Human Sciences, Kinesiology
Samuel Hodge, Advisor
Korean Physical Education Teachers’ Beliefs about Girls’ Physical Activity Participation
Girls often move away from physical activity for complex reasons related to the social, cultural, and gender structure of society. This qualitative study explores Korean teachers’ and students’ beliefs about girls’ physical activity in order to uncover gender barriers and reveal insights to promote the physical engagement of all students.
Human Sciences, Consumer Science
Tansel Yilmazer, Advisor
Household Stock Holding Behaviors After the Great Recession
The U.S. Stock market experienced the big drop since 2007, in November 2008, the median of self-reported losses reached 20% in the stock market. In this research, we used 2010, 2013, and 2016 SCF data to investigate the changes of household direct stock ownerships and non-direct holding behaviors after the great recession.
Human Sciences, Human Development and Family Science (HDFS)
Shale Boom, Drug Bust: Did the Oil and Gas Boom Dampen or Exacerbate the Drug Crisis in Rural American Communities
We examine how the rapid expansion of oil and gas development in the United States impacted county-level drug overdose deaths. We find the net effect of oil and gas development reduced county level overdose rates over the medium-term —particularly for males and whites—but has a weaker effect in the short-term.
Teaching and Learning, Foreign, Second, & Multilingual Language Education
Peter Sayer, Advisor
Teacher Cognition of High Stake Assessment Practices in Turkish EFL Context and Effects on Language Teachers’ Motivation
This presentation reports on the results of a study on the Language teaching policies and practices in the Turkish EFL context and its effects on English teachers’ motivation. The presentation addresses the tensions causing the gap between language policy and practice. Recommendations for better implementation of policies will be discussed.