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Kim, Joongbaeck; Conley, Meghan E. – Journal of Community Psychology, 2011
This study examines whether and how select individual characteristics moderate the relationship between neighborhood disorder and a sense of personal control. Our findings show that neighborhood disorder is associated with a decreased sense of control. However, regression analyses including interaction terms of neighborhood disorder and some…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Neighborhoods, Individual Characteristics, Whites
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Brookes, Laura; Baille, Daphne – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2011
With the highest incarceration rate in the world, the United States has set an inauspicious precedent. More than 1.7 million American children--one in every 43--have a parent in jail or prison. The generational effects of incarceration are deep and lasting and include vastly increased risks of criminal justice involvement among the children of…
Descriptors: African American Children, Correctional Institutions, Criminals, Nonprofit Organizations
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Rice, Stephen; McCarley, Jason S. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 2011
Automated diagnostic aids prone to false alarms often produce poorer human performance in signal detection tasks than equally reliable miss-prone aids. However, it is not yet clear whether this is attributable to differences in the perceptual salience of the automated aids' misses and false alarms or is the result of inherent differences in…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Response Style (Tests), Young Adults, Performance Technology
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Garcia-Iriarte, Edurne; Suarez-Balcazar, Yolanda; Taylor-Ritzler, Tina; Luna, Maria – American Journal of Evaluation, 2011
Evaluation capacity building (ECB) has become a popular approach for helping community-based organizations (CBOs) to meet their funders' demands for accountability. This case study reports the ECB process with one staff member using a catalyst-for-change approach. The authors analyzed the role of the catalyst in diffusing evaluation knowledge and…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Community Organizations, Case Studies
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Oppenheimer, Caroline W.; Hankin, Benjamin L. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2011
This study used a multiwave design to examine the short-term longitudinal and bidirectional associations between depressive symptoms and peer relationship qualities among a sample of early to middle adolescents (N = 350, 6th-10th graders). Youth completed self-report measures of relationship quality and depressive symptoms at three time points…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies, Depression (Psychology)
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Oyana, Tonny J. – Government Information Quarterly, 2011
Recent literature about broadband telecommunications reveals two major areas that are not only globally gaining prominence, but are also demanding urgent attention from a research perspective. One of the key areas is related to the need to spatially evaluate the availability and deployment of broadband services, especially among urban versus rural…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Urban Areas, Telecommunications, Internet
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Russell, Cianan B.; Weaver, Gabriela C. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2011
We explored the impact of laboratory curriculum on students' understanding of the nature of science at five US universities. The specific curricula studied were traditional (verification), inquiry-based, and research-based. The inquiry curriculum was Inquiries into Chemistry, and the research-based curriculum was developed by the Center for…
Descriptors: Creativity, Scientific Principles, Laboratories, Comparative Analysis
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Swanson, Troy A.; Green, Jeremy – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2011
In the Fall of 2009, the Moraine Valley Community College Library, using guidelines developed by Jakob Nielsen, conducted a usability study to determine how students were using the library Web site and to inform the redesign of the Web site. The authors found that Moraine Valley's current gateway design was a more effective access point to library…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Libraries, Usability, Web Sites
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Lynch, Elizabeth B.; Holmes, Shane – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2011
Objective: Describe lay food group categories of low-income African American women and assess the overlap of lay food groups and MyPyramid food groups. Design: A convenience sample of African American mothers from a low-income Chicago neighborhood performed a card-sorting task in which they grouped familiar food items into food groups. Setting:…
Descriptors: African Americans, Neighborhoods, Mothers, Multivariate Analysis
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Spillane, James P.; Parise, Leigh Mesler; Sherer, Jennifer Zoltners – American Educational Research Journal, 2011
The institutional environment of America's schools has changed substantially as government regulation has focused increasingly on the core technical work of schools--instruction. The authors explore the school administrative response to this changing environment, describing how government regulation becomes embodied in the formal structure of four…
Descriptors: Institutional Environment, Educational Environment, Government School Relationship, Public Officials
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Derby, Dustin C. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2011
Men's alcohol expectancies are an important cognitive-behavioral component of their consumption; yet, sparse research details such behaviors for men in two-year colleges. Selected for inclusion with the current study were 563 men from seven Illinois community colleges. Logistic regression analysis indicated four significant, positive relationships…
Descriptors: Drinking, Males, Community Colleges, College Students
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Klemic, George G.; Lovero, Eveann – Assessment Update, 2011
The authors are members of the Department of Business Administration, one of seven undergraduate departments in the College of Business (COB) at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. As part of both the COB's assessment plan and the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) of their regional accreditor, the authors assessed student learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Models, Higher Education, Evaluation
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2011
If big-city districts are looking to close budget gaps, shuttering schools may not be the best strategy. Closing schools does not save very much money in the context of an urban district's budget, and selling or leasing surplus school buildings tends to be difficult because they're often old and in struggling neighborhoods, a recent report from a…
Descriptors: School Closing, Educational Finance, School Districts, Urban Schools
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Gross, Deborah; Johnson, Tricia; Ridge, Alison; Garvey, Christine; Julion, Wrenetha; Treysman, Anne Brusius; Breitenstein, Susan; Fogg, Louis – Journal of Primary Prevention, 2011
We tested the cost-effectiveness of giving low-income parents childcare discounts contingent on their participation in the Chicago Parent Program, a 12-session preventive parent training (PT) program offered at their child's daycare center. Eight centers were matched and randomized to an experimental condition in which parents received a discount…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Incentives, Prevention, Parent Participation
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Murray, Christopher; Zvoch, Keith – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2011
This study investigates the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the Inventory of Teacher-Student Relationships (IT-SR), a measure that was developed by adapting the widely used Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachments (Armsden & Greenberg, 1987) for use in the context of teacher-student relationships. The instrument was field tested…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Low Income, Validity
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