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A Study of Relationships Among Selected Personality Variables, Perceived Locus of Control and Student Preferred Learning Styles

Description: The problem of this study was to search for relationships between selected learning styles as measured by the Grasha-Riechmann Learning Style Scales and personality variables as measured by the Eysenck Personality Inventory and Rotter's Internal-External Locus of Control Scale. An additional problem was to test for differences along the male-female dimension among the personality and attitude variables.
Date: August 1980
Creator: Mershon, Helen Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of College Stress and Its Measurement

Description: The purpose of the study was to compare the academic stress of freshmen in a community college with that of freshmen in a university. An additional purpose was to determine if gender, ethnicity, or semester course load was related to perceived academic stress. The sample consisted of a total of 303 university and community college freshmen from English and Psychology classes at the University of North Texas and Richland Community College during the spring semester, 1989. The instrument that was administered to these volunteer students was the Academic Stress Test, a 35-item checklist of possible academic stressors. The students were asked to check the items which were perceived by them to be stressful and had occurred during the current semester. The T-statistic was used to analyze the total mean stress score for each variable being considered. Multiple regression was used to determine if there was any possibility that the variables might have a predictive effect for academic stress. It was found that for these freshmen students there was a significant difference between the perceived academic stress of community college freshmen and university freshmen. The mean academic stress score for university freshmen was higher than the mean for community college freshmen. Likewise, the perceived academic stress of females was significantly higher than that of males, and higher for those taking more semester hours than for those taking fewer semester hours. There was found to be no significant difference in the perceived academic stress of white and non-white freshmen college students.
Date: August 1989
Creator: Garrett, Sandy, 1945-
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Relationship of Female Acceptance or Rejection of Double Sex Standards to Selected Variables

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the relationship of double sex standards to achievement and to selected personality variables of female college students. The following hypotheses were formulated: Hypothesis 1 Women with low acceptance of double sex standards will be found to have a higher grade-point average than will women with high acceptance of double sex standards. Hypothesis 2 Women with low acceptance of double sex standards will have greater internal locus of control than will women with high acceptance of double sex standards. Hypothesis 3 Women with high acceptance of double sex standards will be more influenced by powerful others than will women with low acceptance of double sex standards. Hypothesis 4 Women with high acceptance of double sex standards will show a greater tendency to believe that chance controls their lives than will women with low acceptance of double sex standards. Hypothesis 5 Women with high acceptance of double sex standards will have a greater fear of negative evaluation than will women with low acceptance of double sex standards. Hypothesis 6 Women with low acceptance of double sex standards will show more motivation to succeed than will women with high acceptance of double sex standards. The testing of hypotheses resulted in rejection of Hypothesis 1 and Hypothesis 6, and acceptance of the remaining four hypotheses. The conclusions, limited to the subjects included in the study, are that women who differ greatly on the subject of equality between the sexes do not differ in their scholastic achievement or in their motivation to succeed. In terms of the variable of locus of control, it is concluded that in the two groups studied women who show high support for equality between the sexes are more internal and women who show low support for equality are more external as a ...
Date: December 1977
Creator: Williams, Bradley Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Student Preference for a Lecture-Test Versus a Lecture-Contingency Management Learning Approach

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the differences on selected variables between who prefer a lecture-test learning approach and those who prefer a lecture-contingency management learning approach after experience with both learning systems in an introductory psychology course. The purposes were 1) to compare personality characteristics of self-concept and reward expectancies between students who select a lecture-contingency management and those who select a lecture-test learning approach; 2) to determine the effect on academic achievement of preference for a lecture-contingency management versus a lecture-test learning approach; and 3) to compare age, grade point average, and previous instructional experience between students who choose a lecture-contingency management and those who choose a lecture-test learning approach after experience with both approaches of students in an introductory psychology course in a metropolitan community college.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Rowland, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries