Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences

ISBN 1-929083-13-0

Volume 6 - 2007

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 6

Research Manuscripts

The Other-Race Effect and Facial Identification
Greta Schlick and Jessica Rossbach, College of St. Catherine

Pilot Study: The Effect of Video Gaming On Attention-Related EEG Activity
Bryant Withers, Whitney R. Creager, Raymond D. Collings*, State University of New York College at Cortland

The Practicality of the Wool Fiber for the Clothing of College Students
Jessica Boyer, The Master’s College

Rural Low Income Women’s Struggles and Strength: A Call to Change
Juliana Plumb, B.S. in Family Studies, *Bonnie Braun, Ph.D. Faculty Advisor, Department of Family Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

Attitudes Towards Foster Care
Sara Howard, The Master's College

How Society Influences Young Consumers’ Perceptions of Fur and Leather Goods
Kendall Belton, Bridgett Clinton*, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

Different Interactions with Regard to Age: A Look at Sexuality with Regards to Touch
Jessica Zeece, The College of St. Catherine

The Effect of Gasoline Prices on College Students’ Expenditures
Meghan Alford, Sherri Farrell, Centearia Roby, Sheree Staples, Sheri Lokken Worthy*, Mississippi State University

Personality Traits and Sexuality Among Female University Students
Doris A. Dorlac, William E. Snell, Jr.*, Southeast Missouri State University

Pilot Study: The Effects of Video Gaming On Visual Orienting and Vigilance
Melissa J. Jenks, Kelly LeTarte, Raymond D. Collings*, State University of New York College at Cortland

Home Economics as a Means for Equipping Individuals for International Service
Danielle Devore, The Master’s College

The Relationship between Assertiveness and Social Anxiety in College Students
Kimberley A. Moore, Erin E. Hudson, and Brandon F. Smith, Huntington University

The Relationship Between Loneliness and Concern Over Weight in Adolescent Girls
Danielle Ronges, Jenna Rumple, and Beth Warblow, Huntington University

Assessing the Nutritional Knowledge and Exercise Habits of Community College Students
Heather Orza, Herkimer County Community College, NY

Social Intimacy and Depression in Long-Term Care Facility Residents
Stephanie Baehrens, Emily Horne, and Amanda Van Rosendale, Huntington University

The Relationship between GPA and Perfectionism
Jessah Brumbaugh, Rebecca Lepsik, & Chace Olinger, Huntington University

Authoritarian Parenting and its Effects on the Impulsivity of Children
Nicole M. Callaway, Brittany D. Lutes, and Carmen L. Schlatter, Huntington University

A Tobacco Education and Cessation Program Following the Key Elements of Successful Alternative Schools: A Pilot Study
Laura Kresl, Peter Guirguis, & Chaeli Dougherty, & Carrie DeCarli, Truman State University

Therapy in the Lives of Children with Disabilities
Stacy Truelove, The Master’s College

Independence and Work Ethic in the Transition to Adulthood: A Comparison of Two Cohorts
Tracy Nicole Rank, Indiana University

Underlying Effects of Authority: Past to Present
Jennifer Patros, Andrea Abrahamson, Samantha MacIntosh, Shannon Potter, Michigan State University

Easy Test or Hard Test, Does it Matter? The Impact of Perceived Test Difficulty on Study Time and Test Anxiety
Haley M. Combs, Laura Michael, Bill Fiore, Devereaux A. Poling*, Ohio University-Zanesville

Influences on Cookware Choices of Young Adults
Molly Hammar, Rebecca Hannon, Rachel Rogers, Dr. Nina Collins*, Dr. Kevin Randall*, Bradley University

Parental Influences on Drinking Behaviors and Expectancies of Young Adults
Rebecca R. Hubbard, Saint Augustine’s College, Katurah Jenkins-Hall*, University of South Florida

Analysis on the Use of siRNA for HIV Treatment: An Investigative Report
Onyedika Moghalu, Alexia Joseph, Duk Hyung, Girum Worku, University of Maryland

Problems of Solid Waste Management in Nima, Accra
Freduah George, University of Ghana, Legon

Influential Factors of Parental Substance and Alcohol Abuse on Children’s Academic Achievement
Andrea Winters, Portland State University


Research Papers

Future of Housing
Naesha Stricklin Moree, Debbie Johnson, Ph.D *, Gail McMillon, Ph.D *, Southeastern Louisiana University

Creative Modalities for Children and Adolescents with Body Image Disturbance and Eating Disorders
Kacey D. Greening, Capital 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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