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An analysis of faculty perceptions of the performance of governing boards in academic affairs and alternative patterns of governance in institutions of higher education

Description: The problem of this study was to analyze faculty perceptions of the performance of current institutional governing boards in academic affairs, and the alternate patterns of faculty participation in governance in Texas senior colleges and universities. The purposes of the study were (1) to determine the current faculty perceptions of the importance and effectiveness of governing boards in academic boards in academic affairs, (2) to discover the level of satisfaction and knowledge of faculty of governing boards in their handling of academic affairs, and (3) to determine the faculty perceptions of the potential alternative patterns of governance in academic affairs.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Khalaf, Omar M.

The assessment of a health concepts approach to physical education in a community junior college

Description: The problem under consideration was an assessment of the effect of teaching physical education, through a health concepts approach, to first-semester male and female college freshmen in a metropolitan junior college. In order to further clarify the problem, the primary purposes were to determine the change in health knowledges, health habits, physical fitness, and attitude toward physical education. from the beginning to the ending of the course. A further purpose was to determine the relationships between the scores on the four instruments used in this study.
Date: August 1978
Creator: Battles, Fred R.

Life satisfaction among American women

Description: A national probability sample of over 4,000 American women was surveyed to determine the variables associated with magnitude of satisfaction with life. A life satisfaction index was constructed from the women's responses to satisfaction with five domains of life. Satisfaction with community, leisure, friends, and family were measured on a seven-point scale. Work satisfaction, which was measured on a four-point scale, was weighted to give it comparable status with other components of the index.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Freudiger, Patricia T.

Prisoner classification by behavioral, biographical, and psychometric analysis in cross-validation of the Mini-mult prisoner questionnaire

Description: The classification of adult criminal populations for training, treatment, and security purposes has been time-consuming and expensive. The main purpose of this study was to develop a classification system which considered a wide variety of behavioral, biographical, and psychometric variables and yet was efficient in terms of time and money.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Holmes, Robert Eugene

The relation of business education to other subject fields in the public high schools of Oklahoma

Description: This study attempts to ascertain the status of, the enrollments in, and the offerings available in business education as well as the relationship between business education and other subject fields in grades ten, eleven, and twelve of the Oklahoma public high schools for the school year 1976-1977.
Date: May 1978
Creator: Robbins, Patricia K.

An experiment with computer practice testing

Description: The problem of this investigation was concerned with the relationship between computer-assisted practice testing and the achievement of freshmen students in introductory sociology in a community college. The purpose of the study was to examine the potential effect of an interactive computer-practice testing program upon the achievement of introductory sociology students in a community college.
Date: December 1978
Creator: Preston, David Edward

Development of an instrument for evaluating teachers training college faculty performance in Bangkok, Thailand

Description: The objective of this investigation is the development of an instrument for use by administrators, faculty members, and students in teachers training colleges in Bangkok, Thailand for the measurement and evaluation of the total requirements, responsibilities, and activities of faculty members. The purpose of this study is to develop a valid and reliable instrument for evaluating faculty performance effectiveness, as a means of improving instruction and learning, and as a standard for faculty promotion in Bangkok's teachers training colleges.
Date: December 1978
Creator: Pholpuntin, Sirote

Criteria and procedures used in the selection of high school principals in selected Texas school districts

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the criteria and procedures used by superintendents of selected public high schools districts in Texas in the selection of high school principals. This study had two main purposes : (1) to ascertain criteria and procedures that the superintendents of selected public school districts of Texas are using in the selection of high school principals, and (2) to make recommendations to improve the selecting of high school principals.
Date: May 1978
Creator: Williams, Walter Earl

The application of selected marketing concepts in the hospital planning process

Description: This study was designed to evaluate the planning process in hospitals. The specific problem of concern in this investigation was the pressing need for planning by hospitals that focuses upon the constraints imposed by governmental regulation and by resource limitations. The purpose of this study was to identify marketing concepts that have application to the hospital planning process and to make a general evaluation of their current utilization in North Central Texas area.
Date: August 1978
Creator: Arnold, Verna Aline

