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Koslow Martin, Jodi Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this qualitative study is to identify and explore academic, social, and career-related expectations that first-year college students believe lead to their collegiate success as defined by their perception of persisting in higher education. Further investigation determines how these expectations align with faculty expectations of…
Descriptors: Careers, Social Life, Student Attitudes, Private Colleges
Finnigan, Kara S.; Daly, Alan J. – American Educator, 2017
In this article, Kara Finnigan and Alan Daly argue that studying churn among central office leaders and school principals can improve retention of high-quality leaders who can better support teachers. Constant churn often means that initiatives barely have the opportunity to get off the ground before a new central office administrator or principal…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Trust (Psychology), School Districts, Principals
Felstehausen, Ginny; And Others – 1986
The reciprocal relationship between an individual's home and family life and his/her perceived work performance was studied. The sample was drawn from eight major regions of Texas and included urban, small town, and rural areas. One hundred organizations with a reputation of support for projects of this nature were contacted; 68 agreed to…
Descriptors: Employed Women, Family Life, Home Economics, Interviews
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Westermeyer, Jerry F. – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2004
To assess Erikson's life cycle model, 86 men, initially selected for health, were prospectively studied at age 21, and reassessed 32 years later at age 53. Using the Vaillant and Milofsky (1980) modification of Erikson's model, 48 men (56%) achieved generativity, an advanced developmental stage, at follow-up. Results generally support Erikson's…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Developmental Stages, Young Adults, Males
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Donohue, Brad; Teichner, Gordon; Azrin, Nathan; Weintraub, Noah; Crum, Thomas A.; Murphy, Leah; Silver, N. Clayton – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2003
Responses to Life Satisfaction Scale for Problem Youth (LSSPY) items were examined in a sample of 193 substance abusing and conduct disordered adolescents. In responding to the LSSPY, youth endorse their percentage of happiness (0 to 100%) in twelve domains (i.e., friendships, family, school, employment/work, fun activities, appearance, sex…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics
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Atsumi, Reiko – Human Organization, 1979
Focusing on the meaning/function of a man's personal relationships with his fellow workers and other work-related people in comparison with friendship and kinship relationships, this study indicates Japanese company employees distinguish personal work-related relationships from friendship and engage in after-hour socialization with colleagues out…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Friendship, Industrial Personnel
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Witmer, J. Melvin; Sweeney, Thomas J. – Journal of Counseling and Development, 1992
Presents integrated paradigm for wellness and prevention over the life span for purpose of theory building, research, clinical application, education, advocacy, and consciousness raising. Model described includes 11 characteristics desirable for optimal health and functioning. Notes characteristics are expressed through five life tasks of…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Holistic Approach, Mental Health, Prevention
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Freysinger, Valeria J. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1987
A study assessing how 54 middle-aged adults perceived leisure time indicated that they saw themselves and the meaning of major life spheres to have changed since young adulthood. Leisure was integrally related with other realms of life such as work, family, homelife, community participation, and friendship. (CB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitude Change, Attitudes, Leisure Time
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Macdonald, Doune; Rodger, Sylvia; Ziviani, Jenny; Jenkins, David; Batch, Jenny; Jones, Judy – Sport, Education and Society, 2004
While questions of children's engagement in physical activity are being widely debated, little is known about how physical activity is valued and managed within families. This paper reports on qualitative data from a multi-method study on lower primary aged children. The focus of the broader study was to determine the relationships between young…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Family Influence
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Klompas, Michelle; Ross, Eleanor – Journal of Fluency Disorders, 2004
The purpose of the study was to investigate the life experiences of a group of South African adults who stutter and the impact of stuttering on their quality of life. Participants were 16 adults with a mean age of 28.9 and ranging from 20 to 59 years. Methods involved individual interviews designed to explore the life domains of education; social…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Social Life, Stuttering, Quality of Life
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Fetter, Corinne – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2005
This article discusses Cathedral High School's peer program that involves seniors serving as mentors to freshmen students to help them transition to high school. Students pour into Cathedral from more than 60 different grade schools, and the administration saw a need to connect these students with their peers in order to retain them. The program…
Descriptors: High Schools, Mentors, Family Life, Student Adjustment
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Bracke, Piet; Christiaens, Wendy; Wauterickx, Naomi – Journal of Family Issues, 2008
Supporting and caring for each other are crucial parts of the social tissue that binds people together. In these networks, men and women hold different positions: Women more often care more for others, listen more to the problems of others, and, as kin keepers, hold families together. Is this true for all life stages? And are social conditions,…
Descriptors: Daughters, Gender Differences, Females, Social Influences
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Kivnick, Helen Q. – Generations, 1993
The Life Strengths Interview Guide is a framework based on eight psychosocial themes: hope and faith; willfulness, independence, and control; competence and hard work; values and sense of self; love and friendship; care and productivity; and wisdom and perspective. It can be used to conceptualize everyday mental health in working with older…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Evaluation Methods, Interviews, Mental Health
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Zarski, John J.; And Others – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1983
Factor analyzed the Social Interest Index-Revised (SII-R), which measures levels of social interest attained in each of four life task areas. Four factors (N=308) were defined, i.e., a self-significance factor, a love factor, a friendship factor, and a work factor. Results support the empirical validity of the scale. (Author/PAS)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adults, Factor Analysis, Individual Psychology
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Powers, Robert L.; Griffith, Jane – Career Development Quarterly, 1993
Responds to case of Rosie, 35-year-old unmarried community college student struggling with decisions regarding career choice and desire to marry and become a homemaker. Employs Individual Psychology, especially in addressing Rosie's stated sense of failure in each of three life tasks identified by Adler: social task of friendship; tasks of love…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Case Studies
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