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  • About
  • 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.
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The Effect of Inconsistent Therapy Attendance by Client and Therapist on Therapeutic Outcomes

Zimmerman, Elyssa Louise 01 August 2019 (has links)
Inconsistent therapy attendance is a problem for clients and clinicians. Clients who don’t attend therapy consistently, whether because of their own actions or therapist reasons, may experience difficulty making therapy work effectively for them. Most of the literature regarding inconsistent therapy attendance has examined the demographics of those who are inconsistent and some of the reasons that may contribute to inconsistency. There are only two known studies (Defife et al., 2010; Erekson et al., 2015) that have attempted to examine the impact of inconsistent therapy attendance on therapy outcomes. This study investigated whether inconsistent therapy attendance patterns had a significant impact on client outcomes, as measured by total OQ-45 (Lambert et al., 1994) score. Participants were drawn from counseling center clientele at a large, private, religious university and included 11,794 clients with attendance data for 67,329 scheduled sessions. Hierarchal linear model was used to first determine if the intercept, linear, and quadratic trends had enough initial OQ-45 score variation from client to client to warrant investigating predictors, and second, to determine if consistency, as well as consistency over time, have an impact on the full score OQ-45 starting points and recovery curves. The impact of consistency was found to be significant on the intercept and linear trend of OQ-45 scores. Clients with perfect consistency scores were found to have OQ-45 starting points that were, on average, 10 points lower than their inconsistent peers. In addition, clients with higher levels of consistency across time were found to decrease their symptomology by an average of 2.19 points per session attended, while clients with high inconsistent attendance patterns did not have a significant increase or decrease in OQ-45 score per session. Implications of this study could extend to policies regarding consistency, as well as session limits that could help increase consistency.
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The influence of consistency motivation on religious attitude-behaviour relations

Yousaf, Omar January 2011 (has links)
No description available.
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A multiple representation approach to constraint satisfaction

Battle, Steven A. January 1996 (has links)
No description available.
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An investigation into the experiences of managers who work flexibly

Anderson, Deirdre 09 1900 (has links)
This thesis explores the experiences of managers who work flexibly. Flexible working policies are prevalent in all organizations in the UK because of the legislation giving specific groups of parents and carers the right to request flexible working. Many organizations extend the policies to all employees, yet the take-up is not as high as expected, particularly among staff at managerial levels. This thesis explores how managers construe and experience flexible working arrangements while successfully fulfilling their roles as managers of people. The exploratory study consisted of interviews with eight managers with unique flexible working patterns. Analysis of the interview transcripts identified concepts of consistency and adaptability. Consistency refers to meeting fixed needs from the work and non-work domains, and adaptability refers to the adjustment of schedules to meet the changing demands from those domains. The concepts of consistency and adaptability were further explored in the main study which is based on interviews with 24 women and 10 men who held managerial positions and had a flexible working arrangement which reduced their face time in the workplace. The research offers three main contributions to the literature. At a theoretical level, I propose a model which demonstrates how individuals use consistency and adaptability to meet the fixed and changing demands from the work and non-work domains. This model extends understanding of the complexity of the segmentation/integration continuum of boundary theory, explaining how and why managers use flexible working arrangements as a means of managing boundaries and achieving desired goals in both domains. Four distinct clusters emerged among the managerial participants in terms of the type and direction of adaptability, indicating the range of strategies used by managers to ensure the success of their flexible working arrangements. A detailed description of managers’ flexible working experiences is provided, adding to what is known about the role of manager through the exploration of the enactment of that role when working flexibly.
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Twelve propositions on the self a study of cognitive consistency in the sociological perspective.

Kitahara, Michio. January 1900 (has links)
Akademisk avhandling--Uppsala. / Extra t.p., with thesis statement, inserted. Bibliography: p. 217-235.
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Evaluating the consistency of verbal reports and the use of cognitive models in educational measurement

Wang, Xian Unknown Date
No description available.
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Evaluating the consistency of verbal reports and the use of cognitive models in educational measurement

Wang, Xian 06 1900 (has links)
In the field of psychology, verbal reports are commonly used as a data source to explain human information processing. To date, few studies have investigated the accuracy of verbal reports for providing information on students’ reasoning and problem solving on educational tasks. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the consistency of verbal data, as well as the effects of student achievement, interviewer knowledge level, and item difficulty on the consistency of verbal reports. Seventy-one Grade 12 students from two high schools provided verbal responses to 15 multiple choice test items from the Alberta Pure Mathematics Diploma Examination. Results indicate higher-achieving students demonstrate greater consistencies in verbal reports than moderate achieving students. The implications of the results are discussed and the limitations of the present study are also presented. / Measurement, Evaluation and Cognition
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Sensitivity to molar contingencies of food presentation

Everly, Jeffrey. January 2004 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--West Virginia University, 2004. / Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages; contains vi, 54 p. : ill. Includes abstract. Includes bibliographical references.
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Twelve propositions on the self a study of cognitive consistency in the sociological perspective.

Kitahara, Michio. January 1900 (has links)
Akademisk avhandling--Uppsala. / Extra t.p., with thesis statement, inserted. Bibliography: p. 217-235.
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Improving Network Performance and Document Dissemination by Enhancing Cache Consistency on the Web Using Proxy and Server Negotiation

Doswell, Felicia 06 September 2005 (has links)
Use of proxy caches in the World Wide Web is beneficial to the end user, network administrator, and server administrator since it reduces the amount of redundant traffic that circulates through the network. In addition, end users get quicker access to documents that are cached. However, the use of proxies introduces additional issues that need to be addressed. In particular, there is growing concern over how to maintain cache consistency and coherency among cached versions of documents. The existing consistency protocols used in the Web are proving to be insufficient to meet the growing needs of the Internet population. For example, too many messages sent over the network are due to caches guessing when their copy is inconsistent. One option is to apply the cache coherence strategies already in use for many other distributed systems, such as parallel computers. However, these methods are not satisfactory for the World Wide Web due to its larger size and more diverse access patterns. Many decisions must be made when exploring World Wide Web coherency, such as whether to provide consistency at the proxy level (client pull) or to allow the server to handle it (server push). What trade offs are inherent for each of these decisions? The relevant usage of any method strongly depends upon the conditions of the network (e.g., document types that are frequently requested or the state of the network load) and the resources available (e.g., disk space and type of cache available). Version 1.1 of HTTP is the first protocol version to give explicit rules for consistency on the Web. Many proposed algorithms require changes to HTTP/1.1. However, this is not necessary to provide a suitable solution. One goal of this dissertation is to study the characteristics of document retrieval and modification to determine their effect on proposed consistency mechanisms. A set of effective consistency policies is identified from the investigation. The main objective of this dissertation is to use these findings to design and implement a consistency algorithm that provides improved performance over the current mechanisms proposed in the literature. Optimistically, we want an algorithm that provides strong consistency. However, we do not want to further degrade the network or cause undue burden on the server to gain this advantage. We propose a system based on the notion of soft-state and based on server push. In this system, the proxy would have some influence on what state information is maintained at the server (spatial consideration) as well as how long to maintain the information (temporal consideration). We perform a benchmark study of the performance of the new algorithm in comparison with existing proposed algorithms. Our results show that the Synchronous Nodes for Consistency (SINC) framework provides an average of 20% control message savings by limiting how much polling occurs with the current Web cache consistency mechanism, Adaptive Client Polling. In addition, the algorithm shows 30% savings on state space overhead at the server by limiting the amount of per-proxy and per-document state information required at the server. / Ph. D.

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