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    • Girls and Relational Aggression 37 Overwhelmingly, the girls agreed that when a girl was mean and used forms of relational aggression against them they usually ignored them. Coping with relational aggression was reported as difficult for most...
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    • 7 high schools and alternative high schools and school wide versus pull out post-secondary introduction program. There has not been a study that focuses on students who live in rural areas, are members of low SES, have little parental support,...
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    • Girls and Relational Aggression 38 of subjects that are multiethnic, the possibility that relational aggression among girls this age could be a cultural phenomenon and not be only a girl problem should be examined. Conclusion The findings of this...
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    • ii Table of Contents Abstract ......................................................................................................................................... iii List of Tables...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 23 suggested that both paradigms “represent and inform the various ways humans recount and account for human choice and action” (Littlejohn & Foss, 2011, p. 144). Narratives and Public Relations Public relations is a field where...
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    • iii Abstract This study investigated the effectiveness of a reading vocabulary intervention implemented in a mainstream classroom with middle school students. Participants were 25 students in sixth grade who were either ELLs or below grade-level...
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    • 10 choosing to attend a post-secondary institution. The researchers defined college qualifications as being a culmination of cumulative grade point average, senior-class rank, aptitude test scores, and SAT/ACT test scores. They stood by their point...
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    • 11 would put forth effort and eventually pursue a postsecondary education in that particular field. Gemici and Rojewski (2010) used the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 to determine if having students take part in a work-based program while...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 25 Chapter 3: Proposed Research Method PR Sample The sample for this research included 30 PR boutiques that specialize in brand and product development in the health, beauty, fashion, and consumer product industries. These can...
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    • v Acknowledgments I would like to thank Iron County School District, Cedar Middle School, and my principal, Kendall Benson, for giving me permission to conduct this study. I would also like to thank the parents of all the students who were part of...
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    • Girls and Relational Aggression 42 Sparks, S., (2011) Study finds academic payoffs in teaching students social skills. Education Week, 30 (20). Young, E., Nelsen, D., Hottle, A., Warburton, B., & Young, B., (2011). Relational agression among...
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    • Chapter 1 Introduction Over the years, there has been an influx of non-English speaking individuals in the United States. These individuals come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. They include immigrants, refugees, and international...
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    • 2 beginning-of-the-year to their mid-year scores on the Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE) to determine if the vocabulary intervention was a successful tool for helping them improve in reading achievement. Research...
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    • Girls and Relational Aggression 44 Appendix A Parent Consent Form Dear Parents or Guardians, I would like to invite your student to participate in a valuable research program being held at your school during the After School Program. A researcher...
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    • 14 believed by Radcliffe and Stephens (2008) that at-risk students may not become adequately prepared for any post-secondary training unless schools join forces with parents and other bodies to promote post-secondary education. The researchers...
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    • 15 post-secondary goals. It is difficult to find documentation regarding students who are considered at-risk. At-risk students tend to have parents who are not vested in their child’s future and/or may not know how to positively influence decisions...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 29 advertisements or commercials here. We get companies featured editorially. So, how do we do it? Hey, we won’t give away all our secrets. But we start with a roster of media contacts that are unmatched – from magazine editors...
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    • 17 Chapter 3 Methodology The purpose of this thesis was to study the effects of a school-wide career introductions program on at-risk students’ perception of, interest in, and planning toward post-secondary education. The research questions that...
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    • 19 particular study. I entered the parts of the survey that would benefit this study into a Google Document Form and administered both the pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys online. I focused on whether or not exposing students to various...
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    • DAVID’S VS. GOLIATH 33 Self-promotion As previously noted, Jones and Pittman’s (1982) definition of self-promotion is when an individual “seeks the attribution of competence, whether with reference to general ability level… or to a specific skill”...

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