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Jeon, Sua; Crutsinger, Christy; Kim, Haejung – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2008
The availability and convenience of the Internet, combined with the variety of products available at any given time, have contributed to the success of online auctions.This exploratory study examined online auction behaviors among college students in an attempt to identify underlying dimensions of auction motivations. Questionnaires completed by…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Consumer Science, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Crutsinger, Christy; Forney, Judith C.; Brandon, Lynn; Jackson, Renee S. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
New career opportunities exist for family and consumer sciences (FCS)professionals as traditional formats for shopping service, and information transition to a virtual environment. The requisite competencies and skills necessary for effective online operations are identified. Interactions with industry personnel and supporting literature revealed…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Employment Opportunities, Consumer Science, Education Work Relationship
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Forney, William Scott; Crutsinger, Christy; Forney, Judith Cardona – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
This study explored the effects of parent-child relationships on the global self-worth and morality of juvenile delinquents. Participants were adjudicated as first-time shoplifting/theft offenders. Factor analyses of three self-esteem scales revealed two reliable parent-child relationship (conduct around parents and interactions with parents) and…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Parent Child Relationship, Delinquency, Moral Values
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Weaver-Kaulis, Amy; Crutsinger, Christy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
Accreditation, budget, and accountability pressures at the institution and program levels lead to the involvement of faculty in assessment-based activities. Increasingly, programs are being expected to document student learning beyond traditional course grades. The use of outcomes as a tool to improve learning relies heavily on the active…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Consumer Science, Program Effectiveness
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Crutsinger, Christy; Tas, Richard – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Internships provide an important link between education and industry as students gain realistic views of the work world and broader perspectives of job opportunities. In their formative work experiences, students may encounter ethical situations they are ill equipped to handle. For example, they may experience harassment from fellow coworkers or …
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Ethics, Decision Making, Internship Programs