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The Impact Of Length Of Stay On Adjudicated Male Youths;' Language Use: Focusing On Linguistic Analysis Of Verbal Samples, Yousun Shin Ph.D., Terry P. Overton Ph.D., Ed.D., Zelica Espinoza M.Ed. 2016 Stephen F. Austin State University

The Impact Of Length Of Stay On Adjudicated Male Youths;' Language Use: Focusing On Linguistic Analysis Of Verbal Samples, Yousun Shin Ph.D., Terry P. Overton Ph.D., Ed.D., Zelica Espinoza M.Ed.

Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice

The primary purpose of the study was to examine the impact of the length of juvenile offenders’ stay in a residential facility on attitudinal changes, measured by language use of 22 participants’ interviews analyzed by using a computerized text tool called Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) to obtain a measure of language use. A series of one-way ANOVA (SPSS 18.0 version) were used to examine the differences between the groups identified by the length of stay and interview interval. The results indicate that the length of stay significantly impacts language use regarding the language categories of affective process ...


Shannon Goes To The Museum: Drawing Lines Across Boundaries, Kiersten F. Latham, Jodi Kearns 2016 Kent State University - Kent Campus

Shannon Goes To The Museum: Drawing Lines Across Boundaries, Kiersten F. Latham, Jodi Kearns

Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy

The DOCAM’15 theme called for an examination of the challenges ahead with our understanding of documents in a continuously changing information landscape. One such challenge has been to find specific intersecting areas of the information sciences on which authors from different disciplines might collaborate. We take ourselves as one such case study. One of us works in information science and often thinks about applications of Information Theory. One of us works on developing models for museum practice, that is, theory upon which museum work might become more intentional and robust. Thinking about Documents Unbounded has led us to align ...


Travel Tales: The Role Of Storytelling In Abroad Experience And Healing, Colleen N. McMurray 2015 SIT Graduate Institute

Travel Tales: The Role Of Storytelling In Abroad Experience And Healing, Colleen N. Mcmurray

Capstone Collection

This capstone paper examines the perceived effectiveness of storytelling in the healing process. It aims to answer the question: What role does storytelling play in the healing of returning travelers? The study was conducted by analyzing forty digital videos, categorizing themes, and analyzing the themes in relation to themes found within several articles about the power and effects of storytelling. Five principal themes were used from the data collected. The themes were then used to gain a deeper understanding of how storytelling makes the storyteller feel and how storytelling can be used for healing. The author of this paper has ...


La Gouvernance Des Mémoires Au Rwanda Au Travers Du Dispositif « Ingando »: Une Analyse Critique Des Représentations Sociales, Eric Ndushabandi 2015 University of Rwanda

La Gouvernance Des Mémoires Au Rwanda Au Travers Du Dispositif « Ingando »: Une Analyse Critique Des Représentations Sociales, Eric Ndushabandi

Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies

The objective of this paper is to understand the place of memory in the post conflict society reconstruction. The main objective of this paper is to understand how Rwanda is managing the past and the genocide memory through “Ingando”, this kind of solidarity camps organized for all social categories. This paper builds its argument from findings of a doctoral research conducted on “Ingando”. The Ingando framework constitutes one of major mechanisms through which the post genocide Rwandan government has attempted to create one “common interpretation of the past” or a “national collective memory” as part of the nation building agenda ...


Applying The Philosophies Of The Beacon Model, Michael P. Raisch 2015 Buffalo State College

Applying The Philosophies Of The Beacon Model, Michael P. Raisch

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

The purpose of this project is to apply all the knowledge and skills learned from a master’s degree in Creative Studies at Buffalo State college combined with personal experience in order to share perspective on what a “Beacon” is and how its core values are the foundation for enriching your life as well as the lives of those around you and how it all relates to Creativity. Furthermore, this project applies the concepts from the Beacon model more deeply through supporting philosophies and how the Halloween holiday naturally serves as a Beacon. There is a relationship due to the ...


Assessing The Sociocultural Impact Of Special Events In The Context Of Germanfest In Nebraska, Usa, Yanli Wang 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Assessing The Sociocultural Impact Of Special Events In The Context Of Germanfest In Nebraska, Usa, Yanli Wang

Nutrition & Health Sciences Dissertations & Theses

The present study examined the sociocultural impact of special events based on the cultural festival of GermanFest in Syracuse, Nebraska. A total of 143 (71.5%) local residents responded to the self-administered survey. The dimensions of the sociocultural impact, the important reasons for celebrating the festival, the relationship among festival stakeholders, the levels of community involvement, and the improvement of the quality of life in the community as impacts of the festival and demographic information were investigated separately.

The Festival Social Impact Attitude Scale (FSIAS) was utilized to identify the dimensions of the sociocultural impact of GermanFest. Three dimensions were ...


