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A Comparison of Some Characteristics and Attitudes of Self-Described Future Mothers versus Non-Mothers

Description: This study compared women with a highly positive interest in becoming mothers with women having little interest in having children,with respect to biographical data, childrearing attitudes, and personality characteristics. One hundred twenty-one undergraduate college women were administered a biographical questionnaire, the Parental Attitude Research Instrument, the Adjective Check List, and an attitude index designed to assess level of interest in having children. A statistical analysis revealed the remarkable similarity of the two groups of women, as the groups differed significantly in only two areas. Women with little interest in having children scored higher on the subscale Ascendancy of the Mother, and the women also differed in their view of the ideal situation for an adult woman.
Date: May 1975
Creator: Cofer, Jeanne
Partner: UNT Libraries

Clothing Preferences of Large-Size Women Who Shop in Large-Size Specialty Stores in the North Dallas Area

Description: This study investigated the clothing preferences of large-size women who shopped in selected large-size specialty stores in North Dallas. Questions were asked regarding the respondents' age, employment, income, dress size and degree of fashion-consciousness. Also investigated were preferences regarding apparel and shopping sources. A questionnaire was used to obtain the desired information. Based on the data obtained, it was found that large-size women have certain preferences concerning the clothing they purchase and the sources they shop.
Date: May 1979
Creator: Meriwether, Judith
Partner: UNT Libraries

Electrical Conductivity in Thin Films

Description: This thesis deals with electrical conductivity in thin films. Classical and quantum size effects in conductivity are discussed including some experimental evidence of quantum size effects. The component conductivity along the applied electric field of a thin film in a transverse magnetic field is developed in a density matrix method.
Date: May 1973
Creator: Meyer, Frederick Otto
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The Most Important Educational Problems Affecting the Growth of Elementary Schools of Texas, 1972

Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is the identification of conditions, situations, and events that are important problems faced in the public elementary schools of Texas. Problems are categorized into sixteen areas: finance, desegregation and busing, school organization, school personnel, preschool and kindergarten, instructional improvement, reporting systems, pupil behavior, curriculum, in-service staff training, humanizing the schools, public relations, minority groups, migrant children, special education, and recent trends. The purpose of the study is to determine perceived importance of problems and to establish priorities of current issues from information obtained from education leaders of elementary schools.
Date: August 1972
Creator: Nicholson, Sara Carolyn, 1922-
Partner: UNT Libraries

The effects of birth order and family size on children's locus of control

Description: The present study was concerned with investigating children's generalized locus of control of reinforcement and its possible relationship to the demographic variables of birth order and family size. The sample consisted of 93 school children in Grades 6, 7, and 8. The analysis of data was by a 2 x 3 factorial design.
Date: August 1975
Creator: Schniederjan, Patrick
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Empirical Investigation of Tukey's Honestly Significant Difference Test with Variance Heterogeneity and Unequal Sample Sizes, Utilizing Kramer's Procedure and the Harmonic Mean

Description: This study sought to determine the effect upon Tukey's Honestly Significant Difference (HSD) statistic of concurrently violating the assumptions of homogeneity of variance and equal sample sizes. Two forms for the unequal sample size problem were investigated. Kramer's form and the harmonic mean approach were the two unequal sample size procedures studied. The study employed a Monte Carlo simulation procedure which varied sample sizes with a heterogeneity of variance condition. Four thousand experiments were generated. Findings of this study were based upon the empirically obtained significance levels. Five conclusions were reached in this study. The first conclusion was that for the conditions of this study the Kramer form of the HSD statistic is not robust at the .05 or .01 nominal level of significance. A second conclusion was that the harmonic mean form of the HSD statistic is not robust at the .05 and .01 nominal level of significance. A general conclusion reached from all the findings formed the third conclusion. It was that the Kramer form of the HSD test is the preferred procedure under combined assumption violations of variance heterogeneity and unequal sample sizes. Two additional conclusions are based on related findings. The fourth conclusion was that for the combined assumption violations in this study, the actual significance levels (probability levels) were less-than the nominal significance levels when the magnitude of the unequal variances were positively related to the magnitude of the unequal sample sizes. The fifth and last conclusion was that for the concurrent assumption violation of variance heterogeneity and unequal sample sizes, the actual significance levels significantly exceed the nominal significance levels when the magnitude of the unequal variances are negatively related to the magnitude of the unequal sample sizes.
Date: May 1976
Creator: McKinney, William Lane
Partner: UNT Libraries

Desulfurization of coal-derived pyrite using solutions containing dissolved oxygen.

