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May 2018


  1. Determinants of anomie: A cross-national study
    Zhao, Ruohui, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Criminology
  2. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. Public relations campaigns in 2002 Korean presidential election: Functional analysis of political discourse and media effects of agenda setting and favorability
    Lee, Cheolhan, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Journalism
  7. Closing the digital divide: An assessment of urban graduate teacher education students' knowledge of information literacy and their readiness to integrate information literacy into their teaching
    Cannon, Tyrone Heath, University of San Francisco, 2007, Ed.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
    Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome: As Viewed from the Perspective of Institutional Accreditation
    Saunders, Laura, Simmons College, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Library science
  8. The impact of organizational culture, structure, and strategy on knowledge management effectiveness and organizational effectiveness
    Zheng, Wei, University of Minnesota, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  9. The impact of activity-based costing on organizational performance
    Sanford, Robin A., Nova Southeastern University, 2009, D.B.A.
    Subject: Accounting
    Resistance to Authority: Methodological Innovations and New Lessons from the Milgram Experiment
    Hollander, Matthew M., The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sociology
  10. 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
  11. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  12. Revisiting fundamental concepts of transformational leadership theory: A closer look at follower developmental processes
    Lippstreu, Michael, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  13. 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
  14. The Effects of Teaching Reading Using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model and 4th Grade Reading
    Young, Marthel I., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2017, Ed.D.
    Subject: Reading instruction
    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
    Strategic human resource management at the crossroads: Relationships among human resource capital, overlapping tenure, behaviors, and performance
    Harris, Christopher M., The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  15. Screen Time Exposure and Children's Behavioral Correlates
    Olszewski, Linda Escobar, Pace University, 2015, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  16. Testing of a brief Internet cyberbullying prevention program in college students
    Doane, Ashley Nicole, Old Dominion University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology
  17. Institutional renewal and adaptation (IRA): Creating and managing sustainable competitive advantage (SCA)
    Alfadda, Bashir, University of Maryland University College, 2010, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Business administration
    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
  18. Evaluating successful disease management programs using Kotter's eight-step change model as a theoretical framework for understanding
    Williams, Kathy, University of La Verne, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Organization theory
  19. Adapting gratitude interventions to the practice of clinical psychology: Considerations for treatment selection and implementation
    Borgueta, Allison Maya, Palo Alto University, 2011, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  20. The relationship between internship experience and liberal arts students' career competencies
    Chen, Fen, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Re-examining Diversity Policy at University of California, San Diego: The Racial Politics of Asian Americans
    Kong, Angela Wai-Yin, University of California, San Diego, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  24. The academic library building in the digital age: A study of new library construction and planning, design, and use of new library space
    Stewart, Christopher, University of Pennsylvania, 2009, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  25. The influence of resilience on doctoral completion in one preparation program in educational leadership
    Blue, Maureen Anne, Seton Hall University, 2008, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
    Leadership styles and conflict management styles: An exploratory study
    Stanley, Angelia Denise, Regent University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    The effectiveness of humor in persuasion: The case of business ethics training
    Lyttle, James Bruce, York University (Canada), 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    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

Masters Theses

  1. 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
  2. How Online Reviews Influence Consumer Restaurant Selection
    Gunden, Nefike, University of South Florida, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  3. A Study of the History of Cryptocurrency and Associated Risks and Threats
    Madey, Robert Stanley, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  4. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  5. 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
  6. 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
    Business Intelligence: Evolution and Future Trends
    Bataweel, Dalal Suliman, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  7. An examination for the comorbidity of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and learning disability in a foster home population
    Do, Tien Duong, The Herman M. Finch University of Health Sciences - The Chicago Medical School, 2002, M.S.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  8. Negative effects of cyberbullying and social media usage among young adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  9. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
  10. 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
  11. Modern Day Propaganda: Characteristics of Fake News and Psychological Effects on the Public
    Smith, Garrett, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  12. Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  13. 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
  14. 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
    The culture of rape: Examining causes and educating for a rape-free society
    Beaudrow, Jacob, Lakehead University (Canada), 2014, M.Ed.
    Subject: Health education
  15. The cultural production of domination in Nazi Germany: Architecture as propaganda
    Narver, Jeffrey David, Simon Fraser University (Canada), 1990, M.A.
    Subject: Cultural anthropology
    Clean versus sterile wound care technique utilized by registered nurses in acute care when dressing a pressure ulcer
    Pennington, Donna S., Grand Valley State University, 2000, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  16. When Beneficence Confronts Non-Maleficence: Reconciling the Bioethical Challenges of Doing Good and Avoiding Harm in Risk Communication
    Sanders, Ashlyn Diane, Duke University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Ethics
    Reappropriating Desires in Neoliberal Societies through KPop
    Kim, Daisy, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Asian American studies
    Development of Fully-printed Stretchable Devices
    Zhang, Yiheng, Michigan State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  17. The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Autonomous Cyber Defense
    Crawford, Jennifer, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  18. Nurse Administrators' and Nurse Managers' attitudes about Nurse-To-Patient ratios, the nurse shortage, job satisfaction, and patient care
    Erdahl-Wynia, Shelley, South Dakota State University, 2008, M.S.
    Subject: Nursing
  19. Regulating cryptocurrency to prevent fraud and money laundering
    Ngai, Kenneth, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Banking
  20. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  21. Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  22. Hacking back: Surviving in the digital age
    Thibodeaux, Aisha, Utica College, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  23. Myanmar's Rohingya Refugees The Search for Human Security
    Crossman, Linda, Georgetown University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Public policy
    Affective factors in second language acquisition: A critical review of the literature
    Yokochi, Laura M., West Virginia University, 2003, M.A.
    Subject: Educational psychology
    Cyberbullying: Negative impacts call for stronger legislation
    Ryan, Jennifer, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  24. Development of gifted high school students' creativity based on synchronization theory
    Kang, Hye Kyung, University of Calgary (Canada), 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Gifted education
    What Makes Apple Consumers Brand Loyal? The Effects Brand Personality, Reputation, and Brand Identity on Brand Loyalty
    Pinson, Caroline, University of South Carolina, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    ISIS: The use of social media
    Durr, Brenna, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
  25. 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