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Rusell, Mia B.; Liggans, Girvan L.; Attoh, Prince A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The active engagement of educators within the family and consumer sciences (FCS) discipline is an important area of interest to Cooperative Extension. Using job demands-resources theory (JD-R), this study was designed to investigate the impact of job demands and job resources on engagement of FCS educators. Results showed "job demands"…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Consumer Education, Extension Education
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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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Staiano, Amanda; Kihm, Holly S.; Sandoval, Patricia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Obesity and weight management in children and youth continue to be challenging to address, affecting one-third of children and adolescents in the United States. Fewer than half of children (ages 6-11 years) and 8% of adolescents meet recommendations for daily physical activity. However, exergaming (a physical form of controlling video games) has…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Video Games, Obesity, Body Weight
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Yancura, Loriena – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The term "family caregiving" applies to a variety of caregiving situations: individuals caring for family members who are older adults; grandparents raising their grandchildren without the presence of the children's parents; parents caring for adult children with physical or intellectual disabilities; and minor children providing care to…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Family Role, Older Adults, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
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Makela, Carole – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
It may be time to rethink the divide between occupations often referred to as "career and technical" and those perceived as requiring a bachelor's degree as well as the implications relevant to family and consumer sciences. With various credentials short of the bachelor's degree, including those offered through the American Association…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Development, Career Readiness, Higher Education
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Delgadillo, Lucy M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Failure to meet university standards for research, teaching, and service requirements often results in an adverse decision for tenure and promotion. Usually, college and university committees define the parameters of teaching, research, and service for their institution. However, there is one dimension sometimes included in annual evaluations or…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Faculty Development, Standards, Universities
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Knol, Linda L.; Robb, Cliff A.; McKinley, Erin M.; Wood, Mary – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The purpose of this research was to examine relationships between food insecurity and selected financial indicators among college students living off campus (n = 395), using an online survey. The prevalence of food insecurity was 38.4%. Students who used food assistance programs, experienced exogenous economic shocks, and owed more than $10,000 in…
Descriptors: Hunger, Food, College Students, Student Financial Aid
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Talley, Susan D. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of "Historical Trauma" (HT) as described by Brave Heart (2000), using attachment theory as a basis for analysis. In particular, the concept of boarding school experiences such as the Carlisle schools and continued foster care for tribal children are areas of interest that can be…
Descriptors: Trauma, American Indian Students, American Indian History, Boarding Schools
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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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