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January 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 the Role of Standard Costing in Lean Manufacturing Enterprises: A Structuration Theory Approach
    Rao, Manjunath H. S., Maharishi University of Management, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Accounting
  3. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  4. Ethics and care: An ethnographic study of psychiatric community health nursing practice
    Sturm, Bonnie Agnes, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2002, Ed.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  5. Indigent client perceptions of barriers to marriage and family therapy
    Gibson, Florencetta Hayes, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Individual & family studies
  6. 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
  7. Effectiveness of male juvenile boot camps in the United States: A critical review of the literature
    Riphagen, Rachel C., Azusa Pacific University, 2010, Psy.D.
    Subject: Behavioral psychology
  8. An exploration of a university academic bridge program for English language learners
    Randall, Steven J., The University of Arizona, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Language
  9. Cross-boundary Governing Network in the Hong Kong-Pearl River Delta Region: Case Study on the Development of Adjoining Areas between Hong Kong and Shenzhen
    Li, Yun, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Geography
  10. An Analysis of Social Media Marketing Strategies and Best Practices of Hospitality and Tourism Organizations
    Iacovou, Constantinos, Northcentral University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    The Emergence of Political Parties in Postwar Hong Kong: The Reform Club of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Civic Association
    Tsang, Yik Man, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Asian history
  11. Contesting Seoul: Contacts, Conflicts, and Contestations Surrounding Seoul's City Walls, 1876-1919
    Lee, Sinwoo, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Asian history
  12. 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
  13. Why Unity A.M.E. Zion Church? Insights from members of a church plant
    Neville, David I., Jr., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2009, D.Min.
    Subject: Theology
  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
    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
  15. 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
  16. The relationship between the learning styles of middle school students and the teaching and learning styles of middle school teachers and the effects on student achievement of students' learning styles and teachers' learning and teaching styles
    Morrow, Vanessa Mae, The University of Mississippi, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Pedagogy
    Terrorism and conflict resolution: Theory and practice
    Cunningham, William G., Jr., George Mason University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Political science
  17. 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. Descriptions of childhood trauma, effects of the trauma, and how adults moved through the trauma to normalized behavior
    Schaaf, Alice Katherine, Andrews University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  19. Hypothalamic regulation in relation to maladaptive, obsessive-compulsive, affiliative, and satiety behaviors in Prader-Willi syndrome
    Bialik, Mayim Chaya, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Neurosciences
    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
    Teachers' views of research-based interventions for ADHD
    Nowak, Jennifer Rebekah Clase, Chestnut Hill College, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  20. 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
    Teachers' perceptions regarding the use of Google Classroom and Google Docs and their impact on student engagement
    Morquin, Demian, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
    Toward a Diagnostic-Dialogic Model of Organizational Change: Synthesizing Organizational Change with Accounting Metrics
    Brock, William Bartlett, Benedictine University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organization theory
    The role of team effectiveness in construction project teams and project performance
    Azmy, Nurhidayah, Iowa State University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  21. Exploring Online Community Among Rural Medical Education Students: A Case Study
    Palmer, Ryan Tyler, Portland State University, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Health education
    A Nationally Representative Survey of Depression Symptoms among Jordanian Adolescents: Associations with Depression Stigma, Depression Etiological Beliefs, and Likelihood to Seek Help for Depression
    Dardas, Latefa Ali, Duke University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mental health
  22. 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
    The leadership self-awareness process: A narrative study exploring how experienced leaders use self-awareness and deception to align their behavior to their goals
    Steiner, Patricia Feig, Northeastern University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Business administration
    An analysis of teacher self-efficacy, teacher trust, and collective efficacy in a southwest Texas school district
    Ball, Jeanette, Texas A&M University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: School administration
    The Effects of Non-Compulsory Freshman Seminar and Core Curriculum Completion Ratios on Post-secondary Persistence and Baccalaureate Degree Attainment
    Clouse, Wendi A., University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Higher education administration
    The intersection of friendships, networks, and crime: A developmental extension and test of Sutherland's differential association theory
    Boman, John H., IV, University of Florida, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Criminology
    The effectiveness of humor in persuasion: The case of business ethics training
    Lyttle, James Bruce, York University (Canada), 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  23. Rants, Reactions, and other Rhetorics: Genres of the YouTube Vlog
    Werner, Erich Alan, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Rhetoric
    Service quality of online apparel retailers and its impact on customer satisfaction, customer trust and customer loyalty
    Hou, Yonghai, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  24. A Study of Perceptions of Math Mindset, Math Anxiety, and View of Math by Young Adults
    Hocker, Tami, Southeastern University, 2017, Ed.D.
    Subject: Mathematics education
    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
    Promoting L2 Motivation via Motivational Teaching Practice: A Mixed-Methods Study in the Turkish EFL Context
    Erdil-Moody, Zeynep, University of South Florida, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Linguistics
  25. Digital activism: Social movements in the digital age
    Nalbantoglu, Huseyin Cahit, Spalding University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Sociology

Masters Theses

  1. 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
  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. 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
    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
    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
  4. "No One Puts Their Children in a Boat unless the Water is Safer than the Land": North American Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Resettlement of "Boat People" in the United States
    Reid, Emliy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: American studies
    "no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land" - north american response to the syrian refugee crisis and the resettlement of "boat people" in the united states
    Reid, Emliy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: American studies
    Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  5. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  6. Medical social workers' ability to recognize spiritual issues in practice
    Tyson, Maple Jean, California State University, Long Beach, 2001, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
  7. 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
  8. Call-out culture: How online shaming affects social media participation in young adults
    Huffman, Ethan M., Gonzaga University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
    #Effyourbeautystandards: Message Construction in the Body Positivity Movement on Instagram
    Bahr, Nike, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  9. Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
  10. The genealogy of an Atlantic world order: Just war, the Jesuit position, and racial hierarchy in colonial Brazil
    Cagle, Hugh Glenn, University of Kansas, 2005, M.A.
