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Hall, Kia M. Q. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
In this study, a dual-level capabilities approach to development is introduced. This approach intends to improve upon individual-focused capabilities approaches developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum. Based upon seven months of ethnographic research in the Afro-descendant, autochthonous Garifuna community of Honduras, constructivist grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Constructivism (Learning), Grounded Theory
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Dole, Sharon – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Through the use of the framework of risk and resilience in a narrative inquiry, the present study examined the protective factors affecting the academic success of 24 Jamaican women in a graduate cohort in educational administration. All but two of the women rose from poverty to become academically successful, defined as having achieved graduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Risk, Academic Achievement
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Marrs Fuchsel, Catherine L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
In 2011-2013, a qualitative exploratory study was conducted to examine the experiences of 36 immigrant Latina women who participated in a culturally specific 11-week curriculum--Sí Yo Puedo--in a psycho-educational group format. Using action research as a research design, four groups were conducted over a 2-year period at a community health clinic…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Immigrants, Psychoeducational Methods
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Bhandari, Shreya; Bullock, Linda F. C.; Sharps, Phyllis W. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
This study explored strategies from the Intimate Partner Violence Strategy Index (IPVSI) that a sub-set of 20 rural, low-income, abused women of a larger, multi-site, mixed-method study employed to deal with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) during the perinatal period. We conducted 32 in-depth interviews with women who were pregnant (N = 12) and/or…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Violence, Females, Low Income Groups
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Lafkas, Sara McPhee – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
More American families now have shifting family forms and gender role practices, but some religious faiths still subscribe to traditional family and gender roles. Following these ideals in modern society can challenge adherents. This qualitative study examined one such faith, considering the perceptions of Mormon (i.e., Latter-day Saint) women…
Descriptors: Females, Adult Development, Divorce, Semi Structured Interviews
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Valandra, V. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
In this analysis I reflected how research reflexivity and professional use of self assisted me in completing my phenomenological doctoral study about African American mothers' experiences of sexual mistreatment and how those experiences influence their child rearing practices within an extended family system. I combined research and social work…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Phenomenology, African Americans, Females
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Zunker, Christie; Cox, Tiffany L.; Ard, Jamy D.; Ivankova, Nataliya V.; Rutt, Candace D.; Baskin, Monica L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
This study explored the process of how women maintained their healthy behaviors after a weight management program using a grounded theory approach. We conducted 2 focus groups and 23 interviews with a purposeful sample of African American and Caucasian women aged 30 and older who lost greater than 5% of their body weight during a weight management…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Body Weight, Health Promotion, Females
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Thomas, Carolyn M. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
Women over 40 years old are enrolling in graduate school in record numbers; however, extant literature discusses women who reenter universities at the undergraduate level. This multiple case study focused on 17 women over 40 who enrolled in graduate school programs at universities and seminaries. Results of the open-ended interviews revealed 5…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Females, Graduate Students, Interviews
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Deboer, Rebekah E.; Tse, Luke M. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
This ethnographic study relied primarily on case notes and interviews with the president of Centro Prenatal Vida Nueva, a pregnancy center in Lima, Peru, to study the sexual abuse experiences of 33 Peruvian women. Given the language limitations of the researchers, the analyses were completed in collaboration with the president of the center, a…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Females, Ethnography, Pregnancy
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Kozlowski, Karen Phelan; Warber, Kathleen M. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
Girls respond to peer attacks of indirect social aggression in various ways. This study explores when and how victims retaliate against their aggressors. Qualitative interviews with 15 adolescent girls ages 10-16 suggest that victims of social aggression are likely to retaliate when their aggressors communicate the following: identity attacks,…
Descriptors: Cues, Violence, Aggression, Females
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Morgan, Mary Y.; Vardell, Rosemarie; Lower, Joanna K.; Kinter-Duffy, Ibarra, Laura C.; Victoria L.; Cecil-Dyrkacz, Joy E. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
The purpose of the project was to allow participants to document, critique, and change their family and community conditions through photographs and stories of their everyday lives. This study used photovoice, a participatory action research methodology, with 7 women from La Carpio, Costa Rica. The women were given cameras and asked to photograph…
Descriptors: Photography, Action Research, Females, Foreign Countries
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Sanger, Dixie; Stremlau, Aliza; Ritzman, Mitzi; Snow, Pamela – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
Qualitative methods were used to conduct interviews of 41 female juvenile delinquents residing in a correctional facility to understand how participants would have improved learning in their former school if they had been the teachers. A total of 27 of 41 participants provided 70 comments that resulted in 93 meaning units/codes that emerged into 4…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Correctional Institutions, Teacher Improvement, Language Role
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Boeri, Miriam Williams; Boeri, Natascia Rose – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
A dearth of literature exists about the effects of former cult involvement on family relationships. This study employed the narrative method to explore the experiences of women and children who are former members of the Children of God. We conducted in-depth interviews with 15 middle-aged women and 12 young adults and used a life course…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Females, Young Adults, Adolescents