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The Academic Identity Development Of African American Girls, Aisha T. White Jan 2015

The Academic Identity Development Of African American Girls, Aisha T. White

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This research examined the academic identity development of 11 African-American high school girls. Academic identity is considered a lesser known yet important factor in the school achievement of African-American students. However, research exploring the psychosocial process of developing an academic “self” among African-American girls is almost non-existent. Traditional research has focused mainly on the academic deficits of African-American girls in school. Additionally, identity research has traditionally examined African-American girls’ experiences by racial or gender-distinct categories. However, this study explored the processes of the academic identity development of a sample of African-American girls using Positive Youth Development as a strengths-based approach ...


Predictors Of Mother-Infant Interaction Quality: The Role Of Parental Social Cognitions And Parenting Stress, Melissa E. Clucas Jan 2015

Predictors Of Mother-Infant Interaction Quality: The Role Of Parental Social Cognitions And Parenting Stress, Melissa E. Clucas

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Using a social cognition theoretical lens and based upon tenets from symbolic interactionism theory, this study explores the influence of parental social cognitions and parenting stress on the quality of the parent-infant interaction. Parenting stress, parent expectations of self in the parenting role, parent expectations of infant development, and observations of parent-infant interactions were obtained from 150 mother-infant dyads. Hierarchical linear regression analyses tested the hypothesis that parenting stress mediates the relationship between parental social cognitions and quality of the parent-infant interaction. After controlling for maternal age, parent expectations of self in the parenting role were not related to observed ...


Development Of 4-H Youth Leadership Skills: A Retrospective Approach With Emerging Adults, Ashley Nicole Kinkade Jan 2015

Development Of 4-H Youth Leadership Skills: A Retrospective Approach With Emerging Adults, Ashley Nicole Kinkade

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Guided by Lerner's (2005) positive youth development theory and Kouzes and Posner's (2002) five fundamental practices for effective leadership, this qualitative investigation describes how emerging adult (18-25 years) aged alumni of Iowa 4-H internalize, apply, describe and use the leadership skills they gained as youth participants in the Iowa 4-H program. Seven themes arose when discussing how Iowa 4-H alumni describe and internalize effective leadership, including leading by example and encouraging others as the two most prevalent themes. Four additional themes arose as knowledge and skills Iowa 4-H alumni possess and attribute to their 4-H experience, including the ...


The Transition To Kindergarten: Factors Associated With A Positive Adjustment, Abby Marie Copeman Petig Jan 2015

The Transition To Kindergarten: Factors Associated With A Positive Adjustment, Abby Marie Copeman Petig

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The transition to kindergarten represents a significant milestone in the lives of young children and their families. This period may be both exciting and challenging for families, and there are efforts that parents and educators can make to help ease difficulties that arise during the transition. Working within the framework of Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model and the concept of academic socialization, the current study used the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study – Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) to explore the associations among transition activities, beliefs about school readiness skills, parental involvement in school-based activities, and children’s adjustment to kindergarten. Children in ...


The Relationship Between Perceived Discrimination, Economic Pressure, Depressive Symptoms, And Educational Attainment Of Ethnic Minority Emerging Adults: The Moderating Role Of School Connectedness During Adolescence, Yuk Ching Pang Jan 2015

The Relationship Between Perceived Discrimination, Economic Pressure, Depressive Symptoms, And Educational Attainment Of Ethnic Minority Emerging Adults: The Moderating Role Of School Connectedness During Adolescence, Yuk Ching Pang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Rising rates of the ethnic minority population in the United States have resulted in a plethora of research addressing minority adolescents' and adults' experiences with stress and discrimination as they reside in the United States. While many studies have focused on the negative impact of both racial discrimination and economic stress that can lead to poorer psychological and academic outcomes, fewer studies have addressed protective factors that can help them to cope with these negative experiences over time. Utilizing data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), a longitudinal study that examines adolescents and their ...


Stress: Taking Charge—Helping Children Manage Stress, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana L. Baltimore Mar 2012

Stress: Taking Charge—Helping Children Manage Stress, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana L. Baltimore

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Tips to help children learn ways to handle new or frustrating situations and manage stress. Includes signs of stress in children, how stress affects differing personalities, and what to do to help both easy-going and aggressive personalities deal with stress.


Stress: Taking Charge—Managing Stress In Midlife Families, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana L. Baltimore Mar 2012

Stress: Taking Charge—Managing Stress In Midlife Families, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana L. Baltimore

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Find tips to manage when responsibilities for both older family members and your adult children "sandwich" you in and jeopardize your own mental and physical health. Includes tips for handling money issues, making decisions for aging parents, and coping when adult children move back home.


Dare To Excel: Activities Beyond School, Kimberly A. Greder Feb 2012

Dare To Excel: Activities Beyond School, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Offer children activities beyond school to help them learn more about themselves and their world. Gives ideas for where to find activities that stimulate kids’ brains, help them develop self-confidence, and strengthen their belief that they can accomplish goals. Also gives tips to avoid over-scheduling youngsters.


Dare To Excel: Service Learning, Kimberly A. Greder Feb 2012

Dare To Excel: Service Learning, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Help your children grow through service learning as they apply classroom knowledge to meaningful and needed services in the community. Includes ways to give kids a chance to experience personal responsibility and positive social behavior while developing a closer bond with their school and community.


Dare To Excel: Physical Activity, Kimberly A. Greder Jan 2012

Dare To Excel: Physical Activity, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Promote a healthy lifestyle for your children with tips in this newsletter. Most kids want to be physically active – help them move and develop stronger muscles and bones, lower their blood pressure, and maintain a healthy weight. Includes a 10-question survey to evaluate your home environment.


Dare To Excel: Summer Success, Kimberly A. Greder Jan 2012

Dare To Excel: Summer Success, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Help your child maintain school learning over the summer. Includes tips to prevent summer learning loss; summer activities that nurture respect and cooperation; and ways to maintain routines when school is out.


Stress: Taking Charge—Common Stresses For Parents Of Teens, Kimberly A. Greder Dec 2011

Stress: Taking Charge—Common Stresses For Parents Of Teens, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Find ways to manage new conflicts and stressors that develop as the parent-child relationship changes during the teen years.


Dare To Excel: Online Safety, Kimberly A. Greder Dec 2011

Dare To Excel: Online Safety, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Take a look at online safety – the Internet can be a dangerous place for children. Includes tips to reduce a child’s risk of being victimized; signs a child might be at risk of an online predator; ways to set up controls on your computer; and ways to keep your child safe from cyber bullying.


Stress: Taking Charge—Managing Stress In Young Families, Kimberly A. Greder Nov 2011

Stress: Taking Charge—Managing Stress In Young Families, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Find tips to manage time and money, resolve conflicts, plan food at home, and eat well.


Science Of Parenting: Help Children Discover Answers With Project-Based Learning, Kimberly A. Greder Aug 2011

Science Of Parenting: Help Children Discover Answers With Project-Based Learning, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Project-based learning is another way parents can help their children learn about and understand the world around them.


Living With Your Teenager: The Changing Parent-Child Relationship, Kimberly A. Greder Nov 2008

Living With Your Teenager: The Changing Parent-Child Relationship, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about the struggles between parents and teens, along with the helpful attitudes and expectations that will ease parent/teen conflicts.


Understanding Children: Self-Esteem, Lesia L. Oesterreich Sep 2007

Understanding Children: Self-Esteem, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Self-esteem involves developing a sense of self-worth by feeling lovable and capable. Children tackle this task differently at different developmental ages. Learn about those differences and what parents can do.


Understanding Children: Children And Sleep, Lesia L. Oesterreich Aug 2007

Understanding Children: Children And Sleep, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Regular rest and sleep are necessary for children. Read about children's sleep needs, routines, and common sleep problems that may arise.


Understanding Children: Sibling Rivalry, Lesia L. Oesterreich Feb 2007

Understanding Children: Sibling Rivalry, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Constant fighting, put downs, and arguing among children cause frustration and concern in most parents. Some bickering is normal among brothers and sisters. Included are ideas to help reduce your frustration over quarrelsome siblings and lessen the fighting too.


Understanding Children: Moving To A New Home, Lesia L. Oesterreich Apr 2004

Understanding Children: Moving To A New Home, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Moving to a new home creates challenges for children through new situations and strong emotions. Learn how different age groups might react to moving and what you can do to help.


Understanding Children: Language Development, Lesia L. Oesterreich Jan 2004

Understanding Children: Language Development, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

When you take time to listen, talk, read, sing, and play games with your child, you help teach important language skills that last a lifetime. Learn typical language skills and how to nurture those skills in age categories from newborns up to age six.


Understanding Children: Fears, Lesia L. Oesterreich Nov 2003

Understanding Children: Fears, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

This publication discusses common childhood fears and how parents can help. Includes a section on nightmares and night terrors.


Understanding Children: Temper Trantrums, Lesia L. Oesterreich Nov 2003

Understanding Children: Temper Trantrums, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Temper tantrums are a normal part of growing up for all children. There are no magic cures, but there are some successful techniques that can help you manage and prevent them.


Understanding Children: Toilet Training, Lesia L. Oesterreich Nov 2003

Understanding Children: Toilet Training, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Toilet training is a big step in a young child’s life. Learn how to tell if your child is ready and ten steps to successful toilet learning.


Understanding Children: Learning To Read And Write, Lesia L. Oesterreich Nov 2003

Understanding Children: Learning To Read And Write, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learning to read and write is an exciting adventure for a young child. Discover ideas to encourage your child to read and write and the five stages of reading development.


Understanding Children: Toys, Lesia L. Oesterreich May 2001

Understanding Children: Toys, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Toys bring a great deal of joy to children, but they also can be valuable learning tools. Includes a chart of toys to choose and avoid by age group.


Ages And Stages: 12–18 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich May 2001

Ages And Stages: 12–18 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 12- to 18-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Ages And Stages: 18–24 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich May 2001

Ages And Stages: 18–24 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 18- to 24-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Preschooler, Lesia L. Oesterreich Apr 2001

Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Preschooler, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Preschoolers are delightful to have around, but at times can be quite a challenge. Learn how to understand your preschooler and about effective discipline ideas.


Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Toddler, Lesia L. Oesterreich Apr 2001

Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Toddler, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Setting limits and maintaining control are difficult tasks with toddlers because they are so independent, yet have so few skills to communicate and solve problems. Learn how to understand toddlers and about helpful discipline tools.