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November 2017


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  4. City of Slaves: Local Regulation of Human Trafficking
    Christoffersen, Lyndsey G., University of California, Irvine, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public policy
  5. 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
  6. Measuring Critical Thinking among High School Students: Protective Factor against Stress
    Hoffman, Mackenzie M., Spalding University, 2019, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  7. 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
  8. Voluntourism---traveling with a purpose: Understanding the motives and benefits
    Brown, Sally A., Purdue University, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Recreation
  9. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  10. A role for media in reducing the stigma of mental illness
    Robbins, Anne E., Alliant International University, 2015, Psy.D.
    Subject: Mental health
  11. 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
  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. An awkward silence: Missing and murdered vulnerable women and the Canadian justice system
    Pearce, Maryanne, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2013, D.Law
    Subject: Law
  14. Social media use and depression in emerging adults: The moderating effect of parental support
    Schulz, Jessica L., University of Delaware, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Individual & family studies
  15. The relationship of school uniforms to student attendance, achievement, and discipline
    Sowell, Russell Edward, Liberty University, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  16. Can homeschooling be an alternative schooling choice?
    Sun, Xiaodong, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Economics
  17. The Fine Points of Working under Pressure: Active and Passive Procrastination among College Students
    Hensley, Lauren Cone, The Ohio State University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  18. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  19. 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
  20. Increasing organ donation rates in the African American community
    Selby, James E., Jr., Central Michigan University, 2015, D.H.A.
    Subject: Health care management
    The Reality of Reality Television: A Phenomenological Approach to Understanding the Effects on Identity Development of the Teenage Viewer Between the Ages of 15 and 18
    Hill, Anna E., University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology
  21. Procrastination and Motivation Beliefs of Adolescents: A Cross-Cultural Study
    Hannok, Wanwisa, University of Alberta (Canada), 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  22. El uso de las estrategias didacticas virtuales en plataformas de ensenanza-aprendizaje en la educacion superior: Un estudio de caso
    Arocho Santiago, Fidel, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
    Leadership styles and conflict management styles: An exploratory study
    Stanley, Angelia Denise, Regent University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  23. Leveraging the power of social media to maximize organizational learning and drive performance
    Nguyen, Camilla C., Pepperdine University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  24. Three Essays on Social Media: The Effect of Motivation, Participation, and Sentiment on Performance
    Salehan, Mohammad, University of North Texas, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business administration
  25. 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

Masters Theses

  1. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  2. 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
  3. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  4. Contemporary human trafficking in the United States: An analysis of sexual trafficking
    Jacobs, Danielle, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: American history
  5. Internal Activism and Its Implications for Organizational Legitimacy: A Case Study of the NBA's Reaction to the National Anthem Protests in Sports
    Kelly, Corey B., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  6. The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  7. The influence of social media on teens' self-esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon Murphy, Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
  8. 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
  9. Exploring the Characteristics of Medical Marijuana Users and the Relationship between Medical Marijuana Use and Criminal Involvement among Arrestees in Maricopa County, Arizona
    Cheon, Hyunjung, Arizona State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  10. 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
  11. The culture of rape: Examining causes and educating for a rape-free society
    Beaudrow, Jacob, Lakehead University (Canada), 2014, M.Ed.
    Subject: Health education
  12. 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
  13. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Exploring reflexivity in nursing practice: A concept analysis
    Lessard, Stacey A., University of New Brunswick (Canada), 2012, M.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  19. The cultural commodification of identity: Hip-hop authenticity
    Quick, Rachel K., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  20. ISIS: The use of social media
    Durr, Brenna, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
  21. Criminal Justice Disparity between African American and Caucasian Males: Police Use of Excessive and Deadly Force in the United States, 1991-2014
    Reese, Denise, Eastern Michigan University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
  22. Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  23. The Tattoo: A Mark of Subversion, Deviance, or Mainstream Self-Expression?
    Camacho, Jocelyn N., University of South Florida, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
  24. 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
  25. Perceptions of Voluntourism
    Verardi, Cassandra, Carleton University (Canada), 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Cultural anthropology