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Malone University is a private, liberal arts college located in Canton, Ohio, United States. It was founded in 1892 by Walter and Emma Malone as a small, co-educational Bible institute called Cleveland Bible College. In Cleveland, Ohio. The institution has always maintained a close relationship with the Religious Society of Friends .Malone University holds an affiliation with the Evangelical Friends Church - Eastern Region, a North American yearly meeting of the Evangelical Friends Church International. Despite the university's more Evangelical Christian identity, the community reflects diverse religious backgrounds, with nearly 50 denominations of Christianity and several non-Christian faith practices represented. Though all employees, staff, and faculty of the university are required to sign a statement of faith, Malone students are not required to profess any religious persuasion. In addition to Malone University's traditional undergraduate college, the school also maintains a competitive graduate school offering masters in a wide field of professional studies, an online school with a variety of bachelors programs, as well as degree completion programs in management and nursing. The Graduate School also has a post-degree professional development center that offers workshops and certificates. Over the past seven years, Malone University has been consecutively ranked by US News and World Report as one of the bottom regional Universities in the Midwest. For the 2012 report, US News and World Report ranked Malone University #558 out of 604 colleges and universities in the Midwest region. Wikipedia.

Hollenbaugh E.E.,Kent State University | Everett M.K.,Malone University
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication | Year: 2013

The connections between anonymity and self-disclosure online have received research attention, but the results have been inconclusive with regard to self-disclosure in blogs. This quantitative content analysis of 154 personal journal blogs tested some assumptions of the online disinhibition effect in order to examine the effect of types of anonymity on the amount, breadth, and depth of self-disclosure in blog entries. Results showed that participants disclosed more information in their blog entries when they were more visually identified (sharing a picture of themselves), contrary to the assumptions of the online disinhibition effect. Overall, a trend emerged where visual anonymity led to less disclosiveness, and discursive anonymity (sharing one's real name) led to less disclosiveness for particular types of bloggers. © 2013 International Communication Association. Source

Stoltzfus K.M.,Malone University | Farkas K.J.,Case Western Reserve University
Substance Use and Misuse | Year: 2012

Objective: This article presents empirical findings which suggest that religious coping moderates the relationship between daily hassles stress and alcohol use among female college students. Method: This study utilized a cross-sectional data collection strategy and convenience sampling to examine the relationship between alcohol use, daily hassles stress, and religious coping among 423 undergraduate students (269 females and 154 males) at a religiously affiliated college in the Midwestern USA. Data were collected in 2008. Instruments utilized for data collection included the Inventory of College Student Recent Life Experiences, the Brief RCOPE, and quantity/frequency measures of alcohol use. Results: Involvement in positive religious coping was significantly related to lower rates of alcohol use. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis revealed that among women, positive religious coping moderated the relationship between two types of daily hassles stress (academic alienation and romantic problems) and alcohol use. Conclusions: This study found that among female college students, the relationship between daily hassles stress and alcohol use weakened with increased participation in religious coping. This finding suggests that religious coping may protect against alcohol use among female college students. The results of this study also suggest that it may be important for university-based treatment and prevention practitioners to assess involvement in religious coping practices and to include such practices in the treatment planning process, when culturally appropriate and desired by consumers. Study limitations and areas for further research are also discussed. Copyright © 2012 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc. Source

The role of the nurse as care coordinator is important in all patient populations, including orthopaedic settings, and is essential in promoting safe patient care for the intellectually and developmentally disabled (I/DD) person living in the residential setting. Care coordination for this population is challenging. Most healthcare providers, as well as nurses, are not familiar with the residential group home setting or with the special needs of this population, especially when presented with orthopaedic challenges. These factors, as well as funding issues, make for a "perfect storm" for care coordination. Educating nurses can help open the door to communication, smoother transitions, and collaboration among care coordinators in all settings. © 2014 by National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. Source

Jackson L.S.,Texas College | Little S.G.,Malone University | Akin-Little A.,Little Behavior Consultants PLLC
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders | Year: 2013

Autism is an increasingly prevalent developmental neurological condition that manifests in pervasive impairments in social interaction, communication, and stereotypic behavior and interests. Early identification leads to positive long-term outcomes. At present, all standardized rating instruments are written in English; therefore, the purpose of the present study was to adapt the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale-2 from English into Spanish using the state-of-the-art procedures described in the literature. The English instrument was translated into Spanish, back-translated into English, and then revised using an iterative process. The adapted instrument's psychometric qualities were substantiated. An alpha coefficient of.96 verified the adapted instrument's internal consistency. Results from test-retest comparisons verified the instrument's time stability. The instrument's discriminative validity was confirmed using analysis of variance; the autism group had significantly higher scores than did the other diagnostic groups. Factor analysis verified the construct validity as the items loaded into three clusters that corresponded to the defining characteristics of autism: social interaction, language, and stereotyped behaviors. This culturally and linguistically appropriate assessment tool could be an important instrument for autistic children with Spanish-speaking parents who would otherwise be disenfranchised in regards to early intervention services. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Lam M.L.-L.,Malone University
International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development | Year: 2012

Based five year field work (2006-2011) in China, the author interviewed 30 Chinese executives from 20 dif-ferent foreign multinational enterprises. Only two companies chose to practice more communication with their suppliers despite interests in operational efficiency. Exemplifying an alternative paradigm of managing sustainability based on thorough understandings through change of their organizational culture and relation-ships with their selected Chinese suppliers. Their commitment to sustainability in the global supply chain is due to the moral consciousness of their leaders and the persistence, compassion, and humbleness of their dedicated corporate social responsibility officers. There are five major barriers for managing sustainability in the global supply chain in China: seeking low cost and production efficiency; lacking internal alignments between commercial and responsible supply chain objectives; lacking incentives to practice procedural justice or develop trusting relationships with their suppliers in China in which there is weak legal enforce-ment system and civil society; easily bypassing many social and environmental responsibilities in China; and evasive compliance-oriented mechanism (i.e., monitoring, evaluating, reporting and sanctioning) over Chinese suppliers. Pursuing sustainability under the existing low-cost operational efficiency paradigm cannot overcome these five barriers. Managing sustainability in the global supply chain must be driven by the spirit of caring people and environment. © 2012, IGI Global. Source

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