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Ua1c2/40 Home Management House Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/40 Home Management House Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of the Home Management House.


Trade-Offs: The Production Of Sustainability In Households, Kirstin Marie Elizabeth Munro Aug 2017

Trade-Offs: The Production Of Sustainability In Households, Kirstin Marie Elizabeth Munro

Dissertations and Theses

Over the past half-century, environmental problems have become increasingly serious and seemingly intractable, and a careless, clueless, or contemptuous consumer is often portrayed as the root cause of this environmental decline. This study takes a different approach to evaluating the demand for resources by households, assessing possible pro-environmental paths forward through a study of highly ecologically-conscious households. By modeling "green" households as producers of sustainability rather than consumers of environmental products, the sustainability work that takes place in households is brought into focus. An investigation of household sustainability production makes possible the evaluation of the trade-offs inherent in these pro-environmental ...


A Cross-Sectional Exploration Of Household Financial Reactions And Homebuyer Awareness Of Registered Sex Offenders In A Rural, Suburban, And Urban County., John Charles Navarro Aug 2017

A Cross-Sectional Exploration Of Household Financial Reactions And Homebuyer Awareness Of Registered Sex Offenders In A Rural, Suburban, And Urban County., John Charles Navarro

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

As stigmatized persons, registered sex offenders betoken instability in communities. Depressed home sale values are associated with the presence of registered sex offenders even though the public is largely unaware of the presence of registered sex offenders. Using a spatial multilevel approach, the current study examines the role registered sex offenders influence sale values of homes sold in 2015 for three U.S. counties (rural, suburban, and urban) located in Illinois and Kentucky within the social disorganization framework. Homebuyers were surveyed to examine whether awareness of local registered sex offenders and the homebuyer’s community type operate as moderators between ...


Food Intakes Of 2,189 Women In Five North Central States, Pearl Swanson, Elisabeth Willis, Emil Jebe, Janice M. Smith, Margaret A. Ohlson, Alice Biester, Lida M. Burrill Jun 2017

Food Intakes Of 2,189 Women In Five North Central States, Pearl Swanson, Elisabeth Willis, Emil Jebe, Janice M. Smith, Margaret A. Ohlson, Alice Biester, Lida M. Burrill

Research Bulletin (Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station)

Nearly 2,200 women, ranging in age from 30 to more than 90 years, living in five North Central states, provided the 24-hour dietaries from which data summarized in this bulletin were obtained. The women interviewed in Iowa and South Dakota were selected by area-probability sampling methods, so that they represented all women over 29 years of age in each of these two states. Four other samples were drawn from three urban centers: one from Urbana, Illinois; two (one white, one Negro) from Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan; and one from St. Paul, Minnesota.

The mean nutritive values of 24-hour dietaries reported ...


Intergenerational Relationships Of Korean Older Adults And Implications For Their Health And Well-Being: Co-Residence And Grandchild Care, Jaeeon Yoo Jan 2017

Intergenerational Relationships Of Korean Older Adults And Implications For Their Health And Well-Being: Co-Residence And Grandchild Care, Jaeeon Yoo

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines inter-generational families in the contemporary Korean cultural context and their connections with health and well-being. The dissertation is comprised of two studies. The first study investigates the changes in patriarchal kinship structure centered on the eldest son across periods and cohorts. The second study explores the association between caring for grandchildren and grandparents’ health over time.

Using the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging (KLoSA), the first study compares parent-child co-residence in the Korean War after Liberation Day (KWALD) cohort born between 1945 and 1953 and the Korean Baby Boomer (KBB) cohort born between 1954 and 1962 at ...


Into The Gap: A Mixed Methods Study Of Acculturation, Stress, And Refugee Family Functioning, Kieu Anh T. Do May 2016

Into The Gap: A Mixed Methods Study Of Acculturation, Stress, And Refugee Family Functioning, Kieu Anh T. Do

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Every day, new waves of refugees result from increasing social, political and environmental instabilities around the world. Numerous studies have detailed the various stressors and adjustment issues that refugees face when resettled in a new host society. The majority of these studies focus on individual-level variables and not on the family as a whole. Thus, more studies are needed to understand how refugee families adjust in the resettlement context in order to promote positive outcomes. Studies that have examined family-level functioning often focus on how acculturative differences increase stress in refugee families, contributing to higher levels of familial tension and ...


