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Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

W. Preston Gleason

First Committee Member

Helmut H. Reimer

Second Committee Member

Arthur H. Maynard

Third Committee Member

William Nietmann

Fourth Committee Member

Dewey Chambers


The purpose of this exploratory study were to determine whether there were differences between poorly adjusted and better adjusted children: (1) in their attentiveness to certain nonverbal cues; (2) in their perception of their own and of significant adults’ nonverbal behavior; (3) in their choices of significant adults; and (4) to determine what, if any, relationships existed among the data.



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