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Volunteerism In Context: A Comparison On Habitat For Humanity Canada Programs, Leslie Cove McMaster University
Volunteerism In Context: A Comparison On Habitat For Humanity Canada Programs, Leslie Cove
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
This thesis applies a Bourdieuian analysis to a qualitative study of volunteerism that focuses on the question of how ‘doing good’ relates to social change overall? - in particular, the ways that social class influences the volunteer experience and the overall culture of volunteerism. I argue that the leading theoretical research models of volunteerism need to recognize the evolving nature of the activity and theorize the influences that are structuring the culture of volunteerism. What emerges is a model of volunteering where motivation is understood as a complex set of factors that are structured by social class identities and volunteering is ...
A Sociological And Statistical Analysis Of Fraternity Men's Attitudes On Rape And Sexual Assault, Cierra Ensign California Polytechnic State University
A Sociological And Statistical Analysis Of Fraternity Men's Attitudes On Rape And Sexual Assault, Cierra Ensign
Hostility, aggression, and empathy levels of 488 fraternity men were measured using portions of the Burt Rape Myth Acceptance Scale, Malamuth’s Behavioral Intent to Rape Question, Hostility Toward Women Scale, and Survey Measure of Emotional Empathy. Thirteen out of the fifteen Interfraternity Council (IFC) chapters at a west coast public university campus volunteered to participate in the study. The survey consisted of thirty-five questions aimed at finding a correlation between the respondents housing location, year in school, position of office in his fraternity, and number of siblings and hostility, aggression, and empathy. Although no significant findings relating hostility, aggression ...
Public Housing: An Introspective Study On Public Housing And Its Effects On Health And Well-Being, Janna Traeger, Victoria Phillips California Polytechnic State University
Public Housing: An Introspective Study On Public Housing And Its Effects On Health And Well-Being, Janna Traeger, Victoria Phillips
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An Examination Of The Motivations Of Attendees At Cal Poly's "Change The Status Quo" Conference, James Statton California Polytechnic State University
An Examination Of The Motivations Of Attendees At Cal Poly's "Change The Status Quo" Conference, James Statton
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration
The social activism community exists to address the collective responsibility of meeting needs and fighting for the rights of the disadvantaged and/or marginalized populations. The Change the Status Quo conference aims to educate, motivate, and activate attendees. The purpose of this study was to measure the motivations of attendees at the Change the Status Quo conference at Cal Poly to become involved in social activism. The study was conducted through a questionnaire distributed and collected during the final workshop of the conference. The findings from 72 participants indicated that most were female and college students. Most were also frequently ...
An Examination Of Summer Bridge Programs For First-Generation College Students, Emily Christine Otewalt California Polytechnic State University
An Examination Of Summer Bridge Programs For First-Generation College Students, Emily Christine Otewalt
Psychology and Child Development
During the last fifty years, nearly half of all students who entered a two- or four-year university withdrew without obtaining a degree. Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnic minority students, and students who were the first in their family to attend college were particularly vulnerable to this attrition. The following senior project examines current research on the backgrounds and attrition rates of first-generation college students, how "Summer Bridge Programs" aim to assist these students, and where shortcoming exist in current "Summer Bridge Program" assessments.
Cultural Exposure For Cal Poly Orientation Programs: Training Orientation Leaders To Promote An Inclusive Enviroment And Creating Respect And Diversity Programming For Incoming Students, Sofia Rodriguez Mata California Polytechnic State University
Cultural Exposure For Cal Poly Orientation Programs: Training Orientation Leaders To Promote An Inclusive Enviroment And Creating Respect And Diversity Programming For Incoming Students, Sofia Rodriguez Mata
Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies
California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo is home to the largest student run orientation program in the nation. The success of the program is due to a combination of student volunteer involvement, comprehensive topic coverage, campus and community involvement, and dedicated leadership. Topics to ensure student success are carefully researched, conceptualized, and implemented to construct programming for Soar and Week of Welcome. As an Executive Board Member, supervising a committee focused on student and student supporter transition and awareness topics, one has the option to specialize on projects. Improvement of respect and diversity training and programming needed to ...
Eliciting Maternal Subjective Expectations About The Technology Of Cognitive Skill Formation, Flávio Cunha, Irma T. Elo, Jennifer F. Culhane University of Pennsylvania
Eliciting Maternal Subjective Expectations About The Technology Of Cognitive Skill Formation, Flávio Cunha, Irma T. Elo, Jennifer F. Culhane
PSC Working Paper Series
In this paper, we formulate a model of early childhood development in which mothers have subjective expectations about the technology of skill formation. The model is useful for understanding how maternal knowledge about child development affects the maternal choices of investments in the human capital of children. Unfortunately, the model is not identified from data that are usually available to econometricians. To solve this problem, we conduct a study where mothers were interviewed to elicit maternal expectations about the technology of skill formation. We interviewed a sample of socioeconomically disadvantaged African‐American women. We find that the median subjective expectation ...
