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  1. The Provision of Social Benefits in State Owned

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    S Estrin; M Schaffer; I. J. Singh

    1995-01-01

    We use evidence from a survey of approximately 200 Polish state-owned, privatized, and de novo private manufacturing firms to investigate the nature and scope of enterprises-level provision of social benefits, and in particular how enterprise-level social provision is changing with transition, privatization and the emergence of the new private sector. We find that social provision remains surprisingly widespread, and has

  2. The Social Integration Scale.

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    Ross, Susan M.; Straus, Murray A.

    The Social Integration Scale (SIS) is intended to facilitate empirical research on the applicability of control theory to many types of adult crime, including "street crime," white collar crime, and physical assaults on spouses. There are five subscales: (1) belief (belief in law and social control); (2) commitment (psychological investment in…

  3. Social Support Provisions as Differential Predictors of Adaptive Outcomes in Young Adolescents

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    Warren, Jared S.; Jackson, Yo; Sifers, Sarah K.

    2009-01-01

    Social support provisions were examined in relation to negative life events, adaptive skills, hope, and grade point average in a sample of 103 inner-city youth (ages 11-14). Analyses focused on seven support provisions: social integration, attachment, guidance and information, reliable alliance, reassurance of worth, nurturance, and instrumental…

  4. The social construction of scale

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    Sallie A. Marston

    2000-01-01

    Over the last ten years, scholars in human geography have been paying increasing theoretical and empirical attention to understanding the ways in which the production of scale is implicated in the production of space. Overwhelmingly, this work reflects a social construc- tionist approach, which situates capitalist production (and the role of the state, capital, labor and nonstate political actors) as

  5. Social Work and the Uniform Accident and Sickness Policy Provision Law: A Pilot Project

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    Cochran, Gerald; Davis, King

    2012-01-01

    The Uniform Accident and Sickness Policy Provision Law (UPPL) is a statute existing in 26 states that permits health insurance companies to deny payment for claims made by individuals who have sustained injuries as a result of drug or alcohol use. This law presents a series of complicated clinical and ethical dilemmas for social workers and other…

  6. South Africa: Distance Higher Education Policies for Access, Social Equity, Quality, and Social and Economic Responsiveness in a Context of the Diversity of Provision

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    Badat, Saleem

    2005-01-01

    The principal concern of this paper is the implication of the increasing diversity of higher education provision in South Africa for equity of access and opportunity for historically disadvantaged social groups, high-quality provision, and social and economic responsiveness in distance higher education. This diversity is signalled by a variety of…

  7. Promoting community based approaches to social infrastructure provision in urban areas in Nigeria.

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    Uduku, N O

    1994-10-01

    Inadequate social infrastructure provision--in terms of education, health care facilities, and water and sanitation--has become a critical issue in Nigeria's urban areas. The decline of the Nigerian economy and the introduction of economic structural adjustment have curtailed drastically government spending on these services. Recommended is a return to the regional community-based approaches that prevailed in earlier periods. In precolonial Nigeria, the community help ethic ensured that all societies had adequate social infrastructure. With colonization and the emergence of an urban cash economy, the government took control of service provision in urban areas; in rural areas, neglected by government, self-help efforts continued to flourish. The trend in recent decades has been toward the privatization of urban services, deregulation, and growing inequities between affluent urban dwellers and the urban and rural poor. The recommended localization strategy would involve the creation of regional bodies to provide public utilities and regulate social infrastructure provision. Responsibility for the organization and provision of these services would rest with democratically elected community associations in rural areas and municipal councils in urban areas. The needs of poor communities could be funded by cross-subsidizing utility costs among affluent communities. Such a strategy, although unlikely to be supported by government and urban elites, would revitalize the community responsibility ethos that was lost in the urbanization process. PMID:12289002

  8. Scaling up: Assessing social impacts at the macro-scale

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    Schirmer, Jacki, E-mail: jacki.schirmer@anu.edu.a

    2011-04-15

    Social impacts occur at various scales, from the micro-scale of the individual to the macro-scale of the community. Identifying the macro-scale social changes that results from an impacting event is a common goal of social impact assessment (SIA), but is challenging as multiple factors simultaneously influence social trends at any given time, and there are usually only a small number of cases available for examination. While some methods have been proposed for establishing the contribution of an impacting event to macro-scale social change, they remain relatively untested. This paper critically reviews methods recommended to assess macro-scale social impacts, and proposes and demonstrates a new approach. The 'scaling up' method involves developing a chain of logic linking change at the individual/site scale to the community scale. It enables a more problematised assessment of the likely contribution of an impacting event to macro-scale social change than previous approaches. The use of this approach in a recent study of change in dairy farming in south east Australia is described.

  9. Social work and the Uniform Accident and Sickness Policy Provision Law: a pilot project.

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    Cochran, Gerald; Davis, King

    2012-01-01

    The Uniform Accident and Sickness Policy Provision Law (UPPL) is a statute existing in 26 states that permits health insurance companies to deny payment for claims made by individuals who have sustained injuries as a result of drug or alcohol use. This law presents a series of complicated clinical and ethical dilemmas for social workers and other medical personnel. The majority of contributions to the national discussion regarding the UPPL have been produced by the medical, nursing, and policy/legal disciplines. Social work has, however, remained silent. It is paramount that social workers add their perspective and insight to this debate. This article discusses the first survey, to the authors' knowledge, of social workers practicing in health care settings regarding their knowledge and beliefs about the UPPL. PMID:22768627

  10. Fragmentation in social security old-age benefit provision in china.

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    Chen, Tianhong; Turner, John A

    2015-01-01

    Currently, in many countries most workers are covered by a national social security benefits program that applies equally in all parts of the country. In China, however, social security old-age benefits are provided in a highly fragmented manner. This article documents the high degree of fragmentation. It discusses both why that has occurred and the effects of the fragmentation on participants. It examines effects of the fragmentation on benefit levels, focusing on variations in the generosity of benefit formulas but also considering other measures of benefit adequacy. Fragmentation is seen to cause differences in benefit levels even within a single city. While the new National Rural Pension Scheme is a major improvement in the provision of retirement security for rural workers, important differences still exist in the social security programs for urban and rural workers. PMID:25350715

  11. The Impact of Support Received and Support Provision on Changes in Perceived Social Support among Older Adults

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    Tyler, Kimberly A.

    2006-01-01

    The current study uses longitudinal data from the 1993 U.S. Midwest floods to examine the influence of support received and support provision on changes in perceived social support among older adults exposed to an acute stressor. Results indicated that flood exposure and higher levels of social support at Time 1 were positively associated with…

  12. A new scale of social desirability independent of psychopathology

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    Douglas P. Crowne; David Marlowe

    1960-01-01

    A new social desirability scale was constructed and correlated with MMPI scales. Comparison was made with correlations of the Edwards Social Desirability scale. The new scale correlated highly with MMPI scales and supported the definition of social desirability. Ss need to respond in \\

  13. Weighted kappa: Nominal scale agreement provision for scaled disagreement or partial credit

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    Jacob Cohen

    1968-01-01

    A previously described coefficient of agreement for nominal scales, kappa, treats all disagreements equally. A generalization to weighted kappa (Kw) is presented. The Kw provides for the incorpation of ratio-scaled degrees of disagreement (or agreement) to each of the cells of the k * k table of joint nominal scale assignments such that disagreements of varying gravity (or agreements of

  14. Variational principle underlying scale invariant social systems

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    Hernando, A.; Plastino, A.

    2012-08-01

    MaxEnt's variational principle, in conjunction with Shannon's logarithmic information measure, yields only exponential functional forms in straightforward fashion. In this communication we show how to overcome this limitation via the incorporation, into the variational process, of suitable dynamical information. As a consequence, we are able to formulate a somewhat generalized Shannonian maximum entropy approach which provides a unifying "thermodynamic-like" explanation for the scale-invariant phenomena observed in social contexts, as city-population distributions. We confirm the MaxEnt predictions by means of numerical experiments with random walkers, and compare them with some empirical data.

  15. Development and Assessment of the Social Issues Advocacy Scale

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    Nilsson, Johanna E.; Marszalek, Jacob M.; Linnemeyer, Rachel M.; Bahner, Angela D.; Misialek, Leah Hanson

    2011-01-01

    This article describes the development and the initial psychometric evaluation of the Social Issues Advocacy Scale in two studies. In the first study, an exploratory factor analysis (n = 278) revealed a four-factor scale, accounting for 71.4% of the variance, measuring different aspects of social issue advocacy: Political and Social Advocacy,…

  16. Provisioning a Multi-Tiered Data Staging Area for Extreme-Scale Machines

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    Prabhakar, Ramya A [ORNL; Vazhkudai, Sudharshan S [ORNL; Kim, Youngjae [ORNL; Butt, Ali R [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Li, Min [Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); Kandemir, Mahmut [Pennsylvania State University

    2011-01-01

    Massively parallel scientific applications, running on extreme-scale supercomputers, produce hundreds of terabytes of data per run, driving the need for storage solutions to improve their I/O performance. Traditional parallel file systems (PFS) in high performance computing (HPC) systems are unable to keep up with such high data rates, creating a storage wall. In this work, we present a novel multi-tiered storage architecture comprising hybrid node-local resources to construct a dynamic data staging area for extreme-scale machines. Such a staging ground serves as an impedance matching device between applications and the PFS. Our solution combines diverse resources (e.g., DRAM, SSD) in such a way as to approach the performance of the fastest component technology and the cost of the least expensive one. We have developed an automated provisioning algorithm that aids in meeting the checkpointing performance requirement of HPC applications, by using a least-cost storage configuration. We evaluate our approach using both an implementation on a large scale cluster and a simulation driven by six-years worth of Jaguar supercomputer job-logs, and show that our approach, by choosing an appropriate storage configuration, achieves 41.5% cost savings with only negligible impact on performance.

  17. Breaking barriers: addressing structural obstacles to social service provision for Asian survivors of domestic violence.

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    Lee, Mihan

    2013-11-01

    Many studies have attributed the disproportionately high rate of domestic violence in Asian communities to Asian patriarchal "cultural norms" and the psychological and behavioral traits that these norms produce in individuals. This article seeks to expand the scope of domestic violence analysis beyond these individual and cultural frameworks, arguing that Asian domestic violence is also a product of larger scale, social systems of inequality. By examining the funding criteria of the Family Violence Prevention Services Administration (FVPSA) and the Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY) standard used by Robin Hood, my research shows how state and private organizations systematically devalue and underfund minority-targeted programs. PMID:24367062

  18. Provision of Student Learning Support Services in a Large-Scale Distance Education System at Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia

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    Zuhairi, Aminudin; Adnan, Irma; Thaib, Dina

    2007-01-01

    This paper addresses the practice and experience of Universitas Terbuka (UT) in the provision of learning support services for students in a large-scale distance education system. The UT, which has a network of 37 regional offices and participating institutions, has challenges to provide and manage effective learning support system for more than…

  19. Validation of the Peer Social Maturity Scale for Assessing Children's Social Skills

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    Fink, Elian; de Rosnay, Marc; Peterson, Candida; Slaughter, Virginia

    2013-01-01

    We evaluated the utility of a brief, seven-item, teacher-rated Peer Social Maturity Scale (PSMAT). In Study 1, teachers of 138 Australian children (ranging from 5 to 8?years and 5?months old) in kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2 rated their pupils' social maturity using the PSMAT and their classroom social skills via the Social Skills Rating…

  20. Direct and Indirect Effects of Religiosity on Valuation of Life through Forgiveness and Social Provisions among Older Incarcerated Males

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    Randall, G. K.; Bishop, Alex J.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose of the study: Few studies have investigated the influence of religiosity (REL), forgiveness, and social resources on incarcerated individuals' attachment to their lives, or valuation of life (VOL). We tested a model linking REL to VOL through 3 subscales of the Heartland Forgiveness Scale (Self, Others, and Situations) and social

  1. Development and psychometric evaluation of the Social Justice Scale (SJS).

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    Torres-Harding, Susan R; Siers, Brian; Olson, Bradley D

    2012-09-01

    The study describes the development of the Social Justice Scale (SJS). Practitioners, educators, students, and other members of the community differ on their attitudes and values regarding social justice. It is important to assess, not only individuals' attitudes and values around social values, but also other constructs that might be related to social justice behaviors. The implication of Ajzen in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 50:179-211, (1991) theory of planned behavior suggests that attitudes, perceived behavioral control, and social norms predict intentions, which then lead to behaviors. A scale was designed to measure social justice-related values, attitudes, perceived behavioral control, subjective norms, and intentions based on a four-factor conception of Ajzen's theory. Confirmatory factor analysis and analyses for reliability and validity were used to test the properties of the scale. PMID:22080396

  2. Natural resource management at four social scales: psychological type matters.

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    Allison, Helen; Hobbs, Richard

    2010-03-01

    Understanding organisation at different social scales is crucial to learning how social processes play a role in sustainable natural resource management. Research has neglected the potential role that individual personality plays in decision making in natural resource management. In the past two decades natural resource management across rural Australia has increasingly come under the direct influence of voluntary participatory groups, such as Catchment Management Authorities. The greater complexity of relationships among all stakeholders is a serious management challenge when attempting to align their differing aspirations and values at four social institutional scales-local, regional, state and national. This is an exploratory study on the psychological composition of groups of stakeholders at the four social scales in natural resource management in Australia. This article uses the theory of temperaments and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to investigate the distribution of personality types. The distribution of personality types in decision-making roles in natural resource management was markedly different from the Australian Archive sample. Trends in personality were found across social scales with Stabilizer temperament more common at the local scale and Theorist temperament more common at the national scale. Greater similarity was found at the state and national scales. Two temperaments comprised between 76 and 90% of participants at the local and regional scales, the common temperament type was Stabilizer. The dissimilarity was Improviser (40%) at the local scale and Theorist (29%) at the regional scale. Implications for increasing participation and bridging the gap between community and government are discussed. PMID:20148248

  3. Natural Resource Management at Four Social Scales: Psychological Type Matters

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    Allison, Helen; Hobbs, Richard

    2010-03-01

    Understanding organisation at different social scales is crucial to learning how social processes play a role in sustainable natural resource management. Research has neglected the potential role that individual personality plays in decision making in natural resource management. In the past two decades natural resource management across rural Australia has increasingly come under the direct influence of voluntary participatory groups, such as Catchment Management Authorities. The greater complexity of relationships among all stakeholders is a serious management challenge when attempting to align their differing aspirations and values at four social institutional scales—local, regional, state and national. This is an exploratory study on the psychological composition of groups of stakeholders at the four social scales in natural resource management in Australia. This article uses the theory of temperaments and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) to investigate the distribution of personality types. The distribution of personality types in decision-making roles in natural resource management was markedly different from the Australian Archive sample. Trends in personality were found across social scales with Stabilizer temperament more common at the local scale and Theorist temperament more common at the national scale. Greater similarity was found at the state and national scales. Two temperaments comprised between 76 and 90% of participants at the local and regional scales, the common temperament type was Stabilizer. The dissimilarity was Improviser (40%) at the local scale and Theorist (29%) at the regional scale. Implications for increasing participation and bridging the gap between community and government are discussed.

  4. Studying Social Networks at Scale: Macroscopic Anatomy of the Twitter Social Graph

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    Studying Social Networks at Scale: Macroscopic Anatomy of the Twitter Social Graph Maksym Gabielkov ashwin.rao@inria.fr Arnaud Legout Inria Sophia Antipolis, France arnaud.legout@inria.fr ABSTRACT Twitter the Twitter so- cial graph much closer to the social graph supporting real life communications than

  5. Social Exclusion in the Information Profession, and How LIS Journals Can Encourage Information Provision in a Wider Social Context.

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    Ashcroft, Linda

    Recent government initiatives to combat social exclusion within the United Kingdom have served to place librarians and libraries as prominent players in the movement to providing information over a wider social context. For example, The Peoples Network is a government initiative to connect all public libraries to the information superhighway by…

  6. How to Share Our Risks Efficiently? Principles for Optimal Social Insurance and Pension Provision

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    Coen N. Teulings

    2010-01-01

    Summary  The efficient organisation of social insurance is an important problem for modern societies. The paper discusses evidence\\u000a that shocks in labour income have largely persistent effects and analyses the implications of this observation for the optimal\\u000a design of institutions for wage contracting, social security, and pensions. In an optimal contract, wages reflect variations\\u000a in individual productivity for incentives reasons. However,

  7. Access to Social Services: The Changing Urban Geography of Poverty and Service Provision

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    Access to social services, especially for the poor, continues to concern numerous public policy scholars and practitioners. This recent 19-page report from the Brookings Institution (authored by Scott Allard, a professor at Brown University) takes a closer look at this phenomenon by looking at the metropolitan areas of Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. Released in August 2004, the report notes that, on average, poor populations in urban centers have greater spatial access to social services than poor populations living in suburban areas. The report contains a number of additional findings, including the not-so surprising observation that the location of social service providers does not always match well to the changing demographics of cities. Allard concludes the work by noting that "We should pay closer attention to how spatial trends in employment, population, and support services converge to shape demand and needs of low-income populations in our metropolitan areas."

  8. Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A): Measuring Social Anxiety among Finnish Adolescents

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    Ranta, Klaus; Junttila, Niina; Laakkonen, Eero; Uhmavaara, Anni; La Greca, Annette M.; Niemi, Paivi M.

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate symptoms of social anxiety and the psychometric properties of the "Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents" (SAS-A) among Finnish adolescents, 13-16 years of age. Study 1 (n = 867) examined the distribution of SAS-A scores according to gender and age, and the internal consistency and factor structure of the…

  9. Community Hubs: Their Capacity to Enhance Social Capital and Service Provision for Families and Young Children

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    Ann Farrell; Collette Tayler; Lee Tennent

    Worldwide, growing evidence attests to the importance of effective early care and education services. Initiatives such as the Early Excellence Centres in the UK suggest that access to, and awareness and responsiveness of community services are enhanced when the services are integrated. It is also possible that service integration has the potential to build community social capital. This paper presents

  10. Experimental Economics in Transportation: A Focus on Social Influences and the Provision of Information

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    influences and auto ownership, and one combining information and social influences and pedestrian safety. Our on pedestrian safety behavior than information on the law, citation rates, or accident statistics. We also found economics, we found that information on peer compliance of pedestrian laws had a stronger influence

  11. SociAL Sensor Analytics: Measuring Phenomenology at Scale

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    Corley, Courtney D.; Dowling, Chase P.; Rose, Stuart J.; McKenzie, Taylor K.

    2013-06-04

    The objective of this paper is to present a system for interrogating immense social media streams through analytical methodologies that characterize topics and events critical to tactical and strategic planning. First, we propose a conceptual framework for interpreting social media as a sensor network. Time-series models and topic clustering algorithms are used to implement this concept into a functioning analytical system. Next, we address two scientific challenges: 1) to understand, quantify, and baseline phenomenology of social media at scale, and 2) to develop analytical methodologies to detect and investigate events of interest. This paper then documents computational methods and reports experimental findings that address these challenges. Ultimately, the ability to process billions of social media posts per week over a period of years enables the identification of patterns and predictors of tactical and strategic concerns at an unprecedented rate through SociAL Sensor Analytics (SALSA).

  12. The 12 Item Social and Economic Conservatism Scale (SECS)

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    Everett, Jim A. C.

    2013-01-01

    Recent years have seen a surge in psychological research on the relationship between political ideology (particularly conservatism) and cognition, affect, behaviour, and even biology. Despite this flurry of investigation, however, there is as yet no accepted, validated, and widely used multi-item scale of conservatism that is concise, that is modern in its conceptualisation, and that includes both social and economic conservatism subscales. In this paper the 12-Item Social and Economic Conservatism Scale (SECS) is proposed and validated to help fill this gap. The SECS is suggested to be an important and useful tool for researchers working in political psychology. PMID:24349200

  13. The provision of online public goods: Examining social structure in an electronic network of practice

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    Molly Mclure Wasko; Robin Teigland; Samer Faraj

    2009-01-01

    Electronic networks of practice are computer-mediated social spaces where individuals working on similar problems self-organize to help each other and share knowledge, advice, and perspectives about their occupational practice or common interests. These interactions occur through message postings to produce an on-line public good of knowledge, where all participants in the network can then access this knowledge, regardless of their

  14. The Needs and Provision Complexity Scale: a multicentre prospective cohort analysis of met and unmet needs and their cost implications for patients with complex neurological disability

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    Turner-Stokes, Lynne; McCrone, Paul; Jackson, Diana M; Siegert, Richard John

    2013-01-01

    Objective To provide a brief overview of the Needs and Provision Complexity Scale (NPCS) and report its first application to describe the level of ‘met’ and ‘unmet’ health/social care needs, and to estimate their costs in community-based patients with complex neurological disability. Design A multicentre prospective cohort analysis. Setting Consecutive discharges to the community from the nine tertiary specialist inpatient neurorehabilitation units in London over 12?months (2010/2011). Participants Patients responding at follow-up (n=211). Mean age 50.2(SD14) years, males:females 127/84. Diagnosis 157(74%) brain injury, 27(13%) spinal cord injury/peripheral neuropathy; 27(13%) other. Primary outcome measure The NPCS is a brief, pragmatic, directly costable instrument for measuring both an individual's needs for rehabilitation and support (NPCS-Needs) and the levels of service provided (NPCS-Gets) within a given period. Methods The ‘NPCS-Needs’ was completed by the treating clinical team at discharge. Patients and/or their carers self-reported ‘NPCS-Gets’ after 6?months by a postal/online questionnaire supported by a follow-up telephone interview. Results Needs for medical/nursing care and accommodation were generally well met. Significant shortfalls in provision were identified in the subscales of Rehabilitation (paired t test: t ?9.7, p<0.001, effect size (ES)=?0.85), Social support (t ?5.8, p<0.001, ES=?0.48) and Equipment (t ?5.6, p<0.001, ES=?0.44). Item-level analysis demonstrated that the frequency of Personal care received exceeded predicted needs (Wilcoxon z=?3.3, p<0.001). In 80% of cases, this care was provided/paid for by families. Translated into mean costs/patient/year, the estimated underspends on Rehabilitation (?£2320) and Social support (?£1790) were exceeded >3.5-fold by excess costs of Personal care (£10?313) and Accommodation (£4296). Conclusions The results identify underprovision of community-based rehabilitation and support services compared with needs, which may contribute directly to excess care burden and costs to family carers. The NPCS requires further evaluation but has potential use as a simple, directly costable tool to inform both clinical decision-making and population-based service planning and delivery. PMID:23435796

  15. The impact of direct provision accommodation for asylum seekers on organisation and delivery of local primary care and social care services: A case study

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    2011-01-01

    Background Many western countries have policies of dispersal and direct provision accommodation (state-funded accommodation in an institutional centre) for asylum seekers. Most research focuses on its effect on the asylum seeking population. Little is known about the impact of direct provision accommodation on organisation and delivery of local primary care and social care services in the community. The aim of this research is to explore this issue. Methods In 2005 a direct provision accommodation centre was opened in a rural area in Ireland. A retrospective qualitative case study was designed comprising in-depth interviews with 37 relevant stakeholders. Thematic analysis following the principles of framework analysis was applied. Results There was lack of advance notification to primary care and social care professionals and the community about the new accommodation centre. This caused anxiety and stress among relevant stakeholders. There was insufficient time to plan and prepare appropriate primary care and social care for the residents, causing a significant strain on service delivery. There was lack of clarity about how primary care and social care needs of the incoming residents were to be addressed. Interdisciplinary support systems developed informally between healthcare professionals. This ensured that residents of the accommodation centre were appropriately cared for. Conclusions Direct provision accommodation impacts on the organisation and delivery of local primary care and social care services. There needs to be sufficient advance notification and inter-agency, inter-professional dialogue to manage this. Primary care and social care professionals working with asylum seekers should have access to training to enhance their skills for working in cross-cultural consultations. PMID:21575159

  16. An Examination of the MASC Social Anxiety Scale in a Non-referred sample of Adolescents

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    Anderson, Emily R.; Jordan, Judith A.; Smith, Ashley J.; Inderbitzen-Nolan, Heidi M.

    2009-01-01

    Social phobia is prevalent during adolescence and is associated with negative outcomes. Two self-report instruments are empirically-validated to specifically assess social phobia symptomatology in youth: the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children and the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents. The Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children is a broad-band measure of anxiety containing a scale assessing the social phobia construct. The present study investigated the MASC Social Anxiety Scale in relation to other well-established measures of social phobia and depression in a non-referred sample of adolescents. Results support the convergent validity of the MASC Social Anxiety Scale and provide some support for its discriminant validity, suggesting its utility in the initial assessment of social phobia. Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROCs) calculated the sensitivity and specificity of the MASC Social Anxiety Scale. Binary logistic regression analyses determined the predictive utility of the MASC Social Anxiety Scale. Implications for assessment are discussed. PMID:19643571

  17. Psychometric Validation of the Youth Social Capital Scale in Greece

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    Koutra, Kleio; Orfanos, Philippos; Roumeliotaki, Theano; Kritsotakis, George; Kokkevi, Anna; Philalithis, Anastasios

    2012-01-01

    Objectives: This article describes the psychometric validation of the Youth Social Capital scale (YSCS) in 16- to 17-year-old students living in rural and urban areas in Crete, Greece. Methods: Sampling was performed among 27 secondary education units of Heraklion Prefecture. The self-reported questionnaire was answered by 692 participants…

  18. Emergence, evolution and scaling of online social networks.

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    Wang, Le-Zhi; Huang, Zi-Gang; Rong, Zhi-Hai; Wang, Xiao-Fan; Lai, Ying-Cheng

    2014-01-01

    Online social networks have become increasingly ubiquitous and understanding their structural, dynamical, and scaling properties not only is of fundamental interest but also has a broad range of applications. Such networks can be extremely dynamic, generated almost instantaneously by, for example, breaking-news items. We investigate a common class of online social networks, the user-user retweeting networks, by analyzing the empirical data collected from Sina Weibo (a massive twitter-like microblogging social network in China) with respect to the topic of the 2011 Japan earthquake. We uncover a number of algebraic scaling relations governing the growth and structure of the network and develop a probabilistic model that captures the basic dynamical features of the system. The model is capable of reproducing all the empirical results. Our analysis not only reveals the basic mechanisms underlying the dynamics of the retweeting networks, but also provides general insights into the control of information spreading on such networks. PMID:25380140

  19. Integrating social networks and human social motives to achieve social influence at scale.

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    Contractor, Noshir S; DeChurch, Leslie A

    2014-09-16

    The innovations of science often point to ideas and behaviors that must spread and take root in communities to have impact. Ideas, practices, and behaviors need to go from accepted truths on the part of a few scientists to commonplace beliefs and norms in the minds of the many. Moving from scientific discoveries to public good requires social influence. We introduce a structured influence process (SIP) framework to explain how social networks (i.e., the structure of social influence) and human social motives (i.e., the process of social influence wherein one person's attitudes and behaviors affect another's) are used collectively to enact social influence within a community. The SIP framework advances the science of scientific communication by positing social influence events that consider both the "who" and the "how" of social influence. This framework synthesizes core ideas from two bodies of research on social influence. The first is network research on social influence structures, which identifies who are the opinion leaders and who among their network of peers shapes their attitudes and behaviors. The second is research on social influence processes in psychology, which explores how human social motives such as the need for accuracy or the need for affiliation stimulate behavior change. We illustrate the practical implications of the SIP framework by applying it to the case of reducing neonatal mortality in India. PMID:25225373

  20. Social and Ecological Dynamics of Small-Scale Fisheries

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    Stevens, K.; Kramer, D.; Frank, K.

    2012-12-01

    Globalization's reach is rapidly extending to touch some of the most remote communities of the world, but we have yet to understand its scale and impact. On Nicaragua's previously remote Miskitu Coast, the introduction of new markets and global demand for seafood has resulted in changes in fishermen's harvest behavior manifested within the local fishery. Small-scale fisheries are a significant component in sustaining global fish trade, ensuring food security, and alleviating poverty, but because the fishermen are disperse, numerous and located in remote areas, the social and ecological dynamics of the system are poorly understood. Previous work has indicated a decline in fish abundance as a result of connection to markets, yet fishermen's response to this decline and the resulting shift in harvest strategy requires further examination. I identify the ecological and social factors that explain changes in fishermen behavior and use an innovative application of social network analysis to understand these changes. I also use interviews with fishermen and fishery-dependent surveys to measure catch and release behavior and seasonal gear use. Results demonstrate multiple cliques within a community that mitigate the response of fishermen to changes in the fishery. This research applies techniques in social science to address challenges in sustainable management of fisheries. As fisheries managers consider implementing new regulations, such as seasonal restrictions on gear, it is essential to understand not just how this might impact fish abundance, but how and why human systems respond as they do.

  1. Measuring Perceived Social Support: Development of the Child and Adolescent Social Support Scale (CASSS).

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    Malecki, Christine Kerres; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick

    2002-01-01

    Study conducts confirmatory factor, reliability, and correlational analyses of scores on the Child and Adolescent Social Support Scale (CASSS). Analyses revealed evidence of reliability, a four-factor structure (Parent, Teacher, Classmate, and Close Friend subscales), and construct validity. There is evidence that the CASSS can be used to…

  2. Beyond Scale Correspondence: A Comparison of Continuous Open Scaling and Fixed Graded Scaling when Using Social Cognitive Constructs in the Exercise Domain

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    Rhodes, Ryan E.; Matheson, Deborah H.; Blanchard, Chris M.

    2006-01-01

    The standard response format for self-reported exercise-behavior measurement is the continuous open scale, but popular social cognitive theories use fixed graded scales, a noncorrespondent format. Benefits of using continuous open scales for social cognitive constructs include scale correspondence with the behavior measure, the potential of…

  3. Assessing social support among South Asians: the multidimensional scale of perceived social support.

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    Tonsing, Kareen; Zimet, Gregory D; Tse, Samson

    2012-06-01

    The psychometric properties of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) of the Urdu (MSPSS-U) and Nepali (MSPSS-N) versions were investigated among Pakistani (n=148) and Nepalese (n=153) respondents living in Hong Kong. The factor analysis of the MSPSS-N conducted in this study confirmed the three factors of the original MSPSS, namely, Family, Friend, and Significant Others, while only two factors were extracted from the MSPSS-U (i.e., the Family and Friends subscales). With regard to construct validity, both the MSPSS-U and MSPSS-N were inversely correlated with depression, anxiety and stress as assessed by the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS-21). The internal reliability and construct validity of the MSPSS-U and MSPSS-N were also established and provided support for the validity of both versions as tools for measuring perceived social support among South Asian migrants. PMID:22813661

  4. Can Autism Spectrum Disorders and Social Anxiety Disorders Be Differentiated by the Social Responsiveness Scale in Children and Adolescents?

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    Cholemkery, Hannah; Mojica, Laura; Rohrmann, Sonja; Gensthaler, Angelika; Freitag, Christine M.

    2014-01-01

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as social phobia (SP), and selective mutism (SM) are characterised by impaired social interaction. We assessed the validity of the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) to differentiate between ASD, and SP/SM. Raw scores were compared in 6-18 year old individuals with ASD (N = 60), SP (N = 38), SM (N = 43), and…

  5. Social Skills Assessment: A Comparative Evaluation of Six Published Rating Scales.

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    Demaray, Michelle K.; Ruffalo, Stacey L.; Carlson, John; Busse, R. T.; Olson, Amy E.; McManus, Susan M.; Leventhal, Amy

    1995-01-01

    Reviews four norm-referenced instruments used to assess preschool and school-aged children. The Social Skills Rating System was found to be the most comprehensive; the School Social Behavior Scales and the Walker-McConnell Scale of Social Competence are useful for more limited school scope. (Author/JDM)

  6. 20 CFR 243.5 - Assignment of a portion of an annuity paid under the social security overall minimum provision.

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    An annuitant whose annuity is computed under that provision may assign all or any portion of that annuity to any of the members of his or her family who are or who could be included in the computation of the annuity. Any assignment issued pursuant to this section will...

  7. 20 CFR 243.5 - Assignment of a portion of an annuity paid under the social security overall minimum provision.

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    2010-04-01

    An annuitant whose annuity is computed under that provision may assign all or any portion of that annuity to any of the members of his or her family who are or who could be included in the computation of the annuity. Any assignment issued pursuant to this section will...

  8. 20 CFR 243.5 - Assignment of a portion of an annuity paid under the social security overall minimum provision.

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    2014-04-01

    An annuitant whose annuity is computed under that provision may assign all or any portion of that annuity to any of the members of his or her family who are or who could be included in the computation of the annuity. Any assignment issued pursuant to this section will...

  9. Enhancing Social Integration of Immigrant Pupils at Risk for Social, Emotional and/or Behavioural Difficulties: The Outcomes of a Small-Scale Social-Emotional Learning Programme

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    Doikou-Avlidou, Maro; Dadatsi, Katerina

    2013-01-01

    The present study aimed to explore the outcomes of a small-scale social and emotional learning (SEL) intervention programme regarding the social behaviour and the social position of pupils from culturally diverse backgrounds. Seven primary and secondary education teachers participated in the study along with the pupils attending their classes;…

  10. Human Rights Engagement and Exposure: New Scales to Challenge Social Work Education

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    McPherson, Jane; Abell, Neil

    2012-01-01

    Objectives: Advancing human rights is a core competency of U.S. social work education; yet, human rights attitudes and behaviors have never been measured in the social work literature. Thus, this article describes the development and initial validation of two scales, Human Rights Engagement in Social Work (HRESW) and Human Rights Exposure in…

  11. The Religious Orientation Scale: Review and Meta-Analysis of Social Desirability Effects.

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    Trimble, Douglas E.

    1997-01-01

    Studies of the reliability and validity of scores on the Religious Orientation Scale (G. Allport and J. Ross, 1967) were reviewed with respect to social desirability. Meta analysis shows that one scale correlates with social desirability, but another does not, suggesting that partialing out this variance is not recommended. (SLD)

  12. Psychometric Characteristics of the California Preschool Social Competence Scale in a Spanish Population Sample

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    Julvez, Jordi; Forns, Maria; Ribas-Fito, Nuria; Mazon, Carlos; Torrent, Maties; Garcia-Esteban, Raquel; Ellison-Loschmann, Lis; Sunyer, Jordi

    2008-01-01

    Research Findings: Few rating scales measure social competence in very young Spanish or Catalan children. We aimed to analyze the psychometric characteristics of the California Preschool Social Competence Scale (CPSCS) when applied to a Spanish- and Catalan-speaking population. Children were rated by their respective teachers within 6 months…

  13. Brief Report: Chimpanzee Social Responsiveness Scale (CSRS) Detects Individual Variation in Social Responsiveness for Captive Chimpanzees

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    Faughn, Carley; Marrus, Natasha; Shuman, Jeremy; Ross, Stephen R.; Constantino, John N.; Pruett, John R., Jr.; Povinelli, Daniel J.

    2015-01-01

    Comparative studies of social responsiveness, a core impairment in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), will enhance our understanding of typical and atypical social behavior. We previously reported a quantitative, cross-species (human-chimpanzee) social responsiveness measure, which included the development of the Chimpanzee Social Responsiveness…

  14. [Social capital in rural areas: adaptation to Spanish and factor validation of a scale].

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    Fernández Niño, Julián Alfredo; Pinzón Flórez, Carlos Eduardo; Moreno Montoya, José; Cepeda Gil, Magda Cristiana; Idrovo Velandia, Alvaro Javier

    2014-07-01

    Social capital is considered a structural determinant of social development and wellbeing. Its cognitive component assesses the degree of confidence of the population in their systems for social organization, as well as community interactions to coordinate social responses to social problems. There are few available scales for measuring this construct. This work presents the adaptation to Spanish and psychometric validation of a scale for measuring social capital in a rural setting. The Wang Social Cognitive Scale was also adapted to Spanish. 1200 questionnaires were applied to adults in 12 villages of the municipality of Tierra Alta, (Colombia) recruited by random sampling. Factor analysis of the scale was performed based on a polychoric correlation matrix. Exploratory factor analysis suggests the existence of two principal factors distributed as follows: 7 items for factor 1, trust (eigenvalue 3.23) and 2 items, for factor 2, distrust (eigenvalue 1.40). As observed by Wang, Q9 and Q10 could be ambiguous questions which do not contribute enough to either of the factors. The first factor validation to Spanish language of the Wang Social Capital Scale is presented in the social context of rural Colombia. PMID:25014299

  15. Losing the Whole Child? A National Survey of Primary Education Training Provision for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

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    Adams, K.; Monahan, J.; Wills, R.

    2015-01-01

    International concerns about the performativity agenda in schools gives rise to concerns about the neglect of a holistic approach to teaching and learning. Whilst schools in England and Wales are legally obliged to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of children, little is known about how initial teacher training…

  16. "Welcome to Sweden...": Newly Arrived Students' Experiences of Pedagogical and Social Provision in Introductory and Regular Classes

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    Nilsson, Jenny; Axelsson, Monica

    2013-01-01

    Education for newly arrived students in Sweden is commonly organised in introductory classes, providing a basis for transition to the mainstream system. Focusing on the hitherto underinvestigated question of how newly arrived students experience the time in and transition between introductory and regular classes, we analyse the social and…

  17. A Review of the Child and Adolescent Social Support Scale for Healthy Behaviors.

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    Cullum, Kristiana G H; Mayo, Ann M

    2015-01-01

    Assessing an instrument's psychometric properties to determine appropriateness for use can be a challenging process. Dissecting the statistical terminology may be even more perplexing. There are several instruments that evaluate adolescents' perceived social support, but a fairly new instrument related to this construct assesses not only the availability of social support but also support for healthy behaviors in this population. The Child and Adolescent Social Support Scale for Healthy Behaviors, first published in 2013, demonstrates adequate initial reliability and validity. The purpose of this article is to review the psychometric properties of the Child and Adolescent Social Support Scale for Healthy Behaviors and potential uses of the instrument. PMID:26053601

  18. Task shifting in the provision of home and social care in Ontario, Canada: implications for quality of care.

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    Denton, Margaret; Brookman, Catherine; Zeytinoglu, Isik; Plenderleith, Jennifer; Barken, Rachel

    2015-09-01

    Growing healthcare costs have caused home-care providers to look for more efficient use of healthcare resources. Task shifting is suggested as a strategy to reduce the costs of delivering home-care services. Task shifting refers to the delegation or transfer of tasks from regulated healthcare professionals to home-care workers (HCWs). The purpose of this paper is to explore the impacts of task shifting on the quality of care provided to older adults from the perspectives of home healthcare workers. This qualitative study was completed in collaboration with a large home and community care organisation in Ontario, Canada, in 2010-2011. Using a purposive sampling strategy, semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 46 home healthcare workers including HCWs, home-care worker supervisors, nurses and therapists. Study participants reported that the most common skills transferred or delegated to HCWs were transfers, simple wound care, exercises, catheterisation, colostomies, compression stockings, G-tube feeding and continence care. A thematic analysis of the data revealed mixed opinions on the impacts of task shifting on the quality of care. HCWs and their supervisors, more often than nurses and therapists, felt that task shifting improved the quality of care through the provision of more consistent care; the development of trust-based relationships with clients; and because task shifting reduced the number of care providers entering the client's home. Nurses followed by therapists, as well as some supervisors and HCWs, expressed concerns that task shifting might compromise the quality of care because HCWs lacked the knowledge, training and education necessary for more complex tasks, and that scheduling problems might leave clients with inconsistent care once tasks are delegated or transferred. Policy implications for regulating bodies, employers, unions and educators are discussed. PMID:25471361

  19. Scale analysis and the measurement of social attitudes

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    Allen L. Edwards; Franklin P. Kilpatrick

    1948-01-01

    This paper discusses and compares the methods of attitude scale construction of Thurstone (method of equal-appearing intervals), Likert (method of summated ratings), and Guttman (method of scale analysis), with special emphasis on the latter as one of the most recent and significant contributions to the field. Despite a certain lack of methodological precision, scale analysis provides a means of evaluating

  20. Parallel Computation of Large-Scale Nonlinear Network Problems in the Social and Economic Sciences

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    Nagurney, Anna

    In this paper we focus on the parallel computation of large - scale equilibrium and optimization problems arising in the social and economic sciences. In particular, we consider problems which can be visualized and ...

  1. Learning to Teach for Social Justice-Beliefs Scale: An Application of Rasch Measurement Principles

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    Ludlow, Larry H.; Enterline, Sarah E.; Cochran-Smith, Marilyn

    2008-01-01

    The authors illustrate how a Rasch model can guide the development of a new affective measurement instrument--the Learning to Teach for Social Justice--Beliefs scale. The results provide strong evidence of a meaningful continuum of attitudes about teaching for social justice ranging from those easier to endorse to those more difficult to endorse.…

  2. Diversity, scale and green landscapes in the gentrification process: Traversing ecological and social science perspectives

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    Martin Phillips; Sue Page; Eirini Saratsi; Kevin Tansey; Kate Moore

    2008-01-01

    This paper explores issues of scale and difference within a study of rural gentrification and nature that draws on social science and natural science theories and methods. The paper discusses how these issues emerged as being of significance both within social science studies of gentrification, rural restructuring and landscape studies and also within ecological analysis of village space. The paper

  3. Development of the Ethnic and Racial Socialization of Transracial Adoptee Scale

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    Mohanty, Jayashree

    2010-01-01

    Objectives: This study describes the development and initial validation of the 15-item Ethnic and Racial Socialization of Transracial Adoptee Scale (ERSTAS). Method: Using the model of Boykin and Tom on Black family socialization, the items were developed and validated using two different Asian adoptee samples. Results: Two subscales, ethnic…

  4. Measuring Student Learning in Social Justice Courses: The Diversity and Oppression Scale

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    Windsor, Liliane Cambraia; Shorkey, Clay; Battle, DuWayne

    2015-01-01

    The Diversity and Oppression Scale (DOS) is a standardized instrument measuring self-reported student learning about diversity and oppression based on requirements of the Council on Social Work Education. DOS was tested with social work students in 2 major North American universities. Factor structure was examined using exploratory factor analysis…

  5. Open Large-Scale Online Social Network Dyn 

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    Corlette, Daniel James

    2012-07-16

    , the notion of a community boundary is much less defined and the focus on achieving recognition for publish content is much higher than for an online social network such as LiveJournal. Users of general blogging sites such as Blogger.com are likely... to be interested in monitoring their rank on an internet search engine such as technorati.com which provides measures of authority for the blogs they index in contrast to the users of an online social network such as LiveJournal who are much less likely...

  6. Spatial scale and social impacts of biofuel production

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    Dan van der Horst; Saskia Vermeylen

    2011-01-01

    The prospect of biofuels going ‘mainstream’ has drawn more attention to the social impacts of the production and use of transport biofuels. Since 2007, many media stories have appeared about alleged negative impacts of biofuels, notably the price of food going up or land-grab by plantation developers. These stories stand in stark contrast with the rosy picture painted by some

  7. Open Large-Scale Online Social Network Dyn

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    Corlette, Daniel James

    2012-07-16

    humans interface with these systems. This dissertation examines an event driven sampling approach to acquire both dynamics link event data and blog content from the site known as LiveJournal. LiveJournal is one of the oldest online social networking sites...

  8. Can Stereotype Threat Be Measured? A Validation of the Social Identities and Attitudes Scale (SIAS)

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    Picho, Katherine; Brown, Scott W.

    2011-01-01

    This study reported the development and validation of the Social Identities and Attitudes Scale (SIAS), a stereotype threat susceptibility measure. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses conducted with college students indicate that the scale possesses strong psychometric properties. The SIAS explained 65% of the variance in the items…

  9. LETTER The co-evolution of social institutions, demography, and large-scale human cooperation

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    Alvarez, Nadir

    -scale social groups. Keywords Agriculture, cooperation, institutions, irrigation, large-scale societies, and which require some degree of coordination and planning; clear examples include the construction of irrigation channels, trade links, and forti- fications. In particular, human groups typically have various

  10. The Social Orienting Continuum and Response Scale (SOC-RS): A Dimensional Measure for Preschool-Aged Children

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    Mosconi, Matthew W.; Reznick, J. Steven; Mesibov, Gary; Piven, Joseph

    2009-01-01

    Children with autism show deficits in social referencing, joint attention, orienting to their names, and social smiling as early as the first year of life. The present study describes the development of the Social Orienting Continuum and Response Scale (SOC-RS), a quantitative scale assessing each of these behaviors during the course of…

  11. Multi-Scale Compositionality: Identifying the Compositional Structures of Social Dynamics Using Deep Learning

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    Peng, Huan-Kai; Marculescu, Radu

    2015-01-01

    Objective Social media exhibit rich yet distinct temporal dynamics which cover a wide range of different scales. In order to study this complex dynamics, two fundamental questions revolve around (1) the signatures of social dynamics at different time scales, and (2) the way in which these signatures interact and form higher-level meanings. Method In this paper, we propose the Recursive Convolutional Bayesian Model (RCBM) to address both of these fundamental questions. The key idea behind our approach consists of constructing a deep-learning framework using specialized convolution operators that are designed to exploit the inherent heterogeneity of social dynamics. RCBM’s runtime and convergence properties are guaranteed by formal analyses. Results Experimental results show that the proposed method outperforms the state-of-the-art approaches both in terms of solution quality and computational efficiency. Indeed, by applying the proposed method on two social network datasets, Twitter and Yelp, we are able to identify the compositional structures that can accurately characterize the complex social dynamics from these two social media. We further show that identifying these patterns can enable new applications such as anomaly detection and improved social dynamics forecasting. Finally, our analysis offers new insights on understanding and engineering social media dynamics, with direct applications to opinion spreading and online content promotion. PMID:25830775

  12. Ethnographic Approaches to Understanding Social Sustainability in Small-scale Water Systems

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    Wutich, A.

    2011-12-01

    Social sustainability is an important, but often neglected, aspect of determining the success of small-scale water systems. This paper reviews ethnographic approaches for understanding how indigenous knowledge enhances social sustainability of small-scale water systems, particularly in small-scale water systems threatened by water scarcity. After reviewing the literature on common-pool and traditional resource management strategies, the paper will focus on the case of a community-managed small-scale water system in Cochabamba, Bolivia. This study uses ethnographic evidence to demonstrate how indigenous institutions can be used to manage a small-scale urban water system sustainably. Several factors were crucial to the institution's success. First, indigenous residents had previous experience with common management of rural irrigation systems which they were able to adapt for use in an urban environment. Second, institutional rules were designed to prioritize the conservation of the water source. Third, indigenous Andean social values of uniformity, regularity, and transparency ensured that community members perceived the system as legitimate and complied with community rules. Fourth, self-governance enabled community members to quickly adapt to changing environmental conditions, such as seasonal scarcity and groundwater overdraft. The paper concludes with a discussion of the promise and limitations of ethnographic approaches and indigenous knowledge for understanding social sustainability in small-scale water systems.

  13. Adaptation of the ESPA29 Parental Socialization Styles Scale to the Basque language: evidence of validity.

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    López-Jáuregui, Alicia; Oliden, Paula Elosua

    2009-11-01

    The aim of this study is to adapt the ESPA29 scale of parental socialization styles in adolescence to the Basque language. The study of its psychometric properties is based on the search for evidence of internal and external validity. The first focuses on the assessment of the dimensionality of the scale by means of exploratory factor analysis. The relationship between the dimensions of parental socialization styles and gender and age guarantee the external validity of the scale. The study of the equivalence of the adapted and original versions is based on the comparisons of the reliability coefficients and on factor congruence. The results allow us to conclude the equivalence of the two scales. PMID:19899674

  14. Using the Imaginary Audience Scale as a Measure of Social Anxiety in Young Adults.

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    Kelly, Kristine M.; Jones, Warren H.; Adams, Jeffrey M.

    2002-01-01

    Explored the utility and meaning of the imaginary audience phenomenon in 2 studies involving 207 and 101college students. Results show that the Imaginary Audience Scale (D. Elkind and R. Bowen, 1979) meets conventional standards of validity and reliability, and that imaginary audience behavior is related to social anxiety, the self, and…

  15. Relationship between the Social Vocabulary Index and the Interaction Scale and rehabilitation success

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    Robert A. Macguffie

    1970-01-01

    Hypothesized that there would be a significant, positive relationship between the rehabilitation success of 712 state agency rehabilitation applicants and their scores on the Social Vocabulary Index and the Interaction Scale. A multiple R of .25 was obtained, significant at the .02 level, confirming the hypothesis. Because the correlation is low, it is suggested that the instruments not be used

  16. The Reliability and Validity of the Social Responsiveness Scale in a UK General Child Population

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    Wigham, Sarah; McConachie, Helen; Tandos, Jonathan; Le Couteur, Ann S.

    2012-01-01

    This is the first UK study to report the reliability, validity, and factor structure of the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) in a general population sample. Parents of 500 children (aged 5-8 years) in North East England completed the SRS. Profiles of scores were similar to USA norms, and a single factor structure was identified. Good construct…

  17. Investigating the Measurement Properties of the Social Responsiveness Scale in Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Duku, Eric; Vaillancourt, Tracy; Szatmari, Peter; Georgiades, Stelios; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Smith, Isabel M.; Bryson, Susan; Fombonne, Eric; Mirenda, Pat; Roberts, Wendy; Volden, Joanne; Waddell, Charlotte; Thompson, Ann; Bennett, Teresa

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the measurement properties of the Social Responsiveness Scale in an accelerated longitudinal sample of 4-year-old preschool children with the complementary approaches of categorical confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch analysis. Measurement models based on the literature and other hypothesized measurement…

  18. A Polytomous Item Response Theory Analysis of Social Physique Anxiety Scale

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    Fletcher, Richard B.; Crocker, Peter

    2014-01-01

    The present study investigated the social physique anxiety scale's factor structure and item properties using confirmatory factor analysis and item response theory. An additional aim was to identify differences in response patterns between groups (gender). A large sample of high school students aged 11-15 years (N = 1,529) consisting of n =…

  19. Emergence of scale-free leadership structure in social recommender systems.

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    Zhou, Tao; Medo, Matúš; Cimini, Giulio; Zhang, Zi-Ke; Zhang, Yi-Cheng

    2011-01-01

    The study of the organization of social networks is important for the understanding of opinion formation, rumor spreading, and the emergence of trends and fashion. This paper reports empirical analysis of networks extracted from four leading sites with social functionality (Delicious, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube) and shows that they all display a scale-free leadership structure. To reproduce this feature, we propose an adaptive network model driven by social recommending. Artificial agent-based simulations of this model highlight a "good get richer" mechanism where users with broad interests and good judgments are likely to become popular leaders for the others. Simulations also indicate that the studied social recommendation mechanism can gradually improve the user experience by adapting to tastes of its users. Finally we outline implications for real online resource-sharing systems. PMID:21857891

  20. Validation of Social Connectedness in Mainstream Society and the Ethnic Community Scales.

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    Yoon, Eunju; Jung, Kyoung Rae; Lee, Richard M; Felix-Mora, Monica

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the psychometric properties of the Social Connectedness in Mainstream Society (SCMN) and the Social Connectedness in the Ethnic Community (SCETH) Scales in two groups of ethnic minorities. We especially examined their theoretical/conceptual and empirical viability in relation to other established constructs of general social connectedness, acculturation, and enculturation. Analyses of two sets of survey data from 200 Mexican American students in California and 134 Asian international students in Minnesota supported (a) construct validity of the SCMN and the SCETH as related but distinct structures, (b) convergent and discriminant validity in relation to acculturation and enculturation, and (c) high reliability. The examination of incremental validity in predicting subjective well-being further supported their distinctive utility in addition to other established constructs of general social connectedness, acculturation, enculturation, ethnic identity, and other group orientation. Implications for future research and practice are discussed. PMID:22250899

  1. Developing the Sport Social Support Scale: Examining the Discrepancy between Perceptions of Parents, Coaches and Athletes (R)

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    Jacqueline H. S. Cheng; Andrew J. Martin; Martin Dowson; Patsy Tremayne

    There has been a number of social support scales previously used which measure either the quality or quantity of social support in specific settings such as the school or family. However, when assessing social support, the key element to consider is the perceptions of the \\

  2. Components of Social Support and Quality of Life in Severely Mentally Ill, Low Income Individuals and a General Population Group

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    Jean Caron; Raymond Tempier; Celine Mercier; Pierre Leouffre

    1998-01-01

    Satisfaction with social support and quality oflife (QOL) were assessed for 60 psychiatric patients, 79welfare recipients and 266 people of the generalpopulation using the Social Provisions Scale (SPS) and the Satisfaction with Life Domains Scale(SLDS). Psychiatric patients reported less satisfactionthan the general population on all components of socialsupport. They have a comparable level of satisfaction with welfare recipients on most

  3. Scaling up Corporate Social Investments in Education: Five Strategies That Work. Global Views. Policy Paper 2012-01

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    van Fleet, Justin W.

    2012-01-01

    Scaling up good corporate social investment practices in developing countries is crucial to realizing the "Education for All" and "Millennium Development Goals". Yet very few corporate social investments have the right mix of vision, financing, cross-sector engagement and leadership to come to scale. Globally, 67 million children are not enrolled…

  4. The Reverse of Social Anxiety Is Not Always the Opposite: The Reverse-Scored Items of the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale Do Not Belong

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    Rodebaugh, Thomas L.; Woods, Carol M.; Heimberg, Richard G.

    2007-01-01

    Although well-used and empirically supported, the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS) has a questionable factor structure and includes reverse-scored items with questionable utility. Here, using samples of undergraduates and a sample of clients with social anxiety disorder, we extend previous work that opened the question of whether the…

  5. Utility of the "Social Communication Questionnaire-Current" and "Social Responsiveness Scale" as Teacher-Report Screening Tools for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Schanding, G. Thomas, Jr.; Nowell, Kerri P.; Goin-Kochel, Robin P.

    2012-01-01

    Limited research exists regarding the role of teachers in screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The current study examined the use of the "Social Communication Questionnaire" (SCQ) and "Social Responsiveness Scale" (SRS) as completed by parents and teachers about school-age children from the Simons Simplex Collection. Using the…

  6. Validation of the German Version of the Social Functioning Scale (SFS) for Schizophrenia

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    Iffland, Jona R.; Lockhofen, Denise; Gruppe, Harald; Gallhofer, Bernd; Sammer, Gebhard; Hanewald, Bernd

    2015-01-01

    Deficits in social functioning are a core symptom of schizophrenia and an important criterion for evaluating the success of treatment. However, there is little agreement regarding its measurement. A common, often cited instrument for assessing self-reported social functioning is the Social Functioning Scale (SFS). The study aimed to investigate the reliability and validity of the German translation. 101 patients suffering from schizophrenia (SZ) and 101 matched controls (C) (60 male / 41 female, 35.8 years in both groups) completed the German version. In addition, demographic, clinical, and functional data were collected. Internal consistency was investigated calculating Cronbach’s alpha for SFS full scale (?: .81) and all subscales (?: .59-.88). Significant bivariate correlation coefficients were found between all subscales as well as between all subscales and full scale (p <.01). For the total sample, principal component analysis gave evidence to prefer a single-factor solution (eigenvalue ? 1) accounting for 48.5 % of the variance. For the subsamples, a two-component solution (SZ; 57.0 %) and a three-component solution (C; 65.6 %) fitted best, respectively. For SZ and C, significant associations were found between SFS and external criteria. The main factor “group” emerged as being significant. C showed higher values on both subscales and full scale. The sensitivity of the SFS was examined using discriminant analysis. 86.5% of the participants could be categorized correctly to their actual group. The German translation of the SFS turned out to be a reliable and valid questionnaire comparable to the original English version. This is in line with Spanish and Norwegian translations of the SFS. Concluding, the German version of the SFS is well suited to become a useful and practicable instrument for the assessment of social functioning in both clinical practice and research. It accomplishes commonly used external assessment scales. PMID:25837711

  7. Validation of the Self-Beliefs Related to Social Anxiety Scale

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    Moulds, Michelle L.; Rapee, Ronald M.

    2014-01-01

    The importance of self-beliefs in prominent models of social phobia has led to the development of measures that tap this cognitive construct. The Self-Beliefs Related to Social Anxiety (SBSA) Scale is one such measure and taps the three maladaptive belief types proposed in Clark and Wells’s model of social phobia. This study aimed to replicate and extend previous research on the psychometric properties of the SBSA. Replicating previous research, in an (undiagnosed) undergraduate sample (n = 235), the SBSA was found to have a correlated three-factor structure using confirmatory factor analyses, and the SBSA and its subscales demonstrated good internal consistency and test–retest reliability. The SBSA and its subscales also had unique relationships with social anxiety and depression, the majority of which replicated previous research. Extending previous research, the SBSA and its subscales showed good incremental validity in the undergraduate sample and good discriminative validity using the undergraduate sample and a sample of individuals with social phobia (n = 33). The SBSA’s strong theoretical basis and the findings of this study suggest that the SBSA is an ideal research and clinical tool to assess the cognitions characteristic of social phobia. PMID:23575344

  8. Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents

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    Zhou, Xinyue; Xu, Qian; Ingles, Candido J.; Hidalgo, Maria D.; La Greca, Annette M.

    2008-01-01

    This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A) in a sample of 296 adolescents (49% boys) in Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 with a mean age of 15.52 years. Confirmatory factor analysis replicated the three-factor structure of the SAS-A in the Chinese sample: Fear of Negative…

  9. Landscape, community, countryside: linking biophysical and social scales in US Corn Belt agricultural landscapes

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    Ryan C. Atwell; Lisa A. Schulte; Lynne M. Westphal

    2009-01-01

    Understanding the interplay between ecological and social factors across multiple scales is integral to landscape change initiatives\\u000a in productive agricultural regions such as the rural US Corn Belt. We investigated the cultural context surrounding the use\\u000a of perennial cover types—such as stream buffers, wetlands, cellulosic bioenergy stocks, and diverse cropping rotations—to\\u000a restore water quality, biodiversity, and ecosystem function within a

  10. A Caregiver-Child Social/Emotional and Relationship Rating Scale (CCSERRS)1

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    McCall, Robert B.; Groark, Christina J.; Fish, Larry

    2010-01-01

    This paper reports the construction and pilot reliability, validity, and psychometric properties of a new caregiver-child rating scale that emphasizes caregiver-child social-emotional interactions and relationships. While the scale was developed and studied in the context of orphanages for young children, it potentially could be used in non-residential early care and education settings as well as for parent-child interactions in the home. The intent was to assess a few dimensions that comprehensively cover the range of caregiver-child social-emotional interactions and relationships but could be administered in a relatively short period of time in a variety of situations and would not require extensive coder training, manuals, or materials. Results showed that the scale can be reliably administered even using observation periods as short as five minutes, reliability was replicated over seven different coders working in three different orphanages, and ratings of caregivers were similar across different types of caregiving activities (i.e., feeding, dressing/bathing, free play) and for caregivers attending to children birth to 4 and 4 to 8 yrs. of age. In the orphanage context, factor analyses showed the scale primarily reflects caregiver-child mutual engagement and relationship with subordinate components of caregiver punitiveness and caregiver- vs. child-directed behaviors and intrusiveness. PMID:20556236

  11. A Caregiver-Child Social/Emotional and Relationship Rating Scale (CCSERRS).

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    McCall, Robert B; Groark, Christina J; Fish, Larry

    2010-03-01

    This paper reports the construction and pilot reliability, validity, and psychometric properties of a new caregiver-child rating scale that emphasizes caregiver-child social-emotional interactions and relationships. While the scale was developed and studied in the context of orphanages for young children, it potentially could be used in non-residential early care and education settings as well as for parent-child interactions in the home. The intent was to assess a few dimensions that comprehensively cover the range of caregiver-child social-emotional interactions and relationships but could be administered in a relatively short period of time in a variety of situations and would not require extensive coder training, manuals, or materials. Results showed that the scale can be reliably administered even using observation periods as short as five minutes, reliability was replicated over seven different coders working in three different orphanages, and ratings of caregivers were similar across different types of caregiving activities (i.e., feeding, dressing/bathing, free play) and for caregivers attending to children birth to 4 and 4 to 8 yrs. of age. In the orphanage context, factor analyses showed the scale primarily reflects caregiver-child mutual engagement and relationship with subordinate components of caregiver punitiveness and caregiver- vs. child-directed behaviors and intrusiveness. PMID:20556236

  12. Development and validation of measures of social phobia scrutiny fear and social interaction anxiety 1 1 Editor’s note: This article was written before the development of some contemporary measures of social phobia, such as the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory (Turner et al., 1989). We have invited this article for publication because of the growing interest in the scales described therein. S.T

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    Richard P. Mattick; J. Christopher Clarke

    1998-01-01

    The development and validation of the Social Phobia Scale (SPS) and the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS) two companion measures for assessing social phobia fears is described. The SPS assesses fears of being scrutinised during routine activities (eating, drinking, writing, etc.), while the SIAS assesses fears of more general social interaction, the scales corresponding to the DSM-III-R descriptions of Social

  13. Rasch Calibration of Physical Activity Self-Efficacy and Social Support Scale for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

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    Lee, Miyoung; Peterson, Jana J.; Dixon, Alicia

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the construct validity of the Self-Efficacy/Social Support for Activity for persons with Intellectual Disability (SE/SS-AID) scales developed by Peterson, Peterson, Lowe, & Nothwehr (2009). A total of 146 participants with intellectual disabilities completed 6 self-efficacy (SE) items and 18 social

  14. User experience of social ad hoc networking: findings from a large-scale field trial of TWIN

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    Kaisa Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila; Petri Saarinen; Minna Wäljas; Marko Hännikäinen; Heikki Orsila; Niko Kiukkonen

    2010-01-01

    Modern mobile phones have the capability to detect proximity of other users and offer means to communicate and share data ad hoc with the people in the proximity. TWIN is an ad hoc social networking system which offers applications for social presence, mobile multimedia sharing and ad hoc community-based communication. In this paper we present the results of a large-scale

  15. Contemporary Daughter/Son Adult Social Role Performance Rating Scale and Interview Protocol: Development, Content Validation, and Exploratory Investigation

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    Cozad, Dana Everett

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to develop and content validate a Performance Rating Scale and Interview Protocol, enabling study of the social role performance of adult daughters and sons as they fulfill the societal norms and expectations of adult children. This exploratory investigation was one of 13 contemporary adult social roles completed by…

  16. The Kohn Social Competence Scale and Kohn Symptom Checklist for the Preschool Child: A Follow-Up Report

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    Kohn, Martin

    1977-01-01

    The paper focuses on two research instruments, the Kohn Social Competence Scale and the Kohn Symptom Checklist, designed to assess the behavior of children in a preschool setting as well as on two factor-analytically derived dimensions of social-emotional functioning which the instruments measure. (SBH)

  17. Locating Social Justice in Career Education: What Can a Small-Scale Study from New Zealand Tell Us?

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    Irving, Barrie A.

    2009-01-01

    Career education occupies a pivotal position, relating school to the wider social, political and economic world. Yet it remains an under-researched curriculum area, with little attention given to issues of social justice. In this article I discuss the findings from a small-scale qualitative study, which consisted of an hour-long semi-structured…

  18. Pages from a Sociometric Notebook: An Analysis of Nomination and Rating Scale Measures of Acceptance, Rejection, and Social Preference.

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    Bukowski, William M.; Sippola, Lorrie; Hoza, Betsy; Newcomb, Andrew F.

    2000-01-01

    Provides a conceptual and empirical analysis of the associations between the fundamental sociometric dimensions of acceptance, rejection, and social preference. Examines whether nomination and rating scale measures index the same constructs. Notes that sociometric ratings measure social preference, but can also yield indicators of acceptance and…

  19. Understanding Title V of the Social Security Act: A Guide to the Provisions of the Federal Maternal and Child Health Block Grant.

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    Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

    The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant (Title V of the Social Security Act) has operated as a federal-state partnership since the Social Security Act was passed in 1935. Through Title V, the federal government pledged its support of state efforts to extend health and welfare services for mothers and children. Title V has been…

  20. Correlation between the Personal and Social Performance scale (PSP) and the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) in a Greek sample of patients with schizophrenia

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    2014-01-01

    Background Psychosocial dysfunction is one of schizophrenia’s core features, often leading to a deprecation of independent living and significant failure to maintain a competent quality of life. Cognitive and occupational performance as well as psychosocial functioning is moreover recognized as determinants of treatment response. Therefore, the elaboration of measures regarding social performance besides scales that assess psychopathology is essential. The Personal and Social Performance (PSP) scale has been found to be as much valid as reliable for assessing social functioning in the acute and stable stage of schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to estimate the correlation between the PSP and Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) (convergent validity) in patients with schizophrenia during routine clinical practice. Methods A longitudinal study with a six-month follow-up is presented. Correlation between the PSP scale and the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) was conducted in a Greek sample of 2010 patients with schizophrenia in outpatient setting in two successive visits. PANSS and PSP scales were used for the assessment of psychopathological symptoms and social and personal functioning. Results The PSP subscales scores were well correlated with each other with Spearman correlation coefficients (r) ranging from 0.56 to 0.76 on both visits in three out of the four main areas, whereas in the category of “disturbing and aggressive behavior” the correlations were lower but still significant. Furthermore, total PSP score showed high association to PANSS total score in the first (r?=?-0.59) as well as in the second visit (r?=?-0.50). Regression analysis showed that one point decrease of PANSS’s total score is associated with a 0.42 points increase on the PSP scale. PSP and PANSS scales exhibited high convergent validity. Conclusions The PSP could provide additional valuable information in the assessment of schizophrenia related social functioning and treatment response. PMID:25005616

  1. Examining the Stability of the 7-Item Social Physique Anxiety Scale Using a Test-Retest Method

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    Scott, Lisa A.; Burke, Kevin L.; Joyner, A. Barry; Brand, Jennifer S.

    2004-01-01

    This study examined the stability of the 7-item Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS-7) using a test-retest method. Collegiate, undergraduate (N = 201) students completed two administrations of the SPAS-7, with a 14-day separation between the administrations. The scale was administered either at the beginning or end of the physical activity class.…

  2. The Solaar HIV Prevention Program for Gay and Bisexual Latino Men: Using Social Marketing to Build Capacity for Service Provision and Evaluation

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    Conner, Ross F.; Takahashi, Lois; Ortiz, Eloy; Archuleta, Eduardo; Muniz, Juan; Rodriguez, Julio

    2005-01-01

    Community-researcher partnerships can be powerful mechanisms to understand and effectively address health and social problems such as HIV/AIDS prevention. When the partnership is a positive, productive one, the combined expertise and energy of both parties result in a more effective program and a better evaluation of its effects. This article…

  3. Effect of large-scale social marketing of insecticide-treated nets on child survival in rural Tanzania

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    Joanna RM Armstrong Schellenberg; Salim Abdulla; Rose Nathan; Oscar Mukasa; Tanya J Marchant; Nassor Kikumbih; Adiel K Mushi; Haji Mponda; Happiness Minja; Hassan Mshinda; Marcel Tanner; Christian Lengeler

    2001-01-01

    Summary Background Insecticide-treated nets have proven efficacy as a malaria-control tool in Africa. However, the transition from efficacy to effectiveness cannot be taken for granted. We assessed coverage and the effect on child survival of a large- scale social marketing programme for insecticide-treated nets in two rural districts of southern Tanzania with high perennial malaria transmission. Methods Socially marketed insecticide-treated

  4. Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks

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    Kramer, Adam D. I.; Guillory, Jamie E.; Hancock, Jeffrey T.

    2014-01-01

    Emotional states can be transferred to others via emotional contagion, leading people to experience the same emotions without their awareness. Emotional contagion is well established in laboratory experiments, with people transferring positive and negative emotions to others. Data from a large real-world social network, collected over a 20-y period suggests that longer-lasting moods (e.g., depression, happiness) can be transferred through networks [Fowler JH, Christakis NA (2008) BMJ 337:a2338], although the results are controversial. In an experiment with people who use Facebook, we test whether emotional contagion occurs outside of in-person interaction between individuals by reducing the amount of emotional content in the News Feed. When positive expressions were reduced, people produced fewer positive posts and more negative posts; when negative expressions were reduced, the opposite pattern occurred. These results indicate that emotions expressed by others on Facebook influence our own emotions, constituting experimental evidence for massive-scale contagion via social networks. This work also suggests that, in contrast to prevailing assumptions, in-person interaction and nonverbal cues are not strictly necessary for emotional contagion, and that the observation of others’ positive experiences constitutes a positive experience for people. PMID:24889601

  5. The Challenges of Fitting an Item Response Theory Model to the Social Anhedonia Scale

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    Reise, Steven P.; Horan, William P.; Blanchard, Jack J.

    2011-01-01

    This study explored the application of latent variable measurement models to the Social Anhedonia Scale (SAS; Eckblad, Chapman, Chapman, & Mishlove, 1982), a widely used and influential measure in schizophrenia-related research. Specifically, we applied unidimensional and bifactor item response theory (IRT) models to data from a community sample of young adults (n = 2,227). Ordinal factor analyses revealed that identifying a coherent latent structure in the 40-item SAS data was challenging due to: a) the presence of multiple small content clusters (e.g., doublets), b) modest relations between those clusters which, in turn, implies a general factor of only modest strength, c) items that shared little variance with the majority of items, and d) cross-loadings in bifactor solutions. Consequently, we conclude that SAS responses cannot be modeled accurately by either unidimensional or bifactor IRT models. Although the application of a bifactor model to a reduced 17-item set met with better success, significant psychometric and substantive problems remained. Results highlight the challenges of applying latent variable models to scales there were not originally designed to fit these models. PMID:21516580

  6. Rethinking trait conceptions of social desirability scales: impression management as an expression of honesty-humility.

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    de Vries, Reinout E; Zettler, Ingo; Hilbig, Benjamin E

    2014-06-01

    Numerous researchers have noted that, instead of response sets or styles, most social desirability scales seem to measure personality traits instead. In two studies, we investigated the substantive interpretation of the Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding in terms of the HEXACO model of personality. Because of its focus on honesty and integrity, the Impression Management (IM) scale was hypothesized to be mainly related to HEXACO Honesty-Humility. In the main study among 1,106 students and well-acquainted others (friends, family, or partners), positive self-other agreement correlations were found for both IM (r = .45) and Self-Deceptive Enhancement (SDE; r = .34), supporting a trait conception of IM and SDE. In both self- and other ratings, the most important predictors of SDE were (low) Emotionality, Extraversion, and Conscientiousness. IM was associated with Conscientiousness and Agreeableness, but Honesty-Humility was by far its most important predictor. In a subsample (n = 465), Honesty-Humility and IM were unrelated to GPA. PMID:24072594

  7. Sexual Deception as a Social-Exchange Process: Development of a Behavior-Based Sexual Deception Scale

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    William D. Marelich; Jessica Lundquist; Kimberly Painter; Mindy B. Mechanic

    2008-01-01

    The use of deception in association with sexual encounters may take many forms, ranging from outright lies to more subtle, evasive manipulations. To address such deceptions, a behavior-based sexual deception scale was developed utilizing social exchange theory. Participants were 267 individuals associated with two large universities who were surveyed regarding different aspects of their sexual deceptive behaviors. In addition, items

  8. The Social Physique Anxiety Scale: An Example of the Potential Consequence of Negatively Worded Items in Factorial Validity Studies.

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    Motl, Robert W.; Conroy, David E.; Horan, Patrick M.

    2000-01-01

    Used confirmatory factor analysis to examine whether the two-factor solution to the Social Physique Anxiety Scale (E. Hart, M. Leary, and W. Rejeski, 1989) was meaningful. Results for 4 samples of data for college students, high school students, and athletes (n=1,053) from previous studies support the existence of a single substantive factor…

  9. Validation of the Personal and Social Performance (PSP) Scale in a German sample of acutely ill patients with schizophrenia

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    Georg Juckel; Daniela Schaub; Nina Fuchs; Ute Naumann; Idun Uhl; Henning Witthaus; Ludger Hargarter; Hans-Werner Bierhoff; Martin Brüne

    2008-01-01

    In trying to more broadly define outcome in the efficient long-term treatment of patients with schizophrenia it is necessary to consider not only a reduction in psychopathological symptoms but also a successful psychosocial reintegration. Thus, a more exact assessment of psychosocial functioning is needed. Since the GAF (Global Assessment of Functioning) scale and the SOFAS (Social and Occupational Functioning Assessment

  10. Promoting Leisure Physical Activity Participation among Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Validation of Self-Efficacy and Social Support Scales

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    Peterson, Jana J.; Peterson, N. Andrew; Lowe, John B.; Nothwehr, Faryle K.

    2009-01-01

    Background: Many individuals with intellectual disabilities are not sufficiently active for availing health benefits. Little is known about correlates of physical activity among this population on which to build health promotion interventions. Materials and Methods: We developed scales for measurement of self-efficacy and social support for…

  11. Development and Measurement through Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Young Adult Social Behavior Scale (YASB): An Assessment of Relational Aggression in Adolescence and Young Adulthood

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    Crothers, Laura M.; Schreiber, James B.; Field, Julaine E.; Kolbert, Jered B.

    2009-01-01

    The Young Adult Social Behavior Scale was developed for the purpose of measuring self-reported relational and social aggression and behaviors of interpersonal maturity in adolescents and young adults (the sample included 629 university students; 66% female; 91.6% White). Despite previous research suggesting that relational and social aggression…

  12. Test Review: Constantino, J. N., & Gruber, C. P. (2012). "Social Responsiveness Scale-Second Edition" ("SRS-2"). Torrance, CA: Western Psychological Services

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    Bruni, Teryn P.

    2014-01-01

    This article reviews the Social Responsiveness Scale-Second Edition (SRS-2), a 65-item rating scale measuring deficits in social behavior associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as outlined by the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (4th ed., text rev.; "DSM-IV-TR"; American Psychiatric Association,…

  13. Self-consciousness and social anxiety in youth: the Revised Self-Consciousness Scales for Children.

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    Takishima-Lacasa, Julie Y; Higa-McMillan, Charmaine K; Ebesutani, Chad; Smith, Rita L; Chorpita, Bruce F

    2014-12-01

    Despite the established relationship between self-consciousness (SC) and anxiety and depression in adults, there is a paucity of research examining SC in children and adolescents. We therefore sought to examine the factor structure, reliability, and validity of scores for a revised version of the Self-Consciousness Scales for Children, a measure of SC in youth. The Revised Self-Consciousness Scale for Children (R-SCS-C) was examined in 2 studies using a community sample of children and adolescents. In the 1st study, 1,207 youth (685 girls) ages 7 to 18 completed the R-SCS-C as well as measures of imaginary audience, anxiety, depression, and positive and negative affect. Results of an exploratory factor analysis of the R-SCS-C conducted on a randomly selected subsample (n = 603) supported a 3-factor solution, including the subscales of Public Self-Consciousness, Private Self-Consciousness, and Social Anxiety. A subsequent confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) conducted on the remaining half of the sample (n = 604) revealed that this model fit the data well. Additionally, subsequent multigroup CFAs by gender and age demonstrated good model fit across both gender and younger (ages 7 to 12 years) and older (ages 13 to 18 years) cohorts. In the 2nd study, 245 youth completed the R-SCS-C twice, approximately 2 weeks apart. The R-SCS-C scores in these samples demonstrated acceptable internal consistency, convergent and divergent validity, and test-retest reliability. Implications of these findings and directions for future research are discussed. PMID:25068912

  14. COMPANY ASSET ANALYSIS OF CANDIDATES FOR NOVEL ACCESS PROVISIONING

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    Jan Markendahl; Östen Mäkitalo; Jan Werding

    New ways of increasing cost efficiency and introduction of new services are necessary to promote development of extensive usage of a multitude of high data rate wireless services similar to the Internet. The Novel Access provisioning (NAP) project investigates the possibilities in small scale access and service provisioning as a low cost complement to existing Mobile Networks. New market players

  15. Large-scale brain networks in affective and social neuroscience: towards an integrative functional architecture of the brain.

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    Barrett, Lisa Feldman; Satpute, Ajay Bhaskar

    2013-06-01

    Understanding how a human brain creates a human mind ultimately depends on mapping psychological categories and concepts to physical measurements of neural response. Although it has long been assumed that emotional, social, and cognitive phenomena are realized in the operations of separate brain regions or brain networks, we demonstrate that it is possible to understand the body of neuroimaging evidence using a framework that relies on domain general, distributed structure-function mappings. We review current research in affective and social neuroscience and argue that the emerging science of large-scale intrinsic brain networks provides a coherent framework for a domain-general functional architecture of the human brain. PMID:23352202

  16. Interactional Infrastructure in Rural Communities: Matching Training Needs and Provision

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    Kilpatrick, Sue; Loechel, Barton

    2004-01-01

    This paper reports some of the main lessons learnt from a collaborative project titled "Generating jobs in regional Tasmania: a social capital approach" investigating how two small rural Tasmanian communities could better match local training needs with training provision. The project was conducted within the context of the wider social, economic…

  17. Superimposing various biophysical and social scales in a rapidly changing rural area (SW Niger)

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    Leduc, Christian; Massuel, Sylvain; Favreau, Guillaume; Cappelaere, Bernard; Leblanc, Marc; Bachir, Salifou; Ousmane, Boureïma

    2014-05-01

    In SW Niger, close to Niamey, a detailed hydrological survey has been developed for the last 20 years (international experiments HAPEX-SAHEL and later AMMA), investigating the distribution of water in atmosphere, surface, soil and aquifers. It covers an area of about 10 000 km2, with a series of imbricated scales of instrumentation, in time and space. This dense long term field observation led to many major scientific results. Among them, one of the most original and paradoxical is the continuous rise of the water table, even during the severe droughts of the 1970s and 1980s (about 3 m in the last 30 years). In spite of a large apparent homogeneity of the biophysical environment throughout the region, numerous heterogeneities exist at different scales, complicating the hydrological analysis. On the surface, the hydrological system was, ~6000 years ago, a structured drainage network leading to the Niger River. It was later broken into much smaller elements by aeolian dunes deposited during arid episodes and the study area now appears as a juxtaposition of hundreds of small endorheic catchments (most often 1 to 20 km2) where the surface runoff finally ends in temporary ponds. During most violent rainy events, erosion can be locally very severe and modify durably the size of the catchment and the local hydrology. Conversely, during smaller rainy events, surface runoff may never reach the ponds because it infiltrates in more permeable zones at mid-slope. The actual surface area of the catchment contributing to the surface runoff thus varies considerably with time. Because of their great number, only a few catchments are instrumented and extrapolation of measurements to ungauged catchments is an additional difficulty. Most of water temporarily stored in ponds infiltrates and recharges groundwater. The Continental Terminal (CT) aquifer system is made of three independent layers, of which the upper one (CT3) is only considered here. The CT aquifer systems is a transboundary aquifer that extends far beyond the study area, over about 150 000 km2. It is also heterogeneous. Like surface flows, but at a different scale, groundwater flows are marked by a strong endorheism. For example the Dantiandou closed piezometric depression extends over about approximately 5000 km2. These natural closed depressions are explained only by evapotranspiration uptake, weak in absolute terms (a few mm.a-1) but with a very high impact on hydrodynamics because of poor permeability and porosity. Both density of observations and hydraulic continuity of the CT3 aquifer give a fine idea of groundwater changes in the whole area. Human activities, continuously adapting in this poor rural area, add another complexity to the hydrological diversity in surface and ground water. The replacement of the natural vegetation with millet fields and fallow increased the surface runoff, and consequently water accumulation in temporary pools and then CT3 recharge. In the SE part of the study area, the water table has risen up to outcropping in the lowest valley bottoms. These new permanent ponds reflect groundwater while temporary ponds still reflect surface dynamics. This new component of the hydrological landscape induces several consequences, in physical and human dimensions. Evaporation strongly affects the permanent water and increases its salinity while the natural mineralization of groundwater is very low. The easier access to water resources allows a significant development of local gardening, which modifies the social functioning of villages (e.g. land rights between villages and within a village, diversification of crops and sources of income, new sales channels). Different physically based models (for surface and ground water) were built, with a significant discrepancy between their respective quantification of water flows at the region scale. Extrapolation of surface fluxes from the few instrumented catchments to a much larger mosaic of non-instrumented catchments is only partially compatible with the geochemical and hydrodynamic calculations for the CT3 aquife

  18. Establishing and Scaling-Up Clinical Social Franchise Networks: Lessons Learned From Marie Stopes International and Population Services International.

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    Thurston, Sarah; Chakraborty, Nirali M; Hayes, Brendan; Mackay, Anna; Moon, Pierre

    2015-01-01

    In many low- and middle-income countries, a majority of people seek health care from the private sector. However, fragmentation, poor economies of scale, inadequate financing, political opposition, a bias toward curative services, and weak regulatory and quality control systems pose serious challenges for the private sector. Social franchising addresses a number of these challenges by organizing small, independent health care businesses into quality-assured networks. Global franchisors Marie Stopes International (MSI) and Population Services International (PSI) have rapidly scaled their family planning social franchising programs in recent years, jointly delivering over 10.8 million couple-years of protection (CYPs) in 2014-up 26% from 8.6 million CYPs just 1 year prior. Drawing on experience across MSI's 17 and PSI's 25 social franchise networks across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean, this article documents the organizations' operational approaches, challenges faced, and solutions implemented. The organizations provide intensive capacity building and support for private-sector providers, including clinical training, branding, monitoring quality of franchised services, and commodity support. In addition, franchising programs engage providers and clients through behavior change communication (BCC) and demand generation activities to raise awareness and to attract clients, and they implement initiatives to ensure services are affordable for the lowest-income clients. Social franchise programs offer the private sector a collective platform to better engage government in health policy advocacy and for integrating into new public health care financing and procurement mechanisms. The future of social franchising will require developing approaches to scale-up and sustain the model cost-effectively, selectively integrating other health services into the franchise package, and being responsive to evolving health care financing approaches with the potential to contribute to universal health coverage. PMID:26085017

  19. Establishing and Scaling-Up Clinical Social Franchise Networks: Lessons Learned From Marie Stopes International and Population Services International

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    Thurston, Sarah; Chakraborty, Nirali M; Hayes, Brendan; Mackay, Anna; Moon, Pierre

    2015-01-01

    In many low- and middle-income countries, a majority of people seek health care from the private sector. However, fragmentation, poor economies of scale, inadequate financing, political opposition, a bias toward curative services, and weak regulatory and quality control systems pose serious challenges for the private sector. Social franchising addresses a number of these challenges by organizing small, independent health care businesses into quality-assured networks. Global franchisors Marie Stopes International (MSI) and Population Services International (PSI) have rapidly scaled their family planning social franchising programs in recent years, jointly delivering over 10.8 million couple-years of protection (CYPs) in 2014—up 26% from 8.6 million CYPs just 1 year prior. Drawing on experience across MSI’s 17 and PSI’s 25 social franchise networks across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean, this article documents the organizations’ operational approaches, challenges faced, and solutions implemented. The organizations provide intensive capacity building and support for private-sector providers, including clinical training, branding, monitoring quality of franchised services, and commodity support. In addition, franchising programs engage providers and clients through behavior change communication (BCC) and demand generation activities to raise awareness and to attract clients, and they implement initiatives to ensure services are affordable for the lowest-income clients. Social franchise programs offer the private sector a collective platform to better engage government in health policy advocacy and for integrating into new public health care financing and procurement mechanisms. The future of social franchising will require developing approaches to scale-up and sustain the model cost-effectively, selectively integrating other health services into the franchise package, and being responsive to evolving health care financing approaches with the potential to contribute to universal health coverage. PMID:26085017

  20. Expanding community through ARV provision in Thailand.

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    Lyttleton, C; Beesey, A; Sitthikriengkrai, M

    2007-01-01

    Anti-retrovirals (ARVs) have altered the complexion of HIV/AIDS management in Thailand. In 2005, ARVs were included within a subsidised health scheme making provision widespread. Increased access has been brought about through the legal and political advocacy of the Thai Network for People Living with HIV/AIDS (TNP+) who now play a central role in expanded ARV provision. HIV-infected volunteers help the state deliver comprehensive services and assist with follow-up and adherence programs. Alongside improvements in drug provision, a focus on pharmaceutical treatment has left other issues, such as community support of orphans and the social responses to living with HIV, less central within community responses. As they take on new responsibilities, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) groups move from activities focused on reversing local stigma to constitute a new social movement that is increasingly prominent in Thai civil society. Networks of PLHA confront new social and political challenges as they also seek to broaden access to marginalised groups who remain excluded from these services. Many ethnic minority groups without full Thai citizenship have been denied access to subsidised health services including ARVs. As part of a broadening advocacy profile, the PLHA movement is now engaging in a politics of difference defined not simply by presence or absence of HIV but also by wider issues of national identity and belonging. PMID:17364387

  1. Confirmatory factor analytic structure and measurement invariance of quantitative autistic traits measured by the social responsiveness scale-2.

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    Frazier, Thomas W; Ratliff, Kristin R; Gruber, Chris; Zhang, Yi; Law, Paul A; Constantino, John N

    2014-01-01

    Understanding the factor structure of autistic symptomatology is critical to the discovery and interpretation of causal mechanisms in autism spectrum disorder. We applied confirmatory factor analysis and assessment of measurement invariance to a large (N = 9635) accumulated collection of reports on quantitative autistic traits using the Social Responsiveness Scale, representing a broad diversity of age, severity, and reporter type. A two-factor structure (corresponding to social communication impairment and restricted, repetitive behavior) as elaborated in the updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5) criteria for autism spectrum disorder exhibited acceptable model fit in confirmatory factor analysis. Measurement invariance was appreciable across age, sex, and reporter (self vs other), but somewhat less apparent between clinical and nonclinical populations in this sample comprised of both familial and sporadic autism spectrum disorders. The statistical power afforded by this large sample allowed relative differentiation of three factors among items encompassing social communication impairment (emotion recognition, social avoidance, and interpersonal relatedness) and two factors among items encompassing restricted, repetitive behavior (insistence on sameness and repetitive mannerisms). Cross-trait correlations remained extremely high, that is, on the order of 0.66-0.92. These data clarify domains of statistically significant factoral separation that may relate to partially-but not completely-overlapping biological mechanisms, contributing to variation in human social competency. Given such robust intercorrelations among symptom domains, understanding their co-emergence remains a high priority in conceptualizing common neural mechanisms underlying autistic syndromes. PMID:24019124

  2. Confirmatory Factor Analysis on the Professional Suitability Scale for Social Work Practice

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    Tam, Dora M. Y.; Twigg, Robert C.; Boey, Kam-Wing; Kwok, Siu-Ming

    2013-01-01

    Objective: This article presents a validation study to examine the factor structure of an instrument designed to measure professional suitability for social work practice. Method: Data were collected from registered social workers in a provincial mailed survey. The response rate was 23.2%. After eliminating five cases with multivariate outliers,…

  3. Revalidation of an Evidence-Based Practice Scale for Social Work

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    Mathiesen, Sally G.; Hohman, Melinda

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to revalidate an existing measure of knowledge, attitudes, and use of evidence-based practice (EBP) developed for medical students. Adapted to reflect social work, questionnaires were obtained from undergraduate and graduate social work students ("n"?=?134) and field instructors ("n"?=?50). All 4…

  4. A Large Scale Test of the Effect of Social Class on Prosocial Behavior

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    Korndörfer, Martin; Egloff, Boris; Schmukle, Stefan C.

    2015-01-01

    Does being from a higher social class lead a person to engage in more or less prosocial behavior? Psychological research has recently provided support for a negative effect of social class on prosocial behavior. However, research outside the field of psychology has mainly found evidence for positive or u-shaped relations. In the present research, we therefore thoroughly examined the effect of social class on prosocial behavior. Moreover, we analyzed whether this effect was moderated by the kind of observed prosocial behavior, the observed country, and the measure of social class. Across eight studies with large and representative international samples, we predominantly found positive effects of social class on prosociality: Higher class individuals were more likely to make a charitable donation and contribute a higher percentage of their family income to charity (32,090 ? N ? 3,957; Studies 1–3), were more likely to volunteer (37,136 ?N ? 3,964; Studies 4–6), were more helpful (N = 3,902; Study 7), and were more trusting and trustworthy in an economic game when interacting with a stranger (N = 1,421; Study 8) than lower social class individuals. Although the effects of social class varied somewhat across the kinds of prosocial behavior, countries, and measures of social class, under no condition did we find the negative effect that would have been expected on the basis of previous results reported in the psychological literature. Possible explanations for this divergence and implications are discussed. PMID:26193099

  5. Assessing Individual Social Capital Capacity: The Development and Validation of a Network Accessibility Scale

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    Hatala, John-Paul

    2009-01-01

    Any organization that is able to promote the importance of increased levels of social capital and individuals who can leverage and use the resources that exist within the network may experience higher levels of performance. This study sought to add to our knowledge about individuals' accessing social resources for the purpose of accomplishing…

  6. INFORMATION SECURITY STANDARD Account Rights, Provisioning and De-provisioning

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    Habib, Ayman

    INFORMATION SECURITY STANDARD Account Rights, Provisioning and De-provisioning Classification 2014 #12;Rationale 1 This standard defines account rights (entitlements) as well as defining the rules for provisioning and removal of access. Scope 2 This standard applies to all account objects in the shared

  7. [Measuring subjective social status in health research with a German version of the MacArthur Scale].

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    Hoebel, Jens; Müters, S; Kuntz, B; Lange, C; Lampert, T

    2015-07-01

    In health research, socio-economic status (SES) is traditionally assessed using objective indicators (education, occupation, income). For a couple of years, there has been a growing body of studies that additionally assess the subjective social status (SSS) of respondents, mostly using the MacArthur Scale. The aim of this study was to examine the construct validity of a German-language version of this instrument and to investigate whether SSS is associated with health over and above objective SES. Analyses were based on data from a population-based pilot study carried out within the 'German Health Update' (GEDA) study conducted by the Robert Koch Institute (n?=?1,571; age: 18-79 years). SSS was measured with the MacArthur scale asking respondents to place themselves on a 10-rung "social ladder". The strongest correlations to SSS were found with measures of similar constructs such as a multidimensional index of objective SES, income level, occupational position and educational attainment (r?=?0.32-0.60; p?social support, mental well-being, depressiveness, and body-mass-index (r?=?-?0.29-0.30; p?Scale and indicate that self-perceptions of social disadvantage may have health implications beyond the impact of objective SES. PMID:25986532

  8. Scaling of city attractiveness for foreign visitors through big data of human economical and social media activity

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    Sobolevsky, Stanislav; Belyi, Alexander; Sitko, Izabela; Hawelka, Bartosz; Arias, Juan Murillo; Ratti, Carlo

    2015-01-01

    Scientific studies investigating laws and regularities of human behavior are nowadays increasingly relying on the wealth of widely available digital information produced by human social activity. In this paper we leverage big data created by three different aspects of human activity (i.e., bank card transactions, geotagged photographs and tweets) in Spain for quantifying city attractiveness for the foreign visitors. An important finding of this papers is a strong superlinear scaling of city attractiveness with its population size. The observed scaling exponent stays nearly the same for different ways of defining cities and for different data sources, emphasizing the robustness of our finding. Temporal variation of the scaling exponent is also considered in order to reveal seasonal patterns in the attractiveness

  9. Multi-scale Dynamics in a Massive Online Social Network Xiaohan Zhao

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    Almeroth, Kevin C.

    in the context of today's massive Online Social Networks (OSNs), e.g. Facebook [38], LinkedIn [24], and Renren data to be trade secrets, and have few incentives to make such data available for research. Instead

  10. EarthScope's Education, Outreach, and Communications: Using Social Media from Continental to Global Scales

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    Bohon, W.; Frus, R.; Arrowsmith, R.; Fouch, M. J.; Garnero, E. J.; Semken, S. C.; Taylor, W. L.

    2011-12-01

    Social media has emerged as a popular and effective form of communication among all age groups, with nearly half of Internet users belonging to a social network or using another form of social media on a regular basis. This phenomenon creates an excellent opportunity for earth science organizations to use the wide reach, functionality and informal environment of social media platforms to disseminate important scientific information, create brand recognition, and establish trust with users. Further, social media systems can be utilized for missions of education, outreach, and communicating important timely information (e.g., news agencies are common users). They are eminently scaleable (thus serving from a few to millions of users with no cost and no performance problem), searchable (people are turning to them more frequently as conduits for information), and user friendly (thanks to the massive resources poured into the underlying technology and design, these systems are easy to use and have been widely adopted). They can be used, therefore, to engage the public interactively with the EarthScope facilities, experiments, and discoveries, and continue the cycle of discussions, experiments, analysis and conclusions that typify scientific advancement. The EarthScope National Office (ESNO) is launching an effort to utilize social media to broaden its impact as a conduit between scientists, facilities, educators, and the public. The ESNO will use the opportunities that social media affords to offer high quality science content in a variety of formats that appeal to social media users of various age groups, including blogs (popular with users 18-29), Facebook and Twitter updates (popular with users ages 18-50), email updates (popular with older adults), and video clips (popular with all age groups). We will monitor the number of "fans" and "friends" on social media and networking pages in order to gauge the increase in the percentage of the user population visiting the site. We will also use existing tools available on social media sites to track the relationships between users who visit or "friend" the site to determine how knowledge of the site is transferred amongst various social, educational or geographic groups. Finally, we will use this information to iteratively improve the variety of content and media on the site to increase our user pool, improve EarthScope recognition, and provide appropriate and user-specific Earth science information, especially for time sensitive events of wide interest such as natural disasters.

  11. An LDA-based Community Structure Discovery Approach for Large-Scale Social Networks

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    Haizheng Zhang; Baojun Qiut; C. Lee Giles; Henry C. Foley; John Yen

    2007-01-01

    ó Community discovery has drawn signicant re- search interests among researchers from many disciplines for its increasing application in multiple, disparate areas, including computer science, biology, social science and so on. This paper describes an LDA(latent Dirichlet Allocation)-based hierarchical Bayesian algorithm, namely SSN-LDA(Simple Social Network LDA). In SSN-LDA, communities are modeled as latent variables in the graphical model and dened

  12. Displacement, county social cohesion and depression after a large-scale traumatic event

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    Lê, Félice; Tracy, Melissa; Norris, Fran H.; Galea, Sandro

    2013-01-01

    Background Depression is a common and potentially debilitating consequence of traumatic events. Mass traumatic events cause wide-ranging disruptions to community characteristics, influencing the population risk of depression. In the aftermath of such events, population displacement is common. Stressors associated with displacement may increase risk of depression directly. Indirectly, persons who are displaced may experience erosion in social cohesion, further exacerbating their risk for depression. Methods Using data from a population-based cross-sectional survey of adults living in the 23 southernmost counties of Mississippi (N = 708), we modeled the independent and joint relations of displacement and county-level social cohesion with depression 18–24 months after Hurricane Katrina. Results After adjustment for individual- and county-level sociodemographic characteristics and county-level hurricane exposure, joint exposure to both displacement and low social cohesion was associated with substantially higher log-odds of depression (b = 1.34 [0.86–1.83]). Associations were much weaker for exposure only to low social cohesion (b = 0.28 [?0.35–0.90]) or only to displacement (b = 0.04 [?0.80– 0.88]). The associations were robust to additional adjustment for individually perceived social cohesion and social support. Conclusion Addressing the multiple, simultaneous disruptions that are a hallmark of mass traumatic events is important to identify vulnerable populations and understand the psychological ramifications of these events. PMID:23644724

  13. Social Skills Intervention Planning for Preschoolers: Using the SSiS-Rating Scales to Identify Target Behaviors Valued by Parents and Teachers

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    Frey, Jennifer R.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Kaiser, Ann P.

    2014-01-01

    Teachers' and parents' importance ratings of social behaviors for 95 preschoolers were examined using the "Social Skills Improvement System-Rating Scales" (Gresham & Elliott, 2008). Multivariate analyses were used to examine parents' and teachers' importance ratings at the item and subscale levels. Overall,…

  14. Psychometric Properties of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) in a Longitudinal Study of African Americans with Anxiety Disorders

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    Beard, Courtney; Rodriguez, Benjamin F.; Moitra, Ethan; Sibrava, Nicholas J.; Bjornsson, Andri; Weisberg, Risa B.; Keller, Martin B.

    2011-01-01

    The Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS) is a widely used measure of social anxiety. However, no study has examined the psychometric properties of the LSAS in an African American sample. The current study examined the LSAS characteristics in 97 African Americans diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Overall, the original LSAS subscales showed excellent internal consistency and temporal stability. Similar to previous reports, fear and avoidance subscales were so highly correlated that they yielded redundant information. Confirmatory factor analyses for three previously proposed models failed to demonstrate an excellent fit to our data. However, a four-factor model showed minimally acceptable fit. Overall, the LSAS performed similarly in our African American sample as in previous European American samples. Exploratory factor analyses are warranted to determine whether a better factor structure exists for African Americans. PMID:21501944

  15. Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana - Part 3: Social Sciences and Economics.

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    Wilson, Mark L; Renne, Elisha; Roncoli, Carla; Agyei-Baffour, Peter; Tenkorang, Emmanuel Yamoah

    2015-07-01

    This article is one of three synthesis reports resulting from an integrated assessment (IA) of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana. Given the complexities that involve multiple drivers and diverse disciplines influencing ASGM, an IA framework was used to analyze economic, social, health, and environmental data and to co-develop evidence-based responses in collaboration with pertinent stakeholders. We look at both micro- and macro-economic processes surrounding ASGM, including causes, challenges, and consequences. At the micro-level, social and economic evidence suggests that the principal reasons whereby most people engage in ASGM involve "push" factors aimed at meeting livelihood goals. ASGM provides an important source of income for both proximate and distant communities, representing a means of survival for impoverished farmers as well as an engine for small business growth. However, miners and their families often end up in a "poverty trap" of low productivity and indebtedness, which reduce even further their economic options. At a macro level, Ghana's ASGM activities contribute significantly to the national economy even though they are sometimes operating illegally and at a disadvantage compared to large-scale industrial mining companies. Nevertheless, complex issues of land tenure, social stability, mining regulation and taxation, and environmental degradation undermine the viability and sustainability of ASGM as a livelihood strategy. Although more research is needed to understand these complex relationships, we point to key findings and insights from social science and economics research that can guide policies and actions aimed to address the unique challenges of ASGM in Ghana and elsewhere. PMID:26184277

  16. Exploring links between juvenile offenders and social disorganization at a large map scale: a Bayesian spatial modeling approach

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    Law, Jane; Quick, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    This paper adopts a Bayesian spatial modeling approach to investigate the distribution of young offender residences in York Region, Southern Ontario, Canada, at the census dissemination area level. Few geographic researches have analyzed offender (as opposed to offense) data at a large map scale (i.e., using a relatively small areal unit of analysis) to minimize aggregation effects. Providing context is the social disorganization theory, which hypothesizes that areas with economic deprivation, high population turnover, and high ethnic heterogeneity exhibit social disorganization and are expected to facilitate higher instances of young offenders. Non-spatial and spatial Poisson models indicate that spatial methods are superior to non-spatial models with respect to model fit and that index of ethnic heterogeneity, residential mobility (1 year moving rate), and percentage of residents receiving government transfer payments are, respectively, the most significant explanatory variables related to young offender location. These findings provide overwhelming support for social disorganization theory as it applies to offender location in York Region, Ontario. Targeting areas where prevalence of young offenders could or could not be explained by social disorganization through decomposing the estimated risk map are helpful for dealing with juvenile offenders in the region. Results prompt discussion into geographically targeted police services and young offender placement pertaining to risk of recidivism. We discuss possible reasons for differences and similarities between the previous findings (that analyzed offense data and/or were conducted at a smaller map scale) and our findings, limitations of our study, and practical outcomes of this research from a law enforcement perspective.

  17. Moving from small science to big science: Social and organizational impediments to large scale data sharing

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    Eric T. Meyer

    This paper discusses some of the issues that arise when small scientific projects make the transition to becoming part of larger scientific collaborations, as seen from a social informatics perspective. The data for the paper is drawn from two cases: a systematic study of a humpback whale research project involving federating data about the population and movements of humpbacks in

  18. Evaluation of the Learning to Teach for Social Justice-Beliefs Scale in an Australian Context

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    Ginns, Paul; Loughland, Anthony; Tierney, Robert J.; Fryer, Luke; Amazan, Rose; McCormick, Alexandra

    2015-01-01

    A concern for social justice pervades the espoused curriculum of many pre-service teaching programmes, but the extent to which that curriculum influences the beliefs students hold is an open question. With the goal of developing an instrument suitable for evaluating such beliefs at the degree programme level, the present study analysed responses…

  19. ORIGINAL ARTICLE A system for ranking organizations using social scale analysis

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    Davulcu, Hasan

    Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia e-mail: rochmaniyah@yahoo.com A. Amin State College of Islamic and model-fitting techniques to process the rhetoric found in the web sites of 23 Indonesian Islamic of their radical ide- ology into social, political and religious movements. Crelinste (2002), in his work, states

  20. The Compassion Fatigue Scale: Its Use with Social Workers Following Urban Disaster

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    Adams, Richard E.; Figley, Charles R.; Boscarino, Joseph A.

    2008-01-01

    Objective: The present study has two goals: to assess the difference between secondary trauma and job burnout and to examine the utility of secondary trauma in predicting psychological distress. Method: The data come from a survey of social workers (N = 236) living in New York City 20 months following the September 11 terrorist attacks on the…

  1. Increasing Social Capital and Personal Efficacy through Small-Scale Community Events

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    Molitor, Fred; Rossi, Melissa; Branton, Lisa; Field, Julie

    2011-01-01

    California's voter-approved Children and Families Act of 1998 calls for money collected from tobacco taxes to support services for families with children up to 5 years of age. Sacramento County uses a portion of its allocation for small community grants with the specific intent of building social capital among neighbors and across communities. The…

  2. Social Aspects of Photobooks: Improving Photobook Authoring from Large-Scale Multimedia Analysis

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    Sandhaus, Philipp; Boll, Susanne

    With photo albums we aim to capture personal events such as weddings, vacations, and parties of family and friends. By arranging photo prints, captions and paper souvenirs such as tickets over the pages of a photobook we tell a story to capture and share our memories. The photo memories captured in such a photobook tell us much about the content and the relevance of the photos for the user. The way in which we select photos and arrange them in the photo album reveal a lot about the events, persons and places on the photos: captions describe content, closeness and arrangement of photos express relations between photos and their content and especially about the social relations of the author and the persons present in the album. Nowadays the process of photo album authoring has become digital, photos and texts can be arranged and laid out with the help of authoring tools in a digital photo album which can be printed as a physical photobook. In this chapter we present results of the analysis of a large repository of digitally mastered photobooks to learn about their social aspects. We explore to which degree a social aspect can be identified and how expressive and vivid different classes of photobooks are. The photobooks are anonymized, real world photobooks from customers of our industry partner CeWe Color. The knowledge gained from this social photobook analysis is meant both to better understand how people author their photobooks and to improve the automatic selection of and layout of photobooks.

  3. The Compassion Fatigue Scale: Its Use With Social Workers Following Urban Disaster

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    Richard E. Adams; Charles R. Figley; Joseph A. Boscarino

    2007-01-01

    Objective: The present study has two goals: to assess the difference between secondary trauma and job burnout and to examine the utility of secondary trauma in predicting psychological distress. Method: The data come from a survey of social workers (N = 236) living in New York City 20 months following the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center

  4. Adaptation and Psychometric Properties of the Self-Efficacy/Social Support for Activity for Persons with Intellectual Disability Scale (SE/SS-AID) in a Spanish Sample

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    Cuesta-Vargas, Antonio Ignacio; Paz-Lourido, Berta; Lee, Miyoung; Peterson-Besse, Jana J.

    2013-01-01

    Background: In this study we aimed to develop a Spanish version of the Self-Efficacy/Social Support Scales for Activity for persons with Intellectual Disability (SE/SS-AID). Method: A cross-sectional study was carried out in a sample of 117 individuals with intellectual disability (ID). The SE/SS-AID scales were translated into Spanish and their…

  5. PROMIS Pediatric Peer Relationships Scale: Development of a Peer Relationships Item Bank as Part of Social Health Measurement

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    DeWalt, Darren A.; Thissen, David; Stucky, Brian D.; Langer, Michelle M.; DeWitt, Esi Morgan; Irwin, Debra E.; Lai, Jin-Shei; Yeatts, Karin B.; Gross, Heather E.; Taylor, Olivia; Varni, James W.

    2013-01-01

    Objective This study’s objective was to develop a measure of social health using item response theory as part of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS). Methods After candidate items were generated from review of prior literature, focus groups, expert input, and cognitive interviews, items were administered to youth aged 8–17 as part of the PROMIS pediatric large scale testing. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used to assess dimensionality and to identify instances of local dependence. Items that met the unidimensionality criteria were subsequently calibrated using Samejima’s Graded Response Model. Differential item functioning was examined by gender and age. Results The sample included 3,048 youth who completed the questionnaire (51.8% female, 60% white, and 22.7% with chronic illness). The initial conceptualization of social function and sociability did not yield unidimensional item banks. Rather, factor analysis revealed dimensions contrasting peer relationships and adult relationships. The analysis also identified dimensions formed by responses to positively versus negatively worded items. The resulting 15-item bank measures quality of peer relationships and has strong psychometric characteristics as a full bank or an 8-item short form. Conclusions The PROMIS pediatric peer relationships scale demonstrates good psychometric characteristics and addresses an important aspect of child health. PMID:23772887

  6. Brief Report: Excellent Agreement Between Two Brief Autism Scales (Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Responsiveness Scale) Completed Independently by Parents and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised

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    Michael J. MurraySusan; Susan Dickerson Mayes; Laura A. Smith

    Agreement between the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) and two brief scales completed by parents was 93.1% for\\u000a the Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) and 89.7% for the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) in a sample of adolescents\\u000a with suspected autism spectrum disorders. Our study is consistent with others showing that brief scales like the CASD and\\u000a SRS have strong psychometric

  7. Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Brain-Implants Using Nano-Scale Materials and Techniques

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    Francois Berger; Sjef Gevers; Ludwig Siep; Klaus-Michael Weltring

    2008-01-01

    Nanotechnology is an important platform technology which will add new features like improved biocompatibility, smaller size,\\u000a and more sophisticated electronics to neuro-implants improving their therapeutic potential. Especially in view of possible\\u000a advantages for patients, research and development of nanotechnologically improved neuro implants is a moral obligation. However,\\u000a the development of brain implants by itself touches many ethical, social and legal

  8. Collaboration in Foundation Degree Provision: A Case Study in Kent

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    Thurgate, Claire; MacGregor, Janet

    2008-01-01

    Health and Social Care Foundation Degree (FD HSC) development commenced at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in 2005: the university already had a variety of validated programmes of this design, thus this new provision was able to draw on expertise of proven worth in the local economy. Over the past two years this programme has expanded…

  9. Provision of genetic services in Europe: current practices and issues

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    Béatrice Godard; Helena Kääriäinen; Ulf Kristoffersson; Lisbeth Tranebjaerg; Domenico Coviello; Ségolène Aymé

    2003-01-01

    This paper examines the professional and scientific views on the social, ethical and legal issues that impact on the provision of genetic services in Europe. Many aspects have been considered, such as the definition and the aims of genetic services, their organization, the quality assessment, public education, as well as the partnership with patients support groups and the multicultural aspects.

  10. Provision of urban green spaces: Some insights from economics

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    Johanna Choumert; Julien Salanié

    2008-01-01

    The social demand for urban green spaces (UGSs) is increasing as a result of rapid urbanisation. To ensure the efficiency of public spending, their provision should be based on economic criteria. We highlight a range of issues in UGS policies and provide some economic instruments. UGSs confer costs and benefits that are not always taken into consideration. They lead to

  11. Evaluation of Social Cognitive Scaling Response Options in the Physical Activity Domain

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    Rhodes, Ryan E.; Matheson, Deborah Hunt; Mark, Rachel

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare the reliability, variability, and predictive validity of two common scaling response formats (semantic differential, Likert-type) and two numbers of response options (5-point, 7-point) in the physical activity domain. Constructs of the theory of planned behavior were chosen in this analysis based on its…

  12. Environmental and social impacts of large scale hydroelectric development: who is listening?

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    DM Rosenberg; R. A. Bodaly; P. J. Usher

    1995-01-01

    The most often heard claims in support of large scale hydroelectric development are: (1) hydropower generation is ‘clean’, (2) water flowing freely to the ocean is ‘wasted’, and (3) local residents (usually aboriginals) will benefit from the development. These three claims are critically examined using case histories from Canada and elsewhere in the world. The critique is based mainly on

  13. 45 CFR 233.10 - General provisions regarding coverage and eligibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...eligibility required by the Social Security Act; and ...the Act only where the Social Security Act or its legislative...an independent State welfare policy, and are not...provisions and purposes of the Social Security Act. (iii...the aged, blind, and disabled, except as...

