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January 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. Self-Efficacy of Early Childhood Teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    Donnelley Smith, Ariella Rachel, Brandman University, 2018, Ed.D.
    Subject: Early childhood education
  3. Teachers' beliefs regarding the implementation of constructivism in their classroom
    Beck, Judy, The University of Toledo, 1997, Ph.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Factors Influencing Customer Satisfaction at a Fast Food Hamburger Chain: The Relationship Between Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty
    Kabir, Jahangir M., Wilmington University (Delaware), 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
  8. 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
  9. The role of the Internet in agenda setting: A synthesized uses and gratifications and agenda setting model
    Brubaker, Jennifer, Kent State University, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
  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. The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement
    Li, Yong, Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Tweeting the issues in the age of social media? Intermedia agenda setting between the "New York Times" and Twitter
    Kushin, Matthew James, Washington State University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
  12. Today's dropout, tomorrow's workforce: Meeting the needs of all students in a career and technical education classroom
    Cadena, Ninfa, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  13. 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
    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
  14. A Case Study of Classroom Management Practices and the Influence on Classroom Disruptions
    Rusk, Robert Brian, Grand Canyon University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
    LITSAS, FOTIOS K., The University of Chicago, 1980, Ph.D.
    Subject: Ancient history
    The history and technology of "Ballet mecanique"
    Lehrman, Paul David, Tufts University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Music
    A Quantitative Examination of Social Media Effects on Teens and Young Adults
    McNamara, Caley, California Southern University, 2018, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  16. Effectiveness of male juvenile boot camps in the United States: A critical review of the literature
    Riphagen, Rachel C., Azusa Pacific University, 2010, Psy.D.
    Subject: Behavioral psychology
  17. Organizational behavior: Perceptions analysis of micro and macro organizational behavior in an organizational setting
    Delich, Joshua T., University of North Texas, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  18. Measurement of perceived organizational readiness for change and employees' attitudes toward change in the public sector
    Cinite, Inta, Carleton University (Canada), 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  19. Making colonial France: Culture, national identity and the colonization of Algeria, 1830--1851
    Sessions, Jennifer Elson, University of Pennsylvania, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: European history
  20. Sleep habits of high school students: An intervention to improve them
    Wallace, John Edward, Louisiana Tech University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Physiological psychology
    Retail entry and location choice: Retail zoning, unobserved location characteristics and the agglomeration-differentiation trade-off
    Datta, Sumon, Yale University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  21. Examining the effects of online shopping convenience, perceived value, and trust on customer loyalty
    Palacios, Sergio, New Mexico State University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  22. Understanding Factors that Contribute to the Sense of Community in an Online Doctoral Program: A Phenomenological Study
    Byrd, Jeremy Carl, Northcentral University, 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  23. The Performance Appraisal Process: Best Approaches to Support Organizational Justice for Employees
    Smith, Lagena L., University of Maryland University College, 2017, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Management
    Exploration of the Relationship Between Authentic and Transformational Leadership in Female Leaders
    Platt, Elizabeth, Brandman University, 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Management
    The senior year enigma: A study of the entrenched and sustaining source of senioritis
    Carpluk, William C., College of Saint Elizabeth, 2010, Ed.D.
    Subject: Secondary education
  24. Hero unveiled transformation of myth through "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
    Nichols, Tamara J., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Psychology
    Hypothalamic regulation in relation to maladaptive, obsessive-compulsive, affiliative, and satiety behaviors in Prader-Willi syndrome
    Bialik, Mayim Chaya, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Neurosciences
  25. Empirical relationships among servant, transformational, and transactional leadership: Similarities, differences, and correlations with job satisfaction and organizational commitment
    Washington, Rynetta R., Auburn University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management

Masters Theses

  1. Preschoolers' physical, social, and engineering play behaviors: Differences in gender and play environment
    Gold, Zachary S., Purdue University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Early childhood education
  2. 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
  3. Breaking binge: Exploring the effects of binge watching on television viewer reception
    Pena, Lesley L., Syracuse University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  4. Business Intelligence: Evolution and Future Trends
    Bataweel, Dalal Suliman, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  5. 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
  6. Does the use of social media for screening affect the hiring process from the perspective of applicant and employer?
    Protzman, Corey J., Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  7. The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  8. A new approach to measuring helicopter parenting: The multidimensional helicopter parenting scale
    Love, Hayley, Illinois State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Psychology
  9. 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
  10. Exploring Positives and Negatives of Social Media and Their Effects on LGBT Youth in America
    Norton, Shelby, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology
  11. Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
    A study of customer satisfaction factors and employee satisfaction in the hospitality industry
    Novikova, Ksenia, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Recreation
  12. 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
    Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  13. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    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
  14. "No One Puts Their Children in a Boat unless the Water is Safer than the Land": North American Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Resettlement of "Boat People" in the United States
    Reid, Emliy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: American studies
    "no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land" - north american response to the syrian refugee crisis and the resettlement of "boat people" in the united states
    Reid, Emliy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: American studies
  15. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  16. An investigation of capital budgeting techniques
    Grisby, Cassandra, Quinnipiac University, 1994, M.B.A.
    Subject: Accounting
  17. High Expectations and Teacher Implicit Biases in a Culture of Care
    Haynes, Jacqueline K., University of South Florida, 2020, *Ed.S.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  18. 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
  19. An Application of the Dual Factor Model of Mental Health in Elementary School Students: Implications for Social Functioning and Psychopathology
    Smith, Nicholas David W., University of South Florida, 2020, *Ed.S.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  20. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
    Consumer Attitude and Purchasing Behavior Related to Native Advertising on Instagram Social Media Platform
    Pavlenko, Kateryna, Webster University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  21. Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
    Employment discrimination of job seekers and employees through social media
    Edwards, Raymond L., Jr., Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    The Affordable Care Act of 2010 impact on insurance companies, providers, and patients
    Jones, La Sheka, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
  22. Weeding the garden: Transforming the Inner Critic and allowing our innate creativity to flourish
    Crawford, Nan, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2001, M.A.
    Subject: Developmental psychology
    "All the forms today are merely parades and arrangements" The relationship between the music and film of "Le Ballet Mecanique" and their influence on time
    Baumgart, Emily Michelle, Michigan State University, 2015, M.M.
    Subject: Music
  23. Estimating the Impact of Need Fulfillment on Human Motivation According to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
    Ahmed, Mohammed, The University of Akron, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
    Analysis of the impact of technological advances on financial institutions
    Michalow, Michelle J., Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Banking
    Influencer Marketing: Consumer Perception on Influencers and Its Role in Digital Communication Management
    Draganova, Ivona, Webster University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    Gender Inequality in the Workplace: The Experience of Female Administrators
    Johnson, Jessica N., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
  24. 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
    Transitioning Novice Nurses to Expert Nurses in Progressive Telemetry Care
    Fraley, Timothy E., Gardner-Webb University, 2016, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  25. 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
    Student-athlete: A study of student-athlete workload compared with traditional student workload
    Provencio, Chuck, South Dakota State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Sports Management
    Cultural Competence in Nursing Students and Practicing Nurses
    Li, Zhizhong, University of Nevada, Reno, 2016, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing