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Mass media and political support in Conroe, Texas
(1975-08-01) Walker, Sharon Nicholos.
Purposes: The major purpose of this thesis was to determine the association between the mass media and one's level of support for the political system. At the same time, the investigation was restricted to white, Anglo-Saxon Protestants in order to determine if attitudes within the major group of the American populous varied according to church membership. Therefore, the objectives of this thesis in the form of a case study were as follows: (1) to determine and compare the characteristics of the six Protestant groups; (2) to determine and compare the usage of the mass media; (3) to determine the appropriateness of the measures of political support; and (4) to relate the mass media usage to the level of support for the political system. Methods: The method used to obtain the characteristics, mass media usage, and political support was a survey questionnaire. The questionnaires were individually administered to 210 residents of Conroe by means of a stratified sampling of six Protestant church membership rosters. Persons trained to help administer the questionnaires interviewed in pairs during the publication of the Pentagon Papers and the broadcasting of the Senate Watergate Hearings. Frequency distribution, chi-square significance tests, and gamma scores were the statistical techniques applied to the data. Findings: 1. There was no distinction with regard to the volume of media usage according to sex, age, income, religious affiliation, or education. There was no association or significance found between the volume of media exposure and one's level of support for the political system. 2. Two factors, income level and age, were found to be associated and significant in regards to one's level of support for the political system. These were the only factors in this study that established a relationship with three or more of the attitudinal questions. 3. Women, the lower income groups, and the lower education group show a preference for broadcast media in obtaining information. Men, the higher income groups, and the higher education group prefer the print media for their information source. 4. The interviewees felt that the Senate Watergate hearings should be broadcast while the Pentagon Papers should not have been published.
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Runaway youth: a study based on four hundred and nine runaways and rights violation as a causative factor
(1973-12-01) Hughes, C. Dee,1935-
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to ascertain to what extent the deprivation of a juvenile’s natural rights motivated the juvenile to run away from home. To determine what factor, or factors, impels a juvenile to leave home is extremely difficult. The manifestation of the cause is seen and can be stated but, a conclusion based on such manifestation is often inaccurate. The primary purpose of this study was to screen out the apparent overt causes using seven basic human rights as gauge. A secondary purpose was to determine if a basic right was violated by the parents and if such violation was detected which or how many rights were denied the youth. Methods: Data for this study were obtain from missing person reports received by the City of mesquite Police Department in Mesquite, Texas. These Reports were tabulated and each was investigated for a cause that denied one of the seven basic rights of the juvenile. A period of two years was used in the study and during this tie all reports were assigned to, and investigated by, the researcher. In order to determine if a basic right had been deprived the runaway juvenile, the researcher depended upon: What reasons were given by the runaway for leaving home? What reasons did the parents give for their child to leave home? What the police investigation revealed as the reason for the departure. Findings: The reports revealed that a vast majority of the juveniles who leave home, and who are reported as a runaway, have been deprived of a basic right which was a factor to cause their desire to desert their home.
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Latino Osteopathic Medical Student Audio Series – Lisa Deya
(2024) Deya, Lisa, Osteopathic Medical Student; Alvarez, Diego F, Professor Physiology and Pharmacology
Bridging Horizons: Audio Series on a medical career journey for undergraduate students with Lisa Deya. There is an undisputable need to increase Hispanic diversity in medical education and healthcare. Discover the inspiring world of medicine through "Bridging Horizons," an audio series designed to empower and guide Hispanic undergraduate students on their path to medical school. Delve into the personal stories and triumphs of Hispanic medical students, giving insights into their cultural perspectives on how to start the journey to becoming a medical professional. This audio series highlights the cultural attributes of medical students and their successful stories from navigating fears and uncertainties to initiating their medical career path up to their school’s admission. "Bridging Horizons" is a platform that celebrates the resilience, achievements, and contributions of Hispanic individuals in the initial journey to becoming medical professionals. Join us in fostering a supportive community for Hispanic prospective med students, offering practical advice on engagement to break down barriers, bridge cultural gaps, and provide a roadmap for aspiring Hispanic medical professionals. Tune in for a roadmap to success, from undergraduate studies to medical school admission.
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Latino Osteopathic Medical Student Audio Series – Antonio Pontifes
(2024) Pontifes, Antonio, Osteopathic Medical Student; Alvarez, Diego F, Professor Physiology and Pharmacology
Bridging Horizons: Audio Series on a medical career journey for undergraduate students with Antonio Pontifes. There is an undisputable need to increase Hispanic diversity in medical education and healthcare. Discover the inspiring world of medicine through "Bridging Horizons," an audio series designed to empower and guide Hispanic undergraduate students on their path to medical school. Delve into the personal stories and triumphs of Hispanic medical students, giving insights into their cultural perspectives on how to start the journey to becoming a medical professional. This audio series highlights the cultural attributes of medical students and their successful stories from navigating fears and uncertainties to initiating their medical career path up to their school’s admission. "Bridging Horizons" is a platform that celebrates the resilience, achievements, and contributions of Hispanic individuals in the initial journey to becoming medical professionals. Join us in fostering a supportive community for Hispanic prospective med students, offering practical advice on engagement to break down barriers, bridge cultural gaps, and provide a roadmap for aspiring Hispanic medical professionals. Tune in for a roadmap to success, from undergraduate studies to medical school admission.
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"Flying Through History: Aircraft Encounters and Pitcairn Island"; Abstract
(The 2024 IBII International Conferences Program, 2024-03-28) Solomon, Mason; Albert, Donald Patrick
Description of a session presented by Donald Albert and Mason Solomon at the 2024 International Conference on Social Science, Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies.