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Gender Differences In The Effects Of Complementary Versus Competitive Gender Stereotypes On System Justification And Tolerance Of Sexism, Jordyn Bingham May 2021

Gender Differences In The Effects Of Complementary Versus Competitive Gender Stereotypes On System Justification And Tolerance Of Sexism, Jordyn Bingham

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

Research has shown that people often support social systems that are not in their best interests (Kay & Jost, 2003). One way that people may justify support for such social systems is by focusing on beneficial characteristics. For example, people exhibit greater system justification when people are described as poor but happy (complementary attributes) as opposed to poor and unhappy (non-complementary attributes) (Kay & Jost, 2003). The present study examined the effects of complementary (i.e., that women and men fulfill different career roles) versus competitive (i.e., that women and men compete for the same career roles) gender stereotypes on women ...


Getting Started: Training Modules For New Employees Of The Uno Bookstore, Abigail Kane May 2021

Getting Started: Training Modules For New Employees Of The Uno Bookstore, Abigail Kane

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) Bookstore does not currently have an established training program to help new employees integrate into the organization. Inconsistency in training can cause unnecessary stress on employees and management. This capstone project aimed to alleviate some of this stress by creating four training modules specifically tailored to the needs of the organization. A needs assessment was conducted with input from the management team and employees to identify module topics that meet the UNO Bookstore’s exact needs. The following topics were identified: Onboarding Information, Conflict in the Workplace, Inter-organizational Communication, and Use of Technologically Mediated ...


Effect Of The Sars-Cov-2 Pandemic On Assistive And Interactive Technology Use: In- Person Versus Distanced Communication, Alexandra Swanson May 2021

Effect Of The Sars-Cov-2 Pandemic On Assistive And Interactive Technology Use: In- Person Versus Distanced Communication, Alexandra Swanson

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

COVID-19 risk-reduction efforts have protected high-risk individuals but have significantly altered life; persons now face reduced socialization. Advancing technologies (e.g., video-chat) may be useful in alleviating consequences of these efforts, potentially mitigating loneliness, and isolation by improving access to alternative communication. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between communicative technology use and individual characteristics, as technology use may contribute to well-being among adults during COVID-19 and future isolating events. This is especially relevant to older populations. Participants (N=645) aged 19+ completed a questionnaire via Amazon Mechanical Turk; demographic, socialization, and technology-use data were collected ...


The Relationships Of Perceived Parental Social Support To Vigilance And Resilience Among Lgbtq And Straight Cisgender Adults, Brady Dodds May 2021

The Relationships Of Perceived Parental Social Support To Vigilance And Resilience Among Lgbtq And Straight Cisgender Adults, Brady Dodds

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships of parental support to resilience and vigilance in LGBTQ and straight, cisgender adults as the majority of research has examined these relationships in LGBTQ and straight, cisgender children and teens. It was hypothesized that greater parental support would be correlated with higher resilience and lower vigilance. Also, it was hypothesized that the relationships would be stronger for LGBTQ participants than for straight, cisgender participants. Participants who were recruited via Prolific Academic completed an online questionnaire that included measures of maternal and paternal support, resilience, and vigilance. Results indicated that participants ...


Undergraduate Honors Thesis: Measuring Anti-Fat Bias Among Social Work Students, Dalton Meister May 2021

Undergraduate Honors Thesis: Measuring Anti-Fat Bias Among Social Work Students, Dalton Meister

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

This undergraduate honors thesis engaged in basic research, utilizing a cross-sectional survey design, to measure the prevalence of explicit anti-fat bias across educational groups in social work student populations. Data was analyzed to examine differences between professional social work education levels and students’ self-reported level of explicit anti-fat bias. Overall, participants endorsed relatively low levels of anti-fat bias, especially in the domains of Adverse Judgement, Social Distance, and Equal Rights. However, participants endorsed higher levels of anti-fat bias in the domain of Attraction. There was no statistically significant relationship between level of social work education and anti-fat bias. There was ...


“Because I Said So”: The Effect Of Parenting Practices On Adolescent Adjustment, Brittany Sullivan May 2021

“Because I Said So”: The Effect Of Parenting Practices On Adolescent Adjustment, Brittany Sullivan

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

This study aimed to examine the relationship between specific parenting practices (i.e., psychological control, behavioral control, and parental expectations) and adolescent adjustment outcomes (i.e., internalizing behaviors, externalizing behaviors, and self-worth). It was hypothesized that psychological control would have a positive relationship with internalizing behaviors and a negative relationship with self-worth. It was also hypothesized that behavioral control would have a negative relationship with externalizing behaviors and a positive relationship with self-worth. The study was longitudinal as data collection occurred over a 5-year period in order to determine if parenting practices not only affect adolescent adjustment outcomes, but if ...


Covid-19’S Impact Of Social Isolation On Seniors In An Assisted Living Facility, Mary Mclaughlin May 2021

Covid-19’S Impact Of Social Isolation On Seniors In An Assisted Living Facility, Mary Mclaughlin

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

This study explores the impact of social distancing precautions in response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic by resident seniors in an assisted living facility. Previous studies describe how social distancing regulations can amplify feelings of loneliness in all age groups. However, pandemic-related lockdowns and social distancing measures disproportionately affect vulnerable older populations. Resident seniors in an assisted living facility in Omaha, NE participated in a semi-structured interview focused on the perceived impact of COVID-19 safety precautions. Participants reported a temporal dimension of impact, specifically, an increased level of loneliness in the evening, but also discussed the importance of encouragement ...


Genetic Counselors’ Attitudes Towards Telegenetics: The Good, The Bad, The In-Between, Madison Badje May 2021

Genetic Counselors’ Attitudes Towards Telegenetics: The Good, The Bad, The In-Between, Madison Badje

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

Given that the global coronavirus pandemic has necessitated a quick and vast transition to telehealth, the purpose of this study is to explore these changes in the field of genetic counseling. To examine the perceived effectiveness of telegenetics from the perspective of genetic counselors, I conducted in-depth, semi-structured interviews with two genetic counselors in which each participant was asked six questions. The interviews were recorded, transcribed, and then analyzed using standard thematic analysis techniques for qualitative data analysis. The analysis revealed two main themes: benefits and drawbacks of telegenetics, with two sub-themes under each. The major benefits are increased patient ...


A Study Of Young American Women, Conservatism, And Feminism, Laurel Lux May 2021

A Study Of Young American Women, Conservatism, And Feminism, Laurel Lux

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

As of June 2020, only 31% of self-identified conservatives in the United States were women. Modern political conservatism is known for rejecting modern feminism as well, which is often stereotyped as a women’s issue. With such a small percentage of women identifying as conservative, the question arises as to why young American women reject modern feminism and identify with modern political conservatism. In this study I examined the literature comparing modern conservatism, conservative women’s movements, and modern feminism, and conducted a small questionnaire of conservative women 18-24. I concluded by describing three generalized schools of thought regarding conservative ...


Films For The Colonies: Cinema And The Preservation Of The British Empire, Thomas Barker Mar 2021

Films For The Colonies: Cinema And The Preservation Of The British Empire, Thomas Barker

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a book review of Tom Rice, Films for the Colonies: Cinema and the Preservation of the British Empire (University of California Press, 2019).


By And For Jewish Women Only: The Musical Film "The Heart That Sings", Celia E. Rothenberg Mar 2021

By And For Jewish Women Only: The Musical Film "The Heart That Sings", Celia E. Rothenberg

Journal of Religion & Film

The musical film, “The Heart that Sings” (2011), written and directed by Robin Saex Garbose, is part of a genre of films created by and for Orthodox Jewish women. Heart provides a case study that illustrates the depth and breadth of Lubavitch Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson’s (1902-1994) influence on Jews and Jewish life well beyond his own community members. Schneerson’s outreach work via his shlichim, or emissaries, to unobservant Jews is well-recognized. The extent and nuance of his influence on a broad cross-section of Jews, however, has yet to be fully traced. Heart tells its viewers that Jewish ...


End Of The Line: The Women Of Standing Rock, Gary Saul Feb 2021

End Of The Line: The Women Of Standing Rock, Gary Saul

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock (2021), directed by Shannon Kring.


Hilma, Antonia Welsch Jan 2021

Hilma, Antonia Welsch

Louise Pound: A Folklore and Literature Miscellany

No abstract provided.


How To Use A Ouija Board--A Step By Step Guide, Ellie Piersol Jan 2021

How To Use A Ouija Board--A Step By Step Guide, Ellie Piersol

Louise Pound: A Folklore and Literature Miscellany

No abstract provided.


Bibliotech, January 2021, Uno Libraries Jan 2021

Bibliotech, January 2021, Uno Libraries

BiblioTech

UNO Libraries' Digital Newsletter, BiblioTech, January 2021, Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Learning From The History Of Language Oppression: Educators As Agents Of Language Justice, Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo, Ferial Pearson Dec 2020

Learning From The History Of Language Oppression: Educators As Agents Of Language Justice, Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo, Ferial Pearson

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

There is a long history in this country of language oppression that has led to policies currently in place that affect the way educators are asked to teach. Therefore, educators must understand national and local language policy to know how it affects their students and how they can perform their duties as educators. Even though the U.S. does not have an official language, states have enacted language policies through court decisions and legislation. These policies have led to students being denied access to English as a Second Language (ESL) and bilingual education programs, resources, and accommodations, all of which ...


The Lived Experience Of Psychological Occupational Stress In Early Childhood Teacher Leaders, Brooke Fletcher, Debora Basler Wisneski Dec 2020

The Lived Experience Of Psychological Occupational Stress In Early Childhood Teacher Leaders, Brooke Fletcher, Debora Basler Wisneski

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

The existence of occupational and specifically psychological occupational stress of early childhood education (ECE) professionals is well established. However, little qualitative research has been published describing the lived experience of psychological occupational stress in this setting. The aim of this study was to provide a deeper understanding of ECE professionals’ stress to better support their occupational health. This was accomplished through a secondary phenomenological analysis of interviews with ECE teachers (n=4) collected by the primary author for a larger study of professional development in ECE leadership. The researchers found that the essential description of psychological occupational stress for these ...


The Effects Of White-Nose Syndrome On Cave-Dwelling Bats During Their Pre-Hibernation Season In Eastern Nebraska, Maggie Bockart Dec 2020

The Effects Of White-Nose Syndrome On Cave-Dwelling Bats During Their Pre-Hibernation Season In Eastern Nebraska, Maggie Bockart

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is currently the leading cause of death to North American bats and was first documented in the United States in 2006 on the East Coast. Infection with the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) causes bats to arise from hibernation with unnecessary frequency, leading to depletion of fat reserves that are imperative for extended periods of torpor. In October 2014, biologists surveyed the activity levels of bats at Fontenelle Forest in eastern Nebraska using acoustic detectors and determined what species of bats were present and their relative abundance before being exposed to WNS. By returning to the same region ...


Disparities In Oral Health: Socioeconomic Status And Policies To Increase Access To Primary Dental Care, Mckenzie Nutter Dec 2020

Disparities In Oral Health: Socioeconomic Status And Policies To Increase Access To Primary Dental Care, Mckenzie Nutter

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

Primary dental care is a patient-centered service consisting of routine dental checkups. The oral cavity is the first point of entrance to the body for many harmful pathogens. Therefore, primary dental care is essential to not only prevent and treat conditions in the mouth, but to also reduce the number of systemic diseases in the rest of the body. However, people with higher incomes or wealth have increased access to primary dental care. People with low socioeconomic status have decreased access to primary dental care, at least in part due to difficulties in paying for separate dental insurance. Disparities in ...


Benevolence Toward Men And Political Conservatism Among Married And Never-Married Women, Tara Goering Dec 2020

Benevolence Toward Men And Political Conservatism Among Married And Never-Married Women, Tara Goering

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

Research indicates that sexism allows women to justify men’s privileged status; indeed, sexism has predicted women’s conservative vote choice (Cassese & Barnes, 2018). Benevolent attitudes toward men (BM) are based in beliefs about women and men’s interdependence (Glick & Fiske, 1999). Married women may experience greater interdependence and may desire to preserve beneficial structural power systems. The present research examined the relationship of BM to political conservatism among married and never-married women. Married and never-married women recruited from Prolific Academic completed a measure of political conservatism and the 10-item BM scale (Glick & Fiske, 1999). The results indicated that, as ...


The Librarian’S Guide To Zines For Classroom And Community, Claire Du Laney, Monica Maher, Amy Schindler Nov 2020

The Librarian’S Guide To Zines For Classroom And Community, Claire Du Laney, Monica Maher, Amy Schindler

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Zines continue to benefit from a resurgent interest from their 1990s heyday, including in libraries. A zine can serve as a pedagogical tool and are a low-cost addition to collections and programming in libraries. Over the course of the last three semesters, UNO librarians have collaborated with faculty on zine creation as a creative alternative to a typical research paper project for a course. Creating zines as assignments presents students with the opportunity to demonstrate research skills, exercise creativity, express compassion and empathy, and other outcomes. These outcomes have been illustrated by the classes that have created zines and presented ...


Bibliotech, November 2020, Uno Libraries Nov 2020

Bibliotech, November 2020, Uno Libraries

BiblioTech

UNO Libraries' Digital Newsletter, BiblioTech, November 2020, Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Dismantling The Knowledgeopoly: An Open Research Future, K. M. Ehrig-Page Oct 2020

Dismantling The Knowledgeopoly: An Open Research Future, K. M. Ehrig-Page

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

A library plays an integral part in the community because its doors are usually open to everyone, at least in non-pandemic times. However, access to education, to research or, more broadly, to knowledge is often siloed and hidden behind subscriptions so that knowledge monopolies start to grow. In “Dismantling the Knowledgeopoly: An Open Research Future”, and in celebration of October’s Open Access Week that promotes free, immediate access to peer reviewed scholarship, we will look at ways you can broaden the scope of Open Access and move towards Open Research.

The idea for this presentation arose through working in ...


Memories Of Exile And Temporary Return: Chilean Exiles Remember Chile, Cristián Doña-Reveco Sep 2020

Memories Of Exile And Temporary Return: Chilean Exiles Remember Chile, Cristián Doña-Reveco

Sociology and Anthropology Faculty Publications

The exile after the military coup of 1973 has been the largest emigration flow in Chilean history. Using oral histories of Chilean exiles collected in the Midwest of the United States as evidence, I describe and analyze their memories of Chile during President Allende’s government and compare them with their memories of recent visits to Chile. I argue that in order to begin recuperating the memory of exile we need to understand the complex relations between the process of exile, the memories of the country of origin, and the nation-state. I conclude this article by proposing that memory not ...


Bibliotech, September 2020, Uno Libraries Sep 2020

Bibliotech, September 2020, Uno Libraries

BiblioTech

UNO Libraries' Digital Newsletter, BiblioTech, September 2020, Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha.


What We Know (And What We Don't): The Impact Of Covid-19 Among Communities Of Color In Nebraska, Barbara Gomez-Aguinaga Aug 2020

What We Know (And What We Don't): The Impact Of Covid-19 Among Communities Of Color In Nebraska, Barbara Gomez-Aguinaga

Annual Data Users Conference

As the state of Nebraska moves forward to reopen after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, more information is needed to assess the extent to which COVID-19 has affected minority groups. This presentation evaluates the data released by the state on the cases of COVID-19 and deaths from the virus, how often it is updated, and how it can be improved to inform policy decisions to reduce the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color in Nebraska, which is one of the states with the highest health disparities in COVID-19 cases among racial groups.


A New Reality? Evaluating State And Local Finances, Craig Maher, Christopher Decker, Josie Gatti Schafer, Bruce Mcdonald Aug 2020

A New Reality? Evaluating State And Local Finances, Craig Maher, Christopher Decker, Josie Gatti Schafer, Bruce Mcdonald

Annual Data Users Conference

This panel will focus on tools and resources for examining state and local government finances and economic conditions. We will emphasize tools that are easily manageable and resources easily accessible. These data sources include but are not exclusively available via the U.S. Census Bureau.


The Latest Economic Data And Tools From The Census Bureau, Andy Hait Aug 2020

The Latest Economic Data And Tools From The Census Bureau, Andy Hait

Annual Data Users Conference

While some of the Census Bureau’s 130+ programs have been around for decades, the ever-changing nature of our economy often requires the creation of new surveys. This presentation will start with an update on the Economic Census data for Nebraska. Then move to three brand new Census business surveys: the Annual Business Survey, the Small Business Pulse Survey, and the updated Business Formation Statistics. Easily accessing these data is important, so the session will feature live demos of the latest version of Census Business Builder as well as the new COVID-19 Data Hub. Bring your burning economic data questions ...


Nebraska State And Local Population Trends, David J. Drozd Aug 2020

Nebraska State And Local Population Trends, David J. Drozd

Annual Data Users Conference

Nebraska’s population is changing. This session will focus on key demographic aspects, such as aging, increasing diversity, and comparisons between urban and rural Nebraska. Highlights will include information from the population estimates program, which shows changes since 2010 and what the 2020 Census data might indicate, as well as a focus on birth and death trends from the completed 2010s decade and their implications for schools or the workforce.


2020 Data Products And The Basics And Potential Impacts Of Differential Privacy, James Whitehorne, Elizabeth Garner Aug 2020

2020 Data Products And The Basics And Potential Impacts Of Differential Privacy, James Whitehorne, Elizabeth Garner

Annual Data Users Conference

The Census Bureau is rethinking the way it will produce and release the data from 2020 Census. There are concerns that personal information could be discovered given current computing power, other data sources, and Census 2020 results. Currently the Bureau is working to balance data privacy with high quality data products. This presentation will present the basics of the Disclosure Avoidance System including applying differential privacy and its impacts on data quality, what the data user community needs to know, and how to be prepared. The session will focus on 2020 data products with a special emphasis on the redistricting ...