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2009 - ATE Annual Meeting Pages: 3 pages || Words: 770 words || 
1. Penner-Williams, Janet. and Pijanowski, Kimberly. "Teacher Candidate Predictors for Success: Praxis 1 as a predictor for Praxis 3 licensure" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ATE Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, TX, Feb 15, 2009 Online <PDF>. 2019-08-22 <>
Publication Type: Single Paper Format
Abstract: What assessments or performances in teacher education actually predict success for candidates as teachers? We examine Praxis I scores' relationship to success on Praxis III used for teachers' permanent certification.

2003 - American Association for Public Opinion Research Words: 298 words || 
2. McCarrier, Kelly. "Attitudes toward cigarette smoking and predictors of tobacco-related health perceptions in Arizona adults" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Sheraton Music City, Nashville, TN, Aug 16, 2003 <Not Available>. 2019-08-22 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Public opinion regarding cigarette smoking in the United States has undergone significant changes in the last few decades. Majority opinion among Americans has shifted toward a more negative view of smoking. This change represents a key achievement for the field of public health and has been widely viewed as instrumental to the steady reductions in smoking prevalence nationwide.

Despite this success, a minority of individuals still hold favorable views of smoking or have inaccurate perceptions and knowledge of the health risks associated with tobacco use. This paper examines the results of the 2002 Arizona Adult Tobacco Survey (ATS) in an effort to build an understanding of the sources of these misperceptions.

The survey, based on modifications of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, is a comprehensive assessment of respondents’ knowledge, opinions and behaviors related to tobacco use. The 2002 ATS is the third in a series of statewide RDD telephone surveys performed every three years since 1996 to assess the impact of Arizona’s tobacco control program. The 2002 fielding represents the largest sample of the three versions of the Arizona ATS, with over 6,000 individuals completing the survey between April and July of 2002.

This paper approaches the research questions surrounding respondents’ tobacco knowledge and opinions by first examining the 2002 results within the context of the data collected in 1996 and 1999. From there, the focus moves specifically to the 2002 survey data, upon which predictors of misperceptions are identified. The investigation examines individuals’ exposure to tobacco-related media and characteristics of their smoking behavior (among several other factors) as potential predictors of health-related knowledge and opinions regarding tobacco. Further directions for future survey research in this area and implications for public health are also presented.

2007 - American Political Science Association Pages: 27 pages || Words: 8433 words || 
3. Clark Muntean, Susan. "Ownership Structure of the Firm as a Predictor of Political Contributions" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Hyatt Regency Chicago and the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, IL, Aug 30, 2007 <Not Available>. 2019-08-22 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Most scholars assume firms are politically unified - at least at the industry-level. Yet recent
contributions data reveal considerable variation in political preferences exhibited among
firms in the same industry. This paper investigates what drives this intra-industry variation
in partisan preferences among corporations in the same industry. Analyzing fourteen diverse
industries during the 2006 electoral cycle, I find that firms break into two groups in their
contribution patterns. In the same industry, one type of firm contributes in a highly partisan
manner, while another type appears indifferent or contributes close to the average ration for
its industry, as existing theories predict. I develop testable hypotheses to determine whether
ownership structure helps predict which firms will be the most partisan and the greatest
deviators from their industry. I find that firms with a principal owner deviate more from
their respective industry than firms without a principal owner, regardless of the source of
capital. I conclude that the ownership structure of a firm, identifiable only through firmlevel
analysis, explains much of the variation in political behavior and therefore should be
included in formal models and empirical studies of corporate political behavior in the future.

2003 - American Sociological Association Pages: 27 pages || Words: 7752 words || 
4. Tyler, Kimberly. and Torres Stone, Rosalie. "Predictors of Alcohol and Marijuana Use Among Youth: Do they Differ by Race and Ethnicity?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta Hilton Hotel, Atlanta, GA, Aug 16, 2003 Online <.PDF>. 2019-08-22 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: High rates of alcohol and marijuana use have been reported among both middle school and high school students with whites having the highest rates of drinking and drug use followed by Hispanics, and blacks. Research reports dissimilar prevalence rates among different race/ethnic groups, but less is known about whether variables such as deviant behavior, academic achievement, neighborhood, and family and peer influence operate similarly for black and Hispanic youth as for white youth. Based on a sample of over 500 youth, the current study revealed that race/ethnicity moderated the influence of friends drinking and academic achievement on substance use. The findings are interpreted using the contagion model and implications for providing education and prevention programs are discussed.

2004 - American Sociological Association Pages: 42 pages || Words: 11157 words || 
5. Glick, Jennifer. "Country of origin and ethnicity as predictors of educational outcomes for children in immigrant families" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Hilton San Francisco & Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA,, Aug 14, 2004 Online <.PDF>. 2019-08-22 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: One in five children in primary and secondary school have at least one foreign born parent. The outcomes for these children as they enter school may depend on their insertion into the racial/ethnic hierarchy of the United States. There is also considerable evidence of variation in outcomes by country of origin. This paper utilizes longitudinal, national data on a cohort of children entering formal schooling. A key advantage of the data employed here is that they allow the analysis to go beyond using immigrant status as a proxy for other traits. Thus, the analyses seek to determine how the multiple traits associated with immigrant families are related to educational expectations and actual academic achievement. The relative impact of race, ethnicity and country of origin is examined. Multivariate models illustrate that while parental expectations are high for all children in immigrant families, considerable variation in academic performance is evident across country of origin groups. This variation is masked by grouping children into broad pan-ethnic categories.

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