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Paschal, Angelia M.; Mitchell, Jermaine B.; Burton, Wanda M.; Nickelson, Jen; Murphy, Pillar Z.; Ford, Frances – American Journal of Health Education, 2020
Background: Food insecurity is an ongoing national problem and is linked to chronic diseases and other poor health outcomes. Concerning are the rates in racial and ethnic minorities. Food insecurity is significantly high in African Americans older adults. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to use a Community-Based Participatory Research…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Security (Psychology), Minority Groups
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White, Stacey Swearingen – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: College and university campuses serve as a vital test bed for sustainability solutions of various types. To date, though, campus sustainability efforts have focused more on the environmental and economic aspects of sustainability, with less attention to its social aspects. This paper aims to draw on a study of student food insecurity to…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Social Justice, College Environment
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Beam, Maria – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2020
As higher education continues to see a changing student population, there is clear evidence that food insecurity is a real concern on college campuses. The need to increase food availability and access on campuses is critical to the retention and educational experiences of students. Eight students participated in interviews about their experience…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students, Food, Hunger
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Kamphuis, Pascal; Glebbeek, Arie C. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: In this study, we attempt to contribute to the scarce evidence about the relationship between perceived labour market insecurity and worker training investments. Drawing on existing research into framing in decision-making, we investigate whether framing the labour market as insecure increases the willingness of workers to invest in…
Descriptors: Job Security, Decision Making, Job Training, Vocational Education
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Diaz, Jeannette; Gaylor, Rebecca L. – About Campus, 2020
Campus surveys consistently demonstrate that roughly 40 percent of students surveyed report some food insecurity. As with the general population, poor students struggle to purchase sufficient and nutritious food. Data also show how family support, while protective against food insecurity, is no guarantee that students will eat well or eat enough.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Food, Hunger
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Broton, Katharine M.; Miller, Graham N. S.; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background: A substantial share of undergraduates are basic needs insecure, meaning they lack consistent access to essential material goods like food and shelter. These material hardships are associated with poorer academic success, but we know very little about higher education professionals' perspectives on the matter. Purpose: This paper…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Security (Psychology), Undergraduate Students, Food
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Miles, Rhen; McBeath, Bowen; Brockett, Stephanie; Sorenson, Paul – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
Food security is an essential component of material wellness and social justice. This study draws on a 2013 survey of 496 students within a school of social work in a Pacific Northwestern U.S. public university to (a) provide the first estimate of the prevalence of food insecurity among social work students and (b) investigate coping strategies…
Descriptors: Incidence, Food, Hunger, Correlation
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Edwards, Oliver W.; Taub, Gordon E. – School Mental Health, 2017
Children at high risk for going to school or bed hungry are also at risk to develop psychosocial problems at school. These psychosocial problems are associated with bullying. To date, no empirical studies examine the association between going to school or bed hungry (i.e., food insecurity) and bullying. Perceptions of food insecurity are aligned…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Children, Childrens Attitudes, Youth
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Perez-Felkner, Lara; Ford, Jesse Randall; Zhao, Teng; Anthony, Marshall, Jr.; Harrison, Jamaal Andrew; Rahming, Sophia Glenyse – About Campus, 2020
Seventy-five years after the publication of Abraham Maslow's seminal theory on the importance of basic needs (Maslow, 1943), it is now understood that food, housing, and security also matter for college students' learning and success. Sara Goldrick-Rab's (2016) "Paying the Price" cast a spotlight on basic needs insecurity in college,…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Doctoral Students, Security (Psychology), Social Justice
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Worosz, Michelle R.; Farrell, Bridget; Jenda, Claudine A. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This article describes a project to engage sociology students in real-world research designed to foster critical thinking about food security. Faculty-librarian collaboration was an essential component. An open-ended questionnaire was administered to three classes at the end of the semester. Assessed were students' experiences gathering data and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, College Instruction, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Food
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Jose, Kim; MacDonald, Fiona; Vandenberg, Miriam; Williams, Julie; Abbott-Chapman, Joan; Venn, Alison; Smith, Kylie J. – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
Background: Many Australian primary schools have established school breakfast clubs (SBCs) to address concerns about children arriving at school hungry and the subsequent impact on learning but their effectiveness is uncertain. This study aimed to identify the perceived benefits, impacts, operational practices, and challenges of running SBCs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Breakfast Programs, Clubs
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Troester-Trate, Katy Elizabeth – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
As higher education enrollment patterns have changed, so too has the focus for institutional administrators. College students have been shown to be retained at higher rates when they are engaged in supportive services on campus. The Jefferson Community School program was designed to meet the non-academic needs of the community college student…
Descriptors: Hunger, Food, Child Care, Transportation
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Camelo, Karen; Elliott, Marta – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Using survey data collected from 3,245 university students, we examined correlates of frequency of food insecurity and of grade point average (GPA), the association between food insecurity and GPA, and whether food insecurity mediates the associations between student characteristics and GPA. The results indicated that Black, Hispanic, Pell…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students
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Van Hootegem, Anahí; De Witte, Hans; De Cuyper, Nele; Elst, Tinne Vander – Journal of Career Development, 2019
This study investigates the relationship between job insecurity and the willingness to undertake training, accounting for perceived employability. Drawing on conservation of resources theory, we hypothesize that job insecurity negatively relates to the willingness to participate in training to strengthen the internal and external labor market…
Descriptors: Employees, Employment, Job Security, Career Development
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Kenney, Jennifer L.; Young, Sarah R. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
Experiential learning theory suggests that students increase their understanding when given the opportunity to experience a particular situation in addition to learning about it intellectually. This theory was used to construct an assignment to assist social work master's students in better understanding food insecurity and the Supplemental…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Hunger, Federal Programs, Social Work
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