The Transformative And Healing Powers Of Compassion, Forgiveness, And Wonder, Anna C. Eriksson-Marty 2015 Dominican University of California

The Transformative And Healing Powers Of Compassion, Forgiveness, And Wonder, Anna C. Eriksson-Marty

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Since time immemorial, humankind has struggled to coexist peacefully together. As human beings, we strive on our relationships with each other and, yet, with actions of hatred and prejudice, we seem to consistently destroy those very relationships we value so deeply. Our current society is plagued by fear, which seems to run more rampant now – more than ever – with assistance of our rapidly evolving communication technology. The question must be asked, “How can we end this madness and heal ourselves into a kinder and more fulfilling future?” By providing up-to-date scientific research on the human emotions of compassion, forgiveness, wonder ...


The Extent And Nature Of Bullying In A Christian School, Brian Hazeltine, David A. Hernandez 2015 Cornerstone University

The Extent And Nature Of Bullying In A Christian School, Brian Hazeltine, David A. Hernandez

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

Bullying is a problem that has been studied in schools worldwide, but there is little research on bullying within Christian schools, a dearth which may stem from the assumption that Christian schools teach character traits that are inimical to bullying. Yet understanding the extent and nature of bullying in Christian schools may lead to a better understanding of ways to address the problem in all schools. Guided by social identity theory, which allowed for a focus on moral and character development, this study examined the extent and nature of bullying among 347 students in Grades 3 through 10 in a ...


Panic At The Drive-In: Affordance, Moral Panic, And Drive-In Theatres, Maria Chatzifilalithis 2015 Wilfrid Laurier University

Panic At The Drive-In: Affordance, Moral Panic, And Drive-In Theatres, Maria Chatzifilalithis

Laurier Undergraduate Journal of the Arts

No abstract provided.


The Current Jihadist Mobilization In Western Europe: Germany, Daniel H. Heinke, Daniel H Heinke 2015 Institut für Polizei- und Sicherheitsforschung, HfÖV Bremen

The Current Jihadist Mobilization In Western Europe: Germany, Daniel H. Heinke, Daniel H Heinke

Daniel H Heinke

The Current Jihadist Mobilization in Western Europe: German Foreign Fighters


Trend Or Transition: A Report On Interdisciplinary Work In The 2013-2014 Academic Job Market For The Humanities And Social Sciences, Michael Aiuvalasit, Carson Davis, Ángel Gallardo, Bingchen Liu, Tim McGee, Meghan Wadle 2015 Southern Methodist University

Trend Or Transition: A Report On Interdisciplinary Work In The 2013-2014 Academic Job Market For The Humanities And Social Sciences, Michael Aiuvalasit, Carson Davis, Ángel Gallardo, Bingchen Liu, Tim Mcgee, Meghan Wadle

Graduate Fellow Publications

Academics are increasingly encouraged to devote themselves to interdisciplinary scholarship, but does being interdisciplinary help you get a job? What do hiring committees really mean when they say they desire a candidate with “interdisciplinary experience”? To investigate these questions the 2014-2015 Graduate Fellows at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies undertook a content analysis of academic job announcements using the term “interdisciplinary”. We analyzed 200 job listings for tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in the social sciences and humanities, using job listings from the website H-Net posted during the 2013-2014 hiring cycles. The demands for ...


The Family Mealtime Study: Parent Socialization And Context During And Surrounding Family Mealtimes, Car Mun Kok 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Family Mealtime Study: Parent Socialization And Context During And Surrounding Family Mealtimes, Car Mun Kok

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Past research showed that family mealtimes positively impact youth's dietary behaviors. However, the processes through which these benefits occur are unclear. Understanding the aspects of family mealtimes such as parent socialization and mealtime context can increase the understanding of how family mealtimes may benefit youths’ dietary behaviors. This mixed methods study identified occurrences around family mealtimes that might impact youths’ dietary behaviors. One hundred parent-child dyads completed surveys. A subsample of 40 families participated in family mealtime observations and 20 parents were interviewed. Quantitative findings showed that parents engaged in various food- and mealtime-related socialization behaviors like parent modeling ...


Predicting Toucan Locations In Panama Using Arcgis, Daniel J. Herrera 2015 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Predicting Toucan Locations In Panama Using Arcgis, Daniel J. Herrera

Geography: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

Toucans are omnivorous birds native to southern Latin America and South America. They are non-migratory, and their range is disputed among experts. In an attempt to develop a better understanding of the range and behavior of toucans, correlations between toucan presence and geographic features of the area were analyzed to create a location probability map.


