Keywords

Academic achievement -- Florida, Alternative education -- Florida, Alternative schools -- Florida, Middle school education -- Florida, Middle school students -- Florida. Problem youth -- Florida, School violence -- Florida, Self control -- Florida, Substance abuse -- Florida

Abstract

This study examined the effects of delay of gratification on academic success, substance abuse, and violent behavior. The participants in this study were chosen from an alternative learning school comprised of middle school students in Florida. The hypothesis for this study is as follows: Delay of gratification is negatively related to substance abuse and violent behavior, and positively related to academic achievement. The analysis of the data was conducted on the primary predictor variable (delay of gratification), alternate predictor variables (substance abuse & violent behavior) and the ultimate outcome variable (academic achievement) of this study. Initial statistical inquiry involved descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, kurtosis and skew) of the aforementioned variables, partial correlations (variable interrelationships), and the formulation of a multiple regression path analysis to investigate the particular paths individually within the proposed theoretical model (Wagner, 1993).

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Graduation Date

2011

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Gill, Michele Gregoire

Degree

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

College

College of Education

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0003756

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0003756

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Education. Education -- Dissertations, Academic

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