Monthly Archives: August 2015

Religiosity and its Effects on Risky Behavior

Ashley Conrad, Huntington University

Full manuscript: www.kon.org/urc/v14/conrad.html

Abstract: By measuring religiosity and accountability, this research calculated whether or not these variables had an affect on risky behavior such as drinking underage. By looking at the importance of religiosity, accountability, peers, and family in college-age students, the study found if there was a significance between the variables and a student’s decision to participate in risky behavior.

Read the full manuscript: www.kon.org/urc/v14/conrad.html

Debunking False Perceptions of Feminism

Niles Berry, Nathaniel Cave, Hannah DeMara, Huntington University

Full manuscript: www.kon.org/urc/v14/berry.html

Abstract: During the time of our undergraduate studies we discovered inconsistencies in modern understanding of Feminism. Being from predominately rural communities we were curious to discover if there was any indication of how our rural or urban lives shaped our understanding of Modern Feminism. The purpose of this study was to attempt to discover any correlation between rural upbringing and perceptions of feminism. We developed and used a survey that attempted to find individual’s beliefs on Modern Feminism. We hypothesized that there would be some kind of correlation between rural versus urban environment and misperceptions of Modern Feminism. Our finding only loosely supported our hypothesis.

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Assessing the Value of the Day Time Nap among Preschools: An Exploratory Study

Syndee Brown, Southeastern Louisiana University

Full manuscript: www.kon.org/urc/v14/brown.html

Abstract: Recent literature has cited that day time sleeping (i.e. nap) is critical for preschool children in many areas of development: cognitive, physical, and psycho-social (Ellenbogen, Hulbert, Stickgold, Dinges, & Thompson-Schill 2006; Sadeh, Gruber, & Raviv, 2003; and Williams & Horst, 2014). Because of the academic demands placed on early childhood educators, a debate regarding the value of nap time has been quietly brewing among some administrators (Rebecca Spencer, personal communication, August 2014). The purpose of this study was to assess various attitudes of preschool teachers and administrators regarding nap time, and to learn more about the structure of nap time among various preschool settings.

Read the full manuscript: www.kon.org/urc/v14/brown.html