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Sample records for fy1996 midyear self-evaluation

  1. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory FY1996 midyear self-evaluation

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    1996-04-01

    As stated in our mission, the Laboratory is concentrated on DOE`s environmental quality mission and the scientific research required to support that mission. The Laboratory also supports the energy resources and national security missions in areas where an overlap between our core competencies and DOE`s goals exists. Our intent for fiscal year l996 is to focus our efforts on the critical outcomes necessary for us to meet DOE`s needs. Six Critical Outcomes were established and substantial progress has been made against five of those outcomes during the first half of the fiscal year. A summary of progress and key issues is provided. The Critical Outcomes are: Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory; Environmental Management; Scientific Excellence and Productivity; ES&H/Conduct of Operations; Leadership; and Economic Development. The Laboratory has also made a significant commitment to the implementation of a fully integrated self-assessment program. Efforts during the first half of the fiscal year have been focused on developing an approach for the overall program and implementation in selected organizations. The approach is holistic and focuses assessment on activities important to the successful completion of our critical outcomes. Progress towards full implementation of the integrated assessment program is meeting expectations in general, but significant effort still needs to be applied to obtain effective implementation across the Laboratory and to ensure integration with the business planning process.

  2. Administrative Discretionary Grants (FY 1996-2014)

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    Institute of Museum and Library Services — Review the administrative records for discretionary grant recipients who were awarded funds by IMLS from FY 1996 to FY 2014. Data include information on the...

  3. FY 1996 Congressional budget request: Budget highlights

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    1995-02-01

    The FY 1996 budget presentation is organized by the Department`s major business lines. An accompanying chart displays the request for new budget authority. The report compares the budget request for FY 1996 with the appropriated FY 1995 funding levels displayed on a comparable basis. The FY 1996 budget represents the first year of a five year plan in which the Department will reduce its spending by $15.8 billion in budget authority and by $14.1 billion in outlays. FY 1996 is a transition year as the Department embarks on its multiyear effort to do more with less. The Budget Highlights are presented by business line; however, the fifth business line, Economic Productivity, which is described in the Policy Overview section, cuts across multiple organizational missions, funding levels and activities and is therefore included in the discussion of the other four business lines.

  4. FY 1996 annual work plan

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    NONE

    1995-09-30

    In April 1994, the Department of Energy (DOE) Strategic Plan was issued. This Plan presents the Department`s strategic outlook in response to a changing world. It discusses the Department`s unique capabilities; its mission, vision, and core values; and key customer and stakeholder considerations. The DOE Strategic Plan lists business strategies and critical success factors which are intended to aid the Department in accomplishing its mission and reaching its vision of itself in the future. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has an important role in carrying out the goals and objectives of the Secretary`s Strategic Plan. The ultimate goal of the OIG is to facilitate positive change by assisting its customers, responsible Government officials, in taking actions to improve programs and operations. The Inspector General annually issues his own Strategic Plan that contains program guidance for the next fiscal year. As part of its responsibility in carrying out the OIG mission, the Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services (Office of Audit Services) publishes an Annual Work Plan that sets forth audits that are planned for the next fiscal year. Selection of these audits is based on the overall budget of the Department, analyses of trends in Departmental operations, guidance contained in the agency`s strategic plans, statutory requirements, and the expressed needs and audit suggestions of Departmental program managers and OIG managers and staff. This work plan includes audits that are carried over from FY 1995 and audits scheduled to start during FY 1996. Audits included in the plan will be performed by OIG staff.

  5. NREL Photovoltaic Program FY 1996 Annual Report

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    1997-08-01

    This report summarizes the in-house and subcontract research and development (R&D) activities under the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Photovoltaics (PV) Program from October 1, 1995 through September 30, 1996 (fiscal year [FY] 1996). The NREL PV Program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Photovoltaics Program, as described in the DOE Photovoltaics Program Plan, FY 1991 - FY 1995. The mission of the DOE National Photovoltaics Program is to: "Work in partnership with U.S. industry to develop and deploy photovoltaic technology for generating economically competitive electric power, making photovoltaics an important contributor to the nation's and the world's energy use and environmental improvement. The two primary goals of the national program are to (1) maintain the U.S. PV industry's world leadership in research and technology development and (2) help the U.S. industry remain a major, profitable force in the world market. The NREL PV Program provides leadership and support to the national program toward achieving its mission and goals.

  6. Planning integration FY 1996 program plan. Revision 1

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    NONE

    1995-09-01

    This Multi-Year Program Plan (MAP) Planning Integration Program, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Element 1.8.2, is the primary management tool to document the technical, schedule, and cost baseline for work directed by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Richland Operations Office (RL). As an approved document, it establishes an agreement between RL and the performing contractors for the work to be performed. It was prepared by Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) and Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL). The MYPPs for the Hanford Site programs are to provide a picture from fiscal year (FY) 1996 through FY 2002. At RL Planning and Integration Division (PID) direction, only the FY 1996 Planning Integration Program work scope has been planned and presented in this MAP. Only those known significant activities which occur after FY 1996 are portrayed in this MAP. This is due to the uncertainty of who will be accomplishing what work scope when, following the award of the Management and Integration (M&I) contract.

  7. Laboratory-directed research and development: FY 1996 progress report

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    Vigil, J.; Prono, J. [comps.

    1997-05-01

    This report summarizes the FY 1996 goals and accomplishments of Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) projects. It gives an overview of the LDRD program, summarizes work done on individual research projects, and provides an index to the projects` principal investigators. Projects are grouped by their LDRD component: Individual Projects, Competency Development, and Program Development. Within each component, they are further divided into nine technical disciplines: (1) materials science, (2) engineering and base technologies, (3) plasmas, fluids, and particle beams, (4) chemistry, (5) mathematics and computational sciences, (6) atomic and molecular physics, (7) geoscience, space science, and astrophysics, (8) nuclear and particle physics, and (9) biosciences.

  8. High performance computing and communications: FY 1996 implementation plan

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    NONE

    1995-05-16

    The High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Program was formally authorized by passage of the High Performance Computing Act of 1991, signed on December 9, 1991. Twelve federal agencies, in collaboration with scientists and managers from US industry, universities, and research laboratories, have developed the Program to meet the challenges of advancing computing and associated communications technologies and practices. This plan provides a detailed description of the agencies` HPCC implementation plans for FY 1995 and FY 1996. This Implementation Plan contains three additional sections. Section 3 provides an overview of the HPCC Program definition and organization. Section 4 contains a breakdown of the five major components of the HPCC Program, with an emphasis on the overall directions and milestones planned for each one. Section 5 provides a detailed look at HPCC Program activities within each agency.

  9. Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. Progress report for FY 1996

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    Green, D.W.; Boparai, A.S.; Bowers, D.L.

    1996-12-01

    The purpose of this report is to summarize the activities of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (ACL) at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for Fiscal Year (FY) 1996. This annual report is the thirteenth for the ACL. It describes effort on continuing and new projects and contributions of the ACL staff to various programs at ANL. The ACL operates in the ANL system as a full-cost-recovery service center, but has a mission that includes a complementary research and development component: The Analytical Chemistry Laboratory will provide high-quality, cost-effective chemical analysis and related technical support to solve research problems of our clients -- Argonne National Laboratory, the Department of Energy, and others -- and will conduct world-class research and development in analytical chemistry and its applications. Because of the diversity of research and development work at ANL, the ACL handles a wide range of analytical chemistry problems. Some routine or standard analyses are done, but the ACL usually works with commercial laboratories if our clients require high-volume, production-type analyses. It is common for ANL programs to generate unique problems that require significant development of methods and adaption of techniques to obtain useful analytical data. Thus, much of the support work done by the ACL is very similar to our applied analytical chemistry research.

  10. LBNL Institutional Plan, FY 1996--2001. Draft

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    NONE

    1995-06-01

    The FY 1996-2001 Institutional Plan provides an overview of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory mission, strategic plan, core business areas, critical success factors, and the resource requirements to fulfill its mission in support of national needs in fundamental science and technology, energy resources, and environmental quality. The Strategic Plan section identifies long-range conditions that will influence the Laboratory, as well as potential research trends and management implications. The Core Business Areas section identifies those initiatives that are potential new research programs representing major long-term opportunities for the Laboratory, and the resources required for their implementation. It also summarizes current programs and potential changes in research program activity, science and technology partnerships, and university and science education. The Critical Success Factors section reviews human resources; work force diversity; environment, safety, and health programs; management practices; site and facility needs; and communications and trust. The Resource Projections are estimates of required budgetary authority for the Laboratory`s ongoing research programs. The Institutional Plan is a management report for integration with the Department of Energy`s strategic planning activities, developed through an annual planning process. The plan identifies technical and administrative directions in the context of the national energy policy and research needs and the Department of Energy`s program planning initiatives. Preparation of the plan is coordinated by the Office for Planning and Communications from information contributed by the Laboratory`s scientific and support divisions.

  11. Laboratory directed research and development program, FY 1996

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    NONE

    1997-02-01

    The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program FY 1996 report is compiled from annual reports submitted by principal investigators following the close of the fiscal year. This report describes the projects supported and summarizes their accomplishments. It constitutes a part of the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program planning and documentation process that includes an annual planning cycle, projection selection, implementation, and review. The Berkeley Lab LDRD program is a critical tool for directing the Laboratory`s forefront scientific research capabilities toward vital, excellent, and emerging scientific challenges. The program provides the resources for Berkeley Lab scientists to make rapid and significant contributions to critical national science and technology problems. The LDRD program also advances the Laboratory`s core competencies, foundations, and scientific capability, and permits exploration of exciting new opportunities. Areas eligible for support include: (1) Work in forefront areas of science and technology that enrich Laboratory research and development capability; (2) Advanced study of new hypotheses, new experiments, and innovative approaches to develop new concepts or knowledge; (3) Experiments directed toward proof of principle for initial hypothesis testing or verification; and (4) Conception and preliminary technical analysis to explore possible instrumentation, experimental facilities, or new devices.

  12. Research and development project report for FY 1996

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    NONE

    1997-09-01

    This report summarizes results of research and development projects administered by NEDO for FY 1996. Overview of new energy projects and twelve chapters for individual projects are provided in the report. The new energy technology development projects administered by NEDO are classified into twelve categories, i.e., Development of technologies for solar energy utilization, Development of geothermal resources, Development of technologies for exploration and utilization of geothermal energy, Development of coal energy utilization technologies, Development of coal resources, Development of energy conversion and storage technologies, Development of hydrogen, alcohol and biomass technologies, Development of other oil-alternative energy technologies, Introduction and promotion of new energy sources, International energy-promotion activities, Promotion of development and introduction, and Activities of the NEDO Information Center. To ensure energy security and actively cope with environmental problems such as by taking carbon dioxide emission control measures, NEDO has stepped up its efforts to develop new energy- and energy saving-related technologies and introduce and diffuse them. 79 figs., 37 tabs.

  13. FY 1996 solid waste integrated life-cycle forecast container summary volume 1 and 2

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    Valero, O.J.

    1996-04-23

    For the past six years, a waste volume forecast has been collected annually from onsite and offsite generators that currently ship or are planning to ship solid waste to the Westinghouse Hanford Company`s Central Waste Complex (CWC). This document provides a description of the containers expected to be used for these waste shipments from 1996 through the remaining life cycle of the Hanford Site. In previous years, forecast data have been reported for a 30-year time period; however, the life-cycle approach was adopted this year to maintain consistency with FY 1996 Multi-Year Program Plans. This document is a companion report to the more detailed report on waste volumes: WHC-EP0900, FY 1996 Solid Waste Integrated Life-Cycle Forecast Volume Summary. Both of these documents are based on data gathered during the FY 1995 data call and verified as of January, 1996. These documents are intended to be used in conjunction with other solid waste planning documents as references for short and long-term planning of the WHC Solid Waste Disposal Division`s treatment, storage, and disposal activities over the next several decades. This document focuses on the types of containers that will be used for packaging low-level mixed waste (LLMW) and transuranic waste (both non-mixed and mixed) (TRU(M)). The major waste generators for each waste category and container type are also discussed. Containers used for low-level waste (LLW) are described in Appendix A, since LLW requires minimal treatment and storage prior to onsite disposal in the LLW burial grounds. The FY 1996 forecast data indicate that about 100,900 cubic meters of LLMW and TRU(M) waste are expected to be received at the CWC over the remaining life cycle of the site. Based on ranges provided by the waste generators, this baseline volume could fluctuate between a minimum of about 59,720 cubic meters and a maximum of about 152,170 cubic meters.

  14. Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory institutional plan, FY 1996--2001

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    NONE

    1995-11-01

    The FY 1996--2001 Institutional Plan provides an overview of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory mission, strategic plan, core business areas, critical success factors, and the resource requirements to fulfill its mission in support of national needs in fundamental science and technology, energy resources, and environmental quality. The Laboratory Strategic Plan section identifies long-range conditions that will influence the Laboratory, as well as potential research trends and management implications. The Core Business Areas section identifies those initiatives that are potential new research programs representing major long-term opportunities for the Laboratory, and the resources required for their implementation. It also summarizes current programs and potential changes in research program activity, science and technology partnerships, and university and science education. The Critical Success Factors section reviews human resources; work force diversity; environment, safety, and health programs; management practices; site and facility needs; and communications and trust. The Resource Projections are estimates of required budgetary authority for the Laboratory`s ongoing research programs. The Institutional Plan is a management report for integration with the Department of Energy`s strategic planning activities, developed through an annual planning process. The plan identifies technical and administrative directions in the context of the national energy policy and research needs and the Department of Energy`s program planning initiatives. Preparation of the plan is coordinated by the Office of Planning and Communications from information contributed by the Laboratory`s scientific and support divisions.

  15. ORNL Superconducting Technology Program for electric power systems. Annual report for FY 1996

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    Koncinski, W.S. [ed.; Hawsey, R.A. [comp.

    1997-05-01

    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Superconducting Technology Program is conducted as part of a national effort by the US Department of Energy`s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to develop the science and technology base needed by US industry for commercial development of electric power applications of high temperature superconductivity. The two major elements of this program are wire development and applications development. This document describes the major research and development activities for this program together with related accomplishments. The technical progress reported was summarized from recent open literature publications, presentations, and information prepared for the FY 1996 Annual Program Review held July 31 and August 1, 1996. This ORNL program is highly leveraged by the staff and other resources of US industry and universities. In fact, nearly three-fourths of the ORNL effort is devoted to cooperative projects with private companies. Interlaboratory teams are also in place on a number of industry-driven projects. Patent disclosures, working group meetings, staff exchanges, and joint publications and presentations ensure that there is technology transfer with US industry. Working together, the collaborative teams are making rapid progress in solving the scientific and technical issues necessary for the commercialization of long lengths of practical high temperature superconductor wire and wire-using systems.

  16. Liaison activities with the institute of physical chemistry, Russian academy of sciences: FY 1996

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    Delegard, C.H.

    1996-09-23

    The task ``IPC/RAS Liaison and Tank Waste Testing`` is a program being conducted in fiscal year (FY) 1996 with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and Technology, EM-53 Efficient Separations and Processing (ESP) Crosscutting Program, under the technical task plan RLA6C342. The principal investigator is Cal Delegard of the Westinghouse Hanford Company. The task involves a technical liaison with the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IPC/RAS) and their DOE-supported investigations into the fundamental and applied chemistry of the transuranium elements (primarily neptunium, plutonium, and americium) and technetium in alkaline media. The task has three purposes: 1. Providing technical information and technical direction to the IPC/RAS. 2. Disseminating IPC/RAS data and information to the DOE technical community. 3. Verifying IPC/RAS results through laboratory testing and comparison with published data. This report fulfills the milestone ``Provide End-of-Year Report to Focus Area,`` due September 30, 1996.

  17. Summary report of the overseas researcher invitation program in FY1996; 1996 nendo kaigai kenkyusha shohei jigyo hokokusho

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    NONE

    1997-03-01

    To exchange research information, Mr. Koernaen Inif was invited from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Indonesia in the period between 4th November in 1996 and 4th February in 1997 as a part of the overseas researcher invitation program in FY 1996. The research theme is `Investigation of low cost removal method of COD and BOD from industrial waste water: Biodegradation of lignin in the waste water from pulp industry using anaerobic bacteria.` The institute of the invited researcher has promoted investigations for improving water quality of the Surabaya River. The largest reason of the water quality pollution of the Surabaya River is caused by the waste water from paper and pulp industry, and pollutants are COD and BOD. In major factories with economic margins, waste water treatments have been conducted, which do not satisfy the waste water standard of factories. In this investigation, the treatment technology information of industrial waste water were collected. The information were summarized for contributing to the future research and development in Surabaya. The objective was to obtain the biodegradation techniques of lignin using anaerobic bacteria. 51 refs., 7 figs., 5 tabs.

  18. TFA Tanks Focus Area Midyear Review Report FY 1999

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    SN Schlata

    1999-05-21

    The purpose of the Tanks Focus Area (TFA) Midyear Review was to improve the quality and responsiveness of TFA technical solutions to identified user needs. This review goal was achieved through executing a multi-phased review approach

  19. FY 1996 activity summary

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    NONE

    1997-04-01

    The US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear and Facility Safety provides nuclear safety policy, independent technical evaluation, and technical support. A summary of these activities is provided in this report. These include: (1) changing the mission of the former production facilities to storage and waste management; (2) stabilizing nuclear materials not recycled due to production cessation or interruptions; (3) reformulating the authorization basis for existing facilities to convert to a standards based approach for operations consistent with modern expectations; and (4) implementing a modern regulatory framework for nuclear facilities. Enforcement of the Price-Anderson Amendments Act is also reported.

  20. TFA Tanks Focus Area midyear review report FY 2000

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    LR Roeder-Smith

    2000-05-02

    In accordance with EM's office of Science and Technology (OST), the TFA is committed to assessing the maturity of technology development projects and ensuring their readiness for implementation and subsequent deployment. The TFA conducts an annual Midyear Review to document the status of ongoing projects, reaffirm and document user commitment to selected projects, and to improve the effective deployment of technology by determining and documenting the readiness of selected projects to move ahead. Since 1995, OST has used a linear technology maturation model that spans through seven defined stages of maturity, from basic research to implementation. Application of this Stage/Gate model to technology development resulted in prescriptive and somewhat cumbersome review procedures, resulting in limited and inconsistent use. Subsequently, in February 2000, OST issued revised guidance in an effort to streamline the technology tracking and review process. While the new OST guidance reinforces peer review requirements and the use of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for independent reviews, it also implements a simplified Gate model. The TFA is now responsible for providing auditable documentation for passing only three stages of technology maturity: ready for research (Gate 0); ready for development (Gate 2); ready for demonstration (Gate 5). The TFA Midyear Review is a key element in the overall review procedure, as the tracking evidence for all active projects is required to be available at this time. While the Midyear Report contains an overview of the status of all TFA reviews and projects, not all the reviews were conducted during the Midyear Review. The TFA used a phased approach to accomplish the Midyear Review requirements.

  1. Self-Evaluation

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    Simonsen, Jesper

    This self-evaluation report, requested by the Pro-rector of Roskilde University, has been written by Jesper Simonsen. The report is presented in a dedicated template and describes and evaluates the strategic research initiative Designing Human Technologies (DHT). DHT was formally approved...... by the Rectorship in February 2013. DHT was funded by Roskilde University with a 3,000,000 DKK grant for the period of 2013– 2015. In 2015 this was extended to June 2016....

  2. Status Report on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). Mid-year update June 2013

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    Van Tilburg, X.; Bristow, S. [ECN Policy Studies, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Roeser, F.; Escalante, D.; Fekete, H. [Ecofys, Cologne (Germany)

    2013-06-15

    This mid-year update of the Annual Status Report on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions, last published by Ecofys and ECN in November 2012, highlights recent trends in NAMA development and support and identifies where more progress is needed.

  3. FY 1996 Report on the industrial science and technology research and development project. R and D of brain type computer architecture; 1996 nendo nogata computer architecture no kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho

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    NONE

    1997-03-01

    It is an object of this project to develop an information processing device based on a completely new architecture, in order to technologically realize human-oriented information processing mechanisms, e.g., memory, learning, association of ideas, perception, intuition and value judgement. Described herein are the FY 1996 results. For development of an LSI based on a neural network in the primary visual cortex, it is confirmed that the basic circuit structure comprising the position-signal generators, memories, signal selectors and adders is suitable for development of the LSI circuit for a neural network function (Hough transform). For development of realtime parallel distributed processor (RPDP), the basic specifications are established for, e.g., local memory capacity of RPDP, functions incorporated in RPDP and number of RPDPs incorporated in the RPDP chip, operating frequency and clock supply method, and estimated power consumption and package, in order to realize the RPDP chip. For development and advanced evaluation of large-scale neural network silicon chip, the chip developed by the advanced research project is incorporated with learning rules, cell models and failure-detection circuits, to design the evaluation substrate incorporated with the above chip. The evaluation methods and implementation procedures are drawn. (NEDO)

  4. FY 1996 Report on the research and development project for interdisciplinary area. Part.2. Research on bionic designs; 1996 nendo yugo ryoiki kenkyu kaihatsu. 2. Bionic design ni kansuru kenkyu

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    NONE

    1997-03-01

    The objects of this project are to elucidate the self-organization mechanisms of a living body, e.g., functional adaptation to environments and self-restoration, to utilize the molecular interactions in a living body, and thereby to establish the basic technologies for developing molecular motor functions, e.g., artificial organs. Described herein are the FY 1996 results. For creation of living soft tissues, N-ePTFE and Gf are found to be good base materials for cell growth in the serum-free culture, and may be applicable to bio-reactors. Sugar-bound high-molecular-weight compounds and artificial hyaloid body are created. For hard tissue materials, e.g., artificial articulation, the macrophage is activated by englobing worn debris of polyethylene, to activate the broken bone cells that absorb the bone, causing the artificial articulation to become loose. For researches on molecular motor mechanisms, it is considered that myosin changes the head morphology to give a driving force to the muscle, and this concept is studied in detail. The photosynthesizing protein is a molecule related to light and electricity, and is useful as the material to apply the living functions to industrial technologies. The technologies for assembling molecules are studied by utilizing the self-organization functions of living molecules. Development of other molecular machines is also attempted. (NEDO)

  5. CEMENTITIOUS BARRIERS PARTNERSHIP FY13 MID-YEAR REPORT

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    Burns, H.; Flach, G.; Langton, C.; KOSSON, D.; BROWN, K.; SAMSON, E.; MEEUSSEN, J.; SLOOT, H.; GARBOCZI, E.

    2013-05-01

    presentations from the CBP Software Toolbox Demonstration and User Workshop, which are briefly described below, can be accessed from the CBP webpage at http://cementbarriers.org/. The website was recently modified to describe the CBP Software Toolbox and includes an interest form for application to use the software. The CBP FY13 program is continuing research to improve and enhance the simulation tools as well as develop new tools that model other key degradation phenomena not addressed in Version 1.0. Also efforts to continue to verify the various simulation tools thru laboratory experiments and analysis of field specimens are ongoing to quantify and reduce the uncertainty associated with performance assessments are ongoing. This mid-year report also includes both a summary on the FY13 software accomplishments in addition to the release of Version 1.0 of the CBP Software Toolbox and the various experimental programs that are providing data for calibration and validation of the CBP developed software. The focus this year for experimental studies was to measure transport in cementitious material by utilization of a leaching method and reduction capacity of saltstone field samples. Results are being used to calibrate and validate the updated carbonation model.

  6. Program mid-year summaries research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation: Office of Technology Development, FY 1993

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    1993-10-01

    This mid-year review provides a summary of activities within the Office of Technology Development with individual presentations being made to DOE HQ and field management staff. The presentations are by EM-541, 542, 551, and 552 organizations.

  7. FY 1996 geothermal development/promotion survey. Report of hot water survey results (No. B-3 Kumaishi area); 1996 nendo chinetsu kaihatsu sokushin chosa. Nessui no chosa hokokusho (No.B-3 Kumaishi chiiki)

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    NONE

    1997-12-01

    Reported herein are the survey results of hot water in the Kumaishi area, Hokkaido, as part of the FY 1996 geothermal development/promotion survey project. A total of 277 spouting guidance tests were conducted by the swabbing method for 10 days at the N7-KI-1 well, which, however, failed to achieve continuous spouting of geothermal fluid. A total of 144 swabbing tests were conducted for 8 days at the N7-KI-2 well. The geothermal fluid is spontaneously spouted out, although intermittently, after the main valve was opened, because it had a pressure of 4.1 kg/cm{sup 2} G at the mouth of the well from the first. However, the final self-spouting quantity remained unchanged in spite of the guidance works. The hot water had a pH 6.4, and contained Na as a cation at 8,940 mg/L and Cl as an anion at 14,500 mg/L as the major impurities. The associated gas was mainly composed of carbon dioxide, containing little hydrogen sulfide. The hot water spouted out through the wells contained Na and a high concentration of Cl as the major impurities, suggesting possibility of mixing hot water containing a high concentration of salt with surface water. It is considered that neither hot water nor its impurity concentrations are evenly distributed in the deep underground of the Kumaishi area. It is therefore considered that the deep underground hot water sources for hot spring slightly vary in composition and impurity concentrations. (NEDO)

  8. The Impact of Self-Evaluation Instruction on Student Self-Evaluation, Music Performance, and Self-Evaluation Accuracy

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    Hewitt, Michael P.

    2011-01-01

    The author sought to determine whether self-evaluation instruction had an impact on student self-evaluation, music performance, and self-evaluation accuracy of music performance among middle school instrumentalists. Participants (N = 211) were students at a private middle school located in a metropolitan area of a mid-Atlantic state. Students in…

  9. 45 CFR 1151.42 - Self evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self evaluation. 1151.42 Section 1151.42 Public... Self evaluation. (a) A recipient shall within six months of the effective date of this part: (1... Endowment upon request, for at least three years following completion of the self-evaluation: (i) A list...

  10. The Relationship between Mid-Year Benchmark and End-of-Grade Assessments: 2010-11. D&A Report No. 11.24

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    McMillen, Brad

    2012-01-01

    This analysis was conducted to examine the relationship between Wake Count Public Schools' students' performance on mid-year benchmark assessments and End-of-Grade (EOG) tests in both reading and math in grades 3-5 in school year 2010-11. Strong positive correlations were found between the mid-year benchmark assessment and EOG test scores for each…

  11. Summaries of FY 1996 geosciences research

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    NONE

    1996-12-01

    The Geosciences Research Program is directed by the Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Office of Energy Research (OER) through its Office of Basic Energy Sciences (OBES). Activities in the Geosciences Research Program are directed toward building the long-term fundamental knowledge base necessary to provide for energy technologies of the future. Future energy technologies and their individual roles in satisfying the nations energy needs cannot be easily predicted. It is clear, however, that these future energy technologies will involve consumption of energy and mineral resources and generation of technological wastes. The earth is a source for energy and mineral resources and is also the host for wastes generated by technological enterprise. Viable energy technologies for the future must contribute to a national energy enterprise that is efficient, economical, and environmentally sound. The Geosciences Research Program emphasizes research leading to fundamental knowledge of the processes that transport, modify, concentrate, and emplace (1) the energy and mineral resources of the earth and (2) the energy by-products of man.

  12. [FY 1996 Budget Summary : Rocky Mountain Arsenal

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document contains information related to Rocky Mountain Arsenal's budget for the 1996 fiscal year. Page 1 is the memorandum from the Service to the U.S. Army...

  13. Summaries of FY 1996 engineering research

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    NONE

    1997-06-01

    This report documents the Basic Energy Sciences (BES) Engineering Research Program for fiscal year 1996; it provides a summary for each of the program projects in addition to a brief program overview. The report is intended to provide staff of Congressional committees, other executive departments, and other DOE offices with substantive program information so as to facilitate governmental overview and coordination of Federal research programs. Of equal importance, its availability facilitates communication of program information to interested research engineers and scientists. Each BES Division administers basic, mission oriented research programs in the area indicated by its title. The BES Engineering Research Program is one such program; it is administered by the Engineering and Geosciences Division of BES. In preparing this report the principal investigators were asked to submit summaries for their projects that were specifically applicable to fiscal year 1996. The summaries received have been edited if necessary, but the press for timely publication made it impractical to have the investigators review and approve the revised summaries prior to publication. For more information about a given project, it is suggested that the investigators be contacted directly.

  14. Department of Energy: Photovoltaics program - FY 1996

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    NONE

    1996-12-31

    The National Photovoltaic Program supports efforts to make PV an important part of the US economy through three main program elements: Research and Development, Technology Development, and Systems Engineering and Applications. (1) Research and Development activities generate new ideas, test the latest scientific theories, and push the limits of PV efficiencies in laboratory and prototype materials and devices. (2) Technology Development activities apply laboratory innovations to products to improve PV technology and the manufacturing techniques used to produce PV systems for the market. (3) Systems Engineering and Applications activities help improve PV systems and validate these improvements through tests, measurements, and deployment of prototypes. In addition, applications research validates, sales, maintenance, and financing mechanisms worldwide. (4) Environmental, Health, Safety and Resource Characterization activities help to define environmental, health and safety issues for those facilities engaged in the manufacture of PV products and organizations engaged in PV research and development. All PV Program activities are planned and executed in close collaboration and partnership with the U.S. PV industry. The overall PV Program is planned to be a balanced effort of research, manufacturing development, and market development. Critical to the success of this strategy is the National Photovoltaic Program`s effort to reduce the cost of electricity generated by photovoltaic. The program is doing this in three primary ways: by making devices more efficient, by making PV systems less expensive, and by validating the technology through measurements, tests, and prototypes.

  15. Advanced Energy Projects FY 1996 research summaries

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    NONE

    1996-09-01

    The mission of the Advanced Energy Projects Division (AEP) is to explore the scientific feasibility of novel energy-related concepts. These concepts are typically at an early stage of scientific development and, therefore, are premature for consideration by applied research or technology development programs. The portfolio of projects is dynamic, but reflects the broad role of the Department in supporting research and development for improving the Nation`s energy posture. Topical areas presently receiving support include: alternative energy sources; innovative concepts for energy conversion and storage; alternate pathways to energy efficiency; exploring uses of new scientific discoveries; biologically-based energy concepts; renewable and biodegradable materials; novel materials for energy technology; and innovative approaches to waste treatment and reduction. Summaries of the 70 projects currently being supported are presented. Appendices contain budget information and investigator and institutional indices.

  16. Geographic Distribution of VA Expenditures FY1996

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — This report details VA expenditures at the state, county, and Congressional District level. It includes categories such as Compensation and Pension, Construction,...

  17. Geographic Distribution of VA Expenditures FY1996

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — This report details VA expenditures at the state, county, and Congressional District level. It includes categories such as Compensation and Pension, Construction,...

  18. Meaning Making and Self-Evaluation

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    Kottalil, Neena K.

    2009-01-01

    This paper includes constructivist pedagogy and constructivist learning and their definitions and principles. Regarding the evaluation in the constructivist approach, self evaluation and portfolio assessment are emphasized. Integration of the principles of constructivist learning and portfolio assessment is attempted.

  19. Evaluating the CDIO Self-Evaluation

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    Bennedsen, Jens; Georgsson, Fredrik; Kontio, Juha

    2014-01-01

    This article analyses the CDIO self-evaluation rubric. It analyses each of the rubrics associ-ated to the standards. The analysis is done by the authors based on their experience in do-ing self-evaluations. The structure of the original rubric are kept (i.e. each standard are eval-uated on a 0......-5 point scale). Outcomes of the analysis are proposals for clarifications, preci-sions and extensions of the rubrics....

  20. School Phobia and Self-Evaluation

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    Nichols, Keith A.; Beerg, Ian

    1970-01-01

    Contrary to the research hypothesis, higher levels of self-evaluation were not observed in a sample of school phobic children when these children were compared with a control group of disturbed, but nonphobic children who were also attending a psychiatric clinic. (WY)

  1. 22 CFR 1510.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Self-evaluation. 1510.110 Section 1510.110... IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION § 1510.110 Self-evaluation... following completion of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspection:...

  2. Self-Esteem and Self-Evaluative Covert Statements.

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    Vasta, Ross; Brockner, Joel

    1979-01-01

    Compared self-esteem scores with self-monitored self-evaluations in college students. Self-esteem was negatively correlated with absolute and relative rates of negative self-evaluations. Subjects higher in self-esteem reported greater rates of positive self-evaluations. Data for subjects lower in self-esteem were non-differential. The relationship…

  3. 5 CFR 723.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 723.110 Section 723.110... PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT § 723.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by September 6, 1989, evaluate its... handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written)....

  4. 36 CFR 406.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 406.110... COMMISSION § 406.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by April 9, 1987, evaluate its current policies... in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The agency...

  5. 38 CFR 15.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 15.110... § 15.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by September 6, 1989, evaluate its current policies and... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  6. 1 CFR 457.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 1 General Provisions 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 457.110 Section 457.110... PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION § 457.110 Self-evaluation. (a... organizations representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by...

  7. 41 CFR 101-8.313 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Self-evaluation. 101-8... FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 8.3-Discrimination Prohibited on the Basis of Handicap § 101-8.313 Self-evaluation. (a.... (b) Availability of self-evaluation and related materials. Recipients shall maintain on file, for...

  8. 22 CFR 219.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Self-evaluation. 219.110 Section 219.110... INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT § 219.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by April 9, 1987, evaluate its... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  9. 14 CFR 1251.510 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 1251.510 Section 1251.510... Aeronautics and Space Administration § 1251.510 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by September 6, 1989... individuals with handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both...

  10. 5 CFR 900.708 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 900.708 Section 900.708... of the Office of Personnel Management § 900.708 Self-evaluation. (a) Each recipient shall, within one... useful to determine whether there has been compliance with this subpart. Self-evaluation required...

  11. 17 CFR 200.610 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Self-evaluation. 200.610... handicaps or organizations representing individuals with handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation... following completion of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspection:...

  12. 34 CFR 1200.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 1200.110 Section 1200.110 Education... COUNCIL ON DISABILITY § 1200.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by November 28, 1994, evaluate its... handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written)....

  13. 45 CFR 1181.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 1181.110 Section 1181.110 Public... or organizations representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by... of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspections: (1) A...

  14. 36 CFR 1208.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 1208.110... THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION § 1208.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by... representing individuals with handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting...

  15. 40 CFR 12.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 12.110 Section 12.110... IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY § 12.110 Self-evaluation... organizations representing individuals with handicaps to, participate in the self-evaluation process...

  16. 45 CFR 617.5 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 617.5 Section 617.5 Public... Self-evaluation. (a) Each recipient (including subrecipients) employing the equivalent of fifteen or more full-time employees shall complete a written self-evaluation of its compliance under this...

  17. 25 CFR 720.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Self-evaluation. 720.110 Section 720.110 Indians THE... or organizations representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by... of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspection: (1) A...

  18. 45 CFR 1156.12 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 1156.12 Section 1156.12 Public... Endowment Recipients § 1156.12 Self-evaluation. (a) Each recipient employing the equivalent of 15 or more full time employees may be required to complete a written self-evaluation, in a manner specified by...

  19. 16 CFR 6.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 6.110 Section 6.110....110 Self-evaluation. (a) The Commission shall, by February 1, 1989, evaluate its current policies and... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  20. 29 CFR 2205.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 2205.110 Section 2205.110 Labor... REVIEW COMMISSION § 2205.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by August 24, 1987, evaluate its... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  1. 29 CFR 2706.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 2706.110 Section 2706.110 Labor... REVIEW COMMISSION § 2706.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by August 24, 1987, evaluate its... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  2. 45 CFR 85.11 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 85.11 Section 85.11 Public... SERVICES § 85.11 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, within one year of the effective date of this part... handicaps or organizations representing individuals with handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation...

  3. 10 CFR 4.510 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 4.510 Section 4.510 Energy NUCLEAR... Programs or Activities Conducted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission § 4.510 Self-evaluation. (a) The... representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments...

  4. 19 CFR 201.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Self-evaluation. 201.110 Section 201.110 Customs... Commission § 201.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by April 9, 1987, evaluate its current policies... in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The agency...

  5. 50 CFR 550.110 - Self-evaluation.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 550.110 Section 550.110... IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION § 550.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The... representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments...

  6. 1 CFR 500.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 1 General Provisions 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 500.110 Section 500.110... PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR EMPLOYMENT POLICY § 500.110 Self-evaluation... or organizations representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process...

  7. 18 CFR 1313.110 - Self-evaluation.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Self-evaluation. 1313... VALLEY AUTHORITY § 1313.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by August 24, 1987, evaluate its... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  8. 45 CFR 1153.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 1153.110 Section 1153.110 Public... PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS § 1153.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The... representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments...

  9. 45 CFR 2490.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 2490.110 Section 2490.110 Public... MADISON MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION § 2490.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by November 28... individuals with handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both...

  10. 36 CFR 1154.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 1154.110... THE ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD § 1154.110 Self-evaluation. (a) By July... representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments...

  11. 5 CFR 1850.110 - Self-evaluation.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 1850.110 Section 1850... handicaps or organizations representing individuals with handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation... following completion of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspection:...

  12. 10 CFR 1041.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 1041.110 Section 1041.110 Energy... PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY § 1041.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency... representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments...

  13. 16 CFR 1034.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 1034.110 Section 1034.110... Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by April 9, 1987, evaluate its current policies and practices... or organizations representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process...

  14. 45 CFR 606.10 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 606.10 Section 606.10 Public... § 606.10 Self-evaluation. (a) The Foundation shall, within one year of the effective date of this part... with handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral...

  15. 22 CFR 143.23 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Self-evaluation. 143.23 Section 143.23 Foreign... RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Duties of Agency Recipients § 143.23 Self-evaluation. (a) Each...) In its self-evaluation each recipient shall identify each age distinction it uses and justify...

  16. 49 CFR 28.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 28.110 Section 28.110... HANDICAP IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION § 28.110 Self-evaluation... representing individuals with handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting...

  17. 20 CFR 365.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Self-evaluation. 365.110 Section 365.110... § 365.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by December 27, 1989, evaluate its current policies and... self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The agency shall, until...

  18. 15 CFR 8c.10 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 8c.10 Section 8c.10... handicaps or organizations representing individuals with handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation... the completion of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspection:...

  19. 3 CFR 102.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 3 The President 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 102.110 Section 102.110... handicaps or organizations representing individuals with handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation... following completion of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspection:...

  20. 32 CFR 1699.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 1699.110 Section 1699.110....110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, within one year of the effective date of this part... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  1. 41 CFR 51-10.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Self-evaluation. 51-10... PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED § 51-10.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by August 24... persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written)....

  2. 32 CFR 1906.110 - Self-evaluation.

    Science.gov (United States)

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 1906.110 Section 1906.110... § 1906.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The Agency shall, within one year of the effective date of this part... individuals with handicaps to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral...

  3. 12 CFR 794.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 794.110 Section 794.110 Banks... ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION § 794.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency... representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments...

  4. 46 CFR 507.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 9 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 507.110 Section 507.110 Shipping... or organizations representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by... of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspection: (1) A...

  5. 49 CFR 807.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 807.110 Section 807.110... TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD § 807.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by April 9, 1987, evaluate its... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  6. 12 CFR 410.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 410.110 Section 410.110 Banks... or organizations representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by... of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspections: (1) A...

  7. 5 CFR 1636.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 1636.110 Section 1636... INVESTMENT BOARD § 1636.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by November 28, 1994, evaluate its current... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  8. 12 CFR 606.610 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 606.610 Section 606.610 Banks... Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, within one year of the effective date of this part, evaluate its... handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written)....

  9. 22 CFR 711.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Self-evaluation. 711.110 Section 711.110 Foreign... CORPORATION § 711.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by September 6, 1989, evaluate its current... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  10. 45 CFR 1706.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 1706.110 Section 1706.110 Public... CONDUCTED BY NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE § 1706.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The... representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments...

  11. 28 CFR 35.105 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 35.105 Section 35.105... LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES General § 35.105 Self-evaluation. (a) A public entity shall, within one year... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments. (c) A public entity that employs 50 or...

  12. 28 CFR 39.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 39.110 Section 39.110... PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE § 39.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency... representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments...

  13. 22 CFR 218.23 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Self-evaluation. 218.23 Section 218.23 Foreign... ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Duties of Agency Recipients § 218.23 Self-evaluation. (a... written self-evaluation of its compliance under the act within 18 months of the effective date of...

  14. 24 CFR 8.51 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Self-evaluation. 8.51 Section 8.51... URBAN DEVELOPMENT Enforcement § 8.51 Self-evaluation. (a) Each recipient shall, within one year of July... appropriate corrective steps to remedy the discrimination revealed by the self-evaluation. (b) A...

  15. 29 CFR 100.510 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 100.510 Section 100.510 Labor Regulations... § 100.510 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by September 6, 1989, evaluate its current policies and... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  16. 31 CFR 17.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 17.110 Section 17... § 17.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by two years after the effective date of this part... handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation process. (c) The agency shall, until three years...

  17. 36 CFR 812.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 812.110... COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION § 812.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by August 24, 1987... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  18. 45 CFR 2301.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 2301.110 Section 2301.110 Public... COMMISSION § 2301.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by November 28, 1994, evaluate its current... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  19. 5 CFR 2416.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 2416.110 Section 2416... § 2416.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by September 6, 1989, evaluate its current policies and... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  20. 36 CFR 909.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 909.110... PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION § 909.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by August 24, 1987... participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The...

  1. 49 CFR 1014.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 49 Transportation 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 1014.110 Section 1014.110... HANDICAP IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD § 1014.110 Self-evaluation... or organizations representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process...

  2. 29 CFR 4907.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 4907.110 Section 4907.110 Labor... CONDUCTED BY THE PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION § 4907.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by... handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral...

  3. 6 CFR 15.10 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 15.10 Section 15.10 Domestic... Self-evaluation. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (d) of this section, the Department shall, not... organizations representing individuals with disabilities, to participate in the self-evaluation process. (c)...

  4. 13 CFR 136.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 136.110 Section... § 136.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The Agency shall, by July 17, 1989, evaluate its current policies and... self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written). (c) The Agency shall, for...

  5. 24 CFR 9.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Self-evaluation. 9.110 Section 9... DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT § 9.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, within one year of... individuals with disabilities, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both...

  6. 34 CFR 105.10 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 34 Education 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 105.10 Section 105.10 Education... DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION § 105.10 Self-evaluation. (a) The Department shall, within one year of the effective... organizations representing individuals with handicaps to participate in the self-evaluation process...

  7. 45 CFR 1214.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 1214.110 Section 1214.110 Public....110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, within one year of the effective date of this part... handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation process by submitting comments (both oral and written)....

  8. 45 CFR 1175.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 1175.110 Section 1175.110 Public... PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES § 1175.110 Self-evaluation... organizations representing handicapped persons, to participate in the self-evaluation process by...

  9. Self-evaluative emotions and expectations about self-evaluative emotions in health-behaviour change

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    Dijkstra, A.; Buunk, Abraham P.

    Engaging in a behaviour that has negative physical consequences is considered to be a threat to the self because it makes the self appear inadequate and non-adaptive. This self-threat is experienced as self-evaluative emotions. The self-threat can be removed by refraining from the unhealthy

  10. Self-evaluative emotions and expectations about self-evaluative emotions in health-behaviour change

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    Dijkstra, Arie; Buunk, Abraham R.

    2008-01-01

    Engaging in a behaviour that has negative physical consequences is considered to be a threat to the self because it makes the self appear inadequate and non-adaptive. This self-threat is experienced as self-evaluative emotions. The self-threat can be removed by refraining from the unhealthy behaviou

  11. 22 CFR 1005.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Self-evaluation. 1005.110 Section 1005.110... PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION § 1005.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The...-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspection: (1) A description of areas...

  12. 22 CFR 1701.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Self-evaluation. 1701.110 Section 1701.110 Foreign Relations UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF... following completion of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspection:...

  13. 22 CFR 1600.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Self-evaluation. 1600.110 Section 1600.110 Foreign Relations JAPAN-UNITED STATES FRIENDSHIP COMMISSION ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS... the completion of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspection:...

  14. 22 CFR 144.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Self-evaluation. 144.110 Section 144.110 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF... of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspection: (1) A...

  15. 22 CFR 530.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Self-evaluation. 530.110 Section 530.110 Foreign... PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS § 530.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The...-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspection: (1) A description of areas...

  16. 22 CFR 1103.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 22 Foreign Relations 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true Self-evaluation. 1103.110 Section 1103.110 Foreign Relations INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO, UNITED STATES... of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public inspections: (1) A...

  17. 41 CFR 105-8.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluation. 105-8... HANDICAP IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION § 105-8.110 Self-evaluation... handicaps or organizations representing individuals with handicaps, to participate in the...

  18. 45 CFR 2104.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 2104.110 Section 2104.110 Public....110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency shall, by August 24, 1987, evaluate its current policies and... handicapped persons or organizations representing handicapped persons, to participate in the...

