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Biography As A “Tree Of Choices”: Discovering The Life Trajectories Of Young Entrepreneurs In Russia, Anastasia Poylova, Elizaveta Polukhina May 2107

Biography As A “Tree Of Choices”: Discovering The Life Trajectories Of Young Entrepreneurs In Russia, Anastasia Poylova, Elizaveta Polukhina

The Qualitative Report

The article reveals the life trajectories of Russian entrepreneurs in the context of four modern institutions of socialization which determine individual career paths—family, education, social environment and professional experience. Our empirical data were 20 semi-structured narrative interviews with entrepreneurs analyzed based on grounded theory (open and axial coding). We analyzed individual life trajectories as “trees of choices,” where the main branches are institutions of socialization, and the subsequent branches—individual life features. Finally, we showed the meanings of each institution and found out the determining role of gender and the city of socialization. The empirical output is a model ...


Overparenting And Young Adult Narcissism: Psychological Control And Interpersonal Dependency As Mediators, Nathan Alexander Winner Aug 2019

Overparenting And Young Adult Narcissism: Psychological Control And Interpersonal Dependency As Mediators, Nathan Alexander Winner

Dissertations

Overparenting, or “helicopter parenting,” is a unique style of parenting characterized by parents’ well-intentioned but age-inappropriate over-involvement and intrusiveness in their children’s lives. Recent research has linked overparenting to the development of narcissistic traits in young adults, although the mechanisms of this relationship remain unclear. Two plausible mechanisms include the parenting behavior of psychological control and the increased interpersonal dependency of the child. Psychological control is a construct that overlaps with overparenting and has been linked to both dependent and narcissistic traits. Similarly, interpersonal dependency is a key predictor of narcissistic traits. Therefore, the present study sought to examine ...


Project Renew Worcester, Danni Yue, Amy Zhang, Jing Han, Omid Ashrafi, Yiming Xu Dec 2018

Project Renew Worcester, Danni Yue, Amy Zhang, Jing Han, Omid Ashrafi, Yiming Xu

School of Professional Studies

n The client for this capstone project is RENEW Worcester which is a fledgling solar power project whose main goals are to bring renewable energy in the form of solar power into local, primarily low-income communities and are committed to the mission of making the transition off of fossil fuels to clean, renewable power. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, they are a local chapter of Co-op Power which is a consumer-owned sustainable energy cooperative (co-op) made up of numerous different local chapters all over the New England area as well as the state of New York. The problem that we will ...


Socioeconomic Status Influence On Mothers’ Interactions With Infants: Contributions To Early Infant Development, Krista L. Gurko Aug 2018

Socioeconomic Status Influence On Mothers’ Interactions With Infants: Contributions To Early Infant Development, Krista L. Gurko

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Children from different socioeconomic backgrounds often have different long-term outcomes in terms of school, language, and emotional wellbeing. At this time, no reasons for these differences have been agreed upon by experts across disciplines. Parents with different personal characteristics and life situations use different types and amounts of interactions with their infants. The social interactions infants experience during their first year of life provide the start of their developmental path in the areas of language and executive control while also guiding their expectations for interactions with people around them.

This study used previously unpublished data from a sample of 79 ...


Data Make A Difference! (Sometimes), David Sedlacek, Rene Drumm, Alina Baltazar, Duane Mcbride May 2018

Data Make A Difference! (Sometimes), David Sedlacek, Rene Drumm, Alina Baltazar, Duane Mcbride

Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Association

This presentation offers an overview of three studies dealing with pastor family stress in the North American Division. Using these large-scale endeavors as a case study, the research team delineates the study outcomes, the known ways that these data have driven system change, and enumerates barriers that prevent data from having greater impacts in the SDA Church.


From Habits To Habitus: Chinese Elites Attempt To Create An Aristocratic Class Along The British Model, Karina Salomatina May 2018

From Habits To Habitus: Chinese Elites Attempt To Create An Aristocratic Class Along The British Model, Karina Salomatina

Master's Projects and Capstones

Lately, new trends have appeared in the spending habits of Chinese elites, which include money spent on etiquette classes, butler service, British afternoon tea, debutante balls, education in boarding schools, and immigration to Britain. These new consumption patterns of Chinese elites signify their desire and attempt to adopt the British aristocratic lifestyle portrayed in popular TV series, classical novels and mass media. This study examines anthropological research, documentary videos, news reports and interviews with Chinese elites and applies Bourdieu’s theory of habitus as the main analytical tool in order to explain this phenomenon. Considering that forty years ago all ...