Couples’ Financial Management And Marital Quality: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Emily Sorenson Jan 2016

Couples’ Financial Management And Marital Quality: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Emily Sorenson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study explores the link between couples’ financial management practices and their marital quality through qualitative inquiry. Six couples in their first marriage with at least one child age 18 or younger were interviewed to understand how their financial histories affect their current approach to financial management and how their financial management affects their relationships. Using Couples and Finances Theory as a conceptual framework, this phenomenological study investigates these linkages to offer implications for financial counselors and therapists. There was no one financial management technique that appeared to link consistently to quality of relationships. Rather, it appeared that underlying relationship ...


Careers In Aging: Increasing Interest And Investigating Career Paths, Paul Cunnington May 2015

Careers In Aging: Increasing Interest And Investigating Career Paths, Paul Cunnington

Master's Theses

This qualitative study explored the perspective of young professionals on how to increase interest in choosing a career in the field of aging and how their own career path led to their current employment in the field of aging. Fifteen professionals in the field of aging, ranging in age from 23 to 34, participated in semi-­‐structured interviews. Data were analyzed using a thematic analysis. Results confirmed prior research that professionals working in the field of aging come from a variety of disciplines. Participants noted attractive aspects of a career in the field of aging, including flexibility and mobility. To ...


Ua94/6/2/14 Annie Reis Personal Papers, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua94/6/2/14 Annie Reis Personal Papers, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Annie Reis during her years as a student at Western Kentucky State Normal School.


School Gardens: Cultivating A Child’S Nutritional Habits, Environmental Knowledge, And Sustainability Practices, Jeffrey Meltzer Jan 2015

School Gardens: Cultivating A Child’S Nutritional Habits, Environmental Knowledge, And Sustainability Practices, Jeffrey Meltzer

Honors Theses

School gardens have existed since the late nineteenth century and today are becoming increasingly popular in many parts of the world, including where I studied in Maine and Australia (AUS). Multiple organizations support school gardens in Maine, including the Maine School Garden Network, which has over 125 registered school gardens. In AUS, the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation primarily supports the school garden movement and has over 800 registered school gardens. While many researchers have studied school gardens, few have compared two countries, focused on environmental sustainability, or investigated Maine in particular. This thesis combines information from literature reviews, and ...


Rape Myths And Consent In College-Aged Southern Students, Amy Leanne Cofer May 2014

Rape Myths And Consent In College-Aged Southern Students, Amy Leanne Cofer

Theses and Dissertations

Rape and sexual assault are problematic issues for women on college campuses. Internal and external consent play a role in understanding sexual assault because sexual assault is defined as "nonconsensual sexual activity obtained through force, threats, intoxication, or intimidation." Factors related to understanding consent may include attitudes regarding sexual assault and rape, known as rape myths, which are defined as attitudes and false statements concerning rape that are widely known and accepted, mainly served to justify male sexual aggression towards women. The southeastern United States is known for being religiously and politically conservative, where gender roles are intertwined with a ...


Bootstrap Blues, Hannah M. Frantz Mar 2014

Bootstrap Blues, Hannah M. Frantz

SURGE

Meet David*. In mid-January, he came to the small town Iowa elementary school where I work. David has attended more schools in the two years since he started school than I have in my lifetime. In fact, the school he just moved from only has four days of attendance listed on his record. David moves so often because he’s homeless. His situation is not what we may stereotypically think of as “homeless”—you wouldn’t see him on the streets or even in soup kitchens. Instead, David stays with his mother, and they couch surf from one home to ...


Correlations Between Parents' Academic Achievements, Emerging Adult Children's Perception Of Their Parents' Socio-Economic Status And The Educational Attainment Of The Emerging Adult Children, Iris Michelle Young-Clark Jan 2014

Correlations Between Parents' Academic Achievements, Emerging Adult Children's Perception Of Their Parents' Socio-Economic Status And The Educational Attainment Of The Emerging Adult Children, Iris Michelle Young-Clark

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

It has been well-documented by researchers that having a higher socio-economic status (SES) enables one to have greater access to an array of materials, goods, and services to promote or support academic achievement (Sirin, 2005). Education is stressed as the most consistent and reliable means to achievement. The investment in one's higher education benefits not only the individual but also broader society and the fundamental well-being of our nation. Given that vital educational decisions are made during the span of years characterized by adolescent becoming emerging adults, research is needed to explore the basis or association of these decisions ...


