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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

A cross-cultural study of motivation for consuming luxuries : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Lincoln University /

Allison, Gareth M. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.) -- Lincoln University, 2008. / Also available via the World Wide Web.

Youth In Revolt. How Suburban Youth of the 1950s Rejected the Contradictions of an Affluent Society in Favor of Apocalyptic Zombies and Chicken Runs

Goostree, Michele Leigh 01 August 2011 (has links)
The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, I will examine the influences shaping the choices of teenagers living in an affluent society during the early days of the Cold War, specifically 1950 - 1955. I will discuss the contradictions about society, the family unit, and gender roles teenagers attempted to sort out as they moved through adolescence. Secondly, I will focus on two forms of mass media, specifically comic books and movies of the 1950s. Media has always had the power to change and shape the opinion of the youth culture who consumed it. I will discuss the lengths parents, educators, law enforcement, and government officials went to in order to blame the messages media conveyed for the behavior of this youth in revolt.

Mathematics Teachers’ integration of technology for pedagogical use in a less affluent High School in the Western Cape

Buzuzi, Addlight Ngonidzashe January 2020 (has links)
Thesis (MEd (Education))--Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2020 / This study investigates factors that affect the integration of Educational Technology (ET) by mathematics teachers for pedagogy in less affluent high schools in the Western Cape. ET has permeated the education system in the 21st century. It is now a norm for ET to be used in classrooms for educational purposes. Despite the prevalence of a variety of ETs, not all mathematics teachers are fully equipped to take advantage of the immense benefits posited by ET. This study reveals that a lot of mathematics teachers in public schools in the Western Cape still face critical challenges in their attempt to fully integrate ET for pedagogy.  The study employed a qualitative research design to explore the factors affecting the integration and use of ET for curriculum delivery by mathematics teachers in less affluent high schools in the Western Cape Province. The framework underpinning this study is the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework which guided the researcher in the analysis of the research findings. The researcher used two data collection instruments, namely, semi structured interviews and observations. Face to face semi-structured interviews were conducted with 9 participants and themes were used for analysing data. Participants were fully furnished with information regarding their rights when participating in the study. They were informed that they could withdraw at any given stage during the interview process. Despite the permeance of technology in the education sphere, the study’s findings show that teachers in less affluent schools in the Western Cape still experience mitigating factors that militates against effective integration of technology in classrooms for pedagogy. For effective integration of ET to take place, several factors needed to be critically addressed. They included the lack of training, limited access to ET, lack of technical support, lack of time and the theft of ET resources.


QUINN, ANGELA YVONNE 14 July 2005 (has links)
No description available.

Efeito da exposição de ovos e larvas de Osteocephalus taurinus Steindachner, 1862 - (Anura, Hylidae) à água contaminada de dois igarapés de Manaus - AM: toxicidade aguda e crônica

Nascimento, Jorge Harison Pereira do 30 March 2011 (has links)
Made available in DSpace on 2015-04-22T22:12:46Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 Jorge Harison Pereira do Nascimento.pdf: 1189534 bytes, checksum: e214c92e030c7e0e83ea285f34b21efb (MD5) Previous issue date: 2011-03-30 / CAPES - Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior / This study aimed to verify through exposure to short-and long-term, direct and indirect effects of contaminated water from streams Mindu and Quarenta on anuran larvae, hylid Osteocephalus taurinus. Two experiments were conducted over 96 hours of exposure to a gradient of increasing concentrations, we assessed the acute effects of contamination on eggs and larvae in stage 25 larvae free natantia and without the presence of external gills. There was no mortality and no apparent anomalies in the short term for both streams for both stages of egg, as for the larvae. To assess the effects of chronic exposure, larvae were used in stage 25 of Gosn er, where they were exposed to contaminated water until they reach metamorphosis in an experiment using a one-factor control and two treatment using 100% of the concentration of water in their streams. The nitrogen compounds [ammonium (NH ), nitrite (NO ) and nitrate (NO )] produced in the course of the 4+ 2- 3 experiments were always in a higher concentration for the affluent of Mindu in relation to the Quarenta, while the concentrations o f pH , dissolved oxygen and temperature have remained always close between treatments and also taking all individuals received the same feed in two streams of water treatments, a significant difference in the length of larvae, size of metamorphosis and growth rate compared to control. The period of the larvae in Stream Mindu was lower, with the size and growth rate higher than in the control. In the Stream Quarenta, the situation is reversed, there was a period of larvae increased with the size at metamorphosis and growth rate lower than in control. The effects produced by chronic exposure to contaminated water streams are indications that the continuous contamination of streams and / or urban streams can upset the population dynamics of amphibians, carrying, other ecological changes. These results demonstrate possible consequences of contamination by urban sewage on larval amphibian communities of streams and pools of forest land. / Este trabalho teve como objetivo verificar através de exposições a curto e longo prazo, os efeitos diretos e indiretos das águas contaminadas dos Igarapés do Mindu e do Quarenta sobre larvas do anuro, hilídeo Osteocephalus taurinus. Para tanto, foram realizados dois experimentos através de exposições de 96hs a um gradiente crescente de concentrações, se avaliou os efeitos agudos da contaminação, sobre ovos e larvas em estágio 25 larva livre, natante e sem a presença de brânquias externas. Não foi verificada mortalidade e nem anomalias aparentes em curto prazo para ambos os igarapés tanto para os estágios de ovo, como para o de larva. Para avaliação dos efeitos crônicos da exposição, foram utilizadas larvas em estágio 25 de Gosner, onde estas foram expostas às águas contaminadas até alcançarem a metamorfose em um experimento unifatorial utilizando um tratamento Controle e dois outros utilizando 100% da concentração da água dos respectivos igarapés. Os compostos nitrogenados [Amônio (NH ), Nitrito (NO ) e Nitrato (NO )] verificados ao + - 4 2 3 longo dos experimentos mostraram-se sempre em maior concentração para o Igarapé do Mindu em relação ao do Quarenta e, apesar de as concentrações de pH, oxigênio dissolvido e temperatura terem se mantido sempre próximas entre os tratamentos e tendo ainda todos os indivíduos recebido a mesma alimentação, nos dois tratamentos com água dos igarapés, houve diferença significativa na duração do período larvário, no tamanho da metamorfose bem como na taxa de crescimento em relação ao Controle. O período larvário no Igarapé do Mindu foi menor, com o tamanho e a taxa de crescimento maiores em relação ao Controle. Já no Igarapé do Quarenta, a situação se inverteu, foi observado um período larvário maior, com o tamanho na metamorfose e a taxa de crescimento menores que no Controle. Os efeitos crônicos produzidos por exposição à água de igarapés contaminados são indícios de que a contaminação contínua dos igarapés e/ou córregos urbanos pode desequilibrar a dinâmica populacional de anfíbios, trazendo consigo, outras alterações ecológicas. Estes resultados demonstram possíveis conseqüências da contaminação por efluentes urbanos sobre comunidades larvárias de anfíbios de igarapés e poças de floresta de terra firme.

A Case Study Assessing Performance Differences between Economically Impacted African American and White Students in High School Algebra II Classes in the Tucson Unified School District

Baker, Bennie W 08 1900 (has links)
This case study investigated the phenomenon of the black white test score gap by seeking to determine if there was a difference in the academic performance of African American students and their White peers. The determination of student academic performance was made using scores from second semester Algebra II classes at two high schools in the Tucson Unified School District. The data covered three academic years and was analyzed via SPSS (independent samples t-test, ANOVA, and a pairwise analysis) and content analysis for qualitative analysis. Findings revealed that there was no variance in the scores of African Americans and their White peers attending an affluent school; however African Americans attending a low-income school scored lower than all groups that were compared in this study.

