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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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Taylor, Sarah; Xia, Yan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) instructors have the responsibility to prepare their students to work effectively with culturally diverse families. In this article, we present teaching strategies for an online FCS course on culturally diverse families. We analyzed student feedback and reflections on certain teaching strategies to illustrate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism, Consumer Science, Online Courses
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Roy, Roudi Nazarinia; Bradecich, Abby; Dayne, Nancy; Luna, Andrea – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Student-parents are an invisible but growing population on college campuses across the country, yet there is limited research regarding the needs of women who transition to motherhood while enrolled in undergraduate studies. Through focus group and one-on-one interviews with an ethnically diverse group of 11 mothers attending college on the West…
Descriptors: Parents, Mothers, Undergraduate Students, Adjustment (to Environment)
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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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Eike, Rachel J.; Rowell, Amy; Mihuta, Tiffani – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify key virtual-recorded interview (VIR) skills that are essential to Apparel, Design, and Textile (ADT) student performance. The virtual, computer-recording interview platform, InterviewStream, was used as the data collection instrument in this qualitative, exploratory case study. Virtual interviews have been…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Employment Interviews, Textiles Instruction, Design
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Vouchilas, Gus; George, Gretchen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) in family and consumer sciences nutrition and dietetics programs is a tool that can help students in their transition to professionals. Significant issues in the portfolio development process are: content selection, decision to create paper or online formatting, determination of proper timing to begin…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Portfolios (Background Materials), Nutrition Instruction, Dietetics
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Zoumenou, Virginie; Sigman-Grant, Madeleine; Coleman, Gayle; Malekian, Fatemeh; Zee, Julia M. K.; Fountain, Brent J.; Marsh, Akela – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
The purpose of this research was to identify commonly used interactive webinar software platforms and to conduct a testing session on best practices related to an interactive webinar. The study employed the Adobe Connect and the Maestro Conference platforms. The 15 participants experienced five best practices: pre-work, polling, breakout room,…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software
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Marcketti, Sara B.; Karpova, Elena – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Learning through industry collaborations is critical in decreasing the gap between the real world and the academic environment. Working on challenges drawn from industry can increase students' knowledge and future employability, thus enhancing labor force preparation. This study explored students' perceptions (n = 110) of the benefits…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Business Relationship, Classroom Techniques, Creative Thinking
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Yoo, Jeong-Ju; MacDonald, Nora M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The goal of this paper is to illustrate how the promotion of 21st Century process skills can be used to enhance student learning and workplace skill development: thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, leadership, and management. As an illustrative case, fashion merchandising and design students conducted research for a…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Workplace Learning, Process Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Kihm, Holly Spencer – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Children who struggle with weight management often endure a broad range of consequences, including stigmatization, well into adulthood. With an increase in the prevalence of overweight children, there are now more children at risk of being stigmatized. The purpose of this study was to examine stigmatization across the elementary and middle school…
Descriptors: Friendship, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Body Weight
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Diddi, Sonali; Marcketti, Sara B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The concept of learning outside of the traditional, formal classroom setting is an important component of family and consumer sciences (FCS) educational pedagogy. Methods of learning beyond the FCS classroom include visiting museums, accessing archives--both in person and virtually--and participating in field studies (Roehl, 2013). Although many…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Textiles Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Wuest, Beth; Hustvedt, Gwendolyn; Kang, Jiyun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences' (AAFCS) brand, "creating healthy and sustainable families," implies accountability in promoting sustainable consumer behavior. This study compared students majoring in family and consumer sciences (FCS) and its specializations to those majoring in other fields on constructs of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Sustainability, Consumer Economics, Consumer Science
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Branscum, Anne Y.; Sciaraffa, Mary A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The members of the Millennial Generation (born between 1981-1999) are now graduating from college and obtaining their first post-graduate positions. For many Millennials, this will be the first professional interaction they have with mature adults. This study surveyed the attitudes of the Millennial Generation using the Multidimensional Attitudes…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Older Adults, Young Adults
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Heiden, Kathleen; Harpel, Tammy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
Many universities offer courses in multiculturalism to broaden students' perspectives, but are the courses effective? This article explores the effects of using simulations to raise awareness and challenge students' perspectives of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. The results of three simulation activities are presented. Three…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students
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Roofe, Nina; Ryburn, Renee – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The family and consumer sciences (FCS) teacher shortage is one need that can be mitigated by exposing high school students to professional trends and future work settings via service-learning. Such exposure can affect student recruitment by influencing high school students' knowledge and attitudes toward FCS careers. This study explored the impact…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Programs, Student Recruitment, Interdisciplinary Approach
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