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The Relationship of Personality to the Selection of a Required Physical Education Activity by College Women

Description: This investigation was designed to determine whether or not a significant relationship existed between personality and the selection of a required physical education activity and whether or not personality traits exhibited by freshman women were related to specific type activities. Sources of data were 107 freshman women enrolled in activity classes at North Texas State University, 1974-75. The Cattell 16 Personality Factor Inventory, Form A and an information sheet were the instruments utilized in the study. An analysis of variance was calculated to ascertain whether or not differences existed among the four groups in personality scores. This study concluded that no significant relationship appeared to exist between personality and the selection of specific physical activities.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Pulliam, Janet M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Group Systematic Desensitization with Test-Anxious College Students

Description: 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.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Taylor, Davis W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

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

An Exploration of Self-Actualization, Self Concept, Locus of Control, and other Characteristics as Exhibited in Selected Mature Community-College Women

Description: This study describes certain characteristics of mature women students in a community college in a large metropolitan district. Three standardized instruments gathered data on self-actualization, self concept, and locus of control. A questionnaire collected demographic and education data as well as information on attitudes, motivations, problems encountered, and suggestions. The women perceived attitudes of their families as positive toward their education. They were motivated by desires to gain knowledge, get degrees, obtain promotions, and improve themselves. They cited themselves, long-time ambition, friends, and husbands as influential in motivating them to attend college. They selected this community college because of its convenience. The majority were married, had children, and were of the middle to upper-middle class. Over half were employed. Their average age was thirty-seven. They were active outside the home, although continuing to perform most traditionally feminine home responsibilities. The majority were part-time students, classified as freshmen. Education, business, nursing, accounting, and psychology were popular majors. Over half planned to obtain bachelor's degrees. Most felt they encountered no problems in pursuing their education; lack of sufficient time was their major complaint. Most were pleased with their community-college experience. their suggestions included special counseling, flexible class schedules, a club for mature students, and child care.
Date: December 1974
Creator: Aguren, Carolyn Tull
Partner: UNT Libraries