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Life In The Stands: The Experiences Of Female Major League Baseball Fans, Kelly Lynn Balfour 2012 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Life In The Stands: The Experiences Of Female Major League Baseball Fans, Kelly Lynn Balfour

Doctoral Dissertations

Females have long been overlooked as sports fans in our society, especially female fans of men’s professional sports leagues (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA). There is a vast amount of research available as to what motivates females to attend sporting events, but not on their experience of being a sports fan. Professional sport organizations are now beginning to acknowledge the female fans in their marketing and team apparel. The purpose of the proposed research study is to understand the experience of females who self-identify as fans of Major League Baseball (MLB). Ten female fans of MLB were interviewed and asked to …


Waiting In “The House Of Life”: Experiences Of Seeking Asylum In The United States While Living In Buffalo, New York, Meagan Nicole Salisbury 2012 Syracuse University

Waiting In “The House Of Life”: Experiences Of Seeking Asylum In The United States While Living In Buffalo, New York, Meagan Nicole Salisbury

Honors Capstone Projects - All

I am interested in the experiences of individuals in Upstate New York throughout the process of seeking asylum. I want to know asylum law influences the daily lives of individuals in relation to their cases and other emotions and activities. To address this, I traveled to Vive, Inc. in Buffalo, a shelter for individuals seeking asylum in either the U.S. or Canada, and conducted nine interviews. I interviewed people seeking asylum, one woman who already obtained asylum in the United States, and the two staff members.

Based on my interviews, I argue that seeking asylum in the United States is …


Methods And Baseline Characteristics Of A Randomized Trial Treating Early Childhood Obesity: The Positive Lifestyles For Active Youngsters (Team Play) Trial, Marion Hare, Mace Coday, Natalie A. Williams, Phyllis Richey, Frances Tylavsky, Andrew Bush 2012 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Methods And Baseline Characteristics Of A Randomized Trial Treating Early Childhood Obesity: The Positive Lifestyles For Active Youngsters (Team Play) Trial, Marion Hare, Mace Coday, Natalie A. Williams, Phyllis Richey, Frances Tylavsky, Andrew Bush

Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies: Faculty Publications

There are few effective obesity interventions directed towards younger children, particularly young minority children. This paper describes the design, intervention, recruitment methods, and baseline data of the ongoing Positive Lifestyles for Active Youngsters (Team PLAY) study. This randomized controlled trial is designed to test the efficacy of a 6-month, moderately intense, primary care feasible, family-based behavioral intervention, targeting both young children and their parent, in promoting healthy weight change.

Participants are 270 overweight and obese children (ages 4 to 7 years) and their parent, who were recruited from a primarily African American urban population. Parents and children were instructed in …


The Application Of Social/Political Theories To The Spliss (Sport Policy Factors Leading To International Sporting Success) Model, Winston Wing Hong To, Bryn Jones, Juliann Desjardins, Darwin Semotiuk 2012 Western University

The Application Of Social/Political Theories To The Spliss (Sport Policy Factors Leading To International Sporting Success) Model, Winston Wing Hong To, Bryn Jones, Juliann Desjardins, Darwin Semotiuk

Winston Wing Hong To

This research focuses if a sociocultural theory such as the stakeholder theory or social value theory can be applicable to enhance the theoretical explanation of the SPLISS (Sport Policy Factors Leading to International Sporting Success) model. The SPLISS model is a comparative high performance sport (HPS) model which was created by researchers from Belgium, United Kingdom, and Netherlands in 2002 with the purpose of seeking which factors will lead countries to international sporting success (e.g. Olympics, Paralympics, World Championships) (Legg & DeBosscher, nd). A comparative HPS model is a research model that has a set of ingredients composed by academic …


Factors That Influence Helping Behaviors: Does Race And Socioeconomic Status Of A Victim Influence Whether Others Help?, M’keba Barksdale 2012 Lynchburg College

Factors That Influence Helping Behaviors: Does Race And Socioeconomic Status Of A Victim Influence Whether Others Help?, M’Keba Barksdale

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

Personal Factors that Influence Helping Behaviors The murder of Kitty Genovese played an historic role in promoting research on helping behavior (Manning, Levine & Collins, 2007). For many years research articles, psychology books, and other references about the murder of Kitty Genovese informed people that she was stabbed to death in front of her home while 37 witnesses watched and did not help. However, more recent research has shown that this research was not accurate (Manning, Levine & Collins 2007). There were actually 38 witnesses and some who testified at the murder trial, that at a first glimpse it did …


An Investigation Of The Prevalence Of Quantitative Research Studies Within The Sociocultural Area Of Sport, Winston Wing Hong To 2012 The University of Western Ontario

An Investigation Of The Prevalence Of Quantitative Research Studies Within The Sociocultural Area Of Sport, Winston Wing Hong To

Winston Wing Hong To

This research study is to investigate if there is a prevalence of academic quantitative research studies within the sociocultural area of sport. Sociocultural of sport is defined by Harris (1989) in two levels, which were: "Suited Up Level": expressive meanings that sports have for people who encounter them, "Stripped Down Level": social structures within and beyond sport. Sociocultural of sport from her definition needs to encompass both levels when analyzing the cultural and social underpinnings of sport.

