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Social And Individual-Level Identities And College Male Alcohol Use Behaviors: Examining The Utility Of Protective Behavioral Strategies, Robert Bearden Whitley Jul 2021

Social And Individual-Level Identities And College Male Alcohol Use Behaviors: Examining The Utility Of Protective Behavioral Strategies, Robert Bearden Whitley

Dissertations

Recent literature has consistently identified conformity to traditional masculine norms as motivating hazardous drinking behaviors of college men. Given the high prevalence of hazardous drinking among college men and the particular negative consequences that emerge secondary to it, additional research is needed in this area to better identify possible intervention targets. The present study sought to better elucidate the proximity of male norm conformity to drinking behaviors through including a specific identity factor related to alcohol use: drinking identity. Secondary to this goal, this study also sought to examine how these factors of identity predicted the safe drinking behaviors of ...


The Power Of Presentation: How Attire, Cosmetics, And Posture Impact The Source Credibility Of The Female Expert Witness, Alexandra Repke Jul 2021

The Power Of Presentation: How Attire, Cosmetics, And Posture Impact The Source Credibility Of The Female Expert Witness, Alexandra Repke

Dissertations

While previous research has examined behavior-based presentation styles of the female expert witness in light of source credibility, further research is required to examine the effect of other modifiable factors on her credibility, since perceived credibility affects the intermediate judgments that lead to ultimate legal decisions. This study investigated the impact of both behavior-based (i.e., posture) and appearance-based (i.e., attire and cosmetic use) factors on the female expert witness’ source credibility Model attractiveness served as a covariate in this study. A four-way (2 x 2 x 2 x 2) between-subjects analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) revealed that, beyond an ...


Workplace Microaggressions Experienced By Sexual Minorities: Relationships To Workplace Attitudes, Mental Health, And The Role Of Emotional Distress Tolerance, Dylan Richard Jul 2021

Workplace Microaggressions Experienced By Sexual Minorities: Relationships To Workplace Attitudes, Mental Health, And The Role Of Emotional Distress Tolerance, Dylan Richard

Dissertations

Overt discrimination against sexual minorities in the workplace has been a topic of research and current political debate. However, little is known about a more nuanced form of workplace discrimination against sexual minorities: microaggressions. However, research has established clear mental health consequences of everyday microaggressions (e.g., increased depressive and anxiety symptoms, suicidality, lower life satisfaction, and physical health symptoms) against racial and sexual minorities. The current study aimed to explore correlates of microaggressions in the workplace, specifically workplace attitudes (e.g., job satisfaction and job stress) and mental health symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, and stress). Further, emotional distress ...


Volume 9, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2020/21, Stacy Creel Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D. Jan 2021

Volume 9, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2020/21, Stacy Creel Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting refereed open-access e-journal, Volume 9, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2020/21)


The Value Of Local Authors: A Survey Of The Mission Statements And Submission Guidelines Of Local Author Collections, Rachel Mcmullen Jan 2021

The Value Of Local Authors: A Survey Of The Mission Statements And Submission Guidelines Of Local Author Collections, Rachel Mcmullen

SLIS Connecting

This research examines the mission statements and submission guidelines of local author collections in public libraries to determine in what ways these collections emphasize the communities they represent, the extent to which all members of the community are represented by the collection, and how these collections are accessed by the community.


The Natchez Museum Of African American History And Culture, Danielle A. Terrell Jan 2021

The Natchez Museum Of African American History And Culture, Danielle A. Terrell

SLIS Connecting

The Natchez Association for the Preservation of African American History and Culture (NAPAC) is a repository of local history that spotlights the life of black citizens from the turn of the century to the modern-day. What makes the NAPAC Museum unique is that it collects history that is only native to Natchez, Mississippi. The rich heritage of the African American culture is interpreted through artifacts and other relics that allow one to focus on what was then and what is now. The purpose of this study is to document the collections, organization, events, and degree of digitization of the museum.


Exploring Data Mining Research In West Africa: A Bibliometric Analysis, Oladosu O. Oladimeji, Olayanju O. Oladimeji Jan 2021

Exploring Data Mining Research In West Africa: A Bibliometric Analysis, Oladosu O. Oladimeji, Olayanju O. Oladimeji

SLIS Connecting

This research paper's main objective is to quantify and analyze the research output of data mining in West Africa, including (1) growth in publications as measured by the Relative Growth Rate (RGR) and Doubling Time (Dt), (2) productivity and quantification of research output for different institutions of the region (West Africa).


A De Grummond Primer: Highlights Of The Children’S Literature Collection, Ellen Hunter Ruffin Jan 2021

A De Grummond Primer: Highlights Of The Children’S Literature Collection, Ellen Hunter Ruffin

SLIS Connecting

The first book-length project on the Collection, edited by Carolyn J. Brown, Ellen Hunter Ruffin, and Eric L. Tribunella, includes unique aspects of the holdings in scholarly essays written by children’s literature “notables.” Along with over ninety full-color images, the book examines the Collection’s strengths: Fairy tales, 19th Century periodicals, African American children’s literature, the Golden Age of illustrated books, early books for children, and many more.


From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, The University Of Southern Mississippi Jan 2021

From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, The University Of Southern Mississippi

SLIS Connecting

News and congratulations from SLIS Graduate Assistants for student, alumni, and faculty accomplishments, publications, and presentations.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, And Courses, Stacy Creel Ph.D. Jan 2021

Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, And Courses, Stacy Creel Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Spotlighting SLIS Faculty Ms. Ashley Marshall, SLIS alum Angie Manfredi, and elective courses LIS 445/545SL: Information Needs of Underserved Populations, a service-learning course.


Slis Director's Report, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D. Jan 2021

Slis Director's Report, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

News and updates from Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science Director, Dr. Teresa Welsh.


Volume 9, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2020, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D. Dec 2020

Volume 9, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2020, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting refereed open-access e-journal, Volume 9, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2020)


Public Health At The Public Library: Preventive Health Programs Implemented In Large Public Libraries, Uday Aj Patil Dec 2020

Public Health At The Public Library: Preventive Health Programs Implemented In Large Public Libraries, Uday Aj Patil

SLIS Connecting

Amid the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic, the public sector is consumed with health promotion and disease prevention. Preventive programs serve a significant purpose in ensuring population health and reducing burden on the healthcare system (Cohen et al., 2008; Neumann & Cohen, 2009). People are increasingly turning to educational resources outside of the traditional healthcare sector to ward off diseases or alleviate pre-existing conditions (Eakin et al., 1980; Eng et al., 1998). Public library systems often carry such resources, in print and multimedia form, at no cost. Some libraries are providing health programming to supplement, contextualize, or incentivize the use of such resources (Murray, 2008; National Network of Libraries of Medicine, 2014). This study examines preventive health programming offered in the largest public library systems nationwide.


The Medical Library Association’S Role In Disseminating Information Related To The Covid-19 Pandemic, Michele Buscher Dec 2020

The Medical Library Association’S Role In Disseminating Information Related To The Covid-19 Pandemic, Michele Buscher

SLIS Connecting

The Medical Library Association (MLA) has been part of the library and information science field since 1898 (The Medical Library Association, 2020). According to the website, the mission of the organization is to promote library and information science knowledge and make it available and accessible to medical information specialists and the general public. This content analysis examines the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) role in the 2019/2020 COVID-19 public health crisis, specifically the ways in which the MLA has provided resources about the pandemic to libraries and librarians as well as the public.


An Analysis Of Library Closures And Covid-19: Are U.S. Libraries Closing Due To The Covid-19 Pandemic?, Garrett W. Jennings, Msls Dec 2020

An Analysis Of Library Closures And Covid-19: Are U.S. Libraries Closing Due To The Covid-19 Pandemic?, Garrett W. Jennings, Msls

SLIS Connecting

As of March 20, 2020, there have been 15,219 reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States of America (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2020b; Pan American Health Organization [PAHO], 2020). There are 16,568 public library buildings in the United States (American Library Association, 2019). Since they are community centers and publicly owned institutions, libraries are charged with ensuring that their patrons are taken care of and that they are serving their communities to the best of their ability.

The purpose of this study is to examine the rate of COVID-19 infections reported to the CDC ...


Student Associations: News And Events, The University Of Southern Mississippi Dec 2020

Student Associations: News And Events, The University Of Southern Mississippi

SLIS Connecting

News and events from SLIS student groups: Library and Information Science Students Association (LISSA) and Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA).


From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, The University Of Southern Mississippi Dec 2020

From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, The University Of Southern Mississippi

SLIS Connecting

News and congratulations from SLIS Graduate Assistants for student, alumni, and faculty accomplishments, publications, and presentations.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, And Courses, Stacy Creel, Ph.D. Dec 2020

Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, And Courses, Stacy Creel, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

Spotlighting SLIS Faculty Dr. Jeff Hirschy, SLIS alum Michelle Finley, and asynchronous elective courses LIS 492 (H002)/LIS 692: Library Marketing & PR and LIS 691: LIS Research - Genealogy Research.


Slis Director's Report, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2020

Slis Director's Report, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

News and updates from Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science Director, Dr. Teresa Welsh.


Volume 8, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2019-20, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2020

Volume 8, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2019-20, Stacy Creel, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting refereed open-access e-journal, Volume 8, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2019-20)


An Examination Of The Tale The Town Mouse And The Country Mouse In The Usm De Grummond Children's Literature Collection, Tiffany Markulike Dec 2020

An Examination Of The Tale The Town Mouse And The Country Mouse In The Usm De Grummond Children's Literature Collection, Tiffany Markulike

SLIS Connecting

The purpose of this study is to examine the different versions of the classic folk tale Town Mouse, Country Mouse contained within the USM de Grummond Chldren's Literature Collection, including scholarly analysis, authorship, and changes over time in the details of the story.


School Libraries Get "Graphic": An Analysis Of Graphic Novels In The School Library Collection, Rebecca Lacoste Dec 2020

School Libraries Get "Graphic": An Analysis Of Graphic Novels In The School Library Collection, Rebecca Lacoste

SLIS Connecting

Graphic novels have been recognized by many professionals, researchers, and educators as a major factor in increasing student engagement. The purpose of this research is to analyze a middle school library's statistical data before and after the addition of graphic novels into the library collection. The study also analyzes the growth of scholarly literature related to graphic novels and school libraries. The compilation of this research should provide insight to school librarians, teachers, administrators, and researchers on the value and successes associated with the inclusion of graphic novels in the school library collection.


Bibliometric Analysis Of Biotechnology Research In Nigeria, Oladimeji Oladosu, Oladimeji Abimbola, Odejobi Bolaji Dec 2020

Bibliometric Analysis Of Biotechnology Research In Nigeria, Oladimeji Oladosu, Oladimeji Abimbola, Odejobi Bolaji

SLIS Connecting

The aim of this paper is to quantitatively analyze the volume and publication pattern of research in the field of biotechnology in Nigeria. A bibliometric analysis was carried out on documents related to biotechnology research in Nigeria published from 1988 – 2018 and indexed in SCOPUS database. The analysis results reveal an increase in biotechnology research in Nigeria since 1988, and the University of Ibadan is the most productive institution in terms of publications. The trend of biotechnology research in Nigeria portends growth in the future.


Lissa Newsletter, The University Of Southern Mississippi Dec 2020

Lissa Newsletter, The University Of Southern Mississippi

SLIS Connecting

News and events from SLIS student groups: Library and Information Science Students Association (LISSA),


From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, The University Of Southern Mississippi Dec 2020

From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, The University Of Southern Mississippi

SLIS Connecting

News and congratulations from SLIS Graduate Assistants for student, alumni, and faculty accomplishments, publications, and presentations.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, And Courses, Stacy Creel Dec 2020

Spotlights: Faculty, Alumna, And Courses, Stacy Creel

SLIS Connecting

Spotlighting SLIS Adjunct Faculty Stephen Parks, JD; SLIS alum Dr. Tekla Ali Johnson; and three technical elective courses: LIS 416/516: Technology in School Libraries, LIS 457/557: Information Technology and Libraries; and LIS 458/558: Web Design and Evaluation.


Slis Director's Report, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis Dec 2020

Slis Director's Report, Teresa S. Welsh Ph.D., Mlis

SLIS Connecting

News and updates from Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science Director, Dr. Teresa Welsh.


Measuring Implicit And Explicit Attitudes Toward Transracial Adoption, Lillian Spadgenske Dec 2020

Measuring Implicit And Explicit Attitudes Toward Transracial Adoption, Lillian Spadgenske

Master's Theses

Attitudes toward Transracial Adoption, or TRA (i.e., White individuals adopting a child of a different race than their own) have been largely positive in a few experimental studies conducted, with only one study (Tinkler & Horne, 2011) employing an implicit measure, the Implicit Association Task (IAT). The current study has focused on assessing attitudes toward TRA families with Black versus Asian children using both explicit and implicit (the IAT) measures of bias. In addition, religiosity was tested as a moderator of the attitudes toward TRA adoption. It was found that individuals had much more supportive attitudes toward transracial families on ...


Exploring Dissociation As A Facilitator Of Suicide Risk Using Virtual Reality, Nicole Caulfield Dec 2020

Exploring Dissociation As A Facilitator Of Suicide Risk Using Virtual Reality, Nicole Caulfield

Master's Theses

Research shows that suicidal behavior is not a result of a single cause or single event, but instead is an interaction of facilitators. One potential facilitator that needs further exploration is dissociation. Dissociation has been consistently linked to suicidal behavior, and treatment for dissociative disorders seem to be associated with a reduction of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Prior theories have posited that dissociation increases the possibility of a suicidal act because of intensified disconnect from the body. However, these theories do not indicate whether dissociation is a facilitator of suicide risk by increasing suicidal ideation, attempt behaviors, and capability ...


Organizational Stressors As Predictors Of Burnout, Kristen Albritton Dec 2020

Organizational Stressors As Predictors Of Burnout, Kristen Albritton

Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to determine if organizational stress, measured by role conflict and role ambiguity, predicts burnout among employees. A review of the related literature identified variables that demonstrate a relationship with burnout, supported by the Maslach (1998) theory of burnout and Katz and Kahn’s (1966) organizational role theory. The researcher also examined whether organizational level and demographic variables (gender, education level, and job tenure) moderate the relationships between role conflict, role ambiguity, and burnout.

The study follows a non-experimental, cross-sectional design using data collected from a survey. Results of linear regression analyses reveal role conflict ...