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A Guide For Assessing Older Adults’ Needs On Maine Islands, Beatrice Byrne 2017 University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service

A Guide For Assessing Older Adults’ Needs On Maine Islands, Beatrice Byrne

Muskie School Capstones

This template may help Maine island communities identify older adults’ needs and island resources, in order to allow older adults to age in the island communities.

Three interviews with island health leaders, one community conversation with older islanders, and one pilot test provided information about what to include in the template.

The template includes a demographic survey, guides for conducting semi-structured interviews and group conversations with older adults and caregivers, a guide and worksheet for analyzing the data, a guide for assessing community resources, a guide for dissemination, and a list of additional resources.


Overparenting And Emerging Adults' Mental Health: The Mediating Role Of Emotional Distress Tolerance, Christopher Michael Perez 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Overparenting And Emerging Adults' Mental Health: The Mediating Role Of Emotional Distress Tolerance, Christopher Michael Perez

Master's Theses

Overparenting is a type of parental control that features intense parental involvement, which is negatively associated with the development of age-appropriate autonomous behavior in children and emerging adults. To this point, overparenting has been linked to poor mental health in young children (Bayer, Sanson, & Hemphill, 2006; Gar & Hudson, 2008), as well as in emerging adults (LeMoyne & Buchanan, 2011; Segrin, Woszidlo, Givertz, & Montgomery, 2013). The emerging adult population has continued to be one of interest across recent studies concerning mental health, given the unique emotional and behavioral changes that arise during this stage of development. Emotional distress tolerance (DT), defined as the ability to withstand negative emotional states (Anestis et al., 2012; Simons & Gaher, 2005), has not yet been established as a construct in relation to overparenting. The present study examined the direct role of overparenting in relation to mental health symptoms in emerging adults and explored emotional DT as a mediator of this relationship. College student participants (N = 360) completed a demographic questionnaire ...


"It Was Just Ugly And Uncomfortable" : A Phenomenological Study Of Intergenerational Transmission Among Adult Children Of Divorce, Carly A. Nacer 2017 Montclair State University

"It Was Just Ugly And Uncomfortable" : A Phenomenological Study Of Intergenerational Transmission Among Adult Children Of Divorce, Carly A. Nacer

Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects

Grounded in the intergenerational transmission of divorce theory, this qualitative phenomenological study explored how lived experiences of relational communication among female Adult Children of Divorce (ACOD) might reflect those of their parents who divorced during the adult child’s adolescence years. Ten in-depth Skype interviews were conducted with female ACOD at a large northeastern university. All participants shared negative communication behaviors that they perceived their parents used before the divorce. They described their experiences as “ugly and uncomfortable.” The findings suggested that ACOD’s exposure to conflict influenced the communication behaviors of their romantic relationships. Specifically, ACOD have had limited ...


Substance Use Among Urban Adolescents Of Color : Exploring The Effects Of Ethnic Identity, Psychological Empowerment, And Race, David T. Lardier Jr. 2017 Montclair State University

Substance Use Among Urban Adolescents Of Color : Exploring The Effects Of Ethnic Identity, Psychological Empowerment, And Race, David T. Lardier Jr.

Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects

Advances in the substance use literature have occurred over the last three decades. However, the research examining drug and alcohol prevention-interventions among urban youth has occurred from a deficit lens, and practitioners have not fully considered how race or ethnicity impact interventions. There is a need in the research to understand the processes and outcomes of substance use among urban youth, particularly those processes that focus on strengths and empowerment among racial-ethnic minority groups. This study investigates the mediating relationship of ethnic identity between community-based perceptions and psychological empowerment and substance use; the mediating impact of psychological empowerment; and the ...


Work-Family Dynamics Among Working Mothers In The United States, M. Hassan Raza 2017 Montclair State University

Work-Family Dynamics Among Working Mothers In The United States, M. Hassan Raza

Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects

The current research consists of three studies evaluating the body of work–family conflict literature and examining work–family balance and work–family conflict experiences of working mothers in the United States. The first study addressed the research question: To what extent are voices of marginalized individuals and families recognized in work– family conflict studies? Content analysis was conducted of sixty-seven empirical articles containing 245 hypotheses/research questions in work–family conflict studies (1980– 2016). A conceptual framework, “The Ecology of Justice,” was developed to analyze data. Results indicated work–family conflict studies were less inclusive and less representative of ...


