Aaron B. Franzen

Aaron B. Franzen

Hope College

H-index: 9

North America-United States

About Aaron B. Franzen

Aaron B. Franzen, With an exceptional h-index of 9 and a recent h-index of 8 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at Hope College,

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Illegitimate Absence of Tasks: A New Concept of Offense to The Self

Why Gun Control Reform is so Difficult: A latent class analysis of gun policy preferences

The impacts of COVID-19 on political dynamics, social inequality, and the wellbeing of Americans

Influence of Role Models and Unstructured Relationship on Changes in Medical Student Character, Medical-Specific Empathy, and General Empathy

Explaining variance in breastfeeding intentions and behaviors among a cohort of Midwest mothers using a theory of planned behavior-based structural model

From stigma to acceptance: Intellectual and developmental disabilities in Central China

Aaron B. Franzen Information

University

Hope College

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Citations(all)

289

Citations(since 2020)

169

Cited By

195

hIndex(all)

9

hIndex(since 2020)

8

i10Index(all)

9

i10Index(since 2020)

6

Email

University Profile Page

Hope College

Top articles of Aaron B. Franzen

Illegitimate Absence of Tasks: A New Concept of Offense to The Self

Authors

Marcus J Fila,Aaron Franzen,Norbert K Semmer

Published Date

2024

Work identity is intimately tied to tasks, roles, and goals. Illegitimate tasks are an identity-relevant stressor that emanates from the stress-asoffense-to-self theory. Such tasks leave employees feeling like, “I should not have to do this!” because they violate normative prescriptions about what tasks can and cannot be expected to be completed in a given role or position. Illegitimate tasks contaminate norms associated with a given role or position; however, we argue that illegitimacy may also manifest in the absence of tasks one expects to undertake but which are not assigned. In this chapter, we introduce a new concept of illegitimacy, which we term the illegitimate absence of tasks (IAT); Specifically, we outline reasons for tasks being illegitimately unassigned and how these reasons dovetail into two forms or facets of IAT: unassigned tasks, that is, tasks which are not assigned to anyone within the team, workgroup, or …

Why Gun Control Reform is so Difficult: A latent class analysis of gun policy preferences

Authors

Aaron B Franzen,Pamela Ray Koch

Journal

Sociological Focus

Published Date

2023/7/3

Americans have a reoccurring discussion about firearms and gun culture in America with no policy changes. We used data from Pew Research fielded just after the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012 to conduct a latent class analysis of gun policy positions and assess how demographic characteristics, such as religion, impact belonging to particular gun policy latent classes. Unlike much previous research, we analyzed not just individuals’ viewpoints on gun policy but also the actions they take regarding their viewpoints. In this attempt to understand why a seemingly dominant view (i.e., a desire to change gun laws) never seems to move forward, we found that the largest latent class is respondents favoring gun control but who are not active. Further, unlike those within the active gun control class, respondents in the active pro-gun latent class are more likely to contribute financially rather than just sign petitions or speak out.

The impacts of COVID-19 on political dynamics, social inequality, and the wellbeing of Americans

Authors

Danielle R Mehlman-Brightwell,In Choi,Adian Dobyns,Shichao Du,Chinasa Elue,Aaron B Franzen,Yu-Lin Hsu,Melinda Jackson-Jefferson,Pamela Ray Koch,Jeremy C McCool,Elizabeth Piatt,Eboni Pringle,Donna Bobbitt-Zeher

Published Date

2023/6/21

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Political Dynamics, Social Inequality, and the Wellbeing of Americans examines the impacts of COVID-19 on political inequality, social inequality, and life changes of Americans. Topics include impacts of COVID-19 on the poor, differences in media responses to previous influenza versus COVID-19 pandemics, the intersection of race, class, and gender specific to this event, gender and changes in occupational loss, specific impacts on college students, and ways in which technological changes integrated with COVID-19. The contributors argue that COVID-19 made political and social inequality worse and affected various groups of Americans differently. This edited volume discusses mechanisms and rationales for why this is the case and offers potential solutions to instances of accelerating inequities in America.

Influence of Role Models and Unstructured Relationship on Changes in Medical Student Character, Medical-Specific Empathy, and General Empathy

Authors

Aaron B Franzen,Tristen Clifton

Journal

Medical Research Archives

Published Date

2023/7/6

Purpose: Medical student empathy and character changes are of great interest with clear implications for patient interactions. With much focus on deleterious education culture, this study focuses more on what may bolster empathy and character. Building from interventions highlighting role models, the authors hypothesize the importance of informal relational connections within medical school may promote both modest empathy and character development.Materials and Method: This study uses unique secondary data that follows a cohort of medical students over time, with two surveys about a year apart. The data is unique not only in the inclusion of time, but also in various relational measures and both a medical-specific empathy as well as a general empathy measure. This allows for modeling change in medical student empathy.Results and Conclusion: First, general and medical-specific empathy appear to function different. At baseline, receiving positive character feedback from an attending/resident is positively related to medical empathy while negative feedback is inversely related to medical empathy and burnout is related only to general empathy. Over the next year, being around an admirable physician increased both types of empathy, seeing burnt out specialists increased medical empathy, and a sense of calling generally bolsters empathy. Second, exposure to morally admirable role models is broadly, although modestly, related to character development. It is positively associated with expectations for faculty to teach, shape, and train character, and with an increased sense that bad people may not make good physicians. Finally …

Explaining variance in breastfeeding intentions and behaviors among a cohort of Midwest mothers using a theory of planned behavior-based structural model

Authors

Anita Esquerra-Zwiers,Emilie Dykstra Goris,Aaron Franzen

Journal

BMC pregnancy and childbirth

Published Date

2022/4/13

BackgroundThe Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) has guided the investigation of breastfeeding since the 1980’s, incorporating the major constructs of attitudes, subjective norms/normative beliefs, perceived behavioral control, and intentions. The purpose of this research study was to define a TPB-based structural latent variable model so as to explain variance in breastfeeding intentions and behaviors among a cohort of Midwest breastfeeding mothers.MethodsThe longitudinal descriptive study utilized questionnaire data collected from a convenience sample of 100 women with low-risk pregnancies with the intention to breastfeed at three separate time points (> 30 weeks antepartum, 10 and 60 days postpartum). Data were coded and analyzed using IBM SPSS, SAS and the lavaan package in R.ResultsParticipants were predominantly White (94%, n = 94), married (95%, n = 95), college-educated (96%, n …

From stigma to acceptance: Intellectual and developmental disabilities in Central China

Authors

Dennis Feaster,Aaron Franzen

Journal

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities

Published Date

2021/12

Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities have historically been at high risk for social exclusion and other vulnerabilities. The Western world has shifted away from institutionally-based services and toward community-based services that allow for greater social inclusion as well as for meeting individual developmental needs, and China is beginning the process of exploring how to make this shift. In 2014 and 2015, a situation analysis examining the lived experiences of parents of children with disabilities in Zhengzhou, Henan, China, was undertaken. Perceptions of strengths, needs, opportunities, and barriers experienced by parents of children in intact families (i.e. families where children with disabilities remain in their birth families) were explored by means of parent interviews and focus groups. Families identify experiences of stigma and acceptance related to traditional and alternative social …

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What is Aaron B. Franzen's h-index at Hope College?

The h-index of Aaron B. Franzen has been 8 since 2020 and 9 in total.

What are Aaron B. Franzen's top articles?

The articles with the titles of

Illegitimate Absence of Tasks: A New Concept of Offense to The Self

Why Gun Control Reform is so Difficult: A latent class analysis of gun policy preferences

The impacts of COVID-19 on political dynamics, social inequality, and the wellbeing of Americans

Influence of Role Models and Unstructured Relationship on Changes in Medical Student Character, Medical-Specific Empathy, and General Empathy

Explaining variance in breastfeeding intentions and behaviors among a cohort of Midwest mothers using a theory of planned behavior-based structural model

From stigma to acceptance: Intellectual and developmental disabilities in Central China

are the top articles of Aaron B. Franzen at Hope College.

What is Aaron B. Franzen's total number of citations?

Aaron B. Franzen has 289 citations in total.

What are the co-authors of Aaron B. Franzen?

The co-authors of Aaron B. Franzen are Sung Joon Jang, Jeremy Uecker, Samuel Stroope.

    Co-Authors

    H-index: 37
    Sung Joon Jang

    Sung Joon Jang

    Baylor University

    H-index: 29
    Jeremy Uecker

    Jeremy Uecker

    Baylor University

    H-index: 20
    Samuel Stroope

    Samuel Stroope

    Louisiana State University

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