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Nickols, Sharon Y. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
This article describes various historical research methods and presents examples of their application in family and consumer sciences (FCS). Historical research preserves the heritage of FCS through greater understanding of the development of the field and practitioners of the profession. Furthermore, historical research can revitalize…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Student Research, Research Methodology, Historical Interpretation
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Hodges, Nancy J. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
In January of 2016, the Council of Graduate Schools held a workshop in Washington, DC, on the "Future of the Dissertation." Papers given during the workshop promoted new models for doctoral education and related research practices, specifically focusing on the dissertation. Built on a tradition of apprenticeship, the monographic…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Research, Coaching (Performance), Consumer Science
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Burr, Brandon K.; Hubler, Daniel S.; Kuns, J. Brooke – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Time constraints and financial cost are two of the top barriers to attending relationship education (RE) programs. More and more families experience demands on their time and other resources, which can make attending RE more difficult. Little is known about general preferences pertaining to time and cost of RE. To more effectively inform planning…
Descriptors: Preferences, Barriers, Program Costs, Time Factors (Learning)
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Smith, Bettye P.; Yang, Wenting – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the intercultural learning outcomes for students in the Interdisciplinary Ghana Study Abroad Program. Data were collected from 28 students using the Intercultural Learning Outcomes (ILO) questionnaire containing 29 statements and 5 content domains (functional knowledge, world geography knowledge,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Study Abroad, Global Education, Intercultural Programs
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Kihm, Holly S.; Staiano, Amanda; Sandoval, Patricia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
In Louisiana, 33% of adolescents and 28% of children are overweight or obese (Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, 2011). It is projected that as many as 24,000 more children in Louisiana may become obese by 2020 if the trend continues (Broyles et al., 2011). Researchers have identified several strategies to address overweight among…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Well Being, Student Improvement, Obesity
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Lee, Jonggeun; Marcketti, Sara B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Retail therapy is suggested as a way for consumers to achieve happiness from the negative emotional state of modern life (Kang & Johnson, 2010). The practice of retail therapy has been referred to as "compensatory consumption" because it occurs "when an individual feels a need, lack, or desire which they cannot satisfy with a…
Descriptors: Therapy, Consumer Science, Consumer Economics, Psychological Patterns
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Ahmadi, Reza; Saiki, Diana – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Teachers are not always aware of how the classroom design influences teaching, particularly in many family and consumer sciences (FCS) classes that require studio space, such as apparel and interior design classes. The purpose of this paper is to introduce strategies to assess studio spaces that are designed for enhancement of student learning.…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Consumer Science, Classroom Design, Interior Design
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Russell, Mia B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Organizations are increasingly interested in improving the personal wellness of employees. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore perceptions of wellness and workplace influences among a diverse sample of employees (n = 22) in three Maryland industries. Data were collected using focus group methodology and integrating human needs…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Wellness, Qualitative Research, Work Environment
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Myers, Lori A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Elevating research and supporting scholarship are both a responsibility and core value of all family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals. This responsibility may involve: (1) Introducing the research process under graduate students; (2) Guiding the research of graduate students; (3) Mentoring a junior faculty member to establish a research…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Research and Development Centers, Information Sources, Educational Resources
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O'Neill, Barbara; Xiao, Jing Jian; Ensle, Karen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
This study explored relationships between the practice of following a hand-written or computer-generated budget and the frequency of performance of positive personal health and financial practices. Data were collected from an online quiz completed by 942 adults, providing a simultaneous assessment of individuals' health and financial practices.…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Online Surveys, Adults, Money Management
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Ghighi, Amanda; Maioriello, Gina; Piper, Darlene; Waters, Betty; Vollmer, Rachel L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effects of the meaningful addition of vegetables, using cauliflower and zucchini, to a pizza crust on the likeability of taste, texture, appearance, and overall preference of the pizza. The likeability testing revealed that the cauliflower variation produced an unacceptable product in texture,…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Preferences, Cooking Instruction
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Brown, Virginia; Koonce, Joan C.; Martin, Ken; Kiss, Elizabeth; Katras, Mary Jo; Wise, Dena – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The Extension Committees on Organization and Policy adopted a new Health and Wellness Framework with six priority areas. A health insurance literacy team was appointed to assess current system efforts and develop research, programs, and professional development opportunities. Survey results show that finance educators were the most likely…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Health Insurance, National Surveys, Research Committees
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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
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Godfrey, Roxie V.; Manis, Kerry T. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
To encourage males to enter the teaching field, specifically in family and consumer sciences (FCS), FCS professionals should participate in recruitment initiatives aimed at males. Administrators, teacher educators, career counselors, and FCS teachers can play a significant role in this comprehensive and systematic effort. This paper adopts the…
Descriptors: Males, Teacher Recruitment, Sustainability, Consumer Science
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Ellery, Jane; Ellery, Peter; MacKenzie, Annah; Friesen, Carol – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
For more than a century, improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities has been the cornerstone of the work of family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals. This began with our founder, Dr. Ellen Swallow Richards, and it continues today. As FCS professionals, we focus on helping people make wise, informed decisions…
Descriptors: Well Being, Consumer Science, Quality of Life, Educational Objectives
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