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September 2020

Dissertations

  1. Nothing Left Unfinished: A Transcendental Phenomenology on the Persistence of Black Women in Distance Education Doctoral Programs
    Rogers, Sherrita Yolande, Liberty University, 2018,
    Subjects: Higher education
  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,
    Subjects: Clinical psychology
  3. Exploring Online Community Among Rural Medical Education Students: A Case Study
    Palmer, Ryan Tyler, Portland State University, 2013,
    Subjects: Health education
  4. Suburban Xanadu: The casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip, 1945--1978
    Schwartz, David G., University of California, Los Angeles, 2000,
    Subjects: American history
  5. "They Glorify in a Certain Independence": The Politics of Identity in Kisama, Angola, and Its Diasporas in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
    Krug, Jessica A., The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012,
    Subjects: African studies
  6. The Humanity of Jesus in Matthew
    Jones, Matthew L., Regent University, 2018,
    Subjects: Biblical studies
  7. 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,
    Subjects: Education
  8. A Correlational Study on Interactive Technology Use and Student Persistence In eLearning Classes at an Online University
    Edwards, Carol T., Northcentral University, 2017,
    Subjects: Information technology
  9. "We are eggrolls and hotdogs": Mixed race Asians at the University of Pennsylvania
    Miller, Amy L, University of Pennsylvania, 2016,
    Subjects: Higher education
  10. Why Did You Stay?: A Case Study of Male Student Persistence in Technical College
    Froehlich-Mueller, Kerry, Northcentral University, 2017,
    Subjects: Community college education
  11. How High School Students' Perceptions of Their Teacher-Student Relationships Relate to Their Academic Achievement
    Short, Lori A., Northcentral University, 2017,
    Subjects: Secondary education
  12. An Examination of Leadership Principles in Matthew 23: Jesus' Authentic Transformational Leadership Approach Compared to the Pharisees' Pseudo- Transformational Leadership Approach
    Michel, Karl A., Regent University, 2014,
    Subjects: Biblical studies
  13. The impact of activity-based costing on organizational performance
    Sanford, Robin A., Nova Southeastern University, 2009,
    Subjects: Accounting
  14. 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,
    Subjects: Educational philosophy
  15. The scientific way of warfare: Order and chaos on the battlefields of modernity
    Bousquet, Antoine James Aime, London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom), 2007,
    Subjects: International relations
  16. A Phenomenological Study To Explore Transgenerational Trauma: An Australian Aboriginal Perspective
    Brown, Karen B., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017,
    Subjects: Ethnic studies
  17. 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,
    Subjects: Theology
    Unsettling the Settler within: Canada's peacemaker myth, reconciliation, and transformative pathways to decolonization
    Regan, Paulette Yvonne Lynette, University of Victoria (Canada), 2006,
    Subjects: Canadian history
  18. 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,
    Subjects: Nursing
  19. Organizational Change Readiness: Effects of Organizational Structure and Leadership Communication in Organizational Change
    Krishnan, Rajesh R., University of Maryland University College, 2018,
    Subjects: Management
  20. The Dynamics of Control: Exploring Sense of Control, Illusion of Control, and Gambling Self-Efficacy among Frequent Gamblers
    Stark, Sasha Marie, University of Toronto (Canada), 2014,
    Subjects: Social research
  21. Correlation between transformational leadership practices of teachers and administrators of a large suburban newly established high school
    Garity, Thomas C., Lincoln Memorial University, 2011,
    Subjects: Educational leadership
  22. Application of Jean Watson's Theory of Transpersonal Caring in Nurses Practicing in a Pain Center
    Hubert, Patricia Malone, Seton Hall University, 2018,
    Subjects: Nursing
  23. Blended Technology Rich Instruction Verses Blended Computer Managed Instruction in 8th Grade Digital Literacy Instruction
    Puccetti, Gregory Peter, Northcentral University, 2017,
    Subjects: Educational technology
  24. An assessment of dropout rates of former youth ministry participants in conservative Southern Baptist megachurches
    Shields, James Brandon, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008,
    Subjects: Social sciences education
  25. 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,
    Subjects: Business administration

