Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences

ISBN 1-929083-13-0

Volume 7 - 2008

Kappa Omicron Nu Leadership Academy, Dorothy I. Mitstifer, Managing Editor
PO Box 798, Okemos, MI 48805-0798
(T) (727) 940-2658 ext. 2003 - [email protected]

The opinions expressed by the authors are their own and
do not necessarily reflect the policies of Kappa Omicron Nu.

Managing Editor: Dorothy I. Mitstifer

This journal was organized as a refereed publication during the First Undergraduate Research Conference of the Undergraduate Research Community (URC) for the Human Sciences at the Kappa Omicron Nu Conclave, Grosvenor Resort, Orlando, August 2-5, 2001.

On October 15, 2001, the Editorial Committee announced the Call for Papers and set the first deadline for papers as January 15, 2002. No deadlines will be set for future publications; submissions are accepted for review on an ongoing basis. Guidelines for authors can be found at URC Guidelines and at Guidelines for Submissions. Further information can be obtained at the above e-mail address.

—Dorothy I. Mitstifer, Managing Editor

Table of Contents - Volume 7

Research Manuscripts

Dissociation and the Creation of False Memories
Jenny Carstens and Reid Webster, Ph.D.*, Thompson Rivers University

Predictors of Binge Drinking Among College Students
Blair Leppert, Sheri Lokken Worthy*, Mississippi State University

The Stress of Single Mothers and its Effect on Quality Child Care
Salome Bronnimann, The Master’s College

College Students’ Perceptions of Meningitis Prevention
Liz Schulte, Mary Paradise, Julie Hasken, Megan Temme, Ann Bruno, Truman State University
A St. Joseph Altar: A Family Perspective
Shannon Petz Bonaccorso, Debbie Johnson, Ph.D.*, Southeastern Louisiana University

Self-Esteem and Class Standing in Liberal Arts Undergraduate College Students
Katie Mitchel, Stephanie Smith, and Jenny Simpson, Huntington University

The Relationship of Fear of Negative Evaluation and Perfectionism in College Students
Wayne Stephan, Amber Stephan, & Rosealee Palmer, Huntington University

Death and Social Life: How Death of a Loved One Impacts Social Style
Whitney Abbott, Claire Bates & Naomi Woods, Huntington University

Work-related Stress in Division of Youth and Family Caseworkers:
Determining Whether a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Will Decrease Stress

Beth Purdy, Monmouth University

Divorce, Its Implications on Children: The Onset of Sexual Relationships in Adolescents
Christian Hubley, Andrew Freehauf, & Mack D. Miller, Huntington University

The Impact of Sleepiness Levels on Academic Achievement for College Students
Jessica Flood, Becky Brensinger, Stacie Cheek, Huntington University

What’s My Age Again? Preschool Children’s Estimation of Absolute Age
Jessica R. Robins, Carnegie Mellon University

College Student’s Perception of Clothing that Projects a Professional Image
Ayisha Thompson, Shirley Hymon-Parker*, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Coming Home: A Qualitative Study of the Impact of Military Deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan on Relationship Satisfaction
Theresa Doyle and Lizette Strader, Erin Sanders-Hahs**, Briana S. Nelson Goff*, Kansas State University

Third Place Award - The Relationship Between Stress and Eating in College-Aged Students
Brittany Gower, Christina E. Hand, and Zachariah K. Crooks, Huntington University

Evaluation of Waterless Cookware on an Induction Cooktop
Michelle Coyle, Michelle Fontana, Alaina Knaak, Rachael Lynch, Maria-Kanella Zannis Dr. Nina Collins* and Dr. Kevin Randall*
Bradley University

First Place Award - Parents’ Influence on Children’s Weight-Related Behaviors
Catherine McBride, Stephanie Collins, Connie Bell, Casey Quinn, Sheri Lokken Worthy*,
Mississippi State University

