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Tiffin, OH, United States

Tiffin University is a private coeducational university in Tiffin, Ohio, United States. Founded in 1888, Tiffin University enrolls 3,498 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at the main campus in Tiffin, Ohio, at the University of Bucharest in Romania, and at several locations in Ohio, including the Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Fremont, and Lima areas, as well as online. The university's mascot is the dragon. Wikipedia.


Hill J.B.,Tiffin University | Mabrey D.J.,University of New Haven | Miller J.M.,Researcher at Large
Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation | Year: 2013

Recently, researchers have become interested in the issue of assessing culpability for terrorist attacks when no one group claims or multiple groups claim responsibility. Several new methods have been put forward for predicting culpability, traditionally assessed by intelligence analysts, using both machine learning and statistical classification models. These models have had varying degrees of success, with new ensemble classification models performing generally better than traditional statistical techniques. This paper applies a relatively new methodology, Random Forests, to the problem of predicting culpability and compares it to some of the more frequently used statistical classification techniques, including multinomial logistic regression and naïve Bayesian classification. Though generally outperforming other techniques, Random Forests struggles with unbalanced data, performing worse than either of the other models tested in the class with the least information. However, this evaluation of Random Forests for the assessment of terrorism culpability is positive. Implications of the model and comparison to other models are discussed and ways forward are suggested. © 2012 The Society for Modeling and Simulation International. Source


Law F.M.,Tiffin University | Guo G.J.,National Changhua University of Education
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology | Year: 2014

This study was designed to fulfill a twofold purpose. First, a 12-session reality therapy drug treatment program to help female drug abusers achieve a better recovery was developed. Second, based on previous research in reality therapy, the Index of Sense of Self-Control in Recovery for Drug Offenders was developed, and the instrument was validated using principal components analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. Later, ANCOVA was used to test the effectiveness of the treatment program. The participants were 48 female drug offenders, who were randomly assigned to equal-sized experimental and control groups. The results of the study showed significant differences in the posttest scores for the sense of self-determination and sense of self-control for the members of the two groups. © The Author(s) 2013. Source


Esawi E.K.,Tiffin University | Esawi E.K.,Bowling Green State University
Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences | Year: 2011

The amphibole group is a complex, coinpositionally diverse group among silicates, and exists in large varieties of rock types and P-T ranges making it very useful P-T and petrogenetic indicator. In 2004 the International Mineralogies] Association (IMA) revised its 1997 nomenclature scheme for amphiboles to accommodate all known amphibole species including several species discovered after 1997. The main difference between the 1997 and 2004 schemes is that amphiboles were divided into five groups in the 2004 scheme instead of four groups in the 1997 scheme. ClassAmp is an MS Excel- VBA program that implements the 2004 IMA revisions of and additions to (he 1997 nomenclature scheme of amphiboles. In addition to implementing the new nomenclature scheme of amphiboles, ClassAmp is flexible where it can be used to classify microprobe or wet chemical analysis; obtain any combination of amphibole's cation names, cation values, structural formula names, structural formula values, groups, names, prefixes, and modifiers: properly format chemical symbols, associated with amphibole nomenclature so that the output can be directly imported to final drafts/publications; and determine pressure-temperature involves amphiboles as well as other petrogenetic determinations. Source


Law F.M.,Tiffin University | Guo G.J.,National Changhua University of Education
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology | Year: 2016

The aim of this study was to explore the correlation of hope and self-efficacy with job satisfaction, job stress, and organizational commitment for correctional officers in the Taiwan prison system while controlling for the shared effects of the nature of the institution (i.e., for male or female inmates) and personal characteristics of the officers (i.e., gender, age, and years of work experience). Hope in the context of this study refers to a cognitive set and motivational state that involves reciprocal interaction between goal-directed energy (agency) and planned pathways to meet the goals (pathway). It is a personality trait of hopefulness, rather than having hope for the prisoners restructuring their future. Self-efficacy refers to the belief that individuals have regarding their ability to perform necessary tasks to achieve goals. Although they share similar constructs, hope theory places emphasis on cross-situational goal-directed thought, whereas the concept of self-efficacy focuses on situation-specific goals. The participants were 133 correctional personnel from two correctional institutions, one with male inmates and the other with female inmates, in central Taiwan. The results of ordinary least squares regression analysis indicated that hope had a significant positive association with job satisfaction and a significant negative association with job stress. Self-efficacy had a significant positive association with job satisfaction and organizational commitment. Finally, job satisfaction had a significant positive association with organizational commitment. © SAGE Publications. Source


Law F.M.,Tiffin University | Guo G.J.,National Changhua University of Education
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology | Year: 2012

This study was designed to fulfill a twofold purpose. First, based on the hope theory framework and previous research, a 16-session hope-based substance abuse treatment program to help female drug abusers achieve a better recovery was developed. Second, ANCOVA was used to test the effectiveness of this treatment model. The participants were 40 female drug offenders who were randomly assigned into experimental and control groups. The 20 experimental group participants received 16 sessions of hope-based substance abuse treatment whereas the 20 control group members were put on the waiting list for another term of treatment. The results indicated that the members of the two groups had significant differences in their posttest scores for recovery goal setting and pursuing, pathway controlling, adequate energy, knowledge of the changing process, ability to cope, adequate cognition, emotion regulation, and self-esteem. © The Author(s) 2012. Source

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