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The Extent of Cheating and Factors Related to Cheating in the Junior High School Grades

Description: Thesis studying instances of cheating in junior high school. According to the introduction, the purpose of the study is: 1. To determine the extent to which pupils in the junior high school grades will cheat when allowed to score their own examination papers. 2. To determine the relation between the professed attitude toward cheating on examinations and actual cheating behavior. 3. To determine some factors related to cheating (p. 1).
Date: August 1938
Creator: Watson, Lillian
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Test Anxiety, Low Self-esteem, and Conformity

Description: The present study has a threefold purpose. First, it will attempt to investigate whether the presentation of the bogus group norm is effective to exert influence on an individual subject to modify his original response in the direction of the norm. Secondly, it will investigate relationships between the subject's level of test anxiety and his conformity behavior in the simple judgmental situation. Thirdly, it will further explore whether test anxiety, as measured by a questionnaire, and low self-esteem, as measured by feelings of personal inadequacy, are comparable constructs.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Lee, See Woo
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Influence of Vocational Training on the Self-Concept of the Physically Handicapped

Description: This study was conducted in order to investigate the hypothesis that the vocational rehabilitation training situation is itself therapeutic. The training situation is of course attempting to complete the final phase of rehabilitation by actually helping the handicapped individual to go out into the world again as a productive human being.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Diamond, Harriet A.
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Interpersonal Preception: the Accuracy of First Impressions and Attitude Change as a Function of Self-Image and Age Similarities

Description: It is the intent of this study to investigate an aspect of the accuracy of first impressions and the stability of attitudes formed on the basis of these impressions. The study of first impressions and their influence on behavior is one aspect of the general topic of person perception.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Townsend, Philip C.
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Success-Striving and Failure-Avoidant Aspiration Patterns of Institutionalized Mental Retardates

Description: The design of this experiment was developed to investigate the presence of success-striving and failure-avoidant motivational patterns in the level of aspiration behavior of retarded subjects. The primary objective of this study is to show that success-strivers are present in mentally retarded groups, even if in the minority.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Middleton, Charles B.
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The Relationship of Expectancy of Success to Objective Probability and Consequences of Performance

Description: The work reviews a article published by N. T. Feather about five approaches which relate to the analysis of behavior in a choice situation where a decision is made between alternatives having different subjective probabilities of attainment. The relationship between choice potential and success probability is affect by the type of situation in which the choice is made.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Stephens, George Douglas
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The Effectiveness of Teacher Observed Behavioral and Academic Traits as Predictors of Reading Difficulty in a Third Grade Population

Description: The objective of this study was to determine the predictive efficacy of teacher assessments of behavioral and academic traits thought highly associated with reading difficulty, and to single out from teacher assessments those most effective for prediction.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Mahaffey, Mary Kathleen
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The Relation between the Self-concept and Values of Parents with Their Children

Description: In accordance with theories of Carmichael (19), Lecky (41), and Rogers (55), which suggest that adolescence is a time of redefining conceptions about one's self in relation to values, groups, and institutions in one's environment, the following hypotheses were proposed to be investigated in this study: 1. The difference between mothers' and fathers' self-concept scores is nonsignificant. 2. Parents have higher self-concepts than their children. 3. Parents of children with high self-concepts will differ significantly from parents of children with low self-concepts with respect to their values.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Mackenzie, Donna Lee
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Prediction of Marital Status After Marriage Counseling Using the Polyfactor Test of Marital Difficulties

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to determine if the Polyfactor test can be used to predict the success or failure of marriage. The Polyfactor test is an indirect scale assessing the present marital adjustment of each spouse and the overall marital adjustment of the couple.
Date: August 1970
Creator: Edwards, Peggy Deane
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Relationships Between Self-Actualization and Sociometric Status for Adolescents

Description: It was the purpose of this present investigation to display the tentative relationships between self-actualization and sociometric status of adolescent school students. In light of the theoretical and related literature presented, the following hypotheses were posited: 1) students who are high sociometrically will evidence higher personal orientation inventory (POI) means than the middle or low groups on more positive POI scales and 2) students who are low or middle sociometrically will evidence higher POI means than the high group on the major negative POI scales.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Koym, Kenneth G.
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A Comparative Analysis of Selected Characteristics of Foster Grandparents Assigned to Criterion Groups on the Bases of Tenure and Supervisor Evaluations

Description: This study was concerned with determining whether those foster grandparents employed at Denton State School and seen as more or less successful in job performance could be differentiated on the basis of selected psychological and sociological characteristics. In summary, it may be said that the study was exploratory in terms of the population involved but borrowed its methods and variables for investigation from studies of similar purpose of groups participating in "helping relationships."
Date: August 1967
Creator: Helton, George B.
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The Effectiveness of the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Ability to Discriminate Several Aspects of Paired-Associate Learning

Description: This study is an exploratory attempt to evaluate the efficacy of the use of the ITPA in discriminating between the learning performance of "good" and "poor" auditory learners and between "good" and "poor" visual learners on a paired-associate task presented visually or auditorially.
Date: May 1973
Creator: Ritz, Elizabeth
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Interaction as a Means for Attaining Social Acceptance

Description: This investigation is concerned with the formulation of a well defined study for promoting social acceptability. The study will use the highly accepted individuals of a classroom as interaction partners with the socially isolated members in such a manner as to effectively increase the sociability of the isolated members.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Brooks, Franklin R.
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The Utilization of Leisure Time among Women in Psychotherapeutic Treatment

Description: The present study was designed to investigate the utilization of leisure time among women in psychotherapeutic treatment. Three quantitative aspects and one qualitative aspect of the utilization of leisure time were chosen for investigation. Those aspects were the number of activities in which the women participated during the past twelve months, the categories of leisure interest of the chosen activities (arts and crafts; dance; drama; games, sports, and athletics; hobbies; music; outdoor recreation; reading, writing, and speaking; social recreation; special events; and voluntary services), the total time spent in leisure activities, and the level of enjoyment per hour of participation in leisure activities.
Date: August 1973
Creator: Houts, Jo Ann
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