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Kandiah, Jay; Khubchandani, Jagdish; Saiki, Diana – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2021
The objective of this research was to conduct an assessment of perceived diet quality from a national random sample of American adults and explore how the perceived change in diet quality varied by key sociodemographic characteristics during the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 835 adults across the United States completed a multi-item online survey.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Attitudes, Change, Dietetics
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Caballero, Jennifer; Dayne, Nancy; Reiboldt, Wendy; Tran, Lana – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2021
Remittances, money, or products sent to relatives at a distance is a common practice Filipino Americans use to retain ties and assist their family members living in the Philippines. This study investigated first-generation Filipino Americans' remittance practices and second-generation's intention to remit, to better understand the dynamics around…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Filipino Americans, Family Relationship, Generational Differences
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Stewart, Barbara L.; Stewart, Juliana F. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2021
COVID-19 ignited a revolution in retail. Family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals, including students of retail and consumer sciences, can be the change agents that create the post-pandemic retail future. Massive disruptions to traditional retail practices for both consumers and retailers will result in changed retail environments as the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Retailing, Family and Consumer Sciences
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Reddy, Shweta L.; Stewart, Alyssa Humphries L.; Fortenberry, Sally L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2021
Lighting design is an essential aspect of interior design but very few universities offer students the opportunity to study lighting design in depth as part of their Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)-accredited undergraduate interior design program. This paper makes a case for including lighting design as an indispensable part of…
Descriptors: Lighting, Interior Design, Professional Associations, Sustainability
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Narine, Lendel K.; Meier, Cris – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2021
Extension programming must continue to evolve by meeting the changing needs and interests of residents. Family and Consumer Sciences agents in Cooperative Extension often utilize community needs assessments to inform future programming. However, a needs-based approach alone may not incorporate residents' interest, which is important for…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Program Attitudes, Preferences
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Zorotovich, Jennifer; Dove, Meghan; Myers, Beth – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2021
What it means to be successful in many careers today is best captured by Slaughter (2012): "The American definition of a successful professional is someone who can climb the ladder the furthest in the shortest time.... It is a definition well suited to the mid-20th century, an era when people had kids in their 20s, stayed in one job, retired…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Family Work Relationship, Success, Employed Women
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Arnett-Hartwick, Sally E.; Harpel, Tammy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
The purpose of this research was to evaluate the impact of a poverty simulation on family and consumer sciences (FCS) teachers' perception of poverty. FCS teachers (N 47) from a midwestern state participated in a poverty simulation. Participants completed a questionnaire prior to and following participation in the simulation. Quantitative data…
Descriptors: Home Economics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change, Poverty
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Montgomery, Bette – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Communication is the foundation of professional relationships and collaborative teams within family and consumer sciences (FCS) (Mitstifer, 2014). These relationships and collaborative work may be facilitated through communicative actions. Educational structure is needed to intentionally focus on communicative actions in undergraduate coursework.…
Descriptors: Home Economics Education, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Communication Strategies
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Renwick, Kerry; Smith, Mary Gale – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Food literacy (FL) has become a key concept for many family and consumer sciences/home economics (FCS/HE) professionals, especially those with specializations in dietetics and nutrition, food studies, and education. References to food literacy have grown exponentially since its first mention in the 1990s (Begley & Vidgen, 2016) and are used…
Descriptors: Food, Literacy, Dietetics, Nutrition
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Minkow, Sarah; Gray, Virginia; Rodriguez, Selena Nguyen; Reiboldt, Wendy; Childers, James – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Cooking attitudes and behaviors among college students--and related implications to dietary quality--are largely unexplored. This study assessed the relationship between college students' fruit and vegetable intakes and cooking attitudes, confidence, and frequency (N = 448) using a cross-sectional survey. Hierarchical linear regression models…
Descriptors: College Students, Eating Habits, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Yazedjian, Ani; Lannin, Daniel G.; Parris, Leandra – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Relationship education (RE) has been linked to several short- and long-term benefits; however, less is known about its effects on adolescents' overarching life-goals. This study utilized a multi-method approach to examine whether RE was linked to increases in the relative importance of intrinsic, as opposed to extrinsic, life-goals. Results…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Adolescents, Goal Orientation, Well Being
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Reddy, Shweta L.; Bubonia, Janace – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
The purpose of using technology in education today is to provide students with an opportunity to learn a given topic at their own pace and convenience. Integrating technology into education is of considerable value because using technology effectively has the potential to make learning meaningful (Kirschner, 2015). Within a decade, technology has…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration, Home Economics
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Hustvedt, Gwendolyn – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
The development of home economics as a discipline parallels Industry 2.0 with technology appearing in early home economics research and curricula; introducing electrified technology, most often in the form of appliances, was a distinct and important role for professional home economists. While specific subdisciplines gravitated toward research…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Technology Uses in Education, Equipment
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Fish, Adi; George, Gretchen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
This cross-sectional study examined the association between added sugar consumption and levels of depression in adult women (N=74). The 97-item online survey included Patient Health Questionnaire-9 depression scale, Block Fat/Sugar/Fruit/Vegetable Screener, added sugar knowledge questions, and a question regarding nutrition education referral…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Nutrition, Mental Disorders, Females
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McGregor, Sue L. T. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
In the spirit of the 110th anniversary of the American Association for Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), which was celebrated in 2019, this paper traces Ellen Swallow Richards' lasting contributions to the discipline and profession, focusing on the years leading up to its formation in 1909. Within a span of approximately 15 years, she…
Descriptors: Home Economics, Educational Change, Educational History, Biographies
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