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Academic, Social and Emotional Functioning of College Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Description: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is frequently associated with negative occupational, social and psychological outcomes among community samples of adults; as such, it is expected that college students with ADHD face similar struggles. The research targeting this group of individuals, however, is sparse and tempered by significant limitations. The current study aimed to address methodological limitations in the current literature by including instruments to formally diagnosis ADHD and comorbid disorders, utilizing psychometrically sound instruments and comparing functioning of college students with ADHD across gender and subtype. It was hypothesized that participants with ADHD would report lower GPAs, higher levels of emotional distress and negative relationship characteristics than participants without ADHD. It was also hypothesized that participants with ADHD-combined type (ADHD-C) would report higher levels of substance and alcohol use than participants with ADHD-predominately inattentive type (ADHD-I), and that participants with ADHD-I would report higher levels of anxiety and depression than participants with ADHD-C. Women diagnosed with ADHD were expected to report higher levels of anxiety and depression than men diagnosed with ADHD; whereas, men diagnosed with ADHD were expected to report higher levels of substance and alcohol use than women. MANOVA, ANOVA and Mann-Whitney U tests were conducted to test hypotheses. Results revealed no significant differences between the ADHD and comparison group on GPA and relationship characteristics. Participants diagnosed with ADHD did report significantly higher emotional distress than participants in the comparison group. No differences in GPA or relationship characteristics were found across ADHD subtype or gender. Overall, these findings provide evidence to suggest that college students with ADHD are functioning relatively well compared to their non-ADHD peers.
Date: August 2015
Creator: McKelvy, Tara N.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Expanding the Notion of Campus Climate: the Effect of Religion and Spirituality on the Perception of Campus Climate

Description: Religion/spirituality is a salient facet of identity for many college students, yet addressing issues related to spirituality/religion is contentious in many higher education institutions. Prior research has shown that various other facets of identity, including race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, affect a student’s perception of campus climate, but religious/spiritual identity has not been examined in the same manner. Using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling, this study empirically tests the addition of religion/spirituality to the campus climate theory developed by Hurtado et al. (1999). Data came from the 2010 College Senior Survey administered by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Results indicate that religious and spiritual identity have significant direct effects on the perception and other aspects of campus climate. Future research is needed to extend the understanding between religious and spiritual identity and the perception of campus climate.
Date: August 2015
Creator: Herrera, Christina M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An investigation of the effectiveness of programmed learning in the teaching of harmonic dictation in a beginning college music theory course

Description: The problem of the study was to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two methods of teaching harmonic dictation to beginning college music students. The methods were (1) the conventional teacher-classroom approach as suggested by Robert Ottman's Elementary Harmony, and (2) a linear programed book to be used in conjunction with a series of tape recordings.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Daniels, Melvin Lucas
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A Mixed-methods Study Investigating the Relationship Between Media Multitasking Orientation and Grade Point Average

Description: The intent of this study was to examine the relationship between media multitasking orientation and grade point average. The study utilized a mixed-methods approach to investigate the research questions. In the quantitative section of the study, the primary method of statistical analyses was multiple regression. The independent variables for the study were media multitasking orientation, gender, age, and income. The dependent variable for the study was grade point average. Three out of four independent variables, namely, media multitasking orientation, gender and age were statistically significant predictors of grade point average. In the qualitative section of the study, seven participants were interviewed to determine how individual differences in media multitasking orientation manifest themselves in academic settings.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Lee, Jennifer
Partner: UNT Libraries

Now_for college men_a new officer's training plan : new deferred service plan allows you to continue your education.

