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March 2016


  1. 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
  2. Factors of Overweight/Obesity in Taiwanese Adolescents
    Chan, Shu-Min, Arizona State University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  3. The effect of bonus-sharing and cohesion on team behavior and performance
    Ledoux, Marie-Josee, University of Waterloo (Canada), 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Accounting
  4. The impact of hospital staff nurse shift length on nurse and patient outcomes
    Stimpfel, Amy Witkoski, University of Pennsylvania, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  5. Transformational Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Non-Supervisory Nurses' Intention to Leave
    Gregory, Audrey, Lynn University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  6. Social media use in health professions: An educational intervention to prevent the misuse of social media in the clinical setting
    Bouldrick, Dorothy, Medical University of South Carolina - College of Health Professions, 2014, D.H.A.
    Subject: Health sciences
  7. A critical review of the lasting impact of George Elton Mayo upon management thought
    Rairdon, James L., Colorado Technical University, 2006, D.M.
    Subject: Management
  8. Personality Differences of Introverts and Extroverts and Effects on Communication
    Harutunian, Minas, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2015, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  9. Job stress, burnout, job satisfaction, and intention to leave among registered nurses employed in hospital settings in the state of Florida
    Hazell, Kenneth W., Lynn University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  10. The causes and consequences of bullying
    Tusinski, Karin E., University of Missouri - Saint Louis, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Criminology
  11. Understanding the impact of core product quality on customer satisfaction, team identification, and service quality
    Warren, Clinton J., University of Minnesota, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sports Management
  12. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  13. Marketing cultural and heritage resources for optimal cultural tourism development: The case of Hong Kong
    Ho, Sau Ying Pamela, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    Effects of job satisfaction in relation to turnover intentions and employee retirement income planning --- The case of Taiwan
    Shih, Meng-Hsiu Linda, University of Maryland University College, 2009, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  14. The impact of social media on social presence and student satisfaction in nursing education
    Hollis, Holly, The University of Alabama, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  15. The current state of project risk management practices among risk sensitive project management professionals
    Voetsch, Robert James, The George Washington University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  16. Locating identity: The influence of Erik H. Erikson on society and the social construction of adolescence
    Astalis, Paula, Alliant International University, San Francisco Bay, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Developmental psychology
  17. Service quality of online apparel retailers and its impact on customer satisfaction, customer trust and customer loyalty
    Hou, Yonghai, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  18. Deconstruction of Capital Punishment: A Perspective on the Deterrent Effect
    Beard, Orscini L., Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public policy
    The impact of reputation orientation on marketing strategy formation and performance
    Goldring, Deborah, Florida Atlantic University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  19. "A kind of construction in light and shade": An analytical dialogue with recording studio aesthetics in two songs by Led Zeppelin
    Liu-Rosenbaum, Aaron, City University of New York, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Music
  20. Service quality, customer satisfaction, and customer loyalty in consumer electronics e-tailers: A structural equation modeling approach
    Wu, Kuang-Wen, Lynn University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    The impact of balanced scorecard usage on organization performance
    Christesen, David Allen, University of Minnesota, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  21. Social media marketing in the hospitality industry: The role of benefits in increasing brand community participation and the impact of participation on consumer trust and commitment toward hotel and restaurant brands
    Kang, Juhee, Iowa State University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    The Situational Leadership Approach Effects on Employee Motivation in Multi-Generational Information Technology Organizations
    Irby, Thaddaeus, University of Maryland University College, 2011, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Management
  22. Goal setting theory: A macro study
    Wright, Phyllis LaJune, Dallas Baptist University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Three essays on advertising, customer satisfaction, and customer loyalty
    Taylor, Carolyn Samuel, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  23. Facebook and other Internet use and the academic performance of college students
    O'Brien, Shannon J., Temple University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  24. On the language of Internet Memes
    De la Rosa-Carrillo, Ernesto Leon, The University of Arizona, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art education
  25. Corporate social responsibility and strategic performance: Realizing a competitive advantage through corporate social reputation and a stakeholder network approach
    Peters, Richard C., Florida Atlantic University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management

Masters Theses

  1. Does the presence of Joseph Campbell's Monomyth predict any variance in the box office for big budget movies?
    Connolly, Sean, Indiana University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  2. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  3. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  4. 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
  5. The role of communication apprehension, expression of the true self, and fear of negative evaluation in relation to instagram and selfie use
    Lazebna, Anastasiia, University of Wyoming, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  6. The Cultivation of Eating Disorders through Instagram
    O'Brien, Kendall, University of South Florida, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  7. Disney princess "2.0": A feminist critique of Disney's newest generation of princesses
    Rome, Jennifer M., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  8. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  9. Marketing of gender stereotypes through animated films: A thematic analysis of the Disney princess franchise
    Pelton, Tiffany J., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Gender studies
  10. Love in the time of smartphones: A comparative analysis of the dating application "Tinder"
    Hess, Rachael E., University of South Alabama, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  11. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Creating brand evangelists in the 21st century: Using brand engagement through social media to develop brand loyalty in teens
    Savage, Jennifer, University of Southern California, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Journalism
    Police work experiences and their relationship to burnout and organizational citizenship behavior
    Kohan, Andrea, Lakehead University (Canada), 1997, M.A.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  12. La (in)visibilidad de la traductora: La traduccion del ingles al espanol del cuento "Spanish Winter" de Jennifer Egan
    Almeida, Gabriela, Florida Atlantic University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Comparative literature
  13. Parallels: The morality play "Everyman" and selected tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Rosenberg, Judith Church, Texas Woman's University, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Comparative literature
  14. Child's play Designing Play Spaces that Support Healthy Cognitive Development in Children
    Wong, Sandra, University of Southern California, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Landscape architecture
  15. Work-life balance: What are the current policy trends in the United States for dealing with the issue of work-life balance?
    Miller, Margaret, State University of New York Empire State College, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Business administration
    An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Teacher education
  16. Police Militarization: Attitudes Towards the Militarization of the American Police
    Wyrick, Phillip T., East Tennessee State University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
  17. 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
  18. Self-presentation and social media: A qualitative examination of the use of Instagram by amateur NPC female figure competitors
    Lupinetti, Victoria M., San Jose State University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Kinesiology
    Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  19. The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as a model defense acquisition program? Contesting values and policy
    Wilkerson, Robert A., Georgetown University, 2010, M.A.L.S.
    Subject: Political science
  20. Child development in war-torn countries and Erik Erikson psychosocial theory of human development
    Ramdhan, Natalie Lopes Da Silva, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Developmental psychology
    The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  21. Viral marketing A new branding strategy to influence consumers
    Yang, Xiaofang, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
  22. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Womens studies
  23. The role of communication and listening in leadership
    Van Engen, Elinor Kae, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  24. Development of an FRP deployable bridge
    Xie, Annie Ying, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada), 2007, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  25. Unconventional banking in a conventional environment: Islamic banking and finance in the USA
    Szczepanowicz, Andrzej Dominik, Georgetown University, 2011, M.A.L.S.
    Subject: Banking
    The princess evolution from Snow White to Rapunzel in Disney animation
    Garcia, James Randall, University of Colorado at Denver, 2014, M.H.
    Subject: Film studies
    Cohesive strategies for group leadership: The relationship of cohesion to stages of group development
    Noel, Daniel R., Regent University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Literature review on the personalities and patterns of serial killers
    Papazian, Linda Marie, Azusa Pacific University, 2001, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
    The Interaction between Service Quality and Word-of-Mouth on Service Quality Perceptions, Satisfaction, Loyalty, Value and Trust
    Kozikowski, Andrzej, Hofstra University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Psychology
    A study of the interrelationship of spa guests' motivation, perceived service quality, value, satisfaction, and behavioral intentions
    Cheung, Bryan Chun-Man, Oklahoma State University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Personal transformation in registered nurses who recently graduated from an RN to BSN program
    Becker, Annette L., Sage Graduate School, 2014, D.N.S.
    Subject: Nursing
    Transforming Gender: Medicine, Body Politics, and the Transgender Rights Movement
    Burke, Mary C., University of Connecticut, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social structure