FCSRJ Best Paper and Outstanding Paper Awards

FCSRJ Best Paper and Outstanding Paper Awards

The purpose of the FCSRJ Best Paper and Outstanding Paper Awards is to recognize the Best Papers that were published during the previous year in the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal in the various disciplines of family and consumer sciences. The awards were established in 2009.

The selection procedure is as follows:

  • At the end of each calendar year, the Editor compiles a list of all of the articles published in the four issues of the FCSRJ. 
  • Then the Editor sorts the papers by discipline and asks the Associate Editor (AE) to select the Best Paper in his or her discipline. The criteria are: the research topic should be original, the research design and methodology should reflect high standards, and the article should have the potential to make a lasting contribution to family and consumer sciences.
  • After the Best Paper Awards have been selected, the Editor will ask another committee consisting of Editorial Board members to select one article as the FCSRJ Outstanding Paper for the year. The Selection Committee is asked to consider the same criteria as described above. 

Then the Editor will invite the Best Paper and Outstanding Paper award winners to attend the Annual Conference of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and to present a summary of his or her article.

The Outstanding Paper Award winner will receive a plaque and a monetary award. Additionally, winner will receive a complimentary one-day registration to attend the AAFCS Annual Conference and present the article.

2017 FCSRJ Best Paper and Outstanding Paper Awards


2017
 Outstanding Paper

Title:  Among, Within, and Between: Attorneys on Reconciliation in Divorce Proceedings

Authors:  Kelly M. Roberts and Kendal M. Smith

2017 Best Papers by Discipline

Complete List of Award-Winning Papers

FCSRJ Outstanding Paper and Best Paper Awards (Initiated in 2009)

2016
Experimental Design to Understand the Student Loan Decision: A Methodological Note
Soo Hyun Cho, Travis P. Mountain, Nilton Porto, D. Elizabeth Kiss, Michael S. Gutter, and Tim Griesdorn

Click here for a listing of Best Paper Winners for Each Discipline - Click here for a Video Summary of Each Paper

2015
"Family Educators' Techology Use and Factors Influencing Technology Acceptance Attitudes"
Susan Walker and Herran Kim

Click here for a listing of Best Paper Winners for Each Discipline - Click Here for Video Summary of Each Paper

2014
"Do Saving Rules Influence Self-employed Households’ Participation in Tax-Deferred Retirement Plans"
Hyrum L. Smith and Tim Griesdorn

Click here for a listing of Best Paper Winners for each Discipline - Click here for Video Summary of Each Paper

2013
"Determinants of Defined Contribution Plan Deferral"
Rui Yao, Jie Ying, and Lada Micheas

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2012
"Neighborhood, Parenting, and Individual Qualities Related to Adolescent Self-efficacy in Immigrant Families"
Paige L. Seegan, Kayleigh L. Welsh, Scott W. Plunkett, Michael J. Merten, & Tovah Sands

Click here for a listing of 2012 Best Paper Winners for each Discipline

2011
"iFamily: Internet and Social Media Technology in the Family Context"
Amanda L. Williams and Micheal J. Merten

Click here for a listing of 2011 Best Paper Winners for each Discipline

2010
"Conceptions Regarding Children's Health: An Examination of Ethnotheories in a
Sending and Receiving Community"

Maria Rosario T. de Guzman, Jennifer de Leon, Gloria Gonzalez-Kruger, and Rodrigo Cantarero

Click here for a listing of 2010 Best Paper Winners for each Discipline

2009
Assessment of Body Weight Status and Macronutrient Consumption Patterns of Preschool Children
Susan B. Templeton, Martha A. Marlette, and Myna Panemangalore

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2008
The Impact of the PICK a Partner Relationship Education Program on Single Army Soldiers
Morgan C. Van Epp, Ted G. Futris, John C. Van Epp, and Kelly Campbell

Click here for a listing of 2008 Best Paper Winners for each Discipline

For more information, please contact FCSRJ Editor Sharon A. DeVaney at sdevaney@purdue.edu.