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Changes in Morale in a Southern Baptist Sunday School Faculty

Description: The attitude of the church school teacher must be improved, and this is the primary purpose of this paper. An attempt was made to study scientifically teacher attitudes as measured by an adaptation of the Purdue Teacher Opinionaire administered to a systematically observed sample chosen from three church school faculties in the three Southern Baptist Churches in Denton, Texas.
Date: May 1969
Creator: Campbell, Montie A.

A Comparative Analysis of Selected Characteristics of Foster Grandparents Assigned to Criterion Groups on the Bases of Tenure and Supervisor Evaluations

Description: This study was concerned with determining whether those foster grandparents employed at Denton State School and seen as more or less successful in job performance could be differentiated on the basis of selected psychological and sociological characteristics. In summary, it may be said that the study was exploratory in terms of the population involved but borrowed its methods and variables for investigation from studies of similar purpose of groups participating in "helping relationships."
Date: August 1967
Creator: Helton, George B.

Personality and Decision Behavior

Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between personality and certain characteristics of decision-making behavior in a modified two-choice probability learning situation. More specifically, this study addresses itself to the following questions: (1) Can personality correlates of the decision-making process be demonstrated? (2) Are personality factors related to individual differences in maximizing tendency, risk-taking, and decisiveness? (3) If such relationships, exist, who do they fit into the framework of existing decision-making theory?
Date: August 1969
Creator: Scarborough, Jerry Paul

The Relationship between Several Personality Variables and a Proposed Trait Model

Description: This thesis proposes three hypotheses: first, that persons with a high generalized expectancy for internal control of reinforcement will react to many of life's situations in a problem-solving or need-persistent way; second, that those persons high in the belief of external control will be more extra-punitive in their reactions to frustrating situations; third, that persons with a high belief in internal control of reinforcement are more ready to learn in chance situations.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Butler, Robert T.

Some Comparisons Among Self-acceptance, Authoritarianism, and Defensiveness in Negro and White College Students

Description: It was the purpose of this study to investigate the relationship among three personality variables--self-acceptance, authoritarianism, and defensiveness; and, further, to determine what, if any, differences exist between Negro and white college students on these variables.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Hands, Sandra L.