Martha And The Church, Micah A. Gerber May 2018

Martha And The Church, Micah A. Gerber

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Martha And The Church, Micah A. Gerber May 2018

Martha And The Church, Micah A. Gerber

Supplemental Material

This paper discusses Martha McMillan's involvement in church activities during the months of May through July 1873.


Putman And Putmans' "Hope For The Prodigal: Bringing The Lost, Wandering And Rebellious Home" (Book Review), Kristina Elizabeth Claunch May 2018

Putman And Putmans' "Hope For The Prodigal: Bringing The Lost, Wandering And Rebellious Home" (Book Review), Kristina Elizabeth Claunch

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Leman's "Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours" (Book Review), Torri Beck May 2018

Leman's "Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours" (Book Review), Torri Beck

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Blankenship's "The Mystery And The Masterpiece: The Message Of Marriage" (Book Review), Mary Ann Buhler May 2018

Blankenship's "The Mystery And The Masterpiece: The Message Of Marriage" (Book Review), Mary Ann Buhler

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Baker's "Never Unfriended: The Secret To Finding And Keeping Lasting Friendships" (Book Review), Grace Andrews May 2018

Baker's "Never Unfriended: The Secret To Finding And Keeping Lasting Friendships" (Book Review), Grace Andrews

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Wimberly And Farmers' "Raising Hope: 4 Paths To Courageous Living For Black Youth" (Book Review), Marla J. Black May 2018

Wimberly And Farmers' "Raising Hope: 4 Paths To Courageous Living For Black Youth" (Book Review), Marla J. Black

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Lalitha's "Re-Reading Household Relationships Christologically: Ephesians, Empire, Egalitarianism" (Book Review), Gary R. Averill May 2018

Lalitha's "Re-Reading Household Relationships Christologically: Ephesians, Empire, Egalitarianism" (Book Review), Gary R. Averill

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Professional Development Needs Of Utah State University Extension Professionals, Callahan K. Ward May 2018

Professional Development Needs Of Utah State University Extension Professionals, Callahan K. Ward

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Many Utah State University (USU) Extension personnel are nearing retirement age. The purpose of this study was to identify professional development needs of Extension professionals and assess USU Extension by evaluating competencies essential to be a successful Extension professional. USU Extension can conduct more beneficial professional development training by using identified high priority competencies and improve the on boarding process for new Extension professionals. With improvements as suggested, the effectiveness of professional development could be enhanced and produce Extension professionals who work more efficiently and are committed to the success of USU Extension.


Book Review: Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation By Renate Klein, Sheela Saravanan May 2018

Book Review: Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation By Renate Klein, Sheela Saravanan

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


Interethnic Marriages In The United States: An In-Depth Look At Marital Challenges, Spring C. Miles May 2018

Interethnic Marriages In The United States: An In-Depth Look At Marital Challenges, Spring C. Miles

Senior Theses

As ethnic diversity increases in the United States, interethnic marriages are becoming increasingly prevalent. Despite their increasing rates, interethnic unions experience lower levels of relationship quality and are at a higher risk of divorce than same-ethnic unions. Other factors that influence marital outcomes include age at marriage, education, religion, and parental divorce. However, factors that influence specifically interethnic marriages include internal stressors, such as conflicting values and relationship expectations, and external stressors, such as a lack of social support and/or legal barriers. The best theoretical framework for studying interethnic unions is interdependence theory because it analyzes these factors and ...


Analyzing Martha Mcmillan’S Involvement In Her Children’S Spiritual And Catechetical Growth, Alethea Surland May 2018

Analyzing Martha Mcmillan’S Involvement In Her Children’S Spiritual And Catechetical Growth, Alethea Surland

Supplemental Material

This essay examines Martha McMillan's activities during the months of May-July 1884.


Introduction To The January-April 1893 Martha Mcmillan Journals, Brandon Best May 2018

Introduction To The January-April 1893 Martha Mcmillan Journals, Brandon Best

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Analyzing Martha Mcmillan’S Involvement In Her Children’S Spiritual And Catechetical Growth, Alethea Surland May 2018

Analyzing Martha Mcmillan’S Involvement In Her Children’S Spiritual And Catechetical Growth, Alethea Surland

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Critical Analysis Essay, January-March 1884, Addison Lamb May 2018

Critical Analysis Essay, January-March 1884, Addison Lamb

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


Critical Analysis Essay, January-March 1884, Addison Lamb May 2018

Critical Analysis Essay, January-March 1884, Addison Lamb

Supplemental Material

No abstract provided.


Introduction To The January-April 1893 Martha Mcmillan Journals, Brandon Best May 2018

Introduction To The January-April 1893 Martha Mcmillan Journals, Brandon Best

Supplemental Material

No abstract provided.