  19. 29 CFR 33.4 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Self-evaluation. 33.4 Section 33.4 Labor Office of the... CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR § 33.4 Self-evaluation. (a) The Department shall, by May 11, 1988...) The Department shall, for at least three years following completion of the evaluation required...

  20. 45 CFR 1803.4 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 1803.4 Section 1803.4 Public... NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP § 1803.4 Self-evaluation. (a) The Foundation shall, within one year of... the evaluation required under paragraph (a) of this section, maintain on file and make available...

  1. 7 CFR 15e.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Self-evaluation. 15e.110 Section 15e.110 Agriculture... PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE § 15e.110 Self-evaluation... handicaps or organizations representing individuals with handicaps, to participate in the...

  2. 43 CFR 17.510 - Self-evaluation.

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    ... 43 Public Lands: Interior 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 17.510 Section 17.510... Programs or Activities Conducted by the Department of the Interior § 17.510 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency... completion of the evaluation required under paragraph (a) of this section, maintain on file and...

  3. 44 CFR 16.110 - Self-evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Self-evaluation. 16.110... ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY § 16.110 Self-evaluation. (a) The agency... handicaps or organizations representing individuals with handicaps, to participate in the...

  4. Self Evaluation Manual for Wisconsin Secondary Vocational Programs. Revised.

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    Dale, Dorothy; Klitzke, Elizabeth

    This manual provides the procedures and instrumentation through which vocational education program personnel may critically assess the value and effectiveness of their program. The first section addresses preparing for the self-evaluation, including commitment, committees, and timetable. Conducting the self-evaluation is the focus of the next…

  5. Self-Evaluation Accuracy and Satisfaction with Performance: Are there Affective Costs or Benefits of Positive Self-Evaluation Bias?

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    Narciss, Susanne; Koerndle, Hermann; Dresel, Markus

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines how self-evaluation biases may influence satisfaction with performance. A review of theoretical positions suggests there are two views, both of which are supported by studies involving laboratory tasks. The first view predicts affective costs, and the second affective benefits of positive self-evaluation bias. We test the…

  6. Environmental Sciences Division: Summaries of research in FY 1996

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    NONE

    1997-06-01

    This document describes the Fiscal Year 1996 activities and products of the Environmental Sciences Division, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Office of Energy Research. The report is organized into four main sections. The introduction identifies the basic program structure, describes the programs of the Environmental Sciences Division, and provides the level of effort for each program area. The research areas and project descriptions section gives program contact information, and provides descriptions of individual research projects including: three-year funding history, research objective and approach used in each project, and results to date. Appendixes provide postal and e-mail addresses for principal investigators and define acronyms used in the text. The indexes provide indexes of principal investigators, research institutions, and keywords for easy reference. Research projects are related to climatic change and remedial action.

  7. Thermal loading study for FY 1996. Volume 2

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    NONE

    1996-11-08

    The primary objective of this study was to provide recommendations for Mined Geologic Disposal System requirements affected by thermal loading that will provide sufficient definition to facilitate development of design concepts and support life cycle cost determinations. The study reevaluated and/or redefined selected thermal goals used for design and are currently contained in the requirements documents or the Controlled Design Assumption Document. The study provided recommendations as to what, if any, actions (such as edge loading and limiting of the heat variability between waste packages) are needed and must be accommodated in the design. Additionally, the study provided recommendations as to what alternative thermal loads should be maintained for continued flexibility. This report contains seven appendices: Technical basis for evaluation of thermal goals below the potential nuclear was repository at Yucca Mountain; Thermal-mechanical evaluation of the 200 C drift-wall temperature goal; Evaluation of ground stability and support; Coupled ventilation and hydrothermal evaluations; Heat flow and temperature calculations for continuously ventilated emplacement drifts; Thermal management using aging and/or waste package selection; and Waste stream evaluations.

  8. Sandia National Laboratories Institutional Plan: FY 1996--2001

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    NONE

    1995-12-31

    Sandia`s Institutional Plan is by necessity a large document. As their missions have grown and diversified over the past decades, the variety of technical and site activities has increased. The programs and activities described here cover an enormous breadth of scientific and technological effort--from the creation of new materials to the development of a Sandia-wide electronic communications system. Today, there are three major themes that greatly influence this work. First, every federally funded institution is being challenged to find ways to become more cost effective, as the US seeks to reduce the deficit and achieve a balanced federal spending plan. Sandia is evaluating its business and operational processes to reduce the overall costs. Second, in response to the Galvin Task Force`s report ``Alternative Futures for the Department of Energy National Laboratories``, Sandia and the Department of Energy are working jointly to reduce the burden of administrative and compliance activities in order to devote more of the total effort to their principal research and development missions. Third, they are reevaluating the match between their missions and the programs they will emphasize in the future. They must demonstrate that Sandia`s roles--in national security, energy security, environmental integrity, and national scientific and technology agenda support--fit their special capabilities and skills and thus ensure their place in these missions for the longer planning horizon. The following areas are covered here: Sandia`s mission; laboratory directives; programmatic activities; technology partnerships and commercialization; Sandia`s resources; and protecting resources and the community.

  9. Laboratory Technology Research: Abstracts of FY 1996 projects

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    NONE

    1996-12-31

    The Laboratory Technology Research (LTR) program supports high-risk, multidisciplinary research partnerships to investigate challenging scientific problems whose solutions have promising commercial potential. These partnerships capitalize on two great strengths of this country: the world-class basic research capability of the DOE Energy Research (ER) multi-program national laboratories and the unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit of American industry. Projects supported by the LTR program are conducted by the five ER multi-program laboratories: Argonne, Brookhaven, Lawrence Berkeley, Oak Ridge, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. These projects explore the applications of basic research advances relevant to Department of Energy`s (DOE) mission over a full range of scientific disciplines. The program presently emphasizes three critical areas of mission-related research: advanced materials, intelligent processing/manufacturing research, and sustainable environments.

  10. Fishery Management Plan Kenai National Wildlife Refuge FY 1996 - 2000

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Fishery Management Plan for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge provides management direction necessary to ensure...

  11. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory institutional plan: FY 1996--2001

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    NONE

    1996-01-01

    This report contains the operation and direction plan for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of the US Department of Energy. The topics of the plan include the laboratory mission and core competencies, the laboratory strategic plan; the laboratory initiatives in molecular sciences, microbial biotechnology, global environmental change, complex modeling of physical systems, advanced processing technology, energy technology development, and medical technologies and systems; core business areas, critical success factors, and resource projections.

  12. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Institutional Plan, FY 1991--FY 1996

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    1991-02-01

    The Oak Ridge National Laboratory -- one of DOE's major multiprogram laboratories -- focuses its resources on energy research and development (R D). To be able to meet these R D challenges, the Laboratory must achieve excellence in its operations relative to environmental, safety, and health (ES H) protection and to restore its aging facility infrastructure. ORNL's missions are carried out in compliance with all applicable ES H regulations. The Laboratory conducts applied R D in energy technologies -- in conservation; fission; magnetic fusion; health and environmental protection; waste management; renewable resources; and fossil energy. Experimental and theoretical research is undertaken to investigate fundamental problems in physical, chemical, materials, computational, biomedical, earth, and environmental sciences; to advance scientific knowledge; and to support energy technology R D. ORNL designs, builds, and operates unique research facilities for the benefit of university, industrial, and national laboratory researchers. The Laboratory serves as a catalyst in bringing national and international research elements together for important scientific and technical collaborations. ORNL helps to prepare the scientific and technical work force of the future by offering innovative and varied learning and R D experiences at the Laboratory for students and faculty from preschool level through postdoctoral candidates. The transfer of science and technology to US industries and universities is an integral component of ORNL's R D missions. ORNL also undertakes research and development for non-DOE sponsors when such work is synergistic with DOE mission. 66 figs., 55 tabs.

  13. Oak Ridge National Laboratory institutional plan, FY 1996--FY 2001

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    NONE

    1995-12-01

    This report discusses the institutional plan for Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the next five years. Included in the report are: laboratory director`s statement; laboratory mission, vision, and core competencies; laboratory strategic plan; major laboratory initiatives; scientific and technical programs; critical success factors; summaries of other plans; resource projections; appendix which contains data for site and facilities, user facility, science and mathematic education and human resources; and laboratory organization chart.

  14. Oil program implementation plan FY 1996--2000

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    NONE

    1995-04-01

    This document reaffirms the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy commitment to implement the National Oil Research Program in a way to maximize assurance of energy security, economic growth, environmental protection, jobs, improved economic competitiveness, and improved US balance of trade. There are two sections and an appendix in this document. Section 1 is background information that guided its formulation and a summary of the Oil Program Implementation Plan. This summary includes mission statements, major program drivers, oil issues and trends, budget issues, customers/stakeholders, technology transfer, measures of program effectiveness, and benefits. Section 2 contains more detailed program descriptions for the eight technical areas and the NIPER infrastructure. The eight technical areas are reservoir characterization; extraction research; exploration, drilling, and risk-based decision management; analysis and planning; technology transfer; field demonstration projects; oil downstream operations; and environmental research. Each description contains an overview of the program, descriptions on main areas, a discussion of stakeholders, impacts, planned budget projections, projected schedules with Gantt charts, and measures of effectiveness. The appendix is a summary of comments from industry on an earlier draft of the plan. Although changes were made in response to the comments, many of the suggestions will be used as guidance for the FY 1997--2001 plan.

  15. Energy storage systems program report for FY1996

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    Butler, P.C.

    1997-05-01

    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, conducts the Energy Storage Systems Program, which is sponsored by the US Department of Energy`s Office of Utility Technologies. The goal of this program is to assist industry in developing cost-effective energy storage systems as a resource option by 2000. Sandia is responsible for the engineering analyses, contracted development, and testing of energy storage systems for stationary applications. This report details the technical achievements realized during fiscal year 1996.

  16. How Self-Evaluation can make schools more effective

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    Davide Capperucci

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Recent European and North American government policies, implementing new systems of evaluation and accountability, have highlighted the use of performance data to inform judgments about schools and stimulate school improvement. This has led to the implementation of school self-evaluation considered as an effective means to increase school quality and effectiveness. Decentralization of education systems has promoted a broadening of educational evaluation methodologies and a conceptualization of theoretical approaches and research about school effectiveness and improvement.This study presents a self-evaluation model, called the ISSEMod, thought to improve school accountability, combining central control managed by public authorities (external control and the autonomy reserved for schools related to pedagogical, instructional and organizational practices (internal control. Using a sample of 58 Tuscan schools, an empirical and explorative model of school self-evaluation focused on a flexible system of areas and indicators to investigate and analyse school quality, is proposed here.

  17. Medical school graduates' self-evaluations of expected learning outcomes

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    Maliheh Arab

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Background and Purpose: Determined outcomes in education are based on the ultimate expectations from the medical graduates. Methods: One hundred and two medical school graduates of the last 4 years of universities located in a city were asked in 2015 to self-evaluate themselves according to 42 expected skill outcomes. These 42 procedures were approved in 2007, by expert panels of Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Results: Mean score of 42 procedures according to self-evaluation in overall respondents (n=102 was 11.5±2.1. Just in 31% (13 out of 42 procedures, the scores were in the acceptable range of above 15. Conclusions: Graduates evaluate themselves weak in 69% (29 out of 42 procedures. If their self-evaluation is real, clarifying the causes might be a key to educational improvement. Keywords: MEDICAL EDUCATION, OUTCOME- BASED EDUCATION, PROCEDURE LEARNING

  18. Core Self-Evaluations, life satisfaction, and sport satisfaction

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    Antón Aluja

    2014-01-01

    We investigated the association between Core Self-Evaluations (CSE) and life and sport satisfaction to assess whether the Core Self-Evaluations scale was a better predictor of life satisfaction or sport satisfaction. The study included three hundred and thirteen athletes (231 men and 82 women; age range to 47 years (Mage=22.9 years, SDage=5.9 years)). Participants completed the French language version of the CSE scale, the Satisfaction with Life Scale, and the Satisfaction with Sport Scale. A...

  19. Core Self-Evaluation and Goal Orientation: Understanding Work Stress

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    Morris, Michael Lane; Messal, Carrie B.; Meriac, John P.

    2013-01-01

    This study investigates the dispositional factors related to work stress. Specifically, previous research has demonstrated a relationship between core self-evaluation (CSE) and general life stress. This article extends past research by examining the relationship between CSE and work stress, and includes goal orientation as a potential mediator of…

  20. Longitudinal Relationships between Core Self-Evaluations and Job Satisfaction

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    Wu, Chia-Huei; Griffin, Mark A.

    2012-01-01

    Core self-evaluations (CSE) have been proposed as a static personality trait that influences individuals' work experiences. However, CSE can also be influenced by work experiences. Based on the corresponsive principle of personality development, this study incorporated both dispositional and contextual perspectives to examine longitudinal…

  1. Who or What is School Self-Evaluation For?

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    Saunders, Lesley

    1999-01-01

    Contrasts the "English model" of school self-evaluation with another used by seven other European countries. Whereas the English model may be characterized as instrumentalist, action-oriented, rationalistic, and managerial, it lacks several important elements: the ethical; affective; non-rational; and democratic modes of thinking.…

  2. Who or What is School Self-Evaluation For?

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    Saunders, Lesley

    1999-01-01

    Contrasts the "English model" of school self-evaluation with another used by seven other European countries. Whereas the English model may be characterized as instrumentalist, action-oriented, rationalistic, and managerial, it lacks several important elements: the ethical; affective; non-rational; and democratic modes of thinking. (Contains 48…

  3. Longitudinal Relationships between Core Self-Evaluations and Job Satisfaction

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    Wu, Chia-Huei; Griffin, Mark A.

    2012-01-01

    Core self-evaluations (CSE) have been proposed as a static personality trait that influences individuals' work experiences. However, CSE can also be influenced by work experiences. Based on the corresponsive principle of personality development, this study incorporated both dispositional and contextual perspectives to examine longitudinal…

  4. Core Self-Evaluation and Goal Orientation: Understanding Work Stress

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    Morris, Michael Lane; Messal, Carrie B.; Meriac, John P.

    2013-01-01

    This study investigates the dispositional factors related to work stress. Specifically, previous research has demonstrated a relationship between core self-evaluation (CSE) and general life stress. This article extends past research by examining the relationship between CSE and work stress, and includes goal orientation as a potential mediator of…

  5. Timing Is Everything: A Comparative Study of the Adjustment Process of Fall and Mid-Year Community College Transfer Students at a Public Four-Year University. Working Paper Series. Number 1-10

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    Peska, Scott F.

    2009-01-01

    This sequential mixed method study (Creswell, 2003) compared the adjustment process of community college transfer students who began in the fall to those who began mid-year, beginning with a quantitative phase and extending to a qualitative phase of data collection in the fall semester and repeating this same sequence of data gathering with…

  6. What Do We Learn From Self-Evaluations of Training?

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    Kristensen, Nicolai

    Self-evaluations of program impact, notably subjective evaluations of the e¤ects of training, are wide-spread in both the public and the private sector . probably because self-evaluations o¤er an easy and low-cost alternative to rigorous experimental or econometric evaluations. In this paper, I...... analyze how subjective assessments of satisfaction with training compare to objective measures based on differences in test scores before and after training. I find a complete lack of correspondence between the objective measure of learning and 11 subjective measures of satisfaction with aspects...... of the courses. This finding suggests that either learning has no weight in the employees. subjective evaluations or subjective evaluations cannot be trusted. At this stage, we cannot fully ascertain whether subjective valuations can be used as a substitute for econometric or experimental program evaluations...

  7. Self-Evaluated Dental Appearance Satisfaction among Young Adults

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    Azodo, CC; Ogbomo, AC

    2014-01-01

    Background: Dental appearance satisfaction is important among young adults because judgment concerning the personal characteristics of individuals is influenced by their dental appearance in the absence of other information. Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the self-evaluated dental appearance satisfaction among young adults. Subjects and Methods: This cross-sectional survey of financial industry prone undergraduates of University of Benin was conducted between July and September, 2...

  8. The undervalued self: social class and self-evaluation

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    Kraus, Michael W.; Park, Jun W.

    2014-01-01

    Social class ranks people on the social ladder of society, and in this research we examine how perceptions of economic standing shape the way that individuals evaluate the self. Given that reminders of one’s own subordinate status in society are an indicator of how society values the self in comparison to others, we predicted that chronic lower perceptions of economic standing vis-à-vis others would explain associations between objective social class and negative self-evaluation, whereas situ...

  9. Undergraduate self-evaluation process for obtainment of quality accreditation

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    Silvia de Marenco

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The Law 80 of 1992 regulates, directs and defines politics concerning High Education in Colombia. It appeared conveniently in a moment when modernizing of the State and recognition of University Autonomy was required. Self-evaluation of University Academic Programs is a constant exercise, pointing towards quality improvement and obtainment of accreditation. Being the latter core of the university reflection, its process is analytic, interpretative, and comprehensive and takes decisions. This process is accomplished with support of the tasks that facilitate formative learning and, in addition, is receptive and ready to carry out the institution’s integral transformation. It also implies teachers who are permanently advancing in their profession. As a result, self-evaluation centred in teachers produces an innovated style that influences professional practice transformation, due that it develops reflection about nowadays social and scientific demands. A successful accomplishment of self-evaluation requires the institution to take for granted its leadership in favouring a broad participation of its academic community, maintaining the culture of quality evaluation and integral labour, besides the recognition of criteria, characters, variables and quality indicators. The former mentioned are present in the “Lineaments for accreditation”, a document belonging to the “National Council of Accreditation”, in its second edition. It is moreover useful to consider the model design, the structured improvement politics towards quality, all defined by the university direction board.  

  10. The Undervalued Self: Social Class and Self-Evaluation

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    Michael W. Kraus

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Social class ranks people on the social ladder of society, and in this research we examine how perceptions of economic standing shape the way that individuals evaluate the self. Given that reminders of one’s own subordinate status in society are an indicator of how society values the self in comparison to others, we predicted that chronic lower perceptions of economic standing rank vis-à-vis others would explain associations between objective social class and negative self-evaluation, whereas situation-specific reminders of low economic standing would elicit negative self-evaluations, particularly in those from lower-class backgrounds. In Study 1, perceptions of social class rank accounted for the positive relationship between objective material resource measures of social class and self-esteem. In Study 2, lower-class individuals who received a low (versus equal share of economic resources in an economic game scenario reported more negative self-conscious emotions relative to upper-class individuals. Discussion focused on the implications of this research for understanding class-based cultural models of the self, and for how social class shapes self-evaluations chronically.

  11. On Students' Self-Evaluation and Class Performance-An Empirical Study in College English Class

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    朱周贤

    2014-01-01

    This paper aims to demonstrate whether students' self-evaluations influence their class performance. A questionnaire is designed and data is collected from 30 sophomore students in English class. The data analysis shows that students who have posi-tive self-evaluation perform better and get higher class performance scores than students who have negative self-evaluation.

  12. Computerised self-evaluation of performance in professional English

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    Galina Kavaliauskienė

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Purpose – the focus of this article is to explore self-evaluation of performance in professional English that students have to do in university studies. It is clear that students can have various problems in learning English and make mistakes in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and vocabulary. Speaking and listening are the skills that are more common on an everyday basis than reading and writing. Speaking and listening skills have been known to be more difficult to master. English vocabulary presents another problem for language learners. At the university level, students study professional English, also called English for Specific Purposes (ESP. Students will need it for their future profession, so it is important for them to be able to evaluate their achievements in learning.Methodology/approach – the research paper adopts the qualitative research approach. The questionnaire on learner perceptions of computerized self-evaluation of various activities was administered to students of three different specializations. Students‘ perceptions of success or failure in their performance were analyzed.Findings. The results indicated that attitudes to computerized self-evaluation depended on the difficulty of tasks and chosen future specialization. The findings show that respondents of three investigated specializations encounter similar difficulties, but to a different degree. There are no specific problems in performance due to the complexity of the professional vocabulary that students must learn. The computations of Pearson’s correlations coefficients demonstrate that there are good correlational relationships within each specialization. The ratings of Psychology (PS students reveal higher mean values and lower scattering of Standard Deviations in Moodle tasks than the ratings of Internet Management and Communication (IMC students.Research limitations. The investigated samples contain the limited number of respondents, which might

  13. Self-evaluation of quality in education of adults – The model for self-evaluation: POKI

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    Tanja Možina

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The article is the first in the line of articles dealing with the issues of quality in adult education and with the POKI model (Offering quality education to adults, developed by Slovenian Institute for Adult Education and being in use since 2001. The model defines self-evaluation as basic method for quality assessment but is based in its core on the total quality management (TQM principle. The model has been rather well accepted within the network of organisations, implementing educational programmes for adults. The five-year era  of the  model  implementation  gives us time to reflect and rethink in depth about it and its efficiency (results. In the first article the starting points, serving as guidelines for the beginning of the POKI model, have been introduced, same as its basic conceptual characteristics including the process of the model implementation in an educational organisation.

  14. A social media self-evaluation checklist for medical practitioners.

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    Visser, Benjamin J; Huiskes, Florian; Korevaar, Daniel A

    2012-01-01

    Increasing numbers of medical practitioners and medical students are using online social and business-related networking websites such as Facebook, Doc2doc and LinkedIn. These rapidly evolving and growing social media have potential to promote public health by providing powerful instruments for communication and education. However, evidence is emerging from studies, legal cases, and media reports that the use of these new technologies is creating several ethical problems for medical practitioners as well as medical students. Improper online activities may harm not only individual reputations and careers, but also the medical profession as a whole, for example by breach of patient confidentiality, defamation of colleagues and employers, undisclosed conflict of interests that bias the medical practitioner's medical advice, posting of advice/information without an evidence base, and infringement of copyright. We developed a self-evaluation checklist for medical practitioners using social media. The checklist addresses three key elements in the use of social media: personal information and accessibility, connections, and postings. It contains questions specifically formulated to evaluate a medical practitioner's social media profile, to prevent unintended, improper online activities and to promote professional online behaviour.

  15. Self-evaluation of rater bias in written composition assessment

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    Cvetka Sokolov

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available No assessment is entirely free of bias. This paper presents findings concerning the way raters in the research group evaluate the extent to which they are influenced by various types of rater bias when grading their students’ written compositions. The sources of bias covered in the article include the teacher’s knowing the student writer and his or her proficiency in English, the difficulty of the writing task, distressful content likely to trigger the rater’s emotional reaction, the test taker’s views clashing with those of the rater, students’ progress, and the like. The data were gathered by the participants in the study via a questionnaire. In addition, the researcher’s interpretation of the respondents’ answers was verified through interviews. Although the two research methods and self-evaluation have their drawbacks, the results reveal interesting, relevant and important information on aspects which make written composition assessment less reliable and valid. The findings confirm the need to raise raters’ awareness of the causes of bias to which they are most susceptible, bringing them closer to effectively addressing the problem of assessment bias. The research involving eleven lecturers teaching Language in Use at the Department of English and American Studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, is a part of a much larger project based on the author’s PhD thesis.

  16. Board self-evaluation: the Bayside Health experience.

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    Duncan-Marr, Alison; Duckett, Stephen J

    2005-08-01

    Board evaluation is a critical component of good governance in any organisation. This paper describes the board self-evaluation process used by Bayside Health, a public health service in Melbourne. The question of how governing boards can assess their performance has received increasing attention over the past decade. In particular, the increasing demand for accountability to shareholders and regulators experienced by corporate sector Boards has resulted in greater scrutiny of board performance, with the market and the balance sheet providing some basis for assessment. Performance evaluation of governing boards in the public sector has been more challenging. Performance evaluation is complex in a sector that is not simply driven by the bottom line, where the stakeholders involve both government and the broader community, and where access to, and the quality and safety of the services provided, are often the major public criteria by which performance may be judged. While some practices from the corporate sector can be applied successfully in the public sector, this is not always the case, and public sector boards such as the Board of Directors of Bayside Health have been developing ways to evaluate and improve their performance.

  17. 7 CFR 15a.3 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation... affirmative action and self-evaluation. (a) Remedial action. If the Secretary finds that a recipient has.... (b) Affirmative action. In the absence of a finding of discrimination on the basis of sex in...

  18. 10 CFR 1042.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation. 1042....110 Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation. (a) Remedial action. If the designated agency... deems necessary to overcome the effects of such discrimination. (b) Affirmative action. In the...

  19. 29 CFR 36.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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    ... 29 Labor 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation. 36.110... affirmative action and self-evaluation. (a) Remedial action. If the designated agency official finds that a... effects of such discrimination. (b) Affirmative action. In the absence of a finding of discrimination...

  20. A Personality Dynamics Model for the Self-Evaluation Component of Personal and Professional Development.

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    Miller, Edith A.; Pascoe, Donna E.

    An evaluation model was designed to be a self-evaluation component to be used in conceptualizing and implementing personal and professional development plans. The personality dynamics model itself, beyond its theoretical bases, includes the following techniques to assist the individual in the self-evaluation process leading to plan development:…

  1. Factors influencing the utilization of a school self-evaluation instrument

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    Schildkamp, Kim; Visscher, Arend J.

    2009-01-01

    School quality care has become important in many Western countries and a number of high quality school self-evaluation instruments has been developed and implemented to support this activity. However, little is known on the critical success factors for the use of school self-evaluation instruments.

  2. Self-evaluation of assessment programs: a cross-case analysis.

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    Baartman, L.K.; Prins, F.J.; Kirschner, P.A.; Vleuten, C.P.M. van der

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this article is to contribute to the validation of a self-evaluation method, which can be used by schools to evaluate the quality of their Competence Assessment Program (CAP). The outcomes of the self-evaluations of two schools are systematically compared: a novice school with little exp

  3. Examining the Predictive Power of Autonomy and Self-Evaluation on High School Students' Language Achievement

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    Yuksel, Ismail; Toker, Yalcin

    2013-01-01

    This study aims to determine language learners' autonomy, self-evaluation levels and to examine the predictive power of these two variables on language achievement. The study was designed as mixed method design and was conducted with 108 high school students. Data were collected through an autonomy scale, a self-evaluation scale, schools record on…

  4. Self-esteem in schizophrenia: relationships between self-evaluation, family attitudes, and symptomatology.

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    Barrowclough, Christine; Tarrier, Nicholas; Humphreys, Lloyd; Ward, Jonathan; Gregg, Lynsey; Andrews, Bernice

    2003-02-01

    Participants with schizophrenia (N = 59) were assessed on self-evaluation, symptomatology, and positive and negative affect (expressed emotion) from significant others. An interview-based measure of self-evaluation was used and two independent dimensions of self-esteem were derived: negative and positive evaluation of self. As predicted, negative self-evaluation was strongly associated with positive symptoms, a more critical attitude from family members was associated with greater negative self-evaluation, and analyses supported a model whereby the impact of criticism on patients' positive symptoms was mediated by its association with negative self-evaluation. The interview-based method of self-esteem assessment was found to be superior to the questionnaire because its predictive effects remained after depressed mood was accounted for.

  5. [Valences of self-evaluation and approach-avoidance tendencies: research based on regulatory focus theory].

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    Ozaki, Yuka; Karasawa, Kaori

    2011-12-01

    Four studies were conducted to investigate the relationship between valences of self-evaluation and approach-avoidance tendencies. Based on regulatory focus theory (Higgins, 1997, 1998), we predicted that positivity of self-evaluation is related to the tendency to approach gains, while negativity of self-evaluation is related to the tendency to avoid losses. In Study 1, a self-report measure of behavioral tendencies for approaching gains and avoiding losses was developed. In Studies 2 to 4, correlations between these approach/avoidance tendencies and various kinds of self-evaluations were examined. Overall, the authors' predictions were supported. The results suggest that the self-evaluation system and the self-regulation system work in close cooperation with each other in controlling human behavior.

  6. Flammable Gas Safety Program: actual waste organic analysis FY 1996 progress report; Flammable Gas Safety Program: actual waste organic analysis FY 1996 progress report

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    Clauss, S.A.; Grant, K.E.; Hoopes, V.; Mong, G.M.; Rau, J.; Steele, R.; Wahl, K.H.

    1996-09-01

    This report describes the status of optimizing analytical methods to account for the organic components in Hanford waste tanks, with emphasis on tanks assigned to the Flammable Gas Watch List. The methods developed are illustrated by their application to samples from Tanks 241-SY-103 and 241-S-102. Capability to account for organic carbon in Tank SY-101 was improved significantly by improving techniques for isolating organic constituents relatively free from radioactive contamination and by improving derivatization methodology. The methodology was extended to samples from Tank SY-103 and results documented in this report. Results from analyzing heated and irradiated SY-103 samples (Gas Generation Task) and evaluating methods for analyzing tank waste directly for chelators and chelator fragments are also discussed.

  7. Improving Quality Assurance with CDIO Self-Evaluation: Experiences From a Nordic Project

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    Kontio, Juha; Roslöf, Janne; Edström, Kristina

    2012-01-01

    The main goal of the Nordic project Quality Assurance in Higher Education was to develop and implement a self-evaluation model in the participating Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) to support their quality assurance work and continuous curriculum development. Furthermore, the project aimed...... at strengthening the cooperation of HEIs in quality assurance (QA) and disseminating good practices of QA. The framework of development is based on the CDIO approach and the CDIO self-evaluation process. The main results are a detailed definition of the self-evaluation process, well-documented self...

  8. Core self-evaluations and job performance: the role of the perceived work environment.

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    Kacmar, K Michele; Collins, Brian J; Harris, Kenneth J; Judge, Timothy A

    2009-11-01

    Using trait activation theory as a framework, the authors examined the moderating role of two situational variables-perceptions of organizational politics and perceptions of leader effectiveness-on the relationship between core self-evaluations and job performance. Results from two samples (N = 137 and N = 226) indicate that employee perceptions of their work environment moderated the relationship between their core self-evaluations and supervisor ratings of their performance. In particular, those with higher core self-evaluations received higher performance ratings in environments perceived as favorable than in environments perceived as unfavorable.

  9. 22 CFR 146.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... Introduction § 146.110 Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation. (a) Remedial action. If the... recipient may take affirmative action consistent with law to overcome the effects of conditions that...

  10. 15 CFR 8a.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Introduction § 8a.110 Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation. (a) Remedial action. If the... recipient may take affirmative action consistent with law to overcome the effects of conditions that...

  11. 40 CFR 5.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Introduction § 5.110 Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation. (a) Remedial action. If the... recipient may take affirmative action consistent with law to overcome the effects of conditions that...

  12. 22 CFR 229.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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    2010-04-01

    ... Introduction § 229.110 Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation. (a) Remedial action. If the... recipient may take affirmative action consistent with law to overcome the effects of conditions that...

  13. The Associations of Biculturalism to Prosocial Tendencies and Positive Self Evaluations.

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    Carlo, Gustavo; Basilio, Camille D; Knight, George P

    2016-11-01

    Although some research exists on biculturalism and negative adjustment, few studies have examined the mechanisms that account for the positive correlates of biculturalism in U.S. Latino youth. Two competing reverse causal models were tested. Specifically, we examined how biculturalism among 574 U.S. Mexican adolescents (n =296 girls; M = 17.84 years, SD = .46 years) was related to prosocial tendencies and positive self evaluation (i.e., self-esteem and general self-efficacy). The findings yielded supportive evidence for both reverse causal models suggesting that prosocial tendencies may mediate the relations between biculturalism and positive self evaluations, and that positive self evaluations may mediate the relations between biculturalism and prosocial tendencies. The implications of the role of biculturalism for understanding prosocial development and positive self evaluations in U.S. Mexican youth are discussed.

  14. A Method of Self-Evaluation for Counselor Education Utilizing the Measurement of Facilitative Condition

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    Martin, Donald G.; Gazda, George M.

    1970-01-01

    Counselor-offered conditions of empathy, nonpossessive warmth, genuineness, and intensity of interpersonal contact were self-evaluated by 44 counselors and compared with supervisors' evaluations of tape recorded sessions. Findings are discussed. (Author)

  15. Determining the quality of competences assessment programs: A self-evaluation procedure

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    Baartman, Liesbeth; Prins, Frans; Kirschner, Paul A.; Van der Vleuten, Cees

    2009-01-01

    Baartman, L. K. J., Prins, F. J., Kirschner, P. A., & Van der Vleuten, C. P. M. (2007). Determining the quality of Competence Assessment Programs: A self-evaluation procedure. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 33, 258-281.

  16. Adolescents own perceptions of self-evaluation: Self esteem, self efficacy and life satisfaction

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    Águeda Parra

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available In this study we analyse the relationships between three variablesof self-evaluations, being self esteem, self efficacy and life satisfaction. Moreover, we study the evolution of these three aspects during adolescence paying attention to gender differences. The sample was made up of 2400 teenagers aged between 12 and 17 years old taken from 20 high schools in Western Andalusia. In this study we also analyse the relationship between teenager self evaluation and parenting style. Our results show, on one hand, high correlation between self esteem, self efficacy and life satisfaction, and on the other hand, between teenager self evaluationand parenting style. In fact, parental warmth and communication and sense of humor show high correlation with adolescent self evaluation. We also found increasing differences between boys and girls as regards their self esteem, self efficacy and life satisfaction as adolescence progressed. Specifically, little changedwas observed in boys, whereas girls’ self-evaluation decreased with age.

  17. Determining the quality of competences assessment programs: A self-evaluation procedure

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    Baartman, Liesbeth; Prins, Frans; Kirschner, Paul A.; Van der Vleuten, Cees

    2009-01-01

    Baartman, L. K. J., Prins, F. J., Kirschner, P. A., & Van der Vleuten, C. P. M. (2007). Determining the quality of Competence Assessment Programs: A self-evaluation procedure. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 33, 258-281.

  18. Thinspiration: Self-Improvement Versus Self-Evaluation Social Comparisons with Thin-Ideal Media Portrayals.

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    Knobloch-Westerwick, Silvia

    2015-01-01

    Much research has demonstrated negative impacts of idealized-body imagery exposure on body satisfaction. Yet, paradoxically, media with such imagery attract mass audiences. Few studies showed women's body satisfaction increased due to thin-ideal exposure. The kind of social comparison women engage in (self-evaluation vs. self-improvement) may explain these inconsistent findings and the paradoxical attraction to thin-ideal messages. Across 5 days, thin-ideal messages were presented to 51 women; self-evaluation and self-improvement social comparisons as well as body satisfaction were measured each day. A linear positive change in body satisfaction emerged. Greater self-improvement social comparisons increased this change, whereas greater self-evaluation social comparisons reduced it. Extent of both social comparison types changed during the prolonged exposure. A greater tendency to compare one's body with others' improved body satisfaction through self-improvement social comparisons and fostered weight-loss behaviors through self-evaluation social comparisons.

  19. The Effect of Immediate or Delayed Video-Based Teacher Self-Evaluation on Head Start Teachers' Use of Praise

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    Wright, Margaret R.; Ellis, David N.; Baxter, Abigail

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated a video-based self-evaluation package focused on Head Start teachers' use of praise. Fifty-one Head Start teachers were randomly assigned to one of three groups: immediate self-evaluation, delayed self-evaluation, or a control. The dependent measures were frequency of general and specific praise statements. The independent…

  20. The Dissemination of the EFQM Self-evaluation Model across Europe

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    Erlantz ALLUR

    2010-01-01

    This article analyzes the diffusion process of the Total Quality Management (TQM) paradigm, and, more specifically, evaluates the diffusion process of the EFQM model, one of the most successful self-evaluation models for TQM all over the world. The work refers to the major level of dissemination achieved by this self-evaluation model across Europe, although their unequal dissemination is also stressed. A clear predominance of countries with disparate market structure and institutional environ...

  1. Adolescents own perceptions of self-evaluation: Self esteem, self efficacy and life satisfaction

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    Águeda Parra; Mª del Carmen Reina; Alfredo Oliva

    2010-01-01

    In this study we analyse the relationships between three variablesof self-evaluations, being self esteem, self efficacy and life satisfaction. Moreover, we study the evolution of these three aspects during adolescence paying attention to gender differences. The sample was made up of 2400 teenagers aged between 12 and 17 years old taken from 20 high schools in Western Andalusia. In this study we also analyse the relationship between teenager self evaluation and parenting style. Our results sho...

  2. Self-evaluation of abilities : Self-assessment theory and self-protection-enhancement theory

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    深田, 博己; 越, 良子

    1988-01-01

    This article reviewed recent four theories about the self. Self-assessment theory (Trope, 1975) assumes that a person is motivated to assess his/her own ability and that he/she selects tasks to reduce uncertainty of his/her ability level. Self-evaluation maintenance model (Tesser & Campbell, 1982) presumes that a person is motivated to maintein self-evaluation positively and thereby change perceptively or actually one of following three factors; other person's closeness, performance, task rel...

  3. The relationship between core self-evaluations, views of god, and intrinsic/extrinsic religious motivation.

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    Smither, James W; Walker, Alan G

    2015-04-01

    Core self-evaluations refer to a higher-order construct that subsumes four well-established traits in the personality literature: self-esteem, generalized self-efficacy, (low) neuroticism, and (internal) locus of control. Studies that have examined the relationship between various measures of religiosity and individual components of core self-evaluations show no clear pattern of relationships. The absence of a clear pattern may be due to the failure of most previous studies in this area to use theory to guide research. Therefore, theories related to core self-evaluations, religious motivation, and views of God were used to develop and test four hypotheses. 220 adults completed measures of four religious attitudes (intrinsic religious motivation, extrinsic religious motivation, viewing God as loving, and viewing God as punitive), general religiosity, and core self-evaluations, separated by 6 weeks (with the order of measures counterbalanced). Multivariate multiple regression, controlling for general religiosity, showed that core self-evaluations were positively related to viewing God as loving, negatively related to viewing God as punitive, and negatively related to extrinsic religious motivation. The hypothesis that core self-evaluations would be positively related to intrinsic religious motivation was not supported.

  4. [Effects of reading difficulties on scholastic self-evaluation and mental health in elementary school children].

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    Yamashita, Toshiya; Hayashi, Takashi

    2014-05-01

    We aimed to examine the effects of reading difficulties on scholastic self-evaluation and mental health in elementary school students. Following guidelines for diagnosing reading disorders in elementary school students, we administered reading test batteries consisting of single sounds, single words, and single sentences to 41 fifth-grade elementary school students in Japan. The students' levels of scholastic self-evaluation, self-esteem, and depressive symptoms were assessed using self-rating questionnaires. By evaluating students' reading speed and the number of reading errors they made, we found that six students (14.6%) had reading difficulties (RD group) as per the guidelines for diagnosing reading disorders. The scholastic self-evaluation scores of this RD group were significantly lower than that of the non-RD group. No significant differences were found between the groups on self-esteem or depressive symptoms scores, which we considered to be indicators of mental health, Speed in reading single sounds and single words, and the number of reading errors in reading single sounds had significant negative correlations with scholastic self-evaluation scores. We found that reading difficulties might result in decreased scholastic self-evaluation in elementary school students; however, reading difficulties did not directly influence self-esteem or depression.

  5. Core self-evaluations mediate the associations of dispositional optimism and life satisfaction.

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    Jiang, Wensheng; Li, Fei; Jiang, Haipeng; Yu, Lili; Liu, Wenbo; Li, Qiang; Zuo, Luning

    2014-01-01

    Positive traits, such as life satisfaction, optimism, and core self-evaluation (CSE), have garnered increasing attention from researchers and professionals. However, the trilateral relationship among them remains unclear. This study examines the effect of dispositional optimism on life satisfaction and primarily verified the mediator role of CSEs. Six hundred thirty college students from two general universities completed a questionnaire packet containing life orientation test-revised (LOT-R), core self-evaluations, and satisfaction with life scale. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted to assess the dimension of LOT-R. Bootstrap was used in structural equation modeling to analyze mediation effect. Results revealed that dispositional optimism and core self-evaluations were significantly correlated with life satisfaction. CFA identified the bidimensional structure of dispositional optimism. SEM indicated that core self-evaluations partially mediated the effect of dispositional optimism on life satisfaction. The final model also revealed significant paths from optimism and pessimism to life satisfaction through core-self evaluations. The findings extended prior studies and shed light on how dispositional optimism influences life satisfaction. This study provides valuable evidence on how to promote the life satisfaction of human beings in positive psychology. A further study can fully explore the relationship among them in multi-cultural follow-up studies.

  6. The core self-evaluation scale: psychometric properties of the german version in a representative sample.

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    Zenger, Markus; Körner, Annett; Maier, Günter W; Hinz, Andreas; Stöbel-Richter, Yve; Brähler, Elmar; Hilbert, Anja

    2015-01-01

    The Core Self-Evaluation Scale (CSES) is an economical self-reporting instrument that assesses fundamental evaluations of self-worthiness and capabilities. The broad aims of this study were to test the CSES's psychometric properties. The study is based on a representative survey of the German general population. Confirmatory factor analyses were conducted for different models with 1, 2, and 4 latent factors. The CSES was found to be reliable and valid, as it correlated as expected with measures of depression, anxiety, quality of life, self-report health status, and pain. A 2-factor model with 2 related factors (r = -.62) showed the best model fit. Furthermore, the CSES was measurement invariant across gender and age. In general, males had higher values of positive self-evaluations and lower negative self-evaluations than females. It is concluded that the CSES is a useful tool for assessing resource-oriented personality constructs.

  7. Performance and interaction anxiety: specific relationships with other- and self-evaluation concerns.

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    Hook, Julie N; Valentiner, David P; Connelly, Jill

    2013-03-01

    This study examines whether performance anxiety (PA) is specifically associated with other-evaluation concerns and interaction anxiety (IA) with self-evaluation concerns. Individuals with public speaking fears and high levels of PA or IA were distinguishable from nonanxious controls on measures taken during a public speaking challenge. In addition, high PA individuals exhibited more observer-rated negative speech characteristics in an Other-Evaluation condition compared to a Self-Evaluation condition, but high IA individuals and nonanxious individuals did not. These results provide some evidence for the distinctiveness of these dimensions of social anxiety.

  8. Geothermal Energy Draft Multi-Year Program Plan: FY 1996-2000

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    1995-03-03

    This is an internal DOE Geothermal Program planning and control document. The Five Year Plans and Multi-Year Plans usually included more detailed rationales and projections than other similar reports. Many of these reports were issued only in draft form.

  9. Advanced Industrial Materials (AIM) program. Compilation of project summaries and significant accomplishments FY 1996

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    1997-04-01

    In many ways, the Advanced Industrial Materials (AIM) Program underwent a major transformation in Fiscal Year 1995 and these changes have continued to the present. When the Program was established in 1990 as the Advanced Industrial Concepts (AIC) Materials Program, the mission was to conduct applied research and development to bring materials and processing technologies from the knowledge derived from basic research to the maturity required for the end use sectors for commercialization. In 1995, the Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) made radical changes in structure and procedures. All technology development was directed toward the seven {open_quotes}Vision Industries{close_quotes} that use about 80% of industrial energy and generated about 90% of industrial wastes. These are: (1) Aluminum; (2) Chemical; (3) Forest Products; (4) Glass; (5) Metal Casting; (6) Refineries; and (7) Steel. This report is a compilation of project summaries and significant accomplishments on materials.

  10. Liquid effluent FY 1996 program plan WBS 1.2.2.1. Revision 1

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    1995-09-01

    The Liquid Effluents Program supports the three Hanford Site mission components: (1) Clean up the site, (2) provide scientific and technological excellence to meet global needs, and (3) Partner in the economic diversification of the region. Nine Hanford Site objectives have been established for the Hanford Site programs to accomplish all three components of this mission.

  11. Organic Tanks Safety Program: Advanced organic analysis FY 1996 progress report

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    1996-09-01

    Major focus during the first part of FY96 was to evaluate using organic functional group concentrations to screen for energetics. Fourier transform infrared and Raman spectroscopy would be useful screening tools for determining C-H and COO- organic content in tank wastes analyzed in a hot cell. These techniques would be used for identifying tanks of potential safety concern that may require further analysis. Samples from Tanks 241-C-106 and -C-204 were analyzed; the major organic in C-106 was B2EHPA and in C-204 was TBP. Analyses of simulated wastes were also performed for the Waste Aging Studies Task; organics formed as a result of degradation were identified, and the original starting components were monitored quantitatively. Sample analysis is not routine and required considerable methods adaptation and optimization. Several techniques have been evaluated for directly analyzing chelator and chelator fragments in tank wastes: matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection using Cu complexation. Although not directly funded by the Tanks Safety Program, the success of these techniques have implications for both the Flammable Gas and Organic Tanks Safety Programs.

  12. Financial services FY 1996 site support program plan, WBS 6.10.4. Revision 1

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    Schafer, D.D.

    1995-09-01

    This program plan outlines the financial services to be provided to the Hanford reservation by the Westinghouse Hanford Company. The topics of the plan include the Hanford strategic plan, program mission, program strategy, technical requirements baseline, schedule baseline, cost baseline, performance measures, technical objectives, program performance and program funding required.

