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dc.contributor.advisorMayfield, W. A.
dc.creatorPierce, Ronald Dean
dc.description.abstractThis study was concerned with investigating some of the relationships between industrial arts experience and mechanical aptitude of first year occupational education students. The relationships investigated in this research were as follows: 1. The mechanical aptitude of occupational education students who had had industrial arts with those students who had not had that experience. 2. The types of industrial arts courses taken, grade level of first experience with those courses, and length of involvement with industrial arts was investigated. 3. The correlation between the student's second semester grade in his occupational education program and his mechanical aptitude. 4. The mechanical aptitude among ethnic groups (Anglo-American, Mexican-American, and Negro-American) was considered in relation to the industrial arts and non-industrial arts experience with each ethnic group. Mechanical aptitude was defined on a basis of four characteristics: mechanical reasoning, space relation, abstract reasoning, and manual dexterity. The first three characteristics were measured by three sub-tests drawn from the Differential Aptitude Test (DAT). The fourth characteristic, manual dexterity, was measured by Bennett's Hand-Tool Manual Dexterity Test. A total of one hundred fifty - six occupational education students were randomly selected from ten schools, two schools drawn from each of five different school systems. Those systems that were selected to participate in the study were selected from a defined geographical area about the Bryan-College Station area in Texas. The students were administered the tests in the la s t month, May, of the 1972-73 school year..en
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dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectindustrial educationen
dc.titleAn investigation of the relationship between industrial arts experience and mechanical aptitude of first year occupational education students from selected Texas public secondary school systemsen
dc.typeThesisen Educationen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBoone, James L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEarle, James H.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPerkins, Raymond P.
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dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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