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Biodiversity Monitoring And Volunteer Motivations: A Case Study On The Imagined Communities Of Citizen Scientists In Meinung, Taiwan, Serena May Calcagno May 2021

Biodiversity Monitoring And Volunteer Motivations: A Case Study On The Imagined Communities Of Citizen Scientists In Meinung, Taiwan, Serena May Calcagno

Master's Projects and Capstones

The Asia Pacific’s biodiversity is under threat. One significant step that can improve conservation is gathering data on what species exist in different areas over time, which can provide insight into ecosystem health. This is especially important in biodiversity hotspots, where high levels of endemism and anthropogenic risk overlap. Though it is one of the few places in the Pacific not classified as a biodiversity hotspot, Taiwan has an unusually high saturation in terms of biodiversity data points. Investigating the motives of biodiversity monitoring volunteerism is already a topic of growing scholarly interest, but relatively few studies have focused ...


Obesity Prevention Toolkit To Combat Weight Gain Related To Sedentary Behavior And Dietary Habits In College Students: An Evidence-Based Project, Maria Amos, Martha Fuller May 2021

Obesity Prevention Toolkit To Combat Weight Gain Related To Sedentary Behavior And Dietary Habits In College Students: An Evidence-Based Project, Maria Amos, Martha Fuller

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Abstract

Background: Forty percent of the US population ages 20-39 are categorized as obese,

their BMI is over 30, and 35% of college age students are obese or overweight. Issues related to obesity cost the US $147 billion annually. Between 40%-50% of college students are reported to be inactive. Inactivity can lead to increased morbidity and mortality related to increased risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, musculoskeletal issues, and depression. Providing dietary and physical activity education and access to nutritional information promotes behavior change in young adults.

Aims of Service Change: This evidence-based project proposal aims to provide a ...


The Ripple Effect: ‘Training The Trainer’ On The Impact Of Body Image Through A Dance/Movement Therapy Technique, Marina Gearhart May 2021

The Ripple Effect: ‘Training The Trainer’ On The Impact Of Body Image Through A Dance/Movement Therapy Technique, Marina Gearhart

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

This thesis describes the capstone project which was a psychoeducation and experiential workshop for fitness trainers. The workshop investigated the impact trainers’ work may have on the body image of their clients through a dance/movement therapy (DMT) technique. The aim was to enhance the trainers’ sensitivity around body image issues of their clients and to create a space for vulnerable movement conversation that may in turn lead to better mental health advocacy for their clients within the scope of ethical practice. The participants of the workshop were six white female identifying trainers ranging from 24 to 35 years of ...


Exploring The Usefulness Of Mindfulness Practices Through Zoom Meetings In Reducing Anxiety And/Or Stress Of Adults With Learning And Developmental Disabilities During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Thatiane Abra May 2021

Exploring The Usefulness Of Mindfulness Practices Through Zoom Meetings In Reducing Anxiety And/Or Stress Of Adults With Learning And Developmental Disabilities During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Thatiane Abra

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

This thesis explored which mindfulness meditations or mindfulness practices could be beneficial in the online sessions, the extent to which adults with learning and developmental disabilities could learn the practices remotely, and how stress and anxiety disorders could be reduced through online mindfulness interventions. Furthermore, it was also necessary to address the online sessions as the only mental health treatment possibility during the Coronavirus pandemic for the clients observed and the benefits and limitations of these interventions. Additionally, the importance of structure and routine for this population, the multi-modal structure of the interventions, and how attunement plays an important role ...


Exploring Tactile Art-Making With Deafblind Students And Their Families: An Opportunity For Creative Play, Alice Rodgers May 2021

Exploring Tactile Art-Making With Deafblind Students And Their Families: An Opportunity For Creative Play, Alice Rodgers

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

The impact of a deafblind diagnosis on an individual’s mental health and the well-being of the family involved can be profound. However, current research and available literature for the mental health treatment and therapy practices of deafblind persons and their families is limited (Kyzar et al., 2016; “WFDB Global Report 2018,” n.d.). This thesis used the Leeds Family Psychology and Therapy Service principles (Leeds FPTS) and the Expressive Therapies Continuum with established deafblind teaching strategies to facilitate an original arts-based community project entitled: “Things We Like.” This project provided an opportunity for deafblind students (ages three to 22 ...


