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Betz-Hamilton, Axton E.; Brooks, Lisa; O'Neill, Barbara – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
This study examined associations between positive financial behaviors and positive health behaviors. Participants (n 8,128) completed an online survey about their frequency of performance of recommended practices.A multiple regression analysis was used to predict participants' health behavior score based on their emergency fund, saving, and…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Correlation, Money Management, Investment
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O'Neill, Barbara; Xiao, Jing Jian; Ensle, Karen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
This study explored relationships between health-related practices and performance of 10 positive personal finance practices. Data came from a 20-question online quiz that provides a simultaneous assessment of individuals' health and financial practices. The sample included 8,128 persons who completed the survey instrument from July 2015 through…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Sleep, Physical Activity Level
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O'Neill, Barbara; Xiao, Jing Jian; Ensle, Karen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
This study explored relationships between the practice of following a hand-written or computer-generated budget and the frequency of performance of positive personal health and financial practices. Data were collected from an online quiz completed by 942 adults, providing a simultaneous assessment of individuals' health and financial practices.…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Online Surveys, Adults, Money Management
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O'Neill, Barbara – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The United States labor market has undergone a dramatic sea change with increasing numbers of permanent freelancers and temporary workers. One in three workers has a temporary freelance job. It is estimated that, by 2020, more than 40% of the American labor force-60 million people-will be self-employed. This article discusses labor force trends,…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Labor Market, Self Employment, Trend Analysis
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O'Neill, Barbara – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1996
Older adults in the early 21st century will likely work longer and need increased resources for retirement. Family/consumer sciences professionals should stress less reliance on conventional wisdom about investment and lifestyles and encourage creative approaches to increase personal savings. (SK)
Descriptors: Family Financial Resources, Investment, Middle Aged Adults, Retirement
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O'Neill, Barbara; Bristow, Barbara; Brennan, Patricia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
A study of 248 adults who attended financial workshops to learn to increase savings and decrease credit card debt indicated that many were at the contemplation and preparation stages of behavioral change. Using a stage model helps determine ways to recruit adult learners and focus financial workshops. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavior Change, Consumer Education, Credit Cards