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Abbott, William L. – Journal of Studies in Technical Careers, 1979
What will life be like for occupational education graduates in the next century? This article offers a provocative look at the life of James Jones, a hypothetical twenty-first-century worker whose horizons extend to outer space and inner consciousness. (CT)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Career Change, Educational Change, Futures (of Society)
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Iwasaki, Michiko; Jones, James A. – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2008
Two studies were conducted to reexamine the psychometric properties of two major scales measuring attitudes toward older adults. The Kogan Attitudes Toward Old People Scale (Kogan OP Scale; Kogan, 1961b) was administered to a sample of 512 college students in Study One. The refined version (Polizzi & Millikin, 2002) of the Aging Semantic…
Descriptors: Semantics, Autism, Factor Structure, Older Adults
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O'Neill, James M.; Clark, Jeffrey K.; Jones, James A. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: In elementary grades, comprehensive health education curricula mostly have demonstrated effectiveness in addressing singular health issues. The Michigan Model for Health (MMH) was implemented and evaluated to determine its impact on multiple health issues, including social and emotional skills, prosocial behavior, and drug use and…
Descriptors: Violence, Feedback (Response), Control Groups, Substance Abuse
Wessel, Roger D.; Jones, James A.; Markle, Larry; Westfall, Curt – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2009
In this longitudinal study of 11,317 students, the retention and graduation rates of students with apparent and nonapparent disabilities were compared to students without disabilities. The annual retention and graduation rates (six years after matriculation) were similar for all students, regardless of the presence or absence of a disability…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Outcomes of Education, Graduation, Disabilities
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Jones, James A. – 2003
The Multiple Intelligences Developmental Assessment Scales (MIDAS) instrument was developed to measure eight constructs of intelligence. The 119-item MIDAS provides scores for 26 subscales in addition to the 8 major scales. Using the 26 subscales, a factor structure was developed on half of a U.S. sample of college students (n=834), while the…
Descriptors: College Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Factor Analysis
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Menne, Heather L.; Ejaz, Farida K.; Noelker, Linda S.; Jones, James A. – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2007
Training of direct care workers (DCWs) varies depending upon the setting in which they work and the state in which they are trained. Evidence points to the importance of adequate training as critical to DCW job satisfaction and reduction in turnover. Several approaches have been taken to enhance the training of DCWs with the objective that as job…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Job Satisfaction, Continuing Education, Nursing Homes
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Smith, Walter S.; Gould, Suzanne M.; Jones, James A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2004
In contrast with statements by institutions and science organizations about why science should be studied, nonscience majors at two-and four-year institutions said they were enrolled in a science course because it was required rather than because it would help them get the job they desired or would enrich them personally. (Contains 2 tables and 5…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Science Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes
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Burkard, Alan W.; Jones, James A.; Johll, Michael P. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Explored the factor structure of the Quick Discrimination Index (QDI), a measure of discrimination attitudes toward women, with 428 white university students using hierarchical factor analysis. Results support a structure with four first-order factors and one second-order factor. Study 2 tested the original factor structure and the structure from…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Students, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure
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Fox, Christine M.; Jones, James A. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1998
Traditional and innovative uses of the Rasch model in the development and validation of both small- and large-scale psychological instruments are illustrated and discussed. Advantages of the model in maximizing scale interpretability and validity are presented. Both mathematical and conceptual explanations are provided using counseling psychology…
Descriptors: Counseling, Mathematical Models, Psychometrics, Research Methodology
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Rugsaken, Kris T.; Robertson, Jacqueline A.; Jones, James A. – NACADA Journal, 1998
A study investigated the usefulness of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory in predicting college students' academic performance, focusing on whether the scores enhance the accuracy of traditional predictors such as college entrance examinations and high school rank. Results indicate the scores produce a slight but not significant increase…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Advising, Class Rank, College Bound Students
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Jones, James A. – 1995
In the educational literature, responses to surveys commonly serve as the source of data for many empirical articles. Whenever a survey is used as a source of data, the response rate can greatly affect the potential generalizability of the findings. Using Monte Carlo methods, this study examined the effects on sample estimates of the population…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Effect Size, Monte Carlo Methods, Research Methodology
JONES, JAMES A. – 1966
THE NATURE OF THE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES OF 56 PROJECTS WAS REVIEWED TO FIND WHY USEFUL NEW KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROBLEMS WAS NOT RESULTING FROM THE PROGRAMS. ALSO ANALYZED WAS THE UTILITY OF FOLLOWUP STUDIES FOR GAINING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROJECTS. BOTH SUBJECTS OF INQUIRY WERE CONSIDERED AGAINST THE…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Employment Programs
Jones, James A.; And Others – 1975
This study examined cognitive and affective development among children in ten preschool (Head Start) programs in the Boston area that varied in socioeconomic class, racial composition, and cultural emphasis. Data, collected over a two-year period, were compared in an effort to ascertain the effects of socioeconomic status and racism on the…
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Students, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Development
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Alcabes, Abraham; Jones, James A. – Social Work, 1985
Presents an analytical model for differentiating true clients from applicants in clinical social work practice. Society and the professions, and individuals and primary groups are discussed as structural determinants of clienthood. Social work practice is described as consisting of two major divisions: socialization and treatment. (NRB)
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Effectiveness, Experimental Groups, Models
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Alcabes, Abraham; Jones, James A. – Crime and Delinquency, 1980
Teenagers face the greatest risk of criminal victimization; yet they are ignored as a target group by current victim-assistance programs. Proposes the provision of such services to juvenile victims as a means of reinforcing conventional standards of behavior. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Crime, Legal Aid, Program Design
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