Stress: Taking Charge—Common Stresses For Parents Of Teens, Kimberly A. Greder Nov 2013

Stress: Taking Charge—Common Stresses For Parents Of Teens, Kimberly A. Greder

Kimberly A. Greder

Find ways to manage new conflicts and stressors that develop as the parent-child relationship changes during the teen years.


A Comparison Of Perceived Fit Issues Of Apparel As It Relates To Body Image And Body Satisfaction Among High School Athletes And Non-Athletes Using 3-D Body Scan Technology, Stephanie Kay Hubert May 2013

A Comparison Of Perceived Fit Issues Of Apparel As It Relates To Body Image And Body Satisfaction Among High School Athletes And Non-Athletes Using 3-D Body Scan Technology, Stephanie Kay Hubert

Theses and Dissertations

The objectives of this study were to first, determine whether high school students have the perception that they have problems finding clothing that fits their bodies, as well as the second objective which was to determine if the problem is common among both athletes and non-athletes or if one group finds fit of apparel more problematic. The third objective was to determine if body image and body satisfaction have an effect on the likelihood of athletes and non-athletes reporting problems with fit issues of clothing available from ready-to-wear stores. Hypothesis I and III analyzed body image, Hypothesis IV analyzed body ...


The Effects Of Body Modifications And Dress On Perceived Professionalism And Competency Of A Female Model, Ashley Donell Aug 2012

The Effects Of Body Modifications And Dress On Perceived Professionalism And Competency Of A Female Model, Ashley Donell

Theses and Dissertations

Through the norms of a society, people must meet certain expectations in order to survive and provide for their family. For example, job expectations driven by human judgment on appearance creates a norm that society must follow. The question is how much appearance attributes such as dress and hair color effect others' interpretation of who a person may be? The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between specific appearance and body modifications (dress and hair color) of a young female professional and perceived competency level as determined by a convenience sample of students in selected senior level ...


Stress: Taking Charge—Helping Children Manage Stress, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana L. Baltimore Mar 2012

Stress: Taking Charge—Helping Children Manage Stress, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana L. Baltimore

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Tips to help children learn ways to handle new or frustrating situations and manage stress. Includes signs of stress in children, how stress affects differing personalities, and what to do to help both easy-going and aggressive personalities deal with stress.


Stress: Taking Charge—Managing Stress In Midlife Families, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana L. Baltimore Mar 2012

Stress: Taking Charge—Managing Stress In Midlife Families, Kimberly A. Greder, Diana L. Baltimore

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Find tips to manage when responsibilities for both older family members and your adult children "sandwich" you in and jeopardize your own mental and physical health. Includes tips for handling money issues, making decisions for aging parents, and coping when adult children move back home.


Dare To Excel: Activities Beyond School, Kimberly A. Greder Feb 2012

Dare To Excel: Activities Beyond School, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Offer children activities beyond school to help them learn more about themselves and their world. Gives ideas for where to find activities that stimulate kids’ brains, help them develop self-confidence, and strengthen their belief that they can accomplish goals. Also gives tips to avoid over-scheduling youngsters.


Dare To Excel: Service Learning, Kimberly A. Greder Feb 2012

Dare To Excel: Service Learning, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Help your children grow through service learning as they apply classroom knowledge to meaningful and needed services in the community. Includes ways to give kids a chance to experience personal responsibility and positive social behavior while developing a closer bond with their school and community.


Dare To Excel: Physical Activity, Kimberly A. Greder Jan 2012

Dare To Excel: Physical Activity, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Promote a healthy lifestyle for your children with tips in this newsletter. Most kids want to be physically active – help them move and develop stronger muscles and bones, lower their blood pressure, and maintain a healthy weight. Includes a 10-question survey to evaluate your home environment.


