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April 2019


  1. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  2. Social Media and Self-Evaluation: The Examination of Social Media Use on Identity, Social Comparison, and Self-Esteem in Young Female Adults
    Solomon, Michelle, William James College, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  3. Social Media Addiction among Adolescents in Urban China: An Examination of Sociophysiological Traits, Uses and Gratifications, Academic Performance, and Social Capital
    Huang, Hanyun, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
  4. A new look at the minimum wage's effect on employment
    Verner, Jimmy Lynn, Jr., The University of Texas at Dallas, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Labor economics
  5. Perceptions of executives from seven selected companies of the use of social media in marketing practices
    Alameddine, Abir, Pepperdine University, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  6. Rethinking U.S. education policy: Four paradigms of the knowledge economy
    Araya, Daniel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education policy
    A Quantitative Examination of Social Media Effects on Teens and Young Adults
    McNamara, Caley, California Southern University, 2018, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  7. Redefining pollution: Plastics in the wild
    Liboiron, Max, New York University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  8. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  9. The relationship between mentoring and spiritual formation among nontraditional theological seminary students
    Dunlow, Jacob, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Religious education
  10. Ego Integrity and Resilience: The Human Experience across the Life Span Delineated by Erikson's Eighth Stage of Psychosocial Development
    Melici, Blair, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Personality psychology
  11. Measuring corporate social responsibility through organizational values: A scale validation study
    Toliver, Adria Denise, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  12. A comparative analysis of leadership development models in post-baccalaureate theological education
    Kiedis, Thomas Lee, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  13. Laughing at the world: Schadenfreude, social identity, and American media culture
    Watts, Amber Eliza, Northwestern University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Film studies
  14. Evidence of sugar addiction in rats: Links to drug abuse and eating disorders
    Avena, Nicole M., Princeton University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Physiological psychology
  15. An Examination of Social Media and the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image Disturbance
    Suplee, Amanda F., Loma Linda University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  16. The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement
    Li, Yong, Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    A model for Biblical worldview development in Evangelical Christian emerging adults
    Erdvig, Roger Charles Stensrud, Liberty University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  17. Boy builders and pink princesses: Gender, toys, and inequality over the twentieth century
    Sweet, Elizabeth Valerie, University of California, Davis, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sociology
  18. School Connectedness and Beyond: Success Stories of Associate Degree Students in Hong Kong
    Lee, An Yee Queenie, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Community college education
    Literature review on the personalities and patterns of serial killers
    Papazian, Linda Marie, Azusa Pacific University, 2001, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  19. Frequencies between serial killer typology and theorized etiological factors
    Messori, Leryn Rose-Doggett, Antioch University, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  20. The Effect of a Blended Teaching Method on Student Performance and Satisfaction in a First Accounting Course in Higher Education
    Krivacek, Gregory John, Robert Morris University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  21. "Universal healthcare"- Is it the solution for the current healthcare crisis in the United States?
    Kunnath, Raju J., Drew University, 2012, D.M.H.
    Subject: Health care management
  22. An Analysis of Social Media Marketing Strategies and Best Practices of Hospitality and Tourism Organizations
    Iacovou, Constantinos, Northcentral University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
  23. A study of the relationship between generational group identification and organizational commitment: Generation X vs. Generation Y
    Patalano, Carla, Nova Southeastern University, 2008, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Crisis communication strategies and reputation risk in an era of social media: A study of online users' perception and engagement
    Hosseinali-Mirza, Venus, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal (Canada), 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
  24. An Assessment of Teaching and Learning about Sustainability across the Higher Education Curriculum
    Michel, Jessica Ostrow, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  25. Testing ratings of violent video games: How well do they measure up?
    Center, Katherine E., Iowa State University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology

Masters Theses

  1. The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  2. Public Opinion About Police Use of Body-Worn Cameras
    Paulsen, Deanne, The University of North Dakota, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Psychology
  3. Exploring the effects of scarcity, impulse buying, and product returning behavior in the fast fashion environment among female fashion conscious consumers
    Chatvijit, Sasikarn, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    Social Media and Self-Esteem: The Relationship of Social Media Usage and Self-Esteem
    Barker, Jody Don, Arkansas State University, 2018, M.S.M.C.
    Subject: Psychology
  4. #MeToo: Social News Media and the New Politics of Influence
    Riley, Danger F., San Diego State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  5. The Influence of Social Media on Teens' Self-Esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon M., Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    The influence of social media on teens' self-esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon Murphy, Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    Is There An Association Between Endodontic Pathosis and Cardiovascular Disease? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Christian, Arabella, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Dentistry
  6. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Negative effects of cyberbullying and social media usage among young adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  7. The Relationship between Social Media Use, Body Image and Attitudes towards Food among Female Adolescents
    Smith, Corinne R., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Nutrition
    The Analysis of Nursing Shortages and Turnover Issues in Healthcare Organizations, and the Identification of Best Practices in Nursing Recruitment and Retention
    Hunter, Michael, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
  8. Social Media Use and Its Impact on Body Image: The Effects of Body Comparison Tendency, Motivation for Social Media Use, and Social Media Platform on Body Esteem in Young Women
    Puglia, Deanna R., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Public health
    Weaponization of Artifical Intelligence
    Pozzi, Joseph A., Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Artificial intelligence
  9. Student attitude and action regarding the single-use plastic shopping bag on the University of Alabama campus
    Miller, Kate Elizabeth, The University of Alabama, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Environmental philosophy
  10. UBER: A Case Study in Strategy, Leadership and Change
    Spott, Patrick, The College of St. Scholastica, 2018, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  11. Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
    Business Intelligence: Evolution and Future Trends
    Bataweel, Dalal Suliman, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  12. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  13. Taking Action Against the Rising Tide of Marine Plastic Pollution. A Case Study of the Surfrider Foundation
    Lovison, Silvia, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Environmental education
  14. The behavioral effects of children's exposure to domestic violence: A meta-analysis
    Arth, Brandon W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  15. From Social Media Uses and Gratifications to Social Media Addiction: A Study of the Abuse of Social Media Among College Students
    Liu, Yuchen, University of Kansas, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  16. Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  17. Social media and thinspiration
    Dennison, Jeffrey M., Gonzaga University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    Our Sunken Place: "Post-Racial" America in Jordan Peele's Get Out
    Hughes, Brooke Dianne-Mae, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Film studies
  18. Juche: The state religion of North Korea
    Belke, Thomas Julian, Regent University, 1998, M.A.
    Subject: Religion
    How Do Video Games Normalize Violence? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Popular Video Games
    Foster, Heather, Northern Arizona University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  19. #TrendingFeminism: The Impact of Digital Feminist Activism
    Clark, Cassie, The George Washington University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
    Reforming the criminal justice system: A pragmatic approach to building a sustainable system
    Smith, Da'Mon J., University of Central Oklahoma, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Public administration
  20. Gender role portrayals of modern Disney royalty: Stereotypical or androgynous?
    Lopreore, Katie M., Middle Tennessee State University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Gender studies
  21. Plastic bag reduction: Policies to reduce environmental impact
    Sugii, Takeo, Tufts University, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Political science
    Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Consumer Privacy, Industry Risks, and Ethical Concerns
    Brubaker, Kyle, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  22. College student opinions on the death penalty: A study of students enrolled in a mid-sized southern university
    Patton, Katie Lee, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Sociology
  23. The benefits of early comprehensive youth obesity prevention strategies outweigh the costs to consumers and reimbursers
    Alver, Amalie, Boston University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Public health
  24. Life without parole for juvenile offenders: Questions of legality and adolescent culpability
    Corrington, David L., University of North Texas, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    Modern Day Propaganda: Characteristics of Fake News and Psychological Effects on the Public
    Smith, Garrett, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  25. Privatizing prisons: Assessing the claims
    Roller, James Michael, Iowa State University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Political science