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201 Factors related to parent provision of sexuality education for youth with asperger's disorder and high functioning autismThis study examined the relationship between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms, parental romantic expectations, and parental provision of sexuality education in a sample of 120 parents of youth aged 12-18 years who were diagnosed with ASD by a healthcare professional. Regression analyses showe...Adolescence; Autism spectrum disorders; Puberty; Sexuality; Sexuality education2013-12
202 Family and classroom context effects on students' optimal experienceThis study explored the combined impact of family and classroom contexts on middle school students' experience of flow and undivided interest while doing schoolwork. Flow is an intrinsically motivating experience triggered by high challenges and skills; undivided interest is an experience characteri...Flow; Montessori; Undivided interest2013-08
203 Family gathering in evacuations: a case-study of the 2007 Angora fireFor many years, modelers have simulated the characteristics of human behavior during evacuations in an effort to improve evacuation management. These simulations, however, rely on assumptions regarding individual and family spatial behavior patterns. This thesis examines spatial behavior in an emerg...Evacuation; Family gathering; Fire2010-08
204 Female labor force participation : Economic and religious trends in Utah, 1940-1970.The problem.--This thesis compares the trend in Utah female labor force participation with the trend in religious values concerning that participation, as expressed by the leaders of the dominant religion in Utah (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). The time period studied is 1940-1970. Th...Women -- Employment -- Utah Mormon women; Women in the Mormon Church1974
205 Fertility, offspring gender, and parental mortality later in lifeThe relationship between childbearing and postreproductive mortality has attracted attention from researchers in biology, demography, anthropology, and gerontology. Findings from this growing literature are inconsistent. In addition to the relationship between parity and mortality, some studies also...Fertility; Longevity; Offspring gender; Parental mortality; Postreproductive mortality2011-05
206 First among equals: male-male competition among the bardi of Northwestern Australia and its implications for human evolutionIn this dissertation, I follow three avenues of inquiry regarding status competition among the Bardi - a group of part-time foragers living in northwestern Australia. The first focuses on how the current array of status-linked behaviors came to be so widely used. After a brief introduction, I presen...Aboriginal Australia; Deference; Natural selection; Nonhuman primates; Prestige; Status2013-08
207 Flow instabilities of Alaskan glaciersOver 300 of the largest glaciers in southern Alaska have been identified as either surge-type or pulse-type, making glaciers with flow instabilities the norm among large glaciers in that region. Consequently, the bulk of mass loss due to climate change will come from these unstable glaciers in the f...Glaciers; Climate change; Alaska2014-08
208 Flow reversal events and statistical modeling of flow dynamics of hypersaline water across a constructed causeway, Great Salt Lake, Utah, USAThe hypersaline Great Salt Lake (GSL), located in the western United States, is divided into a north arm (Gunnison Bay) and a south arm (Gilbert Bay) by a 29-km earth-filled railroad causeway completed in 1959. Flow between the two bays is restricted to an 88-m wide breach at the western end of the ...flow reversals; generalized additive model; Great Salt Lake; hydrodynamics; statistical modeling2014-08
209 Food dependency in Sub Saharan Africa: Investigations into sources and policy debatesThis dissertation seeks to examine the question of why still largely agrarian and still largely nonindustrialized countries in SSA rely on grain imports to feed substantial portions of their populations at the expense of their own domestic agricultural sectors. Chapter 1 begins by tracing the beginn...2018
210 Foreign aid from emerging powersHans Morgenthau suggested that foreign aid is a mechanism to secure the national interest, and traditional powers have been using aid to pursue their interests for many years. However, some countries are pursuing foreign assistance activities outside of traditional institutions and guidelines. These...Emerging countries; Emerging donors; Emerging powers; Foreign aid; Motivation for aid2014-12
211 Foreign direct investment and well-being, 1985-2010: a structural approachThis paper examines the relationship between foreign direct investment and well-being in poor countries, as measured by life expectancy and child mortality. The effect of foreign direct investment on impoverished nations has long been the subject of debate in both economics and sociology. While much...Foreign Direct Investment; Infant Mortality; Life Expectancy; Longitudinal; Political Economy2016
212 Foreign direct investment: catalyst of economic growth?This dissertation is an inquiry focused on the causal relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic growth in both developed and developing countries. Chapter 1 surveys the theoretical foundations and seminal empirical works, and motivates the remainder of the dissertation. This...Economic development; Foreign investment2010-12
213 Free love, Linux and Leishmaniasis: developing a business model for communitarian innovationThrough a case study analysis of 19th and 21st century communitarian innovation groups, this dissertation develops a business model that promotes innovation without the incentives of monopoly profits provided by patents. Social Utopian communities of the 19th century and Free and Open Source Softwar...Alternative business model; Biotechnology; Communitarian; Cooperative innovation; Open source; Tropical diseases2012-05
214 From the beginning : a Navaho creation mythWith sincere gratitude, I wish to express my indebtedness to my friends of the F. G. family, on the Navaho Indian Reservation. Without F. G.IS patience, understanding, guidance and of course, his story, this thesis would have been impossible. To his sons, my interpreters, also go my thanks for their...Navajo Indians -- Religion Creation; Navajo mythology1951
215 Further defining the functional properties of the dentate gyrus: contributions to spatial representationsThe hippocampus (HPP) plays an important role in episodic memory, or memory for an event that occurs in a specific place and time, and there is evidence to suggest that the HPP is involved in processing spatiotemporal information in order to form context;ual representations of memory events. The HPP...Dentate gyrus; Hippocampus; Memory; Spatial representations; Space perception; Rats2011-08
216 Gender and health in abusive relationshipsResearchers have long recognized intimate partner abuse as a social problem, but only recently has it been recognized as a public health problem. However, research to this point has failed to examine whether the health effects of intimate partner violence vary by gender. This dissertation uses data...Domestic violence; Gender; Health; Intimate partner abuse; Intimate partner violence2011-05
217 Gender differences in early childhood reading-related behaviors: evidence from observation and survey of children's engagement in reading and reading interactionsThis study seeks to identify differences between preschool-aged boys and girls in their engagement in book browsing and book reading in a public library to investigate gender differences in early literacy and reading experiences. Sixty-eight child-caregiver dyads were observed in the children's area...Early Childhood Education; Literacy; Reading Instruction; Gender Studies2016
218 Gender differences in response to love/affection in eroticaThere has been little empirical research concerning gender differences in response to sexually explicit video material. The present study tested the hypothesis that women, rather than men, were more responsive to explicit erotica with a romantic theme. As part of a larger study, 42 male and 34 femal...1992-12
219 Gender, relationship power, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal reactivity to couple conflictThe present study investigates how individuals' gender and their perceptions of power in romantic relationships relate to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) activity during and after a conflict with their romantic partner. We assessed HPA activity (via salivary cortisol) in 120 same-sex and...Cortisol; HPA, Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical; Relationship conflict; Relationship power; Sexual orientation2014-08
220 Gendered poverty in peasant households: a case study of northern mozambiqueThis dissertation examines the nature and consequences of gendered time poverty in northern Mozambique. Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa indicates that women are more likely to be time poor than men as they bear the double burden of productive and reproductive work in the household. This gender divi...Food-security; Gender inequality; Gender roles; Intrahousehold allocation; Poverty; Time-use2016
221 Geographic information system spatial analysis of urban and regional development in China: a case study of Guangdong ProvinceThis research focuses on the application of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis methods to urban and regional development studies. GIS-based spatial modeling approaches have recently been used in examining regional development disparities and urban growth. Through the cases of ...2014-08
222 Geographic information system spatial-temporal evolution of multiscalar patterns and determinants of foreign direct investment in ChinaThree decades of economic reforms and open door policies have made China the second largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). China's FDI attraction strategies merit a closer look. To fully understand the significance of FDI attraction strategies in China, distributional patterns and loc...China; Foreign direct investment; GIS; Patterns and determinants; Spatial-temporal evolution; Wuhan2014-08
223 Geographies of climate change mitigation: an exploration of the climate change movementThe climate change movement shares a single grievance that it seeks to address, climate change, but within this movement there are different perspectives on, first, what solutions are most appropriate and, second, what the fundamental problem is to be addressed. Looking at these two factors through ...carbon footprint; climate change; climate change mitigation; geography; social movements; Transition Towns2015
224 Geology of the Terrace and Hogup Mountains, Box Elder County, Utah (Maps)Geology -- Utah -- Box Elder County; Thesis and dissertation georeferencing project1964-06
225 Globalization and obesity: a logitudinal, cross-national examination of a global epidemicObesity is gaining attention as a worldwide problem, particularly among poor and emerging economies. Evaluating leading obesogenic theoretical pathways from a global structural perspective exposes the effect of globalization on body weight. I test competing obesogenic pathways cross-nationally to as...Global economy; Globalization; Longitudinal analysis; Nongovernmental organizations; Obesity2014-05
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