The effects of social learning intervention procedures on occupational social adjustment

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


There are a great number of people whose suggestions and encouragement have contributed to the preparation and completion of this study. Special recognition is due to the committee of faculty evaluating this study through the various stages from inception. I appreciate the patience plus clear arid precise guidance of Tom Hohenshil, and Dennis Hinkle's counsel and completion of the computer analyses of the results of this study, I am grateful for the inspiration Dean Hummel provided especially during the early stages of this project. I wish also to express my thanks to Cherry Houck who’s door was always open and was also instrumental in the inception of this study, I also appreciate Harriett Cobb's perceptiveness and special efforts in dissipating my committee meeting jitters. Finally, I consider myself fortunate to have had exposure to these individual's expertise and vast experiences.

I wish also to acknowledge the assistance and financial support, I received from Charlotte McNulty, SYEP Project Director, and from the Board of Directors of People Places Inc. in Staunton, Virginia. I am indebted to the patience and trust Ms. McNulty repeatedly afforded me throughout the various stages of carrying out this project. The generous offer of the use of equipment .and office space of People Places Inc. is also greatly appreciated.

And finally, I consider myself fortunate to have a wife supportive of my efforts in achieving an advanced degree in education. Her genuine interest in the topic of this study and willingness to listen, proofread, type, and many other supportive actions deserve a special "thank you".