Description: The effect of alkaline solutions containing dissolved oxygen on coal-derived pyrite was investigated in a tubular reactor. The rate of total sulfur conversion seems to be affected by oxygen partial pressure, oxygen flow rate, particle size, pyrite charge size and system temperature. A shrinking core model was chosen to represent this chemical leaching process. From the results obtained, it seems that ash or product-layer difusion is the rate-limiting step for leaching with the alkaline solution/oxygen system. The effective diffusivity is about 10/sup -5/ cm/sup 2//sec. The apparent activation energy for this process is 7.97 kcal/mole in the temperature range from 121/sup 0/ to 175/sup 0/C. For the tubular reactor system used, the rate of sulfur extraction appears to be proportional to the oxygen partial pressure. The rate of conversion increases as the oxygen flow rate decreases to a limit of 3 ml/sec. The rate also increases as the pyrite charge size decreases. The leaching solutions flow rate has a negligible effect on the total sulfur conversion.
Date: July 1, 1979
Creator: Chen, M. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fe--12Ni--4Co--2Mo--.05Ti alloy for use at 77$sup 0$K and below

Description: A variant of the maraging class of steels is proposed for application at 77$sup 0$K and below where a combination of very high strength and good toughness is required. The alloy has a composition of Fe-12Ni-4Co-2Mo-0.05Ti where low interstitial content. The as quenched and quenched and aged structures were completely martensitic with a prior austenitic grain size of 10 to 12 $mu$m. This structure had a Y.S. of 138.5 ksi and 154 ksi before and after aging respectively. All aging was done at 444$sup 0$C for 4 hours. The DBTT was shown to lie above 77$sup 0$K as measured by C/sub v/ testing. Based on dilatometric studies of the $alpha$ $Yields$ $gamma$ and $gamma$ $Yields$ $alpha$ transformation temperatures a cycling treatment consisting of reportedly heating to above the A/sub f/ temperature followed by a water quench was utilized to further reduce the prior $gamma$ grain size to approximately 4 to 6 $mu$m. The structure was completely martensitic and possessed a Y.S. of 151 ksi at 77$sup 0$K in the unaged condition with a Y.S./K/sub IC/ ratio of 1.9 while the aged structure showed a Y.S. of 162 ksi with a Y.S./K/sub IC/ ratio of 1.3. C/sub v/ testing showed the DBTT to lie between 77$sup 0$K and 4.2$sup 0$K. Further grain refinement was accomplished by a 2 phase decomposition procedure which resulted in a grain size of 1 to 2 $mu$m. The structure which contained decreasing amounts of austenite with temperature (3.0 percent at R.T. to 1.0 percent at 4.2$sup 0$K) showed the best combination of strength and ductility at 4.2$sup 0$K. A Y.S. of 205 ksi with a Y.S./K/sub IC/ ratio of 0.84 was achieved before aging. The aged structure was brittle at 4.2$sup 0$K with a Y.S. of 218 ksi and a Y.S./K/ sub IC/ ratio of 0.425. ...
Date: October 1, 1975
Creator: Whitaker, B.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Space-Charge Electrostatic Precipitation

Description: An improved electrostatic precipitator called a space charge precipitator was tested and studied. A space charge precipitator differs from a conventional model in that the fields necessary to move the particles from the gas to the collecting surfaces are provided by a cloud of charged innocuous drops, such as glycerine or water, rather than by a charged electrode system. The flow conditions, electrical equipment, and physical dimensions of the test precipitator are typical of industrial applications. Experiments using water fog at a velocity of 10 ft/sec and a residence time of 0.6 sec, for a system charged at 25 kV, show a removal of iron oxide particles of approximately 52 percent. Theoretical calculations, assuming 2 micron particles, predict a removal of 50 percent. The results with glycerine fog are comparable. Experiments at various flowrates for both water fog and glycerine fog show a trend of decreasing particle removal for increasing flowrate. An identical trend is predicted by the space charge theory. Electron micrographs verify that only particles smaller than two microns are present in the laboratory precipitator.
Date: May 1, 1977
Creator: Middleton, Charles Eugene
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effects of microstructure on the elastic properties of selected Ta/sub 2/O/sub 5/--Eu/sub 2/O/sub 3/ compositions. [Microcracking]

Description: Elastic properties and internal friction of selected compositions of tantala-doped monoclinic europia were studied at temperatures up to 1500/sup 0/C using the sonic resonance technique. Unit cell parameters between 25C and 1000/sup 0/C for monoclinic Eu/sub 2/O/sub 3/ were calculated from high temperature x-ray diffractometer data. Large-grained monoclinic specimens having less than 6.0 Ta cation percent substitution exhibited anomalous elastic behavior when thermally cycled. Compositions above this addition level exhibited linear elastic behavior. Internal friction values also varied abnormally with grain size, composition, and temperature. The anomalous behavior was attributed to microcracking caused by thermal expansion anisotropies. The critical grain size was found to be approximately 14 ..mu..m. The high temperature diffractometry measurements supported the postulate that the grain coarsening effect associated with sintered monoclinic Eu/sub 2/O/sub 3/ is the controlling factor for microcracking.
Date: June 1, 1977
Creator: Malarkey, C. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department