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Breast Cancer Screening Health Behaviors in Older Women

Description: Health beliefs of 221 postmenopausal women were assessed to predict the Breast Cancer Screening Behaviors of breast self-examination (BSE) and utilization of mammography. Champion's (1991) revised Health Belief Model (HBM) instrument for BSE, which assesses the HBM constructs of Seriousness, Susceptibility, Benefits, Barriers, Confidence and Health Motivation, was utilized along with her Barriers and Benefits instrument for mammography usage. Ronis' and Harel's (1989) constructs of Severity-Late and Severity-Early were evaluated along with Cuing and demographic variables. These exogenous latent constructs were utilized in a LISREL path model to predict Breast Cancer Screening Behavior.
Date: August 1994
Creator: Hammond, Marsha V.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Body Image as Mediated by Age, Sex, and Relationship Status

Description: Traditionally, body image research has focused on young women. However, there are indications of cultural shifts which extend physical appearance pressures to both men and women, as well as to middle-aged and older adults. Two hundred and ten subjects were administered objective body image measures including the Figure Rating Scale, the Body Shape Questionnaire, and the Multidimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire, as well as projective measures including the Holtzman Inkblot Technique and the Draw-A-Person. The NEO-Five Factor Inventory and the Social Anxiety Subscale were also used to explore variables which might covary with body image. A 3 X 2 X 2 Multivariate Analysis of Covariance (MANCOVA) was utilized with social desirability as the covariate.
Date: December 1993
Creator: Cooper, Caren C. (Caren Connie)
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effect of Hand-Held Weights and Exaggerated Arm Swing on Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, and Ratings of Perceived Exertion during Submaximal Walking

Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of hand-weights and exaggerated arm swing on heart rate, blood pressure, and ratings of perceived exertion during submaximal walking. Twenty middle-aged (40- 59 years) female volunteers were given four submaximal treadmill tests at 3.0 mph and 0 grade. The four treatment conditions were as follows: 1) walking with unexaggerated arm swing (AS); 2) walking with unexaggerated arm swing with hand-held weights (ASHW); 3) walking with exaggerated arm swing (EAS), and 4) walking with exaggerated arm swing with hand-held weights (EASHW). The testing sequence was randomized and a minimum of 48 hr was given between tests.
Date: December 1994
Creator: Austen, Karen Christine
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Status of Women and Girls in Dallas County: A Review of the Academic Literature

Description: Report for the Dallas Women's Foundation on a comprehensive assessment from 2000 to 2002 of the status of women and girls in Dallas County, including sections on economics, health, families, and adolescent girls.
Date: August 2002
Creator: Fawcett, Beth; Means, Frances; McDanel, Rodney A. & Eve, Susan Brown
Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service

[Crumley Hall at North Texas State University]

Description: Photograph of the north side of the Crumley Hall dormitory at North Texas State University. In the foreground, two women are walking on the path in front of the building. Behind the women and to the right, "Crumley Hall" is printed on a metal sign in front of the dormitory. A bicycle is chained to the metal sign, and two more bicycles can be seen chained to other sign posts in the background. Trees and shrubbery are also visible along the path in the background. On the back of the photograph, "Crumley Hall" is written in pencil in the lower left corner.
Date: 197u
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Female Athletic Directors' Perceptions of Position Power

Description: This study sought to determine female college and university athletic directors' perceptions of position power according to selected job-related characteristics, through development and use of a nineteen-item survey instrument. The study was conducted during the 1991-1992 academic year and consisted of an initial study to determine content validity of the survey instrument, followed by construct validity and reliability determination utilizing a pilot study group of twenty female intercollegiate athletic directors.
Date: May 1992
Creator: Lewis, Leigh Garnet
Partner: UNT Libraries

Patterns of Relationship Violence among Low Income Women and Severely Psychologically Abused Women

Description: Little research has addressed the degree to which domestic violence is mutual and whether patterns are stable across women's relationships. Studies that exist have conflicting results. This study addressed these issues and the effects of sustaining past violence on women's expressions of violence in their current relationship. Archival data from a sample of severely psychologically abused community women (N = 92) and a sample of low-income community women (N = 836) were analyzed. Results showed the presence of mutual violence in women's current relationships which was not related to past partners' violence. Results regarding the stability of violence are weak, but indicate that the frequency and severity of violence across relationships sustained by women does not decrease across relationships. Overall, results supported the hypothesis that violence is mutual in the relationships of community women, although specific patterns may differ by ethnicity.
Date: August 1998
Creator: Weston, Rebecca
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Impact of a Mentoring Program on the Self-Esteem of College-Age Women

Description: The fact that girls and women suffer a loss of self-esteem disproportionate to boys and men is without argument. There are an increasing number of books, magazine articles, and resource kits being made available to begin to comprehensively address the issue with young girls. However, less effort is being directed toward the older adolescent, the college-age woman. The problem with which this study was concerned was that of determining the impact of a mentoring program on the self-esteem of college-age women. The Multidimensional Self-Esteem Inventory (MSEI) was administered as a pre- and posttest, to 40 sophomore women, 20 of whom were in a control group and 20 who participated in the structured mentoring program. Using the MSEI, it was possible to gain statistically significant data which indicated that the self-esteem of the women could be positively impacted as a result of the mentoring experience. In addition to the instrument, the participants kept journals about their mentoring experience. Therefore, this research was able to report both qualitative and quantitative findings. The findings regarding the control group were not statistically significant for any of the 11 characteristics on the inventory. The findings from the mentored group however, were determined to be statistically significant for 5 characteristics: global self-esteem, competence, lovability, body appearance, and identity integration. From the statistical findings, as well as, from the journal entries it appeared that mentoring is a valuable experience. Also it was determined that there was a pattern to a positive mentoring experience. The women felt that their mentors were individuals in whom they could place their trust, the women felt the mentors could be helpful to them because of the wisdom that comes from life experience.
Date: August 1997
Creator: Higgins, Lynda Kay Burton
Partner: UNT Libraries

Comptoir National D'escompte de Paris : Emprunt National 1918 : pour hâter la Victoire, et pour nous revoir bientôt, souscrivez!

Description: Color poster of two women smiling. The woman on the left is wearing a large black Alsatian headdress ("coiffe alsacienne"). She is raising one arm in the air as if to salute and has her other arm around the shoulder of the other woman. The woman on the right is holding flowers. She wears a white bonnet and a shawl, typical of the region of Lorraine. Both women wear blue-white-and-red rosettes on their headwear. A bird flies at the lower left side of the picture. (Alsace-Lorraine was a part of France ceded to the German Empire in 1871. It was reverted to France at the end of the First World War.)
Date: 1918
Creator: Leroux, Jules Marie Auguste, 1871-1954.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Norma Adams-Wade, April 6, 2012

Description: Interview with Norma Adams-Wade, a journalist in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, and her career doing investigative reporting and other writing for The Dallas Morning News.
Date: April 6, 2012
Creator: Sanders, Tiffany; Lopez, Adriana; Ratnam, Cheran & Adams-Wade, Norma
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Rena Pederson, April 5, 2012

Description: Interview with Rena Pederson, a former journalist in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, her career with The Dallas Morning News and other newspapers, the books she has written, and her work in communications and public affairs.
Date: April 5, 2012
Creator: Harding, Anne; Dann, Lori & Pederson, Rena
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Suzie Humphreys, March 15, 2012

Description: Interview with Suzie Humphreys,a former journalist in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, her work reporting for Channel 8 and KVIL radio station, and her career as a motivational speaker.
Date: March 15, 2012
Creator: Randle, Garret; Wood, Annie & Humphreys, Suzie
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Vivian Castleberry, March 29, 2012

Description: Interview with Vivian Castleberry,a journalist in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, family life raising her children, and her international peace work. She also discusses her career at The Dallas Times Herald and the field of journalism.
Date: March 29, 2012
Creator: Guzman, Samantha; Cousineau, Desiree & Castleberry, Vivian, 1922-
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History - Karen Hughes

Description: This article is a short biography of journalist and political advisor Karen Hughes, based on an oral history discussing her childhood, education, and career in journalism and advising within the Republican Party.
Date: 2012
Creator: Riddell, Brad & Harper, Savannah
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Rena Pederson

Description: This article is a short biography of journalist and director of communications Rena Pederson, based on an oral history discussing her childhood, education, and career.
Date: 2012
Creator: Dann, Lori
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Vivian Castleberry - Oral History

Description: This article is a short biography of journalist Vivian Castleberry, based on an oral history discussing her childhood, education, family, career and peace work.
Date: 2012
Creator: Guzman, Samantha & Cousineau, Desiree
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Karen Hughes, April 12, 2012

Description: Interview with Karen Hughes,a journalist and political advisor who worked in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, and her career at KXAS-TV Channel 5. She also talks about her time as an advisor to George W. Bush, starting when he ran for governor in 1994.
Date: April 12, 2012
Creator: Riddell, Brad & Hughes, Karen, 1957-
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Katie Sherrod, November 10, 2012

Description: Interview with Katie Sherrod, a journalist in Dallas and Forth Worth, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up, her educational background, her involvement in various women's rights movements during the 1970s, and her career as a newspaperwoman and a broadcast journalist.
Date: November 10, 2012
Creator: Mehdi, Sahar; Nolasea, Diana & Sherrod, Katie
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Nancy Lieberman, November 8, 2012

Description: Interview with Nancy Lieberman, a sports broadcast journalist. The interview includes biographical information about her life growing up in New York, her time on the first women's Olympic basketball team, and her career as a coach, author, and journalist on ESPN.
Date: November 8, 2012
Creator: Hale, LaJuana; Unger, Vivian & Lieberman, Nancy, 1958-
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Nancy Lieberman Biography

Description: This article is a short biography of journalist Nancy Lieberman, based on an oral history discussing her childhood, education, and career.
Date: Autumn 2012
Creator: Hale, LaJuana & Unger, Vivian
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Oral History Interview with Carolyn Barta, March 30, 2012

Description: Interview with Carolyn Barta,a journalist and professor in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes biographical information about her educational background and her career writing for The Dallas Morning News about features and covering political campaigns.
Date: March 30, 2012
Creator: Nishimoto, Eric; Halloran, David; Slingerland, Carli & Barta, Carolyn
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism