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Current Issue: March 2015 (Volume 43, Issue 3)

  • Comparing Child and Family Outcomes Between Two Home Visitation Programs
  • Understanding Student Loan Decisions: A Literature Review
  • A Delphi Study to Identify Personal Finance Core Concepts and Competencies of First-Generation College Students
  • Coaching and Financial Counselng Communication Skills: A Comparative Analysis
  • Parening and Ninth Graders' Self-Efficacy and Relational Self-Estem in Latino Immigrant Families
  • Factors Associated with Households' Planning Horizons for Making Saving and Spending Decisions
  • Book Review: The Not so Big Approach: Books by Sara Susanka and Colleagues
  • The New Reverse Mortgage


About the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal (FCSRJ)


For over 35 years, the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal (FCSRJ) has been the periodical of choice for specialists in every segment of the field. A major vehicle for the dissemination of new research, the FCSRJ covers the richness, diversity, and interdisciplinarity that characterize family and consumer sciences today. From consumerism, human development, and family studies to housing, technology, nutrition, and textiles, the FCSRJ keeps you up-to-date on this complex and vital field. Each refereed article in the FCSRJ includes cutting-edge relevant research as well as practical information for family and consumer sciences professionals and practitioners. And whether you're a researcher, scholar, student, or professional, you'll appreciate the scope and depth of current research in such areas as:

  • Family Financial Management
  • FCS Education
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Housing and Equipment
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Professional Issues
  • Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising


Through original research and scholarly articles, the FCSRJ examines areas of specialization within the field that impact and influence your particular spheres of interest.

Order the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal (FCSRJ)

The FCSRJ is published four times a year by Wiley-Blackwell. If you are an AAFCS member, log into MyAAFCS to add the FCSRJ as an optional journal subscription or contact AAFCS at 800-424-8080 to subscribe. The special member rate of $45 offers a 70% savings compared to the non-member rates.

If you are not a member, visit Wiley-Blackwell at to place your order.


FCSRJ Board Members

Editorial Board



Dr. Sharon A. DeVaney

Purdue University

Associate Editors/Board Members

Human Relations and Family Development


Dr. Rebecca Adams

Ball State University

Dr. Michael Merten Oklahoma State University



Food and Nutrition

Dr. Alice Spangler

Ball State University



CFS Education

Dr. Mari Borr

North Dakota State University



Housing, Interior
Design and Equipment

Dr. Lucy Delgadillo

Utah State University



Family Financial Management

Dr. Tansel Yilmazer

The Ohio State University



Textile, Apparel and Merchandising

Dr. Jihyun Kang

Texas State University, San Marcos

Dr. Young-A Lee Iowa State University
Profesional Issues  
Dr. Robert Nielsen University of Georgia



Other Board Members



Dr. Yuri Lee

Seoul National University, Korea

Dr. Ingrid Ute Leonhaeuse Justus Lieibig University, Germany



Dr. Claudia Peck-Heath

University of Kentucky

Dr. Susan Schockey USDA-NIFA



Dr. Donna Pendergast

Griffith University, Australia

Dr. Bahira S. Trask University of Delaware



Dr. Kaija Turkki

University of Helsinki, Finland



Dr. Ruben P. Viramontez –Aguiana

University of Colorado-Denver



Dr. Rick Widdows Purdue University
Dr. Robert Griffore Michigan State University

List of All FCSRJ Editors (Past and Present)
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AAFCS Board of Directors
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Indexing/Abstracting Services

Abstract Journal of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)
CAB Abstracts Database
Corporate ResourceNET - Ebsco
CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Current Citations Express
ERIC Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE)
Family & Society Studies Worldwide
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
MasterFILE - Ebsco
PAIS International
Periodical Abstracts - ProQuest
ProQuest Education Complete
ProQuest Education Journals
Psychological Abstracts
Social Services Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts
Standard Periodical Directory (SPD)
TOPICsearch - Ebsco
VINITI Abstracts Journal


Submission Guidelines

Please visit for submission guidelines and information on other issues. Relevant topics may include:

Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Foods and Nutrition
Housing, Equipment and Interior Design
Family Studies and Human Development
Personal Finance and Consumer Economics
Professional Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences


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