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The Influence of Sea Duty Versus Shore Duty Among Navy Personnel on Their Children's School Success

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dc.contributor.author Ackerman, Andrea L.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-26T19:25:04Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-26T19:25:04Z
dc.date.issued 1993-05
dc.identifier.citation A.L. Ackerman, "The Influence of Sea Duty Versus Shore Duty Among Navy Personnel on Their Children's School Success", Ph.D. dissertation, School of Education, Univ. of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, 1993. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/1727
dc.description This thesis is being archived as a Digitized Shelf Copy for campus access to current students and staff only. We currently cannot provide this open access without the author's permission. If you are the author of this work and desire to provide it open access or wish access removed, please contact the Wahlstrom Library to discuss permission. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study sought to determine the influence of sea duty on the school success of children of Navy personnel assigned to hazardous duty aboard fast attack nuclear submarines. The research sample consisted of two hundred eighty-one sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students from one middle school in a 5897 student school district in Connecticut whose total middle school population was 1277, 479, or 37.5%, of which, resided in homes in which one or both parents were attached to the Naval Submarine Base at New London. The research sample itself represented 59% of the system's total population of middle school children of military background. The study examined the effects of the deployment cycle on the academic achievement, on the academic performance, and on the general behavior in school of those students of military background whose fathers were assigned to sea duty. Achievement scores of sixth and of eighth grade students were derived form the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) while achievement scores of the seventh grade students were derived from the Metropolitan Achievement Tests (MAT-6). Performance scores were derived from report card grades translated into grade point averages. Teacher response to a Likert-type scale rendered data regarding students' general behavior in school. It was hypothesized that there were no significant differences in academic achievement, in academic performance, and in general behavior in school between those students of military background whose fathers were assigned sea duty and those students of military background whose fathers were assigned to shore duty. Hypotheses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, dealing with academic achievement and with academic performance, were tested by tests of independent sample means. Hypothesis 7 was tested by Multiple Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) since its testing instrument involved five separate variables. All of the hypotheses tested were accepted; no significant differences were found in any of the statistical treatments. It is recommended, in light of the reports of school personnel regarding student performance and behavior during periods of deployment of fathers, of the concern of the military in regard to the effects of deployment on the family, and of the considerable amount of existing research supporting the negative effects of father absence on children, that further studies be conducted in anecdotal form utilizing the process of interviews. needed to determine providing of services, Furthermore, additional research is the developing of curriculum, the and the establishing of programs, particularly in light of the abundance of literature regarding mother's response to father absence in terms of its effect on children. Finally, it is recommended that schools which service children of military background work with community agencies on a local level, and, with each other, on a national level, in order to develop curriculum and to establish programs which address the needs of the military child. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Children success en_US
dc.subject Naval personnel en_US
dc.subject School success en_US
dc.subject Sea duty en_US
dc.subject Shore duty en_US
dc.title The Influence of Sea Duty Versus Shore Duty Among Navy Personnel on Their Children's School Success en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.institute.department School of Education en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US


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