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  • Factors for success in breast cancer screening 

    Miller, Crystal A. (Wichita State University, 2016-05)
    One of the Healthy People 2020 initiatives within the U.S. is to increase the proportion of women who receive breast cancer screenings based on the most recent medical guidelines (c-17). Despite highly recognizable campaigns ...
  • Excluding whom? An examination of race, gender, & suspension 

    Erickson, Jacob H. (Wichita State University, 2016-05)
    Previous literature indicates a number of factors contribute to disparate rates of suspension among students. Among these are "student level factors" such as race, or socioeconomic level, and "school level factors" such ...
  • Gender and media: Exploring the relationship between television and adolescent well-being 

    Goen, Cambria (Wichita State University, 2016-05)
    Previous research suggests that media use negatively affects well-being for girls and boys. This study uses secondary data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents (often referred to as Generation X) who were ...
  • Various predictors of risky sexual behavior in adolescence 

    Guidry, Kenya (Wichita State University, 2016-05)
    Sexuality is a pivotal stage in adolescent development. Adolescents may engage in risky sexual behaviors (RSBs): early sexual initiation, multiple and non-monogamous relationships, contraception inconsistency, and greater ...
  • Preface 

    Hill, Twyla J. (Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015)
    Americans are living longer than in the past and the percentage of the population that is 65 years old and older is rapidly increasing. The aging of the US po(k)pulation will have major impacts on family life in the ...
  • Chapter 5 -- Current policy regarding caregiving and policy implications 

    Hill, Twyla J. (Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015)
    Discusses current policy regarding caregiving and policy implications. Although little federal and state legislation directly address familial provision of care, several policies affect people’s ability and willingness to ...
  • Chapter 3 -- Adult child caregiving 

    Hill, Twyla J. (Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015)
    Caregiving by adult children to older parents is described. Sons and daughters generally provide different types and amounts of care, as well as receiving different amounts and types of support from others. Variations exist ...
  • Chapter 2 -- Spousal and intimate partner caregiving 

    Hill, Twyla J. (Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015)
    Caregiving by spouses and other intimate partners is reviewed. Husbands and wives tend to provide different types of care. Caregiving has different effects, costs, consequences, and rewards for husbands and wives. Also, ...
  • Chapter 1 -- Social context of family caregiving 

    Hill, Twyla J. (Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015)
    The historical and current contexts of caregiving in later life in the United States are briefly discussed. A short description of the types of health problems typical in the elderly and affecting their need for care is ...
  • Chapter 4 -- Caregiving by other relatives, secondary caregivers, and members of minority groups 

    Hill, Twyla J. (Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015)
    Caregiving by siblings, grandchildren, and other relatives (including fictive kin and ex-spouses) is discussed. Research on secondary caregivers and team caregiving also is reviewed. Studies of kin care within sexual and ...
  • Family caregiving in aging populations 

    Hill, Twyla J. (Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015)
    Family care giving policies and practices.
  • Book review: When middle-class parents choose urban schools: class, race, and the challenge of equity in public education 

    Billingham, Chase M. (University of Chicago Press, 2016-08)
    While many inner-city public schools across the country continue to struggle with academic failure, insufficient resources, and declining enrollment, some typically located in gentrifying neighborhoods are experiencing the ...
  • Opinion polling and the measurement of Americans' attitudes regarding education 

    Billingham, Chase M.; Kimelberg, Shelley McDonough (Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016-09)
    The meaning, measurement, and implications of 'public opinion' have long been a source of debate. In this paper, we examine the extent to which the educational priorities of elites in the US reflect the educational priorities ...
  • Developing a quantitative risk assessment model for a non-profit mentorship program in Wichita, Kansas 

    Waldman, Brittany (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    One of the most serious challenges facing any social service, non-profit organization is ensuring that the appropriate services are being matched with the individuals who most need these services. Previous research has ...
  • Factors for success in breast cancer screening 

    Miller, Crystal A. (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    One of the Healthy People 2020 initiatives within the U.S. is to increase the proportion of women who receive breast cancer screenings based on the most recent guidelines (c- 17). Despite highly recognizable promotion ...
  • Depictions of parental incarceration in children's literature 

    Pfannenstiel, Ashton (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    Often called “unintended victims of the war on crime,”1 1.5 million children have at least one incarcerated parent and 22% are younger than 52. Accessible literature for these children to relate to, which would also increase ...
  • Community, clarity, and the closet: Bisexuals' strategies for resisting marginalization 

    Lind, Amanda (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    Bisexual individuals face a marginalization unique among sexual minorities. While they encounter heterosexism as do all LGBTQ community members, they also face biphobia, erasure, and a host of stereotypes specifically aimed ...
  • That's what she pinned: Gender stereotypes and Pinterest 

    Goen, Cambria (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    Pinterest is a social networking website launched in 2010, which reached 48.7 million users by 2013. Previous studies have found that boards created by users consist of resources for everything from everyday interests to ...
  • Coming out in black and white: A thematic analysis of coming out stories on YouTube 

    Guidry, Kenya (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    For members of the LGBT community, coming-out is a pivotal moment in their lives. Expressing to their family their sexual orientation is an experience that could change their lives forever. Members of this community must ...
  • “Dead on arrival”: Why marijuana decriminalization in the air capital never took off 

    Erickson, Jacob H. (Wichita State University, 2016-04-29)
    This study is a thematic analysis of the events leading up to the marijuana decriminalization vote of April 2015 in Wichita, Kansas. Newspaper articles appearing in The Wichita Eagle were purposively sampled for their ...

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