    Subject: Religious history
  11. 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
  12. 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
    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
  13. Celebrity Endorsement vs. Influencer Marketing Perception of Credibility among Millennials
    Tayyebtaher, Nazanin, Webster University, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  14. Respect in the workplace: The journey from understanding to sustaining
    MacBeth Shanahan, Lori Leslie, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  15. 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
    Body composition and fitness levels of kinesiology majors and non-majors
    Shekitka, Merin Eyre, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, 2002, M.S.
    Subject: Physical education
    The assessment of housing refurbishment and renovation programmes
    Guo, Heyan, University of London, University College London (United Kingdom), 2007, M.Sc.
    Subject: Architecture
  16. Waves of Modern Terrorism: Examining the Past and Predicting the Future
    Walls, Erin, Georgetown University, 2017, M.A.L.S.
    Subject: Public policy
    Comparing BMI Perceptions of Self- and Others between Kinesiology and Non-kinesiology University Students
    Bahtic, Dzenita, Illinois State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Kinesiology
    Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
    Crime Intelligence 2.0: Reinforcing Crowdsourcing using Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Computing
    Khanwalkar, Sanket Subhash, University of California, Irvine, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Information science
    Factors affecting online shopping behavior of Indian consumers
    Sinha, Jayendra, University of South Carolina, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Management
  17. An Investigation of the Biomechanics of Kinesiology Tape
    Ward, Jessa Bryann, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Biomedical engineering
  18. Recruitment and Retention of Generation Z in the Workplace
    Scheuerlein, Kristen, The College of St. Scholastica, 2019, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    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
  19. 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
    A systematic approach to human powered vehicle design with an emphasis on providing guidelines for mentoring students
    Whitman, Alexander S., Clemson University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    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.
    Subject: Nursing
    Consumer Attitude and Purchasing Behavior Related to Native Advertising on Instagram Social Media Platform
    Pavlenko, Kateryna, Webster University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    Influencer Marketing: Consumer Perception on Influencers and Its Role in Digital Communication Management
    Draganova, Ivona, Webster University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    Flexible Seating: Effects of Student Seating Type Choice in the Classroom
    Allen, Callie, Western Illinois University, 2018, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Elementary education
    The Effect of Purposeful Hourly Rounding on the Incidence of Patient Falls
    Brown, Crista H., Gardner-Webb University, 2016, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  20. Impact of Employee Motivation on Employee Retention Rates
    Dugovicova, Janka, Webster University, 2019, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  21. Technology and human trafficking
    Remington, Daniel M., Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
    ISIS: The use of social media
    Durr, Brenna, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
    Weaponization of Artifical Intelligence
    Pozzi, Joseph A., Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Artificial intelligence
    Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  22. Do human resource professionals and managers agree or disagree with the characteristics of the millennial generation?
    O'Brien, Jessica, State University of New York Empire State College, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Business administration
    Collections care and management at the Howard Steamboat Museum Inc.
    Wanke, Katherine LeClerq, University of Louisville, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Museum 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
    Web based bioinformatics tool for contributing content to the Anti-Microbial Peptide Editable Database
    Herrera, Abraham, University of Rhode Island, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  23. Human sex trafficking: Individual risk factors for recruitment, trafficking, and victimization on the internet
    Miller, Aimee D., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology
    Reconsidering Everyday Life Photography (SaenghwalchuÅ­i Sajin) in South Korea in the 1950s and 1960s
    Park, Kaeun, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Art history
    #TrendingFeminism: The Impact of Digital Feminist Activism
    Clark, Cassie, The George Washington University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
    Measuring and modeling geosmin removal from Horsetooth Reservoir water by powdered activated carbon for selected contact times
    Koester, Kirk, Colorado State University, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
    Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media on Adolescent Well-Being
    Kennedy, Katie, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Health education
    The Relationship Between Coal Mining Activity and Opioid Mortality
    Wang, Qitong, Tufts University, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Economics
    Developing an Emotional Design Predictor for Brand Loyalty An Introductory Research on Interrelationship between Brand Loyalty and Emotion, Brand Loyalty and Culture
    Qu, Yonghao, Arizona State University, 2012, M.S.D.
    Subject: Design
    Nurse to Patient Ratios Greater than 1:5 and the Effects on Nurse Satisfaction and Retention
    Allen, Marjorie, University of Mount Olive, 2018, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  24. The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health
    Pond, Britini, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    How Do Video Games Normalize Violence? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Popular Video Games
    Foster, Heather, Northern Arizona University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    Transitioning into advanced practice: Positive forces and obstacles experienced by advanced practice registered nurses
    Gillette, Elizabeth, Clarion University of Pennsylvania and Edinboro University, 2016, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
    Teacher Perceptions of Effectiveness of the Zones of Regulation
    Kisiel, Karli, Southern Connecticut State University, 2019, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
  25. Musicians utilizing social media to increase brand awareness, further promote their brand and establish brand equity
    Collard, Mikey, University of Southern California, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Journalism
    The impact of sales when marketing a unique direct-to-consumer bundle to a niche music market on Facebook
    Hefter, Thomas J., The William Paterson University of New Jersey, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Music
    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
    The Effects of Brand Familiarity on Perceived Risks, Attitudes, and Purchase Intentions toward Intimate Apparel Brands: The Case of Victoria' Secret
    Rose, Jennifer, University of Arkansas, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Textile research
    Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Consumer Privacy, Industry Risks, and Ethical Concerns
    Brubaker, Kyle, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    The Effects of Social Media on Graduate Student Mental Health
    Vang, Ann K., Western Illinois University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Health sciences