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Trust and Inequality: Are Perceptions of Inequality Influencing Trust?
(University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
Previous research has demonstrated a significant relationship between trust and inequality at both the individual and national levels (Wilkinson and Pickett, 2010), but it is unclear whether the absence of trust produces ...
A Stress Process Model of Caregiver Depression in the Health and Retirement Study
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
This paper answers the research question, “What factors influence caregiver strain for an adult providing parental care”? Drawing on the stress process model and role theory, the three major conceptual domains of the ...
Surveilling Women’s Bodies in Pursuit of Fetal Anatomical Normality: Framing Risk and Responsibility in American Print News Coverage of the Zika Virus
(University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
In 2015, the mosquito-borne Zika virus made international news as it spread rapidly across northeastern Brazil. These stories were not fundamentally concerned with Zika virus infection itself. The primary focus of the ...
Dance as a Community of Practice: Exploring Dance Groups in the Kansas City Area through the Lifespan
This dissertation examines the embodied cultural practice of dance among several groups in the Kansas City area. The dance groups were studied as Communities of Practice (CoP), as outlined in the Lave-Wenger model of ...
A Narrative Inquiry and Self–Study of Practice Investigation into Experiences with Older Adults and Aging via an Online College–Level Gerontology Course
The population of older adults in the United States is increasing to new heights. Society members trained in gerontological education, health care of elders, and service providers for older adults will be needed in the ...