Description: Black & white poster, mostly text. At the top is a photograph of a U.S. Army airplane flying amongst snow-covered mountains. Several paragraphs of text describe enlistment options and benefits of enlistment. In the lower left corner is a photograph of three aviators wearing bomber jackets and examining a large map or chart.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Using Possible Selves to Examine the Impact of Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness on the Career Development of College Students with Hidden Disability

Description: The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of internalized stigma of mental illness on the career development of college students with hidden disabilities. The availability of research investigating career variables within this population is limited and is primarily focused within the vocational rehabilitation arena. Therefore, one of the goals of the current study was to link separate bodies of literature on college students with disabilities, career development, and internalized stigma of mental illness. The second goal was to examine the interaction of internalized stigma of mental illness between career decision self-efficacy and career exploration on the perceived likelihood of achieving hoped for occupational possible selves (OPS). The study included college students with hidden disabilities and investigated variables related to mental illness and career. Participants were administered a background information questionnaire, the Career Decision Self-Efficacy scale (CDSE-SF), selected subscales of the Career Exploration Survey (CES), and the Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness scale (ISMI). Contrary to hypotheses, career decision making self-efficacy, career self-exploration, and internalized stigma of mental illness did not have a direct effect on the perceived likelihood of achieving hoped for OPS. However, career environment exploration did have a direct and positive association with perceived likelihood of achieving hoped for OPS. Results further indicated internalized stigma of mental illness did not moderate the effect of career decision self-efficacy and career exploration on the perceived likelihood of achieving one's hoped for occupational self. Study implications, limitations, and future directions are discussed.
Date: August 2017
Creator: Campbell, Robyn
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Lifespan Analysis of Adult College Students with Respect to Achievement, Self-Esteem and Anxiety

Description: This study is a lifespan analysis of adult college students between the ages of twenty-three and fifty-five at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, with respect to academic achievement as measured by grade point average, self-esteem as measured by the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and anxiety as measured by the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale.
Date: December 1983
Creator: Stilson, David C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparison of the Actual and Suggested Philosophical Considerations and Practices of Residential Life Discipline

Description: The purposes of this study were to determine the current philosophical considerations and practices of Residential Life disciplinarians in the United States and to compare these to the philosophical considerations and practices suggested for current use by experts in the field.
Date: December 1983
Creator: McGuire, Elisabeth Brooks
Partner: UNT Libraries

A College of Education Students' Attitudes Toward Selected International Problems

Description: An investigation of attitudes toward selected international problems and issues, and the relationship between attitudes and some independent variables was conducted among 234 graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Education at North Texas State University, Denton, Texas. Attitudes toward Chauvinism, World Government, Cooperation, War, and Human Rights were measured by thirty-two Likert-type items developed by Educational Testing Service. The 234 returned, useable responses were tabulated according to each attitude scale and educational level. The attitude scales enumerated above were all correlated with students' backgrounds, educational experiences, and political attitudes.
Date: December 1983
Creator: Hendijani, Bahram Kanani
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Script: Students]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story. This story aired at 10:00pm.
Date: April 4, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Factors Related to Change of Major by College Students

Description: The problem of this study is to discover what factors are associated with change of major in college students. Questions that need to be answered are (1) Is academic success or failure related to change of major? (2) Is mental ability associated with change of major? (3) Is change of interest related to change of major? (4) Are there reasons that are personal and peculiar to the individual that are associated with change of major? (5) Is inadequate occupational information related to change of major? (6) Do social reasons such as a desire for a vocation with greater prestige, increasing interest in being of service to people, or having to conform to the wishes of parents and relatives relate to change of major?
Date: August 1961
Creator: Firkins, Curtis James, 1906-
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Group Guidance and Individual Counseling with Freshmen

Description: The primary objective was to investigate the effectiveness of short-term group guidance and short-term individual counseling with freshman college students. The design utilizes the method and procedure of comparing similar groups of students who received group guidance, students who received individual counseling, and students who received no counseling or guidance. A comparison of the ratio between self-ratings and objectively evaluated test scores before and after the study served as the basis for determining the effectiveness of the experimental variables.
Date: January 1962
Creator: Kemp, George Allen
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relationship between Certain Factors of Late and Regular Registrants

Description: The purpose of the study is to determine if significant differences and relationships exist between students who enrolled late and those who enrolled on time at Tarleton State College between the years 1955-1962 inclusive. The study involves comparing the records of 325 freshman and sophomore students who registered late with those of 325 matched freshman and sophomore students who enrolled on time.
Date: May 1964
Creator: Chilton, Bradley Stuart, 1927-
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Response to Procedures Used in Working with Mid-Semester Failing Students