Barnen med den lyckliga fasaden : Om socialarbetares erfarenheter av att arbeta med barn som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer

Andersson, Ulrika, Al- Zaibari, Lina January 2013 (has links)
Syftet med studien är att utifrån socialarbetares erfarenheter öka kunskapen om barn som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer. Vi har använt oss av en kvalitativ metod bestående av semi-strukturerade intervjuer med fyra socialarbetare som har erfarenhet av att arbeta med ovannämnda målgrupp. De fyra teman som har behandlats under intervjuerna är: aktualisering av och arbete med barn och ungdomar som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer, dominerande problematik, mötet mellan socialarbetare och familj samt socialarbetarens möjligheter. Enligt de intervjuade socialarbetarna har det framkommit att barn som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer många gånger inte kommer till socialtjänstens och/eller fältteamets kännedom. Det finns flera anledningar till mörkertalet, bland annat att ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer har flera strategier att dölja missförhållanden. Även skola och grannar har en tveksam inställning inför att göra en orosanmälan när det gäller barn som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer. Samtliga intervjuade socialarbetare var noga med att poängtera att deras arbetsrutiner och förberedelser är lika oavsett vilken socioekonomisk grupp barnet tillhör. I resultatet redogörs vilka arbetsrutiner socialarbetarna har i arbetet med barn som far illa. Resultatet visar även att inte heller mötet påverkas av familjens socioekonomiska status. Däremot förekommer att ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer anlitar advokater vid mötet med socialarbetarna. De dominerande ärendetyperna i socialtjänst och fältteam som gäller barn och ungdomar i studiens målgrupp är: relationskonflikter, alkohol-och drogproblem, prestationsångest och psykisk ohälsa. Problematiken som framkommer i studien drabbar nödvändigtvis inte bara ekonomiskt resursstarka barn och ungdomar. Dock kan familjens ekonomi ha en inverkan på hur problematiken utformas och utvecklas. Materialet har sedan analyserats med hjälp av tidigare forskning om barn som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer. Slutligen har författarna besvarat frågeställningarna och diskuterat om barn som far illa i ekonomiskt resursstarka familjer, utifrån ett socialarbetarperspektiv.

Upių hidrokinetinės energijos gavybos ir aplinkosaugos priemonių integracija / Integration of hydrokinetic river energy production and environmental instruments

