Clarkin, P., Tisch, L., & Glicksman, A. (2008). Socioeconomic correlates of current and regular smoking among college students in Rhode Island. Journal of American College Health, 57(2), 183-190.
According to this study, the students from higher economic status are more likely to become current smokers although it does not necessarily follow that they would become regular smokers. Data was collected for four academic years, from 2000 to 2004, among 3,984 students with ages of 17-24 and coming from 10 colleges and universities in Rhode Island. The researchers also reported that during college, students are very vulnerable to start developing the habit of smoking.
Douglas, C., Bateson, M., Wash, C., Bedue, A., & Edwards, S. (2012). Environmental enrichment induces optimistic cognitive biases in pigs. Applied Animal Behavior Science 139 (2012), 65-73. Retrieved from http://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/melissa.bateson/Douglas_etal_2012.pdf.
The researchers conducted an experiment to see how pigs would perform in a enriched environment and in a barren environment. Results show that an enriched environment have positive effects on the pigs cognitive abilities as measured by simple tasks. This paper is relevant in improving the living conditions of pigs and other domesticated animals.
Jensen, L.A. (2008). Immigrants’ cultural identities as sources of civic engagement. Applied Development Science, 12 (2), 74-83. doi: 10.1080/10888690801997069.
The study was conducted among 80 first generation and second generation immigrants from El Salvador and India. They were interviewed about civic engagement. Among the themes identified as manifestations of civic engagement are cultural remembrance, tradition of service, welfare of immigrant cultural communities, appreciation of American democracy.
Kendzor, D. et al. (2010). Research and Practice: Financial strain and smoking cessation among racially/ethnically diverse smokers. American Journal of Public Health, 100(4), 702-706. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=f7b6280c-74cb-4375-a975-6c294f97eecf%40sessionmgr15&vid=1&hid=9.
This research about 424 enrollees in a smoking cessation study showed that those who have a greater financial strain have lower rates of stopping smoking. The subjects of the study were observed one week before they quit until 26 weeks after they quit.
Kyung Do, Y. Carpenter, W., Spain, P., Clark, J. Hamilton, R., Galanko, J., Jackman, J., Talcott, J., & Godley, P. (2010). Race, healthcare access and physician trust among prostate cancer patients. Cancer Causes & Control, 21 (1), 31-40. doi: 10.2307/25621325.
This research shows the black cancer patients who did not immediately seek medical care for their ailment have lower physician trust levels when compared with whites and other blacks. The variables of access and race are key factors that explains the differences in trust levels among prostate cancer patients from black communities or Caucasian patients. The authors of this study used 474 patients data in their analysis. They also conducted a total of 1,320 interviews.
Manimoy, P. & Gelish, M. (2011). College students texting habits and their academic performance. Proceedings of the Academy of Educational Leadership,16 (2), 67-72. Retrieved from .
The study shows that texting indicates that professors have not captured students’ attention although texting is not negatively affecting then students’ grades. The use of social networking sites such as Facebook was also identified as a relaxing mechanisms. These results were gathered from undergraduate students and the data collected was interpreted using regression analysis.
Molnar, J. (2010). Climate change and societal response: livelihoods, communities, and the environment. Rural Sociology, 75 (1), 1-16. Retrieved from .
This study looks into the theories about climate change and the impact of this global phenomenon on different communities, particularly those in the rural areas. It gathers information about the coping strategies of rural people as well as mitigation measures being carried out in different areas.
Rouis, S. , Limayen, M., & Salehi-Sangari, E. (2011). Impact of Facebook usage on students’ academic achievement: Role of self-regulation and trust.Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 9 (3), 961-994. Retrieved from .
This research made use of paper and pencil survey among 239 university undergrad students. Findings indicate that among students who are extroverts, their extensive use of Facebook resulted in poor academic performance. The study also validated that personality traits have major effects on the degree of the students presence in facebook.
Selden, T. M. & Hudson, J.L. (2006). Access to care and utilization among children: Estimating the impacts of public and private coverage. Medical Care, 44(5),119-126. Retrieved from .
This study looks into the importance of health insurance for children. The research results show that private insurance coverage has a larger effect on medical care and utilization than public coverage. The researchers used data from the Medical Expenditure Panel survey collected from 1996 to 2002. The statistical methods they used to analyze their data were descriptive statistics, instrumental variables estimation, and multivariate analysis.
Tanner, J., Stewart, G., Maples, G., & Totaro, M. (2009). How business students spend their time—Do they really know? Research in Higher Education Journal, 3, 1-9. Available in Education Research Complete Database.
The participants of the study were 21 business majors in a university who were asked to record the hours they spent on social networking sites, watching TV, studying and other chores. The survey showed that there were substantial differences between the actual time spent on these tasks versus the students’ notion of the time they spent on the tasks enumerated. The findings are relevant to the students’ life because these can motivate them to evaluate their time management skills and enhanced their personal development.