  14. 45 CFR 233.10 - General provisions regarding coverage and eligibility.

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    2013-10-01

    ...eligibility required by the Social Security Act; and ...the Act only where the Social Security Act or its legislative...an independent State welfare policy, and are not...provisions and purposes of the Social Security Act. (iii...the aged, blind, and disabled, except as...

  15. 45 CFR 233.10 - General provisions regarding coverage and eligibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...eligibility required by the Social Security Act; and ...the Act only where the Social Security Act or its legislative...an independent State welfare policy, and are not...provisions and purposes of the Social Security Act. (iii...the aged, blind, and disabled, except as...

  16. 45 CFR 233.10 - General provisions regarding coverage and eligibility.

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    2014-10-01

    ...eligibility required by the Social Security Act; and ...the Act only where the Social Security Act or its legislative...an independent State welfare policy, and are not...provisions and purposes of the Social Security Act. (iii...the aged, blind, and disabled, except as...

  17. Brief Report: Theory of Mind, Relational Reasoning, and Social Responsiveness in Children With and Without Autism: Demonstration of Feasibility for a Larger-Scale Study.

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    Pruett, John R; Kandala, Sridhar; Petersen, Steven E; Povinelli, Daniel J

    2015-07-01

    Understanding the underpinnings of social responsiveness and theory of mind (ToM) will enhance our knowledge of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We hypothesize that higher-order relational reasoning (higher-order RR: reasoning necessitating integration of relationships among multiple variables) is necessary but not sufficient for ToM, and that social responsiveness varies independently of higher-order RR. A pilot experiment tested these hypotheses in n = 17 children, 3-14, with and without ASD. No child failing 2nd-order RR passed a false belief ToM test. Contrary to prediction, Social Responsiveness Scale scores did correlate with 2nd-order RR performance, likely due to sample characteristics. It is feasible to translate this comparative cognition-inspired line of inquiry for full-scale studies of ToM, higher-order RR, and social responsiveness in ASD. PMID:25630898

  18. 42 CFR 457.135 - Assurance of compliance with other provisions.

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    2010-10-01

    ...comply, under title XXI, with the following provisions of titles XIX and XI of the Social Security Act: (a) Section 1902(a)(4)(C) (relating to conflict of interest standards). (b) Paragraphs (2), (16) and (17) of...

  19. 20 CFR 416.1260 - Special resource provision for recipients under a State plan.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 416.1260 Section 416.1260 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED Resources and Exclusions § 416.1260 Special resource provision for...

  20. 20 CFR 416.1260 - Special resource provision for recipients under a State plan.

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    2011-04-01

    ... 416.1260 Section 416.1260 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME FOR THE AGED, BLIND, AND DISABLED Resources and Exclusions § 416.1260 Special resource provision for...

  1. Job Security Provisions and Employment

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    Edward P Lazear

    1990-01-01

    European countries have enacted various job security provisions over the last thirty years. Employers are required to pay workers on separation or to give advance notice of termination. In anything less than a perfectly functioning market, there are effects of the provisions on employment. Incumbents are more likely to retain their jobs, but new workers are less likely to be

  2. 1 CFR 304.1 - General provisions.

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    1 General Provisions 1 2014-01-01 2012-01-01 true General provisions. 304.1 Section 304.1 General Provisions ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS OR INFORMATION Procedures...

  3. 1 CFR 304.1 - General provisions.

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    2012-01-01

    1 General Provisions 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false General provisions. 304.1 Section 304.1 General Provisions ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS OR INFORMATION Procedures...

  4. 1 CFR 304.1 - General provisions.

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    1 General Provisions 1 2013-01-01 2012-01-01 true General provisions. 304.1 Section 304.1 General Provisions ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS OR INFORMATION Procedures...

  5. From Parasite Encounter to Infection: Multiple-Scale Drivers of Parasite Richness in a Wild Social Primate Population

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    Benavides J. A.; Huchard, E.; Pettorelli, N.; King, A. J.; Brown, M. E.; Archer, C. E.; Appleton, C. C.; Raymond, M.; Cowlishaw, G.

    2011-01-01

    Host parasite diversity plays a fundamental role in ecological and evolutionary processes, yet the factors that drive it are still poorly understood. A variety of processes, operating across a range of spatial scales, are likely to influence both the probability of parasite encounter and subsequent infection. Here, we explored eight possible determinants of parasite richness, comprising rainfall and temperature at the population level, ranging behavior and home range productivity at the group level, and age, sex, body condition, and social rank at the individual level. We used a unique dataset describing gastrointestinal parasites in a terrestrial subtropical vertebrate (chacma baboons, Papio ursinus), comprising 662 faecal samples from 86 individuals representing all age-sex classes across two groups over two dry seasons in a desert population. Three mixed models were used to identify the most important factor at each of the three spatial scales (population, group, individual); these were then standardised and combined in a single, global, mixed model. Individual age had the strongest influence on parasite richness, in a convex relationship. Parasite richness was also higher in females and animals in poor condition, albeit at a lower order of magnitude than age. Finally, with a further halving of effect size, parasite richness was positively correlated to day range and temperature. These findings indicate that a range of factors influence host parasite richness through both encounter and infection probabilities, but that individual-level processes may be more important than those at the group or population level.

  6. 7 CFR 4288.131 - Payment provisions.

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    2014-01-01

    ...OF AGRICULTURE PAYMENT PROGRAMS Advanced Biofuel Payment Program General Provisions Payment... Payment provisions. Payments to advanced biofuel producers for eligible advanced biofuel production will be determined in...

  7. Family as Economic Socialization Agent.

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    Rettig, Kathryn Dalbey

    1983-01-01

    The family operates as an economic socialization agent through the provision of (1) economic information networks, (2) grants and exchanges of resources, (3) economic role models, and (4) an environment for the development of individual human resource attributes. (SK)

  8. Evaluation of an Arabic Version of Children's Self-Report Social Skills Scale (CS[superscript 4]) Based on Item Response Theory

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    Hussein, Mohamed Habashy

    2010-01-01

    The present study examined the psychometric properties of the Arabic version of Children's Self-report Social Skills Scale (CS[superscript 4]) using a generalized partial credit model (GPCM). Data from 722 primary school children (401 boys and 321 girls) responses, in Egypt, were analyzed using GPCM. The results indicated that the 21 items are…

  9. Complex Inequalities of Educational Opportunities: A Large-Scale Longitudinal Study on the Relation between Gender, Social Class, Ethnicity, and School Success.

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    Dekkers, Hetty P. J. M.; Bosker, Roel J.; Driessen, Geert W. J. M.

    2000-01-01

    Studied the relationships between gender, social class, ethnicity, and school success using data from a large-scale longitudinal database, the Dutch Secondary Education Students Cohort. Results show that school success is not always predicted by expected additive or multiplicative effects of the different background variables. Discusses…

  10. A social competence scale and symptom checklist for the preschool child: Factor dimensions, their cross-instrument generality, and longitudinal persistence

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    Martin Kohn; Bernice L. Rosman

    1972-01-01

    Developed and tested 2 teacher rating instruments, the Social Competence Scale and the Symptom Checklist. Ss were 407 3-5 yr. old preschool children in public day care centers. Factor analysis showed modest to moderate longitudinal persistence over an 18-mo period within day care (n = 486) and over an 18-mo period from day care to elementary school (n = 323).

  11. The Screening Accuracy of the Parent and Teacher-Reported Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS): Comparison with the 3Di and ADOS

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    Duvekot, Jorieke; van der Ende, Jan; Verhulst, Frank C.; Greaves-Lord, Kirstin

    2015-01-01

    The screening accuracy of the parent and teacher-reported Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) was compared with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) classification according to (1) the Developmental, Dimensional, and Diagnostic Interview (3Di), (2) the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), (3) both the 3Di and ADOS, in 186 children referred to…

  12. A Factor Analytic Study of the Loneliness and Social Dissatisfaction Scale in a Sample of African-American and Hispanic-American Children

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    Bagner, Daniel M.; Storch, Eric A.; Roberti, Jonathan W.

    2004-01-01

    This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Loneliness and Social Dissatisfaction Scale (LSDS) in a sample of African-American and Hispanic-American children. Participants were a non-clinical sample (N = 186) of children ages 11 to 13 in the fifth and sixth grades in a school in the Metropolitan New York area. Confirmatory factor…

  13. Asset allocation for pension provision

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    Reinhard Lahusen

    2002-01-01

    Financial provision for old age is a serious issue. This paper therefore begins by outlining the pension situation in Germany, arriving at the conclusion that, as matters stand at present, none of the three \\

  14. Efficacy and well-being in rural north India: The role of social identification with a large-scale community identity

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    Khan, Sammyh S; Hopkins, Nick; Tewari, Shruti; Srinivasan, Narayanan; Reicher, Stephen David; Ozakinci, Gozde

    2014-01-01

    Identifying with a group can contribute to a sense of well-being. The mechanisms involved are diverse: social identification with a group can impact individuals' beliefs about issues such as their connections with others, the availability of social support, the meaningfulness of existence, and the continuity of their identity. Yet, there seems to be a common theme to these mechanisms: identification with a group encourages the belief that one can cope with the stressors one faces (which is associated with better well-being). Our research investigated the relationship between identification, beliefs about coping, and well-being in a survey (N = 792) administered in rural North India. Using structural equation modelling, we found that social identification as a Hindu had positive and indirect associations with three measures of well-being through the belief that one can cope with everyday stressors. We also found residual associations between participants' social identification as a Hindu and two measures of well-being in which higher identification was associated with poorer well-being. We discuss these findings and their implication for understanding the relationship between social identification (especially with large-scale group memberships) and well-being. We also discuss the application of social psychological theory developed in the urban West to rural north India. © 2014 The Authors. European Journal of Social Psychology published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  15. Development and validation of a short scale to measure how social relationships support the continuous and conscious endeavour to lose weight.

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    Takada, Akemi; Takahashi, Yoshimitsu; Nishimura, Shuzo; Kosugi, Shinji

    2014-09-01

    This paper reports the development of a short scale (ten items) entitled 'Social Relationships to Prevent Obesity' (SRPO), which examines how social relationships support the continuous and conscious endeavour to lose weight. The construct and criterion validity of this scale were ascertained in this study. Factor structure and reliability were examined using data from a randomized controlled trial. A confirmatory factor analysis of the SRPO revealed three relevant factors. The results suggest that the SRPO has both validity and clinical utility and can thus be used as a screening tool in weight-loss interventions and to assess the degree of, and trends in, self-control for weight loss in individuals. The scale can also be used to examine the environmental and self-control problems faced by obese people--factors that should be considered when conducting weight-loss interventions. PMID:24618274

  16. Multicultural counseling self-efficacy scale-racial diversity form: factor structure and test of a social cognitive model.

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    Sheu, Hung-Bin; Rigali-Oiler, Marybeth; Lent, Robert W

    2012-01-01

    This study was conducted to gather evidence on the factor structure and concurrent criterion validity of the multicultural counseling self-efficacy scale-racial diversity form (MCSE-RD; Sheu & Lent, 2007). The MCSE-RD was designed to assess therapists' perceived capabilities in performing culturally relevant in-session behaviors in cross-racial counseling. Participants were 209 students in counseling-related graduate programs in the USA. Confirmatory factor analyses identified a bifactor structure in which responses to MCSE-RD items could be explained by one generic and three multicultural-specific counseling self-efficacy factors. Support was also found for a social cognitive model in which self-efficacy and interests in multicultural counseling mediated the effects of prior cross-racial client contacts and perceptions of multicultural training environments on intent to perform multicultural counseling in the future. Additionally, outcome expectations were predictive of multicultural counseling interests and choice goals. Implications for multicultural training and directions for future research are highlighted. PMID:22574664

  17. Test Review: F. M. Gresham & S. N. Elliott "Social Skills Improvement System Rating Scales." Minneapolis, Minnesota--NCS Pearson, 2008

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    Crosby, James W.

    2011-01-01

    The "Social Skills Improvement System" (SSIS; Gresham & Elliot, 2008) is designed to assist in the screening and classification of students (ages 8 to 18) who are suspected of having significant social skills deficits, and to offer support in the development of interventions for those found to display significant social skills impairments.…

  18. 76 FR 44199 - Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations and Area Risk Protection Insurance Crop Provisions

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    ...Provisions, GRP Corn Crop Provisions, GRP Cotton Crop Provisions, GRP Forage Crop Provisions...Provisions, GRP Corn Crop Provisions, GRP Cotton Crop Provisions, GRP Forage Crop Provisions...the following crops: (1) Corn, (2) Cotton, (3) Forage, (4) Grain...

  19. Scales

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    Murray Gibson

    2007-04-27

    Musical scales involve notes that, sounded simultaneously (chords), sound good together. The result is the left brain meeting the right brain — a Pythagorean interval of overlapping notes. This synergy would suggest less difference between the working of the right brain and the left brain than common wisdom would dictate. The pleasing sound of harmony comes when two notes share a common harmonic, meaning that their frequencies are in simple integer ratios, such as 3/2 (G/C) or 5/4 (E/C).

  20. Challenges in responsible provision of gambling: questions of efficacy, effectiveness and efficiency

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    Nerilee Hing; Jo McKellar

    2004-01-01

    This paper aims to explain why responsible provision of gambling is an important corporate social issue facing many gambling providers by examining its status with reference to three characteristic features of such issues proposed in the corporate social responsibility literature – expectational gaps, impacts and controversy (Wartick and Mahon, 1994). The existence of expectational gaps, impacts and controversy relating to

  1. Measuring social functioning with the personal and social performance scale in patients with acute symptoms of schizophrenia: Interpretation of results of a pooled analysis of three Phase III trials of paliperidone extended-release tablets

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    Donald L. Patrick; Tom Burns; Pierluigi Morosini; Dennis D. Gagnon; Margaret Rothman; Ines Adriaenssen

    2010-01-01

    Background: The safety and efficacy of paliperidone extended-release tablets (paliperidone ER) in patients with acute symptoms of schizophrenia have been described in 3 randomized, double-blind, 6-week, placebo-controlled, fixed-dose, Phase III clinical trials. The validity and reliability of the Personal and Social Performance (PSP) scale, both in patients with acute symptoms of schizophrenia and those with stabilized symptoms, have also been

  2. Development and reliability of a scale of physical-activity related informal social control for parents of Chinese pre-schoolers

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    2014-01-01

    Background Parents’ perceived informal social control, defined as the informal ways residents intervene to create a safe and orderly neighbourhood environment, may influence young children’s physical activity (PA) in the neighbourhood. This study aimed to develop and test the reliability of a scale of PA-related informal social control relevant to Chinese parents/caregivers of pre-schoolers (children aged 3 to 5 years) living in Hong Kong. Methods Nominal Group Technique (NGT), a structured, multi-step brainstorming technique, was conducted with two groups of caregivers (mainly parents; n?=?11) of Hong Kong pre-schoolers in June 2011. Items collected in the NGT sessions and those generated by a panel of experts were used to compile a list of items (n?=?22) for a preliminary version of a questionnaire of informal social control. The newly-developed scale was tested with 20 Chinese-speaking parents/caregivers using cognitive interviews (August 2011). The modified scale, including all 22 original items of which a few were slightly reworded, was subsequently administered on two occasions, a week apart, to 61 Chinese parents/caregivers of Hong Kong pre-schoolers in early 2012. The test-retest reliability and internal consistency of the items and scale were examined using intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC), paired t-tests, relative percentages of shifts in responses to items, and Cronbach’s ? coefficient. Results Thirteen items generated by parents/caregivers and nine items generated by the panel of experts (total 22 items) were included in a first working version of the scale and classified into three subscales: “Personal involvement and general informal supervision”, “Civic engagement for the creation of a better neighbourhood environment” and “Educating and assisting neighbourhood children”. Twenty out of 22 items showed moderate to excellent test-test reliability (ICC range: 0.40-0.81). All three subscales of informal social control showed acceptable levels of internal consistency (Cronbach's ? >0.70). Conclusions A reliable scale examining PA-related informal social control relevant to Chinese parents/caregivers of pre-schoolers living in Hong Kong was developed. Further studies should examine the factorial validity of the scale, its associations with Chinese children’s PA and its appropriateness for other populations of parents of young children. PMID:25030499

  3. The Use of Evidence-Based Practices in the Provision of Social Skills Training for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A National Survey of School Psychologists' Training, Attitudes, and Practices

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    Austin, Jennifer E.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine school psychologists' use of evidence- based practices (EBP), in general, and more specifically in the area of social skills training (SST) for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Study participants, consisting of 498 school psychologists from across the nation, participated in…

  4. Mapping social values for urban green spaces using Public Participation GIS: the influence of spatial scale and implications for landscape planning.

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    Ives, Christopher

    2015-04-01

    Measuring social values for landscapes is an emerging field of research and is critical to the successful management of urban ecosystems. Green open space planning has traditionally relied on rigid standards and metrics without considering the physical requirements of green spaces that are valued for different reasons and by different people. Relating social landscape values to key environmental variables provides a much stronger evidence base for planning landscapes that are both socially desirable and environmentally sustainable. This study spatially quantified residents' values for green space in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia by enabling participants to mark their values for specific open spaces on interactive paper maps. The survey instrument was designed to evaluate the effect of spatial scale by providing maps of residents' local area at both suburb and municipality scales. The importance of open space values differed depending on whether they were indicated via marker dots or reported on in a general aspatial sense. This suggests that certain open space functions were inadequately provided for in the local area (specifically, cultural significance and health/therapeutic value). Additionally, all value types recorded a greater abundance of marker dots at the finer (suburb) scale compared to the coarser (municipality) scale, but this pattern was more pronounced for some values than others (e.g. physical exercise value). Finally, significant relationships were observed between the abundance of value marker dots in parks and their environmental characteristics (e.g. percentage of vegetation). These results have interesting implications when considering the compatibility between different functions of green spaces and how planners can incorporate information about social values with more traditional approaches to green space planning.

  5. GENERAL PROVISIONS COORDINATION OF BENEFITS

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    GENERAL PROVISIONS COORDINATION OF BENEFITS If an insured individual is covered under this plan any other Supplementary Health Insurance Benefit or Dental Plan which provides similar benefits, the amount of benefits payable under this plan for covered expenses will be coordinated and/or reduced so

  6. Worker Knowledge of Pension Provisions

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    Olivia S. Mitchell

    1988-01-01

    This article evaluates the quality of workers' information regarding pension offerings using both administrative records and worker repor ts of pension provisions. Missing and incorrect information is widesp read. Unionized employees, higher income workers, better educated wor kers, and those with seniority are better informed about their pensio ns. There are also demographic differences: minorities have less pens ion knowledge

  7. 78 FR 12129 - Rescission of Social Security Acquiescence Rulings 92-2(6)

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    ...notice of the rescission of Social Security AR 92-2(6...of Disability Programs, Social Security Administration...Appeals that we determine conflicts with our interpretation of a provision of the Social Security Act (the...

  8. TREATMENT Validation of a Scale for Rating the Delivery of PsychoSocial Treatments for Alcohol Dependence and Misuse: The UKATT Process Rating Scale (PRS)

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    Gillian Tober; Wendy Clyne; Olwyn Finnegan; Amanda Farrin; Ian Russell

    Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the development and validation of the UK Alcohol Treatment Trial Process Rating Scale (UKATT PRS), a manual based method for monitoring and rating the delivery of psychosocial treatments of alcohol dependence and misuse. Methods: Following adaptation and further development of a validated rating scale, the ability of the UKATT PRS to

  9. 78 FR 48048 - Student Assistance General Provisions

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    ...EDUCATION 34 CFR Part 668 RIN 1880-AA87 Student Assistance General Provisions AGENCY...SUMMARY: The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations governing participation in the student financial assistance programs...

  10. 40 CFR 89.203 - General provisions.

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    2012-07-01

    ...COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINES Averaging, Banking, and Trading Provisions § 89.203 General provisions. (a) The averaging, banking, and trading programs for NOX . NMHC...eligible to participate in the averaging, banking, and trading program for NOX...

  11. 40 CFR 89.203 - General provisions.

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    2014-07-01

    ...COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINES Averaging, Banking, and Trading Provisions § 89.203 General provisions. (a) The averaging, banking, and trading programs for NOX . NMHC...eligible to participate in the averaging, banking, and trading program for NOX...

  12. 40 CFR 89.203 - General provisions.

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    2013-07-01

    ...COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINES Averaging, Banking, and Trading Provisions § 89.203 General provisions. (a) The averaging, banking, and trading programs for NOX . NMHC...eligible to participate in the averaging, banking, and trading program for NOX...

  13. 28 CFR 512.21 - Copyright provisions.

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    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Copyright provisions. 512.21 Section 512... RESEARCH Research § 512.21 Copyright provisions. (a) An employee of the Bureau may not copyright any work prepared as part of...

  14. 28 CFR 512.21 - Copyright provisions.

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    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Copyright provisions. 512.21 Section 512... RESEARCH Research § 512.21 Copyright provisions. (a) An employee of the Bureau may not copyright any work prepared as part of...

  15. 28 CFR 512.21 - Copyright provisions.

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    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Copyright provisions. 512.21 Section 512... RESEARCH Research § 512.21 Copyright provisions. (a) An employee of the Bureau may not copyright any work prepared as part of...

  16. 28 CFR 512.21 - Copyright provisions.

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    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Copyright provisions. 512.21 Section 512... RESEARCH Research § 512.21 Copyright provisions. (a) An employee of the Bureau may not copyright any work prepared as part of...

  17. 7 CFR 4288.131 - Payment provisions.

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    ...OF AGRICULTURE PAYMENT PROGRAMS Advanced Biofuel Payment Program General Provisions § 4288.131 Payment provisions. Payments to advanced biofuel producers for eligible advanced biofuel production will be determined in...

  18. 22 CFR 1304.1 - General provisions.

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    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 true General provisions. 1304.1 Section 1304.1 Foreign Relations MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT PROCEDURES § 1304.1 General provisions. This part contains...

  19. 7 CFR 1735.60 - Specific provisions.

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    ...PROGRAM Mortgage Controls on Acquisitions and Mergers § 1735.60...provisions concerning mergers and acquisitions: (1) Article II...or to consolidate with or merge into any other corporation...provisions concerning mergers and acquisitions. [54 FR 14626,...

  20. 10 CFR 26.711 - General provisions.

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    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false General provisions. 26.711 Section 26.711 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION FITNESS FOR DUTY PROGRAMS Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements § 26.711 General provisions. (a) Each...

  1. 23 CFR 750.713 - Bonus provisions.

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    ...provisions. 750.713 Section 750.713 Highways FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RIGHT-OF-WAY AND ENVIRONMENT HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION Outdoor Advertising Control § 750.713 Bonus provisions....

  2. 48 CFR 225.7605 - Solicitation provision.

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    2014-10-01

    ...DEFENSE SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS FOREIGN ACQUISITION Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel 225.7605 Solicitation provision...225.7604, use the provision at 252.225-7031, Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel, in all solicitations, including...

  3. 48 CFR 225.7605 - Solicitation provision.

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    ...DEFENSE SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS FOREIGN ACQUISITION Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel 225.7605 Solicitation provision...225.7604, use the provision at 252.225-7031, Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel, in all...

  4. 48 CFR 225.7605 - Solicitation provision.

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    2013-10-01

    ...DEFENSE SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS FOREIGN ACQUISITION Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel 225.7605 Solicitation provision...225.7604, use the provision at 252.225-7031, Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel, in all solicitations, including...

  5. 48 CFR 225.7605 - Solicitation provision.

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    2012-10-01

    ...DEFENSE SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS FOREIGN ACQUISITION Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel 225.7605 Solicitation provision...225.7604, use the provision at 252.225-7031, Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel, in all...

  6. 48 CFR 225.7605 - Solicitation provision.

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    2011-10-01

    ...DEFENSE SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS FOREIGN ACQUISITION Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel 225.7605 Solicitation provision...225.7604, use the provision at 252.225-7031, Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel, in all...

  7. 45 CFR 613.1 - General Provisions.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 2010-10-01 false General Provisions. 613.1 ...Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PRIVACY ACT REGULATIONS § 613.1 General Provisions. This part sets forth the National Science Foundation...

  8. 7 CFR 4280.313 - Grant provisions.

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    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Grant provisions. 4280.313 Section 4280...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS AND GRANTS Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program § 4280.313 Grant provisions. (a) General. The...

  9. 7 CFR 4280.313 - Grant provisions.

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    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Grant provisions. 4280.313 Section 4280...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS AND GRANTS Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program § 4280.313 Grant provisions. (a) General. The...

  10. 7 CFR 4280.313 - Grant provisions.

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    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Grant provisions. 4280.313 Section 4280...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS AND GRANTS Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program § 4280.313 Grant provisions. (a) General. The...

  11. 7 CFR 4280.313 - Grant provisions.

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    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Grant provisions. 4280.313 Section 4280...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS AND GRANTS Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program § 4280.313 Grant provisions. (a) General. The...

  12. 48 CFR 26.304 - Solicitation provision.

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    ...OTHER SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions 26.304 Solicitation provision...the provision at 52.226-2, Historically Black College or University and Minority Institution Representation, in...

  13. 48 CFR 26.304 - Solicitation provision.

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    2013-10-01

    ...OTHER SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions 26.304 Solicitation provision...the provision at 52.226-2, Historically Black College or University and Minority Institution Representation, in...

  14. 48 CFR 26.304 - Solicitation provision.

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    2014-10-01

    ...OTHER SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions 26.304 Solicitation provision...the provision at 52.226-2, Historically Black College or University and Minority Institution Representation, in...

  15. 44 CFR 332.1 - General provisions.

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    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false General provisions. 332.1 Section 332.1 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL...OF THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT OF 1950, AS AMENDED § 332.1 General provisions. (a) Pursuant...

  16. 48 CFR 26.304 - Solicitation provision.

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    2010-10-01

    ...OTHER SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions 26.304 Solicitation provision...the provision at 52.226-2, Historically Black College or University and Minority Institution Representation, in...

  17. 7 CFR 4288.131 - Payment provisions.

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    2013-01-01

    ...OF AGRICULTURE PAYMENT PROGRAMS Advanced Biofuel Payment Program General Provisions § 4288.131 Payment provisions. Payments to advanced biofuel producers for eligible advanced biofuel production will be determined in...

  18. 19 CFR 10.114 - General provisions.

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    2011-04-01

    ...Provisions Instruments and Apparatus for Educational and Scientific Institutions § 10.114 General provisions. The...the entry of instruments and apparatus for educational and scientific institutions are contained in 15 CFR part 301....

  19. 12 CFR 1807.905 - Criminal provisions.

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    2011-01-01

    ...Section 1807.905 Banks and Banking COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FUND, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY CAPITAL MAGNET FUND Terms and Conditions of Assistance § 1807.905 Criminal provisions. The criminal provisions of 18...

  20. 40 CFR 91.203 - General provisions.

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    2013-07-01

    ...Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM MARINE SPARK-IGNITION ENGINES Averaging, Banking, and Trading Provisions § 91.203 General provisions. (a) The...

