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Sequencing as a factor associated with students' ability to learn programming

Description: The problem of this study concerns the performance of students in computer programming following exposure to a computer-aided instruction (CAI) drill in sequencing and practice exercises. The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not student success rates improve in computer programming after completing CAI sequencing drills and practice exercises.
Date: August 1991
Creator: Honarvar, Hassanali

The governance style of Irl Allison, Sr., as evidenced in documentation of the development of the National Guild of Piano Teachers, 1929-1963

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the governance style of Irl Allison, Sr., as evidenced in documentation of the development of the NGPT. The questions guiding the study were to find: (1) how Dr. Allison involved others in the early development of the Guild; (2) whether he resolved issues of importance to the development of the Guild in consultation with others or by himself, and (3) how issues of concern to the membership were resolved.
Date: August 1991
Creator: Hatch, Sarah J.

Validation of the Ecological Q-Sort: a self-concept instrument for use with elderly persons

Description: The Ecological Q-Sort was developed specifically for the measurement of self-concept in older adults. Self-concept is defined as individuals' perceptions of themselves in relationship to their environment. Consequently, self-concept is contextual, multidimensional and varies with the situation. The Ecological Q-Sort was subjected to convergent and discriminant validational procedures in the present study.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Ratliff, Lynnora Ann

The historical development of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine as a state medical school, 1960-1975

Description: This study is a historical analysis of the significant events from 1960 leading to the establishment of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) in 1975 and a depiction of the actions of key individuals contributing to the development of the College.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Rafes, Richard S. (Richard Scott)

The association between postmodernistic trends and historical scholarship with implications for the college-level teaching of history

Description: Successive chapters attend to a general background study and description of postmodernism, the association between postmodernistic trends and historical scholarship as seen in poststructuralism and deconstruction, and the implications of postmodernistic criticism for post-secondary history instruction.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Summers, Jerry L. (Jerry Lynn)

Factors related to the professional progress of academic librarians in Louisiana

Description: Three groups of Academic librarians in Louisiana were surveyed to determine what factors other than job performance influenced professional progress (salary increases, promotion and tenure) for them. Staff development activities were also investigated to determine if they played any significant role in influencing professional progress.
Date: May 1991
Creator: Brazile, Orella Ramsey

Presenting lateralized memory loads with visual hemifield tasks

Description: After an intelligence test battery, the sixty right-handed subjects (30 males, 30 females) performed two visual field (VF) reaction time (RT) tasks requiring odd-even judgments concerning the whole numbers 1 through 8. Numbers were presented as words, a right VF left-hemisphere (LH) advantage task, or as bargraphs, a left, VF right-hemisphere (RH) advantage task, the height of the bargraphs indicating the number.
Date: May 1991
Creator: Berryman, Maurice L. (Maurice Lynn)

Observable differences in selected employment characteristics among groups of teachers of students with serious emotional disturbances grouped by type of endorsement and level of training

Description: Employment data were collected from personnel files of 43 teachers of students with serious emotional disturbances from a large suburban school district. The 43 records were sorted into groups by level of college education and type of teaching endorsement. The groups were then compared for differences in duration of employment and summative evaluation scores on the Texas Teacher Appraisal System using a non-parametric one-way analysis of variance. At a .05 probability level, no significant differences were found between groups.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Reese, James Michael

A case study of an information system developed to generate competitive advantage

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of information technology (IT) on the competitive position of a firm. The problem motivating this study is the potential for misallocation of scarce resources on new technology without realizing the level of competitive advantage (CA) expected.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Platt, Richard G. (Richard Gordon)

An analysis of the role of women in Texas Baptist higher education administration

Description: This study addressed the role of women in higher education administration in the eight Baptist universities in Texas. The purposes of this study were to examine the standards and practices of general administration as viewed by administrators within Baptist higher education and to analyze the influences upon the role of women in administration in the eight Texas Baptist universities.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Ward, Linda Gail

An analysis of absenteeism cases taken to arbitration: factors used by arbitrators in the decision-making process

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine factors used by arbitrators in deciding the outcome of disciplinary labor arbitration cases involving excessive employee absenteeism. The seven key tests of just cause identified by Carroll Daugherty in the 1966 Enterprise Wire Co. arbitration case were used as the basis for examining the cases in the study.
Date: May 1991
Creator: Clay, Joan Marie

