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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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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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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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Kitahara, Michio – Adolescence, 1982
Studies two determinants of male puberty rites: communitywide exclusive male work groups and polygyny which act as an extension of male subculture; and sexual integration in the division of labor and distant father-child relationship which act to reduce the distance between the sexes. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences