Jon M. Patton

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PURPOSE To evaluate the reliability of the middle school version of the 2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (MSYRBS) questionnaire. METHODS A convenience sample of 232 Midwestern seventh and eighth grade middle school students completed the MSYRBS questionnaire twice in a 2-week period (14 days apart). The MSYRBS questionnaire, which queries a variety of(More)
This study investigates the writing style change of two Turkish authors, Çetin Altan and Yaşar Kemal, in their old and new works using respectively their newspaper columns and novels. The style markers are the frequencies of word lengths in both text and vocabulary, and the rate of usage of most frequent words. For both authors, t-tests and logistic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the psychometric properties of the BMSLSS among 522 college students. METHODS Internal consistency reliability explored scale reliability, factor analysis explored construct validity, known-groups validity was assessed by use of items from the National College Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Harvard National Survey of Alcohol Use,(More)
Fifty-four students were tested at specific time intervals over 10 years to determine best native language (NL) predictors of oral and written foreign language (FL) proficiency and FL aptitude. All participants completed two years of Spanish, French, or German. Each was administered measures of NL literacy, oral language, and cognitive ability in elementary(More)
For signature files we propose a new false drop estimation method for databases with varying record lengths. Our approach provides more accurate estimation of the number of false drops by considering the lengths of individual records instead of using the average number of terms per record. In signature file processing, accurate estimation of the number of(More)
Sediment and nutrient concentrations in surface water in agricultural regions are strongly influenced by agricultural activities. In the Corn Belt, recent changes in farm management practices are likely to affect water quality, yet there are few data on these linkages at the landscape scale. We report on trends in concentrations of N as ammonium (NH(4)) and(More)
BACKGROUND The School Climate Measure (SCM) was developed and validated in 2010 in response to a dearth of psychometrically sound school climate instruments. This study sought to further validate the SCM on a large, diverse sample of Arizona public school adolescents (N = 20,953). METHODS Four SCM domains (positive student-teacher relationships, academic(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the psychometric properties of the BMSLSS-College among 723 college students. METHODS Internal consistency estimates explored scale reliability, factor analysis explored construct validity, and known-groups validity was assessed using the National College Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Harvard School of Public Health College(More)
Tentative final form submitted to the journal, to appear in " Computers and the Humanities " Abstract We analyze four İnce Memed novels of Yaşar Kemal using six style markers: " most frequent words, " " syllable counts, " " word type-or part of speech-information, " " sentence length in terms of words, " " word length in text, " and " word length in(More)
We introduce a systematic approach to language change quantification by studying unconsciously used language features in time-separated parallel translations. For this purpose, we use objective style markers such as vocabulary richness and lengths of words, word stems and suffixes, and employ statistical methods to measure their changes over time. In this(More)