Recent Submissions

  • Healthy Tazewell County Initiative: Variations in Community Quality of Life, Health Problems, and Risky Behaviors by Age Category 

    Carlson, Alyssa; Stegmaier, Angela; Cluskey, Maureen; Randall, G. Kevin (Undergraduate Research Journal of for the Human Sciences, 2014)
    The MAPP process, a strategic planning tool that allows communities to prioritize their public health issues, was employed by the Tazewell County Health Department to assess what factors residents perceived to be (a) the ...
  • Understanding Centenarians’ Psychosocial Dynamics and Their Contributions to Health and Quality of Life 

    Poon, Leonard W.; Martin, Peter; Bishop, Alex; Cho, Jinmyoung; da Rosa, Grace; Deshpande, Neha; Hensley, Robert; MacDonald, Maurice; Margrett, Jennifer; Randall, G. Kevin; Woodard, John L.; Miller, L. Stephen (Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, 2010-06)
    While it is understood that longevity and health are influenced by complex interactions among biological, psychological, and sociological factors, there is a general lack of understanding on how psychosocial factors impact ...
  • Successful Aging: A Psychosocial Resources Model for Very Old Adults 

    Randall, G. Kevin; Martin, Peter; Johnson, Mary Ann; Poon, Leonard W. (Journal of Aging Research, 2012-05)
    Objectives. Using data from the first two phases of the Georgia Centenarian Study, we proposed a latent factor structure for the Duke OARS domains: Economic Resources, Mental Health, Activities of Daily Living, Physical ...
  • Home Economics in Higher Education: Enhancing Student Learning and Promoting Responsible Student Behavior 

    Randall, Kevin G.; Dallmeyer, Martha; Collins, Nina (International Journal of Home Economics, 2008)
    Numerous challenges exist for Home Economics/Family and Consumer Sciences Departments and their universities. For universities, one challenge is the promotion of responsible social behavior by students, especially in light ...
  • College Student Snacking Behaviour Pilot Study 

    Dallmeyer, Martha A.; Davidson, Jeannette; Randall, Kevin; Newell, Amanda (International Journal of Home Economics, 2012)
    This study examined the snacking behaviour of undergraduate college students using a comprehensive survey that included a Healthy Snacking Knowledge Test (HSKT), a Snack Frequency Questionnaire, a survey of psychosocial ...
  • Influences on Cookware Choices of Young Adults 

    Hammar, Molly; Hannon, Rebecca; Rogers, Rachel; Collins, Nina; Randall, Kevin (Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 2007)
    This study employed a focus group of thirteen mid-western university students ages 20-25 to test the hypothesis that after observing a demonstration using high-end stainless steel cookware, college student participants ...
  • Microbial Growth in Ground Beef During Different Methods of Thawing. 

    Zahid, Saba; Fleming, Theodore; Randall, G. Kevin (Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 2010)
    Consumer safety has now become a pressing issue with recent illnesses and food recalls due to elevated microbiological contamination of a variety of different foods. Although there are many different steps in the ...
  • Correlates of Protein Intake among Community Dwelling Older Adults 

    Sargent, Meredith E.; Evola, Kelly L.; Davidson, Jeannette; Randall, G. Kevin (Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 2010)
    Nutritional recommendations, BMI, and quality of life may be uniquely related in a population of older adults. The current recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for dietary protein in older adults is 0.8 g/ kg of body weight ...
  • Beverage Consumption of College Students: Factors that Influence Their Choices 

    Randall, G. Kevin; Collins, Nina; Mills, Ellen; Grumbine, Rachel (Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 2011)
    Beverage consumption is a major source of energy; intake varies depending on demographics, availability, and personal and behavioral influences (Storey, Forshee, & Anderson, 2006). To date no studies were found investigating ...
  • Comparing the Support-Efficacy Model among Centenarians Living in Private Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, and Nursing Homes 