Masters Theses

  1. Social accounting for international oil companies: A judicial critique
    Musk, Thomas Dale, University of Calgary (Canada), 2002, M.E.Des.
    Subjects: Environmental 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.
    Subjects: 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.
    Subjects: Public health
  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.
    Subjects: Mass communication
  5. 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.
    Subjects: Criminology
  6. Reforming the criminal justice system: A pragmatic approach to building a sustainable system
    Smith, Da'Mon J., University of Central Oklahoma, 2011, M.A.
    Subjects: Public administration
  7. Cairn
    Mavroudis, Thomas Christy, University of California, Riverside, 2014, M.F.A.
    Subjects: American literature
  8. 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.
    Subjects: Sociolinguistics
    Impact of Employee Motivation on Employee Retention Rates
    Dugovicova, Janka, Webster University, 2019, M.B.A.
    Subjects: Management
  9. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subjects: Education
    Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Management
    Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media on Adolescent Well-Being
    Kennedy, Katie, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2019, M.S.
    Subjects: Health education
  10. When Beneficence Confronts Non-Maleficence: Reconciling the Bioethical Challenges of Doing Good and Avoiding Harm in Risk Communication
    Sanders, Ashlyn Diane, Duke University, 2015, M.A.
    Subjects: Ethics
  11. 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.
    Subjects: Behavioral psychology
  12. Nurse Administrators' and Nurse Managers' attitudes about Nurse-To-Patient ratios, the nurse shortage, job satisfaction, and patient care
    Erdahl-Wynia, Shelley, South Dakota State University, 2008, M.S.
    Subjects: Nursing
  13. Estimating the Impact of Need Fulfillment on Human Motivation According to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
    Ahmed, Mohammed, The University of Akron, 2017, M.S.
    Subjects: Health care 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.
    Subjects: Kinesiology
    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.
    Subjects: Communication
  14. 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.
    Subjects: Marketing
  15. An examination of the validity of performance appraisal criteria produced by job analysis and personality-based job analysis
    Smith-Teeter, Shannon Lynn, Emporia State University, 2007, M.S.
    Subjects: Occupational psychology
    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.
    Subjects: Marketing
  16. The Vulnerabilities of Autonomous Vehicles
    Wierzynski, Amanda J., Utica College, 2019, M.S.
    Subjects: Computer science
  17. Understanding the Marketing and Management of Trails Using Pestel Analysis
    Fosher, Holly, University of New Hampshire, 2018, M.S.
    Subjects: Recreation
  18. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subjects: Women's studies
  19. Influencer Marketing: Consumer Perception on Influencers and Its Role in Digital Communication Management
    Draganova, Ivona, Webster University, 2018, M.S.
    Subjects: Marketing
    Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subjects: Agricultural economics
  20. Call-out culture: How online shaming affects social media participation in young adults
    Huffman, Ethan M., Gonzaga University, 2016, M.A.
    Subjects: Mass communication
  21. Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subjects: Social research
    Respect in the workplace: The journey from understanding to sustaining
    MacBeth Shanahan, Lori Leslie, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2009, M.A.
    Subjects: Management
    Spring into action for black women: Examining the Black Lives Matter organization's Twitter coverage of state-sanctioned violence against black women
    Williams, Jonathan Matthew, Wake Forest University, 2016, M.A.
    Subjects: Communication
    Black Lives Matter Media Framing Effects
    Jackenthal, Simone, The George Washington University, 2018, M.A.
    Subjects: Political science
  22. Storytelling as a springboard for teaching information literacy
    Yawney, Jilliane Cherie, University of Alberta (Canada), 2008, M.L.I.S.
    Subjects: Library science
  23. Exploring Positives and Negatives of Social Media and Their Effects on LGBT Youth in America
    Norton, Shelby, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016, M.S.
    Subjects: Counseling Psychology
    Cost evaluation using activity-based costing system in a manufacturing firm
    Khaisaeng, Sakrai, University of Louisville, 1998, M.S.
    Subjects: Industrial engineering
  24. 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.
    Subjects: Health care management
    Celebrity Endorsement vs. Influencer Marketing Perception of Credibility among Millennials
    Tayyebtaher, Nazanin, Webster University, 2019, M.S.
    Subjects: Marketing
    Analyzing corporate cyber security best practices
    Jauregui, Enzi, Utica College, 2015, M.S.
    Subjects: Computer science
  25. Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subjects: Communication
    Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Consumer Privacy, Industry Risks, and Ethical Concerns
    Brubaker, Kyle, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subjects: Information technology
    An exploratory study of paired serial killers: Pairing, motive, and criminalistic behavior
    Leonard, Gillian S., University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2014, M.A.
    Subjects: Criminology