The research study looks to answer how much have sport sociologists used quantitative research methodology within their academic work within the sociocultural area …


Out Of Our Depth: Hyper-Extensionality And The Return Of Three-Dimensional Media, Justin Alan Brecese 2012 University of South Florida

Out Of Our Depth: Hyper-Extensionality And The Return Of Three-Dimensional Media, Justin Alan Brecese

USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This work theorizes the contemporary attraction to three-dimensional media. In doing so, it reframes ongoing debates surrounding digital three-dimensional media in order to critique the neoliberal social relations such media engender. I argue that the contemporary interest in dimensionality, especially regarding digital media, is symptomatic of a broad cultural shift, wherein millions of lives are now essentially being lived through two-dimensional, "flat" media, which have consequently generated a lack of spatial relationships and a craving or desire for "depth." This "desire for depth" has arisen in contemporary society because people are being "spread too thin" through a combination of the …


The Social Contagion Of Violence; A Theoretical Exploration Of The Nature Of Violence In Society, Kayla Kirkpatrick 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Social Contagion Of Violence; A Theoretical Exploration Of The Nature Of Violence In Society, Kayla Kirkpatrick

Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


A Conflict Of Interest: Analyzing The Impact Of The Integrated Coastal Management (Icm) And Tourism Promotion On The Environment And Livelihood In Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania, Nancy Shedrack 2012 St. Cloud State University

A Conflict Of Interest: Analyzing The Impact Of The Integrated Coastal Management (Icm) And Tourism Promotion On The Environment And Livelihood In Bagamoyo Town, Tanzania, Nancy Shedrack

Culminating Projects in Social Responsibility

This study uses a qualitative research methodology approach to explore the conflict of interest among coastal resource users and the development process in Bagamoyo town. The samples were purposively chosen to reflect the diversity of environmental conditions, socio-economic status and opportunities available to local coastal communities like fishing and farming. The total number of respondents interviewed for this study was thirty-three. I used narrative stories through in-depth interviews of the respondents, documented information and a focus group comprising of 10 respondents, who did not participate in the in-depth interviews, to discuss the issues.

There have been a number of initiatives …


Combining Creativity And Civilization: A Natural Experiment In A General Education University Course, Eric C. Dahlin, A. Brent Strong, Scott D. Grimshaw 2012 Brigham Young University - Provo

Combining Creativity And Civilization: A Natural Experiment In A General Education University Course, Eric C. Dahlin, A. Brent Strong, Scott D. Grimshaw

Faculty Publications

Improving creativity and innovation is viewed as an increasingly important goal for classroom instruction. This paper evaluates whether a change in creativity occurred for students participating in a university “civilizations” course in which the instructional approach focuses on lateral thinking skills, examines characteristics of world civilizations that exhibited high levels of creativity, and encourages students to practice being creative through a class project and exams. Students in the class who took the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) at the beginning and again at the end of the semester experienced a statistically significant change in creativity scores compared with students …


A People's History Of Baseball, Mitchell J. Nathanson 2012 Villanova

A People's History Of Baseball, Mitchell J. Nathanson

Mitchell J Nathanson

Baseball is much more than the national pastime. It has become an emblem of America itself. From its initial popularity in the mid-nineteenth century, the game has reflected national values and beliefs and promoted what it means to be an American. Stories abound that illustrate baseball's significance in eradicating racial barriers, bringing neighborhoods together, building civic pride, and creating on the field of play an instructive civics lesson for immigrants on the national character. In A People's History of Baseball, Mitchell Nathanson probes the less well-known but no less meaningful other side of baseball: episodes not involving equality, patriotism, heroism, …


External Validity Reporting In Behavioral Treatment Of Childhood Obesity, Lisa M. Klesges, Natalie A. Williams, Kara S. Davis, Joanna Buscemi, Katherine M. Kitzmann 2012 The University of Memphis

External Validity Reporting In Behavioral Treatment Of Childhood Obesity, Lisa M. Klesges, Natalie A. Williams, Kara S. Davis, Joanna Buscemi, Katherine M. Kitzmann

Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies: Faculty Publications

Context—To aid translation of childhood obesity research interventions evidence into practice, research studies must report results in a way that better supports pragmatic decision making. The current review evaluated the extent to which information on key external validity dimensions, participants, settings, interventions, outcomes, and maintenance of effects, was included in research studies on behavioral treatments for childhood obesity.

