Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences

Volume 13 - 2014

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 13

Research Manuscripts

A Tale as Old as Time - An analysis of negative stereotypes in Disney Princess Movies
Jolene Ewert, Montana State University

Healthy Tazewell County Initiative: Variations in Community Quality of Life, Health Problems, and Risky Behaviors by Age Category
Alyssa Carlson, Angela Stegmaier, Maureen Cluskey*, G. Kevin Randall*, Bradley University

Teachers' Context Beliefs about Implementing the CCSS
Carly Maloney, Idaho State University

Sports Team Participation As A Predictor For Self-Esteem In Adolescent Females
Stephanie Campbell, Darlene Haff*, Nevada State College

Functional Movement Screen™ and Ankle Stability
Mary A. Dunyak, Meredith College

An Investigation of Status Posts and Happiness of Facebook Users
Angela V. Galioto, Jennifer L. Hughes, and Chen Zuo, Agnes Scott College

Women with Eating Disorders and Perceived Social Support
Claire E. Cusack & Jennifer L. Hughes*, Agnes Scott College

Effect of Motivational Type on Goal-Setting Behavior
Maryam Kazmi, Boston College

Effects of Arthritis Exercise Program Participation on Arthritis Management Self-efficacy and Arthritis Pain Levels
Kaitlyn McManus, Truman State University

Nutritional Profiling Systems: Can They Be Implemented in Subsidiary Food Pantries for Reducing Nutrient Deficiencies Among the Elderly?
Rebecca L. Walker, Olivet Nazarene University

The Heart's Hand in Creativity: The Effect of Coherence™ Meditation
Beau D. Kissler, Christina M. Frederick, Sierra Nevada College

Children's Perceptions of Maternal Weight-Related Attitudes and Behaviors and Relationship to Child's Self-Esteem and Body Image
Lauren Sowers, Esther Higginbottom, Heather Rapp, Huntington University

The Effectiveness of Model-Lead-Test and a Break Card with Hand-over-Hand Tracing on the Handwriting for a High School Student with Autism
Emalia C. Steele, Mika S. Aoyama, Jennifer M. Neyman*, T. F. McLaughlin*, Gonzaga University, and Kim Hatch*, Spokane Public Schools

Art and Education
Maggie Gilliam, Abby Goering, Paige Jones, Huntington University

Instructor Impact on Student Dropouts
Jace Blackburn, Hannah Bowles, Matt Bittner, Huntington University

Exploration of Beverage Selection of Students Attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)
Laurel Huffman, Malinda D. Cecil*, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

The Prevalence of Sexually Explicit Material on a Christian Campus
Anna O'Dell, Andrea Christener, Elise Kline, Huntington University

Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Changes
Alexandra Alford, Chanal Carlisle, Bridgett Clinton*, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

The Notre Dame Hookup Culture
Michelle Mowry, University of Notre Dame

The Impact of Music on Locomotor Skill Performance in Children
Julieann M. Berg, Casey M. Breslin*, Temple University

The Effects of Sexual Content in Television and Film on Young Adults
Cate Davis, Emily Hahn, Miah Kinlow, Huntington University

Attitudes Toward Positive Developmental Assets of Students Attending a Rural Northeast Missouri Middle School
Alexis Hackett, Kaitlyn McManus, Kendra Woolman, Brandon Stewart, Truman State University

Mother-Child Attachment and Peer Social Competence in Unacquainted and Acquainted Peers
Elissa Prado Gonzalez, University of Texas at Austin

An Examination of Americans' Time Spent in Financial Management
MaryPat Peeples, Melissa J. Wilmarth*, University of Alabama

Baseline Trauma Symptomatology Decreases Likelihood of Drug Court Graduation of Female Offenders
Mara J. Richman, Kalamazoo College, University of South Florida - Kathleen Moore*, Blake Barrett*, Scott Young*, Kalamazoo College

Artifactual Communication: A Modern Approach to Understanding Communication through Nonverbal Artifacts
Keven J. Rudrow, Valdosta State University

DUI Court: A Cross Case Examination of High Risk DUI Offenders
Tyler Reck, Lebanon Valley College

Lighting, Vision, and Aging in Place: The Impact of Living with Low Vision in Independent Living Facilities
Jordan Sawyer, Migette L. Kaup*, Kansas State University

Role of PA5003 in Colistin-induced Over-expression of Pseudomonas Quinolone Signal in P. aeruginosa
Shuya Zhai, James Schafhauser, Geoffrey McKay, Dao Nguyen*, McGill University

Increased Blood Glucose Leads to Increased Sleepiness and Heart Rate Without Change to Autonomic Tone
Derek Randolph, Georgia Gwinnett College, Shelby Pressler, Oglethorpe University, James B. Crabbe,* Georgia Gwinnett College

Risk Factors of Physical Violence in Dating Relationships among African American College Students
Tara Bremond, Bonnie Ahn*, Lolita Boykin*, Southeastern Louisiana University

The Impact of Self-Induced Laughter on Psychological Stress
M. I. Evelina Rutdal, Christina M. Frederick*, Sierra Nevada College

Cosmetics Use Among Teachers is Irrelevant When Considering Student Retention
Margaret K. Burns, Christina M. Frederick*, Sierra Nevada College

Engagement Differences for 2-year-olds Identified as Late Talker
Brianna E. Hendrickson, Shari L. DeVeney*, University of Nebraska at Omaha

An Overlooked Population: Adults with Sensory Modulation Disorder
Jessma Barrani, University of Utah

The Importance of Ethno-Medicinal Plants amongst the Iraqw in the Karatu District: Cultural and Conservation Implications
Simmi Patel, Muhlenberg College - John Mwamhanga*, Center for Wildlife Management Studies, SFS


Research Papers

Catastrophe and Change: Living in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Justine A. Von Arb, Olivet Nazarene University

Healthcare Safety Net in 2030
Stephen P. Petzinger, George Mason University

AirAsia's Application of the "Thirty-Six Stratagems"
Wong Wei Mei, Central China Normal University

Respecting Cultural Differences: Alternatives for the Amish Community to Combat Health Care Costs
Christopher B. Sherman, University of Tampa

Exploring Identities in Motion in Diasporic and Global Literature
Matthew Russo, Loyola University Chicago

The Effects of Kinesio Taping for Pain Management
Drew Slocum, California University of Pennsylvania

The Effects of Raising the Minimum Wage on the Hospitality Industry
Emily Carpenter, Bradley University

On Violence as a Social Construct: An Experimental Design
Lukas Holschuh, University of East Anglia

BaiFaXiangQin: Why and How?
Wong Wei Mei, Central China Normal University

Same-Sex Marriage
Steven Arango, Newberry College

General John DeWitt: The Scapegoat
Steven Arango, Newberry College


Research Reports

Adaptive Reuse of Rural Schools & the Effects on Community & Quality of Life
Hillary L'Ecuyer, Kansas State University


* Faculty Co-Author
** Faculty Project Coordinator


Contact: Dr. Ginger Phillips-Schiller
Telephone Number: (727) 940-2658 ext. 2003
E-mail: [email protected]

Press Release

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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