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Ellis, Christina; Skidmore, Susan Troncoso; Combs, Julie P. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2017
Purpose: Teachers' satisfaction with their jobs has reached the lowest point in 25 years. One contributing factor is when teachers experience information-poor hiring processes and do not obtain an accurate preview of their positions, their person-organization (P-O) fit, and person-job (P-J) fit. Sparked by a renewed focus on the variables that can…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Personality Theories, Teacher Selection
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Arrington, C. Nikki; Kulesz, Paulina A.; Francis, David J.; Fletcher, Jack M.; Barnes, Marcia A. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2014
Little is known about how specific components of working memory, namely, attentional processes including response inhibition, sustained attention, and cognitive inhibition, are related to reading decoding and comprehension. The current study evaluated the relations of reading comprehension, decoding, working memory, and attentional control in…
Descriptors: Attention, Short Term Memory, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
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Ojeda, Lizette; Castillo, Linda G.; Rosales Meza, Rocío; Piña-Watson, Brandy – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2014
This study examined how college persistence intentions and life satisfaction influenced by acculturation, enculturation, White marginalization, and Mexican American marginalization among 515 Mexican American college students. The utility of a path analysis model was supported. Enculturation positively predicted persistence and life satisfaction.…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Life Satisfaction, Academic Persistence, College Students
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Batanova, Milena D.; Loukas, Alexandra – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
Guided by the family relational schema model, the current study examined the direct and indirect contributions of maternal psychological control to subsequent relational and overt peer victimization, via early adolescents' conduct problems, fear of negative evaluation, and depressive symptoms. Participants were 499 10- to 14-year-olds (53% female;…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Path Analysis, Depression (Psychology)
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Valdez, Carmen R.; Mills, Monique T.; Bohlig, Amanda J.; Kaplan, David – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2013
This person-centered study examines the extent to which parents' language dominance influences the effects of an after school, multi-family group intervention, FAST, on low-income children's emotional and behavioral outcomes via parents' relations with other parents and with school staff. Social capital resides in relationships of trust and shared…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Language Dominance, Social Capital, Path Analysis
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Reysen, Stephen; Katzarska-Miller, Iva; Gibson, Shonda A.; Hobson, Braken – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2013
We examine the influence of factual and perceived world knowledge on global citizenship identification. Perceived world knowledge directly predicted global citizenship identification, while factual world knowledge did not (Study 1). Students' factual (Study 1) and perceived (Study 2) world knowledge predicted students' normative environment…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Prediction, Global Approach, Citizenship
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de Heer, Hendrik Dirk; Balcazar, Hector G.; Castro, Felipe; Schulz, Leslie – Health Education & Behavior, 2012
This study assessed effectiveness of an educational community intervention taught by "promotoras de salud" in reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among Hispanics using a structural equation modeling (SEM) approach. Model development was guided by a social ecological framework proposing CVD risk reduction through improvement of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Structural Equation Models, Diseases
Bayard, Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As of 2008, approximately 40% of eighth grade students in the United States enroll in Algebra I (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2008). Although research has shown that students have more opportunities to take advanced mathematics courses by taking eighth grade Algebra I, in the United States, approximately only one-third to one-half…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Algebra, Secondary School Mathematics, High School Students
Cox, Shannon J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Nursing professionals are held to a variety of roles and responsibilities specific to their field. The success of nursing professionals in their specified roles is essential for quality of care and the success of the healthcare workforce. The current study explored the relationships between personality type, emotional intelligence, social…
Descriptors: Nurses, Personality Traits, Empathy, Interpersonal Competence
Hollis, Michael J. – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore areas of research in regards to how students learn about violent crime on university campuses and what level of awareness they hold regarding their personal safety. A combination of databases was used to measure reported rates of violent crime on campus and in the community and these were compared with…
Descriptors: Campuses, Student Attitudes, Crime, Safety
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Stevens, Tara; Olivarez, Arturo, Jr.; Lan, William Y.; Tallent-Runnels, Mary K. – Journal of Educational Research, 2004
The authors evaluated self-efficacy and motivational orientation across Hispanic and Caucasian students to predict variables related to mathematics achievement, including mathematics performance and students' plans to take additional mathematics courses. Path models were analyzed for 358 students in Grades 9 and 10 who attended a West Texas high…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Motivation, Goodness of Fit, White Students
Cosby, Arthur G.; And Others – 1973
This report focused on the goal of investigating, within a path analytic framework, the stability and interplay of two occupational status projection variables in a Texas sample. More specifically, the dynamics of occupational aspirations and occupational expectations, observed in a three-wave rural youth panel, were analyzed using the…
Descriptors: Black Youth, Demography, Economic Factors, Expectation
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McIntosh, Wm. Alex; Zey-Ferrell, Mary – Rural Sociology, 1986
Path analysis examines an analytical model of decision making by lending officers of 211 Texas banks when recommending agricultural technology to farmer-clients. Model analyzes effects of loan officers' ascribed/achieved personal characteristics and perceptions of organizational constraints during three stages of decision process: using…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Appropriate Technology, Banking, Credit (Finance)