The Effects Of Compensation For Ncaa Athletes, Mykel Kinard May 2021

The Effects Of Compensation For Ncaa Athletes, Mykel Kinard

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

For decades, the National College Athletic Association has been using their collegiate players for their names, images, and likenesses without giving those players compensation for it. The NCAA believes just because they supply athletes with full ride scholarships that is enough compensation for players. Due to the lack of compensation, players have been choosing alternative routes instead of going to college to gain compensation or receive illegal compensation for their names, images, and likenesses at their respected colleges/university. The NCAA is worth over 3 billion dollars. For the NCAA to refuse compensation for their athletes is wrong and should ...


The Environmental Mandate Of Heaven: Confucian Global Governance And Environmentalism In Chinese Policies, Wanchu Changliao May 2021

The Environmental Mandate Of Heaven: Confucian Global Governance And Environmentalism In Chinese Policies, Wanchu Changliao

Master's Projects and Capstones

Environmental degradation is a contemporary issue that has gained a lot of attention in recent history for China. The developing country’s industrial revolution has led to unprecedented carbon emissions, and despite efforts to curb population growth, China’s expanding and aging population has presented the country with numerous challenges. In this essay, I examine China’s environmental issues and the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) policy decisions through the lens of Confucian role relations. Through this lens, and given the multitude of challenges China is facing, it may be argued that the PRC is acting out its ...


Concussion Prevention And Technology, Nicholas Todd Prince May 2021

Concussion Prevention And Technology, Nicholas Todd Prince

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

As more information emerges involving the long-term effects of concussions on athletes, so does the push to protect them, and in turn, continue to encourage participation. Concussions are extremely prevalent in the sport of football in particular, despite athletes wearing protective equipment such as helmets. Analysis of previous research shows that technological advancements in video analysis as well as impact tracking systems can positively influence player safety. When combining this with continued advancement in equipment development, testing, and proper usage, especially in the sport of football, athletes will be better protected. The purpose of this synthesis is to review the ...


Overcoming Barriers On Including Of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders In Physical Education, Lynzy Baker May 2021

Overcoming Barriers On Including Of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders In Physical Education, Lynzy Baker

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disability that affects one in 68 children. The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) states that students with disabilities should have equal opportunities in an educational environment including physical education. Undergraduate students in physical education preparation programs and in-service teachers lack the knowledge and experiences needed to teach inclusive physical education. Students with ASD face issues related to individual challenges, peer interactions and exclusion. In order for students with ASD to be successful in inclusive physical education it is essential that physical education teachers are highly qualified, and understand the barriers that students with ASD ...


Effects Of An Athletic Scholarship On Student-Athlete Behavior, Matt Arita May 2021

Effects Of An Athletic Scholarship On Student-Athlete Behavior, Matt Arita

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Intercollegiate athletics has become a multi-million dollar industry in the past 30 years. Athletic scholarships have become more lucrative for prospective student-athletes to obtain. Analysis of previous research at the NCAA scholarship level of Division I and Division II shows that athletic scholarships have strong affects on student-athlete behavior. Overall, behavior influences academic performance, motivation, and financial implications for the school and the student-athlete. Non-guaranteed scholarships and non-scholarship positions have caused major changes in behavior both positively and negatively for student-athletes in college. The purpose of this synthesis is to review the literature on the effects of an athletic scholarship ...


The Impact Affective Teaching Has On High School Physical Education Student's Life Skills, Shane Derose May 2021

The Impact Affective Teaching Has On High School Physical Education Student's Life Skills, Shane Derose

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Abstract

As high school students graduate and move on towards their careers and lives that lay ahead of them, they most likely will implement what they have learned from school into their regular every day scenarios. What impacts these students can positively affect their life style choices, especially when it comes to physical education. Specifically, the affective domain provides students with many relevant learning points that they can use for the remainder of their lives. As physical education instructors, while it is crucial to focus on psychomotor and cognitive aspects of the content that is delivered, utilizing the affective domain ...


Leaders Of The Pack: The Effect Of Companion And Livestock Animal Ownership And/Or Management On Leadership Skills In College Students, Laurel E. Dhority May 2021

Leaders Of The Pack: The Effect Of Companion And Livestock Animal Ownership And/Or Management On Leadership Skills In College Students, Laurel E. Dhority

Animal Science Undergraduate Honors Theses

Having and maintaining good leadership skills should be an important way of life for most college students. As these individuals search for their first jobs and employment outside of the university experience, many businesses and employers will utilize these leadership traits and officer positions within specific clubs and organizations to select who to extend a job offer. Many student associations which place their focus on animals, both agriculturally raised livestock and companion animals, take pride in the skills and proficiencies they teach their members. This study utilized a survey of both multiple choice and Likert Scale styled questions in order ...


The Effects Of Collegiate Coaching On Female Coaches, Jessica Koneski May 2021

The Effects Of Collegiate Coaching On Female Coaches, Jessica Koneski

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

As the female population within athletics grows, the importance of having female coaches within athletic departments has come into focus. Analysis of previous research at the intercollegiate level shows that although there are women are coaching sports, they often face many barriers such as discrimination, family obligation, lack of support and stereotyping. Athletic departments are being held responsible for this allowance of barriers to effect female coaches and their decision to coach. Significant gender differences have emerged regarding the treatment of female coaches as well as availability of opportunities to pursue careers within coaching. The purpose of this synthesis is ...


The Impact Food Insecurity Has On Children In Elementary School, Kyle Bouchard May 2021

The Impact Food Insecurity Has On Children In Elementary School, Kyle Bouchard

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Food insecurity is an issue that impacts many people, and these impacts present themselves in many different ways when it comes to elementary school students. This synthesis was conducted by coming up with specific search criteria in order to find out what was being presented in the current research. As a result of this search and analysis, it was found that elementary school students who experienced food insecurity during childhood were negatively impacted in the areas of academic performance, physical health, behavioral health, mental health, and emotional health. Something else that was found was that these children who experienced food ...


Developing An Adaptive Rock Climbing Curriculum For Suny Cortland Outdoor Pursuits, Rebekah Mills May 2021

Developing An Adaptive Rock Climbing Curriculum For Suny Cortland Outdoor Pursuits, Rebekah Mills

Master's Theses

SUNY Cortland Outdoor Pursuits opened in August of 2015 with the completion of the newly constructed Student Life Center. Outdoor Pursuits is a smaller department within the Recreational Sports Department. Outdoor Pursuits offers rock climbing services at its facility located in the Student Life Center. Currently, Outdoor Pursuits offers Bouldering and Top Roping services only when the Student Life Center is open, these hours are typically 3-10 pm. Monday-Friday and Saturday-Sunday 2-8 pm. These services are only provided to eligible SUNY Cortland faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other affiliated members. As the facility has grown in popularity during its operation ...


Socioscientific Issues In School-Based Agricultural Education: Describing And Exploring Factors Of Integration, Michelle S. Burrows May 2021

Socioscientific Issues In School-Based Agricultural Education: Describing And Exploring Factors Of Integration, Michelle S. Burrows

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Socioscientific issues (SSI) are complex issues which are scientific in nature and have societal impacts. Many SSI have connections to agriculture and as such should be included in agricultural education curriculum. A clear understanding of what school-based agricultural education (SBAE) teachers know about SSI is needed. The purpose of this research was to explore the knowledge and integration of SSI among SBAE teachers by describing and explaining the factors that influence integration. This quantitative survey research was guided by the SSI-based instruction framework and the three-component model of agricultural education. The population for this study was all SBAE teachers in ...


Effects Of High Intensity Interval Training On Cardiorespiratory Fitness And Body Composition In Women: A Review, Rachel Marie Dykstra May 2021

Effects Of High Intensity Interval Training On Cardiorespiratory Fitness And Body Composition In Women: A Review, Rachel Marie Dykstra

Dissertations

Background: A growing body of literature indicates that women, in comparison to men, report significantly more barriers to exercise, often times related to perceived lack of time due to their social roles (e.g. family responsibility, childcare). Therefore, it has been considered that exercise programs that require less time commitments would be more attractive for women to alleviate this concern. Objective: This review was conducted to comprehensively understand the present literature surrounding women and such a time-efficient protocol: high intensity interval training (HIIT). The primary aim was to determine the impact of HIIT on both cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and body ...


Identifying Effective Teaching And Recruitment Strategies Used By Efnep In Reaching Limited Income Audiences In The United States, Alexandria Mcleod May 2021

Identifying Effective Teaching And Recruitment Strategies Used By Efnep In Reaching Limited Income Audiences In The United States, Alexandria Mcleod

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The two articles presented in this thesis used a researcher-developed literature-based survey instrument to collect data on the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in the United States. Data was collected on methods of teaching, communication technologies used, recruitment strategies, barriers to attending classes, and program assistant demographic data. There were 803 program assistants working during the 2018-2019 program year. There were 346 program assistants who completed the 35-question survey instrument during data collection.

The first article focused on identifying effective teaching strategies used to increase program engagement by collecting data on program characteristics, methods of teaching, and educational ...


American Virtual Institute: The Covid Practicum, Mitchell Stotler Apr 2021

American Virtual Institute: The Covid Practicum, Mitchell Stotler

Masters Theses/Capstone Projects

The American Virtual Institute: The COVID Practicum is a practicum experience focused on presenting to Hungarians and other international attendees about American wellness, leadership, and lifestyle. This practicum experience was completed entirely online via Zoom, Google Meets, and Facebook Live over the 2020-2021 academic year.


Preceptorship Within Accredited Nutrition And Dietetics Programs: A Pragmatic Mixed Methods Study, Angela K. Brekken Apr 2021

Preceptorship Within Accredited Nutrition And Dietetics Programs: A Pragmatic Mixed Methods Study, Angela K. Brekken

Dissertations, Theses, and Projects

The purpose of this pragmatic mixed-methods study was to identify the factors that impact a nutrition professional’s preceptorship decision and potential solutions to combat preceptor shortages within accredited nutrition and dietetics programs. Homan’s social exchange theory provided the theoretical framework that if perceived costs of preceptorship outweigh the perceived benefits, then the activity will cease.

Phase one of the study included an online mixed-methods questionnaire. Phase two included a qualitative focus group and interview with self-identified volunteers from phase one. Quantitative analysis through SPSS included descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations) and inferential statistics (one-way ANOVA). Qualitative data ...


The One – Way (Agri)Cultural Mirror: A Case Study Of How Young Agriculturalists Understand And Experience Culture, Janiece M. Pigg Apr 2021

The One – Way (Agri)Cultural Mirror: A Case Study Of How Young Agriculturalists Understand And Experience Culture, Janiece M. Pigg

LSU Master's Theses

As the global economy continues to transform how society operates, cultural competence has become a buzzword in education, professional development, research, government, and healthcare (Gay, 1994; Gallus et al., 2014). Cross et al. (1989) developed the most accepted definition of cultural competence: “a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals and enable that system, agency, or those professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations” (p. 13).

Despite this, little to no research has been devoted to understanding cultural competence in agriculture. Thus, a need emerged to describe the cultural competence ...


Std Prevention: An Educational Intervention For Exotic Dancers, Maria Delurdes Dehoyos Feb 2021

Std Prevention: An Educational Intervention For Exotic Dancers, Maria Delurdes Dehoyos

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Centers for Disease Control and prevention reported nearly 2.3 million STD cases diagnosed in 2017, and the number is continuing to rise. San Antonio, Texas, is ranked third in the state of Texas with the highest STD rates and leading in the state with congenital syphilis. There is an increased risk for contracting STDs working in the sex industry. There are little to no studies pertaining to any educational interventions offered to exotic dancers to increase personal knowledge on STDs. This research has focused on an educational intervention offered by a nurse practitioner to exotic dancers in two ...


Ethnobotany Interpretive Signs At The Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden, Magalloway E. Gammons Jan 2021

Ethnobotany Interpretive Signs At The Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden, Magalloway E. Gammons

Undergraduate Theses, Professional Papers, and Capstone Artifacts

This is a series of 11 ethnobotany interpretive signs for the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden. The signs contain the name, identification information, Salish ethnobotanical uses, and an illustration of each plant. Names are listed in Latin, Salish, and common English. Featured plants: Ribes aureum, Prunus virginiana, Sambucus cerulea, Lewisia rediviva, Pinus ponderosa, Populus trichocarpa, Cornus sericea, Juniperus scopulorum, Mahonia repens, and Amelanchier alnifolia.


Soil Response Of Helicopter Liming In The Monongahela National Forest, Jarrett Douglas Fowler Jan 2021

Soil Response Of Helicopter Liming In The Monongahela National Forest, Jarrett Douglas Fowler

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

Soils in the Monongahela National Forest (MNF) are acidic due to sandstone parent material, acid deposition, uptake of base cations by vegetation, and release of organic acids by organic matter (OM) decomposition. Increases in soil acidity have caused declines in forest health and changed species composition and nutrient status. Liming can neutralize soil acidity, but no large-scale liming projects have been done on acid forest soils in the USA. In anticipation of acquiring funding for a proposed liming project in the MNF, in 2007 and 2009 10 sites were selected to sample and analyze soils before lime was applied. In ...


Study Of Student Resource Use In Introductory Chemistry Courses, Sarah E. Melvin Jan 2021

Study Of Student Resource Use In Introductory Chemistry Courses, Sarah E. Melvin

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), college textbook prices have increased by 186% from 1986 to 2004.1 The impact of rising cost of textbooks is increasingly apparent as students are becoming more selective in the courses they enroll in, as well as more concerned with the quality of the learning experience they receive once enrolled in a course.1 In response to high textbook prices, open-education resources (OER) are increasingly becoming more accepted for student use as an alternative to traditional textbook options. OERs are open-source textbook and/or materials that are free to use without ...


