G W McGiboney

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The concept of persistence (to hold firmly and steadfastly to some purpose or task) has been reportedly related to personality development, motivation, and locus of control. However, there is a dearth of research on persistence primarily because a widely accepted and validated measure of persistence is lacking. A 1987 measure, the Persistence Scale for(More)
The Hand Test and the High School Personality Questionnaire were administered to 15 boys and 15 girls in Grades 9 and 10 transferred to an alternative school for acting-out behavior. They were of average intelligence. Several significant correlations between Hand Test and High School Personality Questionnaire variables were noted. Results are discussed in(More)
The Hand Test was administered to 40 students (30 male, 10 female) in Grades 8, 9, and 10 transferred to an alternative school for acting-out behavior. 21 days later the students were again administered the test. Responses were significantly consistent over a 3-wk. interval. Results support the reliability of the Hand Test variables related to acting-out(More)
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