Associations Between Media Use, Mental Health, And Risky Sexual Behaviors In Adolescence, Renae A. Merrill May 2018

Associations Between Media Use, Mental Health, And Risky Sexual Behaviors In Adolescence, Renae A. Merrill

Theses and Dissertations

Guided by the ecological “technosystem,” researchers examined data from 10,930 adolescents completing the CDC’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) looking for associations between television, social media, depressive symptoms, suicidality, and sexual risk behaviors. Regression results indicate media use is an important factor in adolescents’ internalizing and externalizing problems. Social media use was associated with significantly poorer mental health, while hours spent watching television was linked with significantly higher sexual risks. Findings from this research are important for multi-systemic prevention and intervention efforts aimed at promoting adolescent resiliency, particularly among vulnerable youth who are most susceptible to ...


“Hello? Are You Still There?” The Impact Of Social Media On Self-Disclosure And Reciprocity In Interpersonal Relationships: A Literature Review, Clara D. Costello 5622498 Apr 2018

“Hello? Are You Still There?” The Impact Of Social Media On Self-Disclosure And Reciprocity In Interpersonal Relationships: A Literature Review, Clara D. Costello 5622498

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

Social Media sites have become increasingly popular platforms for developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships. Although the usage of computer-mediated communication is normal in day-to-day life, the understanding behind how and why these relationships grow is scarce. This literature review considers relational elements such as self-disclosure and reciprocity, and how they are impacted by online elements such as an asynchronous context, controllability, and the disinhibition effect. Contrary to interpersonal relationships that develop in a physical context, the law of reciprocity is fulfilled and replaced by affirmation and recognition from relational partners, while self-disclosure continues to be a vital element within relationships ...


September-November 1884: A Critical Introduction To Martha Mcmillan, Jessica A. Elder Apr 2018

September-November 1884: A Critical Introduction To Martha Mcmillan, Jessica A. Elder

Research Papers

No abstract provided.


September-November 1884: A Critical Introduction To Martha Mcmillan, Jessica A. Elder Apr 2018

September-November 1884: A Critical Introduction To Martha Mcmillan, Jessica A. Elder

Supplemental Material

No abstract provided.


Grief Off-The-Clock: Supporting Hospice Professionals Through Personal Loss, Rachel A. Guimond Apr 2018

Grief Off-The-Clock: Supporting Hospice Professionals Through Personal Loss, Rachel A. Guimond

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Working with clients who die can have a major impact on the way professionals address their own grief. Daily exposure to the possibility of death alters the process of mourning and can leave professionals feeling disconnected from family and friends during times of grief. This presentation will look at the challenges that hospice workers, clergy members, social workers and other professionals face when they experience grief in their own lives. Evidence-based strategies for supporting professionals in their grief will also be explored.


Intergenerational Effects Of Maternal Exposure To Drought In Utero On Newborn Size: Evidence From A Retrospective Cohort Study In Malawi, Thokozani Hanjahanja-Phiri Apr 2018

Intergenerational Effects Of Maternal Exposure To Drought In Utero On Newborn Size: Evidence From A Retrospective Cohort Study In Malawi, Thokozani Hanjahanja-Phiri

Grand Challenges Canada Economic Returns to Mitigating Early Life Risks Project Working Paper Series

Aims: First, the study first assessed the impact of maternal exposure to drought in utero on newborn size. Second, the study assessed the effect of prenatal supplementation in offsetting the negative intergenerational effects of maternal exposure to drought in utero on newborn size. Methods: The present study took advantage of a natural experiment from three droughts (1981/82, 1987/88, and 1992/93) of varying severity in rural Malawi to derive maternal exposure to drought in utero based on maternal date of birth. Other data for outcomes and control variables were sourced from the iLiNS-DYAD-M randomized clinical trial. Results: Among ...


The Predictors Of Juvenile Recidivism: Testimonies Of Adult Students 18 Years And Older Exiting From Alternative Education, La Toshia Palmer Apr 2018

The Predictors Of Juvenile Recidivism: Testimonies Of Adult Students 18 Years And Older Exiting From Alternative Education, La Toshia Palmer

Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive, qualitative study was to identify and describe the importance of the predictors of juvenile recidivism and the effectiveness of efforts to prevent/avoid juvenile recidivism as perceived by previously detained, arrested, convicted, and/or incarcerated adult students 18 years of age and older exiting from alternative education in Northern California. A second purpose was to explore the types of support provided by alternative schools and the perceived importance of the support to avoid recidivism according to adult students 18 years of age and older exiting from alternative education.

Methodology: This qualitative, descriptive research design ...