  13. Division of Energy Biosciences annual report and summaries of FY 1996 activities

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    1997-04-01

    The mission of the Division of Energy Biosciences is to support research that advances the fundamental knowledge necessary for the future development of biotechnologies related to the Department of Energy`s mission. The departmental civilian objectives include effective and efficient energy production, energy conservation, environmental restoration, and waste management. The Energy Biosciences program emphasizes research in the microbiological and plant sciences, as these understudied areas offer numerous scientific opportunities to dramatically influence environmentally sensible energy production and conservation. The research supported is focused on the basic mechanism affecting plant productivity, conversion of biomass and other organic materials into fuels and chemicals by microbial systems, and the ability of biological systems to replace energy-intensive or pollutant-producing processes. The Division also addresses the increasing number of new opportunities arising at the interface of biology with other basic energy-related sciences such as biosynthesis of novel materials and the influence of soil organisms on geological processes. This report gives summaries on 225 projects on photosynthesis, membrane or ion transport, plant metabolism and biosynthesis, carbohydrate metabolism lipid metabolism, plant growth and development, plant genetic regulation and genetic mechanisms, plant cell wall development, lignin-polysaccharide breakdown, nitrogen fixation and plant-microbial symbiosis, mechanism for plant adaptation, fermentative microbial metabolism, one and two carbon microbial metabolism, extremophilic microbes, microbial respiration, nutrition and metal metabolism, and materials biosynthesis.

  14. FY 1996 Scientific and Technical Reports, Articles, Papers, and Presentations. Volume 1

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    This document presents formal NASA technical reports, papers published in technical journals, and presentations by MSFC personnel in FY96. It also includes papers of MSFC contractors. After being announced in STAR, all of the NASA series reports may be obtained from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161. The information in this report may be of value to the scientific and engineering community in determining what information has been published and what is available.

  15. FY 1996 Blue Book: High Performance Computing and Communications: Foundations for America`s Information Future

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    Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, Executive Office of the President — The Federal High Performance Computing and Communications HPCC Program will celebrate its fifth anniversary in October 1996 with an impressive array of...

  16. How can core self-evaluations influence job burnout? The key roles of organizational commitment and job satisfaction.

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    Peng, Jiaxi; Li, Dongdong; Zhang, Zhenjiang; Tian, Yu; Miao, Danmin; Xiao, Wei; Zhang, Jiaxi

    2016-01-01

    This study aimed to explore how core self-evaluations influenced job burnout and mainly focused on the confirmation of the mediator roles of organizational commitment and job satisfaction. A total of 583 female nurses accomplished the Core Self-Evaluation Scale, Organizational Commitment Scale, Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, and Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey. The results revealed that core self-evaluations, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and job burnout were significantly correlated with each other. Structural equation modeling indicated that core self-evaluations can significantly influence job burnout and are completely mediated by organizational commitment and job satisfaction.

  17. Self-Evaluated Effects of Web-Based Portfolio Assessment System for Various Student Motivation Levels

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    Chang, Chi-Cheng

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the self-evaluated effects of a web-based portfolio assessment system on various categories of students of motivation. The subjects for this study were the students of two computer classes in a Junior High School. The experimental group used the web-based portfolio assessment system whereas the control…

  18. Self-Efficacy, Self-Evaluation, and Music Performance of Secondary-Level Band Students

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    Hewitt, Michael P.

    2015-01-01

    In the present study, relationships between two components of self-regulation (self-efficacy and self-evaluation) and gender, school level, instrument family, and music performance were examined. Participants were 340 middle and high school band students who participated in one of two summer music camps or who were members of a private middle…

  19. Self-Evaluation of Decision-Making: A General Bayesian Framework for Metacognitive Computation

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    People are often aware of their mistakes, and report levels of confidence in their choices that correlate with objective performance. These metacognitive assessments of decision quality are important for the guidance of behavior, particularly when external feedback is absent or sporadic. However, a computational framework that accounts for both confidence and error detection is lacking. In addition, accounts of dissociations between performance and metacognition have often relied on ad hoc assumptions, precluding a unified account of intact and impaired self-evaluation. Here we present a general Bayesian framework in which self-evaluation is cast as a “second-order” inference on a coupled but distinct decision system, computationally equivalent to inferring the performance of another actor. Second-order computation may ensue whenever there is a separation between internal states supporting decisions and confidence estimates over space and/or time. We contrast second-order computation against simpler first-order models in which the same internal state supports both decisions and confidence estimates. Through simulations we show that second-order computation provides a unified account of different types of self-evaluation often considered in separate literatures, such as confidence and error detection, and generates novel predictions about the contribution of one’s own actions to metacognitive judgments. In addition, the model provides insight into why subjects’ metacognition may sometimes be better or worse than task performance. We suggest that second-order computation may underpin self-evaluative judgments across a range of domains. PMID:28004960

  20. Core self-evaluation and burnout among Nurses: the mediating role of coping styles.

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the potential association between core self-evaluation and the burnout syndrome among Chinese nurses, and the mediating role of coping styles in this relationship. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Shenyang, China, from May to July, 2013. A questionnaire which consisted of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey (MBI-GS, the Core Self-Evaluation Scale (CSE, and the Simplified Coping Style Questionnaire (CSQ, was completed by a total of 1,559 nurses. Hierarchical linear regression analyses and the Sobel test were performed to determine the mediating role of coping styles on the relationship between CSE and burnout. RESULTS: Nurses who had higher self-evaluation characteristics, reported less emotional exhaustion and cynicism, and higher professional efficacy. Coping style had a partial mediating effect on the relationship between CSE and the burnout syndrome among nurses. CONCLUSIONS: Core self-evaluation had effects on burnout and coping style was a mediating factor in this relationship among Chinese nurses. Therefore, the improvement of coping strategies may be helpful in the prevention of burnout among nurses, thus enhancing professional performance.

  1. Distinctness of others, mutability of selves : Their impact on self-evaluations

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    Stapel, DA; Koomen, W

    2000-01-01

    The authors postulate that the outcome of social comparison processes is determined by the role social comparison information serves during the self-evaluation process. Assimilation is more likely in situations that instigate the inclusion of social comparison information in self-representations. Co

  2. iSELF : an internet-tool for self-evaluation and learner feedback

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    Theunissen, N.C.M.; Stubbé, H.E.

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the development of the iSELF: an Internet-tool for Self-Evaluation and Learner Feedback to stimulate self-directed learning in ubiquitous learning environments. In ubiquitous learning, learners follow their own trails of interest, scaffolded by coaches, peers and tools for

  3. iSELF : an internet-tool for self-evaluation and learner feedback

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    Theunissen, N.C.M.; Stubbé, H.E.

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the development of the iSELF: an Internet-tool for Self-Evaluation and Learner Feedback to stimulate self-directed learning in ubiquitous learning environments. In ubiquitous learning, learners follow their own trails of interest, scaffolded by coaches, peers and tools for think

  4. 43 CFR 41.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  5. 49 CFR 25.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  6. 34 CFR 106.3 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  7. 18 CFR 1317.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  8. 45 CFR 86.3 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  9. 10 CFR 1040.7 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  10. 6 CFR 17.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  11. 41 CFR 101-4.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  12. 14 CFR 1253.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  13. 28 CFR 54.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  14. 36 CFR 1211.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  15. 10 CFR 5.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  16. 44 CFR 19.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  17. 31 CFR 28.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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  18. Accuracy of Self-Evaluation in Adults with ADHD: Evidence from a Driving Study

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    Knouse, Laura E.; Bagwell, Catherine L.; Barkley, Russell A.; Murphy, Kevin R.

    2005-01-01

    Research on children with ADHD indicates an association with inaccuracy of self-appraisal. This study examines the accuracy of self-evaluations in clinic-referred adults diagnosed with ADHD. Self-assessments and performance measures of driving in naturalistic settings and on a virtual-reality driving simulator are used to assess accuracy of…

  19. 29 CFR 1960.79 - Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs.

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    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs. 1960.79 Section 1960.79 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) BASIC PROGRAM ELEMENTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL...

  20. Tell Me the Gossip : The Self-Evaluative Function of Receiving Gossip About Others

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    Martinescu, Elena; Janssen, Onne; Nijstad, Bernard A.

    2014-01-01

    We investigate the self-evaluative function of competence-related gossip for individuals who receive it. Using the Self-Concept Enhancing Tactician (SCENT) model, we propose that individuals use evaluative information about others (i.e., gossip) to improve, promote, and protect themselves. Results o

  1. Self-Efficacy for Reading and Writing: Influence of Modeling, Goal Setting, and Self-Evaluation.

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    Schunk, Dale H.

    2003-01-01

    Discusses theory, research, and applications relevant to one type of personal belief: perceived self-efficacy. Presents research evidence showing how social models, goal setting, and self-evaluation affect self-efficacy, motivation, and learning. Concludes with implications of the theory and research for educational practice. (SG)

  2. Self-Evaluated Effects of Web-Based Portfolio Assessment System for Various Student Motivation Levels

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    Chang, Chi-Cheng

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the self-evaluated effects of a web-based portfolio assessment system on various categories of students of motivation. The subjects for this study were the students of two computer classes in a Junior High School. The experimental group used the web-based portfolio assessment system whereas the control…

  3. Core Self-Evaluations as Causes of Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Seeking Task Complexity

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    Srivastava, Abhishek; Locke, Edwin A.; Judge, Timothy A.; Adams, John W.

    2010-01-01

    This study examined the mediating role of task complexity in the relationship between core self-evaluations (CSE) and satisfaction. In Study 1, eighty three undergraduate business students worked on a strategic decision-making simulation. The simulated environment enabled us to verify the temporal sequence of variables, use an objective measure of…

  4. Job Characteristics, Core Self-Evaluations, and Job Satisfaction: What's Age Got to Do with It?

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    Besen, Elyssa; Matz-Costa, Christina; Brown, Melissa; Smyer, Michael A.; Pitt-Catsouphes, Martha

    2013-01-01

    There is a well-established relationship between age and job satisfaction. To date, there is little research about how many well-known predictors of job satisfaction, specifically job characteristics and core self-evaluations, may vary with age. Using a multi-worksite sample of 1,873 employed adults aged 17 to 81, this study evaluated the extent…

  5. Core Self-Evaluations as Causes of Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Seeking Task Complexity

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    Srivastava, Abhishek; Locke, Edwin A.; Judge, Timothy A.; Adams, John W.

    2010-01-01

    This study examined the mediating role of task complexity in the relationship between core self-evaluations (CSE) and satisfaction. In Study 1, eighty three undergraduate business students worked on a strategic decision-making simulation. The simulated environment enabled us to verify the temporal sequence of variables, use an objective measure of…

  6. Operationalising Self-Evaluation in Schools: Experiences from Ireland and Iceland

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    McNamara, Gerry; O'Hara, Joe; Lisi, Penelope L.; Davidsdottir, Sigurlina

    2011-01-01

    School inspection, school self-evaluation and the relationship between them are important themes in current educational policy debates. Many education systems are seeking to find a balance between the, at times, conflicting demands for a robust, transparent and effective system of school evaluation that at the same time allows for professional…

  7. Self-evaluation of assessment programs: A cross-case analysis

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    Baartman, Liesbeth; Prins, Frans; Kirschner, Paul A.; Van der Vleuten, Cees

    2011-01-01

    Baartman, L. K. J., Prins, F. J., Kirschner, P. A., & Van der Vleuten, C. P. M. (2011). Self-evaluation of assessment programs: A cross-case analysis. Evaluation and Program Planning, 34, 206-216. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.03.001

  8. Assessing Self-Evaluation in a Science Methods Course: Power, Agency, Authority and Learning

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    Milne, Catherine

    2009-01-01

    Students' reactions to the intersection between ongoing experiences in the university classroom and student teaching constitute the formative component of learning assessment called "self-assessment." Student reactions, captured via file cards and reflective journals, constituted evidence for final "self-evaluation," the summative component of…

  9. iSELF : an internet-tool for self-evaluation and learner feedback

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    Theunissen, N.C.M.; Stubbé, H.E.

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the development of the iSELF: an Internet-tool for Self-Evaluation and Learner Feedback to stimulate self-directed learning in ubiquitous learning environments. In ubiquitous learning, learners follow their own trails of interest, scaffolded by coaches, peers and tools for think

  10. Self-Evaluation Manual. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Secondary Vocational Program Evaluation Project.

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    Klitzke, Elizabeth; And Others

    The purpose of this self-evaluation manual is to provide the procedures and instrumentation through which vocational education program personnel may evaluate or re-evaluate the value and effectiveness of their program. The manual is based upon statewide goals and objectives of vocational education as determined in 1983 by the project advisory…

  11. Job Characteristics, Core Self-Evaluations, and Job Satisfaction: What's Age Got to Do with It?

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    Besen, Elyssa; Matz-Costa, Christina; Brown, Melissa; Smyer, Michael A.; Pitt-Catsouphes, Martha

    2013-01-01

    There is a well-established relationship between age and job satisfaction. To date, there is little research about how many well-known predictors of job satisfaction, specifically job characteristics and core self-evaluations, may vary with age. Using a multi-worksite sample of 1,873 employed adults aged 17 to 81, this study evaluated the extent…

  12. Jealousy and the Characteristics of One's Rival: A Self-Evaluation Maintenance Perspective.

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    DeSteno, David A.; Salovey, Peter

    1996-01-01

    Two studies provide support for a model of jealousy based on self-evaluation maintenance theory. Greater jealousy was reported when the domain of a rival's achievements was also a domain of high self-relevance to the participant. Notes sex differences in the impact of relationship partners on domains of self-definition. (LSR)

  13. The Role of Personality Traits, Core Self-Evaluation, and Emotional Intelligence in Career Decision-Making Difficulties

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    Di Fabio, Annamaria; Palazzeschi, Letizia; Bar-On, Reuven

    2012-01-01

    This study examines the role of personality traits, core self-evaluation, and emotional intelligence (EI) in career decision-making difficulties. Italian university students (N = 232) responded to questions on the Big Five Questionnaire, Core Self-Evaluation Scale, Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory, and Career Decision-Making Difficulties…

  14. Technical Analysis of Teacher Responses to the Self-Evaluation Scale-Teacher (SES-T) Version

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    Erford, Bradley T.; Lowe, Samantha; Chang, Catherine Y.

    2011-01-01

    The Self-Evaluation Scale--Teacher version, used to assess teacher perceived self-esteem of students, was analyzed. A unidimensional model emerged from exploratory factor analysis, with cautious acceptance of data fit. Reliability and external aspects of validity were supported by the Self-Evaluation Scale--Teacher data.

  15. Generalization and Maintenance of Social Skills of Children with Visual Impairments: Self-Evaluation and the Role of Feedback

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    Jindal-Snape, Divya

    2004-01-01

    A multiple baseline design across behaviors was used with two visually impaired girls to establish the effectiveness of self-evaluation and the role of feedback. In both cases, self-evaluation was effective in increasing the girls' social skills and social interaction. Implications of the role of significant others in providing feedback are…

  16. Self-Evaluation and Pre-Speech Planning: A Strategy for Sharing Responsibility for Progress in the Speech Class.

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    Desjardins, Linda A.

    Speech class teachers can implement a pre- and post-speech strategy, using pre-speech and self-evaluation forms, to help students become active in directing their own progress, and acknowledge their own accomplishments. Every speech is tape-recorded in class. Students listen to their speeches later and fill in the self-evaluation form, which asks…

  17. Self-evaluative and emotion processes linked with brooding rumination among adolescents.

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    Burwell, Rebecca A

    2015-06-01

    Rumination has been linked with a number of deleterious outcomes, though relatively little is known about self-evaluative and emotion processes by which it develops. The current investigation uses a prospective, longitudinal design and self-report measures to examine the role of contingent self-worth, perfectionism, negative emotion beliefs, and suppression of negative emotion in predicting the development of brooding and reflective forms of rumination among 168 adolescents (98 girls, 79.6% European-American) undergoing the transition to high school (Mage = 13.58). Results of structural equation modeling indicate that self-evaluative vulnerability (i.e., self-worth contingencies, perfectionism) and negative emotion beliefs, but not the suppression of negative emotion, predict brooding (but not reflective) rumination. The current study demonstrates how brooding is intertwined with views of self and core assumptions about emotion.

  18. Taking Seriously Ingroup Self-Evaluation, Meta-Prejudice, and Prejudice in Analyzing Interreligious Relations.

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    Putra, Idhamsyah Eka

    2016-07-18

    The present study aims to understand the conditions where prejudice can be predicted by ingroup and outgroup meta-prejudice. The data collecting was disseminated toward Muslim and Christian participants (N = 362) living in Maumere, Flores Island, Indonesia. In Flores, Christianity is the largest religion and Islam is the second. Across two samples, the effects of ingroup and outgroup meta-prejudice on prejudice were found to be moderated by ingroup self-evaluation. It shows that at high level (but not low) of positive ingroup self-evaluation, ingroup and outgroup meta-prejudice were found to predict prejudice. The results suggest that it is important to consider how group members evaluate their own group and how group members think what others are thinking, in the study pertaining to intergroup relations.

  19. Developing Oral Case Presentation Skills: Peer and Self-Evaluations as Instructional Tools.

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    Williams, Dustyn E; Surakanti, Shravani

    2016-01-01

    Oral case presentation is an essential skill in clinical practice that is decidedly varied and understudied in teaching curricula. We developed a curriculum to improve oral case presentation skills in medical students. As part of an internal medicine clerkship, students receive instruction in the elements of a good oral case presentation and then present a real-world case in front of a video camera. Each student self-evaluates his/her presentation and receives evaluations from his/her peers. We expect peer and self-evaluation to be meaningful tools for developing skills in oral presentation. We hope to not only improve the quality of oral case presentations by students but also to reduce the time burden on faculty.

  20. Relationship of core self-evaluations to goal setting, motivation, and performance.

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    Erez, A; Judge, T A

    2001-12-01

    A newly developed personality taxonomy suggests that self-esteem, locus of control, generalized self-efficacy, and neuroticism form a broad personality trait termed core self-evaluations. The authors hypothesized that this broad trait is related to motivation and performance. To test this hypothesis, 3 studies were conducted. Study 1 showed that the 4 dispositions loaded on 1 higher order factor. Study 2 demonstrated that the higher order trait was related to task motivation and performance in a laboratory setting. Study 3 showed that the core trait was related to task activity, productivity as measured by sales volume, and the rated performance of insurance agents. Results also revealed that the core self-evaluations trait was related to goal-setting behavior. In addition, when the 4 core traits were investigated as 1 nomological network, they proved to be more consistent predictors of job behaviors than when used in isolation.

  1. Self-evaluation: how well do surgery residents judge performance on a rotation?

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    Gow, Kenneth W

    2013-05-01

    Surgical trainees are evaluated based on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education 6 core competencies. The ability for a learner to recognize strengths and weaknesses in these areas allows for critical self-improvement. Surgery residents rotating on a pediatric surgery rotation for 1 academic year were asked at an exit interview to provide a self-evaluation within the 6 core competencies on a Likert scale from 1 to 5. Self-evaluation scores were compared with a final group consensus attending evaluation. Further analyses included comparing residents as follows: less than R3 (junior residents) versus R3 (senior residents) residents, general surgery versus non-general surgery residents, university versus community residents, residents in the first half of the academic year versus residents in the second half, and top one third- and lowest one third-performing residents. Statistical analysis was performed using Student t tests with significance at P surgery residents, and highest one third-performing residents compared with junior residents, non-general surgery residents, and lowest one third-performing residents. There were no differences between self-evaluations and attending evaluations when comparing university with community residents and residents in the first half of the academic year with residents in the second half of the academic year. Residents appear to have a more critical self-analysis than attending surgeons, with senior residents, general surgery residents, and highest one third-performing residents being the most critical of their own performance. Poorly performing residents appeared to lack insight into their abilities. This method of self-evaluation helps trainees reflect on their performance and highlights trainees who lack self-awareness and need counseling for improvement. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. [Self evaluation questionnaires for clinical psychodiagnosis in school-age children].

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    Littmann, E

    1989-11-01

    A survey of the literature is given on methodological problems associated with, and results of, the clinical diagnosis of personality in school age with questionnaires for self-evaluation. Further is given an outline of a number of major personality inventories used in (german) practice. Finally are presented the results of validation and standardisation gained with two children's inventories (PF/SF) for the multidimensional registration of psychic and social features of behaviorally disturbed children.

  3. TEACHER SELF-EVALUATION MODELS AS AUTHENTIC PORTFOLIO TO MONITOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS' PERFORMANCE

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    Singgih Widodo Limantoro

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Teachers may not feel satisfied with the feedback they have got from their superiors' evaluation. This paper aims at inspiring teachers with ideas of self-learning to improve their teaching performance for professional development. The writer shares his own experience as a principal and a head of the English department in exploring self-evaluation models to monitor language teachers' performance in the classroom.

  4. Testing of a measurement model for baccalaureate nursing students' self-evaluation of core competencies.

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    Hsu, Li-Ling; Hsieh, Suh-Ing

    2009-11-01

    Testing of a measurement model for baccalaureate nursing students' self-evaluation of core competencies. This paper is a report of a study to test the psychometric properties of the Self-Evaluated Core Competencies Scale for baccalaureate nursing students. Baccalaureate nursing students receive basic nursing education and continue to build competency in practice settings after graduation. Nursing students today face great challenges. Society demands analytic, critical, reflective and transformative attitudes from graduates. It also demands that institutions of higher education take the responsibility to encourage students, through academic work, to acquire knowledge and skills that meet the needs of the modern workplace, which favours highly skilled and qualified workers. A survey of 802 senior nursing students in their last semester at college or university was conducted in Taiwan in 2007 using the Self-Evaluated Core Competencies Scale. Half of the participants were randomly assigned either to principal components analysis with varimax rotation or confirmatory factor analysis. Principal components analysis revealed two components of core competencies that were named as humanity/responsibility and cognitive/performance. The initial model of confirmatory factor analysis was then converged to an acceptable solution but did not show a good fit; however, the final model of confirmatory factor analysis was converged to an acceptable solution with acceptable fit. The final model has two components, namely humanity/responsibility and cognitive/performance. Both components have four indicators. In addition, six indicators have their correlated measurement errors. Self-Evaluated Core Competencies Scale could be used to assess the core competencies of undergraduate nursing students. In addition, it should be used as a teaching guide to increase students' competencies to ensure quality patient care in hospitals.

  5. Me, myself and I: temporal dysfunctions during self-evaluation in patients with schizophrenia

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    Pauly, Katharina D.; Kircher, Tilo T. J.; Schneider, Frank; Habel, Ute

    2013-01-01

    Self-concept is deeply affected in schizophrenia. Positive symptoms in particular are related to disturbed self/other distinctions. The neural networks underlying self-evaluation in schizophrenia have barely been investigated. The study reported here involved 13 patients with schizophrenia and 13 matched controls. During functional MRI, participants decided in three conditions whether the presented positive and negative personality traits characterized themselves, an intimate person, or inclu...

  6. Effects of Self-Evaluation Threat on Schadenfreude Toward Strangers in a Reality TV Show.

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    Watanabe, Hitomi

    2016-06-01

    Schadenfreude toward strangers in a reality TV show may be affected by self-evaluation threat. This study extends previous work by adding a control group to positive and negative feedback groups in order to investigate the effects of self-evaluation threat. Sex of the target of schadenfreude and schadenfroh participant was considered. Among undergraduate students screened for low general self-esteem, 31 men (M = 20.3 ± 1.6 years old) and 59 women (M = 20.0 ± 1.2 years old) volunteered to participate. Participants performed a simple calculation task, and then received negative, positive, or no feedback regarding the task before completing the State Self-Esteem Scale and watching videos taken from American Idol that showed an applicant being criticized by judges. After watching videos, participants completed items related to schadenfreude. There were no differences in schadenfreude toward strangers between the three feedback groups. In addition to the Japanese tendency of reduced self-enhancement in self-threatening situations, targets with no psychological closeness may also explain the lack of a relationship between self-evaluation threat and schadenfreude.

  7. The neural substrates of self-evaluation of mental fatigue: a magnetoencephalography study.

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    Ishii, Akira; Tanaka, Masaaki; Watanabe, Yasuyoshi

    2014-01-01

    There have been several studies of the neural mechanisms underlying sensation of fatigue. However, little is known about the neural mechanisms underlying self-evaluation of the level of fatigue. The aim of this study was to identify the neural substrates involved in self-evaluation of the level of mental fatigue. We used magnetoencephalography (MEG) with high temporal resolution on 14 healthy participants. During MEG recordings, participants were asked to evaluate their level of mental fatigue in time with execution cues (evaluation trials) or to do nothing in time with execution cues (control trials). The MEG data were analyzed with equivalent current dipole (ECD) and spatial filtering methods to localize the neural activity related to the evaluation of mental fatigue. The daily level of fatigue sensation was assessed using the Checklist Individual Strength questionnaire. In evaluation trials, ECDs were observed in the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) in seven of 14 participants, with a mean latency of 366.0 ms. The proportion of the participants with ECDs in the PCC was higher in evaluation trials than in control trials (Pfatigue sensation. These data suggest that the PCC and DLPFC are involved in the self-evaluation of mental fatigue.

  8. Development of a measure of student self-evaluation of physics exam performance

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    Hagedorn, Eric Anthony

    The central purpose of this study was to provide preliminary evidence of the reliability and validity of the SEVSI - P (Self- evaluation scaled instrument - physics). This instrument, designed to measure student self-evaluation of physics exam performance, was developed in congruence with social cognitive theory. Self-evaluation in this study is defined to consist of two of the three subprocesses of self-regulation: self-observation and judgmental process. As such, the SEVSI - P consists of two subscales, one measuring the frequency and types of self-observations made during a physics exam and one measuring the frequency and types of judgmental comparisons made after an exam. Data from 621 completed surveys, voluntarily taken by first semester algebra/trigonometry based physics students at six Midwestern universities and one Southern university, were analyzed for reliability and factorial validity. Cronbach alphas of .71 and .83 for the self-observation and judgment subscales, respectively, indicate acceptable reliability for the instrument. Confirmatory factor analysis indicates the acceptability of the hypothesis that the data analyzed could have indeed been obtained from the proposed two factor model (self-observation and judgment). The results of this confirmatory factor analysis provide preliminary construct validity for this instrument. A number of theoretically related items were included on the SEVSI - P form to elicity information about the use of goals and pre-planned strategies, actions taken in response to previous poor performances, and emotional responses to performance. A correlational analysis of these items along with the self-observation and judgment subscale scores provided a limited degree of convergent validity for the two subscales. Analyses of variance were done to determine the presence of differences in scoring patterns based on gender or reported ethnic origin. These results indicate slightly higher judgment subscale scores for women and

  9. [Relationship between self-evaluation of their emotions and subjective adaptation to school among junior high school students].

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    Shimoda, Yoshiyuki; Ishizu, Kenichiro; Kashimura, Masami

    2014-02-01

    The effect of self-evaluation of emotions on subjective adaption to school was investigated among junior high school students (n = 217: 112 boys, 105 girls) who participated in a questionnaire survey. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis indicated that for boys "Infringement and maladjustment" differed based on their self-evaluation of anger and anxiety. For girls, on the other hand, the self-evaluation of anger alleviated psychological stress, worsened the "Relationship with the teacher" and the "Relationship with the class", whereas self-evaluation of anxiety played a role in increasing psychological stress and deteriorating the "Relationship with the class." Furthermore, negatively evaluating either anger or anxiety heightened the "Motivation for learning" in girls. These results suggest that the evaluation of emotions is different in boys and girls and for different emotions.

  10. [Reading ability of junior high school students in relation to self-evaluation and depression].

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    Yamashita, Toshiya; Hayashi, Takashi

    2012-01-01

    Guidelines for the diagnosis of reading disorders in elementary school students were published recently in Japan. On the basis of these guidelines, we administrated reading test batteries to 43 Japanese junior high-school students from grade two. The reading test consisted of single sounds, single words, and single sentences. We evaluated the reading speed and the number of reading errors made by the test takers; their performance was compared with the normal value for elementary school students in grade six, as stated in the guidelines. The reading ability of the junior high-school students was not higher than that of the elementary school students. Seven students (16.3%) were found to have reading difficulties (RD group) and they met the criterion for diagnosis of reading disorder as per the guidelines. Three students had difficulties in reading single sounds and single words, but they faced no problems when reading single sentences. It was supposed that the strategies used by the students for reading sentences may have differed from those used for reading single sounds or single words. No significant differences were found between the RD and non-RD group students on scores of scholastic self-evaluation, self-esteem, and depressive symptoms. Therefore, reading difficulty did not directly influence the level of self-evaluation or depression.

  11. An Attempt to Measure Presentation Skill Acquisition Using Peer and Self-evaluation.

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    Morone, Mieko; Sato, Atsuko; Ohno, Isao; Ohkawara, Yuichi; Suzuki, Tsuneyoshi; Nakamura, Hitoshi; Azuma, Yutaka

    2016-01-01

    In six-year pharmacy education programs, humanistic education is now regarded as more important than ever, and we are working to incorporate active learning methods into a variety of subjects. Because performance evaluations are by their nature subjective, it is difficult to ensure the validity of any given assessment. Fifth-year students at Tohoku Pharmaceutical University learn case and prescription analysis in problem-based learning tutorials. As part of this curriculum, 20 presentation and discussion meetings over the course of 10 weeks are held, with approximately 100 students making presentations two or more times each. With regard to the presentation skills that students are expected to acquire, we instructed them to conduct peer evaluations and analyzed the evaluation results for 863 students conducted between 2012 and 2014. From the results, it was found that peer evaluation scores improved between the first and second evaluations for 70% to 86% of students, and furthermore that students who received lower scores in their first evaluations increased their scores correspondingly in the second. In addition, while 87% of students responded positively in the presentation skill acquisition self-evaluations conducted after the completion of the program, there was no correlation between the results of self-evaluation and peer evaluation. It was suggested that many students were able to cultivate an eye for criticism by evaluating other students and gain confidence by becoming aware of their own growth through repeated presentations.

  12. Me, myself and I: temporal dysfunctions during self-evaluation in patients with schizophrenia.

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    Pauly, Katharina D; Kircher, Tilo T J; Schneider, Frank; Habel, Ute

    2014-11-01

    Self-concept is deeply affected in schizophrenia. Positive symptoms in particular are related to disturbed self/other distinctions. The neural networks underlying self-evaluation in schizophrenia have barely been investigated. The study reported here involved 13 patients with schizophrenia and 13 matched controls. During functional MRI, participants decided in three conditions whether the presented positive and negative personality traits characterized themselves, an intimate person, or included a certain letter. Based on the responses, each experimental condition was designed using a flexible factorial model. Controls and patients showed a similar behavioral pattern during self-evaluation, with group comparison revealing decreased activation in patients in the left inferior temporal gyrus and both temporal poles during self-ascription of traits, and in the anterior medial prefrontal cortex during evaluation of an intimate person. In patients, positive symptoms correlated positively with brain activation in the left parahippocampus during trait self-ascription. Hence, while evaluating themselves, schizophrenia patients revealed decreased activation in areas related to self-awareness overlapping with networks involved in theory of mind, empathy and social knowledge. Moreover, patients' brain activation during self-reflection was affected by the current positive symptomatology. The close interaction between self and other highlights the clinical and social relevance of self-processing deficits in schizophrenia.

  13. Perceived autonomy support, motivation regulations and the self-evaluative tendencies of student dancers.

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    Quested, Eleanor; Duda, Joan L

    2011-03-01

    Limited research has considered the social-environmental and motivational processes predictive of self evaluations and body-related concerns. Evidence suggests that low self-esteem, poor body evaluations, and associated anxieties are particularly prevalent among the student dance population. Grounded in self-determination theory (SDT), this study examined the relationships among perceptions of autonomy support, motivation regulations, and self-evaluations of body-related concerns in the context of vocational dance. Three hundred and ninety-two dancers completed questionnaires regarding their perceptions of autonomy support in their dance school, reasons for engaging in dance, self-esteem, social physique anxiety (SPA), and body dissatisfaction. Structural equation modeling analyses revealed that perceived autonomy support predicted intrinsic motivation (+) and amotivation (-). Extrinsic regulation positively predicted SPA. Amotivation mediated the associations between perceptions of autonomy support and dancers' self-esteem, SPA, and body dissatisfaction. The utility of SDT in understanding predictors of self-worth, physical evaluations, and associated concerns was supported. Moreover, this study provides preliminary evidence supporting the applicability of SDT in dance contexts.

  14. Impact of Digital Tooth Preparation Evaluation Technology on Preclinical Dental Students' Technical and Self-Evaluation Skills.

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    Gratton, David G; Kwon, So Ran; Blanchette, Derek; Aquilino, Steven A

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of digital tooth preparation imaging and evaluation technology on dental students' technical abilities, self-evaluation skills, and the assessment of their simulated clinical work. A total of 80 second-year students at one U.S. dental school were assigned to one of three groups: control (n=40), E4D Compare (n=20), and Sirona prepCheck (n=20). Students in the control group were taught by traditional teaching methodologies, and the technology-assisted groups received both traditional training and supplementary feedback from the corresponding digital system. Three outcomes were measured: faculty technical score, self-evaluation score, and E4D Compare scores at 0.30 mm tolerance. Correlations were determined between the groups' scores from visual assessment and self-evaluation and between the visual assessment and digital scores. The results showed that the visual assessment and self-evaluation scores did not differ among groups (p>0.05). Overall, correlations between visual and digital assessment scores were modest though statistically significant (5% level of significance). These results suggest that the use of digital tooth preparation evaluation technology did not impact the students' prosthodontic technical and self-evaluation skills. Visual scores given by faculty and digital assessment scores correlated moderately in only two instances.

  15. FY 1999 Annual Self-Evaluation Report of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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    Randy R. LaBarge

    1999-11-05

    This is a report of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (Pacific Northwest's) FY1999 Annual Self-Evaluation Report. This report summarizes our progress toward accomplishment of the critical outcomes, objectives, and performance indicators as delineated in the FY1999 Performance Evaluation & Fee Agreement. It also summarizes our analysis of the results of Pacific Northwest's Division and Directorate annual self-assessments, and the implementation of our key operational improvement initiatives. Together, these provide an indication of how well we have used our Integrated Assessment processes to identify and plan improvements for FY2000. As you review the report you will find areas of significantly positive progress; you will also note areas where I believe the Laboratory could make improvements. Overall, however, I believe you will be quite pleased to note that we have maintained, or exceeded, the high standards of performance we have set for the Laboratory.

  16. Interaction of core self-evaluations and perceived organizational support on work-to-family enrichment.

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    McNall, Laurel A; Masuda, Aline D; Shanock, Linda Rhoades; Nicklin, Jessica M

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this article was to offer an empirical test of J. H. Greenhaus and G. N. Powell's (2006) model of work-family enrichment by examining dispositional (i.e., core self-evaluations; CSEs) and situational (i.e., perceived organizational support; POS) factors associated with work-to-family enrichment (WFE) and whether these variables interact in predicting WFE. In a survey of 220 employed adults, our hierarchical regression analysis revealed that in highly supportive work environments, individuals reported high WFE regardless of CSE. However, when POS was low, individuals high in CSEs reported higher WFE than those low in CSEs, in support of conservation of resources theory (S. E. Hobfoll, 2002). Implications for research and practice are discussed.

  17. A Self-evaluation of Classroom Language Used When Teaching Grammar

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    2014-01-01

    In the attempt to evaluate the quality of teacher talk, recent communicative approaches have suggested that the modifi-cation of teacher classroom speech and the functional distribution of teacher talk in terms of pedagogical goals should be consid-ered (Seedhouse:1996). This study investigates the relationship between language use and pedagogic purpose from an analysis of a lesson transcript of a grammar lesson, and evaluates the quality of the teacher talk based on the Self-Evaluation of Teacher Talk (SETT) Grid. The purpose is to examine whether the teacher talk is appropriate in the classroom context or mode and to bring about a more conscious and effective use of teacher talk in her teaching profession in the future.

  18. Core self-evaluations and Snyder's hope theory in persons with spinal cord injuries.

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    Smedema, Susan Miller; Chan, Jacob Yuichung; Phillips, Brian N

    2014-11-01

    The objective of the study was to evaluate a motivational model of core self-evaluations (CSE), hope (agency and pathways thinking), participation, and life satisfaction in persons with spinal cord injuries. A cross-sectional, correlational design with path analysis was used to evaluate the model. 187 adults with spinal cord injuries participated in this study. The results indicated an excellent fit between the data and the proposed model. Specifically, CSE was found to directly predict agency and pathways thinking, participation, and life satisfaction. CSE was also found to indirectly predict participation and life satisfaction through agency thinking. Although CSE contributes directly to participation and life satisfaction, it also has a unique role in increasing individuals' motivation to pursue goals, which also predicts participation and life satisfaction. Counseling interventions should be multifaceted and address the components of CSE to increase hope, participation, and life satisfaction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).

  19. Cultural bases for self-evaluation: seeing oneself positively in different cultural contexts.

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    Becker, Maja; Vignoles, Vivian L; Owe, Ellinor; Easterbrook, Matthew J; Brown, Rupert; Smith, Peter B; Bond, Michael Harris; Regalia, Camillo; Manzi, Claudia; Brambilla, Maria; Aldhafri, Said; González, Roberto; Carrasco, Diego; Paz Cadena, Maria; Lay, Siugmin; Schweiger Gallo, Inge; Torres, Ana; Camino, Leoncio; Özgen, Emre; Güner, Ülkü E; Yamakoğlu, Nil; Silveira Lemos, Flávia Cristina; Trujillo, Elvia Vargas; Balanta, Paola; Macapagal, Ma Elizabeth J; Cristina Ferreira, M; Herman, Ginette; de Sauvage, Isabelle; Bourguignon, David; Wang, Qian; Fülöp, Márta; Harb, Charles; Chybicka, Aneta; Mekonnen, Kassahun Habtamu; Martin, Mariana; Nizharadze, George; Gavreliuc, Alin; Buitendach, Johanna; Valk, Aune; Koller, Silvia H

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    Several theories propose that self-esteem, or positive self-regard, results from fulfilling the value priorities of one's surrounding culture. Yet, surprisingly little evidence exists for this assertion, and theories differ about whether individuals must personally endorse the value priorities involved. We compared the influence of four bases for self-evaluation (controlling one's life, doing one's duty, benefitting others, achieving social status) among 4,852 adolescents across 20 cultural samples, using an implicit, within-person measurement technique to avoid cultural response biases. Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses showed that participants generally derived feelings of self-esteem from all four bases, but especially from those that were most consistent with the value priorities of others in their cultural context. Multilevel analyses confirmed that the bases of positive self-regard are sustained collectively: They are predictably moderated by culturally normative values but show little systematic variation with personally endorsed values.

  20. Teacher Self-Evaluation Models As Authentic Portfolio To Monitor Language Teachers' Performance

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    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Many principals or heads of English departments usually use supervising checklists to monitor or evaluate their teachers' performance. As a matter of fact, teachers may not feel satisfied with the feedback they have got from their superiors. This paper aims at inspiring them with ideas of self-learning to improve their own teaching performance for professional development. In this paper, the writer would like to share his own experience as a principal and a head of the English department by exploring self-evaluation models to monitor language teachers' performance in the classroom. For this purpose, it is necessary to identify the needs of language teachers and later this teacher portfolio may also help principals or head of the department evaluate their teachers' performance.

  1. FY2000 Annual Self-Evaluation Report for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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    RR Labarge

    2000-11-15

    This self-evaluation report offers a summary of results from FY2000 actions to achieve Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's strategy and provides an analysis of the state of their self-assessment process. The result of their integrated planning and assessment process identifies Laboratory strengths and opportunities for improvement. Critical elements of that process are included in this report; namely, a high-level summary of external oversight activities, progress against Operations Improvement Initiatives, and a summary of Laboratory strengths and areas for improvement developed by management from across the laboratory. Some key areas targeted for improvement in FY2001 are: systems approach to resource management; information protection; integrated safety management flow-down to the benchtop; cost management; integrated assessment; Price Anderson Amendments Act (PAAA) Program; and travel risk mitigation.

  2. [Self-evaluation of a clinical pathway to improve the results of rectal cancer].

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    Sancho, Cristina; Villalba, Francisco L; García-Coret, M José; Vázquez, Antonio; Safont, M José; Hernández, Ana; Martínez, Encarnación; Martínez-Sanjuán, Vicente; García-Armengol, Juan; Roig, José V

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    To analyse whether the self-evaluation of a clinical pathway improves the results of rectal cancer (RC) treatment. Patients operated on for RC were divided into 3 groups according to biannual modifications of a clinical pathway analysing several indicators. 166 patients: Group A: 2002-3 n=50, B: 2004-5 n=53 and C: 2006-7 n=63, without any differences in age, gender or comorbidity. Preoperative study improved with the introduction of CT scan: 76% in Group C vs. 6% in Group A (P<0.001). All Group C tumours were staged using MR, rectal ultrasound or both, compared to 84% in Group A (P<0.001). The rate of abdominal-perineal resections was reduced from 42% (Group A) to 17% (Group C); (P=0.007) and about 48% of surgeons in Group A vs. 94% in the C had a specific activity in coloproctology (P<0.001). The average lymph node count was: Group A=6.2+/-4.5 vs. 13+/-6.5 in the C and circumferential margin analysis was reported in 24% of Group A vs. 76% in Group C (P<0.001). Parameters such as perioperative blood transfusion, ICU admission, use of nasogastric tube, early feeding or epidural analgesia also improved progressively. Operative mortality decreased non-significantly to 4.7% and anastomotic leaks from 24% to 9.5% with a reduction in postoperative stay from 15 to 11 days during the period analysed (P=0.029). Several indicators have significantly improved in a relatively short period of time due to self-evaluations of the process.

  3. Effects of chiral fragrances on human autonomic nervous system parameters and self-evaluation.

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    Heuberger, E; Hongratanaworakit, T; Böhm, C; Weber, R; Buchbauer, G

    2001-03-01

    The effects of chiral fragrances (enantiomers of limonene and carvone) on the human autonomic nervous system (ANS) and on self-evaluation were studied in 20 healthy volunteers. Each fragrance was administered to each subject by inhalation using an A-A-B design. Individuals were tested in four separate sessions; in one session one fragrance was administered. ANS parameters recorded were skin temperature, skin conductance, breathing rate, pulse rate, blood oxygen saturation and systolic as well as diastolic blood pressure. Subjective experience was assessed in terms of mood, calmness and alertness on visual analog scales. In addition, fragrances were rated in terms of pleasantness, intensity and stimulating property. Inhalation of (+)-limonene led to increased systolic blood pressure, subjective alertness and restlessness. Inhalation of (-)-limonene caused an increase in systolic blood pressure but had no effects on psychological parameters. Inhalation of (-)-carvone caused increases in pulse rate, diastolic blood pressure and subjective restlessness. After inhalation of (+)-carvone increased levels of systolic as well as diastolic blood pressure were observed. Correlational analyses revealed that changes in both ANS parameters and self-evaluation were in part related to subjective evaluation of the odor and suggest that both pharmacological and psychological mechanisms are involved in the observed effects. In conclusion, the present study indicates that: (i) prolonged inhalation of fragrances influences ANS parameters as well as mental and emotional conditions; (ii) effects of fragrances are in part based on subjective evaluation of odor; (iii) chirality of odor molecules seems to be a central factor with respect to the biological activity of fragrances.

  4. Self-Evaluation of Negative Symptoms: A Novel Tool to Assess Negative Symptoms.

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    Dollfus, Sonia; Mach, Cyril; Morello, Rémy

    2016-05-01

    Many patients with schizophrenia have negative symptoms, but their evaluation is a challenge. Thus, standardized assessments are needed to facilitate identification of these symptoms. Many tools have been developed, but most are based on observer ratings. Self-evaluation can provide an additional outcome measure and allow patients to be more engaged in their treatment. The aim of this study was to present a novel tool, Self-evaluation of Negative Symptoms (SNS), and demonstrate its validity. Forty-nine patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders according to DSM-5 were evaluated. Cronbach's coefficient (α = 0.867) showed good internal consistency. Factor analysis extracted 2 factors (apathy and emotional) that accounted for 75.2% of the variance. The SNS significantly correlated with the Scale of Assessment of Negative Symptoms (r= 0.628) and the Clinician Global Impression on the severity of negative symptoms (r= 0.599), supporting good convergent validity. SNS scores did not correlate with level of insight (r= 0.008), Parkinsonism (r= 0.175) or Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale positive subscores (r= 0.253), which indicates good discriminant validity. The intrasubject reliability of the SNS revealed excellent intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC = 0.942). Taken together, the results show that the SNS has good psychometric properties and satisfactory acceptance by patients. The study also demonstrates the ability of patients with schizophrenia to accurately report their own experiences. Self-assessments of negative symptoms should be more widely employed in clinical practice because they may allow patients with schizophrenia to develop appropriate coping strategies.

  5. Family incivility and job performance: a moderated mediation model of psychological distress and core self-evaluation.

