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Jang, Susan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examines the facilitative effects of embodiment of a complex internal anatomical structure through three-dimensional ("3-D") interactivity in a virtual reality ("VR") program. Since Shepard and Metzler's influential 1971 study, it has been known that 3-D objects (e.g., multiple-armed cube or external body parts) are visually and…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Computer Simulation, Biomechanics
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Lucas-Carrasco, Ramona; Salvador-Carulla, Luis – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2012
We appraised life satisfaction using the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), and analysed its psychometric properties in persons with intellectual disability (ID). Ninety-nine persons with ID from four services in Spain participated. A battery of subjective assessments was used, including the SWLS, a Quality of Life measure (WHOQOL-BREF), and…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Mental Retardation, Residential Institutions, Quality of Life
Liu, Fang-Chun – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Effective investment strategies help companies form dynamic core organizational capabilities allowing them to adapt and survive in today's rapidly changing knowledge-based economy. This dissertation investigates three valuation issues that challenge managers with respect to developing business-critical investment strategies that can have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Economy, Information Technology, Human Capital
Micceri, Theodore – Online Submission, 2005
This study sought to determine whether consistent differences in enrollment and graduation among different racial/ethnic and sex groups occur at different colleges of Engineering in the Florida State University System (SUS). Analyses were limited to the major institutions (UF, FSU, USF, UCF, FAU, FIU) with the addition of FAMU due to a high…
Descriptors: Females, Minority Groups, Undergraduate Students, College Transfer Students
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Howes, Andrew; Lewis, Richard L.; Vera, Alonso – Psychological Review, 2009
The authors assume that individuals adapt rationally to a utility function given constraints imposed by their cognitive architecture and the local task environment. This assumption underlies a new approach to modeling and understanding cognition--cognitively bounded rational analysis--that sharpens the predictive acuity of general, integrated…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Data Analysis, Task Analysis, Behavior
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. – 1987
The U.S. Department of Education's financial management environment and effectiveness are described, together with the reliability of its accounting and internal control systems for the management of the money it gives or lends to schools, individual students, states, and local education agencies. The study found that key accounting and related…
Descriptors: Accounting, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Higher Education
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Hoerger, Michael; Quirk, Stuart W.; Weed, Nathan C. – Psychological Assessment, 2011
Deficits in gratification delay are associated with a broad range of public health problems, such as obesity, risky sexual behavior, and substance abuse. However, 6 decades of research on the construct has progressed less quickly than might be hoped, largely because of measurement issues. Although past research has implicated 5 domains of delay…
Descriptors: Delay of Gratification, Measures (Individuals), Factor Structure, Test Reliability
Essary, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In the 2000s, changes in the external environment, including changing student demographics, increased competition, and declining government support, are affecting public higher education administrators. The growth in online enrollment is increasing at a rate higher than the total higher education enrollment, and the majority of university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership, Values, Decision Making
Harrington, Robert; Jenkins, Peter; Marzke, Carolyn; Cohen, Carol – 1998
Prominent among the new models of social service delivery are organizations providing comprehensive, community-based supports and services (CCBSS) to children and their families. A needs analysis explored CCBSS sites' interest in and readiness to use a software tool designed to help them make more effective internal resource allocation decisions…
Descriptors: Accounting, Community Programs, Computer Software, Computer Software Development
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Donohue, Brad; Silver, N. Clayton; Dickens, Yani; Covassin, Tracey; Lancer, Kevin – Behavior Modification, 2007
The Sport Interference Checklist (SIC) was developed in 141 athletes to assist in the concurrent assessment of cognitive and behavioral problems experienced by athletes in both training (Problems in Sports Training Scale, PSTS) and competition (Problems in Sports Competition Scale, PSCS). An additional scale (Desire for Sport Psychology Scale,…
Descriptors: Sport Psychology, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Motivation
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Vera-Toscano, Esperanza; Ateca-Amestoy, Victoria – Social Indicators Research, 2008
For most individuals, housing is the largest consumption and investment item of their lifetime and, as a result, housing satisfaction is an important component of their quality of life. The purpose of this paper then is to investigate the determinants of individual housing satisfaction as a particular domain of satisfaction with life as a whole,…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Quality of Life, Housing, Statistical Data
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Recker, Jan; Alter, Steven – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2012
Recent surveys of information technology management professionals show that understanding business domains in terms of business productivity and cost reduction potential, knowledge of different vertical industry segments and their information requirements, understanding of business processes and client-facing skills are more critical for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Information Systems, Information Technology
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Forsyth, Patrick B.; Barnes, Laura L. B.; Adams, Curt M. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: To investigate the consequences of relational trust, especially parent measured trust, for desirable school outcomes. Design/methodology/approach: Using a US Midwestern state sample of 79 schools, parent and teacher trust data are used to derive a trust-effectiveness typology. Trust was conceptualized as one party's willingness to be…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Parents, Correlation, Parent School Relationship
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. – 1971
In response to a growing need for effective and efficient means for auditing computer-based systems, a number of studies dealing primarily with batch-processing type computer operations have been conducted to explore the impact of computers on auditing activities in the Federal Government. This report first presents some statistical data on…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs
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Armento, Maria E. A.; Hopko, Derek R. – Behavior Therapy, 2007
Researchers acknowledge a strong association between the frequency and duration of environmental reward and affective mood states, particularly in relation to the etiology, assessment, and treatment of depression. Given behavioral theories that outline environmental reward as a strong mediator of affect and the unavailability of an efficient,…
Descriptors: Psychological Evaluation, Construct Validity, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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