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Hendrix, Vernon L.

Works: 19 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 32 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Vernon L Hendrix
Correlates of Change in Pupil Unit Expenditure Variability by Vernon L Hendrix( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minnesota's attempt to equalize school spending through state payments to low-expenditure districts succeeded only partially in reducing statewide variation in districts' per-pupil expenditures. To test the effects of the state's 1973 law, and to test a new statistical technique for simultaneous assessment of variability in many factors, researchers gathered data on size in 1973, wealth in 1970, per-pupil expenditures in 1973 and 1979, and enrollment trends from 1973 to 1979 for each of 432 Minnesota school districts. Variability in expenditures was measured by the size of the standard deviation from the statewide mean. Data analysis using the new technique showed that variation in per-pupil expenditures across all districts fell 13 percent from 1973 to 1979. The largest reduction in variability occurred among small, low-wealth districts, especially those with declining enrollments. The smallest variability reduction took place in large, high-wealth districts. (Rw)
Input-output relationships in a sample of California public junior colleges by Marvin C Alkin( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a study of relationships between financial input and selected output measures, with statistical control for variations in community characteristics, 15 public california junior colleges were studied with respect to three financial variables (instructional expenditures per average daily attendance (ada) unit, total current expense per ada, and noninstructional expenses per ada) and seven output measures--(1) percent of vocational students completing program or securing relevant employment, (2) percent of enrollment receiving an aa degree, (3) percent of enrollment transferring to senior institutions, (4) percent of enrollment placed on probation, (5) percent of enrollment dismissed, (6) percent of enrollment completing bachelor's degree, and (7) percent of probation plus dismissal. It was found that approximately half of the variation in the output measures and nearly all of the variation in financial input could be explained by differences in community characteristics. Community differences seemed most effective in the determination of the percent of transfer students (85 percent of the variance) and less effective (about one-third of the variance) in determining percent of students earning aa degree, earning ba degrees, and being placed on probation. (Wo)
Comparison of audio tape and lecture procedures in social science 131 by Vernon L Hendrix( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study reports an attempt to measure differences in learners caused by audio tape and lecture procedures in a social science course. The sample consisted of only two classes, both taught by the same teacher. Three measures were used in evaluation of the two procedures: (1) scores on the Allport-Vernon-Lindsey Study of Values; (2) scores on the Sequential Test of Educational Progress, and (3) final course grades. The research design followed pretest-posttest control group procedure. Among the conclusions, it was found that there is no significant statistical difference between the treatments as indicated by the three measures employed. There is substantial evidence that the experimental procedure (tape) is associated with lower drop-out rates than the lecture procedures. The instructor reported more active discussion in the experimental group. It is recommended that if costs, in terms of student and teacher time, are not prohibitive, the tape procedure be continued and refined. Replication of this study has produced similar results. (JC)
Faculty Salary Determinants in a Two-Year Post-Secondary Institution by Michael C Morrison( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study was conducted using the parity-equity model to investigate variances in faculty salaries at North Dakota State School for Science. The parity-equity model specifies three constructs as determinants of faculty salaries: (1) rational equity factors, including years of professional experience, rank, degree, graduate faculty status, tenure status, years in current rank, and administrative responsibilities; (2) nonrational equity factors, including sex, age, years at university, a 9-month versus a 12-month appointment, and former administrative duties; and (3) marketplace influences, as determined by average faculty salaries by college and by department in eight land grant institutions. The study focused on determining the amount of salary variance attributable to these factors; developing a parsimonious regression model of salary; examining the efforts of the independent variable on salary; developing a recursive path model of salary, a block model of salary, and a nonrecursive model of salary; and analyzing the decomposition of salary differentials. The study found that over 80% of the salary variance could be explained by the rational equity variables, with years of experience having the greatest impact on faculty salaries; and that nearly two-thirds of the $224 salary differential between men and women arose from labor market discrimination. The study report includes background information on the parity-equity model, details the statistical methodologies employed, and provides diagrams depicting the statistic models. (Hb)
Selected Governance Management Variables and Program Service Capability in Public Schools by Vernon L Hendrix( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study explored the relationships among service capability (full-time equivalent staff per thousand students by subject matter area) and selected governance/management variables including unit revenues, unit expenditures, enrollment size, valuation, and enrollment trends in local school districts. Data were collected on a stratified random sample of 45 local school districts for a seven-year time period. The results indicated that significant relationships existed between service capability and selected variables and the concept of service capability has considerable potential in dealing with the issue of equal access to educational opportunity. (Author)
A Professional Library for Junior Colleges by Vernon L Hendrix( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The junior college which would keep up-to-date with developments in education must provide a professional library for its staff. Because of its role in our society, the junior colleges must not become dated in the information to which it has access. The professional library is a means of providing new and/or contrasting ideas, and it serves as a valuable inservice education tool. An 86-item bibliography is included in the groupings of (1) higher education, (2) junior colleges, general, (3) administration, (4) facilities, (5) students, (6) curriculum, (7) faculty, (8) finance and public relations, (9) instruction and library, (10) periodicals, (11) research studies and methods, (12) student personnel, and (13) references. (Wo)
State Centralization and Equal Access to Educational Opportunity by Vernon L Hendrix( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study's purpose was to explore the premise that increasing state support for elementary/secondary schools increases equal student access to educational opportunity. Following a brief overview of the background of the problem, including a description of the so-called "Minnesota Miracle" or Omnibus Tax Law of 1971 with its provisions for property tax relief and increased state educational aid, the authors further define the question under investigation and describe the study's limitations. The next section summarizes the design of the study in terms of population and sampling, sources of data, and treatment of data. Having drawn 10 random samples of independent Minnesota school districts for each year from 1969-70 to 1977-78 in order to monitor the impact of the 1970-71 Minnesota school finance reform, the authors collected and analyzed data descriptive of the service capability of three program aggregates (kindergarten, grades 1-6, and grades 7-12), and five subject areas (English, mathematics, foreign language, natural science, and social science). Results, as indicated in five tables, generally support the hypothesis that an increased percent of the state share of funding increases equal access to educational opportunity. (Jbm)
Monitoring Achievement of Educational Governance Management Policy Goals by Charles H Sederberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper reports on a field test of a system for monitoring the achievement of selected educational governance/management goals. The study entailed (1) collection of enrollment, revenue, expenditure, and teacher assignment data from a stratified random sample of Minnesota districts for a seven-year period, 1969-70 through 1975-76; (2) reduction of data into indicators of demand, resource appropriation, resource allocation, and service capability; and (3) testing selected hypotheses to assess the sensitivity and effectiveness of the system or tentative model. The hypotheses tested were concerned with state-local share of school revenue, equalization of expenditures, and equal access to educational services. The stratification of the sample allowed consideration of the effects of enrollment size, wealth (property valuation per weighted pupil unit), level of expenditure, and enrollment trends on unit revenues, unit costs, and service capability. The importance of this research and development effort lies in its attempt to establish a system whereby the impact of state-level legislative and regulatory policies on public school districts can be monitored. The major conclusion of the study was that the proposed system indicated sufficient sensitivity to merit further development. (Author/IRT)
Minnesota's Dependent Education Expense Tax Deduction Law by Vernon L Hendrix( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study evaluates the effects of the Minnesota education expense tax deduction law. The study design was limited, since the Minnesota Department of Revenue declined to participate in the survey. Within these limitations the study looked at (1) the number of tax returns claiming education deductions, (2) the distribution of gross income for those returns with dependent education expense deductions in comparison with those returns that list dependents but claim no dependent education deductions, and (3) the relationship between number and amount of deduction and access to nonpublic education. Findings include: (1) a small but growing number of returns are claiming educational deductions; (2) in 1980 more public school parents and small families were taking advantage of the law; and (3) correlations indicate a strong relationship between income and claiming the deduction. The available data provide no indication of the type of expenditures the deductions pay for, the institutional benefits public or nonpublic schools receive, or the benefits to the parents. The author ends by stating that further study is needed. (Md)
Relationships Between Personnel Policies and Faculty Life-Record Data inPublic Junior Colleges by Vernon L Hendrix( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Administration policies on three independent variables (rank, tenure, and evaluation) result in differential selection of faculty members, as shown by 57 variables in biographical data of such faculty. These variables include age, sex, amount and kind of experience, social skill, community or professional activities, family background, etc. a group of 251 faculty members was selected according to these criteria--(1) full-time status, (2) lack of administrative duties, and (3) teaching assignments primarily in areas approved for state aid. From their responses, a 4-dimensional chi-square analysis was conducted, displaying the interactions among the independent variables and the dependent variables. It was concluded that (1) relationships associated with presence or absence of tenure, either desirable or undesirable, give no indication of the best policy to pursue, (2) relationships associated with evaluation indicate that a formal policy is worthwhile and contributes to effective instruction, and (3) relationships associated with rank indicate that a policy of academic ranking is not worthwhile and interferes with effective operation of the college. This article is published in the "california journal of educational research," volume 15, number 3, may 1964. (hh)
Environmental Differentials of Occupational Programs and EducationalCareer Patterns in Public Junior Colleges by Henry Borow( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the final report of a project initiated in September 1965 to: (1) determine and measure the environmental factors and the social-psychological characteristics of students which are related to the success or failure of occupational programs; and (2) to identify a variety of typical educational career patterns and to isolate teams of predictor variables (environmental, community, personal, and socioeconomic) by which educational career patterns may be significantly differentiated. A battery of tests, inventories and rating scales was administered to 10,857 students in 24 colleges; 9,610 students (89 percent) submitted complete and scorable records. The student data profile was generated through administration of the Junior College Student Inventory and a 15-scale inventory of preferred conditions and rewards of work (Work Values Inventory). Data on environmental influences was gained from a set of four Junior College Environment Scales, a pair of Faculty Preference Scales, and a series of 13 Community Characteristics Indices. A variety of statistical treatments was applied to study variable interactions and their relationships to student program choice, educational career patterns, program completion, and postcollege employment status. Results are described and pertinent literature is reviewed. Sections of the survey instruments are appended. (Author/DC)
A Methodology for Data Structure Assessment in Higher EducationAdministration. Air Forum Paper 1978 by Kenneth G Baltes( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two recent developments in management information system technology and higher education administration have brought about the need for this study, designed to develop a methodology for revealing a relational model of the data base that administrators are operating from currently or would like to be able to operate from in the future. Administrations of higher education have been forced to rely more heavily on information systems to respond to the demands for accountability and allocations of limited resources. Information systems technology through the advent of data base management systems is able to be more responsive to administrative information needs, provided the relationships within the data required by administrators is known. The analysis, conducted at the University of Minnesota, consisted of testing several data grouping techniques including four hierarchical clustering methods, factor analysis, and observation of summary matrices on the data. Complete linkage and average linkage cluster analysis provided what appeared to be the most reliable groupings of the entities and were applied to the data. The methodology does reveal the relationships that respondents perceive to be in the data. The methodology as it was tested was effective as an aid to the data base designer in establishing a relational model of the data base. (Author/JMD)
Functional relationships of junior college environments and selected characteristics of faculties, students, the administration, and the community by Vernon L Hendrix( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparison of "Long" and "Regular" English 101 by Vernon L Hendrix( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Students enrolled in a 5-hour-per-week (long) English 101 class were compared with students taking the same class 3 hours per week (regular). F ratios from multiple linear regression analyses revealed that (1) significant differences existed between the two groups in ACT scores (ACT scores are one criterion used to assign students to long or regular classes), (2) significant ACT score differences existed between students who did and did not subsequently enroll in English 102 in both groups, and (3) no significant differences exist between English 101 grades and grades subsequently earned in English 102 for either group of students. Further analysis, controlling for differences in ACT scores between groups, revealed that if the long and regular groups' ACT scores were equivalenet the percentage of subsequent enrollments in English 102 would also be equal. It was concluded that the long class had educational worth, and further study to identify specific contributing factors was recommended. (MC)
