Master's Theses


Social Work

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The purpose of the researcher was to investigate attitudes of graduating seniors toward high school. The independent variables investigated were the following: gender, cumulative grade point average, post- high school plans, family structure and extracurricular participation status. The dependent variables investigated were the following: scores from (1) The Quality of School Life Scale; Satisfaction with School, Commitment to Classwork, Reactions to Teachers, and Quality of School Life; (2) Perception of school; Academic Experience, Extracurricular Experiences, Social Experiences, School Climate, Teachers' Attitudes Toward Students, Students' Attitudes Toward Academic Learning, Total Experience, and Total School. The sample consisted of B3 subjects, 40 females and 43 males. Six composite null hypotheses were tested. A three-way analysis of variance (general linear model) was employed with 4 composite null hypotheses and a single factor analysis with 2. A total of 144 comparisons were made plus 36 recurring. Of the 144 comparisons 60 were main effects and 84 were interactions. Of the 60 main effects 10 were statistically significant at the .05 level. Of the 84 interactions 14 were statistically significant at the .05 level.


Bill Daley

Date of Award

Spring 1994

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1994 Julie Sue Maurath


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