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Quality Matters Annual Conference 2020, Gary Kowaluk 2020 Lincoln University

Quality Matters Annual Conference 2020, Gary Kowaluk

Title III Professional Development Reports

To better develop my online courses at Lincoln University, I attended Quality Matters 2019 Annual Conference in Grapevine, Texas from Sunday, October 27th to Tuesday, October 29th. I began the conference by attend two workshops on Sunday: one that addressed researching teaching methods in online courses, and another on online course development. While both workshops were productive, the online course development workshop was particularly helpful. It was taught by two co-authors of a recent manual on online course development. I have ordered a copy of the manual, which contained many of the tips and tricks we learned in the workshop ...


Complete Issue, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2020 University of Central Florida

Complete Issue, Volume 3, Issue 2

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

This is the complete issue of JICRCR Volume 3, Issue 2.


Stakeholder-Formed Organizations And Crisis Communication: Analyzing Discourse Of Renewal With A Non-Offending Organization, Jordan Morehouse 2020 Clemson University

Stakeholder-Formed Organizations And Crisis Communication: Analyzing Discourse Of Renewal With A Non-Offending Organization, Jordan Morehouse

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

Scholars have examined the ways organizations practice post-crisis communication strategies, including deny, diminish, and rebuild. The current study explores the extent to which a stakeholder-formed organization utilizes post-crisis discourse of renewal to rebuild, recover, and renew the Catholic Church after allegations of sexual abuse of minors publicly surfaced in the United States. Open-ended semi-structured interviews with founders and executive committee members of Leadership Roundtable revealed stakeholders practiced discourse of renewal to help the Catholic Church, an offending organization, recover from a crisis. This study also assessed the extent to which God and religion motivated stakeholders’ responses. Results suggest religion is ...


The Tensions Of Strategic Communication Decision-Making: An Exploratory Examination Of Theory And Practice, Robert S. Littlefield 2020 University of Central Florida

The Tensions Of Strategic Communication Decision-Making: An Exploratory Examination Of Theory And Practice, Robert S. Littlefield

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

The Tensions of Strategic Communication Decision-Making (TSCD) is introduced as an applied theory describing the way decision-makers experience a risk or crisis and prioritize their strategic communication responses to maintain positive relationships with their publics. Relational Dialectics Theory is applied to illustrate how tensions between organizations and publics influence communication decisions. The strategic messages used by the World Health Organization regarding the Zika virus mega-crisis provide a backdrop illustrating how TSCD is enacted. Theoretical and practical implications for decision-making suggest that TSCD contributes to a more robust understanding of how the changing context in a crisis prompts the prioritization of ...


Exploring Crisis Communication And Information Dissemination On Social Media: Social Network Analysis Of Hurricane Irma Tweets, Xianlin JIn 2020 University of Kentucky

Exploring Crisis Communication And Information Dissemination On Social Media: Social Network Analysis Of Hurricane Irma Tweets, Xianlin Jin

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

This study utilized social network analysis to identify the top 10 Twitter influentials during the Hurricane Irma crisis period and examined the relationship between social media attributes and the bridge influence of controlling information flow. The number of a user’s followers and tweets significantly predicted one’s control of information. Crisis information tended to be shared in scattered subgroups. Social network boundaries impeded information diffusion, and the communication pattern was largely one-way. The findings partially supported the opinion leader argument while indicating that influentials can directly generate information, which is consistent with the social-mediated crisis communication model. Such findings ...


Cash Transfers And Health, Sicong Sun, Jin Huang, Darrell Hudson, Michael Sherraden 2020 Washington University in St. Louis

Cash Transfers And Health, Sicong Sun, Jin Huang, Darrell Hudson, Michael Sherraden

Center for Social Development Research

Financial resources are known to affect health outcomes. Many types of social policies and programs, including social assistance and social insurance, have been implemented around the world to increase financial resources. As an overall term, we refer to these as cash transfers. In this article, we discuss whether, how, for whom, and to what extent purposeful cash transfers may improve health, both theoretically and empirically. The overall finding is that cash transfers are very positive, but as usual, there are many complexities and variations. Continuing research and policy innovation—for example, universal basic income and universal Child Development Accounts—are ...


Memory For Episodic Details Of Naturalistic Events Remains Stable Over The Course Of One Week, Kennedy E. Stomberg 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Memory For Episodic Details Of Naturalistic Events Remains Stable Over The Course Of One Week, Kennedy E. Stomberg

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

We have many experiences every day, and we tend to parse them into individual events. While many studies have been conducted to understand the nature of event segmentation, less is known how event memories change over time. In the present study, participants watched a movie clip, and then were asked to immediately retell what they had seen. They performed the same free recall task a week later. We found that the passage of time did not significantly affect the number of recalled events or the detailedness of event memories. We discuss potential explanations for our findings, including our small sample ...


Occupational Therapy’S Role In Addressing Sex And Intimacy For Individuals With Progressive Neuromuscular Disorders, Lindsay N. Richards, Becki Cohill, Katrhyn Ellis, Susan MacDermott 2020 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Occupational Therapy’S Role In Addressing Sex And Intimacy For Individuals With Progressive Neuromuscular Disorders, Lindsay N. Richards, Becki Cohill, Katrhyn Ellis, Susan Macdermott

San Marcos, Summer 2020

Individuals with progressive neuromuscular disorders (PND); specifically, Parkinson’s disease (PD), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Huntington’s Disease (HD), and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) often face physical, psychological, and social challenges related to sex and intimacy. Occupational therapy (OT) practitioners are experts in activity analysis and are equipped with unique knowledge of performance skills and client factors to address deficits in occupational performance.

Though there is literature presenting the effects of PND on sexual occupations, a gap exists as it relates to qualitative data from the perspective of the individual and their partners. A mixed-methods survey was conducted examining the lived ...


Child Development Accounts Improve Parenting Practices, Particularly For Financially Vulnerable Families, Jin Huang 2020 Washington University in St. Louis

Child Development Accounts Improve Parenting Practices, Particularly For Financially Vulnerable Families, Jin Huang

Center for Social Development Research

Parenting practices, such as parental involvement and discipline, define parent–child interactions and influence child functioning. Child Development Accounts may have positive impacts on parenting practices by increasing parents’ perceived levels of economic safety, enhancing their optimism regarding the long-term development of their child, and improving parents’ mental health. This research brief synthesizes findings of the CDA effects on parenting practices from three research studies in the SEED for Oklahoma Kids experiment.

Findings show that the SEED OK CDA has significantly reduced mothers’ punitive parenting practices, and also increased positive parenting practices among mothers in financially vulnerable families. The size ...


Caring For Kids In The Time Of Covid-19, Laurie S. Strongin 2020 Hope for Henry Foundation

Caring For Kids In The Time Of Covid-19, Laurie S. Strongin

Patient Experience Journal

The proliferation of COVID-19 has disrupted tens of millions of children’s lives. Aside from the monotony of living indoors for extended periods, being quarantined can cause feelings of helplessness, anxiety, and fear in kids and parents. These feelings are familiar to chronically ill children whose treatment often necessitates years in and out of hospitals, but COVID-19 has made life harsher for these kids. While otherwise healthy children tend to have milder symptoms than adults, the same isn’t true for kids with compromised immune systems. Keeping these children safe requires hospitals to make adjustments that exacerbate their isolation from ...


Adhd, Willpower, And Interest: A Positive Approach, Roger DeWitt 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Adhd, Willpower, And Interest: A Positive Approach, Roger Dewitt

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that typically presents with challenges of attention, impulsivity, self-regulation, memory, and sometimes, physical restlessness. Many practitioners, as well as the general public, often treat ADHD as a “disorder” that needs to be “cured,” and precious few researchers and practitioners look to understand and work with the ADHD nervous system rather than trying to align it to the “norm.” This paper will examine ADHD from a positive focus: that it is a nervous system that works extremely well as long as certain criteria are met. It will examine what ADHD is, where ...


School Psychologists And School Counselors’ Perceptions Of Preparation Received For The Provision Of School-Based Mental Health Services, Sherika McKenzie 2020 Chapman University

School Psychologists And School Counselors’ Perceptions Of Preparation Received For The Provision Of School-Based Mental Health Services, Sherika Mckenzie

Education (PhD) Dissertations

School psychologists and school counselors are increasingly playing an essential role in the provision of school-based mental health services (SBMHS). This is especially true in California. Unfortunately, there are a few studies that have examined how California school psychologists and school counselors perceive their training to provide SBMHS, how they perceive their role in providing these services, and what they regard as their needs for professional development. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which California school psychologists and school counselors believe that their formal pre-service education and later in-service professional experiences have prepared them to ...


Metacognition And Living Above Zero, Mary Margaret Rogers 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Metacognition And Living Above Zero, Mary Margaret Rogers

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Metacognition is a multi-dimensional phenomenon consisting of knowledge and regulatory skills used to monitor, control, and appraise one’s thoughts and thought processes (Schraw, 1998; Wells, 2009). This essay contends that metacognition is relevant to positive psychology and the non-clinical application of well-being practices as it may be utilized to promote self-efficacy, decrease anxiety, and increase well-being. Fortifying metacognitive processes (i.e. knowledge and regulation of cognition) is conceived to foster a sense of control regarding one’s thoughts and behaviors, thereby increasing one’s self-efficacy. Next, it is argued that metacognition may be used to decrease anxiety as the ...


Creativity, Innovation, And Entrepreneurship, Dr. Lakshmi Prasad Panda Professor 2020 Government College of Engineering Kalahandi (GCEK)

Creativity, Innovation, And Entrepreneurship, Dr. Lakshmi Prasad Panda Professor

Invited Talks

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Reflexive Narrative: Self-Inquiry Toward Self-Realization And Its Performance, Becky A. De Oliveira 2020 University of Northern Colorado

Book Review: Reflexive Narrative: Self-Inquiry Toward Self-Realization And Its Performance, Becky A. De Oliveira

Journal of Educational Research and Innovation

Becky A. De Oliveira reviews Reflexive Narrative: Self-Inquiry Toward Self-Realization and Its Performance by Christopher Johns.


Time Management, Lopamudra Behera Asst. Professor 2020 IIMT,Bhubaneswar

Time Management, Lopamudra Behera Asst. Professor

Invited Talks

When we talk about Management concept theorist says a skill of getting things done through others however Time Management is all about getting the work done by self by adjusting ourselves in to the scarce time frame. So if there was a calendar of our own we could have made the dates moving accordingly our plan and work. Again with a map of a certain place in the hand could make us reach easily there but thoroughly exploring the map and scrutinize the travel plan with own flexibility could shorten the distance by putting less efforts to reach there. So ...


Personal Savings And Asset Creation, Deepti Patnaik Assistant Professor 2020 IIMT,Bhubaneswar

Personal Savings And Asset Creation, Deepti Patnaik Assistant Professor

Invited Talks

The practice of training our self to obey the self-set rules and regulations to spend money is highly essential. This training is a financial discipline. There should be a proper financial discipline to have proper cash flows so that the funds are routed to focus on revenue-generating sources. Often we individuals do not save in a proper way. The savings are done to meet the emergency monetary needs and its purely short term. Savings did keeping in view for the long run yields good returns. To ensure a proper financial plan, there should be a clear cut vision or goal ...


Attitude, Pradeep Baxla Assistant Professor 2020 IIMT,Bhubaneswar

Attitude, Pradeep Baxla Assistant Professor

Invited Talks

This paper aims at establishing the underlying effect of attitude leading to lower/higher performance standards in academics and organizational situations. Among many factors leading to a certain standard of performance, attitude has a larger share. Lack of clear goals, hidden agendas, unsatisfied needs etc may lead a person to perform poorly yet having a negative attitude towards a particular work would leave a person non performing. It is the least desirable in life as the world moves towards excellent, efficient, and the most productive performance. Therefore, this paper presents detailed understanding about so important a topic as Attitude. It ...


The People Who “Burn”: “Communication,” Unity, And Change In Belarusian Discourse On Public Creativity, Anton Dinerstein 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The People Who “Burn”: “Communication,” Unity, And Change In Belarusian Discourse On Public Creativity, Anton Dinerstein

Doctoral Dissertations

The main intellectual problem I address in this study is how everyday communication activates the relationship between creativity, conflict, and change. More specifically, I look at how the communication of creativity becomes a process of transformation, innovation, and change and how people are propelled to create through everyday communication practices in the face of conflict and opposition. To approach this problem, I use the case of communication in modern-day Belarus to show how creativity becomes a vehicle for and a source of new social and cultural routines among the independent grassroots communities and initiatives in Minsk.

On one level, I ...


Non-Religious Employee's Perceptions Of Microaggressions And Their Relationship With Job Satisfaction As Moderated By Calling, Jessica Schultz 2020 The University of Southern Mississippi

Non-Religious Employee's Perceptions Of Microaggressions And Their Relationship With Job Satisfaction As Moderated By Calling, Jessica Schultz

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between microaggressions, person-organization fit (P-O fit), job satisfaction, and calling in non-religious individuals. Established research demonstrates that job satisfaction is predicted by P-O fit (Dawis, 2005). Research with minority groups has found that microaggressions are negatively related to P-O fit and job satisfaction (Lyons, Velez, Mehta, & Neil, 2014). However, research has yet to examine these interactions with a non-religious population. Previous investigations have found that calling is positively correlated with both P-O fit and job satisfaction (Duffy & Dik, 2013; Duffy, Allan, & Dik, 2011; Hirschi, 2012), suggesting the presence of a calling may mitigate the negative effects of microaggressions on these variables. It was predicted that P-O fit would mediate the relationship between microaggressions and job satisfaction and calling would moderate the relationship between microaggressions and ...


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