Examination Of The Use Of Online And Offline Networks By Housing Social Movement Organizations, Jessica N. Kropczynski University of Kentucky
Examination Of The Use Of Online And Offline Networks By Housing Social Movement Organizations, Jessica N. Kropczynski
Theses and Dissertations--Sociology
Resource mobilization theory and political opportunity theory are often used to describe separate portions of social movements. This dissertation proposes a combined model of these two theoretical perspectives which describes how social movement organizations effectively engage in social marketing both online and offline. The field of social marketing highlights the utility of standard commercial marketing practices to achieve non-commercial goals. I argue that, while commercial marketing practices may benefit social movement organizations and are more cost effective given emerging technology, momentum for gathering resources, will be stifled unless a political opportunity presents itself. Guided by theory about the ways that ...
Abnormal Sexual Assault Situations And Its Influence On Rape Myth Acceptance, Amber Carlson University of New Hampshire
Abnormal Sexual Assault Situations And Its Influence On Rape Myth Acceptance, Amber Carlson
The crime of rape, unwanted sexual contact, is a heavily researched topic in the sociological field. The majority of research, however, has revolved around incidences of stranger rape and the typical gender combination of male offender and female victim. The updated Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale was created to measure the level of participants agree with the typical rape myths of: she asked for it, he didn’t mean to, it wasn’t really rape, and she lied. This research study was designed to test the influence of gender in rape situations and how this affects the acceptance of rape ...
Middle-Skill Jobs Remain More Common Among Rural Workers, Justin R. Young University of New Hampshire
Middle-Skill Jobs Remain More Common Among Rural Workers, Justin R. Young
The Carsey Institute at the Scholars' Repository
This issue brief uses data from the Current Population Survey collected from 2003 to 2012 to assess trends in employment in middle-skill jobs and the Great Recession’s impact on middle-skill workers, with particular attention paid to differences between those in rural and urban places. Author Justin Young reports that roughly half (51 percent) of American workers living in rural areas held middle-skill jobs in 2012—positions requiring at least some on-the-job training, an apprenticeship-type experience, or postsecondary education but no more than a two-year degree. This figure is well above the national average of 43 percent and the urban ...
Child Care Subsidies Critical For Low-Income Families Amid Rising Child Care Expenses, Kristin Smith, Nicholas Adams University of New Hampshire
Child Care Subsidies Critical For Low-Income Families Amid Rising Child Care Expenses, Kristin Smith, Nicholas Adams
The Carsey Institute at the Scholars' Repository
The high cost of child care is a barrier to employment among low-income families with young children. Child care subsidies are designed to support both parental employment and child development by lowering the cost of child care and making high-quality child care affordable to low-income families. This policy brief compares the shares of income spent on child care in 2005 and 2011 using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. Authors Kristin Smith and Nicholas Adams report that child care expenditures were higher on average in 2011 than in 2005 (in constant 2011 dollars) and that employed, poor mothers ...
News - Georgia State University - Gsu Library Receives $210,000 Neh Grant, Christian J. Steinmetz Kennesaw State University
News - Georgia State University - Gsu Library Receives $210,000 Neh Grant, Christian J. Steinmetz
Georgia Library Quarterly
Georgia State University Library recently received a $210,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for “Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s – 1990s”, submitted by librarian Joe Hurley (Principal Investigator) and history professor Kate Wilson (co-PI).
Us/Mexico Labor Migration And The Agricultural Industry, Allen Koh, Nathaniel Ting Olin College of Engineering
Us/Mexico Labor Migration And The Agricultural Industry, Allen Koh, Nathaniel Ting
2013 AHS Capstone Projects
For our AHS Capstone Project, we wrote two debates to highlight the different perspectives on the US/Mexico immigration issue and its impact on the agricultural industry. We also created a digital story which introduces the topic. These both draw on economics and human rights perspectives.
Testimony Before The Erisa Advisory Council, Ellen A. Bruce University of Massachusetts Boston
Testimony Before The Erisa Advisory Council, Ellen A. Bruce
Pension Action Center Publications
I am the director of the Pension Action Center of the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston. In that capacity, I run the New England Pension Assistance Project (NEPAP), a U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA)-funded pension counseling project, and the Illinois Pension Assistance Project (IPAP) funded by the Retirement Research Foundation. Both of these projects represent low- and moderate-income plan participants who are having difficulty claiming their employer-sponsored retirement income. The AoA funds six pension counseling projects covering 29 states; all of which represent clients in much the same way we do at the Pension Action ...
