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Have you ever wondered which dissertations and theses are accessed most by researchers? Check out the top 25 each month in the list below. (Based on total PDF downloads.) Where more than one title is listed, this indicates a tie in usage. See previous months’ lists.

February 2021

Dissertations

  1. 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
  2. Nothing Left Unfinished: A Transcendental Phenomenology on the Persistence of Black Women in Distance Education Doctoral Programs
    Rogers, Sherrita Yolande, Liberty University, 2018, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  3. Correlation between transformational leadership practices of teachers and administrators of a large suburban newly established high school
    Garity, Thomas C., Lincoln Memorial University, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  4. Attractional Church: The Impact of the Inner Life of a Local Church on Corporate Mission in North America
    Sliger, Joseph Matthew, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Theology
  5. The relationship between gender, presidential leadership, and the quality of community colleges
    Hua, Pei Chi, University of Southern California, 2005, Ed.D.
    Subject: Community college education
  6. Why Did You Stay?: A Case Study of Male Student Persistence in Technical College
    Froehlich-Mueller, Kerry, Northcentral University, 2017, Ed.D.
    Subject: Community college education
  7. How High School Students' Perceptions of Their Teacher-Student Relationships Relate to Their Academic Achievement
    Short, Lori A., Northcentral University, 2017, Ed.D.
    Subject: Secondary education
  8. Exploring Online Community Among Rural Medical Education Students: A Case Study
    Palmer, Ryan Tyler, Portland State University, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Health education
  9. Leadership Style and Leadership Education: A Phenomenological Study of Nurse Leader and Frontline Charge Nurse Perceptions of Leadership Style and Leadership Education in Hospitals
    Smith, Candace S., Northcentral University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational philosophy
  10. Becoming a missional church in an attractional world: A strategy for reaching unchurched people through the South Tracy Community Church
    Hilby, Stephen G., Anderson University, 2009, D.Min.
    Subject: Religion
  11. A comparative analysis of leadership development models in post-baccalaureate theological education
    Kiedis, Thomas Lee, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  12. Application of Jean Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Caring in Nurses Practicing in a Pain Center
    Hubert, Patricia Malone, Seton Hall University, 2018, D.N.P.
    Subject: Nursing
    Parental school choice in First Nations communities: Is there really a choice?
    Steinhauer, Evelyn Louise, University of Alberta (Canada), 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  13. Content Analysis of the Theory Base Used in the Conference Proceedings of the Association of Educational Communications and Technologies
    Flynt, Peggy R., Nova Southeastern University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  14. Social Media and the College Student Journey: An Examination of How Social Media Use Impacts Social Capital and Affects College Choice, Access, and Transition
    Horvath-Plyman, Melissa, New York University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  15. Student retention at the community college: Meeting students' needs
    Jacobs-Biden, Jill, University of Delaware, 2007, Ed.D.
    Subject: Community college education
  16. The Effects of Watson's Theory of Human Caring on the Nurse Perception and Utilization of Caring Attributes and the Impact on Nurse Communication
    McMillan, Mary Owens, Gardner-Webb University, 2017, D.N.P.
    Subject: Nursing
    An investigation of attitudes towards adults with mental illness among mental health professionals in-training, non mental health professionals in-training, mental health professionals, and non mental health professionals
    Smith, Allison L., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: School counseling
  17. A Correlational Study on Interactive Technology Use and Student Persistence In eLearning Classes at an Online University
    Edwards, Carol T., Northcentral University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
    Organizational Change Readiness: Effects of Organizational Structure and Leadership Communication in Organizational Change
    Krishnan, Rajesh R., University of Maryland University College, 2018, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Management
  18. An assessment of dropout rates of former youth ministry participants in conservative Southern Baptist megachurches
    Shields, James Brandon, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social sciences education
  19. Interventions to improve grading proficiency
    Horton, Sandra L., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2015, D.N.P.
    Subject: Higher education
  20. 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
    Factors that Influence Successful Organizational Change in Corporations: Examination of Change Management, Employees' Reaction to Change, and Change Outcomes
    Roberts, Augustus Dee, University of Maryland University College, 2017, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Management
  21. 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
  22. Blended Technology Rich Instruction Verses Blended Computer Managed Instruction in 8th Grade Digital Literacy Instruction
    Puccetti, Gregory Peter, Northcentral University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational technology
    Colorism in Media Content: A Qualitative Study Focusing on Film and Perception
    Leary, Rameca Vincent, Regent University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  23. Implications of a social media course for adolescent social media usage
    Johnson, Nneka A., Mercer University, 2017, D.Phil.
    Subject: Education
  24. The Relationship Between Servant Leadership, Effective Leadership, and Ethical Leadership: A Non-profit Organization Correlational Study
    Ramseur, Andrea Gayle, Grand Canyon University, 2018, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  25. A Correlational Study of the Communication Styles and Use of Power among Lead Pastors
    Grusendorf, Stephen Aaron, Lancaster Bible College, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
    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. The Vulnerabilities of Autonomous Vehicles
    Wierzynski, Amanda J., Utica College, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media on Adolescent Well-Being
    Kennedy, Katie, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Health education
    Progenitor or mere predecessor: A study of ukiyo-e' s place in the development of modern manga through the works of Rumiko Takahashi
    Jackson, Julia Fields, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2014, A.M.
    Subject: Art history
  7. Re-examining The Two-Step Flow of information in the age of digital media: The case of the 2012 presidential election in the United States
    Li, Jo-Yun, Iowa State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Journalism
  8. The decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire
    Ott, Justin, Iowa State University, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Ancient history
  9. Regulating cryptocurrency to prevent fraud and money laundering
    Ngai, Kenneth, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Banking
  10. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  11. Determinants of Tax Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Kwara State, Nigeria
    Abdulazeez, Taofeeq, Kwara State University (Nigeria), 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Accounting
  12. 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
  13. Nostalgia in Anime: Redefining Japanese Cultural Identity in Global Media Texts
    Noh, Susan S., Georgetown University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Film studies
  14. Black Lives Matter Media Framing Effects
    Jackenthal, Simone, The George Washington University, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Political science
    The Media's Portrayal of Human Trafficking versus Experiences: Understanding Human Trafficking from the Survivor's Perspective by Analyzing Media Portrayal of Human Trafficking and Debunking the Myths
    Sanders, Katherine, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  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. Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
    Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  17. "All the forms today are merely parades and arrangements" The relationship between the music and film of "Le Ballet Mecanique" and their influence on time
    Baumgart, Emily Michelle, Michigan State University, 2015, M.M.
    Subject: Music
    Application of Investigative Psychology to Psychodynamic and Human Development Theories: Examining Traits and Typologies of Serial Killers
    Smith, Jordyn, California Baptist University, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Behavioral psychology
  18. 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
    The silence breakers: understanding social, psychological, and contextual factors that influenced the development of the #metoo movement based on spiral of silence theory
    Koo, Gyo Hyun, Indiana University, 2019, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  19. Finding an effective approach to teaching the grammar and mechanics of composition: A study of the effectiveness of computer grammar and style checkers
    Sellmer, Teresa Ann, University of Northern Colorado, 1998, M.A.
    Subject: Language arts
    How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  20. #Effyourbeautystandards: Message Construction in the Body Positivity Movement on Instagram
    Bahr, Nike, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  21. 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
  22. Methods of conflict management used by nurses in the hospital setting
    Skeels, Mary Frances, The University of Texas Medical Branch Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1994, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  23. Impact of Employee Motivation on Employee Retention Rates
    Dugovicova, Janka, Webster University, 2019, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  24. Veterinarian-client communication during euthanasia discussions
    Nogueira, Leandra Jane, University of Guelph (Canada), 2007, M.Sc.
    Subject: Veterinary science
    Social media and self-concept: Does social media have an effect on college students' self-concept?
    Gannon, Adrienne Cecile, University of South Alabama, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  25. Gender neutral parenting: An argument for a place on the contemporary feminist agenda
    Dumas, Moira Duffy, Southern Connecticut State University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
    Understanding corporate social responsibility and brand equity: An investigation of restaurant brand attributes and customer traits
    Lin, Shijun Michael, Oklahoma State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Social research