Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1989

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Social Work

Advisor

Bill Daley

Abstract

The purpose of the researcher was to investigate self concept, attitude toward school, family structure, quality of family life, involvement in school activities, birth order, and gender. There were 118 subjects employed. Seven composite null hypotheses were tested using five three-way analysis of variance and two two-way analysis of variance. The seven composite null hypotheses tested generated 57 comparisons, and 14 recurring comparisons. Of the 57 comparisons tested 8 were statistically detectable. Of the 8 which were statistically detectable 6 were ma1n effects and 2 were for interactions. The statistically detectable main effects were: 1. Family structure and self concept, 2. Quality of family life and self concept, 3. Quality of family life and commitment to class work, 4. Quality of family life and reactions to teachers, 5. Quality of family life and total, and 6. Gender and satisfaction with school. The statistically detectable interactions were: 1. Family structure and quality of family life for the dependent variable self concept, and 2. Quality of family life, attitude toward school, and involvement in school activities for the dependent variable self concept.

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Copyright 1989 Sheree J. Poskey

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