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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


A Review Of Studies On Luxury Hotels Over The Past Two Decades, Yin Chu Jan 2014

A Review Of Studies On Luxury Hotels Over The Past Two Decades, Yin Chu

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify current research trends and clarify the changing direction of studies on luxury hotels. Scholarly studies published between 1994 and 2014 were examined through content analysis, using such keywords as "luxury hotels", "deluxe hotels", "upscale hotels", "high-end hotels", and "four- or five-star hotels". The contributions were then screened to focus on luxury hotel-centered topics. The search revealed 70 qualified scholarly research articles. Conceptual studies were limited, with empirical studies representing a majority of the luxury hotel researches. The luxury hotel researches that were identified were categorized into nine groups by research themes: marketing ...


Exploration Of Plus-Size Female Teens' Apparel Fit And Sizing In The United States, Laurel Dawn Romeo Jan 2013

Exploration Of Plus-Size Female Teens' Apparel Fit And Sizing In The United States, Laurel Dawn Romeo

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate apparel issues experienced by plus-size female teens aged 12-17 in the context of the functional, expressive, and aesthetic (FEA) consumer needs model. The specific objectives were to: (1) Examine whether current American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) sizing categories meet the measurement needs of participants; (2) identify specific areas of the body where these individuals were not satisfied with the fit of their current ready-to-wear apparel; and (3) explore the current U.S. ready-to-wear apparel FEA needs for this target group.

Mixed-methods approach was used for this study with 30 female ...


Exploring The Relationship Between Financial Behaviors And Financial Well-Being Of African American College Students At One Historically Black Institution, Vivian Mason Fluellen Jan 2013

Exploring The Relationship Between Financial Behaviors And Financial Well-Being Of African American College Students At One Historically Black Institution, Vivian Mason Fluellen

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

College students are at an important time in their lives as they move from financial dependence to financial independence. Given this concern, motivating young adults to save is an important objective. Research on college students and their finances has focused on credit card use. The current study explored the relationship between financial social learning opportunities and financial behaviors of African American college students at one HBCU. Similar studies have been done at predominately white institutions and community colleges, but none examined 1890 historically black colleges.

The current study drew from social theory to attempt to understand saving behavior. Bandura (1977 ...


Stories Of The Children Of The Great Depression: What I Learned From My Parents, Ardyth Ann Stull Jan 2013

Stories Of The Children Of The Great Depression: What I Learned From My Parents, Ardyth Ann Stull

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to identify the strategies and skills parents utilized to provide for their family's basic survival needs, and the beliefs and values they embraced during the Great Depression to provide for the physical and emotional needs of their families in the midst of economic hardship. A qualitative research design utilizing a narrative inquiry approach was used to explore these issues. The research sample was composed of 12 men and women who were born in 1925 or earlier whose families suffered financial hardship during the Depression as evidenced by unemployment or underemployment of the ...


The Experiences Of Adult/Child Identity Theft Victims, Axton Betz Jan 2012

The Experiences Of Adult/Child Identity Theft Victims, Axton Betz

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

Cases of identity theft are increasing, with incidents of child identity theft rising more quickly than other types of identity theft (Cullen, 2007). Identity theft can be financial, medical, and character-related, with parents being the most common perpetrators (Cullen, 2007; Schmidt & McCoy, 2005). There are two categories of child identity theft victims: child victims and adult/child victims. According to Foley and Nelson (2009), adult/child identity theft victims are those who were victimized while under the age of 18 but did not learn of the crime until they were 18 or older. The sample for this study included ...


"The New Costumes Of Odd Sizes:" Plus Sized Women's Fashions, 1910-1924, Carmen Nicole Keist Jan 2012

"The New Costumes Of Odd Sizes:" Plus Sized Women's Fashions, 1910-1924, Carmen Nicole Keist

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to examine the fashionable styles available to women in the 1910s and 1920s, the advice, both prescriptive and proscriptive, given to plus sized women in the 1910 and the 1920s, and the apparel-related patents issued during the 1910s to 1929 to aid the plus sized woman. Primary sources analyzed included The New York Times, Vogue, Good Housekeeping, and utility patents. They provided multiple viewpoints regarding the plus sized woman during this period. The percentage of larger women grew during the early twentieth century, and it was estimated that by 1916 there were over 13 ...


Understanding The Entrepreneurial Potential Of Female Saudi Arabian Family And Consumer Sciences Students And Businesswomen, Amal Abdulkader Basaffar Jan 2012

Understanding The Entrepreneurial Potential Of Female Saudi Arabian Family And Consumer Sciences Students And Businesswomen, Amal Abdulkader Basaffar

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In an effort to support the Saudi Arabian government's efforts to strengthen the family unit and economy, this study examines the entrepreneurial potential of female Saudi Arabian Family and Consumer Sciences students and Saudi Arabian women entrepreneurs. Saudi Arabia is a country where the Islamic religion and its values are interwoven into every aspect of society, with family as the basic social institution. Traditionally, male family members made decisions including those regarding the careers of female family members. Using a phenomenological approach, the researcher interviewed 33 Saudi Arabian female undergraduate students and nine businesswomen to learn more about influences ...


The National Standards For Teachers Of Family And Consumer Sciences: An Implementation And Revision Study, Karen Marie Bergh Jan 2012

The National Standards For Teachers Of Family And Consumer Sciences: An Implementation And Revision Study, Karen Marie Bergh

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The National Standards for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (Standards) (Appendix A), adopted in 2004, provide an integrated set of standards which form a framework for program development, implementation and assessment for Family and Consumer Sciences teacher preparation. Periodic review of standards is recommended by organizations involved in standards setting (ISO, 2009; NSTA, 2003). This study explored implementation of the Standards by states and their respective teacher preparation programs and reviewed the 2004 Standards (NSTFCS, 2004). As a result of this investigation, changes to update the Standards were conveyed to the Standards team. A survey methodology was used ...


His-Stories: Young, Non-Residential, African American Fathers Participating In A Responsible Fatherhood Program: A Hermeneutic Inquirey, Gregory Suni Childs Jan 2012

His-Stories: Young, Non-Residential, African American Fathers Participating In A Responsible Fatherhood Program: A Hermeneutic Inquirey, Gregory Suni Childs

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Childs, Suni Gregory. Ph.D., Iowa State University, May 2012. His-stories: Young, non-residential, African American fathers participating in a responsible fatherhood program: A hermeneutic inquiry. Major Professors: Robert H. Bosselman and Steve B. Garasky.

In America, 26 percent of all children live within a single parent household that is headed by a female. Of that number, two-thirds of African American children are now born into single-mother households. The purpose of this Phenomenological (Hermeneutic) study was to conduct in-depth hermeneutical interviews with a selected group of young African American fathers, who have or are currently participating in one of two Responsible ...