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February 2020

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. Exploring Online Community Among Rural Medical Education Students: A Case Study
    Palmer, Ryan Tyler, Portland State University, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Health education
  3. Coaches and parents as sources of positive youth development: Caucasian and African American girls' life skills learning through sport
    Bhalla, Jennifer A., University of Virginia, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Developmental psychology
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
    The gamma-ray burst/supernova connection, a distance estimator for gamma-ray bursts, and modeling gamma-ray burst afterglows
    Reichart, Daniel Eric, The University of Chicago, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Astronomy
  9. 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
  10. 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
    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
  11. Managing marketing mix and communications in a digital era: The role of traditional and new media in a multichannel environment
    Kumar, Ashish, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  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
  13. 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
    Testing Theories of Violent Video Games and Aggression: Do Attitudes and Beliefs Mediate the Relationship between Violent Video Games and Aggression?
    Lewis, Barry P., Rivier University, 2018, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  14. The Relationship between Social Media, Self-Objectification and Self-Esteem in Young Adult Women
    Oxman, Adrian Tworecke, Pace University, 2017, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Implications of a social media course for adolescent social media usage
    Johnson, Nneka A., Mercer University, 2017, D.Phil.
    Subject: Education
  18. Case Study of Knowledge, Perceptions, and Attitudes of Middle School Teachers Towards Cyberbullying
    Strobel, Donna Runge, Northcentral University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Middle school education
    Consumer Resistance to Sponsored eWOM: The Roles of Influencer Credibility and Inferences of Influencer Motives
    Jiang, Mengtian, Michigan State University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
  19. 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
  20. Use of complementary and alternative therapies in community-dwelling older adults
    Cheung, Corjena Kwok-Chun, University of Minnesota, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  21. The Power of a Princess: Examining the Role of the Disney Princess in the Lives of Adolescent Girls
    Mallory, Marie, Regent University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  22. The social memory of the Vietnam War. (Volumes I and II)
    Hagopian, Patrick, The Johns Hopkins University, 1994, PH.D.
    Subject: American history
  23. 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
  24. The effects of single-parent households versus two-parent households on student academic success, attendance, and suspensions
    Ferrell, Ronald T., Lindenwood University, 2009, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  25. The K-12 Service-Learning Standards and Fourth Grade Students' Math Achievement: A Quasi-Experimental Study in Georgia
    Clark, Tanner, Northcentral University, 2017, Ed.D.
    Subject: Elementary education
    The relationship between mentoring and spiritual formation among nontraditional theological seminary students
    Dunlow, Jacob, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Religious education

Masters Theses

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  5. Call-out culture: How online shaming affects social media participation in young adults
    Huffman, Ethan M., Gonzaga University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  6. 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
  7. Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media on Adolescent Well-Being
    Kennedy, Katie, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Health education
    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
  8. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  9. Flexible Seating: Effects of Student Seating Type Choice in the Classroom
    Allen, Callie, Western Illinois University, 2018, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Elementary education
  10. The impact of the media on public opinion of the police
    Mullis, Joseph, California State University, Long Beach, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  11. The influence of social media on teens' self-esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon Murphy, Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Profit Performance: CSR For Profitability, CSR for Social Welfare, or CSR for Both Profitability and Social Welfare?
    HuangFu, JiangBo, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Economics
  16. 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
  17. 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
  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
  19. Impact of Employee Motivation on Employee Retention Rates
    Dugovicova, Janka, Webster University, 2019, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    How Do Video Games Normalize Violence? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Popular Video Games
    Foster, Heather, Northern Arizona University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  20. 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
    Disney princess "2.0": A feminist critique of Disney's newest generation of princesses
    Rome, Jennifer M., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  21. The Language of Male and Female Serial Killers: A Forensic Linguistic Examination
    Zheng, Christina, Hofstra University, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Linguistics
  22. Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
  23. #TrendingFeminism: The Impact of Digital Feminist Activism
    Clark, Cassie, The George Washington University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
  24. School Resource Officers and the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Discovering Trends of Expulsions in Public Schools
    Pigott, Christina, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  25. Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
    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