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October 2018


  1. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Rethinking U.S. education policy: Four paradigms of the knowledge economy
    Araya, Daniel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education policy
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Crisis communication strategies and reputation risk in an era of social media: A study of online users' perception and engagement
    Hosseinali-Mirza, Venus, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal (Canada), 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
  8. Social Media: A Study of its Use in Higher Education
    May, Travis, Grand Canyon University, 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  9. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  10. Sulfur nutrition requirement for drip irrigated tomato, cabbage, and pepper
    Susila, Anas Dinurrohman, University of Florida, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Plant sciences
  11. The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement
    Li, Yong, Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  12. Internet, social media, and television use: What effect does problematic use of technology have on one's psychological well-being, appreciation, and life satisfaction?
    Cooper, Stephanie, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  13. Redefining pollution: Plastics in the wild
    Liboiron, Max, New York University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  14. A Quantitative Examination of Social Media Effects on Teens and Young Adults
    McNamara, Caley, California Southern University, 2018, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  15. Professional accountability: Intellectual curiosity, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and subjective norms of novice nurses and advanced beginner nurses
    Burns, Colleen, Widener University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  16. 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
    Examining the effects of online shopping convenience, perceived value, and trust on customer loyalty
    Palacios, Sergio, New Mexico State University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  17. Adolescent Victims' Experiences with Cyberbullying: A Grounded Theory Study
    Brandau, Melvina Sue, The University of North Dakota, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
    The Relationship Between Instagram Usage and Young Women's Body Image Satisfaction and Appearance Concerns
    Cohen, Lucienne H., William James College, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  18. A Case Study of Classroom Management Practices and the Influence on Classroom Disruptions
    Rusk, Robert Brian, Grand Canyon University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  19. An Examination of Social Media and the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image Disturbance
    Suplee, Amanda F., Loma Linda University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
    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
  20. 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
  21. City of Slaves: Local Regulation of Human Trafficking
    Christoffersen, Lyndsey G., University of California, Irvine, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public policy
    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
  22. Workplace bullying between registered nurses: Occurrence and perceived effects on work productivity
    Wood, Robin M. Weingarten, Villanova University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  23. How far have we come? The state of police ethics training in police academies in the U.S.
    Moll, Monica M., Kent State University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Legal studies
  24. Level of Motivation and Case Management Outcomes in a Child Maltreatment Prevention Program
    Stout, Kelsey Gray, Spalding University, 2020, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  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
    Screen Time Exposure and Children's Behavioral Correlates
    Olszewski, Linda Escobar, Pace University, 2015, Psy.D.
    Subject: 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. Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
  3. Public Opinion About Police Use of Body-Worn Cameras
    Paulsen, Deanne, The University of North Dakota, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Psychology
  4. 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
  5. The Influence of Social Media on Teens' Self-Esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon M., Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
  6. Cryptocurrency the new money laundering problem for banking, law enforcement, and the legal system
    Jacquez, Todd, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Law
  7. 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
    The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  8. Perceived Influence of Fake News and Its Consequences
    Lee, Taeyoung, Indiana University, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  9. 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
  10. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  11. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  15. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  16. Romantic relationships and social media use: The emergence and management of relational dialectics
    Lutovsky, Bethany Rose, North Dakota State University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    UBER: A Case Study in Strategy, Leadership and Change
    Spott, Patrick, The College of St. Scholastica, 2018, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  17. Human trafficking in the media: A content analysis on human trafficking frames in documentaries, movies, and television episodes
    Austin, Rachel, Northeastern University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    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
  18. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Impact of cultural diversity in project management
    Ramirez Pagan, Edith J., University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (Puerto Rico), 2010, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
    Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  19. An Examination of Modern Era Concussion Policy in the NFL
    Filippini, Gregory R., State University of New York Empire State College, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Labor relations
  20. 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
  21. Does the use of social media for screening affect the hiring process from the perspective of applicant and employer?
    Protzman, Corey J., Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Flexible Seating: Effects of Student Seating Type Choice in the Classroom
    Allen, Callie, Western Illinois University, 2018, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Elementary education
  22. An Application of the Dual Factor Model of Mental Health in Elementary School Students: Implications for Social Functioning and Psychopathology
    Smith, Nicholas David W., University of South Florida, 2020, *Ed.S.
    Subject: Educational psychology
    How Do Video Games Normalize Violence? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Popular Video Games
    Foster, Heather, Northern Arizona University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  23. 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
    Behind South Korean cosmetic surgery: Its historical causes and its intertwined relationship with Korean pop culture
    Wang, Yuqing, University of Delaware, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Asian studies
  24. An examination of social media in small business: A study put into practice to create Phoenix social media promotions
    Bottolfsen, Eric Thomas, The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    The Relationship between Social Media Use, Body Image and Attitudes towards Food among Female Adolescents
    Smith, Corinne R., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Nutrition
    Taking a Stand on One Knee: A Content Analysis of Media Coverage of the San Francisco 49ers' National Anthem Protests
    Hunter, Jack, San Jose State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  25. 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