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Lubman, Nadia; Doak, Colleen; Jasti, Sunitha – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012
Objective: To assess food label use and skills and to identify their correlates among immigrants from the former Soviet Union (FSU). Design/Setting/Participants: Cross-sectional survey of a convenience sample of 200 FSU immigrants residing in New York City. Variables Measured: Food label use and skills; acculturation; and socioeconomic and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries, Nutrition
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Bybee, Jacquelyn; Cavenaugh, Brenda S. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2013
The Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program provides employment for more than 2,300 entrepreneurs who are legally blind across the United States. Moreover, these entrepreneurs employ an additional 14,000 people, of whom almost 2,000 are visually impaired or have other disabilities (Rehabilitation Services Administration [RSA], 2010). With…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Administrators, State Programs, Blindness
Hiniker, Alexis – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Designers of interactive technologies have long prioritized user engagement, and today's popular end-user products are irresistibly engaging. Modern technology offers enormous value and convenience, but it has also led to widespread feelings of dissatisfaction, and users report wishing they had a different relationship with the technologies they…
Descriptors: Mass Media Use, Family (Sociological Unit), Parents, Children
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Lengyel, Attila; Szoke, Szilvia; Kovács, Sándor; Dávid, Lóránt Dénes; Bácsné Bába, Éva; Müller, Anetta – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This study has two aims. It aims to analyse three essential pre-conditions of an authentic sustainability curriculum (ASC). The theoretical analysis involves the definition of authenticity through the learning outcomes (LOs) framework called authentic minimum (AM). This paper also aims to gauge students' views on economic growth,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Sustainability, Authentic Learning, Outcomes of Education
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education. – 1982
This student manual covers five areas relating to consumer decisions. Titles of the five sections are Consumer Law, Consumer Decision Making, Buying a Car, Convenience Foods, and Books for Preschool Children. Each section may contain some or all of these materials: list of objectives, informative sections, questions on the information and answers,…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Books, Childrens Literature, Consumer Economics
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Slater, Joyce – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
We live in the most complex food environment in human history. Our global food system, which rose over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries, has had an enormous impact on what and how we eat. This arrangement, currently dominated by a small number of "agri-food" companies, has produced an abundance of inexpensive, readily…
Descriptors: Food, Literacy, Nutrition Instruction, Cooking Instruction
Harris-Hollingsworth, Nicole Rosella – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Academic Medical Centers across the United States provide health libraries on their web portals to disseminate health promotion and disease prevention information, in order to assist patients in the management of their own care. However, there is a need to obtain consumer input, consumer satisfaction, and to conduct formal evaluations. The purpose…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Hospitals, Electronic Libraries, Web Sites
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Jeon, Sua; Crutsinger, Christy; Kim, Haejung – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2008
The availability and convenience of the Internet, combined with the variety of products available at any given time, have contributed to the success of online auctions.This exploratory study examined online auction behaviors among college students in an attempt to identify underlying dimensions of auction motivations. Questionnaires completed by…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Consumer Science, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
Barto, Thomas Peter – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Global electronic markets will profoundly impact commerce in the 21 st century. Brick-and-mortar retailers are using technology for electronic marketing purposes where the familiar layout of the physical store becomes a maze of pulldown menus, product indices, and search features creating a new unknown for consumers and concerns for information…
Descriptors: Internet, Vendors, Information Policy, Business Administration
Kim, Jungsun – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Hoteliers have installed new technology, such as self-service and wireless technology, to improve customer service or to increase revenue. However, it seems that they tend to either be unaware of or ignore potential vulnerability of their systems when they add more technologies. The underestimated risks can possibly result in massive losses for…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Intention, Risk, Program Effectiveness
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Suki, Norazah Mohd – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess whether social needs, social influences and convenience of smart phones affects students' dependence on them. This research also examines whether students' dependence on smart phones influences their purchase behaviour. This investigation is conducted among the students in a public university in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Student Attitudes
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Poley, Janet K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Lifelong learning is what happens after the formal schooling process is completed. Most of the individuals pursuing lifelong learning courses are older and are holding various jobs. Distance education offers flexibility and convenience for these individuals. On the other hand, innovation to create access to learning has always been the hallmark of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Distance Education, Consumer Science, Educational Opportunities
DeFrange Coston, Rita Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This qualitative phenomenological study explored the lived experiences of 20 early adopter consumers, who used social networks in their decision-making process to purchase a component or complete high-technology home entertainment system. Four core themes of communication, convenience, cost, and technology emerged. Subthemes encompassed…
Descriptors: Expertise, Social Networks, Information Science, Educational Technology
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Wilkins, Stephen; Epps, Alun – International Journal of Educational Management, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the attitudes of students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) towards non-institutionally sanctioned student evaluation web sites, and to consider how educational institutions might respond to the demands of students for specific information. Design/methodology/approach: The study involved a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Web Sites, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Schools
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McMullan, John L.; Miller, Delthia – International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2010
There is an absence of research on the commercial advertising of gambling as it relates to casinos. This study examines print, radio, television and point of sale casino ads that aired in Canada. Using quantitative and qualitative methods we analyze a convenience sample of 367 ads that aired or were printed in 2005 and 2006. Our findings indicate…
Descriptors: Advertising, Mass Media Role, Audiences, Foreign Countries
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