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2011 - 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society Words: 254 words || 
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1. Maximova, Anastasia. "Self-evaluation or self-reporting? A self-study in Russia’s higher education accreditation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr 30, 2011 <Not Available>. 2018-12-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p492830_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Quality assurance is at the forefront of higher education policy in Russia. The advancement of internal quality assessment in its accreditation system intensified in the 2000s (Кашлачева [Kashlacheva], 2006). Educational institutions started being evaluated on the development of the internal quality assurance systems. A self-study as a mandatory part of accreditation is meant to contribute to the development of the internal quality assurance system at the educational institution. The fact that Russian quality assurance system has a strong legacy of external control (Smolentseva, 2003) and the position of a self-study being internally oriented but externally mandated allows me to embed the research problem in the accountability versus improvement discourse.

External accountability and internal improvement are often discussed as two contrary agendas in a quality assurance establishment (Danø & Stensaker, 2007). The improvement rationales of a self-study are usually favored, but it is acknowledged that in real life accountability takes over in many countries. (Kells, 1995; Van Kemenade & Hardjono, 2010). The question driving this research is whether the self- study as a part of higher education accreditation in Russia is a critical self-evaluation tool internally oriented at the improvement of the education process, or a formal self-reporting practice to account for the education process to the external agency. I will present the results of the qualitative research that utilized document content analysis to explore the macro-level policies of the quality assurance in Russian higher education and the case study method to examine the self-study processes at two higher education institutions in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2014 - SSSA Annual Meeting Words: 340 words || 
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2. Melero, Jr., Calixto. "The intergenerational transmission of self-rated health: Can parental self-evaluations of health influence child self-evaluations" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SSSA Annual Meeting, Grand Hyatt, Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas, Apr 16, 2014 <Not Available>. 2018-12-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p717988_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This research examines several interrelated areas of self-rated health and health outcomes. First, what factors affect self-ratings of health? Next, does the intergenerational transmission of factors affecting self-rated health status occur between parents and child; if so, does gender or other factors moderate the effects. Self-rated health has been used in numerous studies and has been found to be a strong predictor of morbidity and mortality. Positive self-ratings are associated with lower levels of morbidity, longer life-spans, lower levels of disability (Mossey and Shapiro 1982). These studies, however, often use cross-sectional data that surveys mid-life or elderly population. Few studies have used longitudinal data sets that capture the majority of the life course; even fewer have used data sets that include a second generation. Using a unique and valuable data set provided by Dr. Howard Kaplan, this study is able to examine self-rated health and self-perceptions association with health by allowing researchers to examine several points in an individual’s life and continue those questions into a second generation.
This study contributes to gaps in the literature by examining the intergenerational transmission of health status, risk behaviors, and perceptions of self that may influence health. Scant attention has been given to the relationship between the intergenerational transmission of health-related behaviors, lifestyles, and health perceptions and outcomes (Wickrama et al., 1999). Ahlburg (1998) notes that the intergenerational transmission of income, education, and social capital have long been of interest to social scientist, yet little focus has been given to the transmission of health knowledge. Because lifestyle and health-risk behaviors are directly linked to morbidity and mortality, it is important to study how lifestyles and self-perceptions of health are transmitted from one generation to the next.
The proposed research seeks to help explain these questions. Using Stata to analyze the data, multivariate analysis of Dr. Kaplan’s data set will be used to assess the relationship between dependent, independent, and control variables. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) will also be used to test latent variables that may explain some of the variance in health outcomes.

2017 - ICA's 67th Annual Conference Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
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3. Kang, Hyunjin. and Shin, Wonsun. "When Facebook Becomes a Part of the Self: The Effects of Self-Related Motives for Using Facebook on Privacy Management Mediated by Self-Extension" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ICA's 67th Annual Conference, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, USA, May 25, 2017 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2018-12-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1227187_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Facebook users are encouraged to share personal information and to strengthen social ties with others via services embedded in the platforms, and such practices have raised important concerns about user privacy. However, not all social media users are equally vulnerable to privacy risks or are equally concerned about the exposure of personal information. This study proposes a study that investigates how self-related motivations for using social media lead to privacy management behaviors and whether this relationship is mediated by self-extension to one’s own Facebook profile. Derived from perspectives of communication privacy management and extended self, the study hypothesizes that the extended self in Facebook will significantly influence both privacy disclosure and control behaviors on Facebook. Also, the study predicts that self-related motives of using Facebook will have positive associations with self-extension to Facebook. Study method, expected results, and contributions of the study are also discussed.

