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The effect of algebra of sets instruction as an introductory technique on basic concepts comprehension and mathematics attitude of algebra students

Description: The problem with which this study was concerned was to seek mathematics attitude changes, mathematics self-concept changes, and compare comprehension of concepts in college students enrolled in freshman algebra, when introduced to basic algebraic properties by way of algebra of sets as opposed to an axiomatic introduction.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Floyd, James Russell

The utility of an ethnic Spanish translation of the Iowa test of basic skills with second grade Mexican-American children

Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of an ethnic Spanish translation of portions of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, Level 7, Form 5, with second-grade Mexican-American children to measure growth in the fundamental skills of listening, vocabulary, word analysis, reading, and mathematics.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Granado, Joe F.

A comparison of the effectiveness of microtraining, positive verbal reinforcement via immediate feedback, and traditional parent skill groups in teaching specific parent skills and improving parent attitudes

Description: This investigation concerned teaching specific parent skills and improving parent attitudes. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of three techniques and combinations of techniques in teaching specific parent skills and improving parent attitudes. The techniques considered were microtraining, verbal reinforcement via immediate feedback, and traditional parent training.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Fain, Charlotte N.

Critical incident-forced choice merit ratings as applied to professional workers using an aerospace engineering department as a data source

Description: The objective of this investigation is to begin to develop an understandable, reasonably valid, and objective merit rating system for professional workers. It is recognized that all conventional merit systems have significant shortcomings. Therefore, by using a results-oriented approach which combines the best features of the critical incident technique with those of the forced choice method, it is hoped to accomplish this goal.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Helstrom, Herbert A.

Reforming the Church of England, 1895-1919

Description: This study deals with the events after 1895 which led to a major reshaping of the Church of England's policy and organization in 1919. Those events, which included debates in Parliament, a Royal Commission, Prayer Book revision, special Church committees, and Private negotiations by Church leaders, finally resulted in the British Parliament passing the Enabling act of 1919. Significant persons and powerful influences were at work during these years to prevent, as well as promote change in the Established Church. This study will show what those influences were, and discuss persons significant in their work for or against reform.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Zimmerman, John D.

A study of the effects of personality, subculture and place of residence on college student recreation participation

Description: The problem of this investigation was to determine whether knowledge of student personality, subculture, or place of residence could predict university student recreation participation for men and women. Factors of age, marital status, class in college, and Greek affiliation were also examined for any relationship to recreation participation of university men and women.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Winfrey, William E.

Homeosteric analogues of folic acid, 8-oxadihydropteridines

Description: The introduction of heteroartoms in the pyrazine portion of the pteridine ring has produced compounds which display antifolate activity. The initial objective of this research program was to develop a convenient synthesis of the 8-oxadihydropteridine ring system and to test the resulting compounds for antifolate activity in suitable biological systems.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Dunn, Danny LeRoy

Sex-related roles, attitudes, and orientation of Negro, Anglo, and Mexican-American women over the life cycle

Description: The focus of this study is the relationship among (1) attitudes toward sex-based differentiation in adult leisure activities and socialization of boys and girls, (2) attitudes toward housekeeping, and (3) combinations of marital, maternal employment, and head of household statuses among Negro, Anglo, and Mexican-American women in three age categories and from two socio-economic levels.
Date: May 1976
Creator: DeRidder, Joyce A.

Music as idea and image in English Romantic poetry

Description: This study is an investigation of the relationships between music and the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. Particularly it focuses on the nature of their musical subject matter and musical imagery in order to determine the extent to which they were influenced by aesthetic and philosophical musical theory, generally termed speculative music.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Coffman, Sue E.

The effects of a systematic inservice training program for counselors upon the verbal interaction process and other selected outcome variables during the initial phase of counseling

Description: There were two major problems posed by this study: (1) the effects of a systematic inservice training program for counselors, and (2) the relationship between the type of verbal behavior used by the counselor and client movement.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Dever, Elneita L.

The image of the new-car dealer as perceived by the new-car buyer: a comparative study of differential attitudes

Description: The purpose of this research is to study the attitudes of new-car buyers regarding the franchised automobile dealer, to identify those factors which are the most important to the buyer when selecting the dealer, and to measure the effects of dealer competition in various sized cities on the attitudes of buyers.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Pribyl, Francis Joseph

An analysis of selected personality characteristics of guidance associates at North Texas State University

Description: The problem under investigation was a description and analysis of change in selected personality characteristics of guidance associate students during the first and second year of training in the undergraduate curriculum designed for the Guidance Associate Degree at North Texas State University.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Carrier, Jerry E.

A comparison of the performance of obese and normal subjects on a non-food directed task

Description: The problem of this study was to compare the number of trials required for obese and normal subjects to master the first new concept in a set of cards and the degree of negative transfer exhibited by the two groups on a second new concept in that same set once the first concept had been acquired.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Perlman, Wesler H.

A comparison of the effects of two mathematics programs upon selected fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade remedial mathematics students

Description: The problem with which this investigation was concerned is that of determining whether remedial mathematics students who receive individualized attention in small groups with many special materials would gain more knowledge in the areas of computation, concepts, problem solving, and total composite mathematics than would remedial mathematics students taught as sub-groups of regular mathematics classes.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Blankenship, William Lee

Behavioral outcomes of short-term nondirective play therapy with preschool deaf children

Description: This study was conducted to investigate change (as measured by positive growth changes in total personality adjustment, social maturity, and behavior patterns) in pre-school deaf children with behavioral problems who experienced short-term, nondirective play therapy. Change in behavior of these children was also investigated ten weeks after therapy.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Oualline, Viola Jackson

A descriptive analysis of the process of play therapy

Description: The problem of this study was an analysis of the process of play therapy. The purposes of this study were (1) to describe the patterns of play activity, nonverbal expression, and verbal expression during the process of play therapy over fifteen sessions; (2) to compare the patterns of play activity, nonverbal expression, and verbal expression of boys and girls during play therapy; and (3) to verify the processes of play activity, nonverbal expression, and verbal expression during extended play therapy.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Withee, Kathleen Louise

A descriptive analysis and evaluation of an orientation course designed for junior college students

Description: This study was a descriptive analysis of the orientation program for a large junior college in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Its purposes were (1) to describe the freshman orientation course, (2) to analyze data compiled from rating forms which recorded student perceptions of each aspect of the course, and (3) to discuss the implications of the data for junior college student service personnel as they attempt to establish programs that will effectively aid students in making a successful adjustment to college.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Dickson, Mary Jane Ramsey