Cultural perspectives of the adult reading problem in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Description: This philosophical-descriptive dissertation makes a detailed analysis of the background and problems of the adult literacy program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and proposes recommendations for improvement of this program. The purpose of the study is to describe and critically analyze the Islamic religious tradition, Saudi Arabian social structure, the roles of Saudi Arabian men and women, the role of nomads in Saudi society, usage of Classical and modern Arabian dialects, current instructional materials and media used in adult literacy education and current educational resources, finance and personnel.
Date: August 1978
Creator: Al Wohaibi, Mohammad Al Nassir

Crossing the colorline: three decades of the United Packinghouse Workers of America's crusade against racism in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1936-1968

Description: This study examines the role of southern black union workers in the struggle against racism in the United Packinghouse Workers America's activities in the Trans Mississippi region of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico and south Kansas.
Date: August 1978
Creator: Adedeji, Moses

An assessment of the planning processes of savings and loan associations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex

Description: The study is designed to assess the presence or absence of recognizable planning processes within the savings and loan industry in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. Planning processes found are analyzed as to their content and scope in order to describe them in as accurate a manner as possible.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Kelley, C. Aaron

Assessment of knowledge acquired in an employability skills training program

Description: This investigation was concerned with assessing the knowledge acquired in an employability skills training program. The method for determination of the knowledge was presented as subjects' responses to the Employability Inventory (EI). As an antecedent to this, the EI was subjected to validation procedures. The methods used to validate the EI were the point-biserial correlation coefficient and rating devices.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Foster, David Edwin

Evolution of the leadership behavior of a newly assigned principal and the organizational climate of the school

Description: The purposes of this study were to investigate the evolution of the school climate during the first year of a new principal's assignment to the school as perceived by the principal and the teachers; and to investigate the relationship between the school climate and the leadership behavior of the principal as perceived by the principal and the teachers. In addition, an investigation was made of the relationship between the teachers' perception of the principal's leadership behavior and the self-evaluated leadership behavior of the principal.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Echols, Robin W.

Cue-controlled relaxation using covertly versus overtly produced cues under stress and no-stress conditions

Description: The present study directly contrasted the efficacy of biofeedback-assisted cue-controlled relaxation, biofeedback-assisted metronome -conditioned relaxation, and both procedures combined via one physiological and one subjective measure of relaxation under no-stress and stress conditions.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Dial, Miles H.

The Shakespearean alterations of John Philip Kemble

Description: The practice of altering Shakespeare's plays, begun during the Restoration and continued throughout the eighteenth century and well into the nineteenth, originated in continuously evolving literary and dramatic principles that went much deeper than the capricious whims of individual dramatists. Thus, each Shakespearean alterations in, perhaps, a century's time, a comparative study can provide some insight into the changing rules of dramatic valuation in the eighteenth century. Such a study is the purpose of this work, in which are examined the Shakespearean alterations of John Phillip Kemble. The sheer breadth of Kembles Shakespearean repertoire, his reputation among contemporary Shakespeare scholars and his renown for a quarter of a century as England's foremost Shakespearean dramatist and actor at both Drury Lane and Covent Garden all serve to emphasize the validity of such an undertaking.
Date: August 1979
Creator: White, Michael Weldon

The effects of organizational climate and leadership behavior on teacher job satisfaction in selected schools

Description: The study proposed to determine the relationship of the teachers' perception of the organizational climate of the school as measured by the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire (Halpin) and leader behavior as measures by the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire (Halpin) with teacher job satisfaction as measured by the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Craig, Larry V.

A comparative analysis of upper-middle management perceptions of leadership style and organizational climate among American corporations in the U.S., American subsidiaries in India, and local corporations in India in pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and heavy engineering industries

Description: The purpose of the present study is to analyze the upper-middle management perceptions of leadership style and organizational climate among American corporations in the U. S., American subsidiaries in India, and local corporations in India in like industries. The selected industries in the sample were pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and heavy engineering.
Date: December 1978
Creator: Sardessai, Vassudeo M.