Subject/Title of Research:THE IMPACT OF TEEN INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE ON SUBSEQUENT NEW DATING EXPERIENCES AMONG LATINAS
Brief Description/Abstract: The literature has noted that Latina women experience intimate partner violence (IPV; Villavicencio, 2008; González-Guarda, Peragallo, Vasquez, Urrutia, & Mitrani, 2009) at comparable and higher rates to women of other racial/ethnic backgrounds (Black et al., 2011; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2011). Data also shows that Latinas experience various negative outcomes associated with IPV (Caetano & Cunradi, 2003; Krishnan, Hilbert, & VanLeeuwen, 2001; Brown et al., 2003), yet, left largely unexplored are the subsequent dating and/or romantic relationships of Latinas after experiencing partner abuse. However, research indicates the importance of romantic interpersonal relationships and that adolescence is a critical time for establishing interpersonal patterns as well as concepts of self (Makepeace, 1986; Lerner & Galambos, 1998; Glass, 2003). The little research that has examined subsequent relationships among IPV survivors has shown that women often desire and actually go on to have non-violent relationships (Neufstifter, 2009; Taylor, 2004), however, no literature has explored this among Latinas. Therefore, the purpose of the proposed study is to explore how adolescent IPV influences subsequent dating experiences among Latinas. This dissertation proposal will review pertinent literature on IPV, particularly concerning Latinas as well as discuss the method to be used for the proposed qualitative study.
Starting Date:TentativelyApril 1st
Time Commitment: Approximately +/- 5 hours per week
Assistant Duties: Review relevant literature and research materials; Interview participants; Grounded theory dataanalysisprocedures
Prerequisites/Previous Experience Required: Research experience, experience using qualitative methodologies is preferred; counseling experience; interest working with minority populations and the urban community as well as intimate partner violence preferred.
Brief Description/Abstract: The Behavior Clinic provides in-home therapy for families with young children who are referred for severe behavior and emotional problems, such as aggression, oppositional behavior, and separationanxiety.
Starting Date: Whenever available
Time Commitment: No specific requirement; variable depending on student schedules
Assistant Duties: Direct client contact, facilitate phone referrals, conduct follow-up sessions, data entry, administrative duties
Prerequisites/Previous Experience Required: No required experience; any clinical work with children would be beneficial; bilingual students would have an excellent opportunity for direct client contact.
Contact: Michael Fung, email@example.com
Subject/Title of Research: First Generation, Low-Income College Students: Investigating Strengths that Support Success (Dr. Kevin A. Tate )
Brief Description/Abstract: There is a significant amount of literature and research regarding the deficits and challenges faced by first generation, low-income college students. There is also literature that addressed the systemic (e.g. financial aid), programmatic (e.g., student support services) factors that improve these students’ likelihood of graduation. While this literature covers many important factors, there is little direct research that addressed the personal, familial, and community strengths of academically successful first-generation, low-income college students. Further, there is no research that addresses how such strengths related to these students’ career development process. This gap in knowledge is a significant problem, as we will continue to objectify such students as deficient and in need of “fixing” unless we can identify the unique strengths they bring to their college and career development process. Moreover, we believe it is important to identify the unique strengths this population of students offers to university communities and future employers.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the strengths that successful first generation, low-income college students have utilized to achieve their success. Specifically, we will explore strengths that such students possess at the individual, familial and community-of-origin level. Moreover, we will explore how such strengths are related to their career development process
Starting Date: 3/18
Time Commitment: Varies
Assistant Duties: Interview transcription
Prerequisites/Previous Experience Required: No previous experience required, but a strong attention to detail is a must
Contact Graham Knowlton (firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on this opportunity.
Subject/Title of Research: Masculinity + Depression
Brief Description/Abstract: Specific abstract not yet available, but will likely need help next academic year (2013-2014).
Starting Date: Sept, 2013
Time Commitment: flexible
Assistant Duties: interview transcription, reference editing, possible involvement with qualitative analysis
Prerequisites/Previous Experience Required: talk to me.
Contact Information: William.email@example.com