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Evaluation of the Preparation for Adult Living Training Program for Severely Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents in a Residential Treatment Center

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the Preparation for Adult Living skills training program by measuring the learning gains and learning outcomes of students participating in the training. The quasi-experimental posttest control group design was used. A treatment sample of twelve students received the Preparation for Adult Living training. A nontreatment sample was selected by matching the characteristics of educational and reading level and the gender of twelve students with no previous independent living skills training with those of the treatment sample. Students in the treatment sample were tested for learning gains using the Preparation for Adult Living Test. Both the treatment and nontreatment sample were tested using the post-training Preparation for Adult Living Scale to determine the level of their learning outcomes. The Preparation for Adult Living Test results were analyzed using the t-test for correlated samples of pretests and posttests. The t-test for independent samples was used to analyze the Preparation for Adult Living Scale results to determine the students' learning outcomes. A Pearson r correlation coefficient was calculated for Preparation for Adult Living Scale scores to determine if a relationship existed between employment and the life coping skills of the treatment sample. The findings indicated that no learning gains were made during the training, but that the training had an impact on the students' post-training life-coping skills. A strong relationship was found between the specific life-coping and employment skills of the treatment sample. Investigation of the reliability and validity of the Preparation for Adult Living Test and Scale instruments was recommended.
Date: May 1993
Creator: Hunter, Robert A. (Robert Allan)
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Story Log: January 1 to June 30, 1993]

Description: Logbook from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, documenting the names, locations, and run-times of video-taped news segments that aired each day from January through June in 1993.
Date: 1993-01/1993-06
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Cowboy cutting calf at Super Stakes]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man on horseback as he cuts a calf in an indoor dirt arena. There is another man visible in the left of the photograph wearing all blue. The photograph was taken at the National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes in Fort Worth, Texas.
Date: 1993
Creator: Shugart, Don
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Angoff Method and Rater Analysis: Enhancing Cutoff Score Reliability and Accuracy

Description: At times called a philosophy and other times called a process, cutting score methodology is an issue routinely encountered by Industrial/Organizational (I/0) psychologists. Published literature on cutting score methodology appears much more frequently in academic settings than it does in personnel settings where the potential for lawsuits typically occurs more often. With the passage of the 1991 Civil Rights Act, it is no longer legal to use within-group scoring. It has now become necessary for personnel psychologists to develop more acceptable selection methods that fall within established guidelines. Designating cutoff scores with the Angoff method appears to suit many requirements of personnel departments. Several procedures have evolved that suggest enhancing the accuracy and reliability of the Angoff method is possible. The current experiment investigated several such procedures, and found that rater accuracy methods significantly enhance cutoff score reliability and accuracy.
Date: December 1993
Creator: Baker, Charles E., 1957-
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Story Log: July 1 to December 31, 1993]

Description: Logbook from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, documenting the names, locations, and run-times of video-taped news segments that aired each day from July through December in 1993.
Date: 1993-07/1993-12
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Aids Gang]

Description: Video clip footage from the NBC 5/KXAS station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about an unidentified gang event that took place involving an ambulance. This story was produced for the 6:00 P.M. news broadcast.
Date: April 26, 1993
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Organizational Improvement of the Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Fort Worth, Texas, 1969-1988: a Case Study of Forces Responsible for Organizational Change

Description: This study documents that external and internal forces were causes of change at VCWTP. External forces caused. Fort Worth to reorganize and introduce new management at VCWTP after 1982. These improvements led to VCWTP being selected best managed wastewater treatment plant in the nation by EPA in 1988. This study first analyzes external and internal forces responsible for changes at VCWTP. A history of plant operations also is reviewed. Personnel interviews were conducted of perceptions of employees. Finally, statistics obtained of the plant operation from 1969 to 1988 are compared with personal interviews. Five forces effect change at VCWTP; population, regulatory requirements, political conflicts, an organizational and managerial factors. Turnaround occurred as external and internal corrections were made.
Date: May 1993
Creator: Akidi, Innocent O. (Innocent Okechuknu)
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Clip: Autopsies/Waco]

Description: Video footage from the NBC 5/KXAS station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about the causes of death of some of the Branch Davidians and identifying victims who died in the fire. This story was produced for the 10:00 P.M. news broadcast.
Date: April 24, 1993
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: 5 On Your Side/cemetery]

Description: Video footage from the NBC 5/KXAS station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about taxes for prearranged and prepaid funerals with Anna Titus and reporter Connor. This story was produced for the 10:00 P.M. news broadcast.
Date: March 11, 1993
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: FW gangs]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about the incidence of gang-related shootings in Fort Worth and the decision to create no-tolerance zones and checkpoints in East and South Worth. This story focuses on Police Lieutenant Harry Jones as he investigates a shooting at the A-Z Food Store and participates in a checkpoint. In this story a store owner and witness to the shooting are interviewed. Two people are interviewed about their feelings concerning the use of checkpoints. This footage was broadcast at 5pm.
Date: June 9, 1993
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Cabbie arrest]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about the murder of Fort Worth cab driver Juan Rangel of the Terminal Taxi Company on June 27th 1993. This b-roll footage contains a still image of an unidentified man and a still image of Rangel. This footage was broadcast at 12pm.
Date: June 30, 1993
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Cabbie murder]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about the murder of Fort Worth cab driver Juan Rangel of the Terminal Taxi Company on June 27th 1993. This b-roll footage shows police at a crime scene. This footage had a morning broadcast.
Date: June 1993
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: AIDS quilt pkg]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6 P.M.
Date: September 17, 1993
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections