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Analysis of variance tests showed significant differences across first-year majority and minority students on (a) POB full-scale scores and Career-Related Barriers subscale; (b) PACCC-RV-II full-scale scores, Contextual Satisfactoriness subscale, Contextual Satisfaction subscale, and Ethnocultural Difference subscale; and (c) MEIM full-scale scores; Affirmation, Belonging, and Commitment subscale; and Identity Search subscale.
Recent studies (Hutz et al., 2003; Martin et al., 1999) have indicated subscale alpha coefficients of .86 for Ethnocultural Difference (measuring the degree to which individuals believe their culture is similar to the environment's), .78 for Contextual Satisfactoriness (measuring the degree to which individuals believe they can meet the demands of the university environment), and .85 for Contextual Satisfaction (measuring the degree to which individuals believe the environment is able to meet their needs).
The performance measure used was the Minnesota Satisfactoriness Survey (MSS) (Gibson et al., 1977).
There was nothing wrong with focusing on the correspondence between satisfaction and satisfactoriness and trying to predict tenure.
Social skills, in this theory, are instrumental tools for increasing employees' satisfaction and satisfactoriness to their employers through their abilities to negotiate correspondence between self and the environment.
Prediction of satisfactoriness and satisfaction: An 8-year follow up.
Lubinski, 2000; Scarr, 1996; Schmidt, Lubinski, & Benbow, 1998), these two notions of correspondence suggest that people require information about both their abilities and their preferences (as well as the ability demands and the rewards of the environment) to make educational and vocational decisions that optimize their own satisfaction and satisfactoriness. Indeed, vocational counselling has long posited the importance of both abilities and interests in vocational adjustment; an assumption supported by substantial research demonstrating that individual differences in both ability- and interest-based fit influence a variety of developmental-, achievement-, and adjustment-oriented outcomes (e.g.
Unfortunately, the cost associated with treating and living with a serious medical condition can quickly erode the satisfactoriness of wage and salary levels (McMahon, 1979).
fellows." He makes no comment about the satisfactoriness of Indian
Wilson's classic discussion of relevance concludes that it would be simpler to replace use of the word "relevance" by separate words for the three different meanings that he discusses: logical relevance, a suitable documentary means to ends, and satisfactoriness (Wilson, 1968, chapter 4).
Lending support to this interpretation, leading proponents of a preference-satisfaction conception of well-being call for well-being to be measured by reference either to general laws of psychology (74) or through thought experiments in which an observer imagines others' psychological states and compares their intensity or satisfactoriness with her own.
These improvements are documented over time and their satisfactoriness is attested to by the record of these improvements and by the teacher's continued or increased use of a particular approach or components of that approach.