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Accessing Healthfulness Through Intrapersonal Communication: The Correlations Between Health Locus Of Control And Health Outcomes Behaviors, And Perceptions, Laura S. Gavin-Breier Apr 2017

Accessing Healthfulness Through Intrapersonal Communication: The Correlations Between Health Locus Of Control And Health Outcomes Behaviors, And Perceptions, Laura S. Gavin-Breier

Scholar Week 2016 - present

No abstract provided.


Empowerment Theological Action Model (Eta): A Qualitative Narrative Design Analysis Among Inner City Youth Exposed To Violence, Timothy F. Brown Apr 2017

Empowerment Theological Action Model (Eta): A Qualitative Narrative Design Analysis Among Inner City Youth Exposed To Violence, Timothy F. Brown

Scholar Week 2016 - present

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Leadership Style And Volunteer Intention To Staymark, Mark E. Smith Apr 2017

The Relationship Between Leadership Style And Volunteer Intention To Staymark, Mark E. Smith

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Cohort XI


The Political Glass Cliff: Potential Causes Of Female Underrepresentation In The U.S. House Of Representatives, Erica Browning Apr 2017

The Political Glass Cliff: Potential Causes Of Female Underrepresentation In The U.S. House Of Representatives, Erica Browning

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The "glass cliff’ effect has been studied widely within the business sphere, but there is limited research in how the effect applies to political bodies. This effect suggests that women are elected into positions of leadership during times of crisis or upheaval. This research will be an archival study of the 2006, 2008, and 2010 congressional elections, and to determine if female candidates are disproportionately represented in hard to win districts by their parties. Results show that while the underrepresentation of women can be partially mediated by winnability as determined by the parties previous success, there is still a significant ...


Predictable Politics: Whether Undergraduate Students’ College Majors Relate To Their Sociopolitical Views At Olivet Nazarene University, Joshua Dille Apr 2017

Predictable Politics: Whether Undergraduate Students’ College Majors Relate To Their Sociopolitical Views At Olivet Nazarene University, Joshua Dille

Scholar Week 2016 - present

By means of a campus-wide survey of current undergraduate ONU students, this correlational study (N = 1,277) determines the relationship between students’ chosen college major and their sociopolitical orientation. An online survey distributed in September 2016 collected information about students’ attitudes on various key issues, and the resulting data was analyzed in order to uncover patterns of sociopolitical orientation within specific groups of college majors. The results supported a statistically significant correlation between participants’ academic disciplines and sociopolitical views, even if the correlation was not very strong. These findings were assessed through the self-selection and socialization hypotheses as models for ...


Snapshots From The Fringe: Utilizing Photovoice To Discover Commuter Experiences At Onu, Dawn R. Broers, Jeff Gerstenberger, Caroline Miller Apr 2017

Snapshots From The Fringe: Utilizing Photovoice To Discover Commuter Experiences At Onu, Dawn R. Broers, Jeff Gerstenberger, Caroline Miller

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Abstract

Commuter students can make up about 75% of the student population on university campuses, but researchers have shown that retention is a great challenge among this population. This qualitative research study utilized photovoice to discover the experiences of the commuter population at ONU. Photovoice is a strategy used in participatory action research. Participants submitted photos that reflected their own lived experiences as a commuter student from their perspectives. These photographs, accompanying narratives, and a follow-up focus group led to the discovery of themes and proposed action plans that might improve their experiences. This workshop describes Photovoice and the results ...


Preparing Students For Applied Learning: Assessment Of Mentor Training, Denise Anderson, Michael Keigher Apr 2017

Preparing Students For Applied Learning: Assessment Of Mentor Training, Denise Anderson, Michael Keigher

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Applied learning plays an integral role in social work education. From the beginning of the program, social work majors complete a required 30 hour applied learning in a school setting where they mentor children. In order to better prepare the social work and other majors for the learning opportunity, this semester a 2 hour mentor training (that is offered to community members who mentor in the Kankakee School District) was required at the start of the semester. This presentation compares the post applied learning feedback from last semester and this semester (preliminary) to determine the impact of the training on ...


Teaching Comparative Economics In A Study-Abroad Program, Paul Koch Apr 2017

Teaching Comparative Economics In A Study-Abroad Program, Paul Koch

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Instruction in the field of comparative economics has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Once primarily a comparison of market capitalism and planned socialism, courses in this area now focus on the “varieties of capitalism,” including those manifestations which still retain a significant degree of governmental involvement. The continent of Europe provides an excellent case study in these contrasts. The International Business Institute (IBI) provides an excellent opportunity to teach these subjects in the context of the nations and regions under consideration.