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    Lim, Sandy; Tai, Kenneth

    2014-03-01

    This study extends the stress literature by exploring the relationship between family incivility and job performance. We examine whether psychological distress mediates the link between family incivility and job performance. We also investigate how core self-evaluation might moderate this mediated relationship. Data from a 2-wave study indicate that psychological distress mediates the relationship between family incivility and job performance. In addition, core self-evaluation moderates the relationship between family incivility and psychological distress but not the relationship between psychological distress and job performance. The results hold while controlling for general job stress, family-to-work conflict, and work-to-family conflict. The findings suggest that family incivility is linked to poor performance at work, and psychological distress and core self-evaluation are key mechanisms in the relationship.

  6. THE EFFECT OF SELF-SET GRADE GOALS AND CORE SELF-EVALUATIONS ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: A DIARY STUDY.

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    Bipp, Tanja; Kleingeld, Ad; Van Den Tooren, Marieke; Schinkel, Sonja

    2015-12-01

    The aim of this diary study was to examine the effect of self-set grade goals and core self-evaluations on academic performance. Data were collected among 59 university students (M age = 18.4 yr., SD = 0.8) in a 2-wk. exam period on up to five exam days. Multilevel analyses revealed that the individual grade goals students set for their exams were positively related to the grades they obtained for these exams. However, the goal-performance relationship only applied to students scoring high on core self-evaluations. The results of this study contribute to the understanding of the effect of self-set grade goals and core self-evaluations on academic performance and imply important practical applications to enhance academic performance.

  7. [Self-evaluation maintenance processes in time sequential changes of relations between friend choice and school performance].

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    Isozaki, M

    1993-02-01

    The purpose is to elucidate the sequential change in relations between students' friend choice and their school performance in terms of self-evaluation maintenance model. One hundred and thirty-five elementary school children and one hundred and twenty junior high school students were used as subjects of this survey. On the two questionnaires, each student was asked how he rated his own school performance, that of his friend, and that of his distant classmate, on both the high and low relevant subjects. According to the result of the survey, most students changed the combinations of each factor (relevance, closeness, school performance) in order to maintain their desirable self-evaluation. A time sequential analysis showed that students' self-evaluation maintenance processes were not so much based on their own ratings of school performance as on actual grades. It also showed that self-evaluation maintenance and personality traits were related to each other: As for elementary school children, their personality traits were related to the ratings of their own school performance and of their friends' school performance.

  8. Parental Influences on Greek Adolescents' Career Decision-Making Difficulties: The Mediating Role of Core Self-Evaluations

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    Koumoundourou, Georgia; Tsaousis, Ioannis; Kounenou, Kalliope

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to explore the influence of family characteristics (family function and parental authority styles) and core self-evaluations (CSE), in adolescents' career formation. Drawing on the relational framework of Cutrona and Russell, the study examined the mediating role of CSE on the relationship between family and parental…

  9. Negative Attitudes toward Older Workers and Hiring Decisions: Testing the Moderating Role of Decision Makers’ Core Self-Evaluations

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    Fasbender, Ulrike; Wang, Mo

    2017-01-01

    Organizational hiring practices have been charged for unfair treatment on the grounds of age. Drawing on theories of planned behavior and core self-evaluations, this research investigated the impact of negative attitudes toward older workers on hiring decisions and examined the moderating role of decision-makers’ core self-evaluations. We tested our hypotheses based on a structured online questionnaire and a vignette study using a sample of 102 participants working in human resource management across different industries. As predicted, negative attitudes toward older workers were positively related to avoidance of hiring older people, which in turn was negatively related to the likelihood to select the oldest candidate. Because hiring decisions are not only about the hiring subject but also about the decision-maker, we tested the moderating role of decision-makers’ core self-evaluations. Results showed that core self-evaluations buffered the relationship between negative attitudes toward older workers and avoidance of hiring older people. Theoretical implications of the findings with regard to hiring decisions about older people and practical recommendations to improve diversity management strategies and age-balanced hiring practices in organizations are discussed. PMID:28127291

  10. Motivated Shortcomings in Explanation: The Role of Comparative Self-Evaluation and Awareness of Explanation Recipient's Knowledge

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    Ray, Devin G.; Neugebauer, Josephine; Sassenberg, Kai; Buder, Jurgen; Hesse, Friedrich W.

    2013-01-01

    Being aware of someone else's existing knowledge is a prerequisite to effectively adapting an explanation to that person's learning needs. However, such knowledge awareness introduces the potential for motivated self-evaluation based on relative knowledge, that is, for social comparison. Because favorable social comparisons are actively defended,…

  11. Parental Influences on Greek Adolescents' Career Decision-Making Difficulties: The Mediating Role of Core Self-Evaluations

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    Koumoundourou, Georgia; Tsaousis, Ioannis; Kounenou, Kalliope

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to explore the influence of family characteristics (family function and parental authority styles) and core self-evaluations (CSE), in adolescents' career formation. Drawing on the relational framework of Cutrona and Russell, the study examined the mediating role of CSE on the relationship between family and parental…

  12. Creation of minimum standard tool for palliative care in India and self-evaluation of palliative care programs using it

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: It is important to ensure that minimum standards for palliative care based on available resources are clearly defined and achieved. Aims: (1 Creation of minimum National Standards for Palliative Care for India. (2 Development of a tool for self-evaluation of palliative care organizations. (3 Evaluation of the tool in India. In 2006, Pallium India assembled a working group at the national level to develop minimum standards. The standards were to be evaluated by palliative care services in the country. Materials and Methods: The working group prepared a "standards" document, which had two parts - the first composed of eight "essential" components and the second, 22 "desirable" components. The working group sent the document to 86 hospice and palliative care providers nationwide, requesting them to self-evaluate their palliative care services based on the standards document, on a modified Likert scale. Results: Forty-nine (57% palliative care organizations responded, and their self-evaluation of services based on the standards tool was analyzed. The majority of the palliative care providers met most of the standards identified as essential by the working group. A variable percentage of organizations had satisfied the desirable components of the standards. Conclusions: We demonstrated that the "standards tool" could be applied effectively in practice for self-evaluation of quality of palliative care services.

  13. Attribution and Self-Evaluation of Continuous Performance Test Task Performance in Medicated and Unmedicated Adults with ADHD

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    Barrilleaux, Katie; Advokat, Claire

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To determine if adults with ADHD differed from children with ADHD, in assessing their performance on the Conners Continuous Performance Test (CPT). Method: ADHD-diagnosed adults (n = 13) and adults without ADHD (n = 17) were tested twice on the CPT and then completed self-evaluation and attribution surveys. Results: Nonmedicated…

  14. Investigating the Influences of Core Self-Evaluations, Job Autonomy, and Intrinsic Motivation on In-Role Job Performance

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    Joo, Baek-Kyoo; Jeung, Chang-Wook; Yoon, Hea Jun

    2010-01-01

    This study investigates the effects of core self-evaluations, job autonomy, and intrinsic motivation on employees' perceptions of their in-role job performance, based on a cross-sectional survey of 283 employees in a Fortune Global 100 company in Korea. The results suggest that employees perceived higher in-role job performance when they had…

  15. Effects of an SWH Approach and Self-Evaluation on Sixth Grade Students' Learning and Retention of an Electricity Unit

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    Memis, Esra Kabatas; Seven, Sabriye

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of guided, inquiry-based laboratory activities using the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) approach and self-evaluation on students' science achievement. The study involved three sixth grade classes studying an electricity unit taught by the same primary school teacher. Before the study began, one…

  16. iSELF: The development of an Internet-Tool for self-evaluation and learner feedback

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    Theunissen, N.; Stubbé, H.

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes the theoretical basis and development of the iSELF: an Internet-tool for Self-Evaluation and Learner Feedback to stimulate self-directed learning in ubiquitous learning environments. In ubiquitous learning, learners follow their own trails of interest, scaffolded by coaches, pee

  17. Turnover intentions of employees with informal eldercare responsibilities : The role of core self-evaluations and supervisor support

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    Greaves, Claire E.; Parker, Stacey L.; Zacher, Hannes; Jimmieson, Nerina L.

    2015-01-01

    As longevity increases, so does the need for care of older relatives by working family members. This research examined the interactive effect of core self-evaluations and supervisor support on turnover intentions in two samples of employees with informal caregiving responsibilities. Data were obtain

  18. Effects of an SWH Approach and Self-Evaluation on Sixth Grade Students' Learning and Retention of an Electricity Unit

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    Memis, Esra Kabatas; Seven, Sabriye

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of guided, inquiry-based laboratory activities using the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) approach and self-evaluation on students' science achievement. The study involved three sixth grade classes studying an electricity unit taught by the same primary school teacher. Before the study began, one…

  19. Turnover Intentions of Employees With Informal Eldercare Responsibilities: The Role of Core Self-Evaluations and Supervisor Support.

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    Greaves, Claire E; Parker, Stacey L; Zacher, Hannes; Jimmieson, Nerina L

    2015-12-01

    As longevity increases, so does the need for care of older relatives by working family members. This research examined the interactive effect of core self-evaluations and supervisor support on turnover intentions in two samples of employees with informal caregiving responsibilities. Data were obtained from 57 employees from Australia (Study 1) and 66 employees from the United States and India (Study 2). Results of Study 1 revealed a resource compensation effect, that is, an inverse relationship between core self-evaluations and turnover intentions when supervisor care support was low. Results of Study 2 extended these findings by demonstrating resource boosting effects. Specifically, there was an inverse relationship between core self-evaluations and subsequent turnover intentions for those with high supervisor work and care support. In addition, employees' satisfaction and emotional exhaustion from their work mediated the inverse relationship between core self-evaluations and subsequent turnover intentions when supervisor work support and care support were high. Overall, these findings highlight the importance of employee- and supervisor-focused intervention strategies in organizations to support informal caregivers.

  20. Self Evaluations of Educational Administration and Supervision Graduate Students in Turkey

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to examine the self evaluations of educational administration and supervision graduate students about their own qualifications in the context of National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education in Turkey (NQF-HETR in a descriptive way. In this respect, this study was designed as a qualitative research. Participants consisted of 15 master and 6 doctoral students who had completed the courses at educational administration and supervision graduate program. To collect the data, a semi-structured interview form developed by researchers was used. The results demonstrated that graduate students had problems especially with associating theory and practice, using research methods and techniques, designing interdisciplinary studies and studies capable of providing solutions for country problems, sharing knowledge in national and international platforms, and using foreign language. In addition, it was determined that participants had great expectations from course advisor faculty members in terms of overcoming the deficiencies expressed in the study. In the light of the results, some suggestions have been made in order to make graduate programs more capable of providing necessary knowledge, skills and competence expressed in NQF-HETR.

  1. Advice networks in teams: the role of transformational leadership and members' core self-evaluations.

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    Zhang, Zhen; Peterson, Suzanne J

    2011-09-01

    This article examines the team-level factors promoting advice exchange networks in teams. Drawing upon theory and research on transformational leadership, team diversity, and social networks, we hypothesized that transformational leadership positively influences advice network density in teams and that advice network density serves as a mediating mechanism linking transformational leadership to team performance. We further hypothesized a 3-way interaction in which members' mean core self-evaluation (CSE) and diversity in CSE jointly moderate the transformational leadership-advice network density relationship, such that the relationship is positive and stronger for teams with low diversity in CSE and high mean CSE. In addition, we expected that advice network centralization attenuates the positive influence of network density on team performance. Results based on multisource data from 79 business unit management teams showed support for these hypotheses. The results highlight the pivotal role played by transformational leadership and team members' CSEs in enhancing team social networks and, ultimately, team effectiveness. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved

  2. Core self-evaluations and training effectiveness: prediction through motivational intervening mechanisms.

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    Stanhope, Daniel S; Pond, Samuel B; Surface, Eric A

    2013-09-01

    Understanding the processes through which trainee characteristics influence learning is important for identifying mechanisms that drive training effectiveness. We examine the direct and indirect paths through which core self-evaluations (CSE) impact learning. We also include general cognitive ability (GCA) to explore whether CSE's paths to effectiveness differ from those of a well-documented predictor of learning. We proposed a model in which CSE contributes to training effectiveness through its influence on motivational intervening mechanisms, and we tested this model empirically with military personnel (N = 638) who participated in job-required training. The data supported a partially mediated model. Irrespective of inclusion of GCA as a control variable, motivation and effort allocation (MEA) process variables (i.e., training motivation, midtraining self-efficacy, and midtraining goal setting) mediated (or partially mediated) the relationship between CSE and training outcomes that included affective (e.g., intentions to transfer), cognitive (e.g., declarative knowledge), and skill-based (e.g., proficiency) learning. Conversely, GCA had neither direct nor indirect effects on affective learning but did demonstrate direct effects on cognitive and skill-based learning. Results support the utility of including CSE in training research and practice, suggest that MEA serves as an explanatory mechanism for CSE's relation to learning outcomes, and demonstrate that CSE and GCA differentially influence training effectiveness and do so through different explanatory mechanisms.

  3. A Novel Self-Evaluation Tool to Assess the Team Function of a Child Protection Team

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    Kistin, Caroline J.; Tien, Irene; Leventhal, John M.; Bauchner, Howard

    2011-01-01

    Objective To develop a reliable and valid self-evaluation tool for use by child protection team (CPT) members. Methods An on-line survey was administered to members of 10 CPTs. The survey included 3 sections: 1) Initial Conditions (eg, team composition, resources); 2) Enabling Conditions (eg, team effort, strategy); and 3) Team Effectiveness (eg, team cohesion, meeting performance standards). Each section contained multiple subscales. Internal consistency was calculated using Cronbach’s α. To evaluate construct validity, the subscale scores of the most advanced teams who qualified as centers of excellence (N=3) were compared to the subscale scores of the other teams (N=7) to determine whether the tool could distinguish between the two. Results Of 116 team members, 83 (72%) completed the survey. The subscales exhibited good internal consistency (α = 0.71 – 0.97). The 3 centers of excellence had significantly higher mean scores than the other 7 CPTs on the following subscales: incentives (in the Initial Conditions section) (61.46 vs. 38.89, p = 0.003), effort (in the Enabling Conditions section) (79.31 vs. 67.70, p = 0.003), and professional growth (in the Team Effectiveness section) (83.89 vs. 80.40, p = 0.004). Conclusions This novel survey demonstrates satisfactory test characteristics and can be used to assess CPT performance and identify areas for improvement. PMID:21959096

  4. [Self-evaluation of posture by elderly people with or without thoracic kyphosis].

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    Gasparotto, Lívia Pimenta Renó; Reis, Camila Costa Ibiapina; Ramos, Luiz Roberto; Santos, José Francisco Quirino Dos

    2012-03-01

    This article lists the differences between self-perception of body posture among the elderly suffering from postural alterations or not, in order to ascertain whether self-evaluation of posture can lead to preventive measures. Eighteen cases from the elderly population participated in the EPIDOSO project at UNIFESP and were subjected to postural evaluation. Postures were photographed and copies given to the participants and their subsequent comments were analyzed by the qualitative method. The narratives were taped and cataloguedusingthe technique of theoretical axial and selective coding from the perspective of symbolic interactionism. A passive attitude was identified among the elderly in relation to postural alterations. There is a distortion of body image by those with postural deviation. Participants with adequate spinal alignment were more conscious about body posture and the importance of this being assimilated in the phases prior to aging. The adoption of postural self-care seems to occur in the earlier stages of aging and preventive measures should be implemented at this stage. Lack of concern about posture is linked to the concept of the elderly regarding the notion that aging is, in itself, the accumulation of inevitably simultaneous or successive dysfunctions.

  5. Peer-comparison overconfidence: Does it measure bias in self-evaluation?

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    Bi, Yan-Ling; Du, Xue-Lei; Li, Shu

    2013-04-01

    Overconfidence is generally regarded as one of the most robust findings in the psychology of judgment. A precise method for evaluating overconfidence is essential if researchers are to validate these findings. Although peer-comparison questions are a convenient tool for measuring overconfidence, their validity has been questioned. We employed a specific paradigm to verify the validity, and the respondents were asked to predict a verifiable future event in a real-world setting that allowed empirical checking and comparison between the actual result and the prediction. Studies 1 and 2 found that the actual percentile of overconfidence could be accurately predicted using our initial calculation of participants' peer-comparison overconfidence in answering questions about academic performance. Study 3 found a similar effect when using questions related to job hunting. All studies indicated that peer-comparison questions are valid for measuring bias in self-evaluation. Thus, future studies could employ peer-comparison questions to investigate the domain specificity versus the domain generality of overconfidence.

  6. Examining the Effects of Teacher and Self-Evaluation of Disruptive Behavior via School-Home Notes for Two Young Children in Kindergarten

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    McGoey, Kara E.; Prodan, Tana; Condit, Nancy

    2007-01-01

    This study replicates and extends previous research in the area of managing the disruptive classroom behavior of young children. The effectiveness of teacher and self-evaluation through school-home notes was explored. A combination self-evaluation and school-home note procedure was implemented with two kindergarten boys. A single-subject reversal…

  7. Core self-evaluations and work engagement: Testing a perception, action, and development path.

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    Tims, Maria; Akkermans, Jos

    2017-01-01

    Core self-evaluations (CSE) have predictive value for important work outcomes such as job satisfaction and job performance. However, little is known about the mechanisms that may explain these relationships. The purpose of the present study is to contribute to CSE theory by proposing and subsequently providing a first test of theoretically relevant mediating paths through which CSE may be related to work engagement. Based on approach/avoidance motivation and Job Demands-Resources theory, we examined a perception (via job characteristics), action (via job crafting), and development path (via career competencies). Two independent samples were obtained from employees working in Germany and The Netherlands (N = 303 and N = 404, respectively). When taking all mediators into account, results showed that the perception path represented by autonomy and social support played a minor role in the relationship between CSE and work engagement. Specifically, autonomy did not function as a mediator in both samples while social support played a marginally significant role in the CSE-work engagement relationship in sample 1 and received full support in sample 2. The action path exemplified by job crafting mediated the relationship between CSE and work engagement in both samples. Finally, the development path operationalized with career competencies mediated the relationship between CSE and work engagement in sample 1. The study presents evidence for an action and development path over and above the often tested perception path to explain how CSE is related to work engagement. This is one of the first studies to propose and show that CSE not only influences perceptions but also triggers employee actions and developmental strategies that relate to work engagement.

  8. I won't let you down... or will I? Core self-evaluations, other-orientation, anticipated guilt and gratitude, and job performance.

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    Grant, Adam M; Wrzesniewski, Amy

    2010-01-01

    Although core self-evaluations have been linked to higher job performance, research has shown variability in the strength of this relationship. We propose that high core self-evaluations are more likely to increase job performance for other-oriented employees, who tend to anticipate feelings of guilt and gratitude. We tested these hypotheses across 3 field studies using different operationalizations of both performance and other-orientation (prosocial motivation, agreeableness, and duty). In Study 1, prosocial motivation strengthened the association between core self-evaluations and the performance of professional university fundraisers. In Study 2, agreeableness strengthened the association between core self-evaluations and supervisor ratings of initiative among public service employees. In Study 3, duty strengthened the association between core self-evaluations and the objective productivity of call center employees, and this moderating relationship was mediated by feelings of anticipated guilt and gratitude. We discuss implications for theory and research on personality and job performance.

  9. Spent Nuclear Fuel Project FY 1996 Multi-Year Program Plan WBS No. 1.4.1, Revision 1

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    1995-09-01

    This document describes the Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Project portion of the Hanford Strategic Plan for the Hanford Reservation in Richland, Washington. The SNF Project was established to evaluate and integrate the urgent risks associated with N-reactor fuel currently stored at the Hanford site in the K Basins, and to manage the transfer and disposition of other spent nuclear fuels currently stored on the Hanford site. An evaluation of alternatives for the expedited removal of spent fuels from the K Basin area was performed. Based on this study, a Recommended Path Forward for the K Basins was developed and proposed to the U.S. DOE.

  10. Statements of work for FY 1996 to 2001 for the Hanford Low-Level Tank Waste Performance Assessment Project

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    Mann, F.M.

    1995-06-07

    The statements of work for each activity and task of the Hanford Low-Level Tank Waste Performance Assessment project are given for the fiscal years 1996 through 2001. The end product of this program is approval of a final performance assessment by the Department of Energy in the year 2000.

  11. General Counsel`s Office FY 1996 Site Support Program Plan: WBS 6.10.5. Revision 1

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    Moreno, S.R.

    1995-09-01

    This is the General Counsel`s Office site support program plan for the US DOE Hanford site. The topics addressed in the program plan include a mission statement, description of activities, program objectives, planning assumptions, program constraints, work breakdown structure, milestone list, milestone description sheets, and activity detail.

  12. IYA2009 NASA Programs: Midyear Status

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    Hasan, H.; Smith, D. A.

    2010-08-01

    NASA's Science Mission Directorate's (SMD) celebration of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009 was kicked off in January 2009 with a sneak preview of a multi-wavelength image of M101, and of other images from NASA's space science missions. Since then some of the exciting science generated by NASA's missions in astrophysics, planetary science and heliophysics, which has been given an IYA2009 flavor, has been made available to students, educators and the public worldwide. Some examples of the progress of NASA's programs are presented. The Visions of the Universe traveling exhibit of NASA images to public libraries around the country has been a spectacular success and is being extended to include more libraries. NASA IYA Student Ambassadors met at summer workshop and presented their projects. NASA's Afterschool Universe has provided IYA training to community-based organizations, while pre-launch teacher workshops associated with the Kepler and WISE missions have been designed to engage educators in the science of these missions. IYA activities have been associated with several missions launched this year. These include the Hubble Servicing Mission 4, Kepler, Herschel/Planck, and LCROSS. The NASA IYA website continues to be popular, getting visitors spanning a wide spectrum. NASA's IYA programs have captured the imagination of the public and continue to keep it engaged in the scientific exploration of the universe.

  13. NEAMS-IPL MOOSE Midyear Framework Activities

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    Permann, Cody [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Alger, Brian [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Peterson, John [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Slaughter, Andrew [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Andrš, David [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Martineau, Richard [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

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    The MOOSE Framework is a modular pluggable framework for building complex simulations. The ability to add new objects with custom syntax is a core capability that makes MOOSE a powerful platform for coupling multiple applications together within a single environment. The creation of a new, more standardized JSON syntax output improves the external interfaces for generating graphical components or for validating input file syntax. The design of this interface and the requirements it satisfies are covered in this short report.

  14. Influence of Personality Traits in Self-Evaluative Salience, Motivational Salience and Self-Consciousness of Appearance

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    José Carlos da Silva Mendes

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available AimThe aim of this study was to understand the possible influence of personality traits on the importance and significance of perception of body image and self-awareness of appearance in individuals.Method214 online recruited subjects between the ages of 17 and 64 years answered to a socio-demographic questionnaire, the Portuguese version of the instruments NEO-FFI (NEO-Five Factor Inventory, ASI-R (The Appearance Schemas Inventory – Revised and DAS-24 (Derriford Appearance Scale – short.ResultsIt was found that age, Neuroticism and Agreeableness dimensions significantly influence an individual's investment in body image and self-awareness of appearance. Sexual orientations differed with regard to Self-Evaluative Salience and Self-Consciousness of Appearance.ConclusionThe performed analysis showed that neuroticism and agreeableness are related to Self-Evaluative Salience and Self-Consciousness of Appearance.

  15. Emotional responses to a romantic partner's imaginary rejection: the roles of attachment anxiety, covert narcissism, and self-evaluation.

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    Besser, Avi; Priel, Beatriz

    2009-02-01

    These studies tested the associations between responses to an induced imaginary romantic rejection and individual differences on dimensions of attachment and covert narcissism. In Study 1 (N=125), we examined the associations between attachment dimensions and emotional responses to a vignette depicting a scenario of romantic rejection, as measured by self-reported negative mood states, expressions of anger, somatic symptoms, and self-evaluation. Higher scores on attachment anxiety, but not on attachment avoidance, were associated with stronger reactions to the induced rejection. Moreover, decreased self-evaluation scores (self-esteem and pride) were found to mediate these associations. In Study 2 (N=88), the relative contributions of covert narcissism and attachment anxiety to the emotional responses to romantic rejection were explored. Higher scores on covert narcissism were associated with stronger reactions to the induced rejection. Moreover, covert narcissism seemed to constitute a specific aspect of attachment anxiety.

  16. Determining the Importance of Self-Evaluation on the Goal-Performance Effect in Goal Setting: Primary Findings

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    Martin, Bruce; McNally, Jeffrey J.; Taggar, Simon

    2015-01-01

    Although goal-setting theory is among the most studied theories in organizational behavior and work motivation, the underlying motivations that drive the goal-performance effect have received less attention. The authors examined the role of self-evaluation in generating the goal-performance effect via blind testing in a laboratory experiment, in which participants (N = 405) performed an idea generation task under conditions eliminating the potential for external-evaluation. Designed to replic...

  17. The Effects of a Self-Evaluation Package on the Presentation, Praise, and Error Correction Skills of Special Education Students

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    Milligan, Patsy Ann

    2010-01-01

    Previous research has shown that various forms of self-evaluation improve teachers' instructional skills. Common among all studies reviewed is the importance of explicit pedagogy linked to improved student outcomes and clear instruction on how to self-assess. Both of these appear critical to sustained change in teachers' behaviors. In this study new teachers were provided initial didactic instruction to improve their presentation skills, praise rate, and error corrections. In addition, the ...

  18. Undue influence of weight on self-evaluation: a population-based twin study of gender differences.

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    Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Bulik, Cynthia M; Kendler, Kenneth S; Roysamb, Espen; Tambs, Kristian; Torgersen, Svenn; Harris, Jennifer R

    2004-03-01

    To explore the extent to which genetic and environmental factors contribute to liability to placing undue importance on weight as an indicator of self-evaluation and to determine whether differences exist across genders in the nature and magnitude of these effects. Self-report data were collected on 8,045 same-sex and opposite-sex twins, aged 18-31 years, from a population-based registry of Norwegian twins. Structural equation modeling was utilized to estimate the relative contribution of genetic and environmental factors to liability for undue influence of weight on self-evaluation, allowing for gender-specific effects. Individual variation in undue influence of weight on self-evaluation was best explained by shared and individual environmental influences. No significant gender differences were found. Shared environmental factors accounted for 31% of the variance. These results raise the possibility that there may be distinct sources of familial resemblance for different symptoms of bulimia nervosa as codified in the 4th ed. of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). Copyright 2004 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 35: 123-132, 2004.

  19. Effects of person-vocation fit and core self-evaluation on career commitment of medical university students: the mediator roles of anxiety and career satisfaction.

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    Xiao, Wei; Zhou, Liang; Wu, Qing; Zhang, Yan; Miao, Danmin; Zhang, Jiaxi; Peng, Jiaxi

    2014-02-20

    How the career commitment of medical university students can be improved is an underinvestigated topic. This experimental study aims to explore the factors that influence career commitment of medical university students. One hundred eighty-two medical university students completed the vocational value questionnaire, state anxiety scale, core self-evaluation scale, Minnesota satisfaction questionnaire, and the Chinese career commitment questionnaire. (1) A mismatch was found between the vocational value and the medical career of medical university students, primarily in their self-development; (2) Core self-evaluation can significantly predict the continued commitment of medical university students; (3) Vocational value, career fit, and core self-evaluation can significantly predict the affective commitment and normative commitment of medical university students, while state anxiety and vocational satisfaction play significant mediating roles. Both person-vocation fit and core self-evaluation can affect the career commitment of medical university students, while job satisfaction and state anxiety play mediating roles.

  20. A Comparative Study on Teaching Effects of Different Innovative Methods for Curriculum System: A Students' Self Evaluation Study

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    Luo, Lingling; Wang, Na; Zhang, Ping

    2016-01-01

    . This study designs the randomly experimental targets in the two control groups for pretest and post-test. This study tests creative thinking and student self-evaluation questionnaire, and the result indicates that in terms of the pretest for the two groups of students the indicators have no significant...... difference. In light of the post-test, for the two groups of students, their creative thinking indicators have improved significantly. However, the differences between the experimental group and the control group are not significant. Finally, this study has discussed the value of TRIZ Course contained...

  1. [The effect of humor in the workplace on mental/physical health and self-evaluation of job performance].

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    Maruyama, Junichi; Fuji, Kei

    2016-04-01

    In this study we aimed to examine the contents of humor in the Japanese workplace and to understand the effects of humor on mental/physical health and self-evaluation of job performance. Japanese workers (N = 436) responded to questionnaires addressing workplace humor, feelings about workplace, workplace communication, mental/physical health, and perceived job performance. An exploratory factor analysis indicated that there are five types of workplace humor: norm-violating humor, experience-sharing humor workplace-enjoying humor, people-recalling humor, and outside-mocking humor. A covariance structural analysis showed that norm-violating humor and workplace-enjoying humor decreased mental and physical health by promoting both negative feelings in the workplace and self-disclosure about the negative side of work. Results also revealed that experience-sharing humor, people-recalling humor, and outside-mocking humor had a positive effect on the self-evaluation of job performance as well as mental and physical health, by promoting both positive feelings and mutual communication in the workplace. Results suggest that humor in the workplace has various influences on workers depending on the type of workplace humor.

  2. Life satisfaction, health, self-evaluation and sexuality in current university students of sport sciences, education and natural sciences

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Lifestyle and health of an individual are influenced by many factors; a significant factor is life satisfaction. Life satisfaction is understood as a multidimensional construct closely related to the area of personal wellbeing and quality of life. Life satisfaction in university students represents one of the determinants of good health, high motivation for studying, work productivity, satisfactory interpersonal relationships and overall healthy lifestyle. Objective: The main objective of the present study is to identify and compare the level of overall life satisfaction and selected components of health, self-evaluation and sexuality in current university students with respect to their study specialization. Methods: The study included a total of 522 students from Palacký University. These were students from the Faculty of Physical Culture (n = 118, Faculty of Education (n = 218 and Faculty of Science (n = 186. In terms of age, the study focused on young adults aged 19 to 26. To assess the current level of life satisfaction, the research study used a standardized psychodiagnostic tool - Life Satisfaction Questionnaire (LSQ. The used diagnostic methods are fully standardized and contain domestic normative values. Statistical result processing was conducted using the Statistica programme v10.0. Results: The highest level of overall life satisfaction was revealed in university students of sport sciences. In comparison with the students of education and students of natural sciences the difference is significant. Satisfaction with health among the students of sport sciences is significantly higher than in the students of education (p ≤ .001; d = 0.53 and the students of natural sciences (p ≤ .05; d = 0.38. Similar results were found in the area of satisfaction with own person and self-evaluation, where the values of the students of sport sciences were significantly higher compared with the students of education (p

  3. Self-evaluation System for Low carbon Industrial Park--A Case Study of TEDA Industrial Park in Tianjin

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    Wenyan, W.; Fanghua, H.; Ying, C.; Ouyang, W.; Yuan, Q.

    2013-12-01

    Massive fossil fuel burning caused by industrialization development is one major reason of global climate change. After Copenhagen climate summit, the studies of low-carbon city gain attentions from many countries. On 25th Nov. 2009, the State Council executive meeting announced that by 2020 China will reduce the carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP by 40% to 45% compared with the level of 2005. Industrial Park as an important part of city, has developed rapidly in recent years, and turns into a key element and an alternative mechanism to achieve emission reduction target. Thus, establishing a low carbon development model for industrial park is one of the most effective ways to build sustainable low carbon cities. By adopting the self-evaluation system of low carbon industrial park, this research aims to summarize the low carbon concept in industrial park practice. According to The Guide for Low Carbon Industrial Development Zones, the quantitative evaluation system is divided into 4 separate categories with 23 different quantitative indicators. The 4 categories include: 1) energy and GHG management (weigh 60%), 2) circular economy and environmental protection (weigh 15%), 3) administration and incentive mechanisms of industrial parks (weigh 15%), and 4) planning and urban forms (weigh 10%). By going through the necessary stages and by leading continuous improvements low carbon development goals can be achieved. Tianjin TEDA industrial park is selected as one case study to conduct an assessment on TEDA low-carbon development condition. Tianjin TEDA Industrial Park is already an ecological demonstration industrial park in China, with good foundations on environmental protection, resource recycling, etc. Based on the self-evaluation system, the indicators, such as the energy using efficiency and the degree of land intensive utilization, are also analyzed and assessed. Through field survey and data collection, in accordance with the quantitative self-evaluation

  4. The Effects of Writing Anxiety and Motivation on EFL College Students' Self-Evaluative Judgments of Corrective Feedback.

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    Tsao, Jui-Jung; Tseng, Wen-Ta; Wang, Chaochang

    2017-04-01

    Feedback is regarded as a way to foster students' motivation and to ensure linguistic accuracy. However, mixed findings are reported in the research on written corrective feedback because of its multifaceted nature and its correlations with learners' individual differences. It is necessary, therefore, to conduct further research on corrective feedback from the student's perspective and to examine how individual differences in terms of factors such as writing anxiety and motivation predict learners' self-evaluative judgments of both teacher-corrected and peer-corrected feedback. For this study, 158 Taiwanese college sophomores participated in a survey that comprised three questionnaires. Results demonstrated that intrinsic motivation and different types of writing anxiety predicted English as foreign language learners' evaluative judgments of teacher and peer feedback. The findings have implications for English-writing instruction.

  5. Core Self-Evaluations and Job and Life Satisfaction: The Mediating and Moderated Mediating Role of Job Insecurity.

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    Hsieh, Hui-Hsien; Huang, Jie-Tsuen

    2017-04-03

    This study examined the mediating role of job insecurity in the relationship between core self-evaluations (CSE) and job satisfaction, while also investigating the moderating role of job insecurity in the mediated relationship between CSE and life satisfaction via job satisfaction. Survey data were collected from a sample of 346 full-time employees in Taiwan. We found that job insecurity partially mediated the CSE-job satisfaction relationship. Moreover, we found that job insecurity moderated not only the relationship between CSE and job satisfaction but also the mediated relationship between CSE and life satisfaction via job satisfaction. Specifically, both the CSE-job satisfaction relationship and the CSE-job satisfaction-life satisfaction relationship became stronger when job insecurity was low. Our results emphasize the importance of raising employees' CSE, which is beneficial not only for diminishing their perceptions of job insecurity, but also for boosting their job and life satisfaction. Practical implications and directions for future research are discussed.

  6. The self-evaluation of Slovenian prospective chemistry teachers' progress during their practical pedagogical training in primary schools.

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    Wissiak Grm, Katarina S; Savec, Vesna Ferk

    2014-01-01

    The present research deals with the self-evaluation of prospective chemistry teachers' progress during their practical pedagogical training (PPT) in primary schools. The sample consisted of 42 students from the 3rd and 4th years of the undergraduate programmes "Chemistry and Biology" or "Chemistry and Physics" at the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana. For the purpose of the investigation, the students completed questionnaires after each day of their practical pedagogical training, and at the end the entire training wrote reflective essays about their most significant experiences. Analysis of the results reveals that the students believe that practical pedagogical training makes a crucial contribution to their practical pedagogical education in the light of their future profession. The students also reported on their progress concerning the various skills that were developed.

  7. Self-liking and self-competence separate self-evaluation from self-deception: associations with personality, ability, and achievement.

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    Mar, Raymond A; DeYoung, Colin G; Higgins, Daniel M; Peterson, Jordan B

    2006-08-01

    The similarities between measures of self-evaluation and self-deception are reviewed, and a method for discriminating between them is proposed, using personality profiles and relations to ability and achievement. Across two samples, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) and Tafarodi's measures of self-evaluation were used to demonstrate that the RSES and Self-Liking are more similar to Self-Deceptive Enhancement than is self-competence. Further, Self-Competence is uniquely associated with cognitive ability and both academic and creative achievement. It is concluded that, along with self-liking, self-competence is a useful form of self-evaluation that should be measured and taken into account in research that has traditionally focused on self-esteem.

  8. An Examination of the Predictive Relationships of Self-Evaluation Capacity and Staff Competency on Strategic Planning in Hong Kong Aided Secondary Schools

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    Cheng, Eric C. K.

    2011-01-01

    This article aims to examine the predictive relationships of self-evaluation capacity and staff competency on the effect of strategic planning in aided secondary schools in Hong Kong. A quantitative questionnaire survey was compiled to collect data from principals of the participating schools. Confirmatory factor analysis and reliability tests…

  9. Evaluation and Participation in Secondary Education: Designing and Validating a Self-Evaluation Instrument for Teachers to Solicit Feedback from Pupils

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    Van Petegem, Peter; Deneire, Alexia; De Maeyer, Sven

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes the validation of a self-evaluation instrument for teachers in secondary education to solicit feedback from their pupils regarding specific aspects of the teacher's practice in class. This 92-item instrument--Teachers Learn from Pupils-Secondary Education (TLP-SE)--assesses 10 relevant classroom environment dimensions:…

  10. Effects of person-vocation fit and core self-evaluation on career commitment of medical university students: the mediator roles of anxiety and career satisfaction

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    Background How the career commitment of medical university students can be improved is an underinvestigated topic. Aim This experimental study aims to explore the factors that influence career commitment of medical university students. Methods One hundred eighty-two medical university students completed the vocational value questionnaire, state anxiety scale, core self-evaluation scale, Minnesota satisfaction questionnaire, and the Chinese career commitment questionnaire. Results (1) A mismatch was found between the vocational value and the medical career of medical university students, primarily in their self-development; (2) Core self-evaluation can significantly predict the continued commitment of medical university students; (3) Vocational value, career fit, and core self-evaluation can significantly predict the affective commitment and normative commitment of medical university students, while state anxiety and vocational satisfaction play significant mediating roles. Conclusions Both person–vocation fit and core self-evaluation can affect the career commitment of medical university students, while job satisfaction and state anxiety play mediating roles. PMID:24555701

  11. An Examination of the Predictive Relationships of Self-Evaluation Capacity and Staff Competency on Strategic Planning in Hong Kong Aided Secondary Schools

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    Cheng, Eric C. K.

    2011-01-01

    This article aims to examine the predictive relationships of self-evaluation capacity and staff competency on the effect of strategic planning in aided secondary schools in Hong Kong. A quantitative questionnaire survey was compiled to collect data from principals of the participating schools. Confirmatory factor analysis and reliability tests…

  12. Core Self-Evaluations as Personal Factors in the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model: An Application in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury

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    Yaghmanian, Rana; Smedema, Susan Miller; Thompson, Kerry

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    Purpose: To evaluate Chan, Gelman, Ditchman, Kim, and Chiu's (2009) revised World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model using core self-evaluations (CSE) to account for Personal Factors in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Method: One hundred eighty-seven adults with SCI were…

  13. The Relationship between Core Self-Evaluations and Work and Family Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Work-Family Conflict and Facilitation

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    Boyar, Scott L.; Mosley, Donald C., Jr.

    2007-01-01

    This study examines the impact of work-family conflict and work-family facilitation on work and family outcomes and explores the influence of core self-evaluations (CSE) among these relationships. CSE is comprised of self-esteem, neuroticism, locus of control, and general self-efficacy. CSE was found to be negatively related to work interfering…

  14. Categorizing at the group-level in response to intragroup social comparisons : A self-categorization theory integration of self-evaluation and social identity motives

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    Schmitt, MT; Branscombe, NR; Silvia, PJ; Garcia, DM; Spears, R

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    Two experiments examined how people respond to upward social comparisons in terms of the extent to which they categorize the self and the source of comparison within the same social group. Self-evaluation maintenance theory (SEM) suggests that upward ingroup comparisons can lead to the rejection of

  15. Mediation Effect of Research Skills Proficiency on the Core Self-Evaluations--Research Engagement Relationship among Master of Education Students in Uganda

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    Atibuni, Dennis Zami; Olema, David Kani; Ssenyonga, Joseph; Karl, Steffens; Kibanja, Grace Milly

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    This study investigated the mediation effect of research skills proficiency on the relationship between core self-evaluations and research engagement among Master of Education students in Uganda. Questionnaire surveys including closed ended questions were administered to two cohorts of the students, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013, (N = 102). Results…

  16. Employment Condition, Economic Deprivation and Self-Evaluated Health in Europe: Evidence from EU-SILC 2009–2012

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    Full Text Available Background: The mixed empirical evidence about employment conditions (i.e., permanent vs. temporary job, full-time vs. part-time job as well as unemployment has motivated the development of conceptual models with the aim of assessing the pathways leading to effects of employment status on health. Alongside physically and psychologically riskier working conditions, one channel stems in the possibly severe economic deprivation faced by temporary workers. We investigate whether economic deprivation is able to partly capture the effect of employment status on Self-evaluated Health Status (SHS. Methods: Our analysis is based on the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC survey, for a balanced sample from 26 countries from 2009 to 2012. We estimate a correlated random-effects logit model for the SHS that accounts for the ordered nature of the dependent variable and the longitudinal structure of the data. Results and Discussion: Material deprivation and economic strain are able to partly account for the negative effects on SHS from precarious and part-time employment as well as from unemployment that, however, exhibits a significant independent negative association with SHS. Conclusions: Some of the indicators used to proxy economic deprivation are significant predictors of SHS and their correlation with the employment condition is such that it should not be neglected in empirical analysis, when available and further to the monetary income.

  17. Marital conflict and early adolescents' self-evaluation: the role of parenting quality and early adolescents' appraisals.

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    Siffert, Andrea; Schwarz, Beate; Stutz, Melanie

    2012-06-01

    Cognitive appraisals and family dynamics have been identified as mediators of the relationship between marital conflict and children's adjustment. Surprisingly little research has investigated both meditational processes in the same study. Guided by the cognitive-contextual framework and the spillover hypothesis, the present study integrated factors from both theories early adolescents' appraisals of threat and self-blame, as well as perceived parenting quality as mediators of the link between early adolescents' perception of marital conflict and their self-evaluations (self-esteem and scholastic competence). Analyses were based on the first two waves of an ongoing longitudinal study. Participants were 176 two-parent families, and their early adolescents (50.5% girls) whose mean age was 10.61 years at Time 1 (SD =0.40) and 11.63 years at Time 2 (SD=0.39). Structural equation modeling analyses indicated that parenting quality and early adolescents' perceived threat provided indirect pathways between marital conflict and early adolescents' self-esteem 1 year later when controlling for their initial level of self-esteem. With respect to scholastic competence, only fathers' parenting was an indirect link. Self-blame did not play a role. Implications for understanding the mechanisms by which exposure to marital conflict predicts early adolescents' maladjustment are discussed.

  18. Are Entrepreneurial Intentions Self-Regulated? Self-Consciousness, Core Self-Evaluations and Entrepreneurial Intentions of Higher Education Students.

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    Auzoult, Laurent; Lheureux, Florent; Abdellaoui, Sid

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    The main aim of this study is to demonstrate that private self-consciousness (SC) and core self-evaluations (CSEs) influence their formation, via the perceived feasibility and desirability of entrepreneurship or in interaction with it. Two hundred and sixteen students, from a university, an engineering college and a management school, participated in a survey questionnaire which measured these variables as well as controlled factors (e.g. entrepreneurship education, presence of entrepreneurs in their close social network). The results confirm that CSEs have a positive effect on feasibility and desirability (p < .001) which mediate their effect on intention (p < .007). They also show that private SC has a positive direct effect on intention (p < .001). Additionally, the positive interaction effects of desirability and feasibility and public SC and feasibility on intention are highlighted (p < .05). Unexpectedly, none of the hypothesized moderation effects of private SC were corroborated. The convergence of these results with prior research, the limitations of the study and practical implications are discussed.

  19. Defining a self-evaluation digital literacy framework for secondary educators: the DigiLit Leicester project

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    Full Text Available Despite the growing interest in digital literacy within educational policy, guidance for secondary educators in terms of how digital literacy translates into the classroom is lacking. As a result, many teachers feel ill-prepared to support their learners in using technology effectively. The DigiLit Leicester project created an infrastructure for holistic, integrated change, by supporting staff development in the area of digital literacy for secondary school teachers and teaching support staff. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how the critique of existing digital literacy frameworks enabled a self-evaluation framework for practitioners to be developed. Crucially, this framework enables a co-operative, partnership approach to be taken to pedagogic innovation. Moreover, it enables social and ethical issues to underpin a focus on teacher-agency and radical collegiality inside the domain of digital literacy. Thus, the authors argue that the shared development framework constitutes a new model for implementing digital literacy aimed at transforming the provision of secondary education across a city.

  20. Connections between experience, beliefs, scientific knowledge, and self-evaluated expertise among investigators of child sexual abuse in Finland.

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    Finnilä-Tuohimaa, Katarina; Santtila, Pekka; Sainio, Mikael; Niemi, Pekka; Sandnabba, Kenneth

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    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether clinicians investigating child sexual abuse (CSA) rely more on scientific knowledge or on clinical experience when evaluating their own expertise. Another goal was to check what kind of pre-trial beliefs the clinicians had. The connections between these different factors were investigated. A questionnaire covering items concerning demographic data, experience, knowledge about CSA, self-evaluated expertise and beliefs about CSA was given to 126 social workers, 60 child psychiatrists and 134 psychologists. The results showed that the clinicians relied more on their clinical experience than on scientific knowledge when evaluating their expertise as investigators of CSA. Furthermore, social workers possessed stronger attitudes in favor of children than the other groups, while child psychiatrists had more negative attitudes towards the criminal justice system. Male participants had less strong beliefs than did the female participants. The findings indicate that the education of CSA investigators should focus more on theoretical knowledge and decision-making processes as well as the role of pre-trial beliefs.

