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Grygo, Rosemary E. Cox – 1976
Reading scores earned by 286 fifth-grade pupils taking the California Test of Basic Skills were used in a study examining the relationship between reading achievement and birth order and related family factors. Vocabulary scores were significantly related to birth order, family size, and socioeconomic status. Comprehension scores were…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Birth Order, Elementary Education, Family Characteristics
Pellicano, Stephanie – 1979
The purpose of this study was to determine if verbal scores on the "Scholastic Aptitude Test" (SAT) were related to student birth order and number of siblings in the family. The SAT scores of 71 randomly chosen students of the 1978 graduating class of a suburban high school were classified by family size and class rank of student. Each…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Birth Order, Correlation, Educational Research
Davis, Flora Powell – 1975
The stated objectives of this study were to determine: (1) the differences in knowledge of nutrition, of income, and of family size in the upper and lower strata families; (2) the shopping practices of families; (3) average weekly food expenditures; (4) mean educational level; and (5) differences in the mean weekly food expenditures -- a…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Eating Habits, Educational Background
Nommay, Daniel E. – 1988
This document focuses on published materials on the topic of the effects of family structure on intelligence and academic achievement from the last 15 years. Fourteen terms such as "birth order" and "spacing" are defined. Forty-five papers, published from 1973 to 1986, are annotated. Research results are summarized in the areas of family size,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annotated Bibliographies, Birth Order, Family Characteristics
Parascandalo, Marthese – Online Submission, 2014
The purpose of this dissertation was to compare and contrast the Leadership Styles of two Heads of Department who work at Carnelian Secondary School (anonymized). It augments a previous paper (Parascandalo 2011) which examined the role of the middle leader in secondary schools in educational literature. The investigation by means of two…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Department Heads, Comparative Analysis, Case Studies
Roecks, Alan L. – 1973
The major purpose of this study was to explore the differences between a group of 56 undergraduates who occupied single rooms and 57 undergraduates who occupied double rooms in the Gonzaga University Residence Hall System during the 1972-1973 academic year. The differences were evaluated according to one cognitive variable, grade-point average;…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Rating Scales, Dormitories
Grimes, Jim S. – 2002
Noting that researchers, practitioners, and families are increasingly interested in the roles fathers play in raising their children, this doctoral research paper reviews the interpersonal and external factors involved in attachment development between fathers and their children. Methodological considerations include pertinent definitions,…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Child Rearing, Children, Fathers
Rinck, Lorna Lee – 1979
Students at Gateway Technical Institute were surveyed to determine their attitudes toward extracurricular activities, e.g., campus activities, advisors and sponsors, the effect of outside forces on school activities, extended athletic participation by girls in interscholastic sports, administration and faculty, and leadership development. The…
Descriptors: Athletics, Clubs, Community Colleges, Extracurricular Activities
Earles, Jay E. – 1994
The widespread problem of substance abuse negatively affects users and their families. This paper provides a methodological review of empirical studies that focused on systemic interventions (particularly marital and family therapy) in the treatment of substance abuse. The articles examined here focused on engaging the addict in treatment,…
Descriptors: Counseling, Drug Abuse, Family Environment, Intervention
Gallo, Erminia Mina – 1997
A study examined how the family structure has changed over time in contemporary realistic children's literature for middle readers. There is an ongoing debate in this country about what defines a family and whether it is in transformation or becoming extinct. Since 1960 there is evidence that the family structure has changed. The books selected in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Content Analysis, Divorce, Family Size
Lum, Mark Stephen – 1988
This review of research studies on the psychological adjustment of gifted persons focused on five dimensions: social/behavioral conduct, family adjustment, emotional functioning (personality characteristics, anxiety, depression), social functioning (interpersonal relationships, social skills), and perceived competence (self-concept, self-esteem,…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Adjustment, Family Relationship
Bump, Sandra K.; Swedberg, Trina L.; Yates, Carol R. – 1997
This report describes a program to improve reading and language arts skills. The targeted population consisted of students in 2 first grade classrooms (average class size 25) from a midwestern elementary school in a predominantly white, middle to upper-middle class neighborhood. Data documenting the problem was obtained from the previous year's…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Intervention, Grade 1, High Risk Students
Acevedo, Homero E. – 1975
The perceptions of the school system held by selected 6th grade Chicano students, their parents, selected school personnel, and the power structure (i.e., superintendent, school board members, councilmen, mayor) were examined. Two Texas school districts of equal characteristics and size, with heavy Chicano enrollments were selected. In one, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Community Characteristics, Cultural Background
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Barnstable, Ranae; Cargill, Linda; Gehlbach, Susan; Workman, Howard – 1997
This action research project implemented and evaluated a program to enhance students' prosocial behaviors. The targeted population consisted of students in two second and one third-grade classrooms in a declining urban area of a large midwestern city. The problem of inappropriate behaviors was documented through discipline reports, anecdotal…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment
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Bunke, Jennifer; Edwards, Lorri – 1997
This action research project implemented and assessed a program to improve student behavior. Participants were fourth-grade students in a growing middle class community in northern Illinois. The problem of inappropriate behaviors was documented by means of a behavior checklist, student survey, teacher anecdotal record, and student yes/no…
Descriptors: Action Research, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Grade 4
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