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176 Using masculinity socialization to explain gay, bisexual, and heterosexual men's sexual self-schemasThis research describes the male sexual self-schema, or the way men conceptualize their sexual identity. The study uses as its basis Brooks' five-theme description of heterosexual male sexuality referred to as "The Centerfold Syndrome," namely, voyeurism, objectification, the need for validation, tr...Gender; Masculinity; Men; Sex; Sexuality; Sexual self-schema2013-05
177 The correlation between teacher self-efficacy among seminaries and institutes seminary teachers and student outcomesThis study examined the correlation between teacher self-efficacy and student outcomes. Teacher self-efficacy was measured in 99 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Seminaries and Institutes seminary teachers using Tschannen-Moran and Hoy's Teachers Sense of Efficacy Scale (2001). Student ou...Religious Education; Student Achievement; Teacher Self-efficacy2012-12
178 Assessing how higher education administrators of color navigate spaces of advocacy for social justiceThis study explores how senior administrators of color in higher education navigate spaces of advocacy for social justice. The low representation of persons of color in administrative positions combined with persisting racial gaps and inequities create a need for greater understanding of leadership ...Advocacy; Critical Race Theory; Higher Education; Identity; Leadership; Social Justice2012-12
179 The influence of bibliotherapy on children's attitudes toward peers who use augmentative and alternative communicationThis study investigated the effects of a single bibliotherapy intervention on the attitudes of first grade children toward peers who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Seventy-one children, ages 6 and 7, participated in either (a) the experimental group, where they heard and discu...Bibliotherapy2012-12
180 Evaluation of Imagine Learning English, a computer-assisted instruction of language and literacy for kindergarten studentsAs computer assisted instruction (CAI) becomes increasingly sophisticated, its appeal as a viable method of literacy intervention with young children continues despite limited evidence of effectiveness. The present study sought to assess the impact of one such CAI program, Imagine Learning English (...English as a Second Language; Literacy; Reading instruction; Educational technology2012-12
181 There's a policy: nobody bats an eye at babies being born, a critical feminist policy discourse analysis of a paid parental leave policyResearch has continued to suggest high institutional costs of not accommodating work-life balance, and institutions of higher education are recognizing the importance of formally addressing these issues in the increasingly competitive labor market. However, there is concern whether faculty members 1...critical feminist policy discourse, ideal worker, parental leave2012-12
182 Using multidimensional scaling to develop communication profiles for children with autismImpairment in language and communication is a core deficit in autism and related autism spectrum disorders. Relatively recent research supports a co-occurrence of language impairment similar to that seen in children with structural language impairments and autism spectrum disorders. While it is not ...Autism; Language Impairment; Profile Analysis2012-12
183 Hip hop youth culture in Salt Lake City: essentialism, resistance, and racial identityThis thesis considers the social dynamics of race (a concept that signifies and symbolizes social conflicts and interests by referring to different types of human bodies) as observed among young participants in Salt Lake City's hip hop scene. The author used participant observation techniques to obs...Dance1905-06-20
184 Understanding context in Autism: a modified approach to studying idiomsCentral coherence has been described as the tendency of the normal cognitive system to experience an unconscious drive for coherence or meaning when processing stimuli. Considerable evidence suggests that individuals with autism are less efficient at using contextual information to make inferences a...Autism; Eye tracking; Idioms; Theory of mind; Weak central coherence2012-05
185 Screening for risk of substance use: validating the adolescent domain screening inventory among a sample of juvenile offendersJuvenile offenders are especially at-risk for developing a substance use disorder due to the strong association between delinquent behavior and alcohol and other drug use Various forms of assessment are employed by substance abuse treatment agencies, hospitals and youth centers to indentify youth wh...Adolescents, Screening Instrument, Substance Abuse2012-12
186 Twenty-first century community learning centers' teacher perspectives on the academic achievement of students with disabilitiesThe purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between days and hours of supplementary reading and math instruction provided to students with disabilities that participated in a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) and their regular classroom teachers' perception of their pr...Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers2012-12
187 Storying academic spaces: reflections, narratives, and interpretations of Tongan students' educational experiencesResponding to concerns about the underrepresentation of Pacific Islander students in higher education, my study specifically focused on Tongan students in the state of Utah who illuminated alternative perspectives associated with the conditions, constraints, and relational practices that impacted th...Critical race theory; Education; Pacific islanders; Talanoa; Time and space theory of reality; Tongan students2012-08
188 Examining the validity of the autism spectrum rating scales with a preschool population referred for special education evaluationEarly identification and intervention of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can have beneficial effects that extend into later life. However, currently used instruments have difficulties detecting children who may have an ASD. The current study investigated the utility of a newly published measure, A...Assessment; Autism; Autism spectrum rating scales; Preschool; Educational tests & measurements; Early childhood education; Educational psychology; Special education2012-08