Description: The primary purpose of this paper is to evaluate student and teaching faculty response to the formal procedures used at a large university to officially warn students who are in danger of failing, and to study the relationship of this process to such factors as college entrance examinations and subsequent grades.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Clark, David Derrix
Partner: UNT Libraries

Effectiveness of Short-Term Group Guidance with a Group of Transfer Students Admitted on Academic Probation

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the effectiveness of short-term group guidance in improving the academic achievement of transfer students admitted to North Texas State University on scholastic probation. In addition to the primary problem, an analysis was made of the differences in changes in certain psychological needs, as measured by the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule, between academically successful and unsuccessful students. Changes in these psychological needs were determined for students who participated in group guidance sessions and compared with changes made by a group of students who did not participate in group guidance. The relationship between these need changes and grade-point average was studied for these students. A comparison of the number of drop-outs was made between students who participated in group guidance sessions and students who did not participate.
Date: August 1962
Creator: Maroney, Kenneth Austin
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effectiveness of Two Techniques of Counseling with Students on Academic Probation

Description: The problem of this study was to analyze the effectiveness of two counseling procedures which were used with college students on academic probation. The functions of the problem were: 1. To determine whether there were any differences on selected variables among three groups of college students on academic probation who participated in individual counseling, in group guidance, or were given no formal counseling. 2. To determine the degree to which the relative effectiveness of group guidance, individual counseling, and no counseling was related to the scholastic aptitude of the students.
Date: August 1962
Creator: Speegle, Philip Tenney, 1938-
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Validity Study of the Principle of Congruity in Predicting Attitude Change of College Students

Description: The problem of this study was to determine if the principle of congruity can be used as a reliable predictor of undergraduate students' attitude change toward a required speech course and toward the course instructor between the outset and the end of a semester.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Olson, Donald Wesley
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparison of the Effects of Four Selected Programs of Physical Education with Regard to Physical Fitness and Attitude Toward Physical Education

Description: The problem of this study was the determination of the relationship between four selected programs of physical education and (a) physical fitness, and (b) attitude toward physical education among low-physically-fit freshman and sophomore male college students.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Gravett, Bob Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries

Relationships among Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey Profile, Choice of Field of Study in Business and Academic Performance of Upperclassmen in Business Administration

Description: This study was concerned with the investigation of the relationships that may exist between certain personality characteristics, as measured by the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey, and the choice of major of students enrolled in seven fields of study in a school of business administration. It also investigated differences in these relationships between two different levels of academic performance, as measured by grade-point average. The seven fields of business included in this study were Accounting, Business Education, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Management, Marketing, and Secretarial Administration.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Pilgrim, Mary Alice Gunn
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Selected Aspects of a Teacher Education Admissions Program

Description: The problem of this study was an analysis of the scores made on selected standardized tests used as one part of the procedure for admission to the teacher education program at North Texas State University. The students involved were enrolled in their first professional course in education.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Smith, Robert Gough, 1919-
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Mental Health of Prospective Elementary Teachers

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the mental health assets and liabilities of prospective elementary teachers as compared with undergraduates outside the field of education. This investigation sought to determine differences in mental health adjustment between the prospective elementary teachers and undergraduates enrolled in selected divisions of a college other than the Department of Education. Additional attention was given to possible differences in mental health adjustment among the prospective elementary teachers when scholastic attainment, age, marital status, the urban-rural factor, and socio-economic status were considered.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Willingham, Grady Warner
Partner: UNT Libraries

Ecological Analysis of Physical Activity and Health-related Quality of Life in Female College Students.

Description: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a comprehensive construct including physical and psychosocial health functioning. Despite significant health benefits of regular physical activity (PA), over 40% of female college students do not meet recommended PA guidelines to improve their health. This study investigated the influences of individual, social, and physical environmental factors on students’ PA and HRQOL. Participants were 235 female university students who completed validated surveys assessing their perceptions of PA, HRQOL, and social ecological factors. Three hierarchical regressions revealed individual and physical environmental factors as predictors of PA and HRQOL. These findings indicated health professionals need to consider students’ individual factors and physical environmental factors to promote female students’ PA and HRQOL.
Date: December 2011
Creator: Dunn, Jacqueline
Partner: UNT Libraries