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Lee, Jonggeun; Marcketti, Sara B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Retail therapy is suggested as a way for consumers to achieve happiness from the negative emotional state of modern life (Kang & Johnson, 2010). The practice of retail therapy has been referred to as "compensatory consumption" because it occurs "when an individual feels a need, lack, or desire which they cannot satisfy with a…
Descriptors: Therapy, Consumer Science, Consumer Economics, Psychological Patterns
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Hall, Scott S.; Harden, Amy; Pucciarelli, Deanna L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
A national study of family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals in higher education was analyzed as a case study to illustrate procedures useful for investigating issues related to FCS. The authors analyzed response rates of more than 1,900 FCS faculty and administrators by comparing those invited to participate and the 345 individuals who…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Consumer Science, Consumer Economics
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Smith, Mary Gale – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
In 2003, Jennifer Grossman wrote an opinion piece for "The New York Times" titled "Food for Thought (and for Credit)" with the opening sentence: "Want to combat the epidemic of obesity? Bring back home economics." That thought seemed to simmer for awhile and then in 2011, Professor Helen Zoe Veit wrote another opinion…
Descriptors: Obesity, Discourse Analysis, Consumer Economics, Consumer Science
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Vouchilas, Gus; George, Gretchen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) in family and consumer sciences nutrition and dietetics programs is a tool that can help students in their transition to professionals. Significant issues in the portfolio development process are: content selection, decision to create paper or online formatting, determination of proper timing to begin…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Portfolios (Background Materials), Nutrition Instruction, Dietetics
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Wuest, Beth; Hustvedt, Gwendolyn; Kang, Jiyun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences' (AAFCS) brand, "creating healthy and sustainable families," implies accountability in promoting sustainable consumer behavior. This study compared students majoring in family and consumer sciences (FCS) and its specializations to those majoring in other fields on constructs of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Sustainability, Consumer Economics, Consumer Science
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Banning, Jennifer – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
This study documents what pre-service family and consumer sciences (FCS) teachers learned about diversity through observations in diverse FCS classrooms. Students reported that they experienced a change in their comfort level with diverse settings. Student feedback was used to modify FCS teacher education curriculum in subsequent semesters.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Consumer Economics, Consumer Science, Diversity (Institutional)
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Saiki, Diana; Nam, Jinhee; Beck, Jessica – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
This article highlights the structure, procedures, and outcomes of a course organized using a student-directed learning approach to develop an online exhibition website as an outcome for a client. The teaching strategy required students to work in teams and carefully plan assignments to build on the development of the exhibition. Students said…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Time Management, Student Centered Curriculum
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Bartley, Sharon Jeffcoat; Abdul-Rahman, Fahzy; Cummings, Merrilyn N.; O'Brien, David P. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
Commonalities exist between family and consumer sciences (FCS) middle and secondary teachers and Cooperative Extension Service (CES) state and county faculty. From educational backgrounds to the content and societal issues of concern, FCS teachers and CES faculty follow similar paths, with differences in the audiences they reach and the settings…
Descriptors: Home Economics, Extension Education, Advisory Committees, Consumer Science
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Alexander, Karen L.; Davis, Kimberlee – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
This study used the Delphi method to identify trends of importance to family and consumer sciences (FCS) education. A panel of 21 FCS education experts identified 16 trends and evaluated them by importance, desirability, feasibility, and confidence in validity of the trend. Nutrition appeared as a top priority, followed by consumer economics. The…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Consumer Science, Consumer Economics, Educational Trends
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Sullivan, Deborah A.; Schmidt-Rinehart, Barbara C.; Morris, Nancy A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
Academic institutions as well as professional organizations are faced with providing their constituents with the knowledge and tools that will enable them to interact with people of other cultures--to be global citizens in both their personal and professional lives. The foreign language profession developed a paradigm that has been effectively…
Descriptors: Models, Consumer Science, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Programs
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Johnson, Cheryl A.; Heath, Claudia J. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
A project was conducted to assess Family Studies bachelor's degree graduates' use of learning outcomes from course competencies in personal finance, family lifespan development, intervention, and advocacy and policy, and to determine how they apply these learning outcomes to their workplace, family, and community roles. Alumni surveys completed by…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Community Role, Outcomes of Education, Family Role
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Sullivan, Pauline; Collier, Billie J.; Goldsmith, Elizabeth B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
Merchandising and consumer economics traditionally have been part of family and consumer sciences (FCS) within the ecosystems framework. The purpose of this article is to examine progress of this sub-system within FCS. Specifically, the authors explore the relevance of the systems approach for merchandising programs and conclude that this model is…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Consumer Economics, Systems Approach, Merchandising
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Pontikis, Kyriakos; Martin, Allen; Cai, Yi; Kim, Jongeun; Cao, Wei; Giordano, Angie; Torabian-Riasati, Setareh – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how a large comprehensive family and consumer sciences unit has incorporated sustainability into its curriculum and research agenda. It summarizes how each area within the department (Interior Design, Apparel Design and Merchandising, Consumer Affairs, Family Studies, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Interior Design, Dietetics, Seminars
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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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Manley, Kelly Shannon; Sweaney, Anne L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
This article discusses a curriculum resource database project for housing and consumer economics educators. This database, along with message boards, an event calendar, and discipline-related articles, is available at www.GetYourFACtS.com (Sweaney, Manley, Valente, & Black, 2002). Given the overwhelming volume of information available on the…
Descriptors: Sciences, Housing, Educational Resources, Databases
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