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Factor Analysis Of Online Instruction Self-Efficacy Using The Tennessee Online Instruction Survey, Frederick Augustus Randall Dec 2001

Factor Analysis Of Online Instruction Self-Efficacy Using The Tennessee Online Instruction Survey, Frederick Augustus Randall

Doctoral Dissertations

As the use of online instruction continues to rise in post-secondary education and corporate training, a better understanding of one's beliefs, attitudes, and confidence regarding online instruction is necessary to increase the quality and effectiveness of online instruction. This study investigated self-efficacy beliefs related to online instruction. Self-efficacy, a psychological construct, is defined as self-appraisal of one's capabilities to plan and undertake a course of actions required for a specified task.

The objectives of this study were to (a) develop a survey instrument to measure the psychological construct of self-efficacy related to online instruction; (b) identify the salient ...


Ua64/23 Linkages, Wku Consumer & Family Sciences Oct 2001

Ua64/23 Linkages, Wku Consumer & Family Sciences

WKU Archives Records

Linkages is the official alumni newsletter of the WKU Department of Consumer & Family Sciences.


Understanding Children: Toys, Lesia L. Oesterreich May 2001

Understanding Children: Toys, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Toys bring a great deal of joy to children, but they also can be valuable learning tools. Includes a chart of toys to choose and avoid by age group.


Ages And Stages: 12–18 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich May 2001

Ages And Stages: 12–18 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 12- to 18-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Ages And Stages: 18–24 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich May 2001

Ages And Stages: 18–24 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 18- to 24-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Effects Of Dietary Fatty Acids On Intestinal Tumorigenesis In ApcMin/+ Mice, Melissa Hansen Petrik May 2001

Effects Of Dietary Fatty Acids On Intestinal Tumorigenesis In ApcMin/+ Mice, Melissa Hansen Petrik

Doctoral Dissertations

Dietary fat is thought to be an important environmental factor influencing colorectal cancer risk. n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer and it has been presumed that this effect is due to their ability to interfere with synthesis of 2-series prostaglandins from arachidonic acid (AA, 20:4 n-6). However, the specific mechanism has not been clearly established. Therefore, we hypothesized that select dietary fatty acids would modulate intestinal tumorigenesis through interference with AA metabolism in the ApcMin/+ mouse, a unique model system bearing many similarities to human intestinal cancer. α-linolenic acid ...


Ua64/23 Consumer & Family Sciences Spring Update, Wku Consumer & Family Sciences Apr 2001

Ua64/23 Consumer & Family Sciences Spring Update, Wku Consumer & Family Sciences

WKU Archives Records

Consumer & Family Sciences Spring Update is the official alumni newsletter of the WKU Department of Consumer & Family Sciences.


Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Preschooler, Lesia L. Oesterreich Apr 2001

Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Preschooler, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Preschoolers are delightful to have around, but at times can be quite a challenge. Learn how to understand your preschooler and about effective discipline ideas.


Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Toddler, Lesia L. Oesterreich Apr 2001

Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Toddler, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Setting limits and maintaining control are difficult tasks with toddlers because they are so independent, yet have so few skills to communicate and solve problems. Learn how to understand toddlers and about helpful discipline tools.


Ages And Stages: 1–12 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich Mar 2001

Ages And Stages: 1–12 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 1- to 12-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Ages And Stages: 4-Year-Olds, Lesia L. Oesterreich Mar 2001

Ages And Stages: 4-Year-Olds, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 4-year-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Gen Ms 10 Harriet Sweetser Letters Finding Aid, John D. Knowlton Jan 2001

Gen Ms 10 Harriet Sweetser Letters Finding Aid, John D. Knowlton

Search the General Manuscript Collection Finding Aids

Description:

Harriet Sweester attended Gorham Normal School in the 1890s. She became a teacher and the first Administrator of Home Economics for the Maine State Department of Education. The collection contains letters Sweetser wrote home describing her daily life as a student.

Date Range:

1890s

Size of Collection:

0.5 ft.


Perceived Importance Of Personal Sales Assistance And In-Store And Nonstore Patronage, Wi-Suk Kwon Jan 2001

Perceived Importance Of Personal Sales Assistance And In-Store And Nonstore Patronage, Wi-Suk Kwon

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A series of stepwise multiple regression analyses were performed to test the proposed relationships addressed in the research questions. The results from the factor analyses revealed three dimensions of perceived importance of personal sales assistance: Professionalism, Personalization, and Appearance. Regression results suggested that there were significant relationships between a variety of consumer characteristics and perceived importance of each dimension of personal sales assistance. Perceived importance of personal sales assistance was also found to have some effect on consumers' in-store and non-store patronage behavioral intentions. In addition, support was found for the direct effects of fashion and apparel shopping orientation, and ...


Family And Consumer Sciences Education National Curriculum Standards: Implementation Plans For Reform , Susan Ann Reichelt Jan 2001

Family And Consumer Sciences Education National Curriculum Standards: Implementation Plans For Reform , Susan Ann Reichelt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study documented the implementation of the national teaching and learning standards developed and published in 1998 for family and consumer sciences curricula in secondary schools. Telephone interviews were used to collect data from 44 family and consumer sciences administrators in state departments of education. The Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) provided a framework for developing an interview schedule to identify the level and degree of use, concerns, and models of implementation related to the family and consumer sciences national standards.;Descriptive statistics were generated to summarize the data pertaining to the number of states using or not using the ...


Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers' Attitudes And Perceptions Of The Impact Of The Name Change On Fcs Education In Iowa , Stella Chilande Munya Jan 2001

Family And Consumer Sciences Teachers' Attitudes And Perceptions Of The Impact Of The Name Change On Fcs Education In Iowa , Stella Chilande Munya

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Many colleges and universities in the United States have resorted to using proven business marketing strategies to market themselves better, such as changing the program's name to broaden consumer appeal. Family and consumer sciences adopted this strategy in an attempt to present to the public a more accurate picture of the state of the profession. Over the years names of FCS programs in institutions of higher education had changed into a wide proliferation of directions. In addition the public image of home economics varied widely across the country. It was decided that a coordinated and common strategic name change ...


A Qualitative Inquiry Into The Critical Thinking Process Of Hospitality Management Students , Tin Oo Thin Jan 2001

A Qualitative Inquiry Into The Critical Thinking Process Of Hospitality Management Students , Tin Oo Thin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The research questions addressed by this qualitative inquiry were: (1) How do hospitality management students demonstrate the process of critical thinking when making decisions about management case studies? (2) What aspects of the classroom environment/culture help or hinder the process of critical thinking by hospitality management students? Data were collected in Fall of 1995 from one class of 13 university students. These students were enrolled in a management course that focused on discussion of case studies.;Data were analyzed by constant comparative method. Basic ideas from selected phrases of data revealed 14 themes (case study, subject-matter knowledge, work experience ...


How Can I Address My Child's Fears?, Tom Lee Jan 2001

How Can I Address My Child's Fears?, Tom Lee

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