Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences

Volume 9 - 2010

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 9

Research Manuscripts

Apgar Scores and Oxygenation Levels: A Comparison of Vaginal and Cesarean Section Modes of Delivery
Allison Holt, Patricia Ravert*, Brigham Young University

Glimpse into Simulation and Critical Thinking: A Pilot Study Comparing Utah and Ecuador
Katrina Duncan, Patricia K. Ravert*, Brigham Young University

Directed Forgetting of Real-Life Events in School-Age Children
Michael Anthony Cole Jr., Holger B. Elischberger*, Albion College

Relationships between hypomanic symptoms and impulsivity and risk-taking propensity in an international sample of undergraduate students
Thomas Richardson, Hugh Garavan2*, University of Bath, University of Dublin

The Effects of Older Child Adoption on the Family
Lisa Hutton, The Master's College

The Social Comparison of Fashion Print Advertisements and Female College Students Body Image
LaToiya C. Payton, Bridgett Clinton*, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The Portrayal of Men in the Media
Chelsea Ivy-Rose Jove, The Master’s College

The Perceived Influence of Family Togetherness on Junior High School Students
Jamie Ann Hernandez, The Master’s College

Qualifications of Dietary Managers in Senior Living Communities
Kathryn Henry, Chelsea Schenck, Nina Collins*, Bradley University

Sources and Outlets of Stress among University Students: Correlations between Stress and Unhealthy Habits
Jacqueline Britz, Eric Pappas*, James Madison University

The Effects of Physical Attractiveness and Socioeconomic Status on Perceived Physical Health
Rania Kaoukis, Phuong T. Do*, Purdue University Calumet

The Role of Attractiveness in Dating Selection
Sarah C. Atchley, Hendrix College

Perceived Parental Involvement Positively Correlated With Middle and High School Students’ Self-Esteem
Courtney A. DeSisto, Ingrid G. Farreras,* Christina M. Woody, Hood College

Supportive Learning Environments for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kristen Henriksen, Migette L. Kaup*, Kansas State University

Dressed to Influence: The Effects of Experimenter Dress on Participant Compliance
Anastacia E. Damon, Arineh Sarkissian, Cherrie Y. Cotilier, Nicole M. Staben, Jaime M. Lee, Robert J. Youmans, California State University, Northridge

Microbial Growth in Ground Beef During Different Methods of Thawing
Saba Zahid, Theodore Fleming*, G. Kevin Randall*, Bradley University

Predicted Recycling Bin Usage in Apartment Complexes
Amanda Birkner, Kim Celusnak, Gina Nutini, Jessica Rycenga, Holly Winter, Jeanneane Wood-Nartker*, Central Michigan University

Barriers to Participation in Clinical Trials among Hispanic Cancer Patients
Luis E. Gonzalez, Gwendolyn P. Quinn*, Jessica McIntyre*, University of South Florida

Sexual and Reproductive Health of Peking University College Students: An Examination of Sexual and Reproductive Health Education, Beliefs, and Practices
Karen Hong, John Hopkins University

Correlates of Protein Intake Among Community Dwelling Older Adults
Meredith E. Sargent and Kelly L. Evola, G. Kevin Randall*, Jeannette Davidson*, Bradley University

Is Listening Comprehension Influenced by the Cultural Knowledge of the Learners? A Case Study of Iranian EFL pre-intermediate learners
Morteza Bakhtiarvand, Payame Noor University of Andimeshk (PNU), Iran, Somaye Adinevand, Education Department of Andimeshk, Iran
Retraction: URC retracts this manuscript due to the fact it was published earlier in another publication.

Assessing the Relationship between Sex, Temperature and Sleep
John Wayland, University of Wales, Newport

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and Its Impact on North American Society
David Tian, University of Chicago

Antecedents of Adolescents’ Coping Strategies in Immigrant Families in Los Angeles
Ian B. Nahmias, Scott W. Plunkett*, California State University, Northridge

Effect of a Brief Stress Management Education Workshop on the Stress Knowledge of White-collar and Blue-collar Employees: A Pilot Study
Jenna Osseck, Joan Scacciaferro, Deirdra Frausto, Carol Cox*, Truman State University

Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Learning Outcomes throughout Simulation Experiences
Christina Hunter, Patricia K. Ravert*, Brigham Young University

The Effect of Task Types on EFL Learners' Listening Ability
Masoud Bahrami, Islamic Azad University, Iran


Research Papers

Psychoneuroimmunology: An Analysis of HIV/AIDS and Cancer
Seth R. Batten, Martha Upchurch*, Transylvania University

Lingo, Loyalty, & Lambaste: The E-Zines of the Early French Hacker Scene
Kevin Gotkin, Rachel Ward*, New York University

The Role of Cortisol and Abdominal Obesity in the Epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes
Tracey Liebman, University of Pennsylvania

The Reproduction of Class Inequality: Relationships between the Anglo-American Economic Model, Homeownership, and Higher Education
Herbert Hudson Taylor, IV, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Taiwan’s Quest for Self-Determination and the Language of Resistance: An Analysis of Social Unrest in Taiwan
Scott Beck, University of Pittsburgh

The Amish: Microenterprises and a Changing Society
Chelsea Bailey, Elmira College

Cutting the Fat on Healthcare: An Investigation of Preventive Healthcare and the Fight on Obesity
Maggie Bertucci, Alex Miller, Stephen Jaggi, Steven Wilding, Brigham Young University

Prisons of the Cruel Inner God: Neo-Panopticism in Contemporary Western Culture
Emily Taber, Western Washington University

The Darker Side of Counterfactual Thinking: An Analysis of Inaction Inertia and Gambling
Sarah C. Atchley, Hendrix College

No Child Left Behind in Puerto Rico: How Does the No Child Left Behind Act Affect Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Students from Low-Income Communities
Emely E. Medina-Rodríguez, University of Puerto Rico, Leonard Ramirez*, University of Illinois at Chicago

Shattering, Structuring, and Saving Communities: Exploring the Impact of Ben’s Death
Sarah Levant, Temple University

Depression and its Negative Effect on College Students
Tiana Keith, East Carolina University



Research Reports

The Building Blocks of Designing Early Childhood Educational Environments
Jaclynn Shaw, 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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