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Ritter, Mickala; Kandiah, Jay; Saiki, Diana – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Individuals and families are constantly juggling multiple professional and personal commitments that may contribute to stress. Repeated stressors can impair mental and physical health thereby affecting healthy living. Family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals' expertise is critical in providing strategies to alleviate stress. This article…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Quality of Life
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Mallette, Dawn M.,; Lyons, Linda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This article presents a unit on arts integration implemented into a family and consumer sciences (FCS) education methods class is used to encourage FCS teacher candidates to engage secondary learners through creativity and teamwork. The purpose of this paper is to introduce one specific activity that integrates the visual arts into the FCS…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Activities, Family Life Education, Consumer Science
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Taylor, Sarah; Xia, Yan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) instructors have the responsibility to prepare their students to work effectively with culturally diverse families. In this article, we present teaching strategies for an online FCS course on culturally diverse families. We analyzed student feedback and reflections on certain teaching strategies to illustrate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism, Consumer Science, Online Courses
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Roehl, Amy; Stewart, Alyssa Humphries – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This review of literature focuses on youth development by examining the effects of use of social networking sites and digital applications on teens.Recent research demonstrates that using these types of digital media amplifies existing issues teens face, contributes to new concerns, and affords new opportunities. In order to navigate this…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Adolescents, Computer Oriented Programs
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Kang, Hye Won; Lee, Sung-Jin; Walker, Jane – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The purpose of this study is to examine breakfast-eating behaviors of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students in conjunction with their breakfast awareness and eating habit satisfaction. A self-administered survey was distributed in fall semester 2016 (N 289 students). Results show…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Black Colleges, Nutrition, Breakfast Programs
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Reiboldt, Wendy; Stanley, Sue; Coffey, Kitty R.; Whaley, Heather M.; Yazadjian, Ani; Yates, Amy M.; Kihm, Holly; Wanga, Pamela E.; Martin, Lynda; Olle, Mary; Anderson, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This article features eight AAFCS-accredited academic units in higher education to illustrate how the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) can be integrated into program curricula and educational procedures or structures. Contributors represent the following educational institutions (listed and presented in alphabetical order):…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Higher Education
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White, Janis H.; White, Rick C. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Ellen Swallow Richards is traditionally cited as the founder of family and consumer sciences (FCS). A chemist, she drew from her root discipline, applying its concepts to the needs of the family and the individual. Much of what she advocated was based on the work of mid-19th century German chemists, particularly Justus von Liebig. Before Richards…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Chemistry, Scientists, Family Needs
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Duncan, Janine – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
In 2002, the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) published "New Designs for Career and Technical Education at the Secondary and Postsecondary Levels," in which Copa and Wolff (2002) proposed that the mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is "to serve individuals and the nation through…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Occupational Clusters
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Rusell, Mia B.; Liggans, Girvan L.; Attoh, Prince A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The active engagement of educators within the family and consumer sciences (FCS) discipline is an important area of interest to Cooperative Extension. Using job demands-resources theory (JD-R), this study was designed to investigate the impact of job demands and job resources on engagement of FCS educators. Results showed "job demands"…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Consumer Education, Extension Education
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Roy, Roudi Nazarinia; Bradecich, Abby; Dayne, Nancy; Luna, Andrea – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Student-parents are an invisible but growing population on college campuses across the country, yet there is limited research regarding the needs of women who transition to motherhood while enrolled in undergraduate studies. Through focus group and one-on-one interviews with an ethnically diverse group of 11 mothers attending college on the West…
Descriptors: Parents, Mothers, Undergraduate Students, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Staiano, Amanda; Kihm, Holly S.; Sandoval, Patricia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Obesity and weight management in children and youth continue to be challenging to address, affecting one-third of children and adolescents in the United States. Fewer than half of children (ages 6-11 years) and 8% of adolescents meet recommendations for daily physical activity. However, exergaming (a physical form of controlling video games) has…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Video Games, Obesity, Body Weight
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Yancura, Loriena – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The term "family caregiving" applies to a variety of caregiving situations: individuals caring for family members who are older adults; grandparents raising their grandchildren without the presence of the children's parents; parents caring for adult children with physical or intellectual disabilities; and minor children providing care to…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Family Role, Older Adults, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
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Makela, Carole – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
It may be time to rethink the divide between occupations often referred to as "career and technical" and those perceived as requiring a bachelor's degree as well as the implications relevant to family and consumer sciences. With various credentials short of the bachelor's degree, including those offered through the American Association…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Development, Career Readiness, Higher Education
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Delgadillo, Lucy M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Failure to meet university standards for research, teaching, and service requirements often results in an adverse decision for tenure and promotion. Usually, college and university committees define the parameters of teaching, research, and service for their institution. However, there is one dimension sometimes included in annual evaluations or…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Faculty Development, Standards, Universities
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Knol, Linda L.; Robb, Cliff A.; McKinley, Erin M.; Wood, Mary – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The purpose of this research was to examine relationships between food insecurity and selected financial indicators among college students living off campus (n = 395), using an online survey. The prevalence of food insecurity was 38.4%. Students who used food assistance programs, experienced exogenous economic shocks, and owed more than $10,000 in…
Descriptors: Hunger, Food, College Students, Student Financial Aid
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