Dare To Excel: Summer Success, Kimberly A. Greder Jan 2012

Dare To Excel: Summer Success, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Help your child maintain school learning over the summer. Includes tips to prevent summer learning loss; summer activities that nurture respect and cooperation; and ways to maintain routines when school is out.


Male Farmers Coping With Loss Of Spouse: Impacts On Farming Operation And Family Life, Daniel O. Wilson Jan 2012

Male Farmers Coping With Loss Of Spouse: Impacts On Farming Operation And Family Life, Daniel O. Wilson

Theses and Dissertations--Community & Leadership Development

Losing a spouse is as devastating an experience anyone will ever deal with in his or her life. Research, however, shows that men have a harder and longer time coping with the loss of a spouse than women. When the widower’s profession is farming, there are no resources to specifically help that individual with their loss. The purpose of this research was to gain insight into the lives of widowed farmers with particular focus on transitions in their farming operation and their family life. Through their stories, we learn what is happening before the loss of the female spouse ...


Stress: Taking Charge—Common Stresses For Parents Of Teens, Kimberly A. Greder Dec 2011

Stress: Taking Charge—Common Stresses For Parents Of Teens, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Find ways to manage new conflicts and stressors that develop as the parent-child relationship changes during the teen years.


Science Of Parenting: Help Children Discover Answers With Project-Based Learning, Kimberly A. Greder Aug 2011

Science Of Parenting: Help Children Discover Answers With Project-Based Learning, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Project-based learning is another way parents can help their children learn about and understand the world around them.


Ua64/23 Consumer & Family Sciences, Wku Archives Jan 2011

Ua64/23 Consumer & Family Sciences, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Consumer & Family Sciences Department.

  • Series 1. Administrative File
  • Series 2. Publications
  • Series 3. Events
  • Series 4. Phi Upsilon Omicron


Ua60/1 Home Economics & Family Living, Wku Archives Jan 2011

Ua60/1 Home Economics & Family Living, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by the department of UA60/1 Home Economics & Family Living.

  • Series 1. Administrative File
  • Series 2. Publications
  • Series 3. Events
  • Series 4. Future Homemakers of America


Education On Food, Fisheries And Agriculture, Molly Anderson Jan 2011

Education On Food, Fisheries And Agriculture, Molly Anderson

Maine Policy Review

This article describes the important role of education in helping the growing workforce in food-related industries, as well as the general population. The author notes that education in Maine about food, fisheries, and agri­culture is provided in a wide variety of venues: formal degrees at colleges and universities; Cooperative Extension; farm-to-school programs; the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA); and even educational farms. A sidebar by John Rebar discusses the work of University of Maine Cooperative Extension.


Coaching Efficacy With Academic Leaders: A Phenomenological Investigation, Deanna Lee Vansickel-Peterson Nov 2010

Coaching Efficacy With Academic Leaders: A Phenomenological Investigation, Deanna Lee Vansickel-Peterson

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

The purpose of this psychological phenomenological research was to understand the efficacy of life coaching from the perspective of academic leaders. To date, not one investigation or attempt has been made towards the above stated purpose. This study includes a theoretical overview and a review of the coaching literature from Socrates (469-399 BC) to current day Humanistic theory presented in part by Roger (1902-1987).

This process included data collection from five academic leaders who have been coached for at least two years. Levels of analysis of 365 statements, quote and/or comments produced finding of efficacy in life coaching with ...


Class And Categories: What Role Does Socioeconomic Status Play In Children's Lexical And Conceptual Development?, Jennifer Bloomquist Nov 2009

Class And Categories: What Role Does Socioeconomic Status Play In Children's Lexical And Conceptual Development?, Jennifer Bloomquist

Africana Studies Faculty Publications

At one time, academic inquiries into the relationship between socioeconomic class and language acquisition were commonplace, but the past 20 years have seen a decrease in work that focuses on the intersection between class and early language learning. Recently, however, against the backdrop of the No Child Left Behind legislation in the United States (which has been criticized as a culturally biased education policy that, through highstakes testing and broad-based, uniform curricula, discounts the value of non-standard home language varieties largely spoken by working-class children), there has been renewed interest in the relationship between class, language use, and the assessment ...