No: 1002714676-Paris
  • Call Number: 379 N81d no.2948
  • UNT Catalog No.: b1987088
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc332445

Degree

  • Academic Department: Department of Occupational/Vocational Education
  • Degree Discipline: Vocational Education
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Name: Doctor of Education
  • Degree Publication Type: disse
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas