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April 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. 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
  3. Interventions to improve grading proficiency
    Horton, Sandra L., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2015, D.N.P.
    Subject: Higher education
  4. 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
  5. A model for Biblical worldview development in Evangelical Christian emerging adults
    Erdvig, Roger Charles Stensrud, Liberty University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: 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. 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
  8. The relationship between mentoring and spiritual formation among nontraditional theological seminary students
    Dunlow, Jacob, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Religious education
  9. 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
  10. 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
    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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Do the Gender and Race of Video Game Characters Matter? The Effects of Violent Game Playing on Implicit Stereotyping and Aggressive Behavior
    Yang, Grace S., University of Michigan, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
  14. 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
    Validation of the Gambling Expectancy Questionnaire
    Tiell, Kathy W., Wayne State University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  15. Design of a Collaborative Information and Communication Technology Platform to support Creativity in Innovation Activities - Prototyping and User Experience Test
    Jimenez, Luz Maria, Ecole de Technologie Superieure (Canada), 2013, D.Eng.
    Subject: Design
  16. The Effects Unconditional Positive Regard on Psychotherapy Outcome
    Tilliman, Damien, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  17