189 How can visual interactions support deep learning in geometry?Self-explanation is a robust learning strategy, but automatic, scalable methods are needed to make it a practical strategy for large-scale implementation in classrooms. This study explored the effects of using visual interactions to engage students in self-explaining while they learned geometry usin...Geometry education; Intelligent tutoring systems; Self-explanation; Verbal protocols; Visual interactions2012-08
190 An investigation of the effects of opportunities to respond and intelligence on sight word retention using incremental rehearsalHigh opportunities to respond (OTR) have been touted as being a key factor in a popular and effective drill procedure called incremental rehearsal (IR). However, IR has also been criticized because it takes more instructional time than other drill procedures and can be less time efficient. The curre...Efficiency; Esperanto; Incremental rehearsal; Intelligence; Opportunities to respond2012-08
191 Impact of acculturation, ethnic identity and peer influence on substance use, depression, and self-esteem in middle school studentsGiven the changing racial/ethnic composition of the United States, the impact of culture on adolescent health risk behaviors is an emerging and important issue. The purpose of the present study was to examine acculturation and ethnic identity and its impact on substance use, depression, and self-est...Acculturation; Adolescent substance use2012-08
192 Tensions in rhetorics of presence and performanceThis dissertation draws on theories of survivance and rhetorical sovereignty to document and interrogate interactional tensions in rhetorics of presence and performance occurring between selected American Indian students and non-Native faculty, staff, and graduate research assistants within a resear...American Indian education; Performance; Presence; Rhetorical sovereignty; Rivaling; Survivance2012-08
193 Testing the measures of a man: a validity analysis of six masculinity normsVery few studies have investigated the construct validity of measures of masculinity. This study analyzed multitrait multimethod matrices of male and female subscale scores from the Male Role Norms Inventory-Revised (MRNI-R), the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory (CMNI), and the Gender Role Co...Construct validity; Masculinity; Measurement2012-08
194 Numeracy in inclusive early childhood classrooms: embedding learning opportunities and using effective instructional strategiesThis literature review will address issues to consider related to teaching numeracy and mathematics to children with disabilities in inclusive early childhood classrooms. As inclusive settings and instruction in numeracy/mathematics at an early age become more common, it is important to closely exam...Early childhood; Embedded instruction; Instructional strategies; Mathematics; Numeracy; Special education2012-08
195 The superheroes social skills program: a study examining an evidence-based program for elementary-aged students with autism spectrum disorders who are frequently bulliedThe current study investigated the effectiveness of an evidenced-based social skills program, the Superheroes Social Skills program to determine its effectiveness with children who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and have been identified by teachers or parents as being highly bullied at school....Autism; Bullying; Elementary; Intervention; Social skills2012-08
196 Eighth grade adolescent substance use and involvement with drug-using friends: prosocial environment as a moderating factorThe current study investigated the relationship between individual adolescent drug use, friends' drug use, and school, family, and community prosocial environments. Survey data from the 2007 SHARP survey collected from schools in a western state were analyzed to better understand the relationship be...Junior high school students; drug use; Behavioral psychology; Educational psychology; Developmental psychology2012-08
197 Autism symptom presentation in toddlers during brief observations: what can we see in ten minutes?Presentation of symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) can vary within individuals and over the lifespan. This may make it difficult for a clinician with limited autism expertise to identify subtle signs of ASD at various ages. Furthermore, some individuals with ASD can exhibit appropriate soci...Autism; Early identification; Early intervention; Pediatric; Referral; Screening2012-08
198 The effects of self-evaluation with video on the use of oral language development strategies by preschool teachersIn providing children at risk for reading difficulties with the necessary skills to be successful readers in school age programs, early childhood educators in high-quality preschool programs facilitate the development of emergent literacy and oral language abilities through language-rich environment...Early childhood education; Special education; Teacher education; Educational technology2012-05
199 The effects of the taped-problems time-delay intervention to teach sight words using an IpodThe current study is an extension of the research literature using time-delay taped-words intervention to teach sight words. An iPod Touch delivered the time-delay taped-words intervention to second grade students who had been identified as at risk for reading difficulties. This study utilized a res...Intervention; iPod; Reading; Sight words; Taped-problems; Time-delay; Educational psychology; Literacy; Reading instruction; Educational technology2011-11
200 Epidemiologic autism follow-up study using the Utah population databaseFew epidemiologic studies have examined outcome of autism in adulthood. This study followed up a population-based sample of adults for several outcome measures through use of the Utah Population Database (UPDB). Youth originally assessed with DSM-III criteria as having autism (N=222) or not having a...Educational psychology; Epidemiology2011-11
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