Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Exploring predictors of dating violence victimization among adolescents 

    Rousseau, Mallory T. (Wichita State University, 2015-05)
    This study explores factors that are predictive of dating violence victimization among 4,490 adolescents aged 11-17 years with public-use data from Waves I and II of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult ...
  • The relationship between religion and older adults' physical health 

    Hastings, Kia D. (Wichita State University, 2015-05)
    Many studies have argued that religiosity has a favorable effect on longevity, particularly for the older population. This had led to various social service agencies, health practitioners and religious communities to ...
  • Who makes more in STEM? An analysis of sex and age 

    Bowers, Jennifer Leigh (Wichita State University, 2014-12)
    Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations have a growing presence in industry with increasing employment opportunities and offer some of the highest incomes in the labor market. Despite these ...
  • Economics of grandparents raising grandchildren after the 2008 recession-analyzing ACS datasets for the years 2007 and 2011 

    Stephens, Shari J. (Wichita State University, 2014-05)
    The current cross sectional quantitative study examined the structural and historical trends of social and economic effects on grandparents who raised grandchildren before and after the Great Recession of 2008. The study ...
  • Media consumption and educational outcomes: Media is another form of cultural capital 

    Schmitz, Darren Thomas (Wichita State University, 2014-05)
    Adolescent media use has been considered an important factor in shaping educational outcomes. In order to help adolescents succeed academically, it is important to understand how they utilize their time. The purpose of ...
  • The effects of student engagement on high school mathematics 

    Juza, Stephen Paul (Wichita State University, 2013-07)
    My thesis focuses on the impact student engagement has on tenth grade mathematic test scores. Using secondary data from the Education Longitudinal Survey, I examined the math scores of 7,480 tenth graders in 2004. I predicted ...
  • Factors that influence bystander behavior in the cyberbully context 

    Niblack, Jessica Ezra (Wichita State University, 2013-05)
    With the movement of bullying behaviors from the traditional school yard context into a new realm enhanced by technology; cyberbullying is quickly becoming more invasive and detrimental to adolescents in the modern world, ...
  • The role of parental involvement in student academic achievement 

    LeBrun-Martin, Cassandra (Wichita State University, 2013-05)
    Education is one of the most influential and important factors of a child's life. One approach to helping children academically succeed is to increase parental involvement in student's education. The purpose of this study ...
  • Women in health care: an examination of earnings 

    Umeh, Shondella L. (Wichita State University, 2012-05)
    The purpose of this research is to examine the wage gap that occurs in health care occupations. This project investigates the annual salaries of women who are employed as health care professionals. The secondary data for ...
  • Earnings inequality among women: does marriage matter? 

    Thapa, Sabina (Wichita State University, 2012-05)
    This study aims to investigate the effect of marriage on women’s earnings. Using Current Population Survey (CPS) 2010 data, three sets of hypotheses are tested to address the effect of individual level factors, structure ...
  • The influence of family structure on the test scores of students 

    Subba, Rita (Wichita State University, 2012-05)
    This study examined the effect of being raised in one-parent and two parent family structures on the academic achievement of students by looking at the test scores of their standardized composite math/reading tests. The ...
  • The truth about the Truly Disadvantaged 

    Lewis, Zachary (Wichita State University, 2011-12)
    The importance of race as determinant of social mobility is still an issue that's subject for debate. Particularly among Black Americans, in the midst of the 21st century, the progress of Black American is undeniable yet ...
  • The rural penalty: the sources and magnitude of income differences between urban and rural older adults in the United States 

    Wright, Rosemary (Wichita State University, 2011-05)
    This study examined the impact of rural residence on the earned income of older adults and the relationship of rural residence to possible structural, individual, and life course determinants of income. Using a sample of ...
  • Shop ‘til you drop: an empirical examination of theories of and gender differences in consumption 

    Treas, Jonathan (Wichita State University, 2011-05)
    This study used the 2006 through 2008 American Time Use Survey (ATUS) to empirically examine factors that influenced the consumption of men and women in the United States. Three sets of independent variables were used to ...
  • Components and differences in the income of male and female educators 

    Seals, Craig Daniel Rager (Wichita State University, 2011-05)
    This research examined some of the factors that help explain the variance in income between male and female educators. Data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) was used to examine some of the components that determine ...
  • Health care occupations: road to success or path to dead end? 

    Tiemeyer, Stacy (Wichita State University, 2010-05)
    Health care provides an attractive career choice for individuals seeking employment in a growing field with livable wages and quality benefits. Jobs in health care services are projected to increase significantly in the ...

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