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Master of Science

Degree Discipline



It is believed that parental behavior is perhaps the greatest environmental factor in the child's life, and since the childhood period of an individual is thought to be the period in which guidance is most effective, it is felt that it is not enough to know a child's moral ideas of life are wrong but to know the cause of the ideas will aid in the proper procedure for correct guidance.

Teachers in the public schools of the nation often are confronted with child problems of social behavior. To solve those problems it is believed has been a working job for the elementary teachers in the public schools throughout the years. If it is feasible the cause for the child's problems should be known.

It is believed that if the cause of the child's social behavior problems are known the teacher can so guide the child to prevent many social conflicts and to help him make better social adjustments in his environment.

Just as medical science has taught that prevention is better than cure it is understandable that it is better to prevent a behavior problem than to adjust one.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Samuel Walter Davis

Committee Member

J. M. Drew

Committee Member

J. M. Drew

Committee Member

Annie B. Mills

Committee Member

L. E. Scott


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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John B Coleman Library

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Prairie View




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