Term of Award

Summer 1988

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Department

Department of Psychology

Committee Chair

Gary McClure

Committee Member 1

Paul R. Kleinginna, Jr.

Committee Member 2

Philip W. Hurst

Abstract

Two hundred and fourteen elementary school students were classified as Type A or Type B based upon results of the Matthews Youth Test for Health (MYTH) and a modified version of the Jenkins Activity Survey (JAS). Subjects' standardized achievement scores and grade point averages were also obtained from permanent records. No correlation was found between the MYTH's classification of Type A/Type B behaviors and the modified JAS's classification of subjects. Multiple regression procedures indicate a significant correlation between achievement and grade point average, sex of the subject and achievement, and grade point average and grade placement of the subject. Correlations were also found between race of the subject and MYTH scores, achievement, and grade point averages. Suggestions for further research are discussed.

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