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Effects of Praise and Reproof on Digit-symbol Learning at the Elementary School Level
The principle problem of the present research was to determine the relative effects of two major variables, nature of verbal reinforcement and achievement history, upon the performance of elementary school children on a relatively simple learning task.
An Analysis of Criteria for Orientation in Public Junior Colleges as Perceived by Three Groups
The problem of this study was to analyze the perceptions held by the following three groups concerning orientation criteria for public junior colleges: (1) a random sample of authorities in the field of orientation, (2) a random sample of public junior college presidents, and (3) a random sample of orientation directors of public junior colleges.
An Analysis of Selected Characteristics of Persons Twenty-Five and Older Seeking Teacher Certification
The purposes of this study were (1) to describe the persons twenty-five and older entering the teacher education program and seeking certification, and (2) to compare the persons twenty-five and older with a "typical" group of persons under twenty-five with respect to (a) ability, as measured by the Cooperative School and College Ability Test, (b) factors for entering teaching, as measured by "Factors Influencing the Decision to Become a Teacher," (c) attitudes held toward teaching, as measured by the Kerlinger Education Attitude Scale, (d) professional aspirations, and (e) role expectations, as measured by the Teacher Practices. Questionnaire.
Arousal Responses to Specific Structured Classroom Activities and Events as Determined by Cardiac Telemetry
The purposes of this study were (1) to determine the effects of specific structured classroom activities and events on the cardiac rates of students in the classroom, (2) to determine whether or not there was a detectable difference in the cardiac rates of students involved in structured classroom activities and events and cardiac rates of students not so involved, and (3) to determine the effects on the cardiac rates of students involved in two techniques of attaining student involvement and attention to a classroom discussion or topic.
The Current Status of High School Mathematics Programs in North Central Texas as Related to Selected Factors
The problem of this study was to investigate and compare the current status of mathematics programs in large, medium, and small high schools in North Central Texas in relation to selected factors.
The Effects of an Education Service Center Curriculum Study on Teacher Participant Attitudes
The purposes of this study were threefold: (1) to test the assumption that a curriculum study produces change in a school faculty in conservatism-radicalism, in anxiety, in leadership behavior, and in attitude toward the curriculum study; (2) to investigate the relationships between effects of a curriculum study on conservatism-radicalism, anxiety, leadership behavior, attitude toward the curriculum study and age, sex, and years of teaching experience of the teachers; and (3) to create a model from which replications can be made by Texas Education Service Centers.
The Effects of Three Experimental Presentations on the Acquisition of Vocabulary by Graduate Students
The first purpose of this study was to ascertain the gains in vocabulary of three selected groups of graduate students presented material by different methods: audio, visual, and audio-visual. The second purpose of this study was to determine whether these gains were maintained after a lapse of time of four weeks.
The Effects of Written Comment on Expository Composition
This study was planned to investigate the effects of written comments on the expository compositions of eleventh-grade students using a cross section of ability groups. Data for combined groups and data for high-, middle-, and low-ability groups were used to determine whether one type of comment was more effective than another in improving the quantity and quality of student compositions and in improving student attitudes toward composition. Teachers may use the findings as a guide to what kinds of comments are most effective in reinforcing good writing skills and attitudes.
Group Systematic Desensitization with Test-Anxious College Students
The purposes of the present investigation were (1) to determine whether systematic desensitization could be administered in a group setting, (2) to evaluate the stability of any reductions in test-anxiety which resulted from group desensitization, and (3) to make recommendations for counseling research and practice which were warranted by the results of the investigation.
The Interacting Effects of Anxiety Levels, Task Complexity, and Warm-Up Conditions on Learning a Serial Type Motor Task
The major purpose of this study was to determine the effects of manifest anxiety, task complexity, and warm-up conditions on learning a two-phase serial type motor task. Another purpose was to consider the implications of these effects for physical educators, coaches, and others interested in improving educational practices and securing optimum performance levels.
An Investigation of Certain Factors Related to Self-Concept, Sexual Knowledge, and Attitude toward Sex Education of a Group of Elementary Teachers
The problem of this study was to determine the relationship between self-concept, expressed sexual knowledge, and attitude toward sex education of a group of experienced elementary teachers. A second dimension of the problem was to investigate the relationship of the three variables above with certain other factors that could possibly influence the effectiveness of the elementary teacher of sex education. These factors were age of the teacher, sex of the teacher ,grade level of teaching, educational level of the teacher, teaching experience, marital status of the teacher, number of siblings of the teacher, and church preference or affiliation of the teacher.
