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The United States Of America, Sebastian Braun Jan 2019

The United States Of America, Sebastian Braun

World Languages and Cultures Publications

The indigenous population in the United States of America is estimated between 2.5 and 6 million people,1 of which 23% live in American Indian areas or Alaska Native villages. Indigenous peoples in the United States are more commonly referred to as Native groups. The state with the largest Native population is California; the place with the largest Native population is New York City. 573 Native American tribal entities were recognized as American Indian or Alaska Native tribes by the United States in July 2018, and most of these have recognized national homelands. While socioeconomic indicators vary widely across ...


Case Study: Personal Financial Plan, Mona Weltmer Jan 2019

Case Study: Personal Financial Plan, Mona Weltmer

Creative Components

No abstract provided.


Professional Sports Teams & The Community: A Comparative Case Study Of Two Professional Basketball Teams, Hans Brase Jan 2019

Professional Sports Teams & The Community: A Comparative Case Study Of Two Professional Basketball Teams, Hans Brase

Creative Components

All organizations are unique in their individual goals and aspirations. However, often is the case that organizations within the same industry share perspectives and overarching themes regarding how they go about achieving their perspective goals. In my paper, I will be comparing two professional basketball organizations that from first glance have very little, if anything, in similar besides the fact that they are both professional basketball teams. Through my research and personal experiences, I aim to answer the question of whether or not two professional basketball organizations are more alike in their community engagement and involvement than we would assume ...


Evidence-Based Design: Documenting A Research Experiment In A School Environment With Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Julie E. Irish Jan 2019

Evidence-Based Design: Documenting A Research Experiment In A School Environment With Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Julie E. Irish

Interior Design publications and other works

Purpose Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder affecting around 1:59 children. Among other characteristics, children with ASD can be unduly sensitive to elements in the built environment, such as noise or light. Despite this knowledge, to date there has been little evidence-based experimental research investigating how the environment affects them. The purpose of this paper is to conduct an experiment in a school environment with children with ASD and document the process as a model that other researchers could apply to similar studies.

Design/methodology/approach The study focused on whether the application of wayfinding aids (colored ...


A Holistic Framework Of A Brand's Hierarchical Motivations For Retail Internationalization, Danielle Sponder Testa, Young-A Lee Jan 2018

A Holistic Framework Of A Brand's Hierarchical Motivations For Retail Internationalization, Danielle Sponder Testa, Young-A Lee

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In this study, we propose a holistic framework of a brand's hierarchical motivations for retail internationalization (RI) in order to understand motivational levels for RI and interpret how their interrelationship leads to the success or failure of brands in RI. The framework was derived from Maslow's hierarchy of needs and demonstrates different levels of RI motivations including economic, competitive, psychological, and brand actualization which build upon one another towards an all-inclusive RI strategy. This framework also discusses the mediator of cultural intelligence and moderator of cultural convergence, which influence the significance of each motivation on brand success. The ...


The Preference For The Aesthetic Middle: A Perceived Risks Based Explanation, Alina Braun, Veena Chattaraman Jan 2018

The Preference For The Aesthetic Middle: A Perceived Risks Based Explanation, Alina Braun, Veena Chattaraman

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This research provides a psychological explanation for the preference for products with designs closer to the aesthetic middle.


The Role Of Dress In Objectification Research: An Opportunity For Dress Researchers, Sharron J. Lennon, Kim K. Johnson Jan 2018

The Role Of Dress In Objectification Research: An Opportunity For Dress Researchers, Sharron J. Lennon, Kim K. Johnson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

We focus on relationships between the concepts of dress and objectification. A two-pronged definition of dress is all modifications of and supplements to the body. Objectification occurs when a person is reduced to the status of an object for others’ sexual use.

Objectification Theory proposes that girls and women living in media-saturated Western cultures are gazed at, evaluated, and potentially objectified by others. When women and girls are objectified by others, they may self-objectify; or internalize an outsider’s perspective and see themselves as objects to be evaluated for their physical attributes. We show that dress has been used in ...


'Just For You': Unveiling The Traits Of The Mass-Customized Clothing Shoppers, Gargi Bhaduri, Jihyun Kim Jan 2018

'Just For You': Unveiling The Traits Of The Mass-Customized Clothing Shoppers, Gargi Bhaduri, Jihyun Kim

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In this study, we aim to address characteristics of young adult consumers' who had an experience of purchasing mass-customized products in comparison to the counterparts, to draw pragmatic implications for the mass customized clothing industry. An online survey was administered to adult undergraduates in a fashion program at a major US university. Out of 388 usable responses (95.6% female), there were 251 participants who had previously purchased a mass customized clothing, and 137 who had not. Two-group (purchasers/non-purchasers) independent samples t-tests revealed that purchasers of mass customized clothing were more involved in fashion, and were also more hedonically ...