Layers of HIV Stigma: The Influence of High-risk Characteristics on Perceptions
Kerry A. Newness and Lenore Szuchman*, Barry University, Maria R. Lopez*, University of Miami

The Relationship between Body Mass Index and Self-esteem in Female College Students
Leslie A. Malkemus, Lissa M. Shipman, and Cara J. Thomas, Huntington University

Food Portion Sizes Consumed by College Students
Brooke N. Cloyd, Nina Collins,* G. Kevin Randall*,
Bradley University

The Effects of Environment on Depressive Mood Level in Older Adults
John S. Burnett, Justin L. Trupp, James D. Jackson*,
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Gender Differences in Preschool Children’s Language and Movement
Challey Stephens, Kansas State University, Linda K. Crowe*, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Runner-Up Award - Use of a Focus Group of Youth in a Juvenile Detention Facility to Recommend Programming Based on the Results of a Developmental Assets Profile
Desiree Raygor, Jenna Osseck, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Second Place Award - Traditional versus Electronic Storybooks during Adult-Toddler Interactions
Rachael Barnett, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Linda K. Crowe*, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Current Methods Nurses Use to Place and Maintain Nasogastric and Orogastric Tubes
Nicole Quainoo, Indiana University School of Nursing


Research Papers

Runner-Up Award - Gender Gaps in Math and Science Education
Heather Davis, James Madison University

What Creates Community? An Analysis of Culture vs. Design
Kara Schmidt, Kansas State University

Runner-Up Award - Are They Pledging “I Do” to Virginity Until Marriage? An Examination of the Factors
Influencing the Effectiveness of Abstinence-Only Sexuality Education

Debra Lin, The University of Texas at Austin

The Psychological Aspect of Rehabilitation Adherence in Collegiate Athletes
Kristen Michelle Stash, California University of Pennsylvania

Cognitive and Psychoanalytic Conceptualisations of Autism: A Comparative Literature Review
Thomas Hugh Richardson, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Mechanisms of Embodiment—Insights from Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders, Experimental Procedures and Physical Disability Thomas Hugh Richardson, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Inhibitory Control in Psychiatric Disorders—A Review of Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Research
Thomas Hugh Richardson, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Constructivist Teaching as an Effective Learning Approach
Ozlem Yuksel-Sokmen, Rossi Hassad*, CUNY Hunter College

Essay on the Cultural Preservation of the South Caucasian Language: Lazuri
Ozlem Yuksel-Sokmen, M. Chesin*, CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Balance of Power, Ego & Aggression: Deprivation leads to Delinquency
Ozlem Yuksel-Sokmen, CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Effects of Exercise on Ejection Fraction, Arrhythmias, Dyspnea, and Functional Capacity in Congestive Heart Failure Patients
Mario Mitkov, University of California at Davis


Research Reports


* Faculty Co-Author

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New Journal Announced

East Lansing, Michigan . . . . Announcing Online Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences. This online journal implements the plan to develop an electronic journal to reflect excellent undergraduate research in the human sciences. The Undergraduate Research community for the Human Sciences has a commitment to make this journal visible and compare in quality with similar publications in the natural sciences, engineering, and psychology. It is intended that this journal will be a testament to undergraduate research and curricular innovation in the human sciences. Although the first deadline was January 15, 2002, submissions are accepted for review on an ongoing basis. Presenters at the first Undergraduate Research Conference (8/01) and other undergraduates that have completed research are invited to submit papers for Volume 2 - 2003. Graduate students may submit papers if the work was completed as an undergraduate student.There are no affiliation requirements; all undergraduates conducting research in the human sciences are eligible to submit papers. Papers may represent a full range of research, including quantitative, qualitative, and action research. Papers are classified as (a) research manuscript, (b) research paper, and (c) research reports. See Guidelines for Submissions.

Request: Please distribute copies of the Call for Papers to faculty engaged with undergraduate researchers. The success of this journal depends on the enthusiastic participation of human sciences units and the diverse programs within their umbrella missions. Thank you in advance for your support.


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