Mažeikytė, Ernesta 21 June 2013 (has links)
Magistrantūros studijų baigiamasis darbas 52 lapai, 30 paveikslų, 4 lentelės, 41 literatūros šaltiniai. PAGRINDINIAI ŽODŽIAI: Hidrokinetinė energija, turbinos, nepatvankinė technologija, hidroelektrinė. Tiriamojo darbo objektas: Nepatvankinių technologijų panaudojimas upių hidrokinetinės energijos gavybai. Tiriamojo darbo tikslas: Įvertinti nepatvankinių energijos gavybos technologijų ir aplinkosaugos priemonių integracinius suderinamumus. Tiriamojo darbo uždaviniai: 1. Apžvelgti hidrokinetinės energijos panaudojimo taikant nepatvankines technologijas patirtį užsienio šalyse. 2. Apžvelgti hidrokinetinės energijos taikant nepatvankines technologijas panaudojimo siekius Lietuvoje. 3. Išanalizuoti nepatvankinių technologijų schemas. 4. Išanalizuoti nepatvankinių technologijų poveikį vandens ekosistemoms. 5. Įvertinti galimas nepatvankinių technologijų poveikio vandens ekosistemoms sumažinimo priemones. Tiriamojo darbo metodika: literatūros apžvalgos skyrius rašomas referatyviai, analizuojant mokslinius šaltinius. Duomenys tyrimui renkami analizuojant lietuvišką ir užsienio literatūrą, patentus, schemas, didžiausią dėmesį atkreipiant į nepatvankines energijos gavybos technologijas ir jų poveikį aplinkai. Tiriamojo darbo rezultatai: 1. Literatūros analizėje apžvelgta hidrokinetinės energijos panaudojimo taikant nepatvankines technologijas patirtis Lietuvoje, bei užsienyje. 2. Išanalizuotos nepatvankinių technologijų schemos, bei nepatvankinių technologijų poveikis... [toliau žr. visą tekstą] / The final master work consisting of 52 sheets, 30 images, 4 tables, 41 sources of literature. Key words: hydrokinetic energy, turbines, non-affluent technology, hydroelectric power plant. The object of this work: use of non – affluent technologies in extracting hydrokinetic energy out of the rivers. Main goal of this work: estimate the compatibility between non – affluent energy extracting technologies and tools of environment control integrity. Tasks of this work: 1. Overview of the hydrokinetic energy use abroad applying non – affluent technologies. 2. Overview of the hydrokinetic energy implementation and goals into Lithuanian market. 3. Analyses of the schemes about non – affluent technologies. 4. Analyze the impact of non-affluent technologies to eco systems. 5. Estimate the possible tools for decreasing impact of the non-affluent technologies to water eco systems. Methodology of this work: Literature overview charter is written abstractly analyzing scholarly sources. Data for the research was collected by analyzing Lithuanian and foreign literature, licenses, schemes considering non-affluent energy extraction technologies and their impact to the environment. The results of the work: 1. In literature analysis overviewed the experience of the hydrokinetic energy use applying non-affluent technologies in Lithuania and abroad. 2. Analyzed the schemes of the non – affluent technologies and their impact to the eco systems. 3. Estimating the tools for decreasing impact of the... [to full text]

Social Identity’s Role in Illicit Drug Consumption Among Swedish Youth in Affluent Areas : A Qualitative Study

Köhler, Erik, Einhorn, Kim January 2021 (has links)
Background and aim: The consumption of illicit drugs remains stable among youths in Sweden, yet an increase in consumption has been observed in affluent areas. This study aims to explore the reasons for illicit drug use in these areas and if this could be further understood using Social Identity Theory. Methods: Twenty participants from four high schools in an affluent municipality participated in semi-structured in-depth interviews regarding substance use. The interviews were coded using thematic analysis and six themes emerged.  Results: Social influence was the prominent influence for illicit drug use. Furthermore, this use was normalized and availability was high. The influence of family norms and outspoken negative effects of drugs caused a decrease in consumption. Conclusion: These results are in accordance with previous research claiming social influence on illicit drug use, and further confirms this in an affluent area. Social Identity Theory (i.e. how informants categorize, identify and compare themselves with their social group) had an impact on consumption.

Bistro Girls

Blakeslee, Vanessa 01 January 2005 (has links)
Bistro Girls is an interconnected collection of short stories focusing on characters whose lives intertwine in the affluent Floridian town of Bellamy Park. In "Bistro Girls of Bellamy Park," a senior at a privileged college struggles to confront an old friend who has slipped into addiction. In "Bobby Blues," two women's stifling situations with live-in boyfriends give way to a small hope as Valerie casts aside her illusions and leaves to find a new apartment, temporarily freeing herself from the pattern of relying on a man. In these stories people wrestle with flawed concepts of personal identity that create outward limitations in their interactions with those they care about most. In "Disconnect," an eccentric millionaire struggles with spirituality and a romance spoiled by his inability to find satisfaction. In "The Coffee Shop," the emotionally removed Don leaves Valerie in the inevitable position to find contentment through self-reliance. Through trial and error, the obstacles of insecurity and disillusionment can at times be overcome. In "Scout's Honor," a young woman marries under the spell of fateful disillusionment, with tragic results. An annulment is the catalyst for her maturity, yet the road before her promises to be a long, painful one. As the characters come closer to acceptance of the imperfections and possibilities in themselves and the world around them, there is almost always some hope, no matter how difficult the means to get there.

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