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
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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College of Education
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Herndon, J S., "The Effects Of Delay Of Gratification On The Academic Achievement, Substance Abuse, And Violent Behavior Of Middle-school Students In Alternative Learning Settings" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2051.