HDFS Students at TTU Undergraduate Research Conference

Back in April, three HDFS students participated in Texas Tech’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference, presenting studies they had conducted. Here are brief summaries of the papers, quoting from the abstracts (*faculty mentor, ^graduate-student collaborator).


Links Between Parent-Child Relationship and Teachers’ Perception of Child Behavior

La’ Toya Broughton, Francisco Debaran^, & Sybil Hart*

This research examined the “link between parents-child relationship and teachers’ perception of child behavior to language ability … among children of low socioeconomic status.”

Developing Effective Community Partnerships

Matthew Carroll & Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo*

This project involves a “research approach to examine community needs and youth adjustment behaviors among several counties in West Texas … to assist a community-based program better serve their population.”

Sexual Abuse Characteristics and Their Relationship to Age and Closeness to the Perpetrator

Jeffrey Wherry* & Kristin Tovar

This project “sought to understand the severity and total sexual abuse experience in relationship to the closeness of the relationship with the perpetrator and with the age of the child.”


Current and prospective HDFS undergraduates interested in possibly conducting research are invited to view this information from TTU’s Center for Undergraduate Research.

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