The purpose of this study was to determine whether changes in physical space
impacted preschool children's cooperative behavior. These changes in physical space
included differentiated and undifferentiated ceiling height and wall color.
This study used an experimental design with subjects experiencing four
conditions each. The sample consisted of 30 preschool...
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship
between social acceptance and observed peer interaction in a select
group of preschool children.
The subjects were 30 children enrolled
in two sessions of a child development laboratory sponsored by the
Department of Family Life at Oregon State University.
This study used a mixed method approach (quantitative and qualitative) to
examine the commonalities and differences between Hispanic and non-Hispanic
participants of the Even Start Family Literacy Program. Using a life course
perspective, this study examined the educational background and life history of
Hispanic and non-Hispanic participants, their reasons and...
The Mien are recent United States immigrants from Laos. They left
Southeast Asia at a time of great political upheaval. Because of their
close ties with United States governmental operations during the Southeast
Asian war, conditions for Mien in Laos made flight imperative as
Pathet Lao forces now control the...
The present study examined the relationship between views of the
female role, mothers' expression of sexual affection, and women's attitudes
toward sexual behaviors. Subjects were 122 single middle-class
college women from intact families who had some prior experience in heterosexual
relationships. Women's scores on the Mother's Expression of Sexual
The Purpose of the Study
The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of
the classroom environment by determining if student attitudes are
significantly related to the quantity and characteristics of verbal
interaction. A second concern was to determine if such verbal
interaction could be effectively examined...
The major purposes of this study were to describe paternal attitudes toward fathering and parent education and to then explore the relationships among these attitudes and interests. Specifically, the study attempted to relate traditional/developmental attitudes of fathers to: (1) expressed interests in knowing more about child rearing; (2) willingness to...
Fifty-four premarital couples were interviewed in an attempt to:
(a) delineate pathways of premarital involvement; (b) investigate
differences in the relationships of individuals who follow different
pathways; and (c) examine which background variables predispose individuals
to follow a specific pathway. Four sexual pathway types were
established using a cluster analytic...
Until recently the study of premarital abuse has received
relatively little attention from researchers. Those studies which
have been concerned with this phenomenon reveal that approximately
22% of their college samples reported involvement in abusive dating
relationships, indicating that there is a need for further study in
this area. The...
The purpose of the present study was to describe the process
of marital dissolution. This description entailed collecting information
about the process itself and then typologizing divorces
on the basis of their trajectories to dissolution. One hundred
and seven divorced individuals were interviewed. This interview
consisted of three parts. First,...