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March 2020

Dissertations

  1. 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
  2. Information sharing and collaboration in the United States intelligence community: An ethnographic study of the National Counterterrorism Center
    Nolan, Bridget Rose, University of Pennsylvania, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  3. 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
  4. A Correlational Study on Interactive Technology Use and Student Persistence In eLearning Classes at an Online University
    Edwards, Carol T., Northcentral University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
  5. Social Media and the College Student Journey: An Examination of How Social Media Use Impacts Social Capital and Affects College Choice, Access, and Transition
    Horvath-Plyman, Melissa, New York University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  6. Why Did You Stay?: A Case Study of Male Student Persistence in Technical College
    Froehlich-Mueller, Kerry, Northcentral University, 2017, Ed.D.
    Subject: Community college education
  7. Leadership Style and Leadership Education: A Phenomenological Study of Nurse Leader and Frontline Charge Nurse Perceptions of Leadership Style and Leadership Education in Hospitals
    Smith, Candace S., Northcentral University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational philosophy
  8. Rage and social media: The effect of social media on perceptions of racism, stress appraisal, and anger expression among young African American adults
    Maxwell, Morgan Lindsey, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  9. A Quantitative Examination of Social Media Effects on Teens and Young Adults
    McNamara, Caley, California Southern University, 2018, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  10. The Effects of Watson's Theory of Human Caring on the Nurse Perception and Utilization of Caring Attributes and the Impact on Nurse Communication
    McMillan, Mary Owens, Gardner-Webb University, 2017, D.N.P.
    Subject: Nursing
    Organizational Change Readiness: Effects of Organizational Structure and Leadership Communication in Organizational Change
    Krishnan, Rajesh R., University of Maryland University College, 2018, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Management
  11. Blended Technology Rich Instruction Verses Blended Computer Managed Instruction in 8th Grade Digital Literacy Instruction
    Puccetti, Gregory Peter, Northcentral University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational technology
    Managing marketing mix and communications in a digital era: The role of traditional and new media in a multichannel environment
    Kumar, Ashish, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    Descriptions of childhood trauma, effects of the trauma, and how adults moved through the trauma to normalized behavior
    Schaaf, Alice Katherine, Andrews University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  12. Social Media and Smartphone Usage in College Students: Associations with Perceived Relationship Quality, Depressive Cognition, Mood, and Well-Being
    Sacco, Garret R., University of Delaware, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  13. Case Study of Knowledge, Perceptions, and Attitudes of Middle School Teachers Towards Cyberbullying
    Strobel, Donna Runge, Northcentral University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Middle school education
    The Relationship between Social Media, Self-Objectification and Self-Esteem in Young Adult Women
    Oxman, Adrian Tworecke, Pace University, 2017, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
    Application of Jean Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Caring in Nurses Practicing in a Pain Center
    Hubert, Patricia Malone, Seton Hall University, 2018, D.N.P.
    Subject: Nursing
  14. A study of the relationship between skill variety and high internal work motivation, task identity and high internal work motivation, task significance and high internal work motivation, autonomy and high internal work motivation, and intrinsic job feedback and high internal work motivation in the manufacturing arena
    Robbins, Jay Thomas, Nova Southeastern University, 2000, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  15. Structural Plasticity in Intermetallic Compounds: Interpreting Complexity as a Structural Response to Chemical Pressure
    Berns, Veronica M., The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Chemistry
  16. A Quantitative Study of Grit as a Predictor of Online Course Success at a Suburban Michigan Community College
    Climer, Steven L., Northcentral University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Higher education
    Implications of a social media course for adolescent social media usage
    Johnson, Nneka A., Mercer University, 2017, D.Phil.
    Subject: Education
  17. Representations of Muslim Cultures and Societies in Children's Literature as a Curriculum Resource for Ontario Classrooms: Promises and Prospects
    Panjwani, Antum Amin, University of Toronto (Canada), 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  18. An assessment of dropout rates of former youth ministry participants in conservative Southern Baptist megachurches
    Shields, James Brandon, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social sciences education
  19. Factors that Influence Successful Organizational Change in Corporations: Examination of Change Management, Employees' Reaction to Change, and Change Outcomes
    Roberts, Augustus Dee, University of Maryland University College, 2017, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Management
    The effects of bullying on student academic performance
    Del Principio, Albert, College of Saint Elizabeth, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  20. An exploration of a university academic bridge program for English language learners
    Randall, Steven J., The University of Arizona, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Language
    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
  21. Social Media Technologies' Influence on Adolescent Social/Emotional Development Via Attachment
    Davis, Cynthia A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
    The K-12 Service-Learning Standards and Fourth Grade Students' Math Achievement: A Quasi-Experimental Study in Georgia
    Clark, Tanner, Northcentral University, 2017, Ed.D.
    Subject: Elementary education
  22. Teachers' views of research-based interventions for ADHD
    Nowak, Jennifer Rebekah Clase, Chestnut Hill College, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
    Impact of School Uniforms on Student Discipline and the Learning Climate: A Comparative Case Study of Two Middle Schools With Uniform Dress Codes and Two Middle Schools Without Uniform Dress Codes
    Dulin, Charles Dewitt, North Carolina State University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  23. A Quantitative Study of the Relationship between Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Violence Training to Reduce Stress and Attrition
    Tucker, Angela, Northcentral University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Teacher education
  24. The Kardashian Effect: The Impact of Selfie Culture on Millennial Women
    Brooks, Danita N., Robert Morris University, 2017, D.Sc.
    Subject: Communication
  25. Testing Theories of Violent Video Games and Aggression: Do Attitudes and Beliefs Mediate the Relationship between Violent Video Games and Aggression?
    Lewis, Barry P., Rivier University, 2018, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
    Equitably Ending the Fossil Fuel Era: Climate Justice, Capital, & the Carbon Budget
    Lenferna, Georges Alexandre, University of Washington, 2019, Ph.D.
    Subject: Philosophy
    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