    Randall, G. Kevin; Bishop, Alex J.; Martin, Peter; Poon, Leonard W.; McDonald, Maurice; Margrett, Jennifer (Journal of Aging Research, 2011)
    We investigated the influence of social relations on health outcomes in very late life by examining the support-efficacy convoy model among older adults who resided in three different residential environments (centenarians ...
  • Service Learning and Civic Responsibility: Assessing Aggregate and Individual Level Change 

    Brandes, Kendra; Randall, G. Kevin (International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2011)
    This study sought to expand the extant literature regarding the effectiveness of a higher education service-learning project designed to increase students’ civic and socially responsive knowledge and intentions. A class ...
  • Age Differences and Changes in Resources Essential to Aging Well: A Comparison of Sexagenarians, Octogenarians, and Centenarians 

    Randall, G. Kevin; Martin, Peter; Bishop, Alex J.; Poon, Leonard W.; Johnson, Mary Ann (Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, 2011-08-05)
    This study examined change over time in five resources assessed by the Duke OARS Multidisciplinary Functional Assessment Questionnaire: social, economic, mental, physical, and functional resources. Two hundred and one ...
  • Sharing My Journey With My Students: Applied Assignments That First Changed MY Relationships 

    Randall, G. Kevin (Family Science Review, 2012)
    Parker Palmer (1998) said it well: “We did not merely find a subject to teach - the subject also found us” (p. 25). In this brief article, I want to share with others what my subject has taught my students and me. Over the ...
  • Food Portion Sizes Consumed by College Students 

    Cloyd, Brooke N.; Collins, Nina; Randall, G. Kevin (Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 2008)
    Obesity is on the rise in the United States, and causes of such an epidemic have become the basis of research in many scientific studies. Researchers are looking at portion control or distortion as one part of the problem. ...
  • Evaluation of Waterless Cookware on an Induction Cooktop 

    Coyle, Michelle; Fontana, Michelle; Knaak, Alaina; Lynch, Rachael; Zannis, Maria-Kanella; Collins, Nina; Randall, G. Kevin (Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 2008)
    This student-faculty collaborative study compared the effects of different cookware using induction and electric cooktops on overall qualities of chicken breasts including shrinkage, palatability, and consumer ...
  • Efficacy of Individual Nutrition Counseling on Resting Energy Expenditure, Oxygen Consumption, Fat-Free Mass and Percentage Fat of Body Weight 

    Kechter, Afton; Davidson, Jeanette; Randall, G. Kevin (Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 2013)
    There is agreement that optimizing intake of calories, protein, and carbohydrates to fuel muscle will enable athletes to train harder, but translating nutrition knowledge into nutrition behavior is problematic. The efficacy ...
  • The Mediating Role of Credit Card Misuse on Collegiate Compulsive Buying: A Replication Study. 

    Dublin, Cynthia; Choi, Chang-Ok; Randall, G. Kevin (Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 2013)
    The average age at onset of compulsive buying is 18-24 years. This study replicates Palan, Morrow, Trapp, and Blackburn (2011) who investigated credit card misuse as a mediator between self-esteem, power prestige, and risk ...
  • Healthy Tazewell County Initiative: Implementation of the MAPP Process and Survey Findings 

    Oates, Erin N.; Cluskey, Maureen; Randall, G. Kevin (Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, 2014)
    The Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process, provides a way for communities to collaboratively prioritize and improve public health issues by determining gaps as well as strengths in public ...
  • What’s Love Got to Do With It? 

    Randall, G. Kevin (Family Science Review, 2014)
    Looking back over the last 20 years of co-learning with my students in the university classroom, I see some things have radically changed while others have stayed fairly constant – both for them and for me. There is no ...
  • Promoting Student Learning About Premarital Predictors of Later Marital Success Through Formal Writing 

    Randall, G. Kevin (Family Science Review, 2021)
    This paper focuses on a revision of a semester-long formal writing assignment based on the first family life education content area (see NCFR), Families and Individuals in Societal Contexts, particularly courtship and ...

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