Association for Behavior Analysis International

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31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

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Symposium #47
Int'l Symposium - Improving a Mexican MA Program: Encouraging Students to Present Their Research Projects Internationally
Saturday, May 28, 2005
2:30 PM–3:50 PM
Private Dining Room 2 (3rd floor)
Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Sebastian Figueroa Rodríguez (University of Veracruz, Mexico)
Abstract: Past years were showed some strategies to improve a Mexican MA’s Program, in order to get Accreditation. One of those, is that Students finish their dissertation using a Thesis Supervisory System (OBM), in lesss than a scholar year. Another, is that students present their research projects in both national and international conventions. Papers at this symposium is a sample of three students and a graduate, presenting their dissertation or advances, in topics such as: follow-up studies, faculty health and atypical adolescents sexuality.
Follow-Up Study as a Device to Asses a Graduate Program: A Proposal
ANA D. LÓPEZ-SUÁREZ (University of Veracruz, Mexico)
Abstract: As a result of a Master dissertation, it’s proposed a questionnaire that takes on account some Accreditaton criteria for Mexican Graduate’s Program, based on a systemic vision of educational evaluation (McCarty, 1998; McMahon, 1993; Carrión Carranza, 2001; Martínez Rizo, 2000). It has two finalities: a) To get information regarding to a follow-up study; b) To asses a Graduate Program.Device is integrated by seven categories: Identification; academic history; laboral location and performance; curriculum; scientific and academic activities; satisfaction and services.Seven factors are pretend to asses: Graduation rate; value for their job; relevance; impact; satisfaction; productivity and received services. Evaluator assigns points depending on the answer in selected questions, in order to measure each factor. He or she adds those points getting a score. Then makes a judgement about program’s Quality related to that factor.
Accreditation: Graduates' Follow-Up and Post-Degree Vocational Aspects
RODOLFO JAIMES-DEL-MORAL (University of Veracruz, Mexico), Sebastian Figueroa Rodríguez (University of Veracruz, Mexico)
Abstract: This study’s purpose is to know Master’s Program impact (Dependent variable) in students’ and graduates’ training and labor market. It’s very important to observe: academic degree, laboral location, performance, graduation rate, scientific-academic activity, satisfaction, services, value for their job and relevance (Independent variables). Criterions used to qualify all these aspects will be external, in order to get accreditation.Another objective is to know if Graduate’s vocational interest in certain knowledge scope is equivalent to their laboral activities.This is an application of a proposal questionnarie for a follow-up study by López-Suárez (2004), adding vocational factor as innovation.
Burnout Syndrome Prevalence in Academic Employees
ALEJANDRA BONOLA-JIMÉNEZ (University of Veracruz, Mexico), Sebastian Figueroa Rodríguez (University of Veracruz, Mexico)
Abstract: Previous research said that people living with high burnout syndrome levels on their daily life, their performance at job will suffer several effects. The objective of this project is to determine if the burnout syndrome negatively affects academic productivity of employees of a Research Mexican Institute. The project is a case study, with a sample integrate by volunteer researchers and professors, each month there is a comparison between results of the MBI test (Maslach and Jackson, 1986) and their academic production record. Every member of the sample has their own academic goals. This is what will be compared along an institutional period (one semester) with the test results. All the final data are still in process to bee analyzed. Information and Knowledge produced by this research will be useful to improve faculty health, therefore their productivity.
Sexuality Styles Between Typical Adolescents and Adolescents with Different Characteristics: A Comparitive Study.
KARLA M. REYNOSO-VARGAS (University of Veracruz, Mexico), Sebastian Figueroa Rodríguez (University of Veracruz, Mexico)
Abstract: The study’s objective is to examine different attitudes on sexuality between two groups: typical adolescents and adolescents with different physical, psychological and social characteristics (or “atypical” adolescents). The study takes into consideration the following aspects of sexuality: friendship with boys, friendship with girls, attachment, genital proximity, fantasy, evocation, emotions, sexual preference, and sexual development. The study is comparative, using a non-probabalisitic and intentional sample for adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age who may be considered, on one hand, typical, and on the other, atypical, or with different characteristics according to criteria of gender and age. The results are in process.



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