The Relationship of Certain Socio-Cultural and Community Factors among Sixth Grade Students to Creativity in Art
An attempt will be made in this study to determine the relationship between sixth grade students' creativity in art (as measured by selected instruments) and certain socio-cultural and community factors.
Spectrographic Analysis of the Acoustical Properties of Selected Vowels in Choral Sound
The purposes of this study were (1) to categorize examples of vowel sounds by means of subjective evaluation, (2) to ascertain by spectrographic analysis the distinguishing characteristics of the acoustical properties of the examples in the categories, (3) to determine the similarities and dissimilarities which exist within and between the categories, and (4) to analyze the implications of the findings for the teaching of choral singing.
A Study of Leisure Activities of Taos Pueblo Indian Children
The purposes of this study were to analyze and describe leisure activities, in order to provide useful data for school administrators, teachers, and writers of textbooks for Indian children. Particular consideration will be given in this field research to the following questions: 1. What are Taos Indian children's preferences for leisure activities? 2. Do children of the same Pueblo but of different sex have similar leisure activities?
An Analysis of Men's Physical Education Programs in Texas Baptist Colleges and a Comparison of Physical Education Programs in Texas Baptist Colleges with Selected Texas State Colleges and Universities
The problem was (1) an analysis of the physical education program for men in Texas Baptist colleges offering a baccalaureate degree with a major in the area of physical education, and (2) a comparison of physical education programs in Texas Baptist colleges with selected Texas state colleges and universities.
A Comparison of Four Selected Programs of Physical Education upon Physical Fitness and General Motor Ability
The problem of this study was the comparison of the effectiveness of four selected programs of physical education in the development of physical fitness and general motor ability.
A Comparison of the Effects of Four Micro-teaching Environments on Fourth-grade Pupils' Coping Behavior and Verbal Response
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of four micro-teaching environments on fourth-grade pupils' coping behavior and verbal response and to determine if one micro-teaching environment is more appropriate than another.
A Comparison of Three Different Presentations of Reading Material Presented to Fifth-Grade Children
The purposes of this study were (1) to ascertain the effect of three approaches of presenting reading material to fifth-grade children, (2) to analyze the results of each approach in relationship to reading ability, mental ability, and sex, and (3) to ascertain the implications of these approaches for elementary teachers and principals.
The Effect of Group Counseling on Visual Imagery and Selected Personality Factors for Junior and Senior Level High School Students
The problem of this study was to measure the effect of group counseling on visual imagery and selected personality factors of junior and senior level secondary school students. The purpose of this study was to determine if perception of visual images changed after group counseling. Also investigated was whether a concomital relationship existed among the perception of visual images and the self-concept, ascendance, and sociability.
The Effects of Training in Interaction Analysis on Teachers' Interpersonal Behavior
The specific purposes investigated were to ascertain the effect of training in interaction analysis upon the levels of 1. accurate empathy in teachers, 2. nonpossissive warmth in teachers, 3. genuineness in teachers, and 4. an analysis of the relationship between interaction analysis and the interpersonal behavior of the classroom teacher in view of its implications in teacher education.
The Effects of Videotape Feedback from Volunteer Subjects' Classroom Behavior and Expressed Attitudes toward Teaching
The problem of this study was to determine the effects of videotape feedback upon teachers' classroom verbal and nonverbal behavior, objectives, methods, and expressed attitudes about teaching.
An Investigation of the Relationship of Self-Concept and Selected Personal Characteristics of Student Teachers to Success in Student Teaching
The problem of this study was to determine the relationships that exist between elementary student teachers' personality factors and success in student teaching.
Receptivity to Dissonant or Consonant Information Via Taped Media with Self-Esteem as a Variable in Counseling Classes
The problem of this study was to determine through the use of taped media receptivity to dissonant or consonant information and to appraise those conditions which bring about change in attitude in light of dissonance theory.
The Relationship of Selected Factors and Physical Fitness of White and Negro Students at Two Different Levels
The purpose of this investigation was to extend the study of possible differences between Negro and white boys on measures of physical fitness and to determine the relationship between certain variables and physical fitness for Negro and white boys.
An Analysis of Self-actualizing Dimensions of Top and Middle Management Personnel
The purpose of the study was to examine categories of self-actualization and specific biographical and developmental factors from the data on 225 individuals selected from top and middle management by psychologists with Rohrer, Hibler and Replogle, international firm of management consultants. The investigation was designed to determine if differences existed for the two groups.
