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October 2019


  1. What Influence Does Visual Merchandising Enact in the Transformation of a Customer into a Consumer? A Quantitative Exploration Study
    Bowers, David L., Northcentral University, 2019, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  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. 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
  4. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  5. Redefining pollution: Plastics in the wild
    Liboiron, Max, New York University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  6. 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
  7. The social memory of the Vietnam War. (Volumes I and II)
    Hagopian, Patrick, The Johns Hopkins University, 1994, PH.D.
    Subject: American history
  8. 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
  9. Brain drain or brain gain? Cognitive skill training with novice video game players utilizing casual video games
    Hollis, Sean D., The University of Mississippi, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Cognitive psychology
  10. The Relationship between Individual Characteristics of Registered Nurses, Characteristics of New Graduate Nurse Transition Programs and Clinical Leadership
    Chappell, Kathy B., George Mason University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  11. 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
  12. Television, gays, and gay marriage: A cultivation study of television's relationship with opinions about same-sex marriage
    Netzley, Sara Baker, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
  13. Screen Time Exposure and Children's Behavioral Correlates
    Olszewski, Linda Escobar, Pace University, 2015, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  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 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
  16. 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
  17. "Frontiers of freedom": The African American experience in Cincinnati, 1802--1862
    Taylor, Nikki Marie, Duke University, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: American history
  18. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
    College Students' Anxiety, Social Media Engagement, and Fear of Missing Out
    Chambers, Kelsey J., William James College, 2018, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  19. Awareness of e-cigarettes and correlation of use among high school students
    Santistevan, Aysun, Colorado State University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education
    Social Media Use at Work
    Chauhan, Kriti, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information science
  20. The electronic corporate news release: A new format for a new medium
    Klipstine, Thomas, Bowling Green State University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. A developmental approach investigating differences in the way high school students of varying performance levels conceptualize academic essay writing
    Kane, Loretta Sue, University of California, Berkeley, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  24. Can homeschooling be an alternative schooling choice?
    Sun, Xiaodong, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Economics
  25. 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

Masters Theses

  1. Consumer Response to Online Visual Merchandising Cues: A Case Study of Forever 21
    Wu, Jiajing, University of Minnesota, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  2. Sustainable sugar? Commodity chains, ethical consumption, and the violent geographies of sugar production in Nicaragua
    Evans, Hannah M., San Diego State University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Geography
  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. Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media on Adolescent Well-Being
    Kennedy, Katie, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Health education
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The economic value of the limestones of southeastern Nebraska
    Frankforter, George Bell, The University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1888, M.A.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
  8. Cloud security: Confidentiality, integrity and availability within the cloud
    Rennhack, Nancy, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  9. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Negative effects of cyberbullying and social media usage among young adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  10. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  11. 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
  12. Understanding the My Lai Massacre: An Analysis of Distant and Immediate Causes
    McKinney, Jason B., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Asian history
  13. How Do Video Games Normalize Violence? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Popular Video Games
    Foster, Heather, Northern Arizona University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  17. 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
  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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Crisis Management in Social Media: The Importance of Social Media and How Companies Utilize Social Media in Crisis Situations
    Southorn, Isabell, Hawaii Pacific University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  22. The history of paleo-illustration
    Stroud, James P., Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2008, M.F.A.
    Subject: Fine arts
  23. 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
    The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health
    Pond, Britini, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    Impact of Employee Motivation on Employee Retention Rates
    Dugovicova, Janka, Webster University, 2019, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Student-athlete: A study of student-athlete workload compared with traditional student workload
    Provencio, Chuck, South Dakota State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Sports Management
  24. Lien entre le sentiment d'auto-efficacite et l'epuisement professionnel chez des enseignantes et enseignants et inventaire des obstacles et facilitateurs a leur epanouissement professionnel
    R. Doyon, Pascal, Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres (Canada), 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Pedagogy
    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
  25. Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics