Master's Theses

Date of Award

Spring 1993

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Social Work

Advisor

Bill Daley

Abstract

The purpose of the researcher was to investigate selected variables and a self-management program with adolescents. The independent variables were group participation status, gender, cumulative grade point average, family structure and perception of family. The dependent variables were scores from the following, Youth Behavior Inventory for Student. Youth Behavior Inventory for Parent, Youth Behavior Inventory for Teacher, What Would You Do If? and Self-Concept Inventory. The total sample size consisted of 38. The experimental and control group each contained 19. Five composite null hypotheses were tested. The design employed for each composite null hypothesis was a one-way analysis of covariance. A total of 23 comparisons were made. Of the 23 comparisons, one was statistically significant at the .05 level. The statistically significant comparison was for the independent variable gender and the dependent variable Youth Behavior Inventory for Student. The results of the statistically significant comparison indicated males rate themselves higher than females for dependent variable Youth Behavior Inventory for Student. The results of the present study appeared to support the following generalizations, 1. No association between participant status and effectiveness of a self-management program. 2. Males had a higher change in selected reported behavior (Youth Behavior Inventory for Students). 3. No association between grade point average and effectiveness of a self-management program. 4. No association between family structure and effectiveness of a self-management program. 5. No association between perception of family and effectiveness of a self-management program.

Rights

Copyright 1993 Eva Marie Junk

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