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October 2014


  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.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  2. The Use of Educational Technology Integration by Special Education Teachers in Rural Schools in South Carolina
    Byrd-Jones, Shannon L., University of South Carolina, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education, Technology of
  3. Delay-caused claims in infrastructure projects under design-bid-build delivery systems
    Mehany, Mohammed S. Hashem M., Colorado State University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Civil
  4. What is good nursing care? The lived meaning of quality nursing care for practicing nurses
    Burhans, Linda Maas, East Carolina University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Health Sciences, Nursing
  5. Numerical simulation of blood flow in the stenotic carotid artery bifurcation
    Stroud, Jennifer Sara, University of California, Berkeley, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  6. Information needs and seeking behavior of social science scholars at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman: A mixed-method approach
    Al-Suqri, Mohammed Nasser, Emporia State University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Library Science
  7. A pilot study: The effect of healing touch on anxiety, stress, pain, pain medication usage, and physiological measures in hospitalized Sickle cell disease adults experiencing a vaso-occlusive pain episode
    Thomas, Linda Steedly, East Carolina University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Health Sciences, Nursing
  8. The autonomy and influence of Roman women in the late first/early second century CE: Social history and gender discourse
    Van Abbema, Laura, The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: History, Ancient
    FISHER, JAMES LEE, Northwestern University, 1964, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  10. Understanding the impact of core product quality on customer satisfaction, team identification, and service quality
    Warren, Clinton J., University of Minnesota, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Sports Management
  11. Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    Koh, Shana E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Teacher Training
  12. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  13. The effects of globalization on marketing strategy and performance
    Thoumrungroje, Amonrat, Washington State University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
    Perspectives of battered women regarding the criminal justice system
    Noone, Diana Colombo, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social Work
  14. 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: Health Sciences, Nursing
  15. Study of the relationship between the styles of conflict management and the quality of the dyadic relationship between leader and follower
    Barrow-Green, Constance, Our Lady of the Lake University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  16. It's all about the motivation: Factors that influence employee motivation in organizations
    Brooks, Abby M., The University of Tennessee, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  17. Character education as perceived and implemented by selected middle school teachers of one rural county in West Virginia
    Lucas, Lisa D., West Virginia University, 2009, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  18. The impact of balanced scorecard usage on organization performance
    Christesen, David Allen, University of Minnesota, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  19. A study of consumer's self and purchasing behaviour in fashion brand image marketing
    Lee, Tsui Shan Sandra, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), 2003, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  20. Student therapists' use of self-disclosure with clients who have experienced trauma
    Kircanski, Krista, Pepperdine University, 2015, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical
  21. The relationship between self-efficacy and fluid and dietary compliance in hemodialysis patients
    John, Ansy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2012, D.N.P.
    Subject: Health Sciences, Nursing
  22. 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: Economics, Labor
  23. The development and characterization of fluorescent pH sensors based on silica and hydrogel support matrices
    Hu, Qili, Michigan Technological University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Chemistry, Analytical
  24. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Business
    Academic integrity: A case study
    Matye Edwards, Lisa M., University of Northern Colorado, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Higher
    Experimental Investigation of Transient RCCI Combustion in a Light Duty Diesel Engine
    Hanson, Reed M., The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
    Neurofeedback as an Intervention to Improve Reading Achievement in Students With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Inattentive Subtype
    La Marca, Jeffry Peter, University of California, Riverside, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Special
  25. Understanding consumer purchasing behaviour regarding luxury fashion-related goods in China
    Gao, Ling, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), 2009, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing

Masters Theses

  1. A study of customer satisfaction factors and employee satisfaction in the hospitality industry
    Novikova, Ksenia, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2009, M.S.
    Subjects: Recreation
  2. Scoring oral communicative competence in second-language classrooms
    Amodeo, Gloria Fern, Queen's University (Canada), 2000, M.Ed.
    Subjects: Education, Tests and Measurements
  3. Robust control of DC-DC boost converter
    Mahmood, Hisham, Lakehead University (Canada), 2008, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Engineering, System Science
  4. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subjects: Speech Communication
  5. Population distribution and some aspects of the reproductive biology of two species of shore crab Hemigrapsus nudus and Hemigrapsus oregonensis at Bamfield, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
    Wan, Hailin, University of Alberta (Canada), 1990, M.SC.
    Subjects: Biology, Zoology
  6. Aircraft wing anti-icing system modelling, integration, and validation
    Turk, Thomas Andrew, University of Toronto (Canada), 2003, M.A.Sc.
    Subjects: Engineering, Aerospace
  7. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
    The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subjects: Mass Communications
  8. The potential impact of legalizing marijuana
    Yu, Sz-De, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2005, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Criminology and Penology
  9. The Chinese film industry's soft power implications
    Chau, Jennifer Wing See, University of Southern California, 2010, M.A.
    Subjects: Asian Studies
  10. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subjects: Women's Studies
  11. Religious currents in Hellenistic Egypt and the origins of Gnosticism an inquiry into the original Christianity of the great church of Alexandria
    Drain, Thomas A, University of St. Michael's College (Canada), 1989, M.A.
    Subjects: Religion, General
  12. Perceptions of adolescent participation in a community development initiative
    Snyder, Donna Marlene, Dalhousie University (Canada), 2003, M.N.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
    How parent-child relationship affects adolescents' compulsive buying behaviour through the mediator of self-esteem
    Wang, Zheng, Concordia University (Canada), 2007, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
  13. Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Theory and Methods
    An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
  14. Facebook and social penetration theory
    Olson, Amanda M., Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subjects: Speech Communication
    Empowerment as a way to improve nutrition in pregnancy in Waru Jaya, West Java, Indonesia: An action research study
    Wiarsih, Wiwin, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), 2002, M.N.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  15. Strategic contingency planning
    Scott-Martinet, Karen, California State University, Long Beach, 2006, M.S.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  16. Flipped Classroom: Effects on Achievement and Student Perception
    Schwankl, Eric R., Southwest Minnesota State University, 2013, M.S.E.
    Subjects: Education, Mathematics
  17. Organizational change: The role of organizational culture and employees' trust in their managers
    Khan, Shahid Zaman, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 2011, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Organizational
  18. Navigational characteristics effectiveness of pharmaceutical websites on consumer behaviour and pre-purchase intentions
    Richard, Marie-Odile, Concordia University (Canada), 2003, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
    SCHADEN, OTTO JOHN, The University of Chicago, 1966, M.A.
    Subjects: History, Ancient
    Employee motivation, satisfaction and productivity: A study of the workplace
    Guthrie, Yvonne Michelle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1999, M.A.
    Subjects: Speech Communication
  19. The association between parenting style and life satisfaction in adulthood
    Caras, Stephanie, University of New Hampshire, 2010, M.A.
    Subjects: Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
    Disney princess "2.0": A feminist critique of Disney's newest generation of princesses
    Rome, Jennifer Marie, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2013, M.A.
    Subjects: Speech Communication
  20. Using art therapy to decrease depression with adults in a partial hospitalization program
    Coreno, Caroline Anne, Ursuline College, 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Education, Guidance and Counseling
    Small Wind Turbine Tower Vibration and Noise Emission
    Mollasalehi, Ehsan, University of Calgary (Canada), 2013, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Applied Mechanics
    Strategy learning through page-based linear genetic programming applied to the San Mateo Trail
    Wilson, Garnett Carl, Dalhousie University (Canada), 2002, M.C.Sc.
    Subjects: Computer Science
  21. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
    Conflict management and communication medium in the workplace
    Wilson, Brooke Marie, Tarleton State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  22. The Influence of Video Games on 21st Century Youth Identity
    Liu, Xingyang, University of Victoria (Canada), 2013, M.A.
    Subjects: Mass Communications
  23. Group art therapy used with the elderly for coping with loss
    Themes, Ellen P., Ursuline College, 1997, M.A.
    Subjects: Fine Arts
    Fast-Food Consumption and the Fast-Food Environment
    Lau, Richard Curtis, University of Washington, 2012, M.P.H.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nutrition
    SHAMMA, AMAL MUSTAFA, Western Michigan University, 1980, M.A.
    Subjects: Political Science, International Law and Relations
  25. Police Militarization: Attitudes Towards the Militarization of the American Police
    Wyrick, Phillip T., East Tennessee State University, 2013, M.A.
    Subjects: Sociology, Criminology and Penology