Argumentation Used in the Sex Education Issue in the Dallas Independent School District
The primary purpose of the study was to identify and describe the arguments used in the sex education controversy in the Dallas Independent School District. The issue was examined as a debate and as a social movement promoted and resisted by community rhetoricians. Arguments were elicited from interviews with rhetoricians on both sides of the issue.
The Effects of Dry Heat in a Sauna Bath upon Performance of Certain Physical and Mental Tasks
The purposes of the investigation were to determine and analyze the effects of dry heat upon the physical and mental performance tasks and to deduce implications for the improvement of educational practices.
The Effects of Student Teaching upon Attitudinal Characteristics Considered Basic for Effective Counselors
The problem of this study was to determine the effects of student teaching upon student-centeredness and openmindedness.
The Relationship between the Level of Dogmatism of Supervising Teachers and Student Teachers and the Amount of Change in Attitude of the Student Teachers
This research sought to determine if a significant relationship existed between various levels of dogmatism of supervising teachers and student teachers and the degree of change in attitude of the student teachers during student teaching.
The Relationships Between Certain Personality Variables and Conservative, Moderate, and Liberal Theological Beliefs
The purpose of this study was to determine if seminary students, identified as conservative, moderate, or liberal in theological beliefs, were significantly different on the following personality variables: dogmatism, thinking introversion, theoretical orientation, aestheticism, complexity, autonomy, religious orientation, impulse expression, anxiety level, practical outlook, and personal integration. The instrument used to measure theological beliefs was the "Inventory of Theological Beliefs." Dogmatism was measured by the "Rokeach Dogmatism Scale." All other variables were measured by the Omnibus Personality Inventory.
Student, Parent, and Teacher Perception of College Environments
The problem of this investigation was to compare the perceptions of college environments held by college-bound high school seniors, their teachers, and their parents, from a specified geographical area with the perceptions of students actually experiencing the environments represented by these campuses.
Authoritarianism and Selected Trait Patterns of School Administrators: Seventeen Case Studies
This study was concerned with analyzing selected Texas school administrators in an attempt to locate intrapersonal patterns of (1) values, (2) leadership traits, (3) personality traits, (4) critical thinking ability, (5) perception, and authoritarianism. A second aspect was correlating these profiles with each other. The study had a threefold purpose. The first was to perform a detailed analysis of school administrators to determine selected intrapersonal patterns. The second was to determine possible relationships between these selected profiles. The third was to generate plausible hypotheses for testing the intrapersonal patterns found and for determining the magnitude of any existing relationships. The case studies revealed the uniqueness of each participant in this study. With the possible exception of one individual, certain weaknesses were evident in each of the participants. Canonical correlation and the Pearson correlation of D matrices determined that a relationship existed between many of the profiles. Eight hypotheses were presented at the close of the study as guides for additional research. The results of this study indicated that further research was justified in these particular areas. The results of this study indicated that intrapersonal patterns existed within school administrators and that these patterns or profiles are related. However, the determination of the magnitude of these relationships was left to additional research.
Changes That Occur with Mild Mental Defectives Following Two Approaches to Group Counseling: Directive and Group-Centered
The problem with which this research study is concerned is that of appraising and evaluating the therapeutic effectiveness of two different group counseling approaches, group-centered and directive, with institutionalized mental defectives. More specifically, this investigation is designed to assess the changes, if any, in self concept, behavior, and anxiety level of mental defectives that result from two different group counseling approaches. The hypothetical assumption is made that there will be a significant positive change in self concept, anxiety, and overt behavior of students participating in group-centered group counseling compared to students in both the directive and control groups.
A Comparison of Success in Academic Foundation College Courses between Students Presenting High School Credits in Practical Arts Courses and Those with Credits in Academic Courses
This study investigated the relationship of high school curriculum to performance in academic foundation college courses. The purposes of the study were twofold: First, to study the relationship of a practical arts high school curriculum as opposed to a college preparatory high school curriculum to performance in academic foundation college courses. Second, to analyze this relationship and its implications for high school students, parents, teachers, and counselors.
A Correlational Analysis of Client Change In Sheltered Workshops with Selected Characteristics of the Client, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Workshop Supervisor
This investigation was designed to assess the amount of attitudinal change experienced by the client and certain selected characteristics of the client, his vocational rehabilitation counselor, immediate workshop supervisor and his sheltered workshop.