Masters Theses

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Application of Investigative Psychology to Psychodynamic and Human Development Theories: Examining Traits and Typologies of Serial Killers
    Smith, Jordyn, California Baptist University, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Behavioral psychology
  7. Crisis Management in Social Media: The Importance of Social Media and How Companies Utilize Social Media in Crisis Situations
    Southorn, Isabell, Hawaii Pacific University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  8. Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media on Adolescent Well-Being
    Kennedy, Katie, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Health education
  9. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  10. 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
  11. An exploratory study of paired serial killers: Pairing, motive, and criminalistic behavior
    Leonard, Gillian S., University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
  12. The impact of the media on public opinion of the police
    Mullis, Joseph, California State University, Long Beach, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  13. The Croagh Patrick pilgrimage: Identity construction and spiritual experience at Ireland's holy mountain
    Johnson, Mira C., University of Oregon, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Folklore
    Call-out culture: How online shaming affects social media participation in young adults
    Huffman, Ethan M., Gonzaga University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  14. The Media's Portrayal of Human Trafficking versus Experiences: Understanding Human Trafficking from the Survivor's Perspective by Analyzing Media Portrayal of Human Trafficking and Debunking the Myths
    Sanders, Katherine, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  15. Flexible Seating: Effects of Student Seating Type Choice in the Classroom
    Allen, Callie, Western Illinois University, 2018, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Elementary education
    The Language of Male and Female Serial Killers: A Forensic Linguistic Examination
    Zheng, Christina, Hofstra University, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Linguistics
  16. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  17. 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
    #Effyourbeautystandards: Message Construction in the Body Positivity Movement on Instagram
    Bahr, Nike, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    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
  18. Dual Caregiving and Vietnamese Culture: Vietnamese Nurses Caring for Older Family Members
    Khuu, Trang Khuu, University of California, Davis, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Nursing
  19. 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
    Resilience: Overcoming Negative Effects of Bullying
    Boedeker, Mackenzie, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Chinese hotel general managers' perspectives on energy-saving practices
    Zhu, Yidan, Purdue University, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Management
  20. Variation in Emotional Markers Between Serial Killers Diagnosed with ASPD and Those Currently Undiagnosed
    Leszkiewicz, Tina, Hofstra University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
    Celebrity Endorsement vs. Influencer Marketing Perception of Credibility among Millennials
    Tayyebtaher, Nazanin, Webster University, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  21. Juche: The state religion of North Korea
    Belke, Thomas Julian, Regent University, 1998, M.A.
    Subject: Religion
  22. Gamification in higher education: Not a trivial pursuit
    Campbell, Andrea Ann, St. Thomas University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  23. 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. Consumer Attitude and Purchasing Behavior Related to Native Advertising on Instagram Social Media Platform
    Pavlenko, Kateryna, Webster University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  25. The Relationship between Social Media Advertising Engagement and Attitudes toward Advertising on Social Media: Focusing on Facebook Users
    Chung, Seungho, Arkansas State University, 2017, M.S.M.C.
    Subject: Mass communication
    The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health
    Pond, Britini, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology