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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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Rembles, Jessica; Vollmer, Rachel L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Fathers of preschoolers (N 47) responded to six open-ended questions regarding snacks via Qualtrics to understand how fathers perceive snacks. Most fathers were White (85%), well educated (72% had bachelor's degree or higher), and married (98%). Content analysis was applied to survey responses, and themes were identified. Three overarching themes…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Fathers, Food, Parent Attitudes
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Kihm, Holly S.; Slawson, Jayetta – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Experiential education is a highly prized and effective interdisciplinary methodology to supplement classroom instruction and to improve student learning. Experiential theories have a wide reach, traceable to Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates. John Dewey's pivotal work "Experience and Education," first published in 1938, is canonical in…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Experiential Learning, College Seniors, Student Projects
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Taylor, Sarah; Xia, Yan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals frequently work as advocates for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). The purpose of this study was to explore IPV advocacy at the individual, relational, community, and societal levels of the Social Ecological Model (SEM) and to provide suggestions for FCS courses based on findings. This…
Descriptors: Home Economics Teachers, Family Violence, Advocacy, Higher Education
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Nigg, Jessica K.; Arendt, Susan W. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
The roots of modern hospitality teachings are evident in the beginnings of family and consumer sciences (FCS). Land-grant universities of the Midwest (such as Iowa State University and Kansas State University) did not simply teach cooking and sewing, but they also taught "budgeting, table service ... and the production and marketing of…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Tourism, Consumer Science, Education
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Newcomb Hopfer, Elizabeth; Lee, Sung-Jin – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
The "Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences" ("JFCS") reflects the broad scope and reach of the family and consumer sciences (FCS) discipline through its inclusion of Scholarship, Practice, Strategies, Features, Reflections, and other articles that span content areas, settings, populations, issues, and methodologies.…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Home Economics, Periodicals, Bibliometrics
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Alharbi, Mashael – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Photographs are often overlooked as a source of historical data, which is unfortunate. The old adage "a picture speaks a thousand words" holds true. Burke (2001) observed that photographs convey "forms of realities, which carry and contain individual readings or 'truths' and open up new spaces from which to pose different…
Descriptors: Photography, Males, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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