The Effect of Self Concept and Various Conceptual and Physical Practice Methods Upon the Performance of a Selected Basketball Motor Skill
The problem investigated was the effect of various methods of conceptual, physical, and conceptual-physical practice procedures upon performance of the basketball motor skill of foul shooting. The sub-problem under investigation was the effect of self-concept upon the performance of foul shooting.
The Effects of Motivational Group Techniques Upon Selected Personality and Behavioral Variables
The problem of this study was to investigate the effects of motivational group techniques upon selected personality and behavioral variables. Particular emphasis was placed upon changes in personality and behavior with respect to freshmen college students.
The Predictive Validities, as Measured by Multiple Correlation, of Certain Mathematics Grades and a Test Battery Using Academic Achievement as Criteria
The problem of this study was to determine the predictive validities, as measured by multiple correlation, of certain mathematics course grades and the American College Test (ACT) battery when various achievement criteria were used. This study had a two-fold purpose: (1) to determine measures which could be used effectively to predict academic achievement in college mathematics, and (2) to determine whether the multiple correlation between selected predictors and each criterion were significant.
The Relationship Between Personally Perceived Autonomy and the Professional Activity of Secondary School Teachers
The problem with which this investigation was concerned was that of determining the relationship between personally perceived autonomy and the extent of professional activity of secondary teachers. The two methods of determining this relationship were questionnaire completion and personal interview. It was assumed that the two methods complemented one another in the determination of findings.
A Study of Public Law 815 and its Operation in Texas
The problem of this study is to review the background, the development, the present status, and the significance of Public Law 815 with special reference to its operation in Texas.
A Study of Title II, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and an Evaluation of Its Impact in Texas
The problem of this study was to determine the purpose of ESEA Title II, 1965, and evaluate the impact of the operation of this legislation on selected public schools of Texas.
A Study to Determine the Effect of Industrial Arts Experience on the Attitude Changes of University Freshmen
The problem of this study was to determine the effect of industrial arts experiences on changing the attitudes of North Texas State University freshmen toward industrial arts generally and toward specific curriculum areas in industrial arts.
A Case Study of Municipal Recreation Programs for Senior Citizens and the Handicapped
This investigation is concerned with determining the extent of involvement by fifteen Texas municipal parks and recreation departments in providing programs for senior citizens, the mentally retarded, the physically handicapped, and the emotionally disturbed.
Changes in Social Distance After the Inclusion of Spanish Instruction in a Fifth-grade Social Studies Unit
The problem of this study is concerned with the change in social distance to foreigners after the inclusion of Spanish language instruction in a four-week, fifth-grade social studies unit on Latin America.
A Comparative Analysis of Social Alienation in Upper Elementary Student's Receiving Reading Instruction in Five Types of Environmental Settings
The problem of this study was to compare the social alienation of upper elementary students receiving reading instruction in five types of environmental settings.
A Comparative Study of Freshmen Students in a Selected Multicampus Junior College District
The problem of this study was to compare freshmen students in a selected multicampus junior college district with respect to attitudes, activities, vocational, and educational plans.
A Comparison of Change Toward Self-actualization in Marathon Group Counseling and Traditional Group Counseling
This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of marathon group counseling and traditional group counseling in producing certain growth changes in their particular group members. The purpose of this study was to compare the relative effectiveness of these two group counseling methods and their relationship in producing changes in self-actualization, self-concept, and level of dogmatism.
A Comparison of Small Study Groups and Traditional Classes on Acquaintance Volume, Reported Problems, and Academic Achievement
The problem of this study was to determine the effect of a small-study-group method of teaching on the achievement, acquaintance volume, reported problems, and willingness to discuss problems of college students enrolled in Introduction to Psychology classes.
A Comparison of Two Methods of Teaching Life Career Planning to Junior High School Students
The problem of this study was a comparison of two methods of teaching life career planning to junior high school students. In this study, the experimental group was taught by means of the Life Career game, and the control group was taught by a teacher-directed technique using more traditional methods and materials.
A Descriptive Analysis of Selected Attitudes, Interests, and Personality Characteristics of Mature College Women
The problem of this study was to describe, by use of a questionnaire and selected testing instruments, mature college women enrolled in undergraduate curricula at a state supported university in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Factors of marital status, major fields of study, children, employment patterns age, part time and full time enrollment, family attitudes, regarding continuing education, and membership in ethnic groups were included in this study.