An Investigation Of Work-Related Risk Factors Among Sewing Machine Operators In Bangladesh, Md. Tahmidul Islam Molla, Mazed Islam Jan 2018

An Investigation Of Work-Related Risk Factors Among Sewing Machine Operators In Bangladesh, Md. Tahmidul Islam Molla, Mazed Islam

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Working extended periods of time in front of sewing machines may cause discomfort to the operators of sewing machines. Sewing machine operators sit for extended periods of time and use their hands to control, handle, or feel objects and tools in repetitive processes which makes them vulnerable to musculoskeletal symptoms. Therefore, this study aims to identify the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms among sewing machine operators working in the apparel industry in Bangladesh while considering job characteristics, productivity, job satisfaction, workstation design, and working environment. The results showed that working in front of the sewing machines for a long period of ...


Top Online Luxury Apparel And Accessories Retailers: What Are They Doing Right?, Wenzhao Mu, Wenqiao Liu, Sharron J. Lennon Jan 2018

Top Online Luxury Apparel And Accessories Retailers: What Are They Doing Right?, Wenzhao Mu, Wenqiao Liu, Sharron J. Lennon

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Little research focused on the online luxury industry. However, sales growth in the online luxury market has far outpaced the sales growth in the instore luxury market. As online luxury sales continue to grow, service expectations in digital and instore channels are also expected to grow. Our purpose was descriptive and was guided by one research question: What is the state of the art in the top performing online luxury websites in terms of international customer service features? We conducted a content analysis of such features on the top performing apparel and accessories luxury firms’ websites. Two coders visited and ...


From The Greenhouse To My House: Creating The Framework For Increased Family Engagement, Amy Vaughan Jan 2018

From The Greenhouse To My House: Creating The Framework For Increased Family Engagement, Amy Vaughan

Creative Components

Living a life of healthy balance is a goal many strive for in the United States. For those who work with youth professionally, or simply care about these young people and their future, assisting children and adolescents in establishing healthy habits is a priority. There is substantial research indicating that three areas critical to healthy living are maintaining a balanced diet, participating in daily exercise, and providing the body with adequate sleep (National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, 2000; Croll, Neumark-Sztainer, & Story, 2001; Trost & Lorinzi, 2008).


Customer Service With A Smile: Creating A Climate Where Customers Come First, Tina A. Coffelt Jan 2013

Customer Service With A Smile: Creating A Climate Where Customers Come First, Tina A. Coffelt

English Publications

Nestled in the small, manufacturing and university town of Maryville, MO, resides a great example of customer service—Fred Mares. Fred is a greeter at the local Hy-Vee store, which has survived the infringing competition from Wal-Mart when other local and regional grocers could not. There are several reasons Hy-Vee has survived and even expanded its Maryville food center, one of which is Fred Mares. Fred is no ordinary grocery store greeter. Fred excels at extending a warm, genuine greeting to every customer who enters the store. He remembers people’s names and important events in their lives. I left ...


Structural Analysis Of Factors Influencing The Adjustment Behaviors Of Korean Children In The U.S., Sunjin Oh, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2010

Structural Analysis Of Factors Influencing The Adjustment Behaviors Of Korean Children In The U.S., Sunjin Oh, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Publications

The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing the adjustment of Korean children who live in the U.S. Specifically, this study examined the following predictor variables: English proficiency, peer relationships, family relationships, and school experiences. Forty seven Korean children who were attending the Korean Lan-guage School and their parents participated in this study. Pearson product moment correlations indicated that there was a statistically significant relationship between the adjustment of Korean children who live in the U.S. and their English proficiency, peer relationships, and school experiences. There was no statistically significant relationship between the adjustment of Korean ...


Four Dimensions Of Student Leadership: What Predicts Students' Attitudes Toward Leadership Developrnent?, John Shertzer, Vernon Wall, Alisa Frandsen, Yan Guo, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley Ii Oct 2005

Four Dimensions Of Student Leadership: What Predicts Students' Attitudes Toward Leadership Developrnent?, John Shertzer, Vernon Wall, Alisa Frandsen, Yan Guo, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley Ii

Political Science Publications

Multiple regression was performed on four dependent variables derived from the results of a student survey measuring attitudes about student leadership: (a) leadership is important to the student, (b) the student considers himself or herself to be a leader, (c) leadership will be important to the student after college, and (d) leaders need to be able to work in teams or groups. Each of 10 independent variables was a significant predictor of one or more dependent variables.


Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma With Choice And Refusal Of Partners, E. Ann Stanley, Dan Ashlock, Leigh Tesfatsion Feb 1993

Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma With Choice And Refusal Of Partners, E. Ann Stanley, Dan Ashlock, Leigh Tesfatsion

ISU Economic Report Series

. This paper investigates cooperative behavior in an artificial ecology.in which egoistic agents interact-with each other through a tournament of iterated games..The tournament played is a variant of the Axelrod (1984) iterated prisoner's dilemma (IPD) game,modified to permit players to choose and refuse potential game.partners. In each iteration, players use expected payoffs updated on'the basis of past encounters to make prisoner's dilemma game offers to a limited number of preferred players, and to refuse prisoner's, dilemma game offers from unacceptable players...