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Walther, Ashley; Dunker, Tara; Franzen-Castle, Lisa; Krehbiel, Michelle – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Physical activity is essential for youth's health, growth, and development; however, only 42% of children in the United States meet physical activity recommendations. Piloted in spring 2016, "WeCook: Fun with Food and Fitness" engaged at-risk youth in physical activity, food preparation, and nutrition education. The objective was to…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Physical Activities, After School Programs, Foods Instruction
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Deaton, Sheri; Carter, Vinson; Daugherty, Michael K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The foundation of the family and consumer sciences (FCS) can be traced back to the legendary Ellen Swallows Richards. Richards was the first female to graduate with a chemistry degree from Vassar College and the first female accepted into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she would eventually become MIT's first female…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, STEM Education, Educational History
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Spangler, Alice A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The purpose of this research project was to explore coverage of obesity-related topics in the early years of "Journal of Home Economics (JHE)." Utilizing HEARTH, a Boolean search for obesity-related terms and topics was used to analyze volumes beginning with 1909, continuing to 1910, and every five years to 1940. Coverage of the obesity…
Descriptors: Obesity, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Nutrition
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Miller, Cynthia L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Most secondary students use social media to connect with friends, but what if there was a way to show them how they can use social media to make a positive difference in the lives of others? This article will (a) explain the difference between digital citizenship and digital leadership, (b) provide examples of how students are becoming digital…
Descriptors: Social Media, Citizenship, Student Leadership, Internet
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Connor, Alicia; George, Gretchen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This study investigated definitions of support, the types of support perceived as helpful, and types of support desired by adult women maintaining recent weight loss. Qualitative data were collected from 15 women across four focus groups. Thematic analysis indicated that "community" and "self-efficacy," both forms of functional…
Descriptors: Females, Body Weight, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups
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Heiden, Kathleen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Research is beneficial for student learning in undergraduate curricula. Undergraduate students who actively participate in research develop problem solving skills and learn to think independently. However, with limited faculty resources at many universities, only elite undergraduate students participate in research programs. This paper provides a…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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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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