  1. The curvilinear relationship between work pressure and momentary task performance: The role of state and trait Core Self-Evaluations

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    Full Text Available Whereas several studies have demonstrated that Core Self-Evaluations (CSE–or one’s appraisals about one’s own self-worth, capabilities, and competences–relate to job outcomes, less is known about the mechanisms underlying these relationships. In the present study, we address this issue by examining the role of within- and between-person variation in CSE in the relationship between work pressure and task performance. We hypothesized that (a work pressure relates to task performance in a curvilinear way, (b state CSE mediates the curvilinear relationship between work pressure and task performance, and (c the relationship between work pressure and state CSE is moderated by trait CSE. Our hypotheses were tested via a ten-day daily diary study with 55 employees in which trait CSE was measured at baseline, while work pressure, task performance, and state CSE were assessed on a daily basis. Bayesian multilevel path analysis showed that work pressure affects task performance via state CSE, with state CSE increasing as long as the employee feels that (she is able to handle the work pressure, while it decreases when the level of work pressure exceeds the employees’ coping abilities. Moreover, we found that for people low on trait CSE, the depleting effect of work pressure via state CSE happens for low levels of work pressure, while for people high in trait CSE the depleting effect is located at high levels of work pressure. Together, our findings suggest that the impact of work pressure on task performance is driven by a complex interplay of between- and within-person differences in CSE.

  2. The curvilinear relationship between work pressure and momentary task performance: the role of state and trait core self-evaluations.

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    Hofmans, Joeri; Debusscher, Jonas; Dóci, Edina; Spanouli, Andromachi; De Fruyt, Filip

    2015-01-01

    Whereas several studies have demonstrated that core self-evaluations (CSE)-or one's appraisals about one's own self-worth, capabilities, and competences-relate to job outcomes, less is known about the mechanisms underlying these relationships. In the present study, we address this issue by examining the role of within- and between-person variation in CSE in the relationship between work pressure and task performance. We hypothesized that (a) work pressure relates to task performance in a curvilinear way, (b) state CSE mediates the curvilinear relationship between work pressure and task performance, and (c) the relationship between work pressure and state CSE is moderated by trait CSE. Our hypotheses were tested via a 10-day daily diary study with 55 employees in which trait CSE was measured at baseline, while work pressure, task performance, and state CSE were assessed on a daily basis. Bayesian multilevel path analysis showed that work pressure affects task performance via state CSE, with state CSE increasing as long as the employee feels that (s)he is able to handle the work pressure, while it decreases when the level of work pressure exceeds the employees' coping abilities. Moreover, we found that for people low on trait CSE, the depleting effect of work pressure via state CSE happens for low levels of work pressure, while for people high in trait CSE the depleting effect is located at high levels of work pressure. Together, our findings suggest that the impact of work pressure on task performance is driven by a complex interplay of between- and within-person differences in CSE.

  3. A Survey of Aichi Institute of Technology Students' English Backgrounds, Self-evaluated Language Levels and Opinions Toward English Language Learning

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    1992-01-01

    A survey of Aichi Institute of Technology students on their experiences in learning English was carried out. A questionnaire was given to the 1991-1992 freshman class (1,332 students). This questionnaire asked about high school background, current English study efforts, selfevaluation of language skills, desire to continue learning English, opinions toward English, and self-evaluation of English progress during the school year. The answers were recorded on optical card reader mark sheets and ...

  4. The role of self-determined motivation in the understanding of exercise-related behaviours, cognitions and physical self-evaluations

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    Thøgersen-Ntoumani, Cecilie; Ntoumanis, Nikos

    2006-01-01

    Grounded in self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985), the purpose of the present study was to examine whether motivation, self-determined and controlling types of motivation could predict a range of exercise-related behaviours, cognitions and physical self-evaluations. Exercisers (n¼375) from ten health clubs in the North of England completed questionnaires measuring exercise motivation, exercise stages of change, number of relapses from exercise, future intention to exercise, barriers s...

  5. Inspiration or deflation? Feeling similar or dissimilar to slim and plus-size models affects self-evaluation of restrained eaters.

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    Papies, Esther K; Nicolaije, Kim A H

    2012-01-01

    The present studies examined the effect of perceiving images of slim and plus-size models on restrained eaters' self-evaluation. While previous research has found that such images can lead to either inspiration or deflation, we argue that these inconsistencies can be explained by differences in perceived similarity with the presented model. The results of two studies (ns=52 and 99) confirmed this and revealed that restrained eaters with high (low) perceived similarity to the model showed more positive (negative) self-evaluations when they viewed a slim model, compared to a plus-size model. In addition, Study 2 showed that inducing in participants a similarities mindset led to more positive self-evaluations after viewing a slim compared to a plus-size model, but only among restrained eaters with a relatively high BMI. These results are discussed in the context of research on social comparison processes and with regard to interventions for protection against the possible detrimental effects of media images.

  6. The Context Matters: Outcome Probability and Expectation Mismatch Modulate the Feedback Negativity When Self-Evaluation of Response Correctness Is Possible

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    Leue, Anja; Cano Rodilla, Carmen; Beauducel, André

    2015-01-01

    Individuals typically evaluate whether their performance and the obtained feedback match. Previous research has shown that feedback negativity (FN) depends on outcome probability and feedback valence. It is, however, less clear to what extent previous effects of outcome probability on FN depend on self-evaluations of response correctness. Therefore, we investigated the effects of outcome probability on FN amplitude in a simple go/no-go task that allowed for the self-evaluation of response correctness. We also investigated effects of performance incompatibility and feedback valence. In a sample of N = 22 participants, outcome probability was manipulated by means of precues, feedback valence by means of monetary feedback, and performance incompatibility by means of feedback that induced a match versus mismatch with individuals' performance. We found that the 100% outcome probability condition induced a more negative FN following no-loss than the 50% outcome probability condition. The FN following loss was more negative in the 50% compared to the 100% outcome probability condition. Performance-incompatible loss resulted in a more negative FN than performance-compatible loss. Our results indicate that the self-evaluation of the correctness of responses should be taken into account when the effects of outcome probability and expectation mismatch on FN are investigated. PMID:26783525

  7. The Context Matters: Outcome Probability and Expectation Mismatch Modulate the Feedback Negativity When Self-Evaluation of Response Correctness Is Possible.

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    Leue, Anja; Cano Rodilla, Carmen; Beauducel, André

    2015-01-01

    Individuals typically evaluate whether their performance and the obtained feedback match. Previous research has shown that feedback negativity (FN) depends on outcome probability and feedback valence. It is, however, less clear to what extent previous effects of outcome probability on FN depend on self-evaluations of response correctness. Therefore, we investigated the effects of outcome probability on FN amplitude in a simple go/no-go task that allowed for the self-evaluation of response correctness. We also investigated effects of performance incompatibility and feedback valence. In a sample of N = 22 participants, outcome probability was manipulated by means of precues, feedback valence by means of monetary feedback, and performance incompatibility by means of feedback that induced a match versus mismatch with individuals' performance. We found that the 100% outcome probability condition induced a more negative FN following no-loss than the 50% outcome probability condition. The FN following loss was more negative in the 50% compared to the 100% outcome probability condition. Performance-incompatible loss resulted in a more negative FN than performance-compatible loss. Our results indicate that the self-evaluation of the correctness of responses should be taken into account when the effects of outcome probability and expectation mismatch on FN are investigated.

  8. Self evaluation of communication experiences after laryngeal cancer – A longitudinal questionnaire study in patients with laryngeal cancer

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Aim of this longitudinal study was to investigate the sensitivity to change of the Swedish Self Evaluation of Communication Experiences after Laryngeal Cancer questionnaire (the S-SECEL, addressing communication dysfunction in patients treated for laryngeal cancer. Previous studies have highlighted the need for more specific questionnaires for this purpose. Methods 100 patients with Tis-T4 laryngeal cancer were included prior to treatment onset. Patients answered four questionnaires at six occasions during one year; the S-SECEL, the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC Core Quality of Life Core Questionnaire (QLQ-C30 supplemented by the Head and Neck cancer module (QLQ-H&N35 and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression (HAD scale. In addition, performance status was assessed. Differences within groups were tested with the Wilcoxon paired signed ranks test and between-group analyses were carried out using the Mann-Whitney U test. Magnitude of group differences was analyzed by means of effect sizes. Results The S-SECEL was well accepted with a response rate of 76%. Communication dysfunction increased at 1 month, followed by a continuous decrease throughout the year. Changes were statistically significant at most measurement, demonstrating the sensitivity of the S-SECEL to changes in communication over time. The S-SECEL and the EORTC QLQ-C30 with the QLQ-H&N35 demonstrated similar results; however the S-SECEL was more sensitive regarding communication dysfunction. The largest changes were found in the most diagnose specific items concerning voice and speech. Conclusion The S-SECEL was investigated in the largest Scandinavian longitudinal study concerning health-related quality of life (HRQL in laryngeal cancer patients. The questionnaire was responsive to change and showed convergent results when compared to established HRQL questionnaires. Our findings also indicate that the S-SECEL could be a more

  9. Seven months into the fiscal year, Congress and the President finally strike a deal on the omnibus FY 1996 appropriations bill.

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    1996-01-01

    After bitter partisan contention, the 1996 budget bill was finally passed. It included funding for agencies and departments supporting Ryan White CARE Act programs, Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA), and other HIV/AIDS programs. The U.S. Senate attached the Cohen-Kennedy amendment to the bill. The amendment appealed the Dornan Amendment, which called for the discharge of all military personnel who are HIV-positive. The delay in approval had an adverse impact on community-based organizations, who experienced delays in reimbursement, reduced funding levels, and service disruptions. Program specifics and funding levels are included.

  10. FY 1996 annual report of investigation on biological fixation of carbon dioxide. 2; 1996 nendo seibutsuteki CO2 kotei ni kansuru chosa hokokusho. 2

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    Various kinds of biological fixation processes of CO2 were evaluated from the various viewpoints. Afforestation of tropical and temperate areas, greening of desert, biomass energy production in these areas by energy plantation, coastal mangrove plantation, fertilization with nitrogen and phosphate to outer ocean and coastal, upwelling zone fertilization with iron, and coral reef expansion combined with OTEC (ocean thermal energy conversion) were comparatively investigated as the selected measures. As a result, the cost of CO2 fixation by cultivation of sea weed and plankton was much higher than that of afforestation. The iron fertilization method which was considered to be one of the high CO2 reduction potentials might be economical. However, its effect could not be quantitatively evaluated. The afforestation of tropical and temperate areas seemed to be most feasible in a short term from the viewpoints of economy and environment. It was suggested that the establishment of a systematic water management technology could make greening and afforestation of desert. 76 refs., 27 figs., 28 tabs.

  11. Department of the Navy FY 1996/FY 1997 Biennial Budget Estimates. Justification of Estimates, Budget Activity 7, February 1995. Research, Development Test and Evaluation, Navy Descriptive Summaries

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  12. Recurrent binge eating with and without the "undue influence of weight or shape on self-evaluation": implications for the diagnosis of binge eating disorder.

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    Mond, Jonathan M; Hay, Phillipa J; Rodgers, Bryan; Owen, Cathy

    2007-05-01

    Levels of eating disorder psychopathology, impairment in psycho-social functioning and use of health services were compared among probable cases of binge eating disorder (BED) with and without extreme weight or shape concerns ("undue influence of weight or shape on self-evaluation") recruited from a large community sample of women. Data for obese non-binge eaters (n=457), also recruited from the community sample, and for a clinical sample of eating disorder patients (n=128), recruited separately, were included for comparative purposes. BED cases who reported extreme weight or shape concerns (n=51, 46.4%) had significantly higher levels of eating disorder psychopathology and functional impairment than those who did not report such concerns (n=59), after controlling for between-group differences in age and body weight. In addition, BED cases who reported extreme weight or shape concerns were more likely to have sought treatment for an eating or weight problem than those who did not. Whereas levels of eating disorder psychopathology and functional impairment were markedly elevated among BED cases with extreme weight or shape concerns, BED cases who did not report extreme weight or shape concerns resembled obese non-binge eaters in most respects. The findings support the inclusion of an undue influence of weight or shape on self-evaluation as a diagnostic criterion for BED. In the absence of this influence, eating disorders that otherwise resemble BED do not appear to be "clinically significant".

  13. Shared genetic and environmental risk factors between undue influence of body shape and weight on self-evaluation and dimensions of perfectionism.

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    Wade, Tracey D; Bulik, Cynthia M

    2007-05-01

    Theory and evidence strongly suggest that perfectionism may be a risk factor for eating disorders. The purpose of the current study was to investigate a model that would explain the relationship between the cognitive diagnostic criterion for both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, namely undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, and dimensions of perfectionism. The model of particular interest was the common cause model, which hypothesizes that the phenotypes are caused by the same underlying genetic and environmental risk factors. Female twins (n=1002) from the Australian Twin Registry (ATR), aged 28 to 39 years, were interviewed using the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE). In addition, questions relating to the Equal Environment Assumption (EEA) and the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, namely concern over mistakes (CM), personal standards (PS) and doubts about actions (DA), were assessed. There was no evidence of violation of the EEA for any of the four phenotypes. Univariate models showed all phenotypes to be influenced by both genetic and non-shared environmental action, where genetic estimates ranged from 25% to 39% of the variance. Multivariate analyses suggested the best explanation of covariation among the phenotypes was an independent pathways, rather than a common pathways, model. Undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation shared about 10% of its sources of genetic and environmental variance with perfectionism, thus suggesting that a common cause model does not represent the best explanation of the relationship between perfectionism and this cognitive diagnostic criterion for eating disorders.

  14. Antibodies to watch in 2013: Mid-year update.

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    Reichert, Janice M

    2013-01-01

    The transitions of antibody therapeutics to late-stage clinical development, regulatory review and the market are proceeding at a rapid pace in 2013. Since late 2012, two monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapeutics (itolizumab, trastuzumab emtansine) received their first approvals, first marketing applications for three mAbs (vedolizumab, ramucirumab, obinutuzumab) were submitted to regulatory agencies, and five mAbs (brodalumab, MABp1, moxetumomab pasudotox, tildrakizumab, rilotumumab) entered their first Phase 3 studies. The current total of commercially-sponsored antibody therapeutics undergoing evaluation in late-stage studies is 30. Recently announced study results for farletuzumab, naptumomab estafenatox, and tabalumab indicate that clinical endpoints were not met in some Phase 3 studies of these product candidates.

  15. China to Regulate Natural Gas Import from Mid-Year

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    @@ The Chinese government plans to introduce new measures on June 10 to regulate imports of natural gas in order to protect its three major gas importers from intense domestic competition. The Ministry of Commerce said late-May that the move would end the chaotic competition between China's big-three oil and gas companies - China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) - in the purchase of gas,which has helped overseas exporters raise prices. The competition has been blamed on the lax import system for natural gas that is currently in place. Enterprises, at present, do not have to satisfy any conditions to obtain import permits for natural gas. After June 10, each application for an import permit will be examined and approved.

  16. Tanks Focus Area FY98 midyear technical review

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    The Tanks Focus Area (TFA) serves as the DOE`s Office of Environmental Management`s national technology and solution development program for radioactive waste tank remediation. Its technical scope covers the major functions that comprise a complete tank remediation system: waste retrieval, waste pretreatment, waste immobilization, tank closure, and characterization of both the waste and tank with safety integrated into all the functions. In total, 17 technologies and technical solutions were selected for review. The purpose of each review was to understand the state of development of each technology selected for review and to identify issues to be resolved before the technology or technical solution progressed to the next level of maturity. The reviewers provided detailed technical and programmatic recommendations and comments. The disposition of these recommendations and comments and their impact on the program is documented in this report.

  17. Some Thoughts on Self-evaluation of the Degree Program%关于学位点自我评估几点思考1

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    林利胜

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    The current self-evaluation of degree program remains weak. In order to achieve the leap develop-ment of degree program, improve the quality of personnel training in colleges and universities, it’s necessary to reform self-evaluation of degree program. Using the methods of literature analysis and experience summa-ry, the study found that the current degree program still has problems that evaluation index system is not com-prehensive, internal quality appraisal institution is lack and guidance for the construction of self-evaluation is ignored. So it needs to perfect the evaluation index from multi-positions, take comprehensive assessment methods, innovate assessment mechanism, and strengthen the supervision and evaluation results, so as to real-ly play an active guiding role in founding out the problems in time, strengthening the ability of adapt to the external evaluation, constructing fair rewards and punishment system.%当前学位点的自我评估尚势单力薄,为了实现学位点跨越式发展,提高高校人才培养质量,亟需对此进行改革。采用文献分析法、经验总结法等方法,研究发现当前学位点建设中还存在评估指标体系不够全面、内部质量评估机构缺失以及忽视学位点建设的指导等问题。因此需多方位完善评估指标、综合采取多种评估方法、不断创新评估机制和加强监督评估结果,这样才能真正发挥自我评估在及时发现问题,增强适应外部评估的能力,赏罚分明等方面的积极导向作用。

  18. The bright-side and the dark-side of CEO personality: examining core self-evaluations, narcissism, transformational leadership, and strategic influence.

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    Resick, Christian J; Whitman, Daniel S; Weingarden, Steven M; Hiller, Nathan J

    2009-11-01

    This article reports on an examination of the relationships between chief executive officer (CEO) personality, transformational and transactional leadership, and multiple strategic outcomes in a sample of 75 CEOs of Major League Baseball organizations over a 100-year period. CEO bright-side personality characteristics (core self-evaluations) were positively related to transformational leadership, whereas dark-side personality characteristics (narcissism) of CEOs were negatively related to contingent reward leadership. In turn, CEO transformational and contingent reward leadership were related to 4 different strategic outcomes, including manager turnover, team winning percentage, fan attendance, and an independent rating of influence. CEO transformational leadership was positively related to ratings of influence, team winning percentage, and fan attendance, whereas contingent reward leadership was negatively related to manager turnover and ratings of influence.

  19. Requiring remission of undue influence of weight and shape on self-evaluation in the definition of recovery for bulimia nervosa.

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    Cogley, Catherine B; Keel, Pamela K

    2003-09-01

    The current study evaluated the concurrent validity of requiring remission of undue influence of weight and shape on self-evaluation (undue influence) in defining recovery from bulimia nervosa (BN). Three groups completed the Beck Depression Inventory, the Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire, the Body Shape Questionnaire, and the Social Adjustment Scale: 31 women were fully recovered from BN (FR), 28 women had no behavioral symptoms of BN (partially recovered [PR]), and 59 matched non-eating-disordered controls (MC). The PR group had more pathologic scores on depression, anxiety, body dissatisfaction, and social adjustment compared with both the FR and MC groups, which did not differ from each other. These findings suggest that including remission of cognitive symptoms in a standardized definition of recovery may prove to be clinically useful in establishing reliable prognostic indicators. Future research should evaluate the role played by cognitive symptoms in triggering relapse. Copyright 2003 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  20. When is success not satisfying? Integrating regulatory focus and approach/avoidance motivation theories to explain the relation between core self-evaluation and job satisfaction.

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    Ferris, D Lance; Johnson, Russell E; Rosen, Christopher C; Djurdjevic, Emilija; Chang, Chu-Hsiang Daisy; Tan, James A

    2013-03-01

    Integrating implications from regulatory focus and approach/avoidance motivation theories, we present a framework wherein motivational orientations toward positive (approach motivation orientation) or negative (avoidance motivation orientation) stimuli interact with workplace success to mediate the relation of core self-evaluation (CSE) with job satisfaction. Using data collected from supervisor-subordinate dyads (Sample 1) and time-lagged data (Sample 2), we found that the results from two studies indicated that the interaction of workplace success and avoidance motivation orientation mediated relations of CSE with job satisfaction. Although approach motivation orientation did not interact with workplace success, it did mediate the CSE-job satisfaction relation on its own. Implications for the CSE and approach/avoidance literatures are discussed.

  1. Better and Worse: A Dual-Process Model of the Relationship between Core Self-evaluation and Work-Family Conflict.

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    Yu, Kun

    2016-01-01

    Based on both resource allocation theory (Becker, 1965; Bergeron, 2007) and role theory (Katz and Kahn, 1978), the current study aims to uncover the relationship between core self-evaluation (CSE) and three dimensions of work interference with family (WIF). A dual-process model was proposed, in which both work stress and career resilience mediate the CSE-WIF relationship. The mediation model was tested with a sample of employees from various organizations (N = 561). The results first showed that CSE was negatively related to time-based and strain-based WIF and positively related to behavior-based WIF via the mediation of work stress. Moreover, CSE was positively associated with behavior-based and strain-based WIF via the mediation of career resilience, suggesting that CSE may also have its "dark-side."

  2. Exploration of Relationship Between Core Self-evaluation and Depression%核心自我评价与抑郁关系的探讨

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    杨槐; 陈奕

    2012-01-01

    The exploration of relationship between core self-evaluation and depression will help find a right way to treat depression.This paper is to analyze the relationship between depression and core-evaluation proposed by Judge,respectively discuss the relationship between self-esteem;locus of control;generalized self-efficacy;emotional stability/low neuroticism and depression.It is theoretically found that depression is closely related to the core self-evaluation with a certain complexity to some extent.So a further empirical research would be taken.%对核心自我评价与抑郁关系的探讨有利于为抑郁情绪找到恰当的调节方法,也有利于为抑郁症找到科学治疗方法。文章以埃丽丝的ABC的理论为逻辑起点,从核心自我评价的四个方面,自尊、心理控制源、自我效能感、神经质,分别探讨了与抑郁的关系,发现核心自我评价四个方面与抑郁均存在显著的相关关系,从而推断核心自我评价与抑郁也具有显著的相关关系,但具有一定的复杂性,具体作用机制还不清楚,有待于进步实证研究。

  3. Reflexões sobre o processo de autoavaliação institucional: o olhar de uma comissão própria de avaliação Reflections on the process of institutional self-evaluation: the view of a self-evaluation committee

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    Neide Aparecida de Souza Lehfeld

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Por meio de reflexões sobre o desenvolvimento da autoavaliação, no contexto do Sistema Nacional deAvaliação da Educação Superior (SINAES, o presente artigo descreve a experiência de docentes que compõem a Comissão Própria de Avaliação de uma Universidade privada do estado de São Paulo, desde as primeiras participações em processos avaliativos até a elaboração da metodologia, construção dos instrumentos de coleta de dados e divulgação dos relatórios. Embora não sejam enfatizados os resultados da autoavaliação, a descrição e a análise desse processo levam em consideração o impacto da criação dos índices de avaliação das instituições de ensino superior.Through considerations on the development of self-evaluation in the context of the National Higher Education Evaluation System (SINAES, this article describes the experience of professors' who are part of the Self-Evaluation Committee of a private university in the state of São Paulo, discussing since the first involvements in evaluation processes to methodology settings, elaboration of data collecting techniques and disclosure of reports. Although it does not emphasize the results of self-evaluation, the description and analysis of this process take into account the impact of the creation of higher education evaluation indexes.

  4. Self-evaluation of nursing undergraduates on comprehensive clinical abilities%护理本科生临床综合能力的自我评价

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    姚翠萍

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the self-evaluation of nursing undergraduates on comprehensive clinical abilities. Method 95 nursing students at internship were involved in the investigation by a self-designed questionnaire. Result By self-evaluation, the scores on specialty development, communication ability, teaching capability, care-giving ability, management ability and academic ability were (3.49 ± 0.72), (3.45 ± 0.66), (3.42 ± 0.70), (3.37 ± 0.62), (3.35 ± 0.66) and (3.19 ± 0.84), respectively. Conclusions The nursing student have positive evaluations over their comprehensive clinical ability. Their academic ability and management ability are at a low level. Therefore, various teaching methods should be adopted to enhance their comprehensive clinical ability by improving their care-giving ability, teaching ability, communication ability, academic and management ability.%目的 了解护理本科生(以下简称护生)临床综合能力自我评价情况.方法 采用自行设计的调查问卷,对95名实习护生进行调查.结果 护生临床综合能力自我评价其得分依次为:自我及专业成长能力(3.49±0.72)分,沟通能力(3.45±0.66)分,教学能力(3.42±0.70)分,照顾能力(3.37±0.62分,管理能力(3.35±0.66)分,研究能力(3.19±0.84)分.结论 护生对其临床综合能力的评价尚可,但其研究能力和管理能力相对较弱,因此应采取多种形式的教学方法,在提高护生照顾能力、教学能力和沟通能力的同时,提高护生的研究和管理能力,进而提高护生的综合能力.

  5. The Relation between the Core Self -evaluation of College Students and the Family Cohesion and Adaptability%大学生核心自我评价与家庭亲密度和适应性的关系

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    刘兆延

    2015-01-01

    To study the relationship between core self -evaluation and the family adaptability,cohesion of undergraduates with core self -evaluation scale (SCES),family adaptability and cohesion scale (FACES II -CV).Results:The male students had significantly higher core self -evaluation than the female;No significant gender difference exists in students'family cohesion and adaptability;The family cohesion of students had a positive effect on their core self -evaluation;Family adaptability was valid in predicting social self -esteem of students.%采用核心自我评价量表与家庭亲密度和适应性量表 FACESⅡ-CV中文版,对大学生进行核心自我评价与家庭亲密度和适应性任之间相关研究的调查分析。结果表明:男生的核心自我评价显著性高于女生,大学生在家庭亲密度、家庭适应性上不存在显著性性别差异,大学生核心自我评价与家庭亲密度、家庭适应性均存在显著性正相关,家庭亲密度对大学生的核心自我评价具有预测作用。

  6. Research on the Relationship between Life Satisfaction and Self-evaluation of Junior High School Students%初中生生活满意度与自我评价的关系研究

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    李雪榴

    2014-01-01

    采用学生总体生活满意度量表和个人评价问卷,对331名初中生进行施测,探究了初中生生活满意度与自我评价的关系。结果发现初中生生活满意度与自我评价存在显著性正相关,自我评价越高,其生活满意度越高,自我评价对生活满意度具有一定的预测力。%Using student overall life satisfaction scale and indi-vidual evaluation questionnaires, 331 junior high school students were surveyed, in order to explore the relationship between life satisfaction and self-evaluation of junior high school students. It is found that there is a significant positive correlation between ju-nior high school students' life satisfaction and self-evaluation, and the higher the self-evaluation, the higher life satisfaction, and self-evaluation is of certain predictive effect on life satisfac-tion.

  7. Effectiveness of Teamwork in an Integrated Care Setting for Patients with COPD: Development and Testing of a Self-Evaluation Instrument for Interprofessional Teams

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    Anneke N Van Dijk-de Vries

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Teamwork between healthcare providers is conditional for the delivery of integrated care. This study aimed to assess the usefulness of the conceptual framework Integrated Team Effectiveness Model for developing and testing of the Integrated Team Effectiveness Instrument. Theory and methods: Focus groups with healthcare providers in an integrated care setting for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD were conducted to examine the recognisability of the conceptual framework and to explore critical success factors for collaborative COPD practice out of this framework. The resulting items were transposed into a pilot instrument. This was reviewed by expert opinion and completed 153 times by healthcare providers. The underlying structure and internal consistency of the instrument were verified by factor analysis and Cronbach’s alpha. Results: The conceptual framework turned out to be comprehensible for discussing teamwork effectiveness. The pilot instrument measures 25 relevant aspects of teamwork in integrated COPD care. Factor analysis suggested three reliable components: teamwork effectiveness, team processes and team psychosocial traits (Cronbach’s alpha between 0.76 and 0.81. Conclusions and discussion: The conceptual framework Integrated Team Effectiveness Model is relevant in developing a practical full-spectrum instrument to facilitate discussing teamwork effectiveness. The Integrated Team Effectiveness Instrument provides a well-founded basis to self-evaluate teamwork effectiveness in integrated COPD care by healthcare providers. Recommendations are provided for the improvement of the instrument.

  8. Effectiveness of Teamwork in an Integrated Care Setting for Patients with COPD: Development and Testing of a Self-Evaluation Instrument for Interprofessional Teams.

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    Van Dijk-de Vries, Anneke N; Duimel-Peeters, Inge G P; Muris, Jean W; Wesseling, Geertjan J; Beusmans, George H M I; Vrijhoef, Hubertus J M

    2016-04-08

    Teamwork between healthcare providers is conditional for the delivery of integrated care. This study aimed to assess the usefulness of the conceptual framework Integrated Team Effectiveness Model for developing and testing of the Integrated Team Effectiveness Instrument. Focus groups with healthcare providers in an integrated care setting for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were conducted to examine the recognisability of the conceptual framework and to explore critical success factors for collaborative COPD practice out of this framework. The resulting items were transposed into a pilot instrument. This was reviewed by expert opinion and completed 153 times by healthcare providers. The underlying structure and internal consistency of the instrument were verified by factor analysis and Cronbach's alpha. The conceptual framework turned out to be comprehensible for discussing teamwork effectiveness. The pilot instrument measures 25 relevant aspects of teamwork in integrated COPD care. Factor analysis suggested three reliable components: teamwork effectiveness, team processes and team psychosocial traits (Cronbach's alpha between 0.76 and 0.81). The conceptual framework Integrated Team Effectiveness Model is relevant in developing a practical full-spectrum instrument to facilitate discussing teamwork effectiveness. The Integrated Team Effectiveness Instrument provides a well-founded basis to self-evaluate teamwork effectiveness in integrated COPD care by healthcare providers. Recommendations are provided for the improvement of the instrument.

  9. A Framework for the Self-Evaluation of the Functioning of Public Institutions: Incentive Towards an Increased Quality or Merely a Formality?

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    Sorin Dan ŞANDOR

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Public administration can no longer ignore quality. Total Quality Management is trying to change the philosophy of the area. There are many TQM-inspired tools that can help this process: quality (or excellence awards, ISO standards, Common Assessment Framework (CAF. CAF is a tool developed by the European Union in order to assess the capacity of public institutions to produce quality. Comprised of two main dimensions, enablers and results, nine criteria and 27 sub-criteria, the instrument allows a self-evaluation of the state of a specific institution. Romania intends to apply this framework in public administration. We have tried to see how this can work and several problems did occur: essential ingredients are missing – mainly systematic planning and performance measurement. Beside this, subjectivity and lack of commitment and knowledge can undermine such assessments. Romanian Public Administration Reform Strategy needs to start from the beginning, involving the entire organization towards quality, planning, developing and improving constantly performance measurement systems, without those being impossible to speak of quality management.

  10. Effects of Imagining Significant Others on Self-evaluation Shifts%想象重要他人对自我评价转移的影响

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    胡琳丽; 蔡晨

    2012-01-01

    Relative self is one of the most interesting constructs, in personality and social psychology. The relationship between significant others and relative selves has attracted a lot of attention in recent years. If one of the significant others was primed, the corresponding relative self would be activated, which would influence the individual' s thoughts and behaviors further. The objectives of this article are to explore the impacts of imagining significant others on individual' s self-evaluation shifts in the Chinese culture context, and to investigate the possible effects of self-esteem. As college students had similar role experience, 80 temale sophomore students were recruited as participants. This study selected three kinds of significant others parents, intimate same-sex friends and opposite-sex friends ( ineluding boyfriends). Because the relative selves corresponding to different significant others were different, the researchers developed special traits forms about self-evaluation in order to measure the dependent variables. This study included two experiments, and a re- corder was used. Experiment 1 adopted a single-factor design. The independent variable was significant others, with three levels (father or mother, a same-sex friend, an opposite-sex friend). At the beginning of the experiment, the participants were told to take a test about their imagination. Firstly, they took warm-up exercises by listening to a piece of landscape prose recording. Then, the participants were asked to imagine one of the designated significant others vividly. After the imagination, the participants recalled and wrote down what they had imagined. Then, the experimenter asked the participants to fill in the Self-valuation Traits Form to help another research group which was engaged in the investigation on self-image of contemporary college students. Finally, the participants received a detailed debriefing form. The procedure of Experiment 2 was similar to

  11. Bottom-line mentality as an antecedent of social undermining and the moderating roles of core self-evaluations and conscientiousness.

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    Greenbaum, Rebecca L; Mawritz, Mary Bardes; Eissa, Gabi

    2012-03-01

    We propose that an employee's bottom-line mentality may have an important effect on social undermining behavior in organizations. Bottom-line mentality is defined as 1-dimensional thinking that revolves around securing bottom-line outcomes to the neglect of competing priorities. Across a series of studies, we establish an initial nomological network for bottom-line mentality. We also develop and evaluate a 4-item measure of bottom-line mentality. In terms of our theoretical model, we draw on social-cognitive theory (Bandura, 1977, 1986) to propose that supervisor bottom-line mentality is positively related to employee bottom-line mentality (Hypothesis 1). On the basis of conceptual arguments pertaining to bottom-line mentality (Callahan, 2004; Wolfe, 1988), we hypothesize that employee bottom-line mentality is positively related to social undermining (Hypothesis 2). We further predict a moderated-mediation model whereby the indirect effect of supervisor bottom-line mentality on social undermining, through employee bottom-line mentality, is moderated by employee core self-evaluations and conscientiousness (Hypothesis 3). We collected multisource field data to test our theoretical model (i.e., focal-supervisor-coworker triads; N = 113). Results from moderated-mediation analyses provide general support for our hypotheses. Theoretical and practical implications of bottom-line mentality and social undermining are discussed, and areas for future research are identified.

  12. [Relationship between two aspects of self-oriented perfectionism and self-evaluative depression: using coping styles of uncontrollable events as mediators].

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    Ogai, Yasukazu

    2004-08-01

    Self-oriented perfectionism has two aspects: pursuing perfection simply as a goal (Personal Standard: PS) and not accepting imperfection (Concern for Mistake: CM, Doubting of Action: D). The former is said to enhance mental health, while the latter deteriorates it. The latter aspect may also have vulnerability to uncontrollable events. The present study used causal modeling to investigate the relation of these two aspects, self-evaluative depression (composed of Self-Esteem and Depression: SED), and styles of coping with uncontrollable events. A questionnaire measuring these concepts was completed by 169 college students, and the following results were yielded: Of the two aspects of self-oriented perfectionism, PS lowered SED, while CM and D heightened SED. PS increased such coping styles that attempt to control uncontrollable events as "Face and Act", "Positive expectation" and "Rumination", whereas CM increased "Avoidance", "Negative expectation" and "Self-blame" copings, which represent vulnerability to uncontrollable events. Moreover, Self-blame coping increased SED. These results suggested that CM was related, via Self-blame, to negative evaluation of imperfect self.

  13. Passive prediction of core self-evaluation on job-burnout for midwives from primary hospitals%基层医院助产士核心自我评价对工作倦怠的负向预测

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    蔡迪利; 赵秀敏; 陈志琴

    2012-01-01

    Objective To study the prediction of core self-evaluation on job-burnout for midwives from primary hospitals. Method Investigate 45 clinical midwives by Core Self-evaluation Scale and Job-Burnout Inventory. Result The total score of core self-evaluation is (33. 46 ± 4. 96). The score of personal accomplishment reduction is lower than Hangzhou Norm and scores of emotional exhaustion and dcpcrsonalization arc higher than Hangzhou Norm in Job-Burnout Inventory. There is correlation between Burnout core self-evaluation and dcpcrsonalization, emotional exhaustion. Conclusion Level of core self-evaluation has negative correlation with job-burnout for midwives from primary hospitals.%目的 探讨基层医院助产士核心自我评价对工作倦怠的预测.方法采用核心自我评价量表和工作倦怠量表对45名临床一线助产士进行调查.结果 核心自我评价的总分为(33.46±4.96)分;工作倦怠测评中,个人成就感降低得分低于杭州常模,情感耗竭和去人格化得分高于杭州常模;核心自我评价与工作倦怠中的去人格化、情感耗竭有相关性.结论 基层医院助产士的核心自我评价水平与工作倦怠呈负相关.

  14. The Impact of Students' Core Self-evaluation and the Coping Style on Test Anxiety of Undergraduates%核心自我评价、应对方式对大学生考试焦虑的影响

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    董军强; 陈建勇

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨核心自我评价、应对方式对大学生考试焦虑的作用.方法:采用核心自我评价问卷、应对方式问卷、考试焦虑量表对450名大学生进行了问卷调查.结果:核心自我评价与考试焦虑存在显著的负相关,应对方式的自责、幻想、退避、合理化与考试焦虑呈显著正相关;核心自我评价、应对方式对考试焦虑有显著的预测作用.结论:应对方式在核心自我评价对考试焦虑的影响上存在部分中介作用.%Objective: To research how the core self-evaluation and coping style work on test anxiety of undergraduates. Method: 450 college students were selected to fill questionnaires of Core Self-evaluations Scale (CSES), Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ), and Test Anxiety Scale (TAS). Result: Core self-evaluation and the test anxiety appear in a obvious negative correlation, and self-accusation, fantasy, avoidance and rationalization are positively related to the test anxiety significantly. Core self-evaluation and coping style could predict the test anxiety obviously. Conclusion: Coping style is an intermediary variable factor to the impact of core self-evaluation on the test anxiety.

  15. The undue influence of shape and weight on self-evaluation in anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and restrained eaters: a combined ERP and behavioral study.

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    Blechert, J; Ansorge, U; Beckmann, S; Tuschen-Caffier, B

    2011-01-01

    Current theories and nosology assume that the self-evaluation (SE) of individuals with eating disorders (EDs) is unduly influenced by body shape and weight. However, experimental data supporting this link are scarce, and it is not specified which subdomains of SE might be affected. We studied patients with anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN) and healthy controls (HC) with an affective priming (AP) procedure (Study 1) to unveil explicit and implicit associations between shape/weight and SE. We used weight/shape-related prime sentences, complemented by affectively congruent and incongruent target words from two SE domains. AP effects were assessed by event-related potentials (ERPs), reaction times (RTs) and subjective ratings. The ratings were also assessed (Study 2) in undergraduate restrained (RES) and unrestrained eaters (UNRES). Study 1 demonstrated stronger AP effects in both ED groups compared to HC on RTs and subjective ratings. ERPs showed AP effects only in the BN group. Restrained eaters showed similar, albeit less pronounced, priming effects on subjective ratings. ED patients associate shape/weight concerns with the non-appearance-related SE domains of interpersonal relationships and achievement/performance. These associations seem to be encoded deeper in BN patients relative to the other groups. Links between shape/weight and SE explain how body dissatisfaction impacts on self-esteem and mood in ED. The existence of similar associations in restrained eaters supports a continuum model according to which increasing associations between shape/weight and SE go along with increasing levels of ED symptoms.

  16. 校内教学自评估指标体系设计%Discussion on the design of self-evaluation indexes system of college

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    孙伯杨; 唐文成; 袁丽萍

    2011-01-01

    In order to effectively implementing the "Several opinions on improving roundly the instruction quality of higher vocational education" promulgated by the ministry of education, improving the teaching quality of higher vocational education, promoting the connotation development, forming the system of self-restraint and self-development of college. The paper is based on the summarizing and analyzing indicator system of "assessment projects of the standard of qualified personnel developing in higher vocational schools (Trial) ", according to main work of colleges and the coming assessment of Beijing education department, proposing a Self-evaluation design case in the college.%落实《教育部关于全面提高高等职业教育教学质量的若干意见》,提高高等职业教育教学质量,促进学院加强内涵建设、形成自我约束、自我发展的机制。以《高职高专院校人才培养工作水平评估方案(试行)》中的指标体系为基础,根据学院工作重点和未来北京市教委评估工作的需要,在归纳、分析教学评估指标体系设计的基础上,提出了校内教学自评估设计方案。

  17. 浙江省高职院校自我评估制度建设情况调查分析%Investigation on the Construction of Self-evaluation System in Higher Vocational Colleges in Zhejiang Province

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    韩继红

    2015-01-01

    采用问卷调查与个别访谈方式,对浙江省全省45所高职院校自我评估制度建设进行调查研究.结果显示,浙江省高职院校普遍重视对二级教学单位教学工作的考核评价和质量管理,但评价形式仍以目标管理为主.自我评估的标准化、专业化、系统化程度有待提高.%Research on self-evaluation system is of great significance for higher vocational colleges. In order to build a diversified evaluation mode, the author combined the questionnaire survey and individual interview, investigated 45 higher vocational colleges in Zhejiang province and compared their different self-evaluation systems. In Zhejiang province, most higher vocational colleges attach importance to the teaching quality and management evaluation of second level teaching units, but the evaluation form is limited to target management. Self-evaluation system has much room for improvement, in the aspects of standardization, specialization, and systematization.

  18. 核心自我评价的结构验证及其量表修订%Reliability, Validation and Construct Confirmatory of Core Self-Evaluations Scale

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    杜建政; 张翔; 赵燕

    2012-01-01

    以Judge等编制的核心自我评价量表为基础,翻译并修订了中文版量表。研究以526名企业员工和在校大学生为样本,采用交叉验证的方法.先进行探索性因素分析,之后对模型进行验证性因素分析,并在控制共同方法偏差的条件下,对修订量表的信度、效度进行检验。单因素结构模型的拟合指数基本达到了可接受的标准,x2/df、GFI、CFI、NFI、IFI、TLI、RMSEA分别为2.20、0.94、0.91、0.86、0.92、0.90、0.07。修订后的核心自我评价量表a系数为0.83,分半信度为0.84。间隔3周的重测信度为0.82。核心自我评价与生活满意度的相关为0.48。核心自我评价具有单因素结构。修订后的核心自我评价中文版量表具有较好的信度和效度,可以作为一种有效实用的人格测量工具。%This present study tested the Chinese Core Self-Evaluations Scale. Recently, Judge et al. (1997) proposed a higher order construct they termed core self-evaluations and defined core self-evalua- tions as basic conclusions or bottom-line evaluations that individuals hold about themselves. According to Judge et al. (1997), this construct is a broad dispositional trait that is indicated by four more specific traits--self esteem, generalized self-efficacy, locus of control and emotional stability. The past research has showed that core self-evaluations play an important role in attitudes and behavior at work and life. Based on the core self-evaluations theory, Judge et al. (2003) developed a direct measure of this trait--Core Self-Evaluations Scale (CSES). Thus, the purpose of this article is to revise and test the reliability and validation of Chinese Core Self-Evaluations Scale. Participants were a sample of 184 employee from 3 companies and 386 students randomly selected in the self-study classrooms from a comprehensive universi- ty. In the process of the collection 44 surveys

  19. 西部地区劳教人员自评健康状况及其影响因素分析%Analyzing the Self - Evaluating Health Condition of Personnel of Reeducation Labor in Western China and Its Influencing Factors

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    李顺平; 郑振玉; 陈春辉; 孟庆跃

    2009-01-01

    Objective To study the self-evaluating health condition of personnel of reeducation through labor in Western China and its influencing factors. Methods 1721 cases of personnel of reeducation through labor in 12 reeducational centers from Chongqing,Cuangxi and Yunnan were surveyed with questionnaire, and its influencing factors were analyzed with Logistic Regression Model.Re-sults The personnel got common scores of self- evaluating health condition as 6.21 ± 2.00. Its influencing factors can be summarized as fieak- out, physical activity, quality of sleep and family relationships (P<0.01). In addition, accumulation of several health risk fac-tore can affect the self-evaluating health condition ( P < 0.01 ). Conclusion There has significant corrtelation between these given health risk factors and self- evaluating health condition of personnel of through labor, and accumulation of them has effect on their self- evaluating healhh condition.%目的 探讨我国西部地区劳教人员自评健康状况及其影响因素.方法 在广西、重庆和云南12个劳教所采取随机问卷方式调查1721名劳教人员,了解其自评健康状况,并应用Logistic回归模型分析劳教人员自评健康状况的影响因素.结果 1721名被调查劳教人员的自评健康状况一般,平均得分6.21±2.00分(总分10分).吸毒、体力活动、睡眠质量和家庭关系4个因素对劳教人员的自评健康状况有影响(P<0.01),且多个健康危险行为的聚集对自评健康状况有影响(P<0.01).结论 特定健康危险因素和劳教人员自评健康状况显著相关,且健康危险因素的聚集可降低劳教人员的自评健康状况.

