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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)

The effect of ropes course elements on self-concept and affective behavior

Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a ropes course program on self-concept and affective behavior, based on the belief that ropes course participants would rate significantly higher than non participants. A group of freshmen from a select liberal arts college made up the population. Measuring instruments used were the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale and the Platt Affective Behavior Scale. The program was a pre-test, post-test control group design. Data were analyzed by two sample t-tests, correlations, and logistic regressions.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Sturdivant, Virginia Ann

Identification of the Adlerian life style: development of an instrument for children

Description: Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology emphasizes the uniqueness of individuals and describes the life style, or personality, as the unique and characteristic pattern of coping with and solving problems and interacting with other people. The purpose of this study was the development of a similar instrument that would quantitatively identify life styles in children.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Stiles, Kathleen Ellis

The effect of seat back angle on responses during recumbent cycling

Description: The purpose of this study was to evaluate metabolic, cardiorespiratory, and perceptual responses during recumbent cycle ergometry performed at various seat back angles and different work rates. Healthy college-aged men performed steady-state exercise at two work rates, 100 watts (n=46) and 150 watts (n=26), using five back seat angles, 90, 105, 120, 135, and 150 degrees.
Date: December 1990

A study of relationships between moral development and empathy in a church's peer ministry training program for adolescents

Description: This study was designed to assess the effects of a peer ministry training course upon adolescents' ability to respond empathetically and upon their level of moral development. Volunteers from a church's high school group were blocked by gender and randomly divided into two groups . Adolescents in the treatment group were trained in thirteen sessions basic helping skills (emphasizing empathy) and measured before and after training on variables of empathy, moral development, and internality - externality. Adolescents in the second group were used as a control and were measured with the same assessment devices.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Scott, Frank H. (Frank Hooper)

The relationship of selected variables to math achievement in a computer-assisted instructional setting

Description: The purpose of this study was to explore the variables of I.Q., sex, instructional organization, classroom instructional time, and time in computer assisted instruction (CAI) in the third and fifth grades in order to determine which of these variables or combinations of variables were the best predictors of mathematics computation and concepts achievement.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Rigg, Lynne P. (Lynne Porter)

Gestures and fields

Description: Gestures and Fields is a twenty minute work for chamber orchestra and dancers. It is scored for flute (doubling piccolo), oboe (doubling English horn), Bb clarinet (doubling Eb clarinet), bassoon Bb trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, piano, and strings. The percussion consists of a suspended cymbal, large tam-tam, 5 temple blocks, xylophone, marimba, tumba, snare, tenor drum, 4 tom-toms, bass drum and timpani. The work is in 5 movements, each inspired by an abstract expressionist painting: Autumn Rhythm by Jackson Pollock, Light, Earth and Blue by Mark Rothko, Mahoning by Franz Kline, Vir Heroicus Sublimus by Barnett Newman, and Excavation by Willem de Kooning.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Muncy, Thomas R.

Quality assurance practices by Indian manufacturing organizations: a conceptual framework and an empirical investigation

Description: The purpose of this study is three-fold. First, based on the synthesis of literature on quality concepts, critical factors that must be practiced to achieve effective quality management in an organization were identified. A framework to be used by organizations to evaluate their quality assurance practices were developed. Second, a field survey was conducted to identify the degree to which quality assurance is being practiced in Indian Manufacturing organizations and to locate the organizational areas where better management control can make the quality assurance system more effective. Finally, an attempt was made to develop models that could be used to forecast the level of quality achieved.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Motwani, Jaideep G.(Jaideep Gridhari)

Ethnicity and cognitive complexity of chronic pain patients

Description: Sixty subjects divided equally among Anglo-Americans, Black Americans, and Hispanic Americans participated in this study. They were classified as chronic pain patients by medical diagnosis and duration of pain. Their cognitive complexity-a measure of individuals' ability to construe their feelings, events of their lives, and their world in a meaningful manner-were evaluated.
Date: December 1990
Creator: Murry, Joe Mitchell

The perceptions of coaches of the role of athletic directors

Description: The problem of this study was the role of athletic directors in providing stress reduction for athletic coaches in selected sports in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division II. Subjects were selected form the 1989-1990 National Directory of College Athletics. The coaches were asked to indicate their agreement or disagreement with 36 statements in both the Real situation and the Ideal situation.
Date: December 1990
Creator: McCann, Kathleen P. (Kathleen Patricia)

The effects of structured approaches to computer implementation in small businesses: a study of the relationships between level of systematic approach and implementation time, implementation cost, user satisfaction and level of integration

Description: The purpose of this research is to determine the effects of systematic approach to computer integration on implementation cost, implementation time, user satisfaction, and level of integration in small business environments. It is believed that decreased costs and implementation time result from the use of systematic approaches to computer integration. Systematic approaches may also result in higher user satisfaction and a higher level of system integration.
Date: May 1991
Creator: Savoie, Michael J.