2012 - 36th Annual National Council for Black Studies Words: 356 words || 
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4. Doss, Adeyemi. "The Self as Nonexistent: The Phenomenology of How the African American Self Becomes Nonexistent to Self while in Despair" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 36th Annual National Council for Black Studies, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA, <Not Available>. 2018-12-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p574190_index.html>
Publication Type: Panelist Abstract
Abstract: The idea that African Americans are forced into double realities within a single body that is split into two souls has influenced me to question whether or not it is possible that those of African descent can overcome what Du Bois understood as the outcomes and ramifications of a world that yields one no true self-consciousness. Du Bois once defined the meaning of being African American in a space that continues to be overtly and covertly anti-African/Black in its treatment of those of color. Through his psychological and philosophical analysis of the Negro’s “gift” of second sight, Du Bois sets the foundation for what African Americans have come to understand as the psychological consequences of being African American. However, where Du Bois saw a gift in double-consciousness or second sight, I see it as a threat to the existence of the African American self and to our understanding of self.

The overall purpose of this paper, therefore, is to examine through an existential lens how the “gift” of double-consciousness or second sight traps African Americans in a cycle of forced invisibility. Moreover, the paper will explore how this cycle causes the self to fall into despair, and the ways in which specific environments duplicate and perpetuate this despair, prohibiting African Americans ways in which to stop or exit the cycle. In the process of re-examining Du Bois’ theory of double-consciousness, I construct my own epistemology to explore the processes in which the African American self must engage to overcome another’s negatively or adversely constructed belief and/or concept of that self, in which I call the self as nonexistent, I have found Soren Kierkegaard’s philosophy of the self in despair to be very compelling, but also questionable in contrast to the African American lived experience. Therefore, this paper will also analyze and compare Kierkegaard’s philosophy of the self existing in despair to Du Bois’ philosophy of double-consciousness as a way of understanding how the African American self exist in despair, along with my theory of how the African American self exist as a nonexistent while it tries to overcome what senses to be despair that surrounds the self.

2014 - Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting Words: 299 words || 
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5. Boyns, David. "To Study the Self is to Forget the Self: Zen Practice and Dereification Processes of Body, Mind and Self" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, Mar 27, 2014 <Not Available>. 2018-12-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p708294_index.html>
Publication Type: Research-in-progress presentation
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: In Soto Zen Buddhism, a famous passage from Eihei Dogen’s Genjo Koan (“Actualizing the Fundamental Point”) states: “To study the Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by all things.” Dogen’s statement has become a foundational teaching in Zen practice, and describes a process that has been known sociologically (and ethnomethologically) as “dereification” (Moore 1995). This study examines the process of dereification (Moore 1995) of self and body as experienced by practitioners of meditation and mindfulness. The study is framed theoretically by the analysis of self-presentations and self-mortification by Erving Goffman (1959, 1961, 1967), the concept of habitus by Pierre Bourdieu (1984), the study of “edgework” initiated by Stephen Lyng (2004), and the positive psychology of Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi (1988). Data for the study is drawn from open-ended, qualitative interviews with American practitioners of Zen Buddhism, and similar traditions of meditation practice. Results from the study illustrate that the meditative practice facilitates a dynamic process of dereification of self that goes beyond what others have described as “desocialization” (Bell 1979; Preston 1988); and, instead, puts practitioners in a direct encounter with an ever-changing experience of both body and self. The study also examines the emergence of “flow” experiences in the meditative practice similar to those by Csikszentmihalyi (1990). These “flow” experiences are found to be cultivated not only by the meditative practice but, also, by what Collins (2004) “emotional energy” as it is generated by meditative practice in group settings. Meditative “flow” experiences seem to open up new dimensions of self, beyond those established through what Mead (1934) described as “internal conversations,” or “self-talk.” This study suggests that self is a reflexive process shaped more directly, and perhaps more fundamentally, by body-based experiences.

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