Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 3 of 3

Full-Text Articles in Education

Debt Relief Or Debt Cycle: A Secondary Analysis Of The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (Hipc) Initiative In African Nations, Misam B. Ali Nov 2011

Debt Relief Or Debt Cycle: A Secondary Analysis Of The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (Hipc) Initiative In African Nations, Misam B. Ali

The McNair Scholars Research Journal

In 1996, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank launched the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative. The HIPC Initiative is a comprehensive approach to debt reduction designed to ensure that no poor country faces a debt burden it cannot manage (International Monetary Fund, 2011). To date, debt reduction packages providing US $72 billion under the HIPC Initiative have been approved for 36 countries, 32 of them in Africa (International Monetary Fund, 2011). Under the HIPC Initiative, the World Bank and IMF Boards first decide whether or not a country is eligible for debt relief (decision point document). In ...


Factors Associated With Participation And Retention In A Group Treatment For Child Sexual Abuse, Mollie Dittmer, Grace Hubel, David J. Hansen Nov 2011

Factors Associated With Participation And Retention In A Group Treatment For Child Sexual Abuse, Mollie Dittmer, Grace Hubel, David J. Hansen

The McNair Scholars Research Journal

The current study examines factors associated with participation and retention in a child sexual abuse (CSA) outpatient program. Participation and retention are vital if children are to receive the intended benefits of treatment designed to promote healthy coping following CSA. However, little is known about factors that impede or encourage families to consistently attend sessions. Several factors possibly related to child participation and retention were examined, including demographic variables such as income level and education, characteristics of the abuse, and parent and family pretreatment functioning. Participants in the sample included 175 children and adolescents and their non-offending primary caregivers seeking ...


Relationship Of Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors Of Primary Caregivers With A History Of Sexual Abuse And Perfectionism In Their Sexually Abused Children, Alyssa Lundahl, Tiffany West, Elaine K. Martin, Christopher Campbell, Jayci Vanderbeek, David J. Hansen Nov 2011

Relationship Of Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors Of Primary Caregivers With A History Of Sexual Abuse And Perfectionism In Their Sexually Abused Children, Alyssa Lundahl, Tiffany West, Elaine K. Martin, Christopher Campbell, Jayci Vanderbeek, David J. Hansen

The McNair Scholars Research Journal

Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is associated with many short- and long-term sequelae including obsessive-compulsive behaviors (OCB) and perfectionism. Research suggests that the expression of child perfectionism may be influenced by caregivers’ OCB and CSA history. Caregivers with a CSA history may engage in dysfunctional parenting styles associated with child perfectionism, while children of caregivers with OCB may exhibit increased perfectionism due to genetics and/or the internalization of their parents’ perfectionist tendencies. However, given the high prevalence of OCB among those with a CSA history, the relationships among caregivers’ expression of OCB, caregivers’ CSA history, and child perfectionism is unclear ...