P-16 The Life Experiences Of Afro-Caribbean Immigrant Women Living With Hiv: A Phenomenological Investigation, Krista Cooper 2015 Andrews University

P-16 The Life Experiences Of Afro-Caribbean Immigrant Women Living With Hiv: A Phenomenological Investigation, Krista Cooper

Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship Programs

Of the 1.2 million individuals living with HIV, African Americans continue to be the most adversely impacted population in the U.S. (CDC, 2015). While there has been a decrease over time in new HIV infections among this population, statistics indicate that in 2012, African Americans accounted for almost half of those living with HIV (47%) in the U.S. (CDC, 2015). Among those infected men who have sex with men (MSMs), heterosexual males, and heterosexual females account for highest rates of infection among this group in 2010 (CDC, 2015). Among females, African American women continue to lead in ...


Self-Management And Regulation Training (Smart) For Criminogenic Behaviors In Males, Bonnie L. Kenaley, Richard Craig, Patrick Wolberd 2015 Boise State University

Self-Management And Regulation Training (Smart) For Criminogenic Behaviors In Males, Bonnie L. Kenaley, Richard Craig, Patrick Wolberd

Bonnie Kenaley

The presentation introduces a manualized Self-Management and Regulation Training (SMART; Wolberd, 2000) for incarcerated adult males with criminogenic attitudes, beliefs and behaviors. The model’s objectives, principles, recruitment and neurobehavioral and cognitive-based strategies will be discussed. Recent research findings will be presented, as well as practice, research and policy implications.

Educational objectives
  • Explain the objectives and components of the Self-Management and Regulation Training model
  • Demonstrate the sequential steps of the SMART program, including the in-group and homework assignments
  • Describe how to assess the effectiveness of the SMART program


Rents The Bane Of Poor: Charity, Hilary Gallagher 2015 Southern Cross University

Rents The Bane Of Poor: Charity, Hilary Gallagher

Hilary Gallagher

No abstract provided.


Exploring Deployment And Resilience Through The Experiences Of Army National Guard Youth, Kerrie Joy Rosheim 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Exploring Deployment And Resilience Through The Experiences Of Army National Guard Youth, Kerrie Joy Rosheim

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

The Global War on Terror utilized Army National Guard soldiers at unprecedented rates, drastically changing their reserve role and the lifestyle of their families. This qualitative study explored what the adolescent children of Army National Guard soldiers experienced during the deployment of a parent and how they conceptualized and demonstrated resilience. Through individual interviews with nine participants, who collectively have experienced over 17 years of deployment during adolescence, and email survey results of their primary caregivers, the following three themes emerged to capture the essence of deployment for Army National Guard youth. Deployment can be viewed as “a mixed bag ...


Critically Examining Black Students’ Preparation To Counsel White Clients, Natoya Hill Haskins, Rosemary E. Phelps, Candice Crowell 2015 The University of Georgia

Critically Examining Black Students’ Preparation To Counsel White Clients, Natoya Hill Haskins, Rosemary E. Phelps, Candice Crowell

The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Abstract

This study explored how Black students are prepared to counsel White clients in two predominantly White universities. Data analysis revealed five themes, which exposed Black students’ preparation experiences: (a) relevant content excluded, (b) stereotyping experienced, (c) authenticity challenged, (d) counter spaces should be included, and (e) cultural sensitivity of faculty warrants increase. The authors discuss implications of the study’s findings for educators as well as limitations and recommendations for future research.


Lessons From Triadic Supervisors: Maximizing Effectiveness, Andrew Felton, Michael Morgan, Mary Alice Bruce 2015 University of Wyoming

Lessons From Triadic Supervisors: Maximizing Effectiveness, Andrew Felton, Michael Morgan, Mary Alice Bruce

The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Through this hermeneutic-phenomenological qualitative study, 10 supervisors of a CACREP accredited program identified emergent themes and challenges of triadic supervision: relationship dynamics, feedback, time management, contextual learning, and matching of supervisees. The researchers offer specific methods to approach these challenges within triadic supervision to maximize effectiveness.


Changes Over Time In Masters Level School Counselor Education Programs, Rachelle Perusse, Timothy A. Poynton, Jennifer L. Parzych, Gary E. Goodnough 2015 University of Connecticut

Changes Over Time In Masters Level School Counselor Education Programs, Rachelle Perusse, Timothy A. Poynton, Jennifer L. Parzych, Gary E. Goodnough

The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

A national survey regarding the preparation of entry-level school counseling students was conducted to assess changes over time that may have occurred in the credit hours, screening methods, faculty experiences, course content, fieldwork requirements, and importance of The Education Trust concepts. Key findings include increases in the number of faculty with school counseling experience and the number of programs requiring practicum and internship to be completed in a school setting, and decreases in the number of courses designed specifically for school counseling students and the importance of supervision.


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