Older Adults And Mobile Technology: Factors That Enhance And Inhibit Utilization In The Context Of Behavioral Health, Alexis Kuerbis, Adina Mulliken, Frederick Muench, Alison A. Moore, Daniel Gardner 2017 CUNY Hunter College

Older Adults And Mobile Technology: Factors That Enhance And Inhibit Utilization In The Context Of Behavioral Health, Alexis Kuerbis, Adina Mulliken, Frederick Muench, Alison A. Moore, Daniel Gardner

Publications and Research

While numbers and proportions of older adults with behavioral health issues are expected to substantially increase, there is also a widening gap in available services for older adults. Mobile health interventions (mhealth) are a way to address existing barriers to treatment, provide frontline assessment and increase access to services for older adults. Due to perpetuated stereotypes, many assume that older adults do not utilize mobile technology nor will they accept a mHealth intervention. The purpose of this paper is to synthesize contemporary literature from information technology and healthcare regarding: (1) current mobile technology utilization by older adults, particularly in regards ...


Lyon, C., & Matlock, M. 'S "Ideas For Parents: A Collection Of Tips, Insights, And Activities For Real-World Parenting" (Book Review), Cynorra Jackson 2017 George Fox University

Lyon, C., & Matlock, M. 'S "Ideas For Parents: A Collection Of Tips, Insights, And Activities For Real-World Parenting" (Book Review), Cynorra Jackson

The Christian Librarian

Lyon, C., & Matlock, M. (2012). Ideas for parents: A collection of tips, insights, and activities for real-world parenting. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 364 pp. $12.99. ISBN 9780310677673


From The Father’S Heart To Our Hands: Christian Responsibility In The U.S. Foster System, Amelia Tam 2017 Southeastern University - Lakeland

From The Father’S Heart To Our Hands: Christian Responsibility In The U.S. Foster System, Amelia Tam

Selected Honors Theses

Nearly half a million children are currently served by the child welfare system in the United States. This overwhelming strain on state departments and non-profit placement agencies is compounded by the fact that there are not enough available homes. There appears to be a shortage of capable and resilient foster and adoptive parents. Thousands of children who are ready to be adopted do not have anyone to take them in, and thousands more float in the system until new families agree to foster. This seeming shortage of homes is absurd considering the wealth of compassion and capability within the American ...


Kyle's "The Girl’S Guide To Life" (Book Review), Amy Rice 2017 George Fox University

Kyle's "The Girl’S Guide To Life" (Book Review), Amy Rice

The Christian Librarian

Kyle, S. (2015). The girl’s guide to life. Carson, CA: RoseKidz. 192 pp. $10.99. ISBN 9781584111498.


Parental Leadership: The Mary Poppins Metaphor, Brad Van Alstyne 2017 Department of Communication and Media Studies, Dominican University of California

Parental Leadership: The Mary Poppins Metaphor, Brad Van Alstyne

Brad Van Alstyne

Existing theories on leadership are usually based on efforts we are familiar with in which leaders are easily defined (work, war, sports, etc). Little analysis to date has been placed on the role of parents as leaders outside of the social sciences where the focus of the research is usually an offshoot of psychology or childhood development. The parent as leader is a unique focus in that there are several qualities of the parent role that are quite different from that of the typical supervisory roles we normally discuss, while at the same time it would be foolish to think ...


The Effects Of Migration On Children's Rights, Sharyne Williams 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

The Effects Of Migration On Children's Rights, Sharyne Williams

Bridges: An Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Connections

No abstract provided.


How Do Money, Sex, And Stress Influence Marital Instability?, E. Jeffrey Hill, David B. Allsop, Ashley B. LeBaron, Roy A. Bean 2017 Brigham Young University

How Do Money, Sex, And Stress Influence Marital Instability?, E. Jeffrey Hill, David B. Allsop, Ashley B. Lebaron, Roy A. Bean

Journal of Financial Therapy

This study explored how money and sex simultaneously predicted marital instability, and what financial therapists might focus on with clients to address problems in these areas. Specifically, this paper concurrently examined the relationship of marital instability to financial and family stressors (financial stressors, work-family conflict, and parenting stressors); financial and sexual resources (couple income and couple sexual frequency); and financial and sexual perceptions (financial dissatisfaction and sexual dissatisfaction). Couple financial communication and couple relational communication were explored as intervention points for financial therapists. Data came from Wave 2 of the Flourishing Families data set (N = 301). Data were organized using ...


