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Dodds, Jon H. – 1975
The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that variables such as social class, sex, race, I.Q. and school achievement influence a child's anxiety through their influence on the child's tendency to attribute his failures to low ability. The research method selected was a survey design in which nearly simultaneous data were gathered on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Attribution Theory, Doctoral Dissertations
Smith, Kevin Burt – 1976
A theoretical model based on path analytic logic was used to examine the relative influences of social origin and significant other influences on marital, fertility, and educational plans. Parents' education and the major family income-earner's occupation were used as measures of social origin; perceived encouragement by parents, teachers,…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Family Planning, Females, High School Students
Crowder, N. David – 1971
Duncan's interpretation of his research on the nature and process of the distribution of rewards in the U.S. stratification system is questioned. Statistical and conceptual flaws are noted in Duncan's work and their implications explored. A reanalysis of primary survey data is presented and, based on a reinterpretation of this data, a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Economic Research