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  • Waiting for Bobos: displacement and impeded gentrification in a midwestern city 

    Billingham, Chase M. (Wiley, 2017-06)
    The degree to which lower-income residents are displaced by the process of gentrification has been the subject of considerable debate. Displacement is generally framed as a possible, and potentially remediable, outcome of ...
  • Predictors of change in sexual activity after cardiac diagnosis: elements to inform sexual counseling 

    Mosack, Victoria; Hill J., Twyla J.; Steinke, Elaine E. (SAGE Publications Ltd., 2017-06)
    Safely returning to sexual activity after being diagnosed with a cardiac condition is at the core of sexual counseling strategies. To further inform sexual counseling, this study examined changes in sexual activity before ...
  • Marathon runners' motivations and use of social media for social support 

    Waldman, Brittany A. (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    We live in a world that promotes regular physical activity. One physical activity that is swooping the nation is marathon running. Research has found that since 1990 participation in long distance running in the United ...
  • Gaming as a path to sexual assault: a content analysis of fan comments in response to a virtual reality sexual assault discussion 

    Wilson, Derek (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    Trends in technology include the use of virtual reality (VR) and providing side gaming options. Scholars of popular culture have drawn attention to gender troupes and the sexualized nature of video game content. The current ...
  • What's there to say about those little libraries? 

    Siwierka, Julia (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    This project explores the phenomenon of mobilizing communities to read through pop-up libraries, specifically Little Free Libraries. These birdhouse-like "take a book, leave a book" systems have the capability of eradicating ...
  • Title IX policy: a reflection on the framing of sexual misconduct on college campuses 

    Quinn, Karson (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    This pilot research project utilizes a mixed methods approach to compare the Title IX policies and procedures related to sexual misconduct amongst a purposive sample of 12 public, 4-year colleges & universities that had ...
  • Predictors of patient inclusion in treatment decisions: evidence from the 2013 medical expenditure panel survey 

    Pfannenstiel, Ashton (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    This study explores the relationship between patient race/ethnicity and inclusion in treatment decisions using the 2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data (N = 21690). A binary logistic regression was conducted to examine ...
  • White women for Trump: an analysis of political commentaries 

    Garza, Dorothy Drew (Wichita State University, 2017-04-28)
    Donald Trump's Presidential Candidacy produced widespread controversy, particularly concerning discussions of race and gender relations. Despite these controversies, 53% of white women voters voted for Trump. White women ...
  • Same-sex sexuality and educational attainment: the pathway to college 

    Pearson, Jennifer D.; Wilkinson, Lindsey (Taylor & Francis LTD, 2017)
    Research finds lower levels of academic performance among sexual minority high school students, but some studies suggest sexual minorities have higher levels of educational attainment in adulthood. To further our understanding ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.

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