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November 2019


  1. Effects of perceived merchandise quality and service quality on consumer shopping behavior in the Internet apparel retailing environment
    Kim, Jihyun, Iowa State University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  2. An econometric analysis of the carryover effects of quality on consumer perceptions of quality
    Mitra, Debanjan, New York University, Graduate School of Business Administration, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  3. Consumer self-concept and retail store loyalty: The effects of consumer self-concept on consumer attitude and shopping behavior among brand-specific and multi-brand retail stores
    Rocereto, Joseph F., Drexel University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  4. Marketing and individual quality of life perceptions: The separate roles of consumer alienation and consumer satisfaction in determining consumer well-being
    Ahn, Seungho, The University of Oklahoma, 1996, Ph.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. Modern artists and the state in France between the two World Wars
    Norris, Toby Daniel Fortescue, Northwestern University, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
  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. A Constructive Theory of Ordered Sets and Their Completions
    Joseph, Jean S., Florida Atlantic University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mathematics
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. The Effects of Social Comparison Through Social Media for Young Women and Adolescent Females with Eating Disordered Symptomatology
    Chau, Quynh, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  13. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  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. The politics of cross-national assessments: Global trends and national interests
    Kijima, Rie, Stanford University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational tests & measurements
    Post-separation parental conflict and children's attitude toward visiting the non-custodial parent
    Pearl, Susana Judith, University of Toronto (Canada), 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: School counseling
  16. Redefining pollution: Plastics in the wild
    Liboiron, Max, New York University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  17. The relationship between mentoring and spiritual formation among nontraditional theological seminary students
    Dunlow, Jacob, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Religious education
  18. Food insecurity among community college students: Prevalence and relationship to GPA, energy, and concentration
    Maroto, Maya E., Morgan State University, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Nutrition
    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
  19. Emergency room nurse burnout
    Thomas, Brian, Pepperdine University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Health care management
  20. 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
  21. A critical analysis of post traumatic slave syndrome: A multigenerational legacy of slavery
    Hicks, Shari Renee, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2015, Psy.D.
    Subject: African American studies
  22. Can homeschooling be an alternative schooling choice?
    Sun, Xiaodong, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Economics
  23. 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
  24. College Students' Anxiety, Social Media Engagement, and Fear of Missing Out
    Chambers, Kelsey J., William James College, 2018, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  25. Literature review on the personalities and patterns of serial killers
    Papazian, Linda Marie, Azusa Pacific University, 2001, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology

Masters Theses

  1. Gender and development through Western eyes: An analysis of microfinance as the West's solution to Third World Women, poverty, and neoliberalism
    Loeffelman, Catherine, The George Washington University, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media on Adolescent Well-Being
    Kennedy, Katie, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Health education
  6. How Do Video Games Normalize Violence? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Popular Video Games
    Foster, Heather, Northern Arizona University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  7. The impact of the media on public opinion of the police
    Mullis, Joseph, California State University, Long Beach, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  8. 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
  9. K-pop, language, and online fandom: an exploration of korean language use and performativity amongst international k-pop fans
    Crow, Teahlyn Frances, Northern Arizona University, 2019, M.A.
    Subject: Sociolinguistics
  10. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  11. 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
  12. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Orientals in Hollywood: Asian American Representation in Early U.S. Cinema
    Lu, Megan Hermida, Boston University, 2017, M.F.A.
    Subject: Film studies
  13. Celebrity Endorsement vs. Influencer Marketing Perception of Credibility among Millennials
    Tayyebtaher, Nazanin, Webster University, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  14. Design, analysis, and synthesis of 16 bit arithmetic logic unit using reversible logic gate
    Midde, Bharath Reddy, California State University, Long Beach, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  15. The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health
    Pond, Britini, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    Educational attainment, college major choice, the gender wage gap, and average starting salaries of college graduates in the United States, 1967-2011
    Caviris, Nicole Stefanie, Iowa State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Labor economics
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
    Fast fashion meets luxe: A case study of the brand strategy and consumer perceptions of forever 21
    Petett, Tiffanie Karen Shantel, University of Southern California, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  19. The history of paleo-illustration
    Stroud, James P., Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2008, M.F.A.
    Subject: Fine arts
  20. Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
  21. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    "What I wish you knew": Towards a sociology of physical activity in congenital heart disease (CHD): The social determinants of physical activity and health in youth with CHD and their health care professionals
    Moola, Fiona, University of Toronto (Canada), 2008, M.Sc.
    Subject: Kinesiology
  22. Pop Culture v. Rape Culture: The Media's Impact on the Attitudes Towards Women
    Smith, Alyssa Leigh, Morgan State University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
    #TrendingFeminism: The Impact of Digital Feminist Activism
    Clark, Cassie, The George Washington University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
  23. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Facebook and social penetration theory
    Olson, Amanda M., Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Our Sunken Place: "Post-Racial" America in Jordan Peele's Get Out
    Hughes, Brooke Dianne-Mae, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Film studies
  24. 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
  25. Instagram and Women's Bodies on Display
    Carney, Kirsten, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Communication