What’S In It For Me? The Impact To Social Exchange Dynamics Of Hispanic Males Serving As Mentors In Formal Youth Programs, Annica Meza Dawe 2017 Brandman University

What’S In It For Me? The Impact To Social Exchange Dynamics Of Hispanic Males Serving As Mentors In Formal Youth Programs, Annica Meza Dawe

Dissertations

Purpose: The U.S. Hispanic population is on the rise and will continue to be an important thread in the fabric of American society as a whole. However, in the midst of this burgeoning group lies its male subpopulation which faces its own unique challenges. One outlet that has demonstrated success for minorities is mentoring. Mentoring can provide Hispanic males with numerous benefits in a social exchange paradigm. Unfortunately the majority of mentoring research has focused solely on the perspective of the protégé, thus leaving mentor perceptions, particularly those of Hispanic males, unexplored. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study ...


The Untold Stories Of Former Teen Mothers Who Have Achieved A Master’S Degree Or Higher, Tanya M. Benitez 2017 Brandman University

The Untold Stories Of Former Teen Mothers Who Have Achieved A Master’S Degree Or Higher, Tanya M. Benitez

Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to shed light on former teen mothers who have “beaten the odds” by achieving a master’s degree or higher. It sought to reveal and understand what the external and internal factors are which lead to these women pursing higher education.

Methodology: The methodology of this study is a case study which explored these factors through the personal stories of former teen mothers. The study revealed the commonalities among these women.

Findings: The findings of the study determined Data collection and analysis resulted in four findings in the lived story of the 13 ...


How Athletics Affect An Athlete’S Academic Performance, Rachel D. Cordle, Anna Forcelle 2017 Cedarville University

How Athletics Affect An Athlete’S Academic Performance, Rachel D. Cordle, Anna Forcelle

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Involvement in both a collegiate sport and education can be overwhelming and stressful and has the potential to result in sacrificed educational advancement and attainment. Due to the lack of research done concerning this topic, limited knowledge is known regarding specific stressors encountered by athletes and their coping strategies used. As a result, there is little understanding about how to best support college-level student athletes. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to gain insight from university students as to how athletics affect their academic performance, and to battle against the stereotype of college athletes being average or just below ...


The Intergenerational Continuity Of Warm Couple Interactions, Mary Kirk 2017 Iowa State University

The Intergenerational Continuity Of Warm Couple Interactions, Mary Kirk

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Generation one (G1) warm couple interaction is associated with G2 warm romantic interaction in adulthood. G1 couple interaction is associated with parent-child interactions, which predicts G2 romantic relationships later in life. Thus, the association between G1-G1 warm interaction, G1-G2 positive communication, and G2 couple warmth in adulthood was examined. Participants come from a longitudinal study of primarily, rural, European-American individuals followed from adolescence to adulthood (N = 451). There were 3 time points: G1-G1 warm interactions during G2 middle adolescence (time 1; 15-16 years old), G1-G2 positive communication during G2s late adolescence (time 2; age 18), and G2 warmth toward a ...


Music And Its Importance In The Development Of Children, Harrison Guetzko 2017 Iowa State University

Music And Its Importance In The Development Of Children, Harrison Guetzko

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

For thousands of years, music has been the universal language of all cultures. It can tell stories of the past, communicate emotions and messages, and it has had an impact on almost every person in the world. Most people in the United States hear music in some form every day, and it isn’t a big deal. Or is it? How does participation and involvement in music-related activity impact a child’s development? Research done in the past shows that music benefits listening, social, and cognitive skills in young children, allowing them to grow and learn much easier through adolescence ...


Iowa Qrs: Understanding What Families Know Of Child Care Quality Indicators Initiatives, Jennifer Barry-Young 2017 Iowa State University

Iowa Qrs: Understanding What Families Know Of Child Care Quality Indicators Initiatives, Jennifer Barry-Young

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

With an end goal to determine if the study protocol is feasible this pilot study sets out to address deficits in data of the knowledge base of first time expectant parents seeking child care with regards to quality indicators and initiatives in early childhood environments specific to the State of Iowa. Current literature with specifics for this unique demographic’s knowledge base as they embark on making choices for what is termed quality child care specificities is lacking. However, key research out of Minnesota reports low-levels of awareness and use of the state’s QRS care and that research is ...


Matching For Adoption: A Study Of Current Trends, 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Matching For Adoption: A Study Of Current Trends

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Black-Market Adoptions, Margaret V. Turano 2017 St. John's University School of Law

Black-Market Adoptions, Margaret V. Turano

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


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