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n.1.(Naut.) A mixture of hair and tar for covering the bottom of a ship.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Preliminary validation in Spanish of a scale designed to measure motivation in physical education classes: The Perceived Locus of Causality (PLOC) Scale.
Mouton and Tuma (1988) used the Cleminshaw-Guidubaldi parent satisfaction scale (Guidubaldi & Cleminshaw, 1985), along with the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (Eyeberg & Ross, 1978), the parenting stress index (Abidin, 1986), and the PLOC (Campis, Lyman, & Prentice-Dunn, 1986), to measure mothers' stress, locus of control, and satisfaction in parenting.
Therefore, several items had to be disregarded to improve the original model: PMCSQ-2: one of the cooperative learning, effort/improvement and important role subscales; BPNES: one of the competence and relatedness subscales; PLOC: one of the identified regulation, introjected and external regulation subscales; IMI: one of the enjoyment and pressure/ tension subscales; SGS-PE: one of the responsibility and relationship subscales.
A modified version of Ryan and Connell's (1989) perceived locus of causality (PLOC) scale was used to measure autonomous motivation in PE.
INC-B3-A6-give/put-APL-DTV PLOC the A6-clothes 'They put their clothes there.'
Parent self report measures being utilized include the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL: Achenbach & Edelbrock, 1983), the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI; Eyberg & Pincus, 1999), the Parenting Stress Index (PSI: Abidin, 1997), the Parental Locus of Control Scale (PLOC; Campis, Lyman, & Prentice-Dunn, 1986), the Weekly Record of Anxiety at Separation (WRAS; Choate & Pincus, 2001), and the Therapy Attitude Inventory (TAI; Eyberg, 1993).
The word is thought to have originated from the Celtic 'ploc', meaning large, bull-headed person, or the Dutch 'blok', meaning a fool.
PLoc (the primary direct mail piece used in conjunction with local television and radio advertising)
PUT: x <y, Ploc z> (Rappaport and Levin 1988)
Mothers of violent and nonviolent juvenile offenders will complete the Parental Locus of Control Scale (PLOC) and the Parental Attributions Questionnaire (PAQ) in order to assess their external attributions and child-focused dispositional attributions, respectively.
Un ploc, ploc bref, clair et plutot aigu, qui devient vite exasperant la nuit.