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2008-07-18 03:00:45

By Nickerson, Amanda B Martens, Matthew P Abstract. This study examined the extent to which three approaches to violence prevention and response were associated with the incidence of school crime and disruption after accounting for the influence of demographic variables. Secondary data analyses were conducted with four subsets of the sample of principals who completed the National Center for Education Statistics' School Survey on Crime and Safety. Exploratory and confirmatory factor...

2008-04-02 03:00:17

By DeBacker, Teresa K Crowson, H Michael; Beesley, Andrea D; Thoma, Stephen J; Hestevold, Nita L ABSTRACT. Epistemic beliefs are notoriously difficult to measure with self-report instruments. In this study, the authors used large samples to assess the factor structure and internal consistency of 3 self-report measures of domain-general epistemic beliefs to draw conclusions about the trustworthiness of findings reported in the literature. College students completed the Epistemological...

2008-04-01 03:00:38

By Coll, Kenneth M Stewart, Roger A Designed to explore the utility of a retention assessment of students within a college of education, and using Pascarella and Terenzini's (1983) academic and social integration scales, this study found several pertinent results: (a) Factor analyses of the scales support earlier validation studies with first-year college students, and (b) The scales differentiate academic integration, social integration, and career decidedness between students who have...

2007-09-21 06:00:12

By Frankforter, Steven A Davis, James H; Vollrath, David A; Hill, Vanessa This study tests the model of Davis, Schoorman, and Donaldson (1997) that proposed determinants of a company's governance structure. In particular, we focus on the agency theory aspects of the model and its ability to predict the presence of an opportunist- orientation CEO at publicly listed U.S. companies. Using survey based data obtained from CEOs and directors of 100 companies in a match-pair design, we identified...

2007-04-22 19:09:53

By Janus, Magdalena; Offord, David R Abstract The Early Development Instrument (EDI), a teacher-completed measure of children's school readiness at entry to Grade 1, was designed to provide communities with an informative, inexpensive and psychometrically sound tool to assess outcomes of early development as reflected in children's school readiness. Its psychometric properties at individual level were evaluated in two studies. Five a priori domains - physical health and well-being, social...

2007-04-13 06:00:29

By Watt, Helen M G; Richardson, Paul W ABSTRACT. The authors apply current influential models from the motivational literature to develop the comprehensive factors influencing teaching choice (FIT-Choice) scale, to measure factors influencing the choice to teach for beginning preservice teacher education candidates. They validate the scale using 2 large cohorts (N = 488; 652) and describe the factors that teacher education candidates identified as most important in their decision to...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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