Evidence acquisition—Peer-reviewed studies of behavioral childhood obesity treatments published between 1980 and 2008 were identified from: (1) electronic searches of social science and medical databases, (2) research reviews of childhood obesity interventions, and (3) reference lists cited in these reviews. …


Teori Ruang Dalam Sosiologi Perkotaan: Sebuah Pendekatan Baru, Raphaella Dewantari Dwianto 2012 Universitas Indonesia

Teori Ruang Dalam Sosiologi Perkotaan: Sebuah Pendekatan Baru, Raphaella Dewantari Dwianto

Masyarakat, Jurnal Sosiologi

When New Urban Sociology (NUS) appeared in urban sociology in early 1970s in Europe, by including state and class, it offered a macro view point, to answer the insuficiency of micro frame which had been the characteristic of urban sociology from the Chicago School. However, along with the weakening of welfare state, NUS also lost its significance, and it then chose to deconstruct itself through theory of space. This paper tries to elaborate the origin of NUS and its development, putting it in the present context, to explore the possibility of perspective of the urban as the hub that connects …


Jenkins, Greg (Fa 33), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2012 Western Kentucky University

Jenkins, Greg (Fa 33), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Collection 33. [Prison ministry] Interviews conducted with Overt Ray Rich by Greg Jenkins about his work with prison ministries for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky Univeristy. Contains index, tape summary, transcirpts, comments.


An Aboriginal Parenting Crisis, Lynn Barnett 2012 Western University

An Aboriginal Parenting Crisis, Lynn Barnett

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

No abstract provided.


Decolonizing Indigenous Disability In Australia, David Hollinsworth 2012 University of the Sunshine Coast

Decolonizing Indigenous Disability In Australia, David Hollinsworth

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

Cultural diversity and social inequality are often ignored or downplayed in disability services. Where they are recognized, racial and cultural differences are often essentialized, ignoring diversity within minority groups and intersectionality with other forms of oppression. This is often an issue for Indigenous Australians living with disability. This paper argues that understanding Indigenous disability in Australia requires a critical examination of the history of racism that has systematically disabled most Indigenous people across generations and continues to cause disproportionate rates of impairment. Approaches that focus on the cultural ‘otherness’ of Indigenous people and fail to address taken-for-granted normative ‘whiteness’ and …


Indigenous Free Prior Informed Consent: A Case For Self Determination In World Heritage Nomination Processes, Robert James Hales, John Rynne, Cathy Howlett, Jay Devine, Vivian Hauser 2012 Western University

Indigenous Free Prior Informed Consent: A Case For Self Determination In World Heritage Nomination Processes, Robert James Hales, John Rynne, Cathy Howlett, Jay Devine, Vivian Hauser

Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)

Free prior informed consent is a critical concept in enacting the rights of Indige- nous People according to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indig- enous Peoples. This paper outlines a case for the inclusion of free prior informed consent in World Heritage nomination processes and examines issues that are problematic when enacting free prior informed consent. Case research was used to analyse current issues in the potential nomination of certain areas of Cape York Peninsula, Australia. The authors’ reflexive engagement within this case offers insights into the praxis of developing a World Heritage nomina- tion consent process. …


Czym Są Badania Jakościowe, Dariusz Jemielniak 2012 Kozminski University

Czym Są Badania Jakościowe, Dariusz Jemielniak

Dariusz Jemielniak

Wstęp do podręcznika "Badania jakościowe: Podejścia i teorie" przybliża problematykę badań jakościowych i metodologii jakościowej.


Różnorodność Metod I Narzędzi W Badaniach Jakościowych, Dariusz Jemielniak 2012 Kozminski University

Różnorodność Metod I Narzędzi W Badaniach Jakościowych, Dariusz Jemielniak

Dariusz Jemielniak

Wstęp do podręcznika "Badania jakościowe: Metody i narzędzia" przybliża kwestię zróżnicowania i wielości narzędzi w metodach jakościowych i podstawowych rozróżnień szkół i podejść w badaniach jakościowych.


High-Tech Environments: To Boldly Go, Dariusz Jemielniak, Abigail Marks 2012 Kozminski University

High-Tech Environments: To Boldly Go, Dariusz Jemielniak, Abigail Marks

Dariusz Jemielniak

No abstract provided.


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