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An Exploratory Study of Victim Reactions to Two Disasters

Description: The following chapters report an exploratory study of reactions to two disasters, a tornado and floods, which struck Dallas, Texas, in the spring of 1957. Although the findings and discussion are presented in the context of a somewhat shortened version of the time sequence described above, the major emphasis is on the differential impact of the two types of disaster agents and on the reactions of victims to disaster situations.Two disasters had occurred in the Dallas area, both having a major effect upon Negro areas of residence in that city. Furthermore, a rapid, impressionistic survey of the two areas made by Doctor Harry E. Moore of the Department of Sociology of the University of Texas and Doctor H. J. Friedsam of the Department of Sociology of North Texas State University, suggested that the two areas were also homogeneous in income level and. possibly in other ways. 5 Hence, the situation presented an opportunity to study and compare the residents' reactions to two different disaster agents. More specifically, it was felt that an exploratory study to determine whether or not there was Qadifference in the responses of tho victims to the tornado and floods could be undertaken.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Miller, James J.
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[Alma Ayers]

Description: Photograph of Alma Ayers, taken 1970 when Ms. Ayers was Assistant Dean of Students. Ms. Ayers would also teach in the Department of Sociology, and later was the first Director of the Center for Ethnic Affairs, 1973-1974. Ms. Ayers is seen seated for a formal portrait.
Date: 1970
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[Alma Ayers]

Description: Photograph of Alma Ayers, taken 1970 when Ms. Ayers was Assistant Dean of Students. Ms. Ayers would also teach in the Department of Sociology, and later was the first Director of the Center for Ethnic Affairs, 1973-1974. Ms. Ayers is seen seated for a formal portrait.
Date: 1970
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[Alma Ayers]

Description: Photograph of Alma Ayers, taken 1970 when Ms. Ayers was Assistant Dean of Students. Ms. Ayers would also teach in the Department of Sociology, and later was the first Director of the Center for Ethnic Affairs, 1973-1974. Ms. Ayers is seen seated for a formal portrait.
Date: 1970
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Role of Social Capital in Organizations: The Precursors and Effects of Social Capital among Certified Nurse Aides in Nursing Homes

Description: The role of social capital in forming organizational commitment is the focus of this research. Organizational social capital is the idea that social relationships have value in the organization. The theoretical framework is based on Kanter's (1993) structure of organizational commitment. This research views the structure within organizations based on global empowerment, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and social capital. In addition, the role that race, income, and education affect the organizational structure is also taken into account. The organizational configuration was assembled using a structural equation model with latent variables employing a sample of 235 certified nurse aides. The sample was collected from 10 nursing homes in the Dallas-Ft.Worth metropolitan area. It was expected that Kanter's general format is reestablished within the sample. In fact, the study found that empowerment significantly influences job satisfaction. In turn, job satisfaction does foster organizational commitment. Although Kanter's original thesis was supported in this analysis, it was also determined that social capital plays a significant mediating role in creating organizational commitment. Furthermore, this research indicates that social capital alone can create organizational commitment. Thus, in conclusion, this research builds on Kanter's original idea and argues that organizational commitment is based on job satisfaction, global empowerment, and social capital.
Date: May 2007
Creator: Potts, Helen
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Analysis of Family Reaction When Their Children Come Out as Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual

Description: Poster presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas. This poster discusses a research study that analyzes the way that families cope with the situation when their children come out of the closet as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Owens, Tyler & Eve, Susan Brown
Partner: UNT Honors College

Classical Conditioning in Everyday Life

Description: Poster presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the positive and negative effects of classical conditioning on a person's psyche.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Aldridge, Lauren & Eve, Susan Brown
Partner: UNT Honors College

Preventing Cancer

Description: Poster presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on preventing, rather than curing, cancer.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: O'Hara, Matthew Patrick & Eve, Susan Brown
Partner: UNT Honors College

Anti-Bullying Policies in North Texas School Districts and their Protection of GLBT Students

Description: Poster presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas. This poster discusses research on anti-bullying policies in North Texas school districts and their protection of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transsexual/Transgendered (GLBT) students.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Birlew, Payton & Eve, Susan Brown
Partner: UNT Honors College