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Turning Points In The Development Of Blended Families, Leslie A. Baxter, Dawn O. Braithwaite, John H. Nicholson Jun 1999

Turning Points In The Development Of Blended Families, Leslie A. Baxter, Dawn O. Braithwaite, John H. Nicholson

Papers in Communication Studies

A modified retrospective interview technique (RIT) was employed with members of 53 blended families to determine the types of turning points they reported experiencing and the developmental trajectories of their respective blended family’s first 4 years. Findings revealed 15 primary types of turning points, of which “Changes in Household Configuration,” “Conflict,” “Holidays/Special Events,” “Quality Time,” and “Family Crisis” were the most frequent. A cluster analysis revealed five basic trajectories of development for the first 48 months of family development: Accelerated, Prolonged, Stagnating, Declining, and High-Amplitude Turbulent. The trajectories differed in the overall positive-to-negative valence ratio, the frequency of ...


Media 101 Curriculum Outline By Emmanuel Mario B Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Manila, The Philippines 1999, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Jan 1999

Media 101 Curriculum Outline By Emmanuel Mario B Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Manila, The Philippines 1999, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

The “Why’s and How-come’s” of teaching and learning Media 101 Brief History of Communication, Journalism, Media and the Internet Old Media and New Media: A Young Mind's Comparative Study of available media in The Philippines Pop Media Now and Next: Enjoying the Media for Better Understanding. Trip to the Media: Engaging the Professionals Creating your Own Popmedia “My Popmedia” Post-mortem Media Presentation Community outreach


Communication Of Social Support In Computer-Mediated Groups For People With Disabilities, Dawn O. Braithwaite, Vincent R. Waldron, Jerry Finn Jan 1999

Communication Of Social Support In Computer-Mediated Groups For People With Disabilities, Dawn O. Braithwaite, Vincent R. Waldron, Jerry Finn

Papers in Communication Studies

This study documented the types and extent of social support messages exchanged by persons with disabilities who participated in a computer-based support group. A modified version of Cutrona and Suhr’s (1992) social support category system was used to code 1,472 support messages. The largest percentage of these messages offered emotional and informational support, whereas network support and tangible assistance were least frequently offered. It appeared that many of the support messages directly redressed limitations and challenges associated with disability-related mobility, socialization, and self-care. Results are discussed in terms of the generalizability of existing category systems for coding support ...


Protecting Communication Departments: Reflections On The Nebraska Experience, Ronald Lee, William J. Seiler Jan 1999

Protecting Communication Departments: Reflections On The Nebraska Experience, Ronald Lee, William J. Seiler

Papers in Communication Studies

Eight years ago, in the first week of the 1991 fall semester, the Acting Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs announced a series of vertical budget cuts that included the elimination of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s department of Speech Communication (now Communication Studies). Over the next seven months the department fought against the proposed action. In March 1992, the Budget Reduction Review Committee voted against the Vice Chancellor’s recommendation. Later in the month, the Academic Planning Committee also voted to rescind the budget cutting measure.

These actions ended the battle and assured the continuation of the department ...


Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth, And Beyond, Pamela Nettleton Dec 1998

Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth, And Beyond, Pamela Nettleton

Pamela Nettleton

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Lee, K.H., Euripides' Ion., Katerina Zacharia Dec 1998

Book Review Of Lee, K.H., Euripides' Ion., Katerina Zacharia

Katerina Zacharia

No abstract provided.