  1. Performance Impact of Resource Provisioning on Workflows

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    Gurmeet Singh; Carl Kesselman; Ewa Deelman

    Resource provisioning refers to the dedicated use of certain set of resources for executing an application. In this paper, the application workflow is a set of tasks, represented as a directed acyclic graph (DAG). Provisioning can be done statically using advance reservations or using dynamic provisioning mechanisms such as Condor Glidein. A simulation is done using the Maui simulator, workload

  2. Managing Small-Scale Commercial Fisheries for Adaptive Capacity: Insights from Dynamic Social-Ecological Drivers of Change in Monterey Bay

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    Aguilera, Stacy E.; Cole, Jennifer; Finkbeiner, Elena M.; Le Cornu, Elodie; Ban, Natalie C.; Carr, Mark H.; Cinner, Joshua E.; Crowder, Larry B.; Gelcich, Stefan; Hicks, Christina C.; Kittinger, John N.; Martone, Rebecca; Malone, Daniel; Pomeroy, Carrie; Starr, Richard M.; Seram, Sanah; Zuercher, Rachel; Broad, Kenneth

    2015-01-01

    Globally, small-scale fisheries are influenced by dynamic climate, governance, and market drivers, which present social and ecological challenges and opportunities. It is difficult to manage fisheries adaptively for fluctuating drivers, except to allow participants to shift effort among multiple fisheries. Adapting to changing conditions allows small-scale fishery participants to survive economic and environmental disturbances and benefit from optimal conditions. This study explores the relative influence of large-scale drivers on shifts in effort and outcomes among three closely linked fisheries in Monterey Bay since the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act of 1976. In this region, Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax), northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax), and market squid (Loligo opalescens) fisheries comprise a tightly linked system where shifting focus among fisheries is a key element to adaptive capacity and reduced social and ecological vulnerability. Using a cluster analysis of landings, we identify four modes from 1974 to 2012 that are dominated (i.e., a given species accounting for the plurality of landings) by squid, sardine, anchovy, or lack any dominance, and seven points of transition among these periods. This approach enables us to determine which drivers are associated with each mode and each transition. Overall, we show that market and climate drivers are predominantly attributed to dominance transitions. Model selection of external drivers indicates that governance phases, reflected as perceived abundance, dictate long-term outcomes. Our findings suggest that globally, small-scale fishery managers should consider enabling shifts in effort among fisheries and retaining existing flexibility, as adaptive capacity is a critical determinant for social and ecological resilience. PMID:25790464

  3. Towards Autonomic Service Provisioning Systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michele Mazzucco

    2010-01-01

    This paper discusses our experience in building SPIRE, an autonomic system\\u000afor service provision. The architecture consists of a set of hosted Web\\u000aServices subject to QoS constraints, and a certain number of servers used to\\u000arun session-based traffic. Customers pay for having their jobs run, but require\\u000ain turn certain quality guarantees: there are different SLAs specifying charges\\u000afor

  4. Legal Lexicon, Social Labeling, and Juvenile Rehabilitation

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    Feldman, Ronald A.

    1977-01-01

    The only viable approach to the elaboration of an effective juvenile justice system is through the accuratization of social labeling, the corresponding elaboration of a behaviorally discrete legal lexicon, and the provision of appropriate social services based upon precise, valid, and time-limited social labels. (Author)

  5. SOCIAL PLANNING Designing the

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    Redmiles, David F.

    SOCIAL PLANNING Designing the Evolving Artifact In chapter 5 I surveyed some of the modern tools their utopias in books- Plato, Sir Thomas More, Marx. Others sought to realize their plans by social revolution efforts to design on the scale of whole #12;162 Social Planning Social Planning 163 societies. We ask, "If

  6. CONEUR-1155; NO. OF PAGES 12 Please cite this article in press as: Barrett LF, Satpute AB. Large-scale brain networks in affective and social neuroscience: towards an integrative functional architecture of the brain, Curr Opin

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    Barrett, Lisa Feldman

    to distinct brain net- works. Understanding the functions of the human brain in psychological terms requires-scale brain networks in affective and social neuroscience: towards an integrative functional architecture of the brain, Curr Opin Neurobiol (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2012.12.012 Large-scale brain

  7. Integration of the biophysical and social sciences using an indicator approach: Addressing water problems at different scales

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    Caroline A. Sullivan; Jeremy R Meigh

    2007-01-01

    To be operationally sustainable, any system of environmental management needs to be based on a truly holistic assessment of\\u000a all of the relevant factors influencing it. This is of course a daunting task, demanding as it does detailed and reliable\\u000a data, not only from both the physical and social sciences, but also incorporating some representation of that part of knowledge

  8. Social Identity on a National Scale: Optimal Distinctiveness and Young People's Self-Expression Through Musical Preference

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    Dominic Abrams

    2009-01-01

    Optimal distinctiveness theory (ODT) and self-categorization theory hold that association with moderately distinctive, rather than general or unique, social categories should be more central to self-conception. Study 1 analyzes objective and self-report behavioural indicators from a representative sample of 2,624 18—21 year olds. Consistent with ODT, respondents preferring styles of music with intermediate levels, rather than unique or general levels,

  9. Adolescent smokers' provision of tobacco to other adolescents.

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    Wolfson, M; Forster, J L; Claxton, A J; Murray, D M

    1997-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: This study examined adolescent smokers provision of tobacco to other adolescents. METHODS: Data from a survey of 8th-, 9th-, and 10th-grade students in Minnesota were analyzed by using mixed-model logistic regression. RESULTS: More than two thirds (68.8%) of adolescent smokers had provided tobacco to another adolescent in the previous 30 days. Mother's smoking, number of friends who smoke, owning tobacco merchandise, number of cigarettes smoked in the past week, source of last cigarette (commercial), and recent attempt to buy cigarettes were associated with providing. CONCLUSIONS: The social availability of tobacco to youth needs further examination. PMID:9146446

  10. 42 CFR 37.40 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINERS Chest Roentgenographic Examinations Specifications for Performing Chest Roentgenographic Examinations § 37.40 General provisions. (a) The chest roentgenographic examination shall be...

  11. 42 CFR 37.40 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINERS Chest Roentgenographic Examinations Specifications for Performing Chest Roentgenographic Examinations § 37.40 General provisions. (a) The chest roentgenographic examination shall be...

  12. 42 CFR 37.40 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINERS Chest Roentgenographic Examinations Specifications for Performing Chest Roentgenographic Examinations § 37.40 General provisions. (a) The chest roentgenographic examination shall be...

  13. Integrating participatory community mobilization processes to improve dengue prevention: an eco-bio-social scaling up of local success in Machala, Ecuador

    PubMed Central

    Mitchell-Foster, Kendra; Ayala, Efraín Beltrán; Breilh, Jaime; Spiegel, Jerry; Wilches, Ana Arichabala; Leon, Tania Ordóñez; Delgado, Jefferson Adrian

    2015-01-01

    Background This project investigates the effectiveness and feasibility of scaling-up an eco-bio-social approach for implementing an integrated community-based approach for dengue prevention in comparison with existing insecticide-based and emerging biolarvicide-based programs in an endemic setting in Machala, Ecuador. Methods An integrated intervention strategy (IIS) for dengue prevention (an elementary school-based dengue education program, and clean patio and safe container program) was implemented in 10 intervention clusters from November 2012 to November 2013 using a randomized controlled cluster trial design (20 clusters: 10 intervention, 10 control; 100 households per cluster with 1986 total households). Current existing dengue prevention programs served as the control treatment in comparison clusters. Pupa per person index (PPI) is used as the main outcome measure. Particular attention was paid to social mobilization and empowerment with IIS. Results Overall, IIS was successful in reducing PPI levels in intervention communities versus control clusters, with intervention clusters in the six paired clusters that followed the study design experiencing a greater reduction of PPI compared to controls (2.2 OR, 95% CI: 1.2 to 4.7). Analysis of individual cases demonstrates that consideration for contexualizing programs and strategies to local neighborhoods can be very effective in reducing PPI for dengue transmission risk reduction. Conclusions In the rapidly evolving political climate for dengue control in Ecuador, integration of successful social mobilization and empowerment strategies with existing and emerging biolarvicide-based government dengue prevention and control programs is promising in reducing PPI and dengue transmission risk in southern coastal communities like Machala. However, more profound analysis of social determination of health is called for to assess sustainability prospects. PMID:25604763

  14. Agricultural and Social Resiliency of Small-Scale Agriculture to Economic and Climatic Shocks: A Comparison of Subsistence versus Market-Based Agricultural Approaches in Rural Guatemala

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    Malard, J. J.; Melgar-Quiñonez, H.; Pineda, P.; Gálvez, J.; Adamowski, J. F.

    2014-12-01

    Agricultural production is heavily dependent not only on climate but also on markets as well as on the social and community systems managing the agroecosystem. In addition, the ultimate goal of agricultural production, human food security, is also affected not only by net agricultural production but also by similar economic and social factors. These complex feedbacks assume a particular importance in the case of smallholder farms in the tropics, where alternative rural development policies have led to different and contrasting agricultural management systems. Current approaches at comparing such systems generally study their environmental, economic or social components in isolation, potentially missing important interconnections. This research uses a participatory systems dynamics modelling (SDM) framework to compare two small-scale agricultural approaches in rural Guatemala which differ in their social, economic and ecosystem management decisions. The first case study community, in Quiché, has adopted a subsistence-based system that aims to use low levels of outside inputs to produce food for their own consumption, while the second, in Sololá, has opted for market-based agriculture that uses high input levels to obtain marketable crops in order to assure income for the purchase of food and other necessities. Each of these systems has its respective vulnerabilities; while the Sololá community suffers from more environmental degradation issues (soils and pests), the Quiché community, given lower monetary incomes, is more vulnerable to events whose responses require a significant monetary expenditure. Through the SDM approach, we incorporate local stakeholder knowledge of the respective systems, including biophysical and socioeconomic variables, into a joint biophysical and socioeconomic model for each community. These models then allow for the comparison of the resilience of both types of socio-agroecosystems in the face of climatic, economic and biological shocks, as well as for the participatory use of the models as decision support tools for the participatory design of sustainable solutions to the identified vulnerabilities in each system.

  15. 24 CFR 401.309 - PRA term and termination provisions; other provisions.

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    2011-04-01

    ...MORTGAGE AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE RESTRUCTURING PROGRAM (MARK-TO-MARKET) Participating Administrative Entity (PAE) and Portfolio Restructuring Agreement (PRA) § 401.309 PRA term and termination provisions; other provisions. (a)...

  16. 24 CFR 401.309 - PRA term and termination provisions; other provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...MORTGAGE AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE RESTRUCTURING PROGRAM (MARK-TO-MARKET) Participating Administrative Entity (PAE) and Portfolio Restructuring Agreement (PRA) § 401.309 PRA term and termination provisions; other provisions. (a)...

  17. 24 CFR 401.309 - PRA term and termination provisions; other provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...MORTGAGE AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE RESTRUCTURING PROGRAM (MARK-TO-MARKET) Participating Administrative Entity (PAE) and Portfolio Restructuring Agreement (PRA) § 401.309 PRA term and termination provisions; other provisions. (a)...

  18. 24 CFR 401.309 - PRA term and termination provisions; other provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...MORTGAGE AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE RESTRUCTURING PROGRAM (MARK-TO-MARKET) Participating Administrative Entity (PAE) and Portfolio Restructuring Agreement (PRA) § 401.309 PRA term and termination provisions; other provisions. (a)...

  19. 24 CFR 401.309 - PRA term and termination provisions; other provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...MORTGAGE AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE RESTRUCTURING PROGRAM (MARK-TO-MARKET) Participating Administrative Entity (PAE) and Portfolio Restructuring Agreement (PRA) § 401.309 PRA term and termination provisions; other provisions. (a)...

  20. Assessment and application of potential food provisioning services of ecosystems in Three-gorge areas

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tian, Yongzhong; Gao, Yanghua; Zhu, Lifen

    2006-08-01

    The assessment of food provisioning services of ecosystems in Three-gorge areas is helpful for better understanding the function of ecosystems in local human well-beings. In this paper, process-based models are used to assess the potential food provisioning services derived from agriculture ecosystems and grassland ecosystems, a modifying model along with normal woodlands and a set of modifying coefficients is built to assess the potential food from woodland ecosystems. A set of power regression models based on environment factors are built to estimate the potential fish production from water ecosystems. Land cover data stemmed from Landsat TM images, as well as other natural and social-economic data in 1km resolution such as temperature, precipitation, and DEM, are used to support these assessment models. It shows that the four ecosystems in Three-gorge areas can provide 85.98×10 12 calories heat, 2.49 billion kilograms protein and 823.4 million kilograms fat. Human carrying capacity model under the balance nutrition pattern is built in this paper, which results in two key findings: ecosystems in Three-gorge areas can feed 45.92 million people under wealthy living standard which is 1.53 times of the current population, and the sustainable population is from 9.69 to 36.23 million under that living standard. Multi-scale population pressure model is built to calculate the population pressure index in Three-gorge areas. The grain for green pressure index, a multivariate linear weighed model, is used to determine the spatial distribution of farmland fit for grain for green and fit for protecting.

  1. Description of the supplementary subject in Media Studies The framework provisions of the academic regulations

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    and methodologies within the humanities and social science; · skills in using databases of media use. Through hisDescription of the supplementary subject in Media Studies The framework provisions of the academic regulations The academic regulations for the supplementary subject in Media Studies (2007) were prepared

  2. The Role of Non-verbal Communication in Service Provision and Representation

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    M. S. Sommers; D. W. Greeno; D. Boag

    1989-01-01

    A social interaction perspective is presented in order to conceptualise the processes of service provision and representation and the ‘consumer’ evaluations thereof. The role of kinesic behaviour is then explored and an experiment demonstrating these effects on service representation evaluation is reported. High levels of gaze and body movement are found to influence ‘consumers' to act as proposed as well

  3. Vocal and Visual Conspecific Cues Influence the Behavior of Chimney Swifts at Provisioned Habitat

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    Leah Finity; Joseph J. Nocera

    2012-01-01

    Numerous species use socially derived information from conspecifics to evaluate the quality of potential habitat. We examine whether conspecific cues influence Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) behavior at uninhabited provisioned habitat, and whether their response in the pre- and post-breeding seasons differs. We used conspecific playbacks and decoys at 19 towers designed for the swift's nesting in southern Ontario, Canada, and

  4. Employee Consent Form to Allow the University of California to Claim FICA Tax Refund Relating to Provision of Health Care Benefits to Employee's Same-Sex Spouse

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    Jacobs, Lucia

    to Provision of Health Care Benefits to Employee's Same-Sex Spouse Social Security Number of marriage, divorce, etc., enter the name used previously. Address code. Please do not abbreviate the country name. Date of Marriage: ________________State of Marriage

  5. The Perfectionistic Self-Presentation Scale--Junior Form: Psychometric Properties and Association with Social Anxiety in Early Adolescents

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Flett, Gordon L.; Coulter, Lisa-Marie; Hewitt, Paul L.

    2012-01-01

    This study assessed the psychometric characteristics and correlates of the Perfectionistic Self-Presentation Scale--Junior Form (PSPS-JR). The PSPS-JR was designed for use with children and adolescents, but its psychometric properties and applications among early adolescents have not been investigated. The PSPS-JR has three subscales assessing the…

  6. Development, social norms, and assignment to task

    PubMed Central

    Fafchamps, Marcel

    2011-01-01

    Economic development involves a structural transformation in the way people are allocated to tasks. There is a shift from self-provision to market exchange, facilitating specialization. There is also a shift from self-employment to wage employment in large firms and organizations, driven by innovation and increasing returns to scale. Changes in allocation mechanisms require changes in norms and attitudes. Because different labor assignment domains coexist, conflicts arise among norms that apply to different domains, possibly resulting in dysfunctional outcomes. I argue that religion, humanism, and schools have all played an important historical role in fostering the changes in social norms and attitudes that are needed to accompany structural changes in the way economies allocate workers to tasks. PMID:22198757

  7. Activity Scale.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kerpelman, Larry C.; Weiner, Michael J.

    This twenty-four item scale assesses students' actual and desired political-social activism in terms of physical participation, communication activities, and information-gathering activities. About ten minutes are required to complete the instrument. The scale is divided into two subscales. The first twelve items (ACT-A) question respondents on…

  8. Towards Autonomic Service Provisioning Systems

    E-print Network

    Mazzucco, Michele

    2011-01-01

    This paper discusses our experience in building SPIRE, an autonomic system for service provision. The architecture consists of a set of hosted Web Services subject to QoS constraints, and a certain number of servers used to run session-based traffic. Customers pay for having their jobs run, but require in turn certain quality guarantees: there are different SLAs specifying charges for running jobs and penalties for failing to meet promised performance metrics. The system is driven by an utility function, aiming at optimizing the average earned revenue per unit time. Demand and performance statistics are collected, while traffic parameters are estimated in order to make dynamic decisions concerning server allocation and admission control. Different utility functions are introduced and a number of experiments aiming at testing their performance are discussed. Results show that revenues can be dramatically improved by imposing suitable conditions for accepting incoming traffic; the proposed system performs well ...

  9. 40 CFR 440.131 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...CATEGORY General Provisions and Definitions § 440.131 General provisions...conditions have been met. (d) pH adjustment. (1) Where...inability to comply with the pH range of 6 to 9, the permit issuer may allow the pH level in the final...

  10. 31 CFR 345.6 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...provisions. 345.6 Section 345.6 Money and Finance: Treasury ...CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS-R.E.A. SERIES § 345.6 General provisions. (a) Regulations...Certificates of Indebtedness—R.E.A. Series shall be subject to the...

  11. 31 CFR 345.6 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...provisions. 345.6 Section 345.6 Money and Finance: Treasury ...CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS-R.E.A. SERIES § 345.6 General provisions. (a) Regulations...Certificates of Indebtedness—R.E.A. Series shall be subject to the...

  12. 31 CFR 345.6 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...provisions. 345.6 Section 345.6 Money and Finance: Treasury ...CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS-R.E.A. SERIES § 345.6 General provisions. (a) Regulations...Certificates of Indebtedness—R.E.A. Series shall be subject to the...

  13. 31 CFR 345.6 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...provisions. 345.6 Section 345.6 Money and Finance: Treasury ...CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS-R.E.A. SERIES § 345.6 General provisions. (a) Regulations...Certificates of Indebtedness—R.E.A. Series shall be subject to the...

  14. 31 CFR 345.6 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...provisions. 345.6 Section 345.6 Money and Finance: Treasury ...CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS-R.E.A. SERIES § 345.6 General provisions. (a) Regulations...Certificates of Indebtedness—R.E.A. Series shall be subject to the...

  15. 40 CFR 63.501 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

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  16. 40 CFR 63.501 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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  17. 40 CFR 63.1330 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Wastewater provisions. 63.1330 Section 63...Polymers and Resins § 63.1330 Wastewater provisions. (a) Except as specified...through 63.149 refer to a Group 1 wastewater stream or a Group 2 wastewater...

  18. 40 CFR 63.501 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Wastewater provisions. 63.501 Section 63...I Polymers and Resins § 63.501 Wastewater provisions. (a) Except as specified...132 through 63.147 for each process wastewater stream originating at an...

  19. 40 CFR 63.1330 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

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  20. 40 CFR 63.647 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Wastewater provisions. 63.647 Section 63...Petroleum Refineries § 63.647 Wastewater provisions. (a) Except as provided...each owner or operator of a Group 1 wastewater stream shall comply with the...

  1. 40 CFR 63.1330 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Wastewater provisions. 63.1330 Section 63...Polymers and Resins § 63.1330 Wastewater provisions. (a) Except as specified...through 63.149 refer to a Group 1 wastewater stream or a Group 2 wastewater...

  2. 40 CFR 63.647 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Wastewater provisions. 63.647 Section 63...Petroleum Refineries § 63.647 Wastewater provisions. (a) Except as provided...each owner or operator of a Group 1 wastewater stream shall comply with the...

  3. 40 CFR 63.647 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Wastewater provisions. 63.647 Section 63...Petroleum Refineries § 63.647 Wastewater provisions. (a) Except as provided...each owner or operator of a Group 1 wastewater stream shall comply with the...

  4. 40 CFR 63.647 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Wastewater provisions. 63.647 Section 63...Petroleum Refineries § 63.647 Wastewater provisions. (a) Except as provided...each owner or operator of a Group 1 wastewater stream shall comply with the...

  5. 40 CFR 63.1330 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Wastewater provisions. 63.1330 Section 63...Polymers and Resins § 63.1330 Wastewater provisions. (a) Except as specified...through 63.149 refer to a Group 1 wastewater stream or a Group 2 wastewater...

  6. 40 CFR 63.501 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Wastewater provisions. 63.501 Section 63...I Polymers and Resins § 63.501 Wastewater provisions. (a) Except as specified...132 through 63.147 for each process wastewater stream originating at an...

  7. 40 CFR 63.647 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Wastewater provisions. 63.647 Section 63...Petroleum Refineries § 63.647 Wastewater provisions. (a) Except as provided...each owner or operator of a Group 1 wastewater stream shall comply with the...

  8. 40 CFR 63.1330 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2011-07-01 true Wastewater provisions. 63.1330 Section 63...Polymers and Resins § 63.1330 Wastewater provisions. (a) Except as specified...through 63.149 refer to a Group 1 wastewater stream or a Group 2 wastewater...

  9. 40 CFR 63.501 - Wastewater provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Wastewater provisions. 63.501 Section 63...I Polymers and Resins § 63.501 Wastewater provisions. (a) Except as specified...132 through 63.147 for each process wastewater stream originating at an...

  10. The Screening Accuracy of the Parent and Teacher-Reported Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS): Comparison with the 3Di and ADOS.

    PubMed

    Duvekot, Jorieke; van der Ende, Jan; Verhulst, Frank C; Greaves-Lord, Kirstin

    2015-06-01

    The screening accuracy of the parent and teacher-reported Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) was compared with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) classification according to (1) the Developmental, Dimensional, and Diagnostic Interview (3Di), (2) the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), (3) both the 3Di and ADOS, in 186 children referred to six mental health centers. The parent report showed excellent correspondence to an ASD classification according to the 3Di and both the 3Di and ADOS. The teacher report added significantly to the screening accuracy over and above the parent report when compared with the ADOS classification. Findings support the screening utility of the parent-reported SRS among clinically referred children and indicate that different informants may provide unique information relevant for ASD assessment. PMID:25428292

  11. 7 CFR 457.104 - Cotton crop insurance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

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  12. 7 CFR 457.104 - Cotton crop insurance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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  13. 7 CFR 457.142 - Northern potato crop insurance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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  14. 42 CFR 403.250 - Loss ratio calculations: General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

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  15. 48 CFR 1352.102 - Incorporating provisions and clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...referenced solicitation provision or contract clause is contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). FAR provisions and clauses are located at 48 CFR chapter 1 and CAM provisions and clauses are located at 48 CFR chapter...

  16. 9 CFR 145.7 - Specific provisions for participating dealers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Provisions § 145.7 Specific provisions for participating dealers. Dealers in poultry breeding stock, hatching eggs, or baby or started poultry shall comply with all provisions in this part which apply to their...

  17. 9 CFR 145.7 - Specific provisions for participating dealers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Provisions § 145.7 Specific provisions for participating dealers. Dealers in poultry breeding stock, hatching eggs, or baby or started poultry shall comply with all provisions in this part which apply to their...

  18. 9 CFR 145.7 - Specific provisions for participating dealers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Provisions § 145.7 Specific provisions for participating dealers. Dealers in poultry breeding stock, hatching eggs, or baby or started poultry shall comply with all provisions in this part which apply to their...

  19. 20 CFR 655.520 - Special provisions regarding automated vessels.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... Special provisions regarding automated vessels. 655.520 Section 655.520 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING...Activities in U.S. Ports General Provisions § 655.520 Special provisions regarding automated...

  20. 20 CFR 655.520 - Special provisions regarding automated vessels.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... Special provisions regarding automated vessels. 655.520 Section 655.520 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING...Activities in U.S. Ports General Provisions § 655.520 Special provisions regarding automated...

  1. 20 CFR 655.520 - Special provisions regarding automated vessels.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... Special provisions regarding automated vessels. 655.520 Section 655.520 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING...Activities in U.S. Ports General Provisions § 655.520 Special provisions regarding automated...

  2. 20 CFR 655.520 - Special provisions regarding automated vessels.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... Special provisions regarding automated vessels. 655.520 Section 655.520 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING...Activities in U.S. Ports General Provisions § 655.520 Special provisions regarding automated...

  3. 20 CFR 655.520 - Special provisions regarding automated vessels.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Special provisions regarding automated vessels. 655.520 Section 655.520 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING...Activities in U.S. Ports General Provisions § 655.520 Special provisions regarding automated...

  4. 22 CFR 214.21 - Termination and renewal provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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  5. 7 CFR 457.126 - Popcorn crop insurance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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  7. 7 CFR 457.137 - Green pea crop insurance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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  8. 29 CFR 783.20 - Exemptions from the Act's provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

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  9. 5 CFR 317.801 - Retention of SES provisions.

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  14. 7 CFR 457.130 - Macadamia tree crop insurance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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  16. 7 CFR 457.158 - Apple crop insurance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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  1. Advance Network Reservation and Provisioning for Science

    SciTech Connect

    Balman, Mehmet; Chaniotakis, Evangelos; Shoshani, Arie; Sim, Alex

    2009-07-10

    We are witnessing a new era that offers new opportunities to conduct scientific research with the help of recent advancements in computational and storage technologies. Computational intensive science spans multiple scientific domains, such as particle physics, climate modeling, and bio-informatics simulations. These large-scale applications necessitate collaborators to access very large data sets resulting from simulations performed in geographically distributed institutions. Furthermore, often scientific experimental facilities generate massive data sets that need to be transferred to validate the simulation data in remote collaborating sites. A major component needed to support these needs is the communication infrastructure which enables high performance visualization, large volume data analysis, and also provides access to computational resources. In order to provide high-speed on-demand data access between collaborating institutions, national governments support next generation research networks such as Internet 2 and ESnet (Energy Sciences Network). Delivering network-as-a-service that provides predictable performance, efficient resource utilization and better coordination between compute and storage resources is highly desirable. In this paper, we study network provisioning and advanced bandwidth reservation in ESnet for on-demand high performance data transfers. We present a novel approach for path finding in time-dependent transport networks with bandwidth guarantees. We plan to improve the current ESnet advance network reservation system, OSCARS [3], by presenting to the clients, the possible reservation options and alternatives for earliest completion time and shortest transfer duration. The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) provides high bandwidth connections between research laboratories and academic institutions for data sharing and video/voice communication. The ESnet On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System (OSCARS) establishes guaranteed bandwidth of secure virtual circuits at a certain time, for a certain bandwidth and length of time. Though OSCARS operates within the ESnet, it also supplies end-to-end provisioning between multiple autonomous network domains. OSCARS gets reservation requests through a standard web service interface, and conducts a Quality-of-service (QoS) path for bandwidth guarantees. Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and the Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) enable to create a virtual circuit using Label Switched Paths (LSP's). It contains three main components: a reservation manager, a bandwidth scheduler, and a path setup subsystem. The bandwidth scheduler needs to have information about the current and future states of the network topology in order to accomplish end-to-end bandwidth guaranteed paths.