The Inevitability Of Collision: Creating Empathy Through Fiction, Danielle Beckman Jan 2021

The Inevitability Of Collision: Creating Empathy Through Fiction, Danielle Beckman

Regis University Student Publications

While the stigma for mental illnesses has greatly declined in the last decade, there is still a disconnect between individuals without neurological illnesses and those with neurological illnesses, especially those that cause individuals to lose contact with reality. The goal of this interdisciplinary paper is to create empathy for these individuals, specifically people with schizophrenia, Alzheimer disease, and post-traumatic amnesia. Through a collection of four stories told from the perspective of these unreliable narrators, I used fiction writing techniques from the field of cognitive literary studies such as gapping and defamiliarization to create more empathy in the reader. In reading ...


Bilingualism: A Way To Delay The Onset Of Alzheimer’S Disease And Fight The Global Burden Of Disease It Imposes, Abigail Wester Jan 2021

Bilingualism: A Way To Delay The Onset Of Alzheimer’S Disease And Fight The Global Burden Of Disease It Imposes, Abigail Wester

Regis University Student Publications

Dementia is the second leading cause of death (accounts for 16.5%) and the leading cause of dependency and disability worldwide (GBD 2016 Neurology Collaborators, 2019). This burden associated with dementia falls heavily on family members, communities, and the individuals themselves. When looking at global dementia cases, the numbers are on the rise and expected to triple by 2050 (World Health Organization, 2019; Robinson, Stephan, & Magklara, 2019). The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), which accounts for 60-80% of all dementia cases (DeTure & Dickson, 2019). Characterized by memory impairment and cognitive decline, AD later impacts behavior, speech, visuospatial orientation, and the motor system (DeTure & Dickson, 2019). Specifically, it leads to atrophy of the brain in multimodal association cortices, limbic lobe structures, gyri in frontal and temporal cortices, posterior cortical areas, the amygdala, and hippocampus (DeTure & Dickson, 2019). One way to delay the onset of AD is through lifelong bilingualism. In addition to other brain changes, increased grey matter can be found in the temporal lobe and orbitofrontal cortex (Abutalebi et al., 2015). This increased grey matter builds-up at a young age and is maintained throughout a lifetime. This allows it to act as a defense against neuroanatomical changes and atrophy commonly associated with AD (Abutalebi et al., 2015; Green & Abutalebi, 2016). More specifically, bilingualism has been found to delay AD development by an average of 4.7 years (Brini et al., 2019).


The Implications Of Case-Based Learning (Cbl) On Biochemistry Education: An Integrative Literature Review, Ryan C. Ripert Jan 2021

The Implications Of Case-Based Learning (Cbl) On Biochemistry Education: An Integrative Literature Review, Ryan C. Ripert

Honors Undergraduate Theses

The COVID-19 has significantly impacted the world as we know it, especially in higher education institutions. In response to COVID-19, most colleges and universities were forced to close their doors to students and switch to online learning over Zoom. Although most students are adjusted well to this new mode of education, other students, such as individuals pursuing degrees in the sciences, have difficulty adapting to the online mode of instruction. Case-based learning (CBL) is considered one of the best strategies in teaching a course like Biochemistry in a large classroom setting. Implementing CBL in biochemistry education may increase student engagement ...


The Impact Of Athletic Performance On Academic Achievement Of Division I Student-Athletes, Dominick Zallo Dec 2020

The Impact Of Athletic Performance On Academic Achievement Of Division I Student-Athletes, Dominick Zallo

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

When considering Division I student-athletes, their athletic abilities are the first thing that comes to mind, when it comes to their academic responsibilities, things are often overlooked. Today the NCAA oversees a four billion dollar athletics industry in the United States made up of over 75,000 student-athletes participating in 36 different sports at the Division I level. Considering a small percentage of these student-athletes go on to compete at the professional level, the ultimate goal of attending college is to graduate and move onto a career rather than participate in athletics. With that being said, between the large time ...


How Does Sports Retirement Affect Elite Athletes Well-Being?, Dominic Trento Dec 2020

How Does Sports Retirement Affect Elite Athletes Well-Being?, Dominic Trento

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Athletic retirement for an elite athlete can be one of the most significant if not scary moments of their life. The end of their athletic career begs major life decisions on where to go next and what will they do – who will they be if not an athlete? Therefore, the purpose of this synthesis project was to examine how athletic retirement affects elite athletes’ well-being. Data was collected using the EBSCOHOST search engine, found on SUNY- Brockport’s Drake Memorial Library online research website. A total of 10 critical mass articles were analyzed. From the critical mass the researcher identified ...