Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences

ISBN 1-929083-13-0

Volume 5 - 2006

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 5

Research Manuscripts

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Stress Related to Natural Disasters
Meredith Young, Cheryl Cain, Anna Fesmire, Chrissy Williams, Sheri Lokken Worthy*, Mississippi State University

Introversion/Extroversion's role in Facilitating Stereotypes
Katherine Kelly, Georgia Southern University

An Investigation into the Effects of Social Network Strength and Stress Level on Cardiovascular Responses in College Students
Amy R. Levitt, Muhlenberg College

The Portrayal of Women in Magazine Advertisements Across Four Different Women's Magazines
Emily Blaha, College of St. Catherine

The Effects of Extracurricular Activities on the Academic Performance of Junior High Students
Kimiko Fujita, The Master's College

A Validation of the African American Acculturation Scale in a Sample of African American College Students
Pamela A. Smith, Safiya R. Omari*, Jackson State University, School of Social Work

Investigating Role Strain and Stress in Dual-Earner and Single-Earner Families
Anna Kate Humphrey, Susan Brown, Jennifer Bell, Dekeiba Lee, Sheri Lokken Worthy*, Mississippi State University

Family Influences on the Development of a Child's Behavior
Kwalombota Mahalihali, The Master’s College

Sharpened Rhomberg vs. Sway Magnetometry in Assessing Postural Instability Before and After Driving Simulation Participation
Nicole Fowler, University of Maryland at College Park,
Vaughan Inman, Senior Psychologist to FHWA Office of Research Development and Technology.

Expanding Multicultural Activities Across the Curriculum for Preschoolers
Joann E.Willis, Shirley Hymon-Parker*, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

Life Satisfaction and Activity Level for Residents in Long-term Care Facilities
Joy Bamford, Lindsay Taylor, and Shelley Chaffin, Huntington University, Wayne Priest

Environmentally Friendly Design and Construction: Recent Mid-Michigan Adoption Practices
Lindsay A. Roderick-Church, Kristen L. Talbot, Jeanneane Wood-Nartker*, Central Michigan University

Expatriate Employee Work Experiences - The Effects of Expatriate Employee Status on Performance and Work Experiences
Renee Raville, Wayne State University Department of Psychology

Volunteering and Stress
Diana Hochstetler, Beverly Rutan, Sheena Sharpe, Huntington University

Relieving Current Immigration Tensions Through Home Economics-Family and Consumer Sciences
Corinne Thomas, The Master's College


Research Papers

A Review of Human Cognitive Performance During Long-Term Spaceflight
Anthony J. Nelson and Raymond D. Collings*, State University of New York College at Cortland

The Objectification and Dismemberment of Women in the Media
Kacey D. Greening, Capital University

Mitigating Osteolysis in Clinical Total Hip Arthroplasty: The Role of Polyethylene Wear in Limiting the Life of Biomechanical Hip Implants
Sandhya Ravichandran, Case Western Reserve University


* Faculty Co-Author


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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