  20. The relationship between core self - evaluation and job performance of nurses%护士核心自我评价与工作绩效的相关研究

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    徐瑞洁; 戚秀华; 陈金霞; 侯冬玉

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the core self- evaluation and job performance of mtrses,and analyze the relationship between them,so as to provide a new perspective for more effective performance management to enhance the stabilization of the nursing teams.Method A total of 188 clinical nurses in a general hospital were investigated with Core Self -Evaluation Scale (CSES) and Job Performance Appraisal Scale (JPAS).Results The mean score of CSES was (36.65 ± 5.39) ,and the mean score of JPAS was ( 162.24 ± 5.20 ).The score of core self - evaluation was significantly correlated with the job performance ( r = 0.635,P < 0.05 ).There weresignificant differences among nurses with different levels of education and years of working experience in the job performance and core self - evaluation (P <0.01 ) ,the score of nurses with different proffessional titles in job performance had significant differences(P <0.01 ).Conclusion The nurses in the general hospital are in or above medium level of core self - evaluation and job performance.The higher core self - evaluation,the higher degree of job performance.Educational background and work experience have an important impact on core self- evaluation and job performance of nurses.%目的 了解某综合三级甲等医院护士的核心自我评价和工作绩效现状,并探讨二者的关系,为稳定护理队伍,进行有效的绩效管理提供依据.方法 采用核心自我评价量表和工作绩效量表对某综合医院188名临床一线护士进行调查.结果 护士的核心自我评价得分(36.65±5.39)分,工作绩效总分(162.24±5.20)分,其核心自我评价与工作绩效总分呈正相关(r=0.635,P<0.05),不同学历、工作年限的护士工作绩效总分和核心自我评价得分差异具有统计学意义(P<0.01);不同职称的护士工作绩效总分差异具有统计学意义(P<0.01).结论 某综合三级甲等医院临床一线护士的核心自我评价与工作绩效处于中等偏上水平,

  1. The Difference between Self Evaluation and Other Evaluation of Facial Beauty and Impact of Self-esteem on It%容貌评价差异及自尊的影响

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    马彦; 殷竹鸣; 陆阳; 郝树伟; 徐震雷

    2015-01-01

    目的:了解女大学生容貌自我评价与他人容貌评价的关系,探讨自尊对容貌评价的影响. 方法:采用自编容貌评分表、Rosenberg自尊量表等工具对54名女大学生进行调查,同时拍摄面部容貌照片. 选择30名大学生对标准化处理后的照片进行评定. 结果:女大学生容貌自我评价显著高于他人评价(t=14.020,P<0.01),整体容貌自我评价与他人评价的Pearson相关为0.185,相关不显著(P=0.180),自尊、精神质、内外向、一般自我效能感与容貌评价差异成正相关(P<0.05). 结论:女大学生对自我容貌的评价高于他人对其的容貌评价,但不受他人容貌评价的影响,高自尊者容貌自我评价较高,且与他人评价差异也越大.%Objective:To investigate the difference between self evaluation and other evaluation on ones'facial beauty , and explore the influence of self -esteem on facial evaluation.Methods:54 female students in colleges were recruited by using convenient sampling and assessed with self -designed facial evaluation scale , Rosenberg self -esteem scale ( SES ) , the Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire short scale ( EPQ -RSC ) and General Self -Efficacy Scale ( GSES ) , their facial images were photo-graphed.Another 30 students were recruited to evaluate the facial photos of 54 female students with facial evaluation scale.Results:Self evaluation on facial beauty score was greater than that of other opinion ( t=14.020,P<0.01),and the relationship between them was not significant.The difference of facial beauty evaluation was positively correlated with self -esteem,psychoticism,extraversion and self -efficacy(P<0.05).Conclusion:Others'evaluation on ones'facial beauty doesn't affect the self -evaluation on the face.What decide self-evaluation on facial beauty are psychological factors such as self -esteem.

  2. Evaluation and/or self-evaluation: a key process in the training of trainee-teachers of Spanish as a foreign in Gabon in the field of educational research

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    Eugénie EYEANG

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Evaluation is today a topical theme. There are different kinds of evaluation as it applies to instructional media in the education. Here, the focus is on diagnosis, qualitative, quantitative as well as self-evaluation where the students typically make decisions about their own learning. For them, we would say that all these views contribute to the objective of teacher training in all aspects where enough account is taken of theory, practice and observation through discussions on corridors. Therefore, the practical field of the various settings that continually come up throughout the course is a goal to reach for the educational professionals. And to address this theme, we view evaluation as an integrating process that adds to the training of future teachers; that is, to the very teaching and, as a consequence, to learning. As a matter of fact, evaluation is centered on the classroom and it influences the students and their teacher. Here, we can see how future teachers with no experience in research methodology improve their analytical capabilities of teaching phenomena by integrating self evaluation (by the trainee teachers themselves and peer-evaluation (by all class members in the training act.

  3. Auto-avaliação psicossocial de professores Auto-evaluación psicosocial de profesores Theacher's psychosocial self-evaluation

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    2005-12-01

    -evaluación psicosocial como forma de perfeccionamiento.This research aims at verifying the connection between the use of psychosocial criteria for the teacher's profession choice and ways to practise it. We adopted the theory of social representations, which supposes that individuals/social groups construct social knowledges/practices to reach their specifical goals, such as identitary, ideological, explanatory, among others. Teachers of basic private schools (FP (n=35, basic public schools (FPu (n=42, and public universities (UPu (n=13 took part in the research, all of them from the city of Rio de Janeiro. We elaborated a questionnaire with questions about why they joined the profession, features of a good/bad teacher, descriptions of how it is their professional practise, among others. We noticed that teachers of basic private schools, whom criterion of professional choice was more centred on the teacher as an individual (option/vocation, tended to represent the ideal aspects (good/bad teacher of professional practise, focusing on the individual student and on interpersonal relations with him/her. However, the same teachers did not maintain the same content (individual student when describing how they do actually act. On the contrary, the university teachers that choosed their profession because of the activity of teaching, stressed more the teacher's duties/involvement and competence/actualization in terms of actual and ideal actions. Finally, the basic public school's teachers, that presented a mixed profile of professional choice (option/vocation and social influence, gave an account of their action with predominance of socio-environmental aspects (context/mobilization and lack of external stimulus. In this sense, in the face of the professional/existencial dilemmas and difficulties they meet, basic private and public school teachers tended to seek a psychosocial self-evaluation as a form of ethical and professional improuvement.

  4. Survey report of FY 1996 on the questionnaires related to new energies for local governments in Kinki district; 1996 nendo chosa hokokusho (shin energy ni kansuru Kinki chiiki jichitai anketo chosa)

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    The photovoltaic (PV) power generation system having a lot of merits for environment and energy has been put into a diffusion stage from the viewpoint of its technology due to its progressive technology innovation. However, it is not widely diffused in the whole society due to its high cost. Systematic investigation for the future PV power generation was conducted through the verification of factors obstructing the diffusion promotion and the investigation of the problems. Then, questionnaires were conducted for local governments in the Kinki district. Proportion of the local governments positively promoting the introduction of PV power generation was 3.4%. Among new energies, 45.7% of the governments were interested in solar heat utilization, and 43.1% were interested in PV power generation. Proportion of the local governments understanding the subsidy system of MITI was 57.7%. For the explanation meeting of new energy introduction promotion, 55.4% of the local governments wanted to participate. Among the interesting themes, 61.0% were interested in the introduction examples, 52.4% were in the introduction support, 52.1% were in the introduction of fundamental knowledge, and 30.0% were in the latest technology trends and in the guide for introduction

  5. Feasibility study of international cooperation on the chemical CO2 fixation and effective utilization technology in FY 1996; 1996 nendo kagakuteki CO2 koteika yuko riyo gijutsu ni kakawaru kokusai kyoryoku kanosei chosa

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    In this survey, candidate organizations to cooperate internationally in the development of chemical CO2 fixation technologies have been selected, and possible forms of the cooperation each organization would participate in have been examined. The chemical CO2 fixation technology project of RITE (Research Institute of Innovation Technology for the Earth) involves the essential themes of CO2 separation membrane technology, catalytic hydrogenation reaction technology, and hydrogen production/supply technology, as well as the overall system. Through the arrangement, 19 international research institutes were selected as the potential candidates for international research cooperation. Either direct visit or questionnaire by mail was conducted to these institutes. The purposes of international cooperation in each of essential study theme are to review the possibility of improving technologies in each theme by introducing new technologies, and to review the possibilities of promoting practical implementation of chemical CO2 fixation system. The research institutes to be reviewed as partners for joint research are summarized. 10 figs., 16 tabs.

  6. 学生自我评价与外语课堂焦虑的相关度调查研究%On Correlations between Learners' Self-evaluations and Anxiety in EFL Classrooms

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    任庆梅; 康淑敏; 胡局香

    2011-01-01

    问卷调查和访谈表明,高中学生自我评价与外语课堂焦虑之间存在具有显著意义的负相关关系,分别体现在课堂上回答问题、对教师纠错的反应、参与学习活动的积极性等具体学习行为方面。数据分析和研究结论显示,教师应分别从创立真实的外语学习认知心理环境、构建和谐的师生情感交流氛围、采用合理而有效的综合式评价、培养学生客观的个体自我意识四个方面,引导学生进行积极而客观地自我评价,在外语课堂上保持适中的焦虑程度,以激发最有效的学习行为。%The article reported the results of a study of correlations between learners' self-evaluationsand anxiety in senior middle school EFL classrooms lay means oi quesuonnaires and interviews. It wasfound that learners' self-evaluations, to some extent, is correlated negatively with foreign languageanxiety, which were manifested in learning behaviors, e. g. question answerings, error corrections and interaction participations. Based on the data analysis, the authors put forward some suggestions onhow to keep optimal anxiety in EFL classrooms from four aspects which are related to cognitivepsychological learning environment, interpersonal relationship between teacher and learners,integrative assessments and learners' self-awareness. The purpose is to help learners to make proper self-evaluations and to keep optimal anxiety in EFL classrooms, which in turn, may result in more efficient foreign language learning behaviors.

  7. The Application of Self-evaluation Mechanism in Engineering Course Grading System%自我评价机制在工科考查课成绩评定中的应用

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    齐子姝; 白莉

    2012-01-01

    学生自主学习能力的培养是大学教育方法改革的重要目标之一.积极改进工科考查课成绩评定方式,采用将自我评价机制引入到考查课成绩评定中,有助于树立学生严谨的学习态度,充分发挥学生的主观能动性,促进其更好的完成自己的学习目标.%One of the important goals of university education method reform is autonomous learning ability.Improving the evaluation method of academic performance of engineering test courses and introducing self-evaluation mechanism into test courses evaluation are helpful to the establishment of good learning attitude and the reveal of student's activeness and encourage them to accomplish their academic goals.

  8. 主客体关系视域下的自我评价确认%The Confirmation of Self Evaluation Seen from the Prospective of Relationship between Subject and Object

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    赫宸; 王文邦

    2011-01-01

    教育评价是教育整体系统的重要组成部分,教育评价的主体与客体认识必然受到教育中主客体认识影响。教育过程中关系性质认识的主体性向主体间性转化,导致教育评价走向主体间性教育评价。发展性、交互性、教育性成为主体间性教育评价的基本特点,自我评价是主体间性教育评价的具体模式。%Education evaluation is an important part of the whole education system,so the understanding of the subject and object in education evaluation is influenced by the understanding of subject and object in education.In the process of education,the subjectivity of understanding of the relationship nature is transformed into inter-subjectivity,which makes education evaluation be transformed into inter-subjectivity education evaluation.The Developmental,interactive and educational natures become the basic characteristics of inter-subjectivity education evaluation.Self evaluation is the basic model of inter-subjectivity education evaluation.

  9. 大学生领悟社会支持、核心自我评价与主观幸福感的关系%The Relations between Perceived Social Support,Core Self-evaluation and Subjective Well-being of College Students

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    胡琳丽; 于新; 刘雪卿

    2011-01-01

    采用主观幸福感量表、核心自我评价量表、领悟社会支持量表对374名大学生进行了调查。结果发现:1.大学生领悟社会支持、核心自我评价(神经质维度例外)和主观幸福感的各因素之间显著正相关;2.大学生的领悟社会支持、核心自我评价对其主观幸福感及其各因素具有显著预测作用;3.核心自我评价是领悟社会支持与主观幸福感关系的部分中介变量。%Objective: To study the relations between core self-evaluation,perceived social support and subjective well-being of college students.Methods: 374 college students have been investigated with subjective well-being scales,core self-evaluation scales and perceived social support scales.Results: 1.A significant positive correlation exists between the perceived social support,core self-evaluation(except nervousness dimensionality) and subjective well-being of college students.2.College students' perceived social support and core self-evaluation can predict their subjective well-being and its factors effectively.3.Core self-evaluation is a partial intermediary variable between perceived social support and subjective well-being.Conclusion: Both core self-evaluation and perceived social support have a powerful influence on the subjective well-being of college students.

  10. 班级环境与青少年抑郁的关系:核心自我评价的中介与调节作用%The Moderating and Mediating Effects of Core Self-Evaluation on the Relationship Between Class Environment and Adolescent Depression

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    任志洪; 江光荣; 叶一舵

    2011-01-01

    In terms of the effect of core self-evaluation on the relationship between class environment and adolescent depression, inconclusive, even conflicting findings have been reported by researchers. One of the major inconsistencies focuses on the specific role core self-evaluation may play in this relation. Specifically, it remains unclear whether core self-evaluation actually functions as a mediator or a moderator. Researchers who view the function of core self-evaluation as mediation posit that core self-evaluation, as a type of personality trait, serves as cognitive schema, which processes external information selectively by focusing on a certain type of content. Most teenagers are experiencing a particular period, when their "self" is developing rapidly. Thus, for teenagers, external stress (e. g. academic pressure, poor interpersonal relationship) will more likely result in the formation of negative cognitive schema characterized as self-negation and self-doubt, which probably causes low self-evaluation and depression. Those who view self-evaluation as a moderator reported that individuals with high self-evaluation tended to experience less pressure and stress. Therefore, they assert that core self-evaluation should be able to moderate the relationship between stressors and individual' s tension level. In addition, researchers also found that a high self-esteem level was able to lower the impact of stressors on depression. In this study, the mechanism of how class environment may affect adolescent depression was explored. To determine the specific effect of core self-evaluation on the relationship between class environment and adolescent depression, both moderation and mediation effect of core self-evaluation were examined. Findings from this study are intended to provide empirical supports for the strategies regarding the prevention and intervention of adolescent depression. 1404 high school students completed the CSEN (Core Self-Evaluation Scales

  11. Teacher Self-Evaluation and Power

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    Towndrow, Phillip A.; Tan, Kelvin

    2009-01-01

    Positive claims are made for the adoption of practices that permit greater levels of involvement in teacher appraisals. The assumption is that when teachers are more involved in observing and evaluating their teaching, corresponding increases in empowerment and autonomy occur as a direct result. This paper challenges this claim by arguing that…

  12. Hemominas: aplicação e impacto do instrumento de auto-avaliação de 250 pontos do Gespública Hemominas Foundation: utilization and impact of the Gespublica (government administration 250-point self-evaluation questionnaire

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    2008-04-01

    provider in a critical and vital area, elaborated strategies to meet a management system based on constitutional and institutional public values and quality principles with defined goals accompanied by a appraisal system. The Hemominas Foundation works as a network, with administration and technical coordination located in Belo Horizonte. It has 23 regional units throughout the state of Minas Gerais. In an effort to obtain a modern a management model focused on results, the Hemominas Foundation Quality Control Program (PQFH implemented self-evaluation criteria of excellence in seven of its transfusion units. The 250 score self-evaluation tool was utilized, with external validation and posterior certification and recognition in regards of adequate practices, by the Federal Ministry of Planning and Management.

  13. Weight control behaviors and self-evaluation of weight in adolescents in Guangdong province%广东省青少年体重自我评价与减肥行为分析

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    蔡秋茂; 黄钦仪; 许燕君; 马文军; 聂少萍; 许晓君; 徐浩锋; 宋秀玲

    2012-01-01

    Objective To collect the information on weight control behavior among the adolescents of different gender and age in Guangdong province, and to study the relationship between the weight control behavior and self-evaluation of weight in the adolescents. Methods Totally 22 863 students were selected from 21 counties in Guangdong province using multi-stage stratified sampling method and were investigated with a questionnaire. Results Among the students, 30.1 % considered they were overweight or obesity, but only 6. 96% of the students were truly overweight or obesity. There were 63. 7% of students having taken activity of losing weight. The prevalence of physical exercise, vegetarian, dieting, fasting, vomiting,and taking diet pills were 54.05% ,8.31% ,23.45% ,1.92% ,1.08% ,and 1.84%. The prevalence of unhealthy weight control behavior among the girls was higher than among the boys, and higher in vocational school students than in other students. The ratio of the students considering they were overweight was higher in the girls. The prevalence of unhealthy weight control behavior among the students with selfd-rated overweight or obesity was higher than that of other students. Conclusion Adolescents have no clear sense of nutritional conditions about themselves and their self-evaluation of weight significantly affect their weight control behavior. We should enforce the education on health and nutrition knowledge among the students.%目的 了解广东省不同性别、年龄青少年减肥行为情况及青少年体重自我评价与减肥行为关系,为制定干预措施提供依据.方法 采取多阶段分层整群抽样方法,抽取广东省21个地区的22 863名学生进行问卷调查.结果 30.1%学生认为自身体重有点重或很重,其中真正超重或肥胖的只占6.96%:63.7%的学生采取了减肥或防止增重的行为,通过锻炼、不吃肉、节食、绝食、诱导呕吐、吃减肥药行为减肥的学生比例分别为54.05%、8.31

  14. Joint federal/state motor fuel tax compliance project. Fiscal year 1994 midyear report

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    ;Table of Contents: List of Exhibits; Executive Summary: History of the Joint Federal/State Motor Fuel Tax Compliance Project; Update on Motor Fuel Tax Procedures; Joint Project Results; Status of the Regional Task Forces; Future Program Activities; References; Glossary of Acronyms; List of Exhibits.

  15. Addressing Facility Needs for Concrete Assessment Using Ultrasonic Testing: Mid-year Report

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    The UFD Gap Analysis to Support Extended Storage of Used Nuclear Fuel (June 30, 2011) emphasizes the need for the development of monitoring techniques and technologies for dry storage cask materials. A high priority is given to the development of 'systems for early detection of confinement boundary degradation.' This requires both new techniques for monitoring and inspection, as well as new measurable parameters to quantify mechanical degradation. The use of Nonlinear Elastic Wave Spectroscopy (NEWS) has been shown to provide sensitive parameters correlating to mechanical degradation in a wide variety of materials. Herein we report upon recent research performed to address the high priority of concrete degradation using a selection of these techniques and compare to a ASTM standard ultrasonic technique. Also reported are the near term plans to continue this research in the remaining FY and into the coming years. This research was conducted at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the Acoustics Lab of the Geophysics group in the Earth and Environmental Sciences division, and in collaboration with the Laboratory for Nondestructive Evaluation at the University of the Mediterranean (Aix en Provence, France) and the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI). The objective of this research project was to determine the feasibility of using an NDE technique based on non-linear ultrasound for determining the depth and degree of microcracking in the near surface of concrete and to assess the degree of sensitivity of such technique. This objective is reached by the means of combining linear and nonlinear measurements, associated with numerical simulation. We first study the global effect of thermal damage on concrete's linear and nonlinear properties by resonance inspection techniques. We show that standard pulse wave speed techniques are not relevant to extract mechanical properties of concrete. The high sensitivity of measured nonlinearity is shown and serves as a validation tool for the rest of the study, i.e., probing the material nonlinearity at various depths through the use of Time Reversal Elastic Nonlinearity Diagnostic (TREND). The basic idea of probing the material nonlinearity at various depths by changing the frequency is validated by exhibiting a similar trend as nonlinear resonance measurements. We address at the end of this report, the potentialities of applying these procedures to real concrete structures.

  16. The study of self-evaluated health level in inpatients with depression in general hosptial%综合医院住院抑郁障碍患者自测健康状况的研究

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    陈晓东; 苏敬华; 农秋葵

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore the self-evaluated health level and it’s associated factors in inpatients with depression in general hospital. Method A total number of 600 inpatients were enrol ed from three general hosptial in Guangzhou city. Al of these patients were asked to complete a self-designed questionaire about demorgraphic features, and complete self-rating health measurement scale(SRHMS) to evaluate health level. Diagnostic and statistic manual about mental disorder, fourth edition(DSM-IV) was used to diagnose depression. We compared the differences between the depression group and control, and probed the associated factors of self-evaluated health level in depression group. Result The total score of SRHMS in patients with depression in general hosptial was 222.85±65.53, the scores of physical health, mental health and social health were 92.39±31.97, 75.06±24.97 and 55.09±23.10 respectively, which were al significantly lower than that in controls. The scores of physical health and mental health were higher in patients who were below 55 years old compare with those older. The educational level was associated with social health level. Multiple linear regression analysis showed that the fol owing factors were associated with higher total score of SRHMS, married, higher family monthly income, first admission and inpatient time range from 8 to 14 days. Conclusion The self-evaluated health levels were low in patients with depression in general hospital. Age, marrital status, educational level, family monthly income, admission frequency and time may be the important factors associated with health level.%目的:探讨综合医院住院患者中抑郁障碍者自测健康状况及其影响因素。方法采用自编一般情况问卷、自测健康状况评定量表(SRHMS)、美国《精神障碍诊断与统计手册第四版》DSM-Ⅳ轴Ⅰ障碍定式临床检查病人版(SCID)对广州市3家综合医院≥16岁的600名住院患者进行调查。以SCID为精

  17. 自我评价和人生意义在应付方式影响学习动机中的链式中介效应%Chain Mediation Effects of Core Self-Evaluation and Life Meaning in Coping Style and Learning Motivation

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    龚小虹; 刘燊

    2016-01-01

    采用问卷调查法,对867名在校大学生进行调查.结果发现:(1)大学生学习动机与应付方式、核心自我评价和人生意义呈显著正相关;(2)应付方式对大学生学习动机有显著的正向影响;(3)核心自我评价和人生意义在应付方式影响学习动机中起链式双中介作用,其中应付方式通过影响核心自我评价从而进一步影响学习动机这一中介路径的中介效果量最大.本研究为激发大学生学习动机、提升大学生心理健康水平以及改善大学教学质量提供了实证基础.%This research investigated 867 undergraduates with questionnaires to examine effects of core self-evaluation and life meaning in coping style and learning motivation. The results indicated that: (1) there were significantly positive correlations among undergraduates' learning motivation, coping style, core self-evaluation and meaning in life; (2) Coping style had a significantly positive effect on undergraduates' learning motivation; and (3) Core self-evaluation and life meaning played a role of chain mediation in the relationship between coping style and learning motivation, with that of core self-evaluation to be the strongest of all the mediation paths. The current research provides an empirical evidence for inspiring undergraduates learning motivation, promoting their mental health level and improving college teaching quality.

  18. Comparison between impact of standardized patient's oral feedback and self-evaluation on performances of medical students in objective structured clinical examination%客观结构化临床考试中标准化病人反馈与学生自评反思效应的比较研究

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    王莉英; 赖雁妮; 曾勇; 邹和建; 鲁映青

    2013-01-01

    This study compared the performance between the students accepted SP's oral feedback and self-evaluation.The results showed that the performance of short stations of the group accepted SP's oral feedback were significantly higher than the group accepted self-evaluation.Conclusions:the data suggested that self-evaluation would help to improve students' performance.%本研究比较在客观结构化临床考试(objective structured clinical examination,OSCE)中标准化病人(standardized patients,SP)反馈与学生自评对后续站点成绩影响的差异.研究方法为第一天和第四天的考试长站结束后均由SP提供反馈;第二天内科学站结束后SP反馈,外科学站结束后学生自评;第三天内科学站结束后学生自评,外科学站结束后SP反馈.结果显示,SP反馈与自评结合组短站分数均显著高于SP反馈组,提示自评反思在学生评价自身表现、改进实际能力、提高考试成绩方面具有一定优势,其作用值得进一步重视.

  19. Learning method of self-evaluation and mutual-evaluation for practical teaching of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Technique curriculum: application and exploration%自评互评式学习性评价在《刺法灸法学》实训课中的应用与探索

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    韩红艳; 王培育; 陈新旺; 高希言

    2016-01-01

    探讨自评互评式学习性评价方法在《刺法灸法学》课程实训教学中的应用与意义.该课程实训教学安排在课堂理论授课之后,采用分组方式对学生进行示范、实训及考核,教师根据实训内容的操作要点制定考核表并列出详细的自评与互评要点,重点突出学生评价,具体包括个人自评、被操作者评价、组内互评、他组互评和教师评价5部分(总分值100分),其中操作者个人自评10分,被操作者评价20分,组内互评20分,他组互评20分,教师评价30分.通过实践应用,发现自评互评式学习性评价体系在促进学生之间有效互学,提高学生学习积极性、主动性和教师对自身角色的认识与提高方面有重要意义.%The application and significance of learning method of self-evaluation and mutual-evaluation for practical teaching of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Technique curriculum were investigated.The practical teaching followed theory teaching in the curriculum plan,which applied grouping pattern to provide demonstration,practice and assessment.According to the technique points of practical teaching,the teachers established evaluation form and listed detailed points of self-evaluation and mutual evaluation.The focus was student assessment,including individual self-evaluation,subject-evaluation intra-group evaluation,external-group evaluation and teacher evaluation.100 points were taken as maximum score,including 10 points in the self-evaluation from operator,20 points in the evaluation from receiver,20 points in the intra-group evaluation,20 points in external-group evaluation and 30 points in teacher evaluation.Through practical application,it was found learning system of self-evaluation and mutual-evaluation had important significance in promoting mutual learning among students,improving students' learning enthusiasm and initiative,and helping teachers understand and improve their roles.

  20. Research of the Relationship among Academic Self-efficacy, Learning Adaptability and Core Self-evaluation among Nursing Students in a University, Changchun%长春市某大学本科护生学业自我效能感、学习适应性与核心自我评价的关系研究

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    高玉霞; 胡海霞; 韩今华

    2013-01-01

    目的:了解本科护生学业自我效能感、学习适应性与核心自我评价现状,探讨核心自我评价与学业自我效能感及学习适应性的关系,为提高本科护生的教学质量提供参考依据.方法:采用学业自我效能感量表、大学生学习适应性量表和核心自我评价量表对296名本科护生进行调查.结果:本科护生核心自我评价均分为(2.99±0.33)分,处于中等水平,核心自我评价与学业自我效能感及各维度呈正相关,与学习适应性及各维度也呈正相关(P<0.05,P<0.01),核心自我评价与年级和选择护理专业的原因有关.结论:本科护生核心自我评价越高,其学业自我效能感和学习适应性就越强,因此,护理教育者应注重核心自我评价的提高,强调护生的专业思想教育,促进本科护生的学习自信心和学习适应性.%Objective:To investigate nursing students' academic self-efficacy,learn adaptability and core self-evaluation and explores the relationship among them, to provide the reference for improving the teaching quality of college nursing students. Methods:296 nursing students were investigated with Academic Self-Efficacy Scale, Student Learning Adaptability Scale and Core Self-Evaluation Scale. Results:The mean score of core self-evaluation is 2.99 ±0.633 points in a medium level, core self -evaluation and academic self-efficacy and dimensions are positively related, and learning adaptability and dimensions also positively related(P<0.05,P<0.01). Core self-evaluation is related to grade and reason of choice of nursing profession. Conclusion:The higher core self -evaluation,the stronger their academic self-efficacy and learning adaptability.therefore, the nursing educators should pay attention to the improvement of the core self-evaluation,emphasis on nursing students' professional thought education and promote college nursing students learning confidence and learning adaptability.

  1. Autoavaliação em uma instituição federal de ensino superior: resultados e implicações Self evaluation in a federal higher education institution: results and implications

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    Cisne Zélia Teixeira Reis

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo analisar os resultados da autoavaliação institucional aplicada em uma Instituição Federal de Ensino Superior, a fim de identificar como os segmentos da comunidade universitária avaliaram cada dimensão abordada. A partir dos resultados obtidos da aplicação de questionário eletrônico estruturado, composto por 39 questões comuns aos sujeitos pesquisados, procedeu-se ao agrupamento das questões em sete dimensões: 1- Política para ensino, pesquisa e extensão, 2- Responsabilidade Social, 3- Comunicação com a sociedade, 4- Organização e Gestão, 5- Infraestrutura física e didática, 6- Atendimento ao discente e 7- Sustentabilidade Financeira, sendo as consistências das variáveis agrupadas, testadas pelo Alpha de Cronbach. Posteriormente, a fim de reduzir as variáveis a apenas uma, em cada dimensão, utilizou-se da técnica de escala somada e realizou-se o teste da Análise de Variância (Anova. Por fim, a Análise de Cluster permitiu agrupar os sujeitos conforme avaliação que fizeram da Instituição. Os resultados indicaram que os discentes e docentes, em sua maioria, avaliaram bem a Instituição. Já os técnicos administrativos, em sua maioria, avaliaram pior a Instituição. As dimensões foram avaliadas pelos Clusters de "Melhor Avaliação" como boas e pelos Clusters de "Pior Avaliação" como regulares.This paper aims to analyze the results of institutional self-evaluation applied to a Federal Institute of Higher Education to identify how the segments of the university community rated each dimension included. From the results obtained from the application of a structured electronic questionnaire, consisting of 39 questions common to the subjects studied, the questions were grouped into seven dimensions: 1 - Policy for teaching, research and extension, 2 - Social Responsibility, 3 - Communication with society, 4 - Organization and Management, 5 - Physical infrastructure and teaching, 6

  2. Autoavaliação da postura por idosos com e sem hipercifose torácica Self-evaluation of posture by elderly people with or without thoracic khyposis

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    Lívia Pimenta Renó Gasparotto

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available No presente artigo enumeram-se certas diferenças categoriais da percepção de si de idosos, cuja análise é importante para possíveis intervenções. Objetivo: analisar a relação entre a postura apresentada e a autopercepção desta por idosos. Metodologia: participaram 18 idosos do projeto Epidoso II-Unifesp submetidos à avaliação postural. As posturas foram fotografadas e as imagens entregues aos idosos, cujas opiniões foram analisadas por metodologia qualitativa. As falas foram transcritas e categorizadas pela técnica de codificação teórica axial e seletiva, na perspectiva do interacionismo simbólico. Resultados: Identificou-se uma atitude passiva do idoso em relação às alterações posturais. Há uma distorção da imagem corporal por aqueles que apresentam desvio de postura. Participantes que possuíam o alinhamento vertebral adequado mostraram-se mais conscientes sobre seu posicionamento corporal e a importância deste assimilada em fases anteriores à do envelhecimento. Conclusão: a aderência ao autocuidado postural parece ocorrer em fases anteriores à do envelhecimento, devendo ser realizado nestas épocas o trabalho efetivamente preventivo. A despreocupação com a questão postural relaciona-se com a concepção do idoso sobre a noção de envelhecimento que é, em si, o acúmulo de disfunções inevitavelmente simultâneas ou sucessivas.This article lists the differences between self-perception of body posture among the elderly suffering from postural alterations or not, in order to ascertain whether self-evaluation of posture can lead to preventive measures. Eighteen cases from the elderly population participated in the EPIDOSO project at UNIFESP and were subjected to postural evaluation. Postures were photographed and copies given to the participants and their subsequent comments were analyzed by the qualitative method. The narratives were taped and cataloguedusingthe technique of theoretical axial and selective

  3. 陆军官兵感知压力、核心自我评价与幸福感的关系%Relationship between perceived stress, core self-evaluation and well-being in officers and soldiers of land forces

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    曹菲; 杨志兵; 霍倩倩; 路惠捷; 朱霞

    2015-01-01

    目的 考察陆军官兵感知压力、核心自我评价与幸福感之间的关系,探讨感知压力影响主观幸福感的内在机制.方法 采用感知压力量表、核心自我评价量表、幸福感指数量表对592名陆军官兵进行调查,使用Mplus7.0软件进行中介效应检验.结果 ①感知压力与幸福感呈负相关,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);核心自我评价与幸福感呈正相关,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);感知压力与核心自我评价呈负相关,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);②感知压力与核心自我评价能预测主观幸福感,核心自我评价在感知压力与幸福感的关系中起部分中介作用.结论 陆军官兵的主观幸福感受与其感知压力及核心自我评价有关,增强官兵幸福感可通过减少外部压力与提升自我价值感两种途径达到.%[Objective] To study the relationship between perceived stress,core self-evaluation and well-being in officers and soldiers of land forces,explore the internal mechanism of influence of stress on subjective well-being.[Methods] 592 Chinese army officers and soldiers were surveyed by using the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS),the Core Self-evaluation Scale (CSES) and the Index of Well-being,and the intermediary effect test was performed by Mplus 7.0 software.[Results] ①The perceived stress was negatively correlated with well-being,and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05).The core self-evaluation was positively correlated with well-being,and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05).The perceived stress was negatively correlated with core self-evaluation,and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05).②The perceived stress and core selfevaluation could predict subjective well-being,and core self-evaluation played partial intermediary role on the relationship between perceived stress and subjective well-being.[Conclusion] The subjective well-being of officers and soldiers in land

  4. The Effect of Academic Stress on Academic Burnout in University Students:The Moderating Effect of Core Self-evaluations%大学生学业压力对学业倦怠的影响核心自我评价的调节作用

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    司徒巧敏

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the moderating effect of core self-evaluations in the relationship between academic stress and academic burnout in university students .Methods Academic Stress Scale ,Academic Burnout Scale and Core Self-evaluation Scale were administered to 942 university students .Results The score of core self-evaluations was negatively correlated with academic stress and academic burnout(r=-0.21~-0.46,P<0.01),while academic pressure was positively related to academic burnout (r=0.07~0.23,P<0.05).In addition,results from hierarchical regression indicated that core self-evaluations negatively predicted academic burnout (β=-0.16~-0.46,P<0.01),and academic stress predicted academic burnout positively (β=0.18~0.22,P<0.01).More importantly, core self-evaluations moderated the relationships between academic stress and inappropriate behaviors as well as academic stress and low accomplishment(β=-0.09,P<0.01).Conclusion University students'academic pressure leads to academic burnout ,but this effect can be mitigated by core self-evaluations .%目的:考察大学生的核心自我评价在学业压力与学业倦怠关系中的调节作用。方法采用《大学生学业压力量表》、《大学生学业倦怠量表》和《核心自我评价量表》对942名大学生进行测查。结果积差相关分析结果表明核心自我评价与学业压力、学业倦怠呈显著负相关(r=-0.21~-0.46,P<0.01),学业压力与学业倦怠呈显著正相关(r=0.07~0.23,P<0.05)。层次回归分析结果显示核心自我评价负向预测学业倦怠各因子(β=-0.16~-0.46,P<0.01);学业压力正向预测情绪低落和行为不当(β=0.18~0.22,P<0.01);核心自我评价在学业压力与行为不当、学业压力与成就感低两者中存在显著的调节作用(β=-0.09,P<0.01)。结论大学生的学业压力促进学业倦怠的产生,但核心自我评价能够

  5. On Child-care Service Teachers' Core Self-evaluation, Perceived Stress and Job Burnout%核心自我评价、应激体验与幼儿教师工作倦怠关系的研究

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    黄华; 黄伟伟

    2012-01-01

    This study was intended to investigate the influences of core self-evaluation on the child-care service teachers' job burnout and the mediating effects of the perceived stress therein. Results showed that (1) child-care service teachers' emotional exhaustion was significantly higher than Maslach's norm and their per- sonal accomplishment was significantly lower than Maslach's norm; (2)the core self-evaluation was negatively correlated with the total score and the three subscales' score of MBI-HSS; and(3)the core self-evaluation can effectively tell job burnout, partly mediated by the perceived stress.%采用问卷调查法对广东省某地级市208名幼儿教师进行研究,探讨核心自我评价、应激体验与幼儿教师工作倦怠的关系。结果发现:幼儿教师的“情绪衰竭”显著高Maslach模而“个人成就感”显著低于Maslach常模;核心自我评价总分与工作倦怠量表总分及各分量表总分均存在显著的负相关;回归分析的结果表明核心自我评价对工作倦怠有显著的预测功能,其预测功能部分是经由应激体验的中介效应实现的。

  6. The Influence of Core Self-Evaluation, and Organizational Support on Subjective/Objective Career Success: An Interactionist Perspective%核心自我评价、组织支持对主客观职业成功的影响:人-情境互动的视角

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    王震; 孙健敏

    2012-01-01

    The influences of core self-evaluation, organizational support, and their interaction on subjective/objective career success are examined in this study by using a sample of 212 employees from 3 organizations. The results indicate that subjective (job, career and life satisfaction) and objective career success (income level, the number and speed of promotions) are two related but separate types within career success system. Both are positively correlated with core self-evaluation and organizational support, but the objective career success is more strongly related to socio-demographic and human capital variables. Consistent with trait activation theory, organizational support strengthens the positive effect of core self-evaluation on career success in such a way that career success would be highest for employees higher in both core self-evaluation and perceived organizational support.%以212名企业员工为研究对象,考察了核心自我评价、组织支持以及二者的交互作用对主客观职业成功的影响.研究结果表明:主观职业成功(工作、职业和生活满意度)和客观职业成功(收入、晋升次数和速度)是2种相关但不同的职业成功类型;核心自我评价和组织支持对主客观职业成功均有一定的影响,但它们对客观职业成功的影响效果弱于社会-人口和人力资本特征;与特质激发理论相一致,核心自我评价和组织支持在对职业成功的影响上存在一定的交互效应,表现为组织支持会强化核心自我评价对职业成功的正向影响,且高核心自我评价的员工在得到高组织支持时有最高的职业成功水平.

  7. Clinical study on self evaluation of exercise intensity of patients with COPD by CS%计数法用于评估 COPD 患者运动强度的临床研究

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    苗青; 王浩彦

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the relationship between CS and heart rate in patients with COPD during exercise. Methods Two groups of persons were participated in this study,28 outpatients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD)(22 males;6 females;with age at 66. 6 ± 8. 22 years old)from the Department of Respiratory Medicine of Beijing Friendship Hospital were allocated in group 1,they were di-agnosed as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD)during January 2014 to July 2014,and 25 healthy persons(3 males;22 females;aged at 24. 8 ± 2. 80 years old)were listed in group 2 for control. After being introduced with the experimental method and guided with trial tests,these persons were first exercised with cycle ergometer until the heart rate increased by 20% to the stable value,CS test started afterwards,the CSN and average heart rate were recorded and labeled as CSN1 and HR1,respectively. These persons then took the treadmill test after rest for thirty mi-nutes. The exercise intensity was adjusted by changing the treadmill speed till CSN fell into CSN1 ± 5,then CSN and the average heart rate were recorded and labeled CSN2 and HR2,respectively. Results The values of HR1 and HR2 in each group were compared with paired t test. No sig-nificant difference had been observed in both group 1( t = - 1. 523,P = 0. 139)and group 2( t = - 1. 427,P = 0. 167). HR1 and HR2 showed significant correlation in both groups,with a correlation coefficient r = 0. 932 in group 1 and r = 0. 944 in group 2. Conclusion CS shows good correlation with heart rate of patients with COPD,and it can be used as a self - evaluation indicator to determine the exercise intensity for guidance of the rehabilitation and daily exercise.%目的:探讨运动中计数法(CS)与慢性阻塞性肺疾病(COPD)患者心率乃至运动强度的相关性。方法收集两组人群参加测试,第一组为2014年1月至2014年7月北京友谊医院呼吸科门诊 COPD 患者,共28人

  8. 大学毕业生完美主义、核心自我评价与择业焦虑的关系研究%Relations among perfectionism, core self-evaluation and job-selecting anxiety of university graduates

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    蒋怀滨; 张斌; 吴金岚; 林珂; 林芳

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the mediation role of university graduates' core self-evaluation played between perfectionism and job-selecting anxiety.Methods 200 university graduates were investigated by Chinese frost multidimensional perfectionism questionnaires,core self-evaluation scale and self-rating anxiety scale with convenience sampling method.Results ①Job-selecting anxiety had no distinct differences in gender,residence and the aspects of only-child(P>0.05),but in different subjects,it was different(science and technology(1.79±0.49),culture and history(3.21±0.50),t=-4.38,P<0.01).② University graduates' positive perfectionism was positively correlated with core self-evaluation (r=0.31,P< 0.01),while negatively correlated with job-selecting anxiety (r=-0.35,P<0.01).University graduates' negative perfectionism was negatively correlated with core self-evaluation(r =-0.35,P< 0.01),while positively correlated with job-selecting anxiety (r =0.42,P< 0.01).Simultaneously core self-evaluation was negatively correlated with job-selecting anxiety (r=-0.46,P< 0.01).③ Core self-evaluation played a part of the intermediary role between negative perfectionism and job-selecting anxiety.The mediating effect was 30.0% of the total effect.Core self-evaluation played a part of the intermediary role between positive perfectionism and job-selecting anxiety.The mediating effect was 34.5% of the total effect.Conclusion Perfectionism as a personality trait can calculate the level of job-selecting anxiety.Core self-evaluation plays a part of the intermediary role between perfectionism and job-selecting anxiety.It is helpful to the working tactics of university graduates.%目的 探讨大学毕业生核心自我评价在完美主义与择业焦虑间的中介作用.方法 运用中文Frost多维完美主义问卷、核心自我评价量表和择业焦虑自评量表,采用方便取样对200名大学毕业生进行施测.结果 ①择业焦虑在性别、生源地、

  9. Analysis of intermediary efficacy and regulation efficacy of higher vocational nursing students’emotional resiliency between core self evaluation and interpersonal intelligence%高职护生情绪弹性在核心自我评价和人际智能之间的中介效应和调节效应分析

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    臧爽; 李丹

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To probe into the relationship among the emotional resiliency of higher vocational nursing students,the core self evaluation and interpersonal intelligence.Methods:The cluster sampling method and u-sing the core self evaluation scale,interpersonal intelligence scale and mood elastic questionnaire were used to investigate 314 school students in grade 201 1 in higher vocational college of China Medical University in 2014 May.And to analyze the intermediary efficacy and regulation efficacy of higher vocational nursing students’e-motional resiliency between the core self evaluation and interpersonal intelligence.Results:The core self eval-uation of higher vocational nursing students was positive correlated with total interpersonal intelligence score and all dimension scores.And the correlation coefficient was 0.207 ~0.506.Core self evaluation was positive correlated with the total emotional resiliency score and all dimensions scores.And the correlation coefficient was 0.129 0.528.Total emotional resiliency score was positively correlated with interpersonal intelligence score. And the correlation coefficient was 0.338.Higher vocational nursing students’emotional resiliency in regulating the relationship between core self evaluation and interpersonal intelligence(β=0.109,P <0.05).Conclusion:Higher vocational nursing students’interpersonal intelligence status is not only related to the discretion of core self evaluation,but also with condition of emotional resiliency.Emotional resiliency play a mediation and regu-lating role in core self evaluation and interpersonal intelligence.And core self evaluation not only directly af-fects higher vocational nursing students’interpersonal intelligence,but also affects interpersonal intelligence through the emotional resiliency indirectly.%[目的]探讨高职护生情绪弹性、核心自我评价与人际智能之间的关系。[方法]采用整群抽样法,应用核心自我评价量表、人际智能量表、

  10. Intrinsic Motivation, Work Engagement and Employee Performance: Based on the Moderating Effect of Core Self-evaluations%内在动机、工作投入与员工绩效:基于核心自我评价的调节效应

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    李伟; 梅继霞

    2012-01-01

    With the rapid development of the global economy, the performance of the employee has been enter- prise practice department and management scholars focus of concern. Former to the employee performance, except in the general sense is discussed and organizational commitment, job satisfaction and work stress the relationship between outside, focus on the individual character, knowledge and ability, and working environment on the influ- ence of work performance. Intrinsic motivation emphasize and spontaneous, actively e the effect of the produce is ngaged individual employees to activities and the job itself more joy and satisfaction, in this activity and work. Intrinsic motivation is a kind of incentive the effect, not based on material rewards, but based on individual own some psychological needs and the job itself characteristics. Existing intrinsic motivation individual participation of the main purpose of the work is not to get paid, they are the meet of more requirements of their own interests, working autonomy and work- ing feeling of competence. Work engagement usually refer to individual employees based on the psychological inter- est in the job, curiosity and devote yourself to work, and are willing to sacrifice their break time and pay extra la- bor, it reflects the work in individual psychological identity degree or the individual self image to the important de- gree. The work engagement is a kind of investment is experience, with persistence and diffuse characteristics, gen- erally not aimed at a specific goal, event or situation, reflect individual in the work high energy level, strong identi- ty and the attention and not lax. Core self-evaluation is to point to specific individuals to its own and ability of the most basic evaluation. Generally speaking, to use four characteristics to describe the core of the individual self e- valuation : self-esteem, the control points, nervous and general self-efficacy. No matter when, with positive or core self-evaluation

  11. 青少年核心自我评价的发展特点及其与多维生活满意度的关系%Study on the developmental disparities of adolescents' core self-evaluation and its relationship with multidimensional life satisfaction

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    胡炳政

    2013-01-01

    【Objective】 To explore the disparities of adolescents' core self-evaluation and its relationship with multidimensional life satisfaction. 【Method】 A stratified random sample of 300 adolescent students completed the Core Self-evaluation Scale(CSES). Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale(MSLSS) and basic circumstance questionnaire. 【Results】 The averages of CSES and MSLSS were both significantly higher than theoretical mid-value(P0. 05). CSES predicted 24. 6 % of total variances of MSLSS, and predictive powers to each subscale of MSLSS were between 10. 5% to 19. 9 %. 【Conclusion】Core self-evaluation is an important factor to preserve adolescents' multidimensional life satisfaction.%[目的]分析青少年核心自我评价的特点及其与多维生活满意度的关系,以期为青少年寻求各领域生活满意度的保护性因素. [方法]对分层随机抽取的300名青少年学生施测了核心自我评价量表、青少年学生生活满意度量表与基本情况调查表. [结果] 青少年核心自我评价与生活满意度总体平均得分均显著高于理论中值(P<0.001),青少年核心自我评价的年级、性别、城乡、是否独生子女等差异均无统计学意义(P>0.05),其对生活满意度总体的预测力为24.6%,其对生活满意度各维度的预测力在10.5%到19.9%之间. [结论]核心自我评价是青少年各领域生活满意度的重要保护性因素.

  12. A função da comunicação na autoavaliação das Instituições de Ensino Superior do ABC Paulista The role of communication in self-evaluation of Higher Education establishments of ABC Paulista region

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    Claudemir Martins da Silva

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O artigo discorre sobre o papel que a comunicação apresenta no compartilhamento e na socialização dos resultados apurados no processo de autoavaliação junto à comunidade acadêmica de Instituições de Ensino Superior. O estudo fundamenta-se em referenciais bibliográficos que tratam da avaliação institucional e pesquisa de campo exploratória desenvolvida em quatro instituições de ensino superior localizadas na região do ABC Paulista.The article discusses the role that the communication presents in sharing and socialization of the results obtained in the process of self-evaluation along the academic community of higher education institutions. The study is based on bibliographic references which deals with the institutional evaluation and exploratory field research developed in four higher education institutions located in the region of ABC Paulista.

  13. 核心自我评价与授权型领导对员工寻求上级反馈的交互影响研究——基于对上海30家公司162名员工的调查%Influence of core self-evaluation and empowerment leadership on feedback-seeking employees:Survey of 162 employees in 30 companies in Shanghai

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    甄珊珊; 郑兴山

    2013-01-01

    Through analyzing data from 30 companies in Shanghai,the affection of core self-evaluation and empowerment leadership on feedback-seeking employees are studied.Results show that core self-evaluation positively affect employees' feedback-seeking behavior under high empowerment condition but has no apparent affection under low empowerment condition,and empowerment leadership moderates the relationship of core self-evaluation and feedback-seeking behavior.%基于上海30家不同行业公司的数据探讨和验证员工核心自我评价、企业授权型领导和员工寻求上级反馈行为之间的关系.实证研究的结果表明:核心自我评价对员工寻求上级反馈行为有显著正向影响;授权型领导在两者关系中起到调节作用,在高授权环境中,核心自我评价对寻求上级反馈存在积极影响,而在低授权环境中,两者的显著关系不复存在.

  14. A autoavaliação institucional no processo de tomada de decisão em IES: estudo de caso das Faculdades SENAC/SC Institutional self-evaluation in the decision-making process at HEIs: a case study of SENAC/SC higher education school

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo pretende demonstrar em seu contexto a relação existente entre o sistema de autoavaliação institucional e o processo de tomada de decisão, especificamente nas Faculdades de Tecnologia pertencentes à Administração Regional do SENAC-SC. Utilizando uma amostra intencional deste universo, o estudo, realizado em 2010, é caracterizado como descritivo-exploratório, do tipo quali-quantitativo, mediante a aplicação de uma pesquisa bibliográfico-documental, configurada como um estudo multicaso. Nas seis unidades investigadas, foram entrevistados: o diretor da unidade e os coordenadores de áreas (Núcleo Relações com o Mercado, Núcleo Administrativo Financeiro e Núcleos Educacional Básico e do Ensino Superior, aplicando-se um questionário estruturado com questões abertas e fechadas, permitindo a avaliação de aspectos objetivos e quantificáveis e subjetivo-discursivos. Os resultados apontam para a autoavaliação institucional como facilitadora do processo decisório, provendo informações que permitem avaliar determinada situação. Adicionalmente, identificam os pontos fortes e fracos da IES e que melhoram a qualidade das decisões estratégicas, o que confirma a existência da relação pressuposta acima, bem como a importância do processo de autoavaliação institucional. Mostram, ainda, a necessidade de revisão da estrutura, visando aprimorar a apropriação dos dados levantados pela autoavaliação e aplicados como suporte no processo de tomada de decisão das instituições do universo analisado. Por fim, a hipótese de pesquisa, em base a esses resultados, acabou sendo validada, ratificando tal relação.This article presents, briefly, the master thesis that gave rise and that analyzes the institutional self-evaluation and the decision-making process at SENAC-SC and the relationship between them. By using an intentional sample of six technology universities belonging to the regional administration of SENAC

  15. Advanced reactors transition fiscal year 1996 multi-year program plan WBS 7.3

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    This document describes in detail the work to be accomplished in FY 1996 and the out years for the Advanced Reactors Transition (WBS 7.3. ). This document describes specific milestones and funding profiles. Based upon the Fiscal Year 1996 Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP), DOE will provide authorization to perform the work outlined in the FY 1996 MYPP

  16. PEC HOUSE - A competence center devoted to the photoelectrochemical splitting of water and production of hydrogen - Midyear report 2008

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    Sivula, K.; Warren, S. C.; Capezzali, M.; Formal, F. le; Paracchino, A.; Puettgen, H. B.; Graetzel, M.

    2008-07-15

    PEC House, the photoelectrochemistry centre of competence at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), has been established to advance the technology of semiconductor-based photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting to produce H{sub 2} and O{sub 2} using sunlight as the energy input. The overall objective of the research is to design and develop novel semiconductor-based materials capable of harvesting and converting solar energy into chemical energy by oxidation of water into oxygen and hydrogen. Since its inception nine months ago, PEC House research activities have centered on assembling tools and techniques for the development of the next generation of photoelectrochemical technology, alongside furthering the development of the state-of-the-art {alpha}-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} photoanodes conceived by EPFL. Here, we present the midterm 2008 results on the centre's development as well as describe current research efforts with iron oxide photoanodes. Three specific project deliverables are also satisfied by presenting results with our new deposition equipment, identifying the most promising underlayer materials for iron oxide photoanodes, and reporting on the progress of new materials and techniques under development for the second phase of the research activities. (author)

  17. XVis: Visualization for the Extreme-Scale Scientific-Computation Ecosystem. Mid-year report FY16 Q2

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    Moreland, Kenneth D.; Sewell, Christopher (LANL); Childs, Hank (U of Oregon); Ma, Kwan-Liu (UC Davis); Geveci, Berk (Kitware); Meredith, Jeremy (ORNL)

    2016-05-01

    The XVis project brings together the key elements of research to enable scientific discovery at extreme scale. Scientific computing will no longer be purely about how fast computations can be performed. Energy constraints, processor changes, and I/O limitations necessitate significant changes in both the software applications used in scientific computation and the ways in which scientists use them. Components for modeling, simulation, analysis, and visualization must work together in a computational ecosystem, rather than working independently as they have in the past. This project provides the necessary research and infrastructure for scientific discovery in this new computational ecosystem by addressing four interlocking challenges: emerging processor technology, in situ integration, usability, and proxy analysis.

  18. ONR (Office of Naval Research) Tropical Cyclone Motion Research Initiative: Mid-Year Review, Discussion and Working Group Reports.

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    1988-09-01

    Atoll 04 35 168 43 3 91314 10 Sonsorol Atoll 05 19 132 13 3 11 Sorol Atoll 08 08 140 24 91250 12 Enewetak Atoll 11 21 162 20 5 13 Eauripik Atoll 06 42...LONG(E) ELdM 1 Gaferut Island 09 14 144 23 2 91343 2 Ujelang Atoll 09 46 160 58 3 3 Farallon de Pajaros 20 32 144 55 4 Oroluk Atoll 07 38 155 09 91222 5...Pagan Island 18 06 145 46 6 91322 6 Ulul Island 08 35 149 40 3 91254 7 Bikini Atoll 11 31 165 33 3 91323 8 Satawal Atoll 07 21 147 02 3 91442 9 Ebon

  19. Office of Technology Development`s Research, Development, Demonstration, Testing and Evaluation Mid-Year Program Review. Volume 2

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    This document, Volume 2, presents brief summaries of programs being investigated at USDOE sites for waste processing, remedial action, underground storage tank remediation, and robotic applications in waste management.

  20. XVis: Visualization for the Extreme-Scale Scientific-Computation Ecosystem: Mid-year report FY17 Q2

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    Moreland, Kenneth D. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Pugmire, David [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Rogers, David [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Childs, Hank [Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR (United States); Ma, Kwan-Liu [Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States); Geveci, Berk [Kitware Inc., Clifton Park, NY (United States)

    2017-05-01

    The XVis project brings together the key elements of research to enable scientific discovery at extreme scale. Scientific computing will no longer be purely about how fast computations can be performed. Energy constraints, processor changes, and I/O limitations necessitate significant changes in both the software applications used in scientific computation and the ways in which scientists use them. Components for modeling, simulation, analysis, and visualization must work together in a computational ecosystem, rather than working independently as they have in the past. This project provides the necessary research and infrastructure for scientific discovery in this new computational ecosystem by addressing four interlocking challenges: emerging processor technology, in situ integration, usability, and proxy analysis.

  1. Auto-avaliação de centros de pós-graduação: uma proposta em ação Auto-evaluación de centros de postgrado: una propuesta en acción Post-graduation Self-evaluation Centers: an action proposal

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    Nívea Maria Fraga Rocha

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa Auto-Avaliação de Centros de Pós-Graduação, surgiu como instrumento de qualidade da Fundação Visconde de Cairu (FVC. Os objetivos visavam a elaborar proposta de Auto-Avaliação para o Centro de Pós-Graduação da Fundação Visconde de Cairu (CEPPEV/FVC, que atendesse às exigências do contexto, características da FVC e possibilitasse a participação da comunidade acadêmica. A metodologia de pesquisa utilizada foi a pesquisa-ação, através de oficinas. Esse processo possibilitou construir coletivamente o diagnóstico institucional, identificar forças que facilitam e dificultam o processo educacional, demonstrar a qualidade do que se produz e utilizar os resultados no planejamento e tomada de decisões, para corrigir rumos e alcançar excelência institucional. A Auto-Avaliação do CEPPEV/FVC, sustentada por princípios democráticos, consolida sua responsabilidade social e compromisso científico-cultural.La investigación Auto-Evaluación de Centros de Postrado, surgió como instrumento de calidad de la Fundación Vizconde de Cairu (FVC. Los objetivos visaban elaborar propuesta de Auto-Evaluación para el Centro de Postrado de la Fundación Vizconde de Cairu (CEPPEV/FVC, que atendiera a las exigencias del contexto, características de la FVC y posibilitara la participación de la comunidad académica. La metodología de investigación utilizada fue la investigación-acción, a través de talleres. Ese proceso posibilitó construir colectivamente el diagnóstico institucional, identificar fuerzas que facilitan y dificultan el proceso educacional, de mostrar la calidad de lo que se produce y utilizar los resultados en el planteamiento y tomada de decisiones, para corregir rumbos y alcanzar excelencia institucional. La Auto-Evaluación del CEPPEV/FVC, sostenida por principios democráticos, consolida su responsabilidad social y compromiso científico-cultural.The research on Self-evaluation Post-graduation Centers was

  2. FY 1996 R/D project of industrial and scientific technologies contracted with NEDO. Report on R/D of organosilicon polymers; 1996 nendo sangyo kagaku gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo Shin energy Sangyo Gijutsu Sogo Kaihatsu Kiko itaku. Keisokei kobunshi zairyo no kenkyu kaihatsu (Keisokei kobunshi zairyo no kenkyu kaihatsu) seika hokokusho

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    Organosilicon polymers are highly innovative materials having high performance and novel functions, and they can be widely applied. The purpose of this study is to establish fundamental techniques for molecular design, synthesis, material processing and evaluation of organosilicon polymers having excellent electro- and photo-functions, and advanced heat-proof, fire-proof and mechanical properties. This R/D includes (1) R/D of electrical conducting materials by organosilicon polymers, (2) R/D of novel organosilicon polymers applicable to direct lithography, (3) R/D of new silicon-based polymer materials with electro-luminous function, and (4) R/D of silicon-based polymers for new photoconductive materials. In (1), synthesis of highly conjugated polymers is investigated. In (2), novel organosilicon polymeric materials have been developed, which would be applicable to direct lithography of electronic circuits, and which could contribute to simplification of the circuit formation process. In (3), the research aims at development of new silicon-based polymer materials with luminescent function which can be applied to the large size electro-luminescent display devices. In (4), new materials with visible light absorption have been synthesized through the molecular design and synthesis. The photo-carrier generation was observed. 107 refs., 86 figs., 23 tabs.

  3. Self-Efficacy, Self-Evaluation, and Social Loafing.

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    Susman, Ellen B.; Sanna, Lawrence J.

    This study examined the effect of efficacy expectancy and valence of expected evaluation on social loafing (the tendency to put forth less effort when working collectively than when working individually) among 120 undergraduate students. Participants completed the Remote Associates Test. Efficacy expectancies were manipulated by varying…

  4. Interviewing skills: self-evaluation by medical students.

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    Farnill, D; Hayes, S C; Todisco, J

    1997-03-01

    In an independent learning project, 52 third-year medical students carried out a structured self-assessment of two videotaped psycho-social interviews they had conducted with volunteer clients 1 year earlier, as part of a previous course. The interviews had been conducted in small tutorials with feedback from their clients, fellow students and tutors, facilitated by videotape playback. During the sequence of 16 tutorials each student had carried out an early and a late interview and had observed and participated in the discussion of the interviews of 14 peers. Students were asked to tally the frequencies of various interview behaviours, to evaluate the quality of their behaviours, and to establish priorities for future learning. The videotapes were also reliably rated by an independent observer. Students' overall self-assessments correlated 0.46 with those of the independent observer. This correlation was higher than is typically reported in studies of the validity of self-assessment. In absolute terms, the students' mean rating of interviewing performance was 3.2 (adequate plus) which was significantly lower than the observer's mean of 3.6 (adequate to good). Results are discussed in terms of Gordon's (1992) two recommendations for improving the validity of self-assessments and two further suggestions, for paired comparisons and low-threat learning environments, are added.

  5. Postgraduate Statistics Centre:HEFCE Final Self Evaluation Report

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    Lancaster, Gillian; Allen, Ruth

    2010-01-01

    The PSC is a subject-specific CETL that focuses entirely on postgraduate statistics education, encompassing all postgraduate teaching and learning activities within the Department of Maths and Statistics. Within the wider community the multi-disciplinary and multi-faceted issues facing PG education are wide ranging and challenging. The CETL initiative, and our membership of it, has enabled us broaden our horizons and gain a wider perspective, experience and appreciate a sense of community, an...

  6. The Explication of Quality Standards in Self-Evaluation

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    Bronkhorst, Larike H.; Baartman, Liesbeth K. J.; Stokking, Karel M.

    2012-01-01

    Education aiming at students' competence development asks for new assessment methods. The quality of these methods needs to be assured using adapted quality criteria and accompanying standards. As such standards are not widely available, this study sets out to examine what level of compliance with quality criteria stakeholders consider…

  7. Electronic gaming machine warning messages: information versus self-evaluation.

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    Monaghan, Sally; Blaszczynski, Alex

    2010-01-01

    Regulators have extensively used warning signs in many health domains to enhance knowledge and shift attitudes and behaviors to reduce associated harm. The effectiveness of these signs is influenced by their physical attributes and content. Gambling warning signs traditionally focus on the following: informing individuals of the potentially risky outcomes of gambling and the odds of winning, encouraging gambling within affordable limits, and advertising counseling services. The limited evidence suggests that warning signs for gambling attract attention and improve knowledge but are generally ineffective in modifying players' thoughts and behaviors. Therefore, the authors aimed to determine the optimal content of messages that would enhance responsible gambling practices. The authors conclude that, in contrast with signs displaying probabilities or informing players of the risks associated with gambling, signs designed to encourage players to reflect on, appraise, evaluate, and self-regulate their actions have greater theoretical and empirical support. The authors comment that warning signs should promote the application of self-appraisal and self-regulation skills rather than the simple provision of information on odds and probabilities to maximize their effectiveness as a public health tool.

  8. Research on the Influence of Aerobic Exercise in Fitness Clubs on Female Member's Physical and Mental Health Self-evaluation%健身会所女性会员有氧锻炼对于提高身心健康自评水平的研究

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    2012-01-01

    This paper adopts the method of questionnaire survey,establishes the multivariable stepwise regression model,and carries out a survey into the aerobic exercise of young female members at the age of 20~40 in Ningbo fitness clubs.It is of great significance to enhancing the effect of aerobic exercises and the physical and mental health of young females.This study's result reveals that the duration of each aerobic exercise and the frequency of aerobic exercises for each week have an outstanding positive influence on reducing young females' physical and mental pressure and enhancing their physical and mental health,while the intensity of aerobic exercise has little to do with health self-evaluation.%采用问卷调查法,建立逐步多元性回归分析模型,对宁波市健身会所中20~40岁中青年会员的有氧锻炼情况进行调查。这对提高中青年女性的有氧锻炼的效果及身心健康有很大的价值。研究结果显示:每次有氧锻炼时间和每周锻炼次数的多少对减轻中青年女性的身心压力、提高身心健康自评水平有非常显著的积极影响,而有氧锻炼的强度对健康自评则无显著作用。

  9. 培养幼儿积极的自我评价能力,促进幼儿个性的健康发展%Children Develop Positive Self-evaluation Ability, Promote the Healthy Development of Children’s Personality

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    梁彩虹

    2014-01-01

    在生活中,人们常常评价他人,也需要对自我进行评价,积极健康的自我评价是与他人友好相处的润滑剂。一个心理健康的人往往会从自身的角度对自我作出恰当的自我评价,体验到自己存在的价值,对自己的能力、性格、优缺点能客观评价。从小培养幼儿积极健康的自我评价能力,有助于培养幼儿的社会交往能力,更是幼儿进行自我教育、自我完善的重要途径之一。%In life we often judge others,but we also need to evaluate ourselves,positive and healthy self assessment is the lubricant to get along with others. A mental health of the people tend to make appropriate self assessment from the angle of its own self,to experience the value of their existence,make objective evaluation for their own ability,personality,advantages and disadvantages. Small children develop positive healthy self-evaluation ability,help develop children’s social communication ability,and is one of the important ways to improve themself.

  10. Modelo de autoavaliação para suporte à gestão organizacional: experimentação em indústria do segmento de malharia Model of self-evaluation to support organizational performance: experiment performed in knitted fabric textile industry

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    Gisele Alvim de Rezende Vilas Boas

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta um modelo para suporte à gestão organizacional com foco em autoavaliação fundamentado nos critérios dos principais prêmios de excelência em gestão internacionais e do Brasil. Esta proposta teve por finalidade permitir avaliações personalizadas de desempenho do sistema de gestão e da importância para a organização das práticas de excelência em gestão preconizadas por tais prêmios. O método de pesquisa constituiu-se em fundamentação teórica, análise comparativa de três dos principais prêmios de excelência em gestão internacionais e do Brasil e experimentação do modelo proposto em uma indústria do segmento de malharia. A aplicação do modelo proposto possibilitou uma avaliação personalizada do desempenho do sistema de gestão da organização objeto de estudo e, também, da importância atribuída às práticas de excelência em gestão abordadas nos critérios. O contraste entre desempenho e importância permitiu a identificação de pontos organizacionais prioritários de melhoria da organização.This project aims to present a sample to support organizational management focusing on self-evaluation based on the criteria of the most important international and national excellence awards in management. The objective of the sample was to allow for customized evaluations of performance regarding the management system as well as evaluations of the importance of management excellence practices to the company preconized by those awards. The research methodology was based on a theoretical foundation, comparative analysis of the three main Excellence Awards in Management in Brazil, and on the experiment of the sample proposed in a knitted fabric textile industry. The sample proposed has allowed for a customized performance evaluation of the management system of the company used as the object of study, and the importance of the management excellence practices involved in the criteria. The contrast

  11. ASPECTOS PRIORIZADOS EN LOS PLANES DE MEJORA DE LAS CARRERAS ACREDITADAS Y FOMENTO DE UNA CULTURA DE EVALUACIÓN EN LA UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA (PRIORITIES FAVORED BY ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY MAJORS IN THEIR SELFIMPROVEMENT PLANS AND PROMOTION OF A SELF-EVALUATION CULTURE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF COSTA RICA

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    Guido Guido Elsiana

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:El artículo describe y analiza dieciséis planes de mejora realizados por las carreras de la Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR, que fueron acreditadas por el Sistema Nacional de Acreditación (SINAES entre los años del 2001 al 2010. Se ofrece un panorama de cuáles son las principales debilidades y acciones que han priorizado esas carreras para mejorar la calidad de sus ofertas académicas. Asimismo, se analiza la contribución los procesos de autoevaluación a la creación de una cultura de la evaluación en la UCR. Los hallazgos obtenidos de este estudio se presentan según los componentes valorados por el SINAES: currículum, administración de la carrera o programa, personal académico, estudiantes, infraestructura y equipamiento, impacto y pertinencia de la carrera. Se encontraron dos tipos de acciones de mejora, la primera de ellas relacionada con aspectos propios de la carrera y la otra que corresponde a la institución. Las categorías que más reportaron las unidades académicas fueron las que contenían acciones de mejora relacionadas con: la planta física, la actualización curricular, con la formación y reclutamiento de personal docente.Abstract: This article describes and analyzes sixteen self improvement plans conducted by academic departments in the University of Costa Rica (UCR after their self evaluations. The academic programs or majors of these units have all been accredited by the National Accreditation System (SINAES between 2001 and 2010. It overviews the priorities listed by academic units to improve the quality of their academic services, as well as the extent to which these processes contribute to the development of an evaluation culture in the UCR. Results are organized according to evaluation criteria listed by SINAES: curriculum, management of the academic program, faculty, students, infrastructure and equipment, impact and pertinence of each academic program or major. We found two types of improvement

  12. Modelo de autoavaliação para suporte à gestão organizacional: experimentação em indústria do segmento de malharia Model of self-evaluation to support organizational performance: experiment performed in knitted fabric textile industry

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    Gisele Alvim de Rezende Vilas Boas

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta um modelo para suporte à gestão organizacional com foco em autoavaliação fundamentado nos critérios dos principais prêmios de excelência em gestão internacionais e do Brasil. Esta proposta teve por finalidade permitir avaliações personalizadas de desempenho do sistema de gestão e da importância para a organização das práticas de excelência em gestão preconizadas por tais prêmios. O método de pesquisa constituiu-se em fundamentação teórica, análise comparativa de três dos principais prêmios de excelência em gestão internacionais e do Brasil e experimentação do modelo proposto em uma indústria do segmento de malharia. A aplicação do modelo proposto possibilitou uma avaliação personalizada do desempenho do sistema de gestão da organização objeto de estudo e, também, da importância atribuída às práticas de excelência em gestão abordadas nos critérios. O contraste entre desempenho e importância permitiu a identificação de pontos organizacionais prioritários de melhoria da organização.This project aims to present a sample to support organizational management focusing on self-evaluation based on the criteria of the most important international and national excellence awards in management. The objective of the sample was to allow for customized evaluations of performance regarding the management system as well as evaluations of the importance of management excellence practices to the company preconized by those awards. The research methodology was based on a theoretical foundation, comparative analysis of the three main Excellence Awards in Management in Brazil, and on the experiment of the sample proposed in a knitted fabric textile industry. The sample proposed has allowed for a customized performance evaluation of the management system of the company used as the object of study, and the importance of the management excellence practices involved in the criteria. The contrast

  13. Autoevaluación de condiciones de trabajo de enfermería en alta complejidad Auto-avaliação das condições do trabalho de enfermagem em serviços altamente complexos Self-evaluation of the work conditions of nursing high complexity situations

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    Juan Carlos García Ubaque

    2011-12-01

    trabalhador em seus diferentes contextos; os procedimentos de avaliação das condições de trabalho que são utilizados ou mencionados frequentemen-te na literatura específica e os elementos que caracterizam o trabalho de enfermagem, bem como os fatores de risco que o pessoal sofre no setor hospitalar. Utilizando estes elementos como base, foi elaborado um elemento levando em cota três categorias: condições intra-laborais, condições extra-laborais e condições individuais. Resultados: o instrumento foi composto por cinquen-ta e três perguntas: treze estavam relacionadas às condições individuais, vinte e nove às condições intra-laborais e onze às condições extra-laborais. A validação do conteúdo foi realizada pela avaliação de expertos, adiando as medições quantitativas correspondentes para uma fase posterior. Conclusão: A aplicação de instrumentos de auto-ava-liação é reconhecida como uma forma de permitir aos trabalhadores avançar nos processos que levem ao melhoramento de suas condições de trabalho. Por isso, é necessário desenvolver estes processos para que o pessoal de enfermagem possa reconhecê-las e, desta forma, impulsionar ações coletivas voltadas para seu correto estudo.Goal: build a work condition self-evaluation instrument that could be used by the nursing staff in high complexity services. Method: descriptive research, which included concepts such as work conditions inherent to or present in the work process that have an influence on the worker's quality of life, well-being, and performance in different contexts. It also included the work conditions evaluation processes, which are frequently used or mentioned in the specific literature, and the elements that distinguish the nursing work, as well as the risk factors that these workers face in the hospital sector. Based on these elements, an instrument was created, which comprises three categories: conditions in the workplace, conditions outside the workplace and individual

  14. Relationship between Parental Rearing Styles and Personal Self-evaluation of College Students and Special Populations%女大学生和青年女犯的父母教养方式与自我评价的关系

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    肖玉珠; 柴江霞; 徐笑喆

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore the differences of parenting rearing style between female prisoner and female college students ,and its effect on self -evaluation.Methods Using parenting -style questionnaire ( EMBU) and self -evaluation questionnaire ( PEI) to measure 70 female students and 70 female prisoners ( special populations ) .Results ①There were significant differences between father and mother rearing style(P<0.05).②There were significant differences between young female prisoners and female college students in father severely-punished(t=2.98,P<0.05),father refused-deny(t=2.73,P<0.05),mother severe -punishment(t=3.63,P<0.001)and reject negative mothers(t=3.45,P<0.001).③ Female young offenders were significantly different to female students in sports self-confidence(t=-2.29,P<0.05),academic self-confidence(t=-3.13,P<0.05),the overall confidence level ( t=-2.93, P<0.05).④There were significantly negative correlation between female prisoners 'social -anxiety,appearance -confidence,love-confidence and the motherrearing style(P<0.05), female prisoners'love-confidence and academic self -confidence were related to fa-ther rearing style;Female students'love confidence only associated with father preference (P<.05).Conclusion There are wide spread and serious differences between father and mother rearing style .Parents rearing style has no significant influence on female students'love self-confidence ,but it influences female prisoners'self-confidence , low self confidence levels may be one of the factors contributing to crime.%目的:了解女性青年罪犯与女大学生之间的父母教养方式差异以及其对自信水平的影响。方法用父母教养方式量表(EMBU)和个人自我评价问卷(PEI)对随机抽取的70名女大学生与70名女性青年罪犯进行研究。结果①父亲与母亲的教养方式在大多数因子上的差异极为显著(P<0.05);②女性青年罪犯和女大学生在父亲严厉惩罚(t=2.98

  15. Factores que contribuyen con el éxito en los procesos de autoevaluación con miras a la acreditación. Experiencia del Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica / Successful factors in self-evaluation and accreditation processes: An experience from Costa Rica Institute of Technology

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    Arnáez Serrano, Elizabeth

    2008-04-01

    in Higher Education and the need of Evaluating has become one of the priority topics in different politic and academic agendas of the countries and universities.Costa Rica Institute of Technology, one of the four public Universities of Costa Rica, has assumed the issue of quality as an institutional policy since 1998. From that date until now, nine academic programs has been accredited. This paper presents a series of lessons emerged during self-evaluation process. The article describes one of this experiences.This quality evaluation of academic programs is an indispensable condition for its improvement. With the years it has been demonstrated that the best way to do it is by an auto evaluation process or auto reflection made by the own university, concerning about its duty (linked to a specific or institutional program and of the relevance and the coherence with its mission; followed by an external evaluation, that reduces the risk of an endogamy vision and that enriches the reflection process.This mechanism must conduce to an improvement proposal that is not limited to one declaration of good intentions; rather it should convert in an institutional commitment with itself and the society.In the same direction the accreditation permits the public recognition to the quality of an institution or academic program.The objective of this article consists recognizing the factors that contribute to that an accreditation experience is successful, the previous thing appears from two perspective: the importance of a methodological and technical consultant's office; and the importance of the participation of the actors and its learning.

  16. Effect of Leader Core Self-Evaluation on Follower Organizational Citizenship Behavior:The Role of Ethical Leadership and Collectivistic Orientation%管理者核心自我评价对下属组织公民行为的影响:道德式领导和集体主义导向的作用

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    王震; 孙健敏; 张瑞娟

    2012-01-01

    采用配对问卷调查法,以150位管理者和464位下属为研究对象,考察了管理者核心自我评价对下属组织指向和人际指向公民行为的影响以及道德式领导和下属集体主义导向在其中的作用.跨层次分析结果表明:管理者核心自我评价对下属公民行为有显著正向影响;道德式领导在管理者核心自我评价与下属公民行为关系中有中介作用;下属集体主义导向在道德式领导与公民行为关系中具有调节作用,表现为道德式领导对公民行为的正向影响对高集体主义导向的员工来说更明显.文章揭示了管理者核心自我评价对下属公民行为的影响效果、内在机制和作用条件,也在一定程度上支持了领导有效性研究的特质-行为整合视角模型.%Despite that a growing body of literature has demonstrated the importance of personality as a predictor of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), these studies mainly focused on personality-OCB linkage at the same level, and ignored the trickle-down effect from the leader to the follower. Drawing on trait-based perspective of leadership effectiveness, we first investigated the effect of leader's core self-evaluation (CSE) on follower's OCB. The second unanswered question was that if leader's CSE influenced follower's OCB, what was the underlying mechanism? This question was consistent with previous argument -that most studies paid less attention to the mechanism of personality-performance relationship. Based on theoretical and empirical evidence, we proposed that it was through ethical leadership behavior that leader's CSE influenced follower's OCB. The third question addressed the potential boundary condition of relationship among leader's CSE, ethical leadership and follower's OCB. Although leadership researchers have frequently suggested that followers' reactions to leadership were contingent on their individual differences, to date this claim has not been

  17. Science to support DOE site cleanup: The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Management Science Program awards. Fiscal year 1997 mid-year progress report

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    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was awarded ten Environmental Management Science Program (EMSP) research grants in Fiscal Year 1996. This report gives a summary of how each grant is addressing significant DOE cleanup issues, including those at the Hanford Site. The technical progress made to date in each of these research projects is addressed in more detail in the individual progress reports contained in this document. This research is primarily focused in three areas--Tank Waste Remediation, Soil and Groundwater Cleanup, and Health Effects.

  18. Science to support DOE site cleanup: The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Management Science Program awards. Fiscal year 1998 mid-year progress report

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    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was awarded ten (10) Environmental Management Science Program (EMSP) research grants in Fiscal Year 1996 and six (6) in Fiscal Year 1997. This section summarizes how each grant addresses significant US Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup issues, including those at the Hanford Site. The technical progress made to date in each of these research projects is addressed in more detail in the individual progress reports contained in this document. This research is focused primarily in four areas: Tank Waste Remediation, Spent Nuclear Fuel and Nuclear Materials, Soil and Groundwater Cleanup, and Health Effects.

  19. Science to Support DOE Site Cleanup: The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Management Science Program Awards-Fiscal Year 1999 Mid-Year Progress Report

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    Peurrung, L.M.

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    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was awarded ten Environmental Management Science Program (EMSP) research grants in fiscal year 1996, six in fiscal year 1997, and eight in fiscal year 1998. This section summarizes how each grant addresses significant U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup issues, including those at the Hanford Site. The technical progress made to date in each of these research projects is addressed in more detail in the individual progress reports contained in this document. This research is focused primarily in five areas: Tank Waste Remediation, Decontamination and Decommissioning, Spent Nuclear Fuel and Nuclear Materials, Soil and Groundwater Clean Up, and Health Effects.

  20. Science to Support DOE Site Cleanup: The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Management Science Program Awards - Fiscal Year 2000 Mid-Year Progress Report

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    Carlson, Clark D.; Bennett, Sheila Q.

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    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was awarded ten Environmental Management Science Program (EMSP) research grants in fiscal year 1996, six in fiscal year 1997, eight in fiscal year 1998 and seven in fiscal year 1999.(a) All of the fiscal year 1996 awards have been completed and the Principal Investigators are writing final reports, so their summaries will not be included in this document. This section summarizes how each of the currently funded grants addresses significant U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup issues, including those at the Hanford Site. The technical progress made to date in each of these research projects is addressed in more detail in the individual progress reports contained in this document. This research performed at PNNL is focused primarily in four areas: Tank Waste Remediation, Decontamination and Decommissioning, Spent Nuclear Fuel and Nuclear Materials, and Soil and Groundwater Cleanup.

  1. Science to Support DOE Site Cleanup: The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Management Science Program Awards - Fiscal Year 2000 Mid-Year Progress Report

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    CD Carlson; SQ Bennett

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    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was awarded ten Environmental Management Science Program (EMSP) research grants in fiscal year 1996, six in fiscal year 1997, eight in fiscal year 1998, and seven in fiscal year 1999. All of the fiscal year 1996 award projects have been completed and will publish final reports, so their annual updates will not be included in this document. This section summarizes how each of the currently funded grants addresses significant US Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup issues, including those at the Hanford Site. The technical progress made to date in each of these research projects is addressed in more detail in the individual progress reports contained in this document. This research performed at PNNL is focused primarily in four areas: Tank Waste Remediation; Decontamination and Decommissioning; Spent Nuclear Fuel and Nuclear Materials; and Soil and Groundwater Cleanup.

  2. Science to Support DOE Site Cleanup: The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Environmental Management Science Program Awards -- Fiscal Year 2002 Mid-Year Progress Report

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    Bredt, Paul R.; Ainsworth, Calvin C.; Brockman, Fred J.; Camaioni, Donald M.; Egorov, Oleg B.; Felmy, Andrew R.; Gorby, Yuri A.; Grate, Jay W.; Greenwood, Margaret S.; Hay, Benjamin P.; Hess, Nancy J.; Hubler, Timothy L.; Icenhower, Jonathan P.; Mattigod, Shas V.; McGrail, B. Peter; Meyer, Philip D.; Murray, Christopher J.; Panetta, Paul D.; Pfund, David M.; Rai, Dhanpat; Su, Yali; Sundaram, S. K.; Weber, William J.; Zachara, John M.

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    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been awarded a total of 80 Environmental Management Science Program (EMSP) research grants since the inception of the program in 1996. The Laboratory has collaborated on an additional 14 EMSP awards with funding received through other institution. This report describes how each of the projects awarded in 1999, 2000, and 2001 addresses significant U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup issues, including those at the Hanford Site. The technical progress made to date in each of these research projects is addressed in the individual project reports included in this document. Projects are under way in three main areas: Tank Waste Remediation, Decontamination and Decommissioning, and Soil and Groundwater Cleanup.

  3. Stress, Self-Evaluated Health and Health Care Costs of Japanese Workers: Does Psychological Stress Affect Self-Evaluated Health and Health Care Costs?

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    Ogura, Seiritsu; Senoh, Wataru

    2007-01-01

    The earlier version of this paper was published in Japanese in Japanese Journal of Health Economics and Policy, in June 2006. The research was supported by a grant from the Ministry of Science, Education and Technology to Hitotsubashi University, and by a special grant to Hosei Institute on Aging for its Aging in East Asia project.

  4. Impact of core self-evaluations on in-role and extra-role performance: Voice and self-evaluation maintenance

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    Eto, Keisuke; Watanabe, Naotaka

    2014-01-01

    ... (helping and authority-challenging performance) and the moderating role of distributive justice for job evaluation, focusing on CSE's essential features such as self-confidence, proactivity, and voice...

  5. Concrete Construction Employees: When does procedural fairness shape self-evaluations?

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    Smith, Heather J; Thomas, Timothy R; Tyler, Tom R

    2006-03-01

    According to the Group Value Model, group authorities and procedures communicate symbolic information to people about whether the group values or respects them. Employees for a concrete construction company completed a questionnaire about their work experiences in either English or Spanish. Among employees who identified more strongly with the concrete construction company, the quality of supervisor treatment predicted employees' feelings of respect and personal self-efficacy. Further, for employees who identified with the company, feeling respected by their colleagues mediated the relationship between fair treatment by a single supervisor and self-efficacy. Even when the working context encourages short term and instrumental goals, these results suggest that employees who identify with the company still care about fair treatment because of the self-relevant information it communicates to them.

  6. Helping teachers in middle and high school to do self-evaluations of teaching

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    Esswein, Jennifer; Aubrecht, Gordon; Schmitt, Bill

    2012-04-01

    Formative assessments can allow teachers to immediately understand what is and is not working in their classrooms for the purpose of changing how they teach various content. We encouraged teachers who are participating in a project funded through the Ohio Department of Education to do real formative assessments as an application for the development of formative assessments in the classroom in a rurally located, city high-needs district in the state of Ohio. The authors wrote formative assessments (CFAs) for the teachers in differing categories. Teachers had the opportunity to provide feedback, the CFAs were changed if necessary, and then they analyzed the CFA at the both the beginning and the end of the quarter. The emphasis in the analysis was on what student thinking as expressed in writing reveals. The pretests reveal what students think at the beginning, giving the teacher an idea of what ideas might already exist, right or wrong; the posttest should reveal to the teacher whether the instruction succeeded. The final quarter of the year, we asked the teachers themselves to draft assessments for their classes. Results indicate changes not only in the way teachers view their pedagogical approaches, but also in how teachers consider student personal epistemologies.

  7. The "It's Not Totally Dreamland" Quiz: Public Library Teen Area Self-Evaluation.

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    Carey, Cathy; Mitchell, Sylvia

    1995-01-01

    Contains 18 questions for librarians to ask that relate to the young adult sections in public libraries. Addresses issues such as signs, types of materials, local information, seating, paperbacks, types of shelving, displays, free handouts, and weeding the collection. (LRW)

  8. User Acceptance of a Proposed Self-Evaluation and Continuous Assessment System

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    Robles-Gómez, Antonio; Ros, Salvador; Hernández, Roberto; Tobarra, Llanos; Caminero, Agustin C.; Agudo, José M.

    2015-01-01

    The WWW nowadays enables faculty to develop new Internet-based applications that can be used to enhance classroom instruction. There is a clear evolution towards the implementation of new service-oriented learning/teaching systems, which can be considered as the latest generation of Internet-based platforms. This work first describes a…

  9. EFL learners' self-evaluation of learning processes after metatalk tasks

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    Rejane Teixeira Vidal

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigação combinou a instrução-focada-na-forma com o ensino baseado em tarefas em contexto de aprendizagem autônoma no cenário de ensino de inglês como língua estrangeira que tem por objetivo o desenvolvimento da interlíngua do aprendiz no que tange à precisão lingüística. Pretendeu-se dar uma contribuição ao entendimento de que, ao produzir a língua alvo enquanto se reflete sobre ela, o aprendiz pode consolidar conhecimento já existente assim como gerar conhecimento do que é novo para ele (Swain, 1998, ajudando-o a compreender e a tornar-se mais consciente de seu processo de aprendizagem como um todo. O estudo atingiu seus principais objetivos: trouxe evidências adicionais à reivindicação de que aprendizes eficientes compreendem o processo subjacente à sua aprendizagem e que tarefas com foco na forma que exploram o diálogo colaborativo via metafala têm o potencial de esclarecer questões do campo de estudo conhecido como "desenvolvimento do aprendiz" (Benson, 2001, além de melhorar a qualidade de sua produção lingüística.This investigation attempted to combine form-focused instruction with task-based learning in the context of autonomous learning in an English as a foreign language scenario with the aim of stretching learners' interlanguage as related to language accuracy. It intended to contribute to furthering the understanding concerning how producing the target language while reflecting on it may trigger cognitive processes that both consolidate existing knowledge and generate linguistic knowledge which is new to the learner (Swain, 1998, helping them understand and become more conscious of their learning process as a whole. The study has achieved the major aims it had set out to accomplish: it provided additional evidence for the claim that successful learners understand the process underling their own learning and that form-focused tasks which explore collaborative dialogue via metatalk have the potential to shed light on the field of learner development (Benson, 2001, besides pushing learners in their output.

  10. 38 CFR 23.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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    ... RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Introduction § 23.110 Remedial and affirmative action and self... education program or activity, a recipient may take affirmative action consistent with law to overcome the...

  11. Compliance with the commission on cancer quality of breast cancer care measures: self-evaluation advised.

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    Lodrigues, William; Dumas, Judy; Rao, Madhu; Lilley, Lisa; Rao, Roshni

    2011-01-01

    To provide evaluations of cancer care quality, the Commission on Cancer and the National Quality Forum (NQF) established three breast cancer treatment quality measures. Programs that submit data to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) can receive feedback on their compliance with these quality measures, and perform comparisons with other member institutions. Data received by a county hospital from the NCDB revealed poor compliance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of submitted data, identify contributing factors and initiate processes to improve. Reported 2004 NCDB quality measure compliance was 26% for radiation, 61.4% for chemotherapy, and 21.3% for hormonal therapy. Retrospective treatment review was performed. Data collected included: patient demographics, pathology, final surgical intervention, adjuvant treatment, and quality measure compliance. Sources included two electronic records, an electronic results depository, two paper charts, a pharmacy data base, and a "shadow chart." Applicability of and compliance with these quality measures was noted. Of 540 records reviewed, 132 met final study criteria. Actual compliance differed significantly from NCDB rates and were found to be 97% for radiation, 98% for chemotherapy, and 88% for hormonal therapy. Process analysis revealed the need for tumor registry staff to evaluate all sources of data. A significant problem was neo-adjuvant chemotherapy and the requirement to submit NCDB data within 6 months of initial diagnosis. Processes and education initiated for tumor registry staff, medical records personnel, physicians, and other care providers resulted in significantly improved 2007 compliance of data submitted to the NCDB. Prior to public reporting, institutions should perform NQF quality measure compliance assessments, confirm accuracy, and initiate educational processes/imperatives.

  12. Management and Administration Issues in Greek Secondary Schools: Self-Evaluation of the Head Teacher Role

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    Full Text Available This study investigated the importance school headmasters attach to a number of activities associated with the effective performance of their duties. This recording aims to examine the potential of these school headmasters to exercise their role and work within the highly bureaucratic and hierarchical Greek educational system. These activities include (a establishment and realization of a common vision and mission of the school unit as well as its culture identification and formation, (b teaching and tutoring of students, (c management and development of the educational personnel, (d conducting of administrative affairs and management of resources, and (e good relations with parents, entities of external environment of the school unit, and the local community. The study found that the headmasters consider activities concerning their bureaucratic/conductive role as well as their leading behaviour as “very important” at very high percentages (over 70.0%. However, tasks involving them in administrative issues are, according to them, “less” up to “least important” so that their role is effectively fulfilled. Statistically significant diversifications have been observed in certain activities associated with the efficient performance of their duties in relation to their gender, years of experience in leadership position, and the size of the school unit.

  13. Self-Evaluation Applied Mathematics 2003-2008 University of Twente

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    Mouthaan, A.J.; Vegt, van der J.J.W.

    2009-01-01

    This report contains the self-study for the research assessment of the Department of Applied Mathematics (AM) of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) at the University of Twente (UT). The report provides the information for the Research Assessment Committee

  14. The influence of ozone on self-evaluation of symptoms in a simulated aircraft cabin

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    Strøm-Tejsen, Peter; Weschler, Charles J.; Wargocki, Pawel

    2008-01-01

    Simulated 4-h flights were carried out in a realistic model of a three-row, 21-seat section of an aircraft cabin that was reconstructed inside a climate chamber. Twenty-nine female subjects, age 19-27 years, were split into two groups; each group was exposed to four conditions: two levels of ozone (...

  15. Career adaptability predicts subjective career success above and beyond personality traits and core self-evaluations

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    Zacher, Hannes

    2014-01-01

    The Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS) measures career adaptability, as a higher-order construct that integrates four psychosocial resources of employees for managing their career development: concern, control, curiosity, and confidence. The goal of the present study was to investigate the validity

  16. Gender Differences in the Accuracy of Self-Evaluations on Chemistry, English, and Art Questions.

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    Beyer, Sylvia; Riesselmann, Monica; Warren, Tiffany

    A study assessed gender differences in confidence for three academic areas of varying gender-type. The study used questions about chemistry (masculine), English (feminine), and art (neutral). Participants were general psychology students (n=361: 229 females, 132 males) who received course credit for their participation. Findings revealed that…

  17. [Self-evaluation of core competencies and related factors among baccalaureate nursing students].