Raman studies of reorientational dynamics in liquids

Description: Raman and/or infrared (IR) bandshape analysis to probe molecular dynamics in liquids has become a rapidly expanding field of study in recent years. Determination of spinning and tumbling diffusion constants, Dι and D⊥, which characterize the reorientation of symmetric-top moleclues has been successfully studied in a number of D6H and D3H molecules. For molecules of CV3 symmetry, however, previous attempts to extract spinning diffusion constants from Raman doubly degenerate vibrations (E mode) have proved unsuccessful. Presented here is a new methodology which resolves the problems encountered by former researchers through calculation of Dι utilizing the narrower Lorentzian component of E vibrations.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Wang, Shao-Pin

Perceptions of selected vocational educators concerning the degree of achievement of the master plan for vocational education in the state of Texas

Description: The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of vocational educators as to the degree of achievement by the Vocational Master Plan as mandated by the State Board of Education on January 10, 1987. The educators were selected from vocational administrators, vocational counselors, and vocational teachers throughout the state.
Date: May 1991
Creator: Conwell, Roger Kent

An investigation of the attitudes of selected professional classical solo singer-actors toward specific concerns of the music profession

Description: The purpose was to investigate attitudes of successful full-time performing classical singer-actors toward career concerns of the music profession. Five research problems were formulated to: (1) describe attitudes toward control of work conditions; (2) describe attitudes toward entrapment; (3) describe attitudes toward dependency; (4) report attitudes concerning current practices of training the solo singer; and (5) identify commonalities among the subjects regarding demographic, the attitudes described in problems one through four, and demeanor during the interviews.
Date: December 1990
Creator: VanEaton, Sunny F. C.

International advertising: a content analysis of cross-cultural differences

Description: This study addresses the question of cross-country standardization of advertising by identifying existing cross-national differences in magazine advertisements. A content analysis of 1,983 advertisements in business, women's and general interest magazines was performed. The sample included 1989 and 1990 magazine issues from the United States, United Kingdom, France, India and South Korea.
Date: May 1991
Creator: Cutler, Bob D. (Bob Dean)

The effects of coronary α₁-adrenergic stimulation on coronary blood flow and left ventricular function

Description: This study examines the α-adrenergic constrictor tone varies with intensity of exercise, the effects of coronary α1-adrenergic blockade on left ventricular contractile function and regional myocardial perfusion, and compares the effects of increasing coronary blood flow by removing α1-constrictor tone.
Date: May 1991
Creator: Dodd-o, Jeffrey M. (Jeffrey Michael)

A study of factors influencing job satisfaction among faculty members at degree-granting colleges of education in Nigeria

Description: The purpose of this study was to analyze the job satisfaction among the faculty members of degree-granting colleges of education in Nigeria. The study was based on the six subsections of the Job Descriptive Index developed by Smith and associates: present work, pay, promotion, supervision, coworkers and job in general.
Date: May 1991
Creator: Duru, Canice Chuma

The cadenza: performance practice in alto trombone concerti of the eighteenth century

Description: This study examines the history of the cadenza, as well as the fundamental elements of a good cadenza. This paper is intended to help the modern trombonist learn to create appropriate, original cadenzas for classical trombone concerti. Both historical and modern writing,as well as extant classical cadenzas are used as a guide.
Date: May 1991
Creator: Bruenger, David

The gypsy in violin music: a lecture recital featuring the music of Kreisler, Ravel, and Sarasate : together with three recitals of music by Bartók, Beethoven, Chausson, Dvořák, Schoenberg, Schubert, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky

Description: The lecture recital is an examination of Roma music with particular emphasis on violin repertoire. The lecture was followed by a performance of Kriesler's La Gitana, Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen, and Ravel's Tzigane.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Thomson, John A. (John Alistair)

A study of the effects of technology training on teacher productivity and empowerment

Description: This study was supported by the Texas Education Agency and initiated by a consortium composed of Apple Computer, the University of North Texas, and the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. The problem of this descriptive study is to determine if training teachers to use application, management, and instructional software on the Macintosh computer will increase their productivity.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Stubbs, Luisa B. (Luisa Belluomini)