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Wohn, Donghee Yvette; Ellison, Nicole B.; Khan, M. Laeeq; Fewins-Bliss, Ryan; Gray, Rebecca – Computers & Education, 2013
Using survey data collected from a sample of high school students in the United States (N = 504), this study examined how different types of social capital associated with parents, close friends, and Facebook Friends were related to students' confidence about their knowledge of the college application process and their expectations about…
Descriptors: College Choice, High School Students, Social Capital, Social Networks
Wanucha, Meghan; Hofschire, Linda – Library Research Service, 2013
In 2008, researchers at the Library Research Service (LRS) undertook the "U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies" study, with the intent to document the use of various Internet technologies on the websites of public libraries throughout the nation (Lietzau, 2009). The results of that study set a baseline for the adoption…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Libraries
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Treas, Judith; Gubernskaya, Zoya – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2012
Challenging the popular narrative of the long-run decline of the extended family, contemporary studies of intergenerational relations insist that the ties between adult children and their parents are increasing in importance. Although research documents a decline in multigenerational households, there is little empirical evidence on changes over…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Population Distribution, Adults
Donohoe, Holly; Stellefson, Michael; Tennant, Bethany – American Journal of Health Education, 2012
In the last 30 years, the application of the Delphi technique has been increasing. With the recent availability and established popularity of Internet-based research tools, the Internet has been identified as a means for mitigating Delphi limitations, maximizing its advantages, and expanding the breadth of its application. The discourse on the…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Research Tools, Health Education, Research Methodology
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Largo-Wight, Erin; Bian, Hui; Lange, Lori – American Journal of Health Education, 2012
Background: The study and promotion of environmental health behaviors, such as recycling, is an emerging focus in public health. Purpose: This study was designed to examine the determinants of recycling intention on a college campus. Methods: Undergraduate students (N=189) completed a 35-item web-based survey past findings and an expanded version…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Models, Intention, Recycling
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Veletsianos, George; Navarrete, Cesar C. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
While the potential of social networking sites to contribute to educational endeavors is highlighted by researchers and practitioners alike, empirical evidence on the use of such sites for formal online learning is scant. To fill this gap in the literature, we present a case study of learners' perspectives and experiences in an online course…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Socialization, Electronic Learning
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Reich, Stephanie M.; Subrahmanyam, Kaveri; Espinoza, Guadalupe – Developmental Psychology, 2012
Many new and important developmental issues are encountered during adolescence, which is also a time when Internet use becomes increasingly popular. Studies have shown that adolescents are using these online spaces to address developmental issues, especially needs for intimacy and connection to others. Online communication with its potential for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Internet, Individual Development
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Spires, Hiller A.; Morris, Gwynn; Zhang, Junzheng – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
This study focuses on middle grades teachers from the United States and China, the two countries with the highest Internet use, in an attempt to understand both groups' perspectives on integrating new literacies and technologies into their teaching. Survey and focus group results indicate that, although U.S. and Chinese teachers are operating…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Educational Experience
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Castillo, Linda G.; Zahn, Marion P.; Cano, Miguel A. – Journal of College Counseling, 2012
The authors examined the predictors of familial acculturative stress in 85 Asian American college students. Participants were primarily 1st- and 2nd-generation U.S. citizens. Results showed that perceived acculturative family conflict and family intragroup marginalization were related to higher levels of familial acculturative stress for…
Descriptors: College Students, Asian Americans, North Americans, Predictor Variables
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McCullough, Jeffrey; Casey, Michelle; Moscovice, Ira; Burlew, Michele – Journal of Rural Health, 2011
Purpose: This study examines the current status of meaningful use of health information technology (IT) in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), other rural, and urban US hospitals, and it discusses the potential role of Medicare payment incentives and disincentives in encouraging CAHs and other rural hospitals to achieve meaningful use. Methods: Data…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Incentives, Hospitals, Radiology
Specht, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
After an examination of the current issues related to the shortages of nurses and nursing faculty in the United States, the importance of facilitating the transition of interested nurse clinicians into their roles as nurse educators in order to address the decreased number of nurses and nursing faculty became apparent. Mentoring in nursing…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nurses, Role Conflict, Figurative Language
Ray, Laurie – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The intent of this research was to describe school-based physical therapists in North Carolina (NC) and examine relationships between personality traits of this group, their job satisfaction and their perception of factors that influence decisions to remain at or leave their jobs. School-based physical therapists across NC (n=97) anonymously…
Descriptors: Physical Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Educational Environment, Personality Traits
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Park, Hee Sun; Smith, Sandi; Klein, Katherine A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
This study examined estimation and accuracy of normative perceptions for students during one celebratory drinking occasion. Students who drank on St. Patrick's Day overestimated the percentage of others who also drank, whereas the students who did not drink on St. Patrick's Day underestimated the percentage of others who also did not drink. The…
Descriptors: Drinking, Student Behavior, College Students, Student Attitudes
Duhainy, Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is increasingly common. Its use for specific applications has been mandated by a number of major retailers, as well as by the U.S. government; however, core RFID technologies and networks lack consistent approaches to maximize the efficiency and security of RFID applications. The purpose…
Descriptors: Patients, Social Change, Internet, Technology
Chen, Chun-I Philip – ProQuest LLC, 2010
It is generally believed that Business to Business (B2B) e-commerce has a great impact on business performance improvement. Considerable research also shows that another dependent variable, B2B e-commerce success, can be a good overall measure of B2B systems. This paper investigated and examined the impact of several factors, which are either…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models, Performance Technology, Information Technology
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