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    Wu, Chen-Ting; Hsieh, Suh-Ing; Hsu, Li-Ling

    2013-02-01

    Evaluations of higher education programs are increasingly centered on the learner and designed to assess learning effectiveness and core competencies. Although the Taiwan Nursing Accreditation Council (TNAC) has established eight core competencies for college nursing departments, little research has been done to identify the most salient contributors to undergraduate nursing students' perceived competency levels. This paper investigates the influence of student demographic factors and learning experience on students' development in terms of a selected sample of core nursing competencies and then identifies factors that significantly predicts such development. This is a cross-sectional descriptive correlational study. We collected data from a sample of freshmen students currently enrolled in a two-year nursing bachelor degree program at a private vocational university in Taipei, Taiwan. Participants self-assessed abilities in designated core nursing competencies using the Competency Inventory of Nursing Students (CINS). A total of 279 of 290 distributed questionnaires were returned and used in data collection, giving this study a valid return rate of 96.2%. Participants earned a mean CINS score of 5.23 (SD = 0.49). Scale dimensions from highest to lowest mean score rank were: ethics, accountability, caring spirit, communication and cooperation, lifelong learning, general clinical nursing skills, critical thinking, and basic biomedical science. Differentiated analysis revealed that nursing students who expressed a strong interest in nursing, had a clear career plan, held aspirations to pursue higher nursing education, designated "major hospital" as their first workplace of choice, designated a post-college department / workplace preference, had participated in campus activities, were outspoken in classroom discussions and debates, made consistent effort to complete homework assignments and prepare for examinations, and performed relatively strong academically earned CINS scores significantly above the mean. The three factors "having a clear career plan," "having designated a post-college department / workplace preference," and "having participated in campus activities" accounted for 14.4% of variance in subjects' CINS self-rating scores (adjusted R2 = 12.5%). The CINS is an effective instrument for assessing the core professional competencies of nursing students. We recommend that nursing education strategies may be adjusted to enhance student interest in nursing, encourage their developing career plans, and encourage greater participation in campus activities and classroom discussions as a way to improve core professional competencies.

  18. Internet addiction and self-evaluated attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder traits among Japanese college students.

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    Tateno, Masaru; Teo, Alan R; Shirasaka, Tomohiro; Tayama, Masaya; Watabe, Motoki; Kato, Takahiro A

    2016-12-01

    Internet addiction (IA), also referred to as Internet use disorder, is a serious problem all over the world, especially in Asian countries. Severe IA in students may be linked to academic failure, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and forms of social withdrawal, such as hikikomori. In this study, we performed a survey to investigate the relation between IA and ADHD symptoms among college students. Severity of IA and ADHD traits was assessed by self-report scales. Subjects were 403 college students (response rate 78%) who completed a questionnaire including Young's Internet Addiction Test (IAT) and the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale-V1.1. Out of 403 subjects, 165 were male. The mean age was 18.4 ± 1.2 years, and mean total IAT score was 45.2 ± 12.6. One hundred forty-eight respondents (36.7%) were average Internet users (IAT Internet misuse may be related to ADHD traits among Japanese youth. Further investigation of the links between IA and ADHD is warranted. © 2016 The Authors. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences © 2016 Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  19. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory FY96 Annual Self-Evaluation Report

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    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) research and development efforts are concentrated on DOE`s environmental quality mission and the scientific research required to support that mission. The Laboratory also supports the energy resources and national security missions in areas where an overlap between our core competencies and DOE`s goals exists. Fiscal year 1996 saw the Laboratory focus its efforts on the results necessary for us to meet DOE`s most important needs and expectations. Six Critical Outcomes were established in partnership with DOE. The Laboratory met or exceeded performance expectations in most areas, including these outcomes and the implementation of the Laboratory`s Integrated Assessment Program. We believe our overall performance for this evaluation period has been outstanding. A summary of results and key issues is provided.

  20. 13 CFR 113.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Remedial and affirmative action... Receiving Federal Financial Assistance Introduction § 113.110 Remedial and affirmative action and self... discrimination. (b) Affirmative action. In the absence of a finding of discrimination on the basis of sex in...

  1. 24 CFR 3.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Remedial and affirmative action and... ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Introduction § 3.110 Remedial and affirmative action and... discrimination. (b) Affirmative action. In the absence of a finding of discrimination on the basis of sex in...

  2. 45 CFR 618.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Remedial and affirmative action and self... RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Introduction § 618.110 Remedial and affirmative action and self... discrimination. (b) Affirmative action. In the absence of a finding of discrimination on the basis of sex in...

  3. 45 CFR 2555.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Remedial and affirmative action and self... ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Introduction § 2555.110 Remedial and affirmative action and... discrimination. (b) Affirmative action. In the absence of a finding of discrimination on the basis of sex in...

  4. 32 CFR 196.110 - Remedial and affirmative action and self-evaluation.

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    ... 32 National Defense 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Remedial and affirmative action and self... effects of such discrimination. (b) Affirmative action. In the absence of a finding of discrimination on the basis of sex in an education program or activity, a recipient may take affirmative...

  5. Self-evaluated burden in adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD: a pilot study

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To investigate feasibility and easiness of administration of a brief and simple instrument addressing impairment associated with adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD and if ADHD subtypes were correlated to specific profiles of self-reported impairment. METHODS: Thirty-five adults (19 men and 16 women; mean age of 31.74 years diagnosed with ADHD according to DSM-IV with a semi-structured interview (K-SADS PL were asked to fill out a Likert scale covering six different functional areas (academic, professional, marital, familiar, social and daily activities. Clinicians questioned patients about their understanding of the questionnaire and investigated their answers in more details to check consistency of their answers. RESULTS: No patient reported difficulties in understanding the questionnaire. Further questioning of patients' answers confirmed their choices in the six areas. Academic burden had the highest average score in the whole sample, followed by professional burden. Social area had the lowest average score in this sample.

  6. Career adaptability predicts subjective career success above and beyond personality traits and core self-evaluations

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    Zacher, Hannes

    2014-01-01

    The Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS) measures career adaptability, as a higher-order construct that integrates four psychosocial resources of employees for managing their career development: concern, control, curiosity, and confidence. The goal of the present study was to investigate the validity

  7. High procedural fairness heightens the effect of outcome favorability on self-evaluations : An attributional analysis

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    Brockner, J.; Heuer, L.; Magner, N.; Folger, R.; Umphress, E.; Bos, K. van den; Vermunt, Riël; Magner, M.; Siegel, P.

    2003-01-01

    Previous research has shown that outcome favorability and procedural fairness often interact to influence employees work attitudes and behaviors. Moreover, the form of the interaction effect depends upon the dependent variable. Relative to when procedural fairness is low, high procedural fairness:

  8. A survey to assess the educational-level interference on self-evaluation of acute pain.

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    Labronici, Pedro José; Pires, Robinson Esteves Santos; Bastos Filho, Ricardo Pinheiro dos Santos; Pires-e-Albuquerque, Rodrigo Sattamini; Palma, Idemar Monteiro de; Giordano, Vincenzo; Franco, José Sérgio

    2015-08-01

    The present study aimed to evaluate whether patient education level interferes in the percentage of pain relief or increase using visual analogue scale (VAS) and subjective pain perception. Ninety-five patients presenting acute shoulder pain due to enthesitis were evaluated. They were asked to quantify the pain using VAS before steroid articular infiltration. One week later, patients reevaluated the pain using VAS and orally stated the percentage of perceived pain increase or relief. The information gathered was then compared among three patient educational levels (elementary, high school, and university). Percentages of improvement stated orally and utilizing VAS presented no statistically significant differences among the three educational status levels (p = 0.804). Patient educational status caused no impact in the results of acute pain self-assessment with VAS and oral evaluation.

  9. The FAA's postmortem forensic toxicology self-evaluated proficiency test program: the second seven years.

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    Chaturvedi, Arvind K; Craft, Kristi J; Cardona, Patrick S; Rogers, Paul B; Canfield, Dennis V

    2009-05-01

    During toxicological evaluations of samples from fatally injured pilots involved in civil aviation accidents, a high degree of quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) is maintained. Under this philosophy, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) started a forensic toxicology proficiency-testing (PT) program in July 1991. In continuation of the first seven years of the PT findings reported earlier, PT findings of the next seven years are summarized herein. Twenty-eight survey samples (12 urine, 9 blood, and 7 tissue homogenate) with/without alcohols/volatiles, drugs, and/or putrefactive amine(s) were submitted to an average of 31 laboratories, of which an average of 25 participants returned their results. Analytes in survey samples were correctly identified and quantitated by a large number of participants, but some false positives of concern were reported. It is anticipated that the FAA's PT program will continue to serve the forensic toxicology community through this important part of the QC/QA for laboratory accreditations.

  10. Weblogs: A Tool for EFL Interaction, Expression, and Self-Evaluation

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    Trajtemberg, Claudia; Yiakoumetti, Androula

    2011-01-01

    The use of blogs in EFL learning and teaching has recently attracted a great deal of research attention. Previous research has demonstrated that blogs foster development of EFL skills. This study, which takes a sociocultural approach, focuses on EFL interaction. Specifically, the study aims to identify the interaction strategies that bloggers…

  11. Revising the Technical Writing Class: Peer Critiques, Self-Evaluation and Portfolio Grading.

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    Bishop, Wendy

    A process oriented technical writing course was devised at the University of Alaska to counteract the "forms" approach and to include peer critiques and student participation in class grading. Modifications to the standard syllabus included (1) student analyses of their own writing processes through literacy autobiographies, (2) student…

  12. Self-Evaluation Using iPads in EFL Teaching Practice

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    Allen, Christopher; Hadjistassou, Stella K.; Richardson, David

    2016-01-01

    The relentlessly accelerating global educational demands for teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) in multiple, diverse, and often remote geographic locations constitute new challenges for academic institutions, teacher training and preparation programs, and teachers themselves. This study describes a novel approach where five…

  13. Social Stimulus Perception and Self-Evaluation: Effects of Menstrual Cycle Phase.

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    Alagna, Sheryle W.; Hamilton, Jean A.

    1986-01-01

    Women in different phases of the menstrual cycle were compared to men in their responses to a social interaction stimulus: a videotape depicting a female nurse interacting with a hospitalized patient. Sex differences and cycle-phase differences were found for both affective and cognitive dimensions. Premenstrual women differed from other women,…

  14. Trait self-esteem and neural activities related to self-evaluation and social feedback.

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    Yang, Juan; Xu, Xiaofan; Chen, Yu; Shi, Zhenhao; Han, Shihui

    2016-02-04

    Self-esteem has been associated with neural responses to self-reflection and attitude toward social feedback but in different brain regions. The distinct associations might arise from different tasks or task-related attitudes in the previous studies. The current study aimed to clarify these by investigating the association between self-esteem and neural responses to evaluation of one's own personality traits and of others' opinion about one's own personality traits. We scanned 25 college students using functional MRI during evaluation of oneself or evaluation of social feedback. Trait self-esteem was measured using the Rosenberg self-esteem scale after scanning. Whole-brain regression analyses revealed that trait self-esteem was associated with the bilateral orbitofrontal activity during evaluation of one's own positive traits but with activities in the medial prefrontal cortex, posterior cingulate, and occipital cortices during evaluation of positive social feedback. Our findings suggest that trait self-esteem modulates the degree of both affective processes in the orbitofrontal cortex during self-reflection and cognitive processes in the medial prefrontal cortex during evaluation of social feedback.

  15. You never compare alone: How social consensus and comparative context affect self-evaluation

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    Grabowski Adam

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Three studies address the role of social consensus on evaluative standards in different comparative contexts. Previous research has documented that self-categorisation at the individual or group level changes social comparison effects in terms of assimilation and contrast. With regard to self-ratings of physical attractiveness, the present studies show that people who focus on group membership can benefit from including outstanding others in their reference group, whereas people who focus on their individual attributes run the risk of self-devaluation. It is argued that high consensus strengthens the association between evaluative standards and group membership and renders the inclusion of outstanding others more likely. Study 3 shows that the need to protect self-esteem moderates the influence of perceived consensus. Stressing the individual self led participants who received negative feedback to exclude outstanding others when consensus was low. Stressing the social self, however, led participants to include outstanding others when consensus was high.

  16. Narcissism and the self-evaluation maintenance model: effects of social comparison threats on relationship closeness.

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    Nicholls, Emma; Stukas, Arthur A

    2011-01-01

    When threatened with an upward social comparison with a close other in a self-relevant domain, people may reduce either the self-relevance of the ability being compared or their perceived closeness to the other person (Tesser, 1988). Those high in the trait of narcissism may be more likely to push away others who outperform them. Participants and nominated close others completed online measures of narcissism, contingent self-worth, and relationship closeness. Subsequently, participants heard that their friend performed better (or equivalently) on a "competitive spirit" test. Participants higher in narcissism significantly reduced the closeness of their relationships after a threat but did not reduce the relevance of competitiveness to their self-worth.

  17. Integrating Group-Self Evaluation in Open and Distance Learning System

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    Osuji, U. S. Ajunwa

    2010-01-01

    Every instructional process involves a strategic assessment system for a complete teaching leaning circle. Any assessment system which is seriously flawed, should call for a change, a rethink or a repackaging for sustainability, and to be a part of teaching and learning. Assessment should be meaningful to both the assessors and the assessees. The…

  18. The impact of perceived parenting styles on attachment styles, self-evaluations and close relationships

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    Sümer, N; Güngör, Derya

    1999-01-01

    The present study examined the interplay between the perceived parenting styles of the university students and attachment styles, basic self-dimensions, behavior patterns in close relationships, and relationship satisfaction. The findings indicated that parenting styles (authoritarian, authoritative, permissive/indulgent, and permissive/neglecting), which were constructed by crossing perceived parental acceptance/involment and strict control dimensions of parenting were consistently related w...

  19. Clinical Evaluation of Baccalaureate Nursing Students Using SBAR Format: Faculty versus Self Evaluation

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    Saied, Hala; James, Joemol; Singh, Evangelin Jeya; Al Humaied, Lulawah

    2016-01-01

    Clinical training is of paramount importance in nursing education and clinical evaluation is one of the most challenging responsibilities of nursing faculty. The use of objective tools and criteria and involvement of the students in the evaluation process are some techniques to facilitate quality learning in the clinical setting. Aim: The aim of…

  20. The impact of perceived parenting styles on attachment styles, self-evaluations and close relationships

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    Sümer, N; Güngör, Derya

    1999-01-01

    The present study examined the interplay between the perceived parenting styles of the university students and attachment styles, basic self-dimensions, behavior patterns in close relationships, and relationship satisfaction. The findings indicated that parenting styles (authoritarian, authoritative, permissive/indulgent, and permissive/neglecting), which were constructed by crossing perceived parental acceptance/involment and strict control dimensions of parenting were consistently related w...

  1. Some Effects of Evaluative Feedback Upon Compliance and Self-Evaluation in Blacks.

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    Banks, W. Curtis; And Others

    Two experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of positive and negative reinforcements upon black college students. In the first experiment subjects received either positive or negative reinforcement from a black or a white evaluator. Results indicated that behavioral change (compliance) was greater in response to negative reinforcement…

  2. (Self) Evaluation of Knowledge in Students' Population in Higher Education in Macedonia

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    Kevereski, Ljupco

    2017-01-01

    Students' assessment, in general, observed through a socio-historical prism, has always been treated as an extremely sensitive, current, significant, indicative and continuously present phenomenon. In that respect, what is especially relevant is that for a very long time docimological procedures and their effects have been focused on following…

  3. Patterns of Father Self Evaluations among Mexican and European American Men and Links to Adolescent Adjustment.

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    Perez-Brena, Norma J; Cookston, Jeffrey T; Fabricius, William V; Saenz, Delia

    2012-01-01

    A mixed-method study identified profiles of fathers who mentioned key dimensions of their parenting and linked profile membership to adolescents' adjustment using data from 337 European American, Mexican American and Mexican immigrant fathers and their early adolescent children. Father narratives about what fathers do well as parents were thematically coded for the presence of five fathering dimensions: emotional quality (how well father and child get along), involvement (amount of time spent together), provisioning (the amount of resources provided), discipline (the amount and success in parental control), and role modeling (teaching life lessons through example). Next, latent class analysis was used to identify three patterns of the likelihood of mentioning certain fathering dimensions: an emotionally-involved group mentioned emotional quality and involvement; an affective-control group mentioned emotional quality, involvement, discipline and role modeling; and an affective-model group mentioned emotional quality and role modeling. Profiles were significantly associated with subsequent adolescents' reports of adjustment such that adolescents of affective-control fathers reported significantly more externalizing behaviors than adolescents of emotionally-involved fathers.

  4. Patterns of Father Self Evaluations among Mexican and European American Men and Links to Adolescent Adjustment

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    2012-01-01

    A mixed-method study identified profiles of fathers who mentioned key dimensions of their parenting and linked profile membership to adolescents’ adjustment using data from 337 European American, Mexican American and Mexican immigrant fathers and their early adolescent children. Father narratives about what fathers do well as parents were thematically coded for the presence of five fathering dimensions: emotional quality (how well father and child get along), involvement (amount of time spent...

  5. Basic emotions evoked by odorants: comparison between autonomic responses and self-evaluation.

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    Alaoui-Ismaïli, O; Robin, O; Rada, H; Dittmar, A; Vernet-Maury, E

    1997-10-01

    The present study was designed to analyze the relationship between self-report and physiological expression of basic emotions (happiness, surprise, fear, sadness, disgust and anger) in response to odorants. 44 subjects inhaled five odorants: vanillin, menthol, eugenol, methyl methacrylate, and propionic acid. Six autonomic nervous systems (ANS) parameters were simultaneously recorded in real time and without interference: Skin Potential (SP), Skin Resistance (SR), Skin Temperature (ST), Skin Blood Flow (SBF), Instantaneous Respiratory Frequency (IRF) and Instantaneous Heart Rate (IHR). At the end of the recording, subjects were instructed i) to identify the odorants roughly II) to situate them on an 11-point hedonic scale from highly pleasant (0) to highly unpleasant (10); and iii) to define what type of basic emotion was evoked by each odorant. In this study, the expected affects were aroused in the subjects. Vanillin and menthol were rated pleasant, while methyl methacrylate and propionic acid were judged unpleasant. Eugenol was median in hedonic estimation. ANS evaluation (each autonomic pattern induced by an odorant was transcripted into a basic emotion) shows that pleasantly connoted odorants evoked mainly happiness and surprise, but that unpleasant ones induced mainly disgust and anger. Eugenol was associated with positive and negative affects. Comparison between conscious (verbal) and unconscious (ANS) emotions, reveals that these two estimations 1) were not significantly different as far as the two pleasant odorants were concerned, 2) showed a tendency to be significantly different for eugenol odorant which was variably scored on the hedonic axis, and 3) exhibited a significant difference for the two unpleasant odorants, for which the corresponding "verbal emotion" was mainly "disgust", while the most frequent ANS emotion was "anger". In conclusion, these results show quite a good correlation between verbal and ANS estimated basic emotions. The main difference concerns anger: while there is a high occurrence of this emotion revealed by the analysis of ANS responses, it does not appear to be easily expressed through the verbal channel.

  6. A compromise between self-enhancement and honesty: Chinese self-evaluations on social desirability scales.

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    Cuixia, Liu; Jian, Xiao; Zhongfang, Yang

    2003-02-01

    In this investigation, 202 Chinese college students were asked to complete the 48-item revised Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale (Crowne & Marlowe, 1960) which contains 32 items from the original version for the purpose of rating item desirability and estimating the percentage of others in general who would behave in the manner described by these items. Analysis indicated (a) nearly all original items keyed in the original direction, which suggests similar fundamental values are prevalent among American and Chinese college students; (b) the distribution of Chinese scores on the 32 items was somewhat positively skewed rather than negatively skewed as in some Western studies of American and Canadian college students. Also, (c) Chinese subjects perceived that they did significantly more desirable and slightly fewer undesirable things than others from which one may infer that Chinese college students tended to give both self-enhancing and honest responses to present good images; however, their need for self-enhancement may take precedence over the need to be honest. (d) Subjects chose to give more honest responses to undesirable items than to desirable ones because the more undesirable items were rated as approximately more neutral than were more desirable ones. Hence, endorsing such undesirable items would not threaten their self-esteem or face. It can be seen that Chinese subjects made an intelligent compromise between self-enhancement and honesty.

  7. Nurse Self-Evaluation of Assessment of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients With Cancer

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    Visovsky, Constance; Haas, Marilyn; Faiman, Beth; Kurtin, Sandra; Shaftic, Anne Marie; Lyden, Elizabeth; Rice, Janique

    2012-01-01

    The focus of this study was to assess the feasibility and clinical implementation of a standardized assessment for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) by registered nurses in patients undergoing neurotoxic chemotherapy. A total of 24 registered nurses from 4 different institutions were enrolled into the study. A pre- and posttest design was used to assess changes in nurses’ attitudes, knowledge, and perceived skill in CIPN assessment. Using selected data collection instruments, ...

  8. Classroom Conversation Analysis and Critical Reflective Practice: Self-Evaluation of Teacher Talk Framework in Focus

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    Ghafarpour, Hajar

    2017-01-01

    The uniqueness of the Language Classroom and its complexity raises a need for foreign language teachers to develop necessary skills and knowledge to observe, analyse and evaluate their classroom discourse. Hence, interactional awareness of language teachers is an integral part of pedagogical and practical knowledge. In this article, the…

  9. AGS experiments: 1993 - 1994 - 1995

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    Depken, J.C.

    1996-04-01

    This report contains: FY 1995 AGS Schedule as Run; FY 1996-97 AGE Schedule (working copy); AGS Beams 1995; AGS Experimental Area FY 1993 Physics Program; AGS Experimental Area FY 1994 Physics Program; AGS Experimental Area FY 1995 Physics Program; AGS Experimental Area FY 1996 Physics Program (In progress); A listing of experiments by number; Two-page summaries of each experiment begin here, also ordered by number; Listing of publications of AGS experiments begins here; and Listing of AGS experimenters begins here. This is the twelfth edition.

  10. AGS experiments - 1994, 1995, 1996

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    Depken, J.C.

    1997-01-01

    This report contains the following information on the Brookhaven AGS Accelerator complex: FY 1996 AGS schedule as run; FY 1997 AGS schedule (working copy); AGS beams 1997; AGS experimental area FY 1994 physics program; AGS experimental area FY 1995 physics program; AGS experimental area FY 1996 physics program; AGS experimental area FY 1997 physics program (in progress); a listing of experiments by number; two-phage summaries of each experiment begin here, also ordered by number; listing of publications of AGS experiments begins here; and listing of AGS experimenters begins here.

  11. NASA's Microgravity Technology Report, 1996: Summary of Activities

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    Kierk, Isabella

    1996-01-01

    This report covers technology development and technology transfer activities within the Microgravity Science Research Programs during FY 1996. It also describes the recent major tasks under the Advanced Technology Development (ATD) Program and identifies current technology requirements. This document is consistent with NASA,s Enteprise for the Human Exploration and development of Space (HEDS) Strategic Plan. This annual update reflects changes in the Microgravity Science Research Program's new technology activities and requirements. Appendix A. FY 1996 Advanced Technology Development. Program and Project Descriptions. Appendix B. Technology Development.

  12. Fiscal year 1996 well installation program summary, Y-12 Plant Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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    1997-04-01

    This report summarizes the well installation activities conducted during the federal fiscal year (FY) 1996 drilling program at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge Tennessee. Synopses of monitoring well construction/well development data, well location rationale, geological/hydrological observations, quality assurance/quality control methods, and health and safety monitoring are included. Two groundwater monitoring wells were installed during the FY 1996 drilling program. One of the groundwater monitoring wells was installed in the Lake Reality area and was of polyvinyl chloride screened construction. The other well, installed near the Ash Disposal Basin, was of stainless steel construction.

  13. AGS experiments -- 1995, 1996 and 1997

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    Depken, J.C.; Presti, P.L.

    1997-12-01

    This report contains (1) FY 1995 AGS schedule as run; (2) FY 1996 AGS schedule as run; (3) FY 1997 AGS schedule as run; (4) FY 1998--1999 AGS schedule (proposed); (5) AGS beams 1997; (6) AGS experimental area FY 1995 physics program; (7) AGS experimental area FY 1996 physics program; (8) AGS experimental area FY 1997 physics program; (9) AGS experimental area FY 1998--1999 physics program (proposed); (10) a listing of experiments by number; (11) two-page summaries of each experiment, in order by number; and (12) listing of publications of AGS experiments.

  14. AGS experiments -- 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999. Fifteenth edition

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    Lo Presti, P.

    1999-03-01

    This report is a compilation of two-page summaries for AGS experiments for FY 1996, FY 1997, FY 1998, FY 1999. The bulk of the experiments are for high energy physics and nuclear physics programs. Also included are the run schedules for the AGS for each of those years and a listing of publications of AGS experiments for 1982--1999.

  15. Nuclear materials stabilization and packaging. Quarterly status report, January 1--March 31, 1996

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    Haschke, J.M.; Horrell, D.R.; Hoth, C.W.; Fife, K.W.; Nielsen, J.B.; Pierce, S.W.; Ricketts, T.E.; Rink, N.A.; Robinson, M.A.

    1996-08-01

    This report documents progress on the Los Alamos Nuclear Materials Stabilization and Packaging projects for the second quarter of FY 1996. It covers development and production activities for the Plutonium Packaging Project, the Plutonium Recovery and Processing Project, and the Uranium Recovery and Processing Project. In addition, it reports on quality assurance activities for the Plutonium Packaging Project.

  16. 45 CFR 1357.50 - Direct payments to Indian Tribal organizations (title IV-B, subpart 2, family preservation and...

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    ... Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act funds, and Community Development Block Grant funds. (h..., nation, or other organized group or community of Indians that is recognized as eligible for the special.... (3) In order to receive funds, additional Indian Tribes which become eligible for grants in FY 1996...

  17. Information Roundup: A Continuing Education Session on Microforms and Data Processing in the Library and Information Center: Costs/Benefits/History/Trends. Proceedings of the ASIS Mid-Year Meeting (4th, Portland, Oregon, May 15-17, 1975).

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    Spigai, Frances G., Ed.; And Others

    Sixteen papers are presented which focus on microforms and data processing in library and information centers. Articles include discussions of cost analysis, decision making and program planning, library automation, information retrieval, indexing, cataloging, and computer services for libraries. (CH)

  18. Improving Survival in Patients Treated for a Lung Cancer Using Self-Evaluated Symptoms Reported Through a Web Application.

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    Denis, Fabrice; Yossi, Senna; Septans, Anne-Lise; Charron, Alexandre; Voog, Eric; Dupuis, Olivier; Ganem, Gérard; Pointreau, Yoann; Letellier, Christophe

    2015-03-24

    We retrospectively compared survivals in patients with a lung cancer history and followed by the so-called sentinel Web-application that allows early detection of relapse and early palliative care initiation versus a conventional follow-up in our center. The survival in 98 consecutive patients with lung cancer was assessed. The first part of them (the control arm) was retrospectively recruited between March 2011 and August 2012. The second half of them (the experimental arm) was prospectively recruited between August 2012 and December 2013 to weekly fill a form of 11 self-assessed symptoms, then processed by the "sentinel" Web-application. Data were sent to this sentinel application in real-time between planned visits. An email alert was sent to the oncologist when self-scored symptoms matched some predefined criteria. Follow-up visit and imaging were then organized after a phone call for confirming the suspect symptoms. In the control arm (49 patients), a common follow-up was applied (visit and imaging every 2 to 6 mo according to stage of tumor and kind of treatment). Median follow-up duration was 12.3 months in the experimental arm and 16.7 months in the control arm (P=0.27). Survival was significantly better in the sentinel arm than in the control arm (P=0.0014). Median survival was 16.7 months in the control arm and 22.4 months in the experimental arm. One-year survival was 86.6% in the experimental arm and 59.1% in the control arm. Survival may be improved by early detection of relapse and early palliative care initiation by using sentinel-like Web-application.

  19. Counseling about gestational weight gain and healthy lifestyle during pregnancy: Canadian maternity care providers' self-evaluation

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Zachary M Ferraro,1 Kaitlin S Boehm,1 Laura M Gaudet,2,3 Kristi B Adamo1,4,5 1Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; 2Horizon Health Network, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada; 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; 4School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, 5Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Introduction: There is discord between the recall of maternity care providers and patients when it comes to discussion of gestational weight gain (GWG and obesity management. Few women report being advised on GWG, physical activity (PA, and nutrition, yet the majority of health care providers report discussing these topics with patients. We evaluated whether various Canadian maternal health care providers can identify appropriate GWG targets for patients with obesity and determine if providers report counseling on GWG, physical activity, and nutrition. Methods: A valid and reliable e-survey was created using SurveyMonkey software and distributed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada listserve. A total of 174 health care providers finished the survey. Respondents self-identified as general practitioners, obstetricians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, midwives, or registered nurses. Results: GWG recommendations between disciplines for all body mass index categories were similar and fell within Health Canada/Institute of Medicine (IOM guidelines. Of those who answered this question, 110/160 (68.8% were able to correctly identify the maximum IOM GWG recommended for patients with obesity, yet midwives tended to recommend 0.5–1 kg more GWG (P = 0.05. PA counseling during pregnancy differed between disciplines (P < 0.01, as did nutrition counseling during pregnancy (P < 0.05. Conclusion: In contrast to patient reports, the majority of health care providers document counseling on GWG, PA, and nutrition and appropriately identify GWG limits for obese patients. However, the content and quality of the discourse between patient and provider warrants further investigation. Keywords: gestational weight gain, nutrition, obesity, physical activity, pregnancy

  20. Aging ebbs the flow of thought: adult age differences in mind wandering, executive control, and self-evaluation.

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    McVay, Jennifer C; Meier, Matthew E; Touron, Dayna R; Kane, Michael J

    2013-01-01

    Two experiments examined the relations among adult aging, mind wandering, and executive-task performance, following from surprising laboratory findings that older adults report fewer task-unrelated thoughts (TUTs) than do younger adults (e.g., Giambra, 1989; Jackson & Balota, 2012). Because older adults may experience more ability- and performance-related worry during cognitive tasks in the laboratory, and because these evaluative thoughts (known as task-related interference, "TRI") might be sometimes misclassified by subjects as task-related, we asked subjects to distinguish task-related thoughts from TRI and TUTs when probed during ongoing tasks. In Experiment 1, younger and older adults completed either a go/no-go or a vigilance version of a sustained attention to response task (SART). Older adults reported more TRI and fewer TUTs than did younger adults while also performing more accurately. In Experiment 2, subjects completed either a 1- or a 2-back version of the n-back task. Older adults again reported more TRI and fewer TUTs than younger adults in both versions, while performing better than younger adults in the 1-back and worse in the 2-back. Across experiments, older adults' reduced TUT rates were independent of performance relative to younger adults. And, although older adults consistently reported more TRI and less mind wandering than did younger adults, overall they reported more on-task thoughts. TRI cannot, therefore, account completely for prior reports of decreasing TUTs with aging. We discuss the implications of these results for various theoretical approaches to mind-wandering. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Self Evaluation and Peer Observation of Early Career Teachers in a Standards-Based Context: Preliminary Results.

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    Hansen, Joe B.; Schalock, Mark D.; McConney, Andrew; Rudd, Andy

    This study examined the relationships between teachers' self-assessment and their ratings by master teachers on key dimensions of proficiency as defined by Oregon's Continuing Teaching Licensure (CTL) requirements, and it explored differences between teacher behaviors and practices as a function of their teacher preparation programs. It also…

  2. Preservice Teacher and Interpreter American Sign Language Abilities: Self-Evaluations and Evaluations of Deaf Students' Narrative Renditions.

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    Beal-Alvarez, Jennifer S; Scheetz, Nanci A

    2015-01-01

    In deaf education , the sign language skills of teacher and interpreter candidates are infrequently assessed; when they are, formal measures are commonly used upon preparation program completion, as opposed to informal measures related to instructional tasks. Using an informal picture storybook task, the authors investigated the receptive and expressive narrative sign language skills of 10 teacher and interpreter candidates in a university preparation program. The candidates evaluated signed renditions of two signing children, as well as their own expressive renditions, using the Signed Reading Fluency Rubric (Easterbrooks & Huston, 2008) at the completion of their fifth sign language course. Candidates' evaluations were compared overall and across 12 sign language indicators to ratings of two university program professors. Some variation existed across ratings for individual indicators, but generally the candidates were aware of and could accurately rate their own abilities and those of two signing children.

  3. Aging Ebbs the Flow of Thought: Adult Age Differences in Mind Wandering, Executive Control, and Self-Evaluation

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    McVay, Jennifer C.; Meier, Matthew E.; Touron, Dayna R.; Kane, Michael J.

    2013-01-01

    Two experiments examined the relations among adult aging, mind wandering, and executive-task performance, following from surprising laboratory findings that older adults report fewer task-unrelated thoughts (TUTs) than do younger adults (e.g., Giambra, 1989; Jackson & Balota, 2011). Because older adults may experience more ability- and performance-related worry during cognitive tasks in the laboratory, and because these evaluative thoughts (known as task-related interference, “TRI”) might be sometimes misclassified by subjects as task-related, we asked subjects to distinguish task-related thoughts from TRI and TUTs when probed during ongoing tasks. In Experiment 1, younger and older adults completed either a go/no-go or a vigilance version of a sustained attention to response task (SART). Older adults reported more TRI and fewer TUTs than did younger adults while also performing more accurately. In Experiment 2, subjects completed either a 1- or 2-back version of the n-back task. Older adults again reported more TRI and fewer TUTs than younger adults in both versions, while performing better than younger adults in the 1-back and worse in the 2-back. Across experiments, older adults’ reduced TUT rates were independent of performance relative to younger adults. And, although older adults consistently reported more TRI and less mind wandering than did younger adults, overall they reported more on-task thoughts. TRI cannot, therefore, account completely for prior reports of decreasing TUTs with aging. We discuss the implications of these results for various theoretical approaches to mind-wandering. PMID:23261422

  4. Self-evaluation of health and interests of students of higher education institutions on course physical education

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    Bazylyuk T.A.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to identify priorities to specific assets of physical education students. The study involved 50 students aged 18-19 years. Conducted surveys to identify self-reported health of students and their preferences for different types of training exercise. Revealed that 10% of students assessed their health as excellent, 48% is considered good state of health, and 20% have an optimum level of physical activity. Found that students want to attend classes, which, along with the development of physical qualities affect the physiological and cognitive abilities. It was revealed that the top three of physical education include sports, swimming and water activities with the use of modern technology.

  5. Multiple Dimensions of Parental Involvement and Its Links to Young Adolescent Self-Evaluation and Academic Achievement

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    Kaplan Toren, Nurit

    2013-01-01

    Drawing on early research on parental involvement and its effect on children's school functioning, it was hypothesized in this study that parents' educational involvement is positively related to two indicators of school functioning: academic self-competence and academic achievement. However, in light of research on the distinction between…

  6. Neuroticism and self-evaluation measures are related to the ability to form cognitive maps critical for spatial orientation.

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    Burles, Ford; Guadagni, Veronica; Hoey, Felecia; Arnold, Aiden E G F; Levy, Richard M; O'Neill, Thomas; Iaria, Giuseppe

    2014-09-01

    Trait neuroticism is suggested to be related to measures of volume and function of the hippocampus, a brain structure located in the medial temporal lobe that is critical for human navigation and orientation. In this study, we assessed whether measures of trait neuroticism and self-concept are correlated with the human ability to orient by means of cognitive maps (i.e. mental representations of an environment that include landmarks and their spatial relationships). After controlling for gender differences, which are well-known in spatial orientation abilities, we found that measures of neuroticism (i.e. negative affect, emotional stability) and self-concept (i.e. self-esteem) were correlated with individual differences in the rate at which cognitive maps were formed; the same measures were generally unrelated to the ability to make use of cognitive maps, as well as the ability to orient using visual path integration. The relationships (and lack thereof) between personality traits and the spatial orientation skills, as reported in the present study, are consistent with specific neural correlates underlying these factors, and may have important implications for treatment of disorders related to them.

  7. Self-Evaluation and Recruitment of Feedback for Enhanced Social Interaction by a Student with Visual Impairment

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    Jindal-Snape, Divya

    2005-01-01

    A student who is visually impaired was trained to evaluate his social behavior and to recruit feedback from his sighted peers, who were trained by him to provide the feedback. The self-recruitment of feedback improved the student's accuracy in evaluating social skills requiring visual cues. In addition, the peers extended their feedback to other…

  8. Life satisfaction, health, self-evaluation and sexuality in current university students of sport sciences, education and natural sciences

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    Martin Sigmund; Jana Kvintová; Hana Hřebíčková; Michal Šafář; Dagmar Sigmundová

    2014-01-01

    Background: Lifestyle and health of an individual are influenced by many factors; a significant factor is life satisfaction. Life satisfaction is understood as a multidimensional construct closely related to the area of personal wellbeing and quality of life. Life satisfaction in university students represents one of the determinants of good health, high motivation for studying, work productivity, satisfactory interpersonal relationships and overall healthy lifestyle. Objective: The main obje...

  9. [School Development by Using Health Management: Indicator Toolbox as Quality Assurance Instrument for Self-Evaluation in Schools].

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    Sayed, M; Liersch, S; Windel, I; Krauth, C; Altgeld, T; Walter, U

    2015-09-01

    Organisational development is crucial to health promotion in schools. The intervention "Learning to Live Healthy" is a new school health promotion strategy designed to develop schools into healthy environments for all those who work and study there. The aim of the study "School Development by using Health Management" is to introduce the management instrument balanced scorecard and to develop an indicator toolbox. This allows schools to evaluate the achievement of objectives, the implementation level of the measures and the changes in their organisation regarding health management.

  10. The Potentiality of a Healthy Self: Evaluating Progressively Empowered Internalisation and Diagnosis through the Lens of Existential Epistemology.

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    Westin, Anna

    2016-11-01

    In this article I will examine how the language of diagnosis can engage with existential epistemology to develop a concept of Progressively Empowered Internalisation (PEI). This, I will argue, challenges conceptualisations of diagnosis as articulating and maintaining a static self-concept. It enables the individual to synthesise the language of a particular mental experience within the wider engagement of their own active process of self-becoming. I will suggest that this construction of PEI addresses the limitations of stigmatisation and static self-concepts. In seeing the language of diagnosis as a helpful tool for understanding a part of one's self-experience, it presents an alternative to the illness-based model of mental health. This conceptualisation engages with Kierkegaard's existential epistemology, as a means of using language to understand the task of becoming oneself and relating to others. Furthermore, it explores how mental health diagnosis requires communal engagement to enable the wellbeing of its members. Diagnosis is thereby seen as a process of further empowering the individual with the language to explain a particular part of their experience within the overall movement of developing an integrated self-concept.

  11. The Overpowering Effect of Social Comparison Information On the Misalignment Between Mastery-Based Goals and Self-Evaluation Criteria

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    Van Yperen, Nico W.; Leander, N. Pontus

    2014-01-01

    If people's goals and evaluative standards were aligned, then individuals with mastery-based goals should, theoretically, primarily rely on temporal comparison information (i.e., on how they performed relative to before). In contrast, individuals with performance-based goals should rely on social co

  12. Mentoring as an HRD Approach: Effects on Employee Attitudes and Contributions Independent of Core Self-Evaluation

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    Thurston, Paul W., Jr.; D'Abate, Caroline P.; Eddy, Erik R.

    2012-01-01

    Mentoring as a form of strategic human resource management is an interesting addition to the HRD literature because it provides a mechanism of change for individual employees. Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of mentoring to both the employee and the firm; yet, a recent review of mentoring research argues that mentoring has less…

  13. 76 FR 43278 - Privacy Act; System of Records

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    ... including the following information: 1. Information used to write annual or mid-year performance appraisals... used by supervisors to write annual or mid-year performance appraisals for their employees or to... personnel security actions; and 5. For statistical purposes. DNFSB will disclose information to appropriate...

  14. Annual report on surveillance and maintenance activities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, fiscal year 1996

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    In fiscal year (FY) 1995, the sites and facilities from both the Remedial Action (RA) and Decontamination and Decommissioning (D and D) programs were combined to form the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Environmental Restoration (ER) Surveillance and Maintenance (S and M) Program. Surveillance and Maintenance activities were conducted throughout FY 1996 at the RA facilities. Overall, the RA S and M Program consists of approximately 650 acres that include 14 waste area groupings with approximately 200 sites. These sites include 46 major facilities, several leak and contaminated soil sites, 38 inactive tanks, approximately 50 environmental study areas and approximately 2,973 wells and boreholes. Site inspections were conducted at established frequencies on appropriate sites in the RA S and M Program in accordance with the established S and M FY 1996 Incentive Task Order (ITO).

  15. Foreign Aid: An Introduction to U.S. Programs and Policy

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    2009-04-09

    microenterprise , basic education, clean water and sanitation. For each of these specific interests, funding has been boosted by Congress in the form of...legislative directives or earmarks in the annual foreign aid appropriations legislation. Funding for microenterprise , for instance, went from $58 million...in FY1988 to $111 million in FY1996 and $216 million in FY2006. Congress mandated a level of $245 million for microenterprise assistance in FY2008

  16. 94-1 Research and Development Project Lead laboratory support. Status report, October 1--December 31, 1995

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    Dinehart, M. [comp.

    1996-05-01

    This is a quarterly progress report of the 94-1 Research and Development Lead Laboratory Support Technical Program Plan for the first quarter of FY 1996. The report provides details concerning descriptions, DOE-complex-wide material stabilization technology needs, scientific background and approach, progress, benefits to the DOE complex, and collaborations for selected subprojects. An executive summary and report on end-of-quarter spending is included.

  17. Fiscal 1997 report on the survey for a data book on new energy technology development. Waste power generation, solar energy utilization. geothermal power generation, clean energy vehicles, coal liquefaction/gasification, and traverse themes; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho. Shin energy gijutsu kaihatsu kankei data shu sakusei chosa (haikibutsu hatsuden, taiyonetsu riyo, chinetsu hatsuden, clean energy jidosha, sekitan ekika gas ka oyobi odanteki theme)

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    The paper collected and arranged data on new energy technology. As to the waste power generation, in terms of general waste, 161 places have power generation facilities, 657,000 kW in output, as of the end of FY 1996. Out of them, 100 facilities (scale of output: 555,000 kW) are selling power. In terms of industrial waste, 53 places (209,000 kW) have power generation facilities. The output will be 2 million kW in FY 2000. In relation to the solar energy utilization, the number of solar systems introduced in FY 1996 is 25,000, that of water heating appliances produced in FY 1996 is 170,000. Geothermal power of 494,000 kW and 37,000 kW was introduced for electric power industry use and private use, respectively. Clean energy vehicles have not been so much spread, but the hybrid car was put on sale in 1997. Concerning the coal liquefaction, the R and D were made at a pilot plant of NEDOL process, and operation started in 1997. As to the coal gasification, investigational study and element study on the demonstration plant are being conducted in FY 1997 and 1998, making use of the research results obtained from the existing pilot plant of coal gasification combined power generation

  18. 护理人员科研能力自评量表的修订%Revise of scientific research ability self-evaluation rating scales of nursing staff

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    潘银河; 程金莲

    2011-01-01

    [目的]对护理人员科研能力自评量表进行修订,考察其信度和效度.[方法]通过对5名专家和10名护士长的访谈形成量表初稿,预调查选择了245名护士进行条目筛选,正式调查选择了394名护士进行量表的信度和效度检验.[结果]条目筛选和探索性因子分析后,量表的6个维度为问题发现能力、文献查阅能力、科研设计能力、科研实践能力、数据资料处理能力和论文写作能力,共37个条目.量表标准后的Cronbach's α系数为0.861,各维度的Cronbach's α系数为0.655~0.760,验证性因子分析后RMSEA=0.095.[结论]护理人员科研能力自评量表修订版的信度较好,效度有待进一步改善.

  19. Little More than Personality: Dispositional Determinants of Test Anxiety (the Big Five, Core Self-Evaluations, and Self-Assessed Intelligence)

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    Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas; Ahmetoglu, Gorkan; Furnham, Adrian

    2008-01-01

    This study attempted a hierarchical integration of several dispositional determinants of test anxiety (TA) [Sarason, I.G. (1984). "Stress, anxiety and cognitive interference: Reactions to tests." "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology," 46, 929-938.], namely the Big Five personality traits [Costa, P.T. Jr., & McCrae,…

  20. Little More than Personality: Dispositional Determinants of Test Anxiety (the Big Five, Core Self-Evaluations, and Self-Assessed Intelligence)

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    Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas; Ahmetoglu, Gorkan; Furnham, Adrian

    2008-01-01

    This study attempted a hierarchical integration of several dispositional determinants of test anxiety (TA) [Sarason, I.G. (1984). "Stress, anxiety and cognitive interference: Reactions to tests." "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology," 46, 929-938.], namely the Big Five personality traits [Costa, P.T. Jr., & McCrae, R.R. (1992). "Revised…