An Examination Of How Sleep And Employment Variables Relate To Academic Success Among University Students, Sarah Albertson Apr 2017

An Examination Of How Sleep And Employment Variables Relate To Academic Success Among University Students, Sarah Albertson

Scholar Week 2016 - present

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The goal of this research project is to identify whether or not there is a relationship between sleep, average hours students work, original motivation for employment and GPA. Previous research indicates a relationship between sleep and academic performance as well as a relationship between work habits and academic performance. This involved administering an online-format survey then performed a multiple regression analysis to determine whether average amount of sleep per week, quality of sleep, or original motivation for employment were significant predictors of GPA in students. The result of this study indicated that quality of sleep experienced by the ...


Age And Gender Biase: Students' Willingness And Likelihood To Pay Attention In Chapel, Madison Badiac Apr 2017

Age And Gender Biase: Students' Willingness And Likelihood To Pay Attention In Chapel, Madison Badiac

Scholar Week 2016 - present

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Within a chapel service students are able to place age and gender biases on the upcoming speaker for the following week. This allows them to make a predetermined decision as to whether they will give their attention to that speaker. This study looks at how these age and gender biases affect a student’s willingness and likelihood to pat attention to a particular speaker. This study is a 2 (speaker gender: male vs. female) x 2 (participant gender: male vs. female) x 2 (speaker age: older vs. younger) mixed ANCOVA. Expected findings for this study are a two-way ...


What's More Important: Design Or Content? An Analysis Of The Impact Of Website Design, Argument Quality, And Need For Cognition On Information Assessment, Luke David Salomone Apr 2017

What's More Important: Design Or Content? An Analysis Of The Impact Of Website Design, Argument Quality, And Need For Cognition On Information Assessment, Luke David Salomone

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Author Abstract:

When evaluating information online or offline, two important aspects are considered by readers: the credibility of the source and the quality of the argument. It is well known that strong arguments are more persuasive than weak arguments of the same length (Petty and Cacioppo, 1984), and recent research has shown that in an online environment source credibility is determined by the reader in part by the design aspects of website (Lowry et al., 2013). Using a 2 (website quality: good vs bad) x 2 (argument quality: strong vs weak) ANCOVA with need for cognition (NFC) and disposition to ...


Are Students Competent? Methods Of Assessing Bachelor Of Social Work Student Competence, Amber L. Bailey-Residori Apr 2017

Are Students Competent? Methods Of Assessing Bachelor Of Social Work Student Competence, Amber L. Bailey-Residori

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Author Abstract:

Higher educational institutions must demonstrate that their Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students are competent prior to graduation. There are conflicting studies regarding the reliability of field instructor, faculty, and students’ self-assessment. The purpose of this study was to examine the consistency of how field instructors, faculty, and students assessed social work students' competence across three academic years. This quantitative research study examined historical data from one Midwestern University where students, faculty, and field instructors rated students’ competence in the last semester of their senior year using the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) 13 core competencies ...


More Than Words: Using Photovoice In Multi-Disciplinary Settings To Illustrate Client And Student Experiences, Dawn R. Broers, Caroline Miller Apr 2017

More Than Words: Using Photovoice In Multi-Disciplinary Settings To Illustrate Client And Student Experiences, Dawn R. Broers, Caroline Miller

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Author Abstract:

Photovoice is a participatory action research strategy that places the lens in the hands of the participant. Participants submit photos with accompanying narratives that illustrate their personal experiences regarding the assigned topic. This strategy can be used in individual, group, family, classroom, and youth group settings, with any age, or in qualitative research studies, to help participants share perspectives that are sometimes difficult to verbalize, and assist in creating change based on perceived experiences. Presenters will introduce photovoice, offer examples of implementation, and give attenders opportunities to practice assessing photovoice submissions.


Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Trauma Stress, And Burnout Among Licensed Mental Health Professionals, Kyle Lee Thompson Mar 2017

Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Trauma Stress, And Burnout Among Licensed Mental Health Professionals, Kyle Lee Thompson

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Ethical Leadership Colloquium

Members of the Ed.D. Class of 2016-17, Cohort XII


Theological Coherence Of Church Of The Nazarene Youth Pastors In The U.S. With The Articles Of Faith, Gary W. Hartke Mar 2017

Theological Coherence Of Church Of The Nazarene Youth Pastors In The U.S. With The Articles Of Faith, Gary W. Hartke

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Ethical Leadership Colloquium

Members of the Ed.D. Class of 2016-17, Cohort XII