Prediction of Grade Point Average and Selected Course Grades from American College Testing Program Scores and Status as High School Graduate by Vernon L Hendrix( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study reports an attempt to determine the nature and extent of relationships between total grade point average and grades in selected courses with ACT scores and the students' status as high school graduates. In general, it was found that the predictors for individual courses were more accurate than predictors for grade point averages. A correlation of about .60 appears to be the highest that can be expected when grades and grade point averages are the criteria. Conclusions include the warning that there is no philosophical reason to expect or desire a high degree of predictability of grades and grade point averages from ability measures. Low correlation coefficients on these measures may well indicate that the college is providing appropriate programs. A low multiple correlation could also mean that there is not a linear relationship between the criterion, grade point average, and the predictors. (JC)
A Study of the Subsequent Educational Achievement of Students Taking Guided Studies Courses by Vernon L Hendrix( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study reports the subsequent achievement of junior college students taking guided studies courses. Relationships between ACT scores, grades earned in guided studies courses, and subsequent success in college courses were examined. English 101, Communications 131, and Social Science 131 were selected as criterion courses, but the lack of adequate criterion measures made it difficult to draw firm conclusions. With certain courses, a relationship exists between grades earned in guided studies courses, ACT scores, and subsequent success in college. The salvage rate for guided studies courses appears to be low. This study suggests the need for specifically defined course goals, evaluation in terms of these goals, and replication of this study. (JC)
Functional Relationships of Junior College Environments and Selected Characteristics of Faculties, Students, the Administration, and the Community. Final Report by Vernon L Hendrix( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nearly 100 junior colleges were studied to find the interrelationships among college environments and faculty, student, administrator, and community characteristics and to examine the variables that generate and maintain them. Data were gathered on three factors: (1) external determinants (variables like community characteristics, and student and faculty preferences for environmental dimension, each with subsets); (2) internal determinants (Junior College Environmental Scales [JCES], namely, Conventional Conformity, Internationalization, Maturation, and Humanism); (3) criterion measures (outputs of the college and student attitudes to it). For evaluation of college outputs, several indices were used; for student attitudes, two sets of items were used. Of the seven canonical analysis made to estimate the relationships among the three factors, five showed statistically significant correlations. One showed two dimensions between external determinants and the four JCES; the second found three common dimensions between the external determinants and measures of student satisfaction and achievement; the third described the relationship between external determinants and student participation in activities; the fourth associated the JCES with 19 items of student satisfaction and achievement; the fifth correlated the JCES with participation in student activities. Regression analyses are summarized for each of 21 independent variables and 44 dependent variables. Discussion, conclusions, implications, and tables showing all correlations are given. (HH)
Analysis of Grade Point Average and Grades in Selected Courses for Students in Selected Occupational Programs by Vernon L Hendrix( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Comparing the performance of students majoring in Data Processing Programming, Dental Assisting, Electronics Technology and Mid-Management with control groups matched on the basis of sex and ACT scores, no apparant discrimination against the technical majors was found in terms of earned grade point averages or grades in selected courses, with the exception of Dental assistant students' grades in Social Science 131. For overall grade point averages, controls were introduced for high school graduation status and age. Mid-Management and Data Processing Programming students appear to earn higher grade point averages than students not in these programs with the previously mentioned controls operating. In addition, Data Processing Programming students earn higher grades in Business 105 when controls are introduced for Social Science, Natural Science, and Composite ACT scores. (Author/MC)
The Mini-College, Spring, 1968 by Alvin Bean( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study reports the results of teaching junior college students in a block or mini-college plan, in which five teachers shared the same students in a core program of courses. Objectives of this approach included increasing student identity with the college, developing new concepts about team teaching, utilizing the advantages of modern technology in instruction, and increasing student learning. The evaluation of this program included faculty responses, student responses, scores on the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, scores on the Purdue Attitude Scale, ACT Composite scores, and grades earned. Preliminary results indicated no definite gains in instructional efficiency. However, the general reaction by students and by teachers was positive. A value of this study was that it assisted in the identification of instructional problem areas. The report includes data from each of the measurement devices and a copy of the student questionnaire. (JC)
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