Behind The Scenes: A Look At Socio-Cultural Messages In Situation Comedies And Their Effects On Gendered Messages, Victoria S. Hogan Bridgewater State University
Behind The Scenes: A Look At Socio-Cultural Messages In Situation Comedies And Their Effects On Gendered Messages, Victoria S. Hogan
Honors Program Theses and Projects
Specific values, characteristics and behaviors are expected for men and women in American society. Previous research has shown that gender stereotypes on television programs are believed to influence society's “perception of appropriate sex roles” and reinforce negative notions about the role of women in society (Fullteron et al. 2000). According to Lee & Shaw (2010), matters have not changed much. Television uses speech that creates images of and attitudes towards women that prevent equality. This study undertakes a content analysis of two prime-time television shows, 2 Broke Girls and Happy Endings. The objective of this research is to analyze the ...
The Object Of Desire: How Being Objectified Creates Sexual Pressure For Women In Heterosexual Relationships, Tiffany Hoyt Bridgewater State University
The Object Of Desire: How Being Objectified Creates Sexual Pressure For Women In Heterosexual Relationships, Tiffany Hoyt
Honors Program Theses and Projects
The objectification of women is widespread in the United States (American Psychological Association, 2007), although there is relatively little research on objectification in romantic relationships. The purpose of this research was to explore how partner-objectification might be related to sexual pressure in heterosexual relationships. It was hypothesized that men who objectify their partners would be more likely to sexually pressure and/or coerce their partners. Additionally, a woman who feels objectified by her partner was hypothesized to internalize the objectification, feel like she has less control in the relationship (i.e., less sexual agency), and perceive more sexual pressure and ...
Emotions, Violence And Social Belonging: An Eliasian Analysis Of Sports Spectatorship, Paddy Dolan, John Connolly Dublin Institute of Technology
Re-Theorizing The “Structure–Agency” Relationship: Figurational Theory, Organizational Change And The Gaelic Athletic Association, John Connolly, Paddy Dolan Dublin Institute of Technology
Re-Theorizing The “Structure–Agency” Relationship: Figurational Theory, Organizational Change And The Gaelic Athletic Association, John Connolly, Paddy Dolan
This article illustrates how the figurational sociology associated with Norbert Elias provides an alternative theoretical framework for explaining the relationship between, ‘individualorganization- society’ and organizational change, and in so doing transverses what is conceived as a false dichotomy between structure and agency. Through an historical case study of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland, the ‘individual-organization-society’ relationship is conceptualized as overlapping figurations and organizational change is explained as figurational dynamics—the shifting social interdependencies between the individuals and groups comprising an organization, between that organization and other organizations, between social groups on a higher level of integration and competition. In ...
Addressing The Elephant In The Room: Understanding The Daily Life Of Undocumented High School Youth, Sylvia Rusin '13, Meghan Burke, Faculty Advisor Illinois Wesleyan University
Addressing The Elephant In The Room: Understanding The Daily Life Of Undocumented High School Youth, Sylvia Rusin '13, Meghan Burke, Faculty Advisor
John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference
The 1.5 generation are the undocumented students who were born abroad and were brought to the United States by their parents at an early age. Many of these children came here during the population boom in the 1990’s and are now teenagers or in their mid 20’s. As they are finishing high school, nearly all of them are confused about their post-secondary options because of their undocumented status. The IL Dream Act, passed in 2011, qualifies undocumented youth to pay in-state tuition when attending public universities in Illinois and provides counselors who are aware of the college ...
Criminological Theory As Represented In Music Lyrics, Arielle Hollman University of North Georgia
Criminological Theory As Represented In Music Lyrics, Arielle Hollman
Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research
This is a brief summary of several criminological theories and the analysis of song lyrics that represent these theories. The theories discussed include rational choice, social learning, subculture, and anomie-strain. The analyzed lyrics included verses from Busta Rhymes’s “In the Ghetto,” Jay-Z’s “Never Change,” Mobb Deep’s “Survival of the Fittest,” Lil’ Flip’s “My Block,” Wu Tang Clan’s “The City,” and Talib Kweli’s “Get By.” This may be used as a resource for criminology students, professors, or anyone interested in unorthodox presentations of criminological theory.
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History Of The Indian Caste System And Its Impact On India Today, Manali Deshpande
Racism In The Criminal Justice System, Nichole Griffith
Gender Identity Disorder : A Misunderstood Diagnosis, Kristopher Cook
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