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Ferguson, Heather Loraine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Problem: Higher education serves many stakeholders including students, parents, faculty, staff, university administrators, and other contributors. Those stakeholders are all linked with one purpose: the success of the student. That success or failure is most commonly measured by achievement through grade point average (GPA). The academic demands…
Descriptors: Motivation, Self Efficacy, Correlation, Academic Achievement
Hasin, Afroza – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, previously "food stamps"), is the nation's largest federal entitlement nutritional assistance program which assists individuals and households living below the federal poverty level in order to reduce the amount of money they spend on food. With the conversion of food stamps coupons to…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Federal Programs, Innovation, Information Technology
Pettet, Kent Lloyd – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the educator's perception of the optimal professional development experience. Research studies have concluded that the biggest indicator to predict student achievement is teacher effectiveness (Aaronson, Barrow, & Sander, 2007; Marzano, 2003; Sanders & Horn, 1998; Wong 2001). Guskey…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Teacher Surveys
Hoyer, Grace – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore transcultural self-efficacy in nursing education administrators/faculty and to gain understanding of confidence related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) issues. The 83-item Transcultural Self-Efficacy Tool (TSET) with an additional 11 LGBT questions was administered to 535 nursing education…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Nursing Education, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
Kierpiec, Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Youth with disabilities receiving transition from services from State/Federal VR agencies accounted for more than one quarter of closed cases within in FY 2010 (RSA, 2010). This unique population of clients, however, has received little attention in empirical studies, scholarly journals, and as a focus within training programs. By investing in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Youth Programs, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation