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Quality Of Life And Stress Factors For Veterinary Medical Students, Elizabeth Strand, T.L. Zaparanick, James Brace Jul 2012

Quality Of Life And Stress Factors For Veterinary Medical Students, Elizabeth Strand, T.L. Zaparanick, James Brace

James J Brace

Psychological distress has been shown to affect the academic success, health, emotional well-being, and dropout rates of medical students. Although it can be assumed that stress has similar effects on veterinary students, there is a paucity of research pertaining to the psychological stressors and coping strategies of this group. This article focuses on selected non-academic areas (as identified through a survey of currently enrolled students) that can create significant stressors for veterinary students. Also assessed and discussed here are poor coping strategies (e.g., substance abuse) and gender differences in perceived stressors and coping strategies that emerged from the survey ...


Family Structure Effects On Parenting Stress And Practices In The African-American Family, Daphne Cain, Terri Combs-Orme May 2005

Family Structure Effects On Parenting Stress And Practices In The African-American Family, Daphne Cain, Terri Combs-Orme

Terri Combs-Orme

The predominant approach to African-American parenting research focuses on disadvantages associated with single parenthood to the exclusion of other issues. The current research suggests that this does not represent the diversity in family structure configurations among African-American families, nor does it give voice to the parenting resilience of single mothers. We argue that rather than marital status or family configuration, more attention needs to be given to the inadequacy of resources for this population. In the current study, we examined the parenting of infants by African-American mothers and found that mothers’ marital status and family configuration did not affect parenting ...


The Caregiver Role Identity Scale, A Validation Study, Darcy Siebert, Carl Siebert Apr 2005

The Caregiver Role Identity Scale, A Validation Study, Darcy Siebert, Carl Siebert

Carl Siebert

This article reports the validation of the Caregiver Role Identity Scale, designed to measure the prominence of helping professionals’identity as personal and professional caregivers. The authors developed the measure to test its application to burnout, depression, and professional impairment among social workers. Method: Data from a probability sample of 751 practicing social workers were collected in an anonymous survey about social workers’ health and work issues. The authors split the sample to conduct exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Results: The exploratory analysis demonstrated good internal consistency reliability, good content validity, and preliminary discriminant validity. The confirmatory analysis demonstrated excellent ...


Evaluation On The Use Of Reflection Papers In Social Work Education, Lisa Mcguire Dec 2004

Evaluation On The Use Of Reflection Papers In Social Work Education, Lisa Mcguire

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Community-Based Practice With Children And Families, Lisa Mcguire Dec 2004

Community-Based Practice With Children And Families, Lisa Mcguire

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Intertwining Of Poverty, Gender, And Race: A Critical Analysis Of Welfare News Coverage From 1993-2000, Katherine Luther, Deseriee Kennedy, Terri Combs-Orme Dec 2004

Intertwining Of Poverty, Gender, And Race: A Critical Analysis Of Welfare News Coverage From 1993-2000, Katherine Luther, Deseriee Kennedy, Terri Combs-Orme

Terri Combs-Orme

Over the years, welfare has become highly intertwined with ideological beliefs involving gender, race, and poverty. As the nature of welfare transformed to include non-white recipients, the perception of welfare recipients as single "worthy white widows" was replaced by the "lazy African-American breeders." This study examined how television news may have appropriated this negative image in its coverage of the changes in the U.S. welfare system that took place during the 1990s. News stories presented by the major U.S. television networks from 1993 to 2000 were examined. The analysis showed that news stories tended to depict the typical ...


The Social Work Attitudes About Homeless Scale, Terri Lewinson Dec 2004

The Social Work Attitudes About Homeless Scale, Terri Lewinson

Terri Lewinson

No abstract provided.


Groups And Individual Change, Randy Magen, Eugene Mangiardi Dec 2004

Groups And Individual Change, Randy Magen, Eugene Mangiardi

Randy Howard Magen

No abstract provided.


Quality Of Life And Stress Factors For Veterinary Medical Students, Elizabeth Strand, T.L. Zaparanick, James Brace Dec 2004

Quality Of Life And Stress Factors For Veterinary Medical Students, Elizabeth Strand, T.L. Zaparanick, James Brace

Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW

Psychological distress has been shown to affect the academic success, health, emotional well-being, and dropout rates of medical students. Although it can be assumed that stress has similar effects on veterinary students, there is a paucity of research pertaining to the psychological stressors and coping strategies of this group. This article focuses on selected non-academic areas (as identified through a survey of currently enrolled students) that can create significant stressors for veterinary students. Also assessed and discussed here are poor coping strategies (e.g., substance abuse) and gender differences in perceived stressors and coping strategies that emerged from the survey ...


Cross-Cultural Perspectives In Thanatology: Through A Prism Of Religious Faiths, Monica Nandan Dec 2004

Cross-Cultural Perspectives In Thanatology: Through A Prism Of Religious Faiths, Monica Nandan

Monica Nandan

No abstract provided.


Adaptation To American Culture: Voices Of Asian Indian Immigrants, Monica Nandan Dec 2004

Adaptation To American Culture: Voices Of Asian Indian Immigrants, Monica Nandan

Monica Nandan

No abstract provided.


Multicultural Competence With Asian Indian Immigrants: Clarion Call For Social Workers; In National Committee On Racial And Ethnic Diversity (Ncored Network News) 5 (1), 2-4, Monica Nandan Dec 2004

Multicultural Competence With Asian Indian Immigrants: Clarion Call For Social Workers; In National Committee On Racial And Ethnic Diversity (Ncored Network News) 5 (1), 2-4, Monica Nandan

Monica Nandan

No abstract provided.


Battered Women’S Concern For Pets: A Closer Look, Elizabeth Strand, C.A. Faver Dec 2004

Battered Women’S Concern For Pets: A Closer Look, Elizabeth Strand, C.A. Faver

Elizabeth Strand, PhD, LCSW

A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. Building on the foundation of previous research about battered women's experiences with animal abuse, this study takes a closer look at: (1) the factors associated with battered women's concern for their pets and (2) decision making associated with this concern. Quantitative survey data of in-shelter domestic violence victims as well as qualitative interview data relating a domestic violence worker's experiences with pet-owning battered women are reported. Study results include: (1) a small proportion of battered women are prompted to leave abusive relationships because of concern for ...


What Is The State Of Youth, Social Services And Corporate Giving?, A. Jones, Monica Nandan Dec 2004

What Is The State Of Youth, Social Services And Corporate Giving?, A. Jones, Monica Nandan

Monica Nandan

No abstract provided.


Immersion: An Introduction To Social Work, Lisa Mcguire Dec 2004

Immersion: An Introduction To Social Work, Lisa Mcguire

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Child Welfare Teaching Modules Indiana University School Of Social Work, Indianapolis: In, C. Hostetter, G. Folaron, P. Howes, Lisa Mcguire, K. Kabadaki, D. Navarre Dec 2004

Child Welfare Teaching Modules Indiana University School Of Social Work, Indianapolis: In, C. Hostetter, G. Folaron, P. Howes, Lisa Mcguire, K. Kabadaki, D. Navarre

Lisa E. McGuire

No abstract provided.


Values And Goal-Free Evaluation: A Case Study, Brandon Youker Dec 2004

Values And Goal-Free Evaluation: A Case Study, Brandon Youker

Brandon W. Youker Ph.D

How does a goal-free evaluator deal with values? Which values? Whose values? This presentation argues that the goal-free evaluator takes a consumerist perspective. Thus the evaluator's values are in serving the program's consumers and satisfying the consumers' needs.