  2. Impact of Social Determinants on Health Care Provision

    E-print Network

    von der Heydt, Rüdiger

    delivery systems · Linda Dunbar ­ Useful population health models · Tak Igusa ­ Ecological and system Principles 5 One: Move to a Population Health Framework: A bridge between Public Health and the Delivery/or health, with care management as the cornerstone of the new delivery system Source: IOM Annual Report

  3. Provision of Social Support to Individuals With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    PubMed Central

    Jason, Leonard A.; Roesner, Nicole; Porter, Nicole; Parenti, Brittany; Mortensen, Jennifer; Till, Lindsay

    2013-01-01

    The present study evaluated a buddy program designed to provide support for individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The intervention involved weekly visits by a student paraprofessional, who helped out with tasks that needed to be done in an effort to reduce some of the taxing demands and responsibilities that participants regularly encountered. This model of rehabilitation focused on avoiding overexertion in persons with CFS, aiming to avoid setbacks and relapses while increasing their tolerance for activity. Participants with CFS were randomly assigned to either a 4-month buddy intervention or a control condition. Posttest results showed that individuals who received a student buddy intervention had significantly greater reductions in fatigue severity and increases in vitality than individuals in the control condition. There were no significant changes between groups for physical functioning and stress. Buddy interventions that help patients with CFS reduce overexertion and possibly remain within their energy envelopes can be thought of as representing a different paradigm than nonpharmacologic interventions that focus only on increasing levels of activity through graded exercise. PMID:19902489

  4. Social Support Provision and Cultural Values in Indonesia and Britain.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goodwin, Robin; Giles, Sophie

    2003-01-01

    Investigated the relationship between support offered (to friends and strangers) and individualism among government workers and teachers in Indonesia and the United Kingdom. Survey data indicated that Indonesian respondents were more wiling to offer support to strangers than their British counterparts. Individualism was a significant predictor of…

  5. Faculty Search The Smith College School for Social Work invites nominations and applications for two

    E-print Network

    Azevedo, Ricardo

    ; expertise in evidence-based practice and program evaluation are of particular interest to educate students for the provision of effective clinical social work services aims to produce generative clinical social workers adept in relationally-based

  6. District Policy and Teachers' Social Networks

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Coburn, Cynthia E.; Russell, Jennifer Lin

    2008-01-01

    Policy makers increasingly include provisions aimed at fostering professional community as part of reform initiatives. Yet little is known about the impact of policy on teachers' professional relations in schools. Drawing theoretically from social capital theory and methodologically from qualitative social network analysis, this article explores…

  7. 48 CFR 327.303 - Solicitation provision and contract clause.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provision and contract clause. 327.303 Section 327...AND COPYRIGHTS Patent Rights Under Government Contracts 327.303 Solicitation provision and contract clause. The Contracting...

  8. 48 CFR 432.206 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 432.206 ...Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Commercial Item...Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. The...

  9. 48 CFR 437.110 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 437.110...System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SPECIAL CATEGORIES...CONTRACTING Service Contracts-General 437.110...Solicitation provisions and contract clauses....

  10. 48 CFR 437.110 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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  11. 48 CFR 432.206 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 432.206 ...Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Commercial Item...Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. The...

  12. 40 CFR 725.80 - General provisions for confidentiality claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

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    2013-07-01

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  14. 40 CFR 725.80 - General provisions for confidentiality claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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  15. 40 CFR 725.80 - General provisions for confidentiality claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

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  16. 40 CFR 725.80 - General provisions for confidentiality claims.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...false General provisions for confidentiality claims. 725.80 Section...PROCESSES FOR MICROORGANISMS Confidentiality and Public Access to Information...80 General provisions for confidentiality claims. (a) A...

  17. Social Entrepreneurship in Religious Congregations’ Efforts to Address Health Needs

    PubMed Central

    Werber, Laura; Mendel, Peter J.; Derose, Kathryn Pitkin

    2013-01-01

    Purpose Examine how religious congregations engage in social entrepreneurship as they strive to meet health-related needs in their communities. Design Multiple case studies. Setting Los Angeles County, California. Participants Purposive sample of 14 congregations representing diverse races-ethnicities (African American, Latino, and white) and faith traditions (Jewish and various Christian). Method Congregations were recruited based on screening data and consultation of a community advisory board. In each congregation, researchers conducted interviews with clergy and lay leaders (n=57); administered a congregational questionnaire; observed health activities, worship services, and neighborhood context; and reviewed archival information. Interviews were analyzed using a qualitative, code-based approach. Results Congregations’ health-related activities tended to be episodic, small in scale, and local in scope. Trust and social capital played important roles in congregations’ health initiatives, providing a safe, confidential environment and leveraging resources from – and for – faith-based and secular organizations in their community networks. Congregations also served as “incubators” for members to engage in social entrepreneurship. Conclusion Although the small scale of congregations’ health initiatives suggest they may not have the capacity to provide the main infrastructure for service provision, congregations can complement the efforts of health and social providers with their unique strengths. Specifically, congregations are distinctive in their ability to identify unmet local needs, and congregations’ position in their communities permit them to network in productive ways. PMID:23875986

  18. Synchronous activation within the default mode network correlates with perceived social support.

    PubMed

    Che, Xianwei; Zhang, Qinglin; Zhao, Jizheng; Wei, Dongtao; Li, Bingbing; Guo, Yanan; Qiu, Jiang; Liu, Yijun

    2014-10-01

    Perceived social support emphasizes subjective feeling of provisions offered by family, friends and significant others. In consideration of the great significance of perceived social support to health outcomes, attempt to reveal the neural substrates of perceived social support will facilitate its application in a series of mental disorders. Perceived social support potentially relies on healthy interpersonal relationships calling for cognitive processes like perspective taking, empathy and theory of mind. Interestingly, functional activations and connectivity within the default mode network (DMN) are extensively involved in these interpersonal skills. As a result, it is proposed that synchronous activities among brain regions within the DMN will correlate with self-report of perceived social support. In the present study, we tried to investigate the associations between coherence among the DMN regions and perceived social support at resting state. A total of 333 (145 men) participants were directed to fulfill the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) after a 484-s functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning without any task. As a result, seed-based functional connectivity and power spectrum analyses revealed that heightened synchronicity among the DMN regions was associated with better performance on perceived social support. Moreover, results in the present study were independent of different methods, structural changes, and general cognitive performance. PMID:25111033

  19. Behavioural variation in 172 small-scale societies indicates that social learning is the main mode of human adaptation.

    PubMed

    Mathew, Sarah; Perreault, Charles

    2015-07-01

    The behavioural variation among human societies is vast and unmatched in the animal world. It is unclear whether this variation is due to variation in the ecological environment or to differences in cultural traditions. Underlying this debate is a more fundamental question: is the richness of humans' behavioural repertoire due to non-cultural mechanisms, such as causal reasoning, inventiveness, reaction norms, trial-and-error learning and evoked culture, or is it due to the population-level dynamics of cultural transmission? Here, we measure the relative contribution of environment and cultural history in explaining the behavioural variation of 172 Native American tribes at the time of European contact. We find that the effect of cultural history is typically larger than that of environment. Behaviours also persist over millennia within cultural lineages. This indicates that human behaviour is not predominantly determined by single-generation adaptive responses, contra theories that emphasize non-cultural mechanisms as determinants of human behaviour. Rather, the main mode of human adaptation is social learning mechanisms that operate over multiple generations. PMID:26085589

  20. Social Policy and American Indians.

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    Hanson, Wynne DuBray; Purcell, Patrick Frances

    The purpose of the monograph is to provide schools of social work and their teachers with a central core of information concerning the policy and provisions of law that affect American Indians. The core information is selective and is presented in seven chapters. The first chapter provides a brief historical overview of the unique relationship…

  1. Consejo Social Consejo Social

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    Escolano, Francisco

    Consejo Social Consejo Social Edificio Rectorado 1ª planta Apartado de Correos 99 E_03080 Alicante del Consejo Social curso 2011/2012 (Publicada 12/03/2013) Publicación de la Memoria del Consejo Social organizada por el Consejo Social de la Universidad de Alicante el 14 de febrero de 2013. Becas Colaboración

  2. Social Graphs Social Graphs

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    Bar-Noy, Amotz

    Algorithms Social Graphs Algorithms #12;Social Graphs Definition I: A social graph contains all. Two vertices with no edge between them are enemies. Definition II: In a social graph with n vertices itself, then the following is a sub-coloring of the graph: Algorithms 6 #12;Statement V Theorem: A social

  3. Social Behavior Assessment of Elementary School Children--Theoretical Rationale for a Peer Rating Scale and its Role in a Longitudinal Study.

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    Feldhusen, John; McDaniel, Ernest D.

    This paper focuses on the theory and rationale of assessing the social behavior of children. It is asserted that child social behavior must be assessed accurately in order to do research on socialization. Socialization is defined as the process by which an individual learns to interact with others. It is proposed that it is possible to design a…

  4. The evolutionary and ecological roots of human social organization

    PubMed Central

    Kaplan, Hillard S.; Hooper, Paul L.; Gurven, Michael

    2009-01-01

    Social organization among human foragers is characterized by a three-generational system of resource provisioning within families, long-term pair-bonding between men and women, high levels of cooperation between kin and non-kin, and relatively egalitarian social relationships. In this paper, we suggest that these core features of human sociality result from the learning- and skill-intensive human foraging niche, which is distinguished by a late age-peak in caloric production, high complementarity between male and female inputs to offspring viability, high gains to cooperation in production and risk-reduction, and a lack of economically defensible resources. We present an explanatory framework for understanding variation in social organization across human societies, highlighting the interactive effects of four key ecological and economic variables: (i) the role of skill in resource production; (ii) the degree of complementarity in male and female inputs into production; (iii) economies of scale in cooperative production and competition; and (iv) the economic defensibility of physical inputs into production. Finally, we apply this framework to understanding variation in social and political organization across foraging, horticulturalist, pastoralist and agriculturalist societies. PMID:19805435

  5. 32 CFR 761.4 - Special provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY ISLANDS UNDER NAVY JURISDICTION NAVAL...AND THE TRUST TERRITORY OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS Introduction § 761.4 Special provisions. (a) Entry into islands in the Kwajalein Atoll...

  6. 7 CFR 1413.111 - Miscellaneous provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COMMODITY INCENTIVE PAYMENT PROGRAMS Durum Wheat Quality Program § 1413.111 Miscellaneous provisions. (a) Other interests. Any payment to any producer...

  7. 40 CFR 141.76 - Recycle provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS Filtration and Disinfection § 141.76 Recycle provisions...All subpart H systems that employ conventional filtration or direct filtration treatment and that recycle spent filter...

  8. 40 CFR 141.76 - Recycle provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS Filtration and Disinfection § 141.76 Recycle provisions...All subpart H systems that employ conventional filtration or direct filtration treatment and that recycle spent filter...

  9. 40 CFR 141.76 - Recycle provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS Filtration and Disinfection § 141.76 Recycle provisions...All subpart H systems that employ conventional filtration or direct filtration treatment and that recycle spent filter...

  10. 40 CFR 141.76 - Recycle provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS Filtration and Disinfection § 141.76 Recycle provisions...All subpart H systems that employ conventional filtration or direct filtration treatment and that recycle spent filter...

  11. 40 CFR 141.76 - Recycle provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS Filtration and Disinfection § 141.76 Recycle provisions...All subpart H systems that employ conventional filtration or direct filtration treatment and that recycle spent filter...

  12. Provisions of the New Voc Ed Amendments

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Vocational Journal, 1976

    1976-01-01

    Listed here in brief form are the provisions concerning vocational education in the Education Amendments of 1976. Amounts authorized through fiscal 1982 are shown in an accompanying table. (Editor/HD)

  13. 9 CFR 82.4 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF ANIMALS (INCLUDING POULTRY) AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS EXOTIC NEWCASTLE DISEASE (END) AND CHLAMYDI-OSIS Exotic Newcastle Disease (END) § 82.4 General provisions. (a) Prohibitions. The following...

  14. 7 CFR 550.50 - Contract provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...the simplified acquisition threshold) awarded by recipients shall include a provision to the effect that the recipient, the REE Agency, the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives, shall have...

  15. 7 CFR 550.50 - Contract provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...the simplified acquisition threshold) awarded by recipients shall include a provision to the effect that the recipient, the REE Agency, the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives, shall have...

  16. 7 CFR 550.50 - Contract provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...the simplified acquisition threshold) awarded by recipients shall include a provision to the effect that the recipient, the REE Agency, the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives, shall have...

  17. 7 CFR 550.50 - Contract provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...the simplified acquisition threshold) awarded by recipients shall include a provision to the effect that the recipient, the REE Agency, the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives, shall have...

  18. 7 CFR 550.50 - Contract provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...the simplified acquisition threshold) awarded by recipients shall include a provision to the effect that the recipient, the REE Agency, the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives, shall have...

  19. 40 CFR 86.449 - Averaging provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Emission Regulations for 1978 and Later New Motorcycles, General Provisions § 86.449 ...certification averaging program. Include only motorcycles certified under this subpart and intended...for which you manufacture or import motorcycles. (d) Calculate your...

  20. 40 CFR 86.449 - Averaging provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Emission Regulations for 1978 and Later New Motorcycles, General Provisions § 86.449 ...certification averaging program. Include only motorcycles certified under this subpart and intended...for which you manufacture or import motorcycles. (d) Calculate your...

  1. 40 CFR 86.449 - Averaging provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Emission Regulations for 1978 and Later New Motorcycles, General Provisions § 86.449 ...certification averaging program. Include only motorcycles certified under this subpart and intended...for which you manufacture or import motorcycles. (d) Calculate your...

  2. 48 CFR 232.7202 - Solicitation provision.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...FINANCING Payment in local currency (Afghanistan) 232.7202 Solicitation provision...Notification of Payment in Local Currency (Afghanistan), in all solicitations, including...commercial items, for performance in...

  3. 8 CFR 1003.101 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...101 Aliens and Nationality EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GENERAL PROVISIONS EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW...chapter. Attorneys employed by the Department of Justice shall be...

  4. 8 CFR 1003.101 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...101 Aliens and Nationality EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GENERAL PROVISIONS EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW...chapter. Attorneys employed by the Department of Justice shall be...

  5. 8 CFR 1003.101 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...101 Aliens and Nationality EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GENERAL PROVISIONS EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW...chapter. Attorneys employed by the Department of Justice shall be...

  6. 8 CFR 1003.101 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...101 Aliens and Nationality EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GENERAL PROVISIONS EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW...chapter. Attorneys employed by the Department of Justice shall be...

  7. 42 CFR 88.2 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES WORLD TRADE CENTER HEALTH PROGRAM § 88.2 General provisions. (a) Designated representative. (1) An applicant,...

  8. 42 CFR 88.2 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES WORLD TRADE CENTER HEALTH PROGRAM § 88.2 General provisions. (a) Designated representative. (1) An applicant,...

  9. 42 CFR 88.2 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES WORLD TRADE CENTER HEALTH PROGRAM § 88.2 General provisions. (a) Designated representative. (1) An applicant,...

  10. 42 CFR 88.2 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

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  11. 40 CFR 61.173 - Compliance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Inorganic Arsenic Emissions From Primary Copper Smelters § 61.173 Compliance provisions... (a) The owner or operator of each copper converter to which § 61.172(b...The owner or operator of each existing copper converter shall install a...

  12. 40 CFR 61.173 - Compliance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

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  13. 40 CFR 61.173 - Compliance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Inorganic Arsenic Emissions From Primary Copper Smelters § 61.173 Compliance provisions... (a) The owner or operator of each copper converter to which § 61.172(b...The owner or operator of each existing copper converter shall install a...

  14. 40 CFR 35.6595 - Contract provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL...following provisions: (1) Nature, scope, and extent of work...under 10 CFR part 420. (2) Patents inventions, and copyrights...pertaining to reporting and patent rights under any...

  15. 40 CFR 60.643 - Compliance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES Standards of Performance for Onshore Natural Gas Processing: SO2 Emissions § 60.643 Compliance provisions. (a)(1) To determine compliance with the...

  16. 40 CFR 60.643 - Compliance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES Standards of Performance for Onshore Natural Gas Processing: SO2 Emissions § 60.643 Compliance provisions. (a)(1) To determine compliance with the...

  17. 24 CFR 81.99 - Additional provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...AND THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION (FREDDIE MAC) Book-Entry Procedures § 81.99 Additional provisions...GSE. (b) Notice of attachment for GSE Securities in Book-entry system. The interest of a debtor in a...

  18. 40 CFR 91.203 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...averaging, banking, or trading. (2) An engine family...averaging, banking, or trading, or a combination thereof...averaging, banking, and trading provisions for a particular model year by 270 days after the model...

  19. 40 CFR 91.203 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...averaging, banking, or trading. (2) An engine family...averaging, banking, or trading, or a combination thereof...averaging, banking, and trading provisions for a particular model year by 270 days after the model...

  20. 21 CFR 640.27 - Emergency provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... ADDITIONAL STANDARDS FOR HUMAN BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS Platelets § 640.27 Emergency provisions. The use of the...has determined that the recipient must be transfused with the platelets from a specific donor, and (b) the...

  1. 21 CFR 640.27 - Emergency provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... ADDITIONAL STANDARDS FOR HUMAN BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS Platelets § 640.27 Emergency provisions. The use of the...has determined that the recipient must be transfused with the platelets from a specific donor, and (b) the...

  2. 21 CFR 640.27 - Emergency provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... ADDITIONAL STANDARDS FOR HUMAN BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS Platelets § 640.27 Emergency provisions. The use of the...has determined that the recipient must be transfused with the platelets from a specific donor, and (b) the...

  3. 21 CFR 640.27 - Emergency provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... ADDITIONAL STANDARDS FOR HUMAN BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS Platelets § 640.27 Emergency provisions. The use of the...has determined that the recipient must be transfused with the platelets from a specific donor, and (b) the...

  4. 42 CFR 37.40 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS OF UNDERGROUND COAL MINERS Chest Roentgenographic Examinations Specifications for Performing Chest Radiographic Examinations § 37.40 General provisions. (a) The chest radiographic examination must be given at a...

  5. 42 CFR 37.40 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...SPECIFICATIONS FOR MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS OF COAL MINERS Chest Radiographic Examinations Specifications for Performing Chest Radiographic Examinations § 37.40 General provisions. (a) The chest radiographic examination must be given at a...

  6. 40 CFR 94.303 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...generation or use of credits in this certification averaging, banking, and trading program. Engines certified to the Blue Sky provisions of § 94.8(f) are not eligible for inclusion in this certification averaging, banking, and trading...

  7. 40 CFR 94.303 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...generation or use of credits in this certification averaging, banking, and trading program. Engines certified to the Blue Sky provisions of § 94.8(f) are not eligible for inclusion in this certification averaging, banking, and trading...

  8. 7 CFR 1413.111 - Miscellaneous provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COMMODITY INCENTIVE PAYMENT PROGRAMS Durum Wheat Quality Program § 1413.111 Miscellaneous provisions. (a) Other interests. Any payment to any producer...

  9. 7 CFR 1413.111 - Miscellaneous provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COMMODITY INCENTIVE PAYMENT PROGRAMS Durum Wheat Quality Program § 1413.111 Miscellaneous provisions. (a) Other interests. Any payment to any producer...

  10. 7 CFR 1413.111 - Miscellaneous provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS COMMODITY INCENTIVE PAYMENT PROGRAMS Durum Wheat Quality Program § 1413.111 Miscellaneous provisions. (a) Other interests. Any payment to any producer...

  11. 15 CFR 301.1 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS FOR EDUCATIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS § 301.1 General provisions...applicable to the duty-free importation of scientific instruments and apparatus by public...on the importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials (Florence...

  12. 50 CFR 71.12 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (CONTINUED) MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES CONSERVATION AREAS HUNTING...following provisions shall apply to public sport fishing on a national fish hatchery area...notices may be amended as needed to meet management responsibilities for the...

  13. 50 CFR 71.12 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (CONTINUED) MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES CONSERVATION AREAS HUNTING...following provisions shall apply to public sport fishing on a national fish hatchery area...notices may be amended as needed to meet management responsibilities for the...

  14. 40 CFR 61.173 - Compliance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS National Emission Standard for Inorganic Arsenic Emissions From Primary Copper Smelters § 61.173 Compliance provisions. (a) The owner or operator of each...

  15. 40 CFR 61.173 - Compliance provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS National Emission Standard for Inorganic Arsenic Emissions From Primary Copper Smelters § 61.173 Compliance provisions. (a) The owner or operator of each...

  16. 40 CFR 80.1625 - Hardship provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...the provisions of this subpart. (a) Extreme hardship circumstances. (1...Unusual circumstances exist that impose extreme hardship and significantly affect the...paragraph (d) of this section. (b) Extreme unforeseen circumstances hardship....

  17. 42 CFR 412.200 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.200 General provisions...1, 1987, hospitals located in Puerto Rico are subject to the rules governing...part apply to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. Except for § 412.60,...

  18. An Examination of the First/Second-Grade Form of the Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance: Factor Structure and Stability by Grade and Gender across Groups of Economically Disadvantaged Children

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    French, Brian F.; Mantzicopoulos, Panayota

    2007-01-01

    We tested the structure of the Pictorial Scale of Competence and Social Acceptance (PSPCSA) across groups of first and second grade children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We used confirmatory factor analysis, including latent mean structures analysis, to test the fit of competing PSPCSA factor models and examined invariance across…

  19. The reorganization of children's social services in England

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carl Purcell; Danny S. L. Chow

    2011-01-01

    Through a case study of a London borough's children's social services department (CSD), this article highlights themes concerning the reorganization of children's social care provision. Reorganizations have been driven in part by tensions between the desire of social work professionals to maintain their autonomous modes of working, versus an increasingly managerialist outlook of more recent government initiatives. The acceptance and

  20. THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK

    E-print Network

    Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.

    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK BSSW PROGRAM SW 481 ­ Senior Field Practice GOALS Provision of education and training that enable students to become generalist social work, and ethics that guide the social work profession are committed to evidence-based practice are grounded

  1. THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK

    E-print Network

    Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.

    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK BSSW PROGRAM Spring 2014 SW 207: Honors Introduction to Social Work Instructor: Angela L. Obear, LCSW Email: aobear@utk.edu Section: Section 001 Phone Goals Provision of education and training that enable students to become generalist social work

  2. THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK

    E-print Network

    Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.

    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK BSSW PROGRAM Spring 2014 SW 200: Introduction to Social Work Instructor: Angela L. Obear, LCSW Email: aobear@utk.edu Section: Section 001 Phone: 517 Goals Provision of education and training that enable students to become generalist social work

  3. THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK

    E-print Network

    Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.

    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK BSSW PROGRAM Spring 2014 SW 467: Honors Goals Provision of education and training that enables students to become generalist social work, and ethics that guide the social work profession; are committed to evidence-based practice; are grounded

  4. SPONTANEOUS SOCIAL ORDERS†

    Microsoft Academic Search

    MILAN ZELENY

    1985-01-01

    As the results of man-engineered experiments with social design, social “revolution”, socialist “architectures”, and other feats of “social engineering”, are crumbling down, they are causing large-scale human suffering through their failures. There is a renewed awareness that self-organizing and spontaneous properties of complex social systems are much too powerful (and much too vulnerable at the same lime) to respond or

  5. Exploiting Social Links for Event Identification in Social Media

    E-print Network

    Yang, Junfeng

    Exploiting Social Links for Event Identification in Social Media Hila Becker , Bai Xiao Columbia documents (e.g., photos, videos) in social media sites. To un- derstand the potential benefits of using in a large-scale Flickr data set. Our pre- liminary experiments, building on baselines that use social media

  6. Social informatics: beyond technology A research project in schools of social work in the European Community

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Harmen Grebel; Jan Steyaert

    1995-01-01

    The authors review the findings of a research project conducted throughout schools of social work in Europe on the level of attention paid to the vocational use of information technology in social work education. Provided is an outline of the research design and an overview of how information technology is being applied in service provision across Europe. The study introduces

  7. Combating Threats to the Quality of Information in Social Systems 

    E-print Network

    Lee, Kyumin

    2013-06-04

    Many large-scale social systems such as Web-based social networks, online social media sites and Web-scale crowdsourcing systems have been growing rapidly, enabling millions of human participants to generate, share and ...

  8. Male share of provisioning is not influenced by actual or apparent loss of paternity in western bluebirds

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Janis L. Dickinson

    2003-01-01

    Approximately 45% of western bluebird (Sialia mexicana) females have some chicks in the nest that are not sired by their social mates. Extrapair fertilizations account for 42% of offspring in these nests and 19% of nestlings overall. I tested the hypothesis that males reduce nestling provisioning when their certainty of paternity or share of paternity is reduced. Capture and detention

  9. Supervisor security provision: correlates and related mechanisms.

    PubMed

    Lavy, Shiri

    2014-06-01

    Attachment security in relationships is associated with several positive outcomes. Recently, researchers have applied attachment theory to employee-supervisor relationships. Two studies examined associations of supervisors' provision of attachment-related security with work-related outcomes and related underlying mechanisms. Participants completed measures of their supervisors' security provisions and of their own job satisfaction, organizational commitment, burnout, and performance. Supervisors' security provisions were associated with positive work-related outcomes, which were mediated by closeness behaviors (Study 1; N = 150, M age = 33.3 yr., SD = 9.6). These associations were also mediated by employees' sense of meaning at work when the supervisor was of the same sex (Study 2; N = 120, M age = 26.5 yr., SD = 5.0). Findings supported attachment-related dynamics in employee-supervisor relationships and suggested psychological mechanisms underlying these effects. PMID:25074301

  10. Social-Emotional Learning Competency (SELC) Scale: Development of an Instrument to Measure School Counselors' Perceptions of Implementation, Impact, Involvement, and Importance of School-Wide Social & Emotional Learning Practices

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bikowsky, Bella A.

    2013-01-01

    Concerns have arisen in the field of education regarding the social-emotional needs of students accompanied by an outcry for more effective discipline procedures in an effort to support not only the academic learning but also the social and emotional learning (SEL) of students. Initially, this study intended to examine the psychometric properties…

  11. Social genetic and social environment effects on parental and helper care in a cooperatively breeding bird.

    PubMed

    Adams, Mark James; Robinson, Matthew R; Mannarelli, Maria-Elena; Hatchwell, Ben J

    2015-07-01

    Phenotypes expressed in a social context are not only a function of the individual, but can also be shaped by the phenotypes of social partners. These social effects may play a major role in the evolution of cooperative breeding if social partners differ in the quality of care they provide and if individual carers adjust their effort in relation to that of other carers. When applying social effects models to wild study systems, it is also important to explore sources of individual plasticity that could masquerade as social effects. We studied offspring provisioning rates of parents and helpers in a wild population of long-tailed tits Aegithalos caudatus using a quantitative genetic framework to identify these social effects and partition them into genetic, permanent environment and current environment components. Controlling for other effects, individuals were consistent in their provisioning effort at a given nest, but adjusted their effort based on who was in their social group, indicating the presence of social effects. However, these social effects differed between years and social contexts, indicating a current environment effect, rather than indicating a genetic or permanent environment effect. While this study reveals the importance of examining environmental and genetic sources of social effects, the framework we present is entirely general, enabling a greater understanding of potentially important social effects within any ecological population. PMID:26063846

  12. Social Networks, Social Media, Social Change

    E-print Network

    Sadeh, Norman M.

    CHAPTER XX Social Networks, Social Media, Social Change Jürgen Pfeffer, Kathleen M. Carley Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, USA jpfeffer@cs.cmu.edu, kathleen.carley@cs.cmu.edu ABSTRACT Social Media. In particular, the Arab Spring 2011 has been heralded as a social media based social transformation

  13. 7 CFR 250.53 - Contract provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...compliance with the requirements in subpart C of 7 CFR part 250 and with the provisions...agreement with the processor required in subpart C of 7 CFR part 250; (9) Assurance...statement that the distributing agency, subdistributing agency, or recipient agency,...

  14. Dynamic Resource Provisioning Condor Week 2012

    E-print Network

    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    small low-cpu-load servers such as Grid gatekeepers, forwarding nodes, small databases, monitoring, etcFermiCloud Dynamic Resource Provisioning Condor Week 2012 Steven Timm timm@fnal.gov Fermilab Grid, P. Mhashilkar, H. Kim Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract No. DE-AC02

  15. Product Safety Provision and Consumers' Information

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephan Marette; Jean-Christophe Bureau; Estelle Gozlan

    2000-01-01

    Economic mechanisms related to the provision of product safety are explored, with particular attention paid to the structure of consumers' information. The case of perfect information, of experience goods (for which consumers detect product safety after consumption) and of credence goods (where consumers cannot link a disease to a particular product consumed in the past) are explored. Imperfect competition is

  16. Structure of Policy Provisioning Information (SPPI)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Seligson; K. Chan; S. Hahn; R. Sahita; A. Smith; F. Reichmeyer

    This document, the Structure of Policy Provisioning Information (SPPI), defines the adapted subset of SNMP's Structure of Management Information (SMI) used to write Policy Information Base (PIB) modules. RFC 2748 defines the COPS protocol, and RFC 2749 describes how the COPS protocol is used to provide for the outsourcing of policy decisions for RSVP. Another usage of the COPS protocol,

  17. University Chaplaincy Provisions: Taking the Religion Out?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hunt, Stephen

    2013-01-01

    Albeit fragmented and largely uncoordinated, there is currently considerable debate regarding the nature and rationale of university chaplaincy provisions in England and Wales. Clearly chaplaincies have repositioned themselves from an exclusively Christian ethical and service-based provider to cater for the challenging demands of a multi-faith…

  18. 7 CFR 1956.57 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...provisions. (a) Application of policies...verification of employment, providing...debt settlement form. (c) Negotiating...a debtor's application. In negotiating...involve legal problems. (i) Settlement...A separate Form FmHA or its...clearly on a single application. Separate...

  19. The Choice Agenda in Disability Housing Provision

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ilan Wiesel; Ruth Fincher

    2009-01-01

    The notion of choice is emerging as fundamental to new approaches to the provision of housing for people with intellectual disabilities. In order to achieve a more coherent and informed understanding of choice as a basis for theory, policy and practice in housing for people with intellectual disabilities, what is necessary is a clearer understanding of the complexities and tensions

  20. 20 CFR 410.234 - Interim provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...FEDERAL COAL MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT OF 1969, TITLE IV-BLACK LUNG BENEFITS (1969- ) Requirements for Entitlement; Duration...reinstated and adjudicated under the provisions of the Black Lung Benefits Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92-303). [37 FR...

  1. 42 CFR 411.50 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Services Covered Under Liability or No-Fault Insurance § 411.50 General provisions...covered by a self-insured plan. No-fault insurance means insurance that pays for medical...payment for services covered under no-fault insurance. Except as provided...

  2. 42 CFR 411.50 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Services Covered Under Liability or No-Fault Insurance § 411.50 General provisions...covered by a self-insured plan. No-fault insurance means insurance that pays for medical...payment for services covered under no-fault insurance. Except as provided...

  3. 42 CFR 411.50 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Services Covered Under Liability or No-Fault Insurance § 411.50 General provisions...covered by a self-insured plan. No-fault insurance means insurance that pays for medical...payment for services covered under no-fault insurance. Except as provided...

  4. 42 CFR 411.50 - General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Services Covered Under Liability or No-Fault Insurance § 411.50 General provisions...covered by a self-insured plan. No-fault insurance means insurance that pays for medical...payment for services covered under no-fault insurance. Except as provided...

  5. 31 CFR 25.400 - Loan provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...MADE BY THE FEDERAL FINANCING BANK AND GUARANTEED BY THE DEFENSE...ASSISTANCE AGENCY Form of Private Loan § 25.400 Loan provisions...schedule and maturity of the Private Loan must be the same as...prepay with the proceeds of the Private Loan. (b)...

  6. 31 CFR 25.400 - Loan provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...MADE BY THE FEDERAL FINANCING BANK AND GUARANTEED BY THE DEFENSE...ASSISTANCE AGENCY Form of Private Loan § 25.400 Loan provisions...schedule and maturity of the Private Loan must be the same as...prepay with the proceeds of the Private Loan. (b)...

  7. 31 CFR 25.400 - Loan provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...MADE BY THE FEDERAL FINANCING BANK AND GUARANTEED BY THE DEFENSE...ASSISTANCE AGENCY Form of Private Loan § 25.400 Loan provisions...schedule and maturity of the Private Loan must be the same as...prepay with the proceeds of the Private Loan. (b)...

  8. 31 CFR 25.400 - Loan provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...MADE BY THE FEDERAL FINANCING BANK AND GUARANTEED BY THE DEFENSE...ASSISTANCE AGENCY Form of Private Loan § 25.400 Loan provisions...schedule and maturity of the Private Loan must be the same as...prepay with the proceeds of the Private Loan. (b)...

  9. 31 CFR 25.400 - Loan provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...MADE BY THE FEDERAL FINANCING BANK AND GUARANTEED BY THE DEFENSE...ASSISTANCE AGENCY Form of Private Loan § 25.400 Loan provisions...schedule and maturity of the Private Loan must be the same as...prepay with the proceeds of the Private Loan. (b)...

  10. Biological Fieldwork Provision in Higher Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maw, Stephen J.; Mauchline, Alice L.; Park, Julian R.

    2011-01-01

    Fieldwork is regarded as an important component of many bioscience degree programmes. QAA benchmarks statements refer explicitly to the importance of fieldwork, although give no indication of amounts of field provision expected. Previous research has highlighted the importance of fieldwork to the learning of both subject-specific and transferable…

  11. 50 CFR 648.206 - Framework provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Management Measures for the Atlantic Herring Fishery § 648.206 Framework provisions...the goals and objectives of the Atlantic Herring FMP, or to address gear conflicts as defined...Council may delegate authority to the Herring Oversight Committee to conduct an...

  12. 50 CFR 648.206 - Framework provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Management Measures for the Atlantic Herring Fishery § 648.206 Framework provisions...the goals and objectives of the Atlantic Herring FMP, or to address gear conflicts as defined...Council may delegate authority to the Herring Oversight Committee to conduct an...

  13. 50 CFR 648.206 - Framework provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Management Measures for the Atlantic Herring Fishery § 648.206 Framework provisions...the goals and objectives of the Atlantic Herring FMP, or to address gear conflicts as defined...Council may delegate authority to the Herring Oversight Committee to conduct an...

  14. 50 CFR 648.206 - Framework provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Management Measures for the Atlantic Herring Fishery § 648.206 Framework provisions...the goals and objectives of the Atlantic Herring FMP, or to address gear conflicts as defined...Council may delegate authority to the Herring Oversight Committee to conduct an...

  15. Block Grants: Federal Data Collection Provisions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.

    This fact sheet compares statutory data collection and reporting provisions of the federal education block grant (chapter 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981) with the nine other block grant programs funded in fiscal year 1986; data on statutory administrative cost limits are also provided. Each grant's legislation was…

  16. Advance Provision of Emergency Contraception for Adolescents

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Adamji, Jehan-Marie; Swartwout, Kathryn

    2010-01-01

    Emergency contraception is most effective at preventing unintended pregnancy when taken as early as possible following unprotected sexual intercourse. Advance provision of this medication supports more timely and effective use. In the midst of rising teen pregnancy rates, current policies often limit access to emergency contraception for…

  17. Modeling Support Provision in Intimate Relationships

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Masumi Iida; Gwendolyn Seidman; Patrick E. Shrout; Kentaro Fujita; Niall Bolger

    2008-01-01

    Whereas supportive interactions are usually studied from the perspective of recipients alone, the authors used a dyadic design to incorporate the perspectives of both provider and recipient. In 2 daily diary studies, the authors modeled provider reports of support provision in intimate dyads over several weeks. The 1st involved couples experiencing daily stressors (n = 79); the 2nd involved couples

  18. HUMAN RESOURCES MANUAL SECTION 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS

    E-print Network

    HUMAN RESOURCES MANUAL SECTION 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS 1 | P a g e S e c t i o n 1 Purpose The purpose of this Human Resources Manual is to: 1. Provide the personnel and payroll policies and procedures, regulations and benefits. 3. Establish requirements and instructions for submission of Human Resources System

  19. How much do money, inconvenience and pollution matter? Analyzing households` demand for large-scale recycling and incineration

    SciTech Connect

    Huhtala, A. [National Inst. of Economic Research, Stockholm (Sweden)] [National Inst. of Economic Research, Stockholm (Sweden)

    1999-01-01

    Dwindling landfill space and environmental problems with old landfills have forced municipalities to search for new methods to handle solid wastes. The contingent valuation method is used to study households` choice between two alternative waste disposal services, large-scale recycling and incineration, which differ in convenience and air pollution effects. The present study seeks to evaluate how intense people`s preferences are in monetary terms. To capture the benefits of waste management, the willingness-to-pay (WTP) estimates and environmental impacts are neglected in evaluating public provision of waste disposal services, choices which are unfavorable from a social point of view may be made.

  20. 75 FR 19939 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-16

    ...provisions of the Monkfish Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program, would grant exemptions from...the subject line ``Comments on Monkfish RSA Harvest EFP.'' Mail: Patricia A...of the envelope ``Comments on Monkfish RSA Harvest and Gillnet Study EFP,...

  1. Reconceiving Social Movements.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Traugott, Mark

    1978-01-01

    When used in combination, the criteria of positive solidarity and anti-institutional orientation can help to refocus the study of social movements towards the analysis of large scale social change outside institutional channels and keep it distinct from the field of collective behavior. (WI)

  2. 48 CFR 17.208 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 17.208 Section 17.208...REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS...17.208 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. (a) Insert a...

  3. 48 CFR 17.208 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 17.208 Section 17.208...REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS...17.208 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. (a) Insert a...

  4. 48 CFR 22.407 - Solicitation provision and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provision and contract clauses. 22.407 Section 22...ACQUISITIONS Labor Standards for Contracts Involving Construction 22.407 Solicitation provision and contract clauses. (a) Insert the...

  5. 48 CFR 22.407 - Solicitation provision and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provision and contract clauses. 22.407 Section 22...ACQUISITIONS Labor Standards for Contracts Involving Construction 22.407 Solicitation provision and contract clauses. (a) Insert the...

  6. 10 CFR 950.13 - Standby Support Contract: General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 2014-01-01 false Standby Support Contract: General provisions. 950.13 Section...CERTAIN NUCLEAR PLANT DELAYS Standby Support Contract Process § 950.13 Standby Support Contract: General provisions. (a)...

  7. 48 CFR 32.206 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 32.206 Section 32.206... GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Commercial Item Purchase...32.206 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. (a) The contract shall...

  8. 48 CFR 1537.110 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 1537.110 Section 1537...CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING Service Contracts-General 1537.110 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. The following clauses...

  9. 48 CFR 1537.110 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 1537.110 Section 1537...CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING Service Contracts-General 1537.110 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. The following clauses...

  10. 48 CFR 32.206 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 32.206 Section 32.206... GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Commercial Item Purchase...32.206 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. (a) The contract shall...

  11. 48 CFR 32.206 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 32.206 Section 32.206... GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Commercial Item Purchase...32.206 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. (a) The contract shall...

  12. 48 CFR 32.206 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 32.206 Section 32.206... GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Commercial Item Purchase...32.206 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. (a) The contract shall...

  13. 10 CFR 950.13 - Standby Support Contract: General provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 2011-01-01 false Standby Support Contract: General provisions. 950.13 Section...CERTAIN NUCLEAR PLANT DELAYS Standby Support Contract Process § 950.13 Standby Support Contract: General provisions. (a)...

  14. 48 CFR 32.206 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 32.206 Section 32.206... GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FINANCING Commercial Item Purchase...32.206 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. (a) The contract shall...

  15. 48 CFR 1537.110 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 1537.110 Section 1537...CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING Service Contracts-General 1537.110 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. The following clauses...

  16. 48 CFR 22.407 - Solicitation provision and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provision and contract clauses. 22.407 Section 22...ACQUISITIONS Labor Standards for Contracts Involving Construction 22.407 Solicitation provision and contract clauses. (a) Insert the...

  17. 48 CFR 1537.110 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... true Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 1537.110 Section 1537...CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING Service Contracts-General 1537.110 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. The following clauses...

  18. 48 CFR 22.407 - Solicitation provision and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provision and contract clauses. 22.407 Section 22...ACQUISITIONS Labor Standards for Contracts Involving Construction 22.407 Solicitation provision and contract clauses. (a) Insert the...

  19. 48 CFR 1537.110 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 1537.110 Section 1537...CONTRACTING SERVICE CONTRACTING Service Contracts-General 1537.110 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. The following clauses...

  20. 48 CFR 17.208 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... false Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 17.208 Section 17.208...REGULATION CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES SPECIAL CONTRACTING METHODS...17.208 Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. (a) Insert a...

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  2. 30 CFR 920.12 - State program provisions disapproved.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MARYLAND § 920.12 State program provisions disapproved. The following provision of the Maryland permanent regulatory program submission is hereby...

  3. 30 CFR 920.12 - State program provisions disapproved.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MARYLAND § 920.12 State program provisions disapproved. The following provision of the Maryland permanent regulatory program submission is hereby...

  4. 30 CFR 920.12 - State program provisions disapproved.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MARYLAND § 920.12 State program provisions disapproved. The following provision of the Maryland permanent regulatory program submission is hereby...

  5. 30 CFR 920.12 - State program provisions disapproved.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MARYLAND § 920.12 State program provisions disapproved. The following provision of the Maryland permanent regulatory program submission is hereby...

  6. 30 CFR 920.12 - State program provisions disapproved.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MARYLAND § 920.12 State program provisions disapproved. The following provision of the Maryland permanent regulatory program submission is hereby...

  7. 49 CFR 172.507 - Special placarding provisions: Highway.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...false Special placarding provisions: Highway. 172.507 Section 172.507 Transportation...507 Special placarding provisions: Highway. (a) Each motor vehicle used to transport a package of highway route controlled quantity Class...

  8. 49 CFR 172.507 - Special placarding provisions: Highway.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...false Special placarding provisions: Highway. 172.507 Section 172.507 Transportation...507 Special placarding provisions: Highway. (a) Each motor vehicle used to transport a package of highway route controlled quantity Class...

  9. 49 CFR 172.507 - Special placarding provisions: Highway.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...false Special placarding provisions: Highway. 172.507 Section 172.507 Transportation...507 Special placarding provisions: Highway. (a) Each motor vehicle used to transport a package of highway route controlled quantity Class...

  10. 49 CFR 172.507 - Special placarding provisions: Highway.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...false Special placarding provisions: Highway. 172.507 Section 172.507 Transportation...507 Special placarding provisions: Highway. (a) Each motor vehicle used to transport a package of highway route controlled quantity Class...

  11. 49 CFR 172.507 - Special placarding provisions: Highway.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...false Special placarding provisions: Highway. 172.507 Section 172.507 Transportation...507 Special placarding provisions: Highway. (a) Each motor vehicle used to transport a package of highway route controlled quantity Class...

  12. 32 CFR 22.515 - Provisions of annual appropriations acts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    32 National Defense 1 2013-07-01...Provisions of annual appropriations acts. 22.515...515 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY...Provisions of annual appropriations acts. An...

  13. 32 CFR 22.515 - Provisions of annual appropriations acts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    32 National Defense 1 2012-07-01...Provisions of annual appropriations acts. 22.515...515 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY...Provisions of annual appropriations acts. An...

  14. 32 CFR 22.515 - Provisions of annual appropriations acts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    32 National Defense 1 2014-07-01...Provisions of annual appropriations acts. 22.515...515 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY...Provisions of annual appropriations acts. An...

  15. 32 CFR 22.515 - Provisions of annual appropriations acts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    32 National Defense 1 2011-07-01...Provisions of annual appropriations acts. 22.515...515 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY...Provisions of annual appropriations acts. An...

  16. 32 CFR 22.515 - Provisions of annual appropriations acts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    32 National Defense 1 2010-07-01...Provisions of annual appropriations acts. 22.515...515 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY...Provisions of annual appropriations acts. An...

  17. 29 CFR 1953.5 - Special provisions for standards changes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...false Special provisions for standards changes. 1953.5 Section 1953.5 Labor...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (CONTINUED) CHANGES TO STATE PLANS § 1953.5 Special provisions for standards changes. (a) Permanent standards....

  18. 46 CFR 183.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false General safety provisions. 183.220 ...VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION General Requirements § 183.220 General safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and...

  19. 46 CFR 183.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false General safety provisions. 183.220 ...VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION General Requirements § 183.220 General safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and...

  20. 46 CFR 183.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false General safety provisions. 183.220 ...VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION General Requirements § 183.220 General safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and...

  1. 46 CFR 183.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false General safety provisions. 183.220 ...VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION General Requirements § 183.220 General safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and...

  2. 46 CFR 183.220 - General safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 false General safety provisions. 183.220 ...VESSELS (UNDER 100 GROSS TONS) ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION General Requirements § 183.220 General safety provisions. (a) Electrical equipment and...

  3. 48 CFR 415.209 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 415.209 Section...Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION...Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. (a)...

  4. 48 CFR 415.209 - Solicitation provisions and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. 415.209 Section...Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION...Solicitation provisions and contract clauses. (a)...

  5. 10 CFR 35.80 - Provision of mobile medical service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Provision of mobile medical service. 35.80 Section 35...Technical Requirements § 35.80 Provision of mobile medical service. (a) A licensee providing mobile medical service shall— (1)...

  6. 48 CFR 1814.201-670 - NASA solicitation provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...insert the provision at 1852.214-70, Caution to Offerors Furnishing Descriptive Literature, in invitations for bids. See FAR 52.214-21, Descriptive Literature. (b) The contracting officer shall insert the provision at...

  7. 29 CFR 5.23 - The statutory provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...ASSISTED CONSTRUCTION (ALSO LABOR STANDARDS PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO NONCONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS SUBJECT TO THE CONTRACT WORK HOURS AND SAFETY STANDARDS ACT) Interpretation of the Fringe Benefits Provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act § 5.23 The...

  8. 26 CFR 1.818-2 - Accounting provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...2011-04-01 false Accounting provisions...818-2 Internal Revenue INTERNAL...other method of accounting permitted by chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue...provisions of the Internal Revenue Code...the method of accounting adopted...

  9. 40 CFR 63.1328 - Heat exchange systems provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Heat exchange systems provisions. 63.1328...IV Polymers and Resins § 63.1328 Heat exchange systems provisions. ...subpart. (h) The compliance date for heat exchange systems subject to the...

  10. 48 CFR 22.407 - Solicitation provision and contract clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Solicitation provision and contract clauses. 22.407 Section...PROGRAMS APPLICATION OF LABOR LAWS TO GOVERNMENT ACQUISITIONS Labor Standards for Contracts Involving Construction...Solicitation provision and contract clauses. (a)...

  11. 29 CFR 1910.19 - Special provisions for air contaminants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Special provisions for air contaminants. 1910.19 Section 1910.19 Labor Regulations...Federal Standards § 1910.19 Special provisions for air contaminants. (a) Asbestos, tremolite, anthophyllite, and...

  12. 12 CFR 1710.30 - Modification of certain provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...OFFICE OF FEDERAL HOUSING ENTERPRISE OVERSIGHT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SAFETY AND SOUNDNESS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Modification of Certain Provisions § 1710.30 Modification of certain provisions. In...

  13. 12 CFR 1710.30 - Modification of certain provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...OFFICE OF FEDERAL HOUSING ENTERPRISE OVERSIGHT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SAFETY AND SOUNDNESS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Modification of Certain Provisions § 1710.30 Modification of certain provisions. In...

  14. 12 CFR 1710.30 - Modification of certain provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...OFFICE OF FEDERAL HOUSING ENTERPRISE OVERSIGHT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SAFETY AND SOUNDNESS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Modification of Certain Provisions § 1710.30 Modification of certain provisions. In...

  15. 12 CFR 1710.30 - Modification of certain provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...OFFICE OF FEDERAL HOUSING ENTERPRISE OVERSIGHT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SAFETY AND SOUNDNESS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE Modification of Certain Provisions § 1710.30 Modification of certain provisions. In...

  16. 46 CFR 298.32 - Required provisions in documentation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false Required provisions in documentation. 298.32 Section 298.32 Shipping...ASSISTANCE OBLIGATION GUARANTEES Documentation § 298.32 Required provisions in documentation. (a) Performance under...

  17. 46 CFR 298.32 - Required provisions in documentation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 false Required provisions in documentation. 298.32 Section 298.32 Shipping...ASSISTANCE OBLIGATION GUARANTEES Documentation § 298.32 Required provisions in documentation. (a) Performance under...

  18. 46 CFR 298.32 - Required provisions in documentation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false Required provisions in documentation. 298.32 Section 298.32 Shipping...ASSISTANCE OBLIGATION GUARANTEES Documentation § 298.32 Required provisions in documentation. (a) Performance under...

  19. 46 CFR 298.32 - Required provisions in documentation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 false Required provisions in documentation. 298.32 Section 298.32 Shipping...ASSISTANCE OBLIGATION GUARANTEES Documentation § 298.32 Required provisions in documentation. (a) Performance under...

  20. 40 CFR 63.148 - Leak inspection provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Leak inspection provisions. 63.148 Section...Operations, and Wastewater § 63.148 Leak inspection provisions. (a) Except...audible, or olfactory indications of leaks. (2) If the vapor collection...

  1. 14 CFR 21.461 - Equivalent safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...PRODUCTS AND PARTS Designated Alteration Station Authorization Procedures § 21.461 Equivalent safety provisions. The DAS shall obtain the Administrator's concurrence on the application of all equivalent safety provisions applied under §...

  2. 14 CFR 21.461 - Equivalent safety provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...PRODUCTS AND PARTS Designated Alteration Station Authorization Procedures § 21.461 Equivalent safety provisions. The DAS shall obtain the Administrator's concurrence on the application of all equivalent safety provisions applied under §...

  3. 49 CFR 172.336 - Identification numbers; special provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Identification numbers; special provisions. 172...SECURITY PLANS Marking § 172.336 Identification numbers; special provisions. ...required or prohibited by this subpart, identification numbers may be displayed on a...

  4. 40 CFR 63.628 - Applicability of general provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES (CONTINUED) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Phosphate Fertilizers Production Plants § 63.628 Applicability of general provisions. The requirements of the general provisions in...

  5. 40 CFR 63.628 - Applicability of general provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES (CONTINUED) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Phosphate Fertilizers Production Plants § 63.628 Applicability of general provisions. The requirements of the general provisions in...

  6. 40 CFR 63.628 - Applicability of general provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES (CONTINUED) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Phosphate Fertilizers Production Plants § 63.628 Applicability of general provisions. The requirements of the general provisions in...

  7. 40 CFR 63.628 - Applicability of general provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES (CONTINUED) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Phosphate Fertilizers Production Plants § 63.628 Applicability of general provisions. The requirements of the general provisions in...

  8. 40 CFR 63.493 - Back-end process provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Back-end process provisions. 63.493 ...Pollutant Emissions: Group I Polymers and Resins § 63.493 Back-end process provisions. Owners...in a gas-phased reaction process are not subject...

  9. 42 CFR 136.340 - Provision of continuing education allowances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Provision of continuing education allowances. 136...136.340 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH...HEALTH Indian Health Care Improvement...J-5-Continuing Education Allowances § 136...Provision of continuing education allowances. ...dentists and other health...

  10. 42 CFR 136.340 - Provision of continuing education allowances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Provision of continuing education allowances. 136...136.340 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH...HEALTH Indian Health Care Improvement...J-5-Continuing Education Allowances § 136...Provision of continuing education allowances. ...dentists and other health...

  11. 42 CFR 136.340 - Provision of continuing education allowances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Provision of continuing education allowances. 136...136.340 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH...HEALTH Indian Health Care Improvement...J-5-Continuing Education Allowances § 136...Provision of continuing education allowances. ...dentists and other health...

  12. 42 CFR 136.340 - Provision of continuing education allowances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Provision of continuing education allowances. 136...136.340 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH...HEALTH Indian Health Care Improvement...J-5-Continuing Education Allowances § 136...Provision of continuing education allowances. ...dentists and other health...

  13. 42 CFR 136.340 - Provision of continuing education allowances.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Provision of continuing education allowances. 136...136.340 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH...HEALTH Indian Health Care Improvement...J-5-Continuing Education Allowances § 136...Provision of continuing education allowances. ...dentists and other health...

  14. 40 CFR 76.3 - General Acid Rain Program provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 2010-07-01 false General Acid Rain Program provisions. 76.3 Section... AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) ACID RAIN NITROGEN OXIDES EMISSION REDUCTION PROGRAM § 76.3 General Acid Rain Program provisions. The...

  15. 40 CFR 76.3 - General Acid Rain Program provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 2011-07-01 false General Acid Rain Program provisions. 76.3 Section... AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) ACID RAIN NITROGEN OXIDES EMISSION REDUCTION PROGRAM § 76.3 General Acid Rain Program provisions. The...

  16. 40 CFR 76.3 - General Acid Rain Program provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 2013-07-01 false General Acid Rain Program provisions. 76.3 Section... AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) ACID RAIN NITROGEN OXIDES EMISSION REDUCTION PROGRAM § 76.3 General Acid Rain Program provisions. The...

  17. 40 CFR 76.3 - General Acid Rain Program provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 2012-07-01 false General Acid Rain Program provisions. 76.3 Section... AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) ACID RAIN NITROGEN OXIDES EMISSION REDUCTION PROGRAM § 76.3 General Acid Rain Program provisions. The...

  18. 40 CFR 76.3 - General Acid Rain Program provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 2014-07-01 false General Acid Rain Program provisions. 76.3 Section... AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) ACID RAIN NITROGEN OXIDES EMISSION REDUCTION PROGRAM § 76.3 General Acid Rain Program provisions. The...

  19. 40 CFR 63.1408 - Aggregate batch vent stream provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 2010-07-01 true Aggregate batch vent stream provisions...AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL...Phenolic Resins § 63.1408 Aggregate batch vent stream provisions... Owners or operators of aggregate batch vent streams...

  20. 7 CFR 3016.60 - Special procurement provisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 false Special procurement provisions. 3016...AGREEMENTS TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Entitlement § 3016.60 Special procurement provisions. (a...States conducting procurements under grants or...