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Huba, G. J.; Palisoc, A. L. – Journal of Drug Education, 1984
Presents methodological considerations in developing an automatic cheap algorithm for computerized path diagraming, gives some plotted results, and describes a program which produces the plots from an input matrix of path coefficients on a standard line printer. The program accommodates unidirectional and reciprocal causation and represents…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Cost Effectiveness
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Graney, Marshall J.; Zimmerman, Renee M. – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1980
Reviews previous health self-report findings using statistical analysis. Specifies indicators of established correlates in national random sample data. Develops a path analysis model utilizing these variables as causes and consequences of health self-report variations. Findings emphasize the importance of health self-concept to social…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Analysis of Variance, Health, Older Adults
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Knox, William E.; Humphrey, John A. – Criminal Justice and Behavior, 1981
Analyzed the process of granting work release. Administrative data on a 10 percent random sample of incarcerated males provided the basis for a path analysis. High custody grade was found to have a very strong direct path with granting of work releases. Other variables had weaker paths. (Author)
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Court Role, Economic Factors
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Schumm, Walter R.; And Others – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1980
This review of the procedures involved in using path analysis provides guidelines for more effective future utilization of recursive path analysis in the field of family studies. (Author)
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Family Counseling, Models, Path Analysis
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Perkins, Robert A.; And Others – College Student Journal, 1980
The university's role in student drinking behavior includes understanding the practice. Nearly 98% of students have had at least one drink. Men drink more than women and those who become intoxicated do so intentionally. Suggests a rational approach to discourage intemperate drinking. (JAC)
Descriptors: Alcoholic Beverages, Behavior Patterns, College Role, College Students
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Wolfle, Lee M. – American Educational Research Journal, 1980
Path analysis is defined for explicitly formulating theory, and for attaching quantitative estimates to causal effects thought to exist on a priori grounds. The four basic kinds of path models are illustrated: (1) recursive; (2) block; (3) block-recursive and (4) nonrecursive. (Author/GDC)
Descriptors: Etiology, Mathematical Models, Path Analysis, Research Design
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Godwin, Deborah D. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1988
Reviews application of causal modeling in family research. Discusses uses of and critics' views of causal modeling to explain reasons for controversial position of causal modeling in social sciences. Reviews requirements for effectively implementing causal modeling strategy, commenting on some attempts of family researchers to use it. Includes…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Family (Sociological Unit), Path Analysis
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Braxton, John M.; And Others – Journal of College Student Development, 1988
Asserts that path analysis is an optimum data-analytic technique for the research, development, and evaluation of planned interventions to reduce college student attrition. Describes and illustrates technique of path analysis. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: College Students, Data Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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Pittman, Joe F., Jr.; And Others – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1983
Examined marital cohesion as a component of marital adjustment. Seven variables related to adjustment were entered into a path model. Over 36 percent of the variance in cohesion was explained by the model. Four hypothesized direct effects were supported (i.e., for comparison level, self-disclosure anxiety, spousal hostility, and sex). (JAC)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Group Unity, Individual Characteristics, Marital Satisfaction
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Fassinger, Ruth E. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1987
Presents and illustrates structural equation modeling (multivariate analysis with latent variables, also called causal modeling or covariance structure analysis), discussing issues and problems related to the use of this methodology, possible applications of structural equation modeling to counseling psychology research, and resources for further…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Correlation, Counseling, Factor Analysis
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Morris, Richard J.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1991
Reviews basic tenets of structural modeling in relation to issues in research and practice involving clinical assessment. Compares approach with more traditional psychometric approaches to validation of assessment instruments with children. Discusses arguments for and against inclusion of nonexperimental variables in causal studies aimed as…
Descriptors: Children, Clinical Diagnosis, Path Analysis, Research Methodology
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Stumpf, Stephen A. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1981
Investigates Hall's psychological success-based model of career development using path analyses across three faculty roles. The model received moderate support for each role. Found alternative paths from performance to job involvement and satisfaction with promotional opportunities but did not contradict the portions of the psychological success…
Descriptors: Career Development, College Faculty, Goal Orientation, Higher Education
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Reiss, Ira L.; And Others – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1980
Describes a path analytic approach to a model of extramarital sexual permissiveness. Variables include age, gender, education, religiosity, political liberalism, premarital sexual permissiveness, autonomy, marital happiness, and power. (JAC)
Descriptors: Adults, Attribution Theory, Marital Instability, Multivariate Analysis
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Barclay, James R., Ed. – Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1981
Includes seven articles focusing on various research techniques important for counselor use including: (1) multivariate analyses; (2) time-series designs; (3) nonparametric statistics; (4) value orientation analysis; and (5) path analysis. Also discussed are models of developmental research and techniques for simultaneous inference. (RC)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Counseling, Ethics, Individual Development
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Markides, Kyriakos S.; And Others – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1981
A path analysis model was applied to data on (N=98) older Mexican Americans. Measures of perceived intergenerational solidarity and activity were treated as intervening variables between health and socioeconomic status and life satisfaction. The addition of intergenerational solidarity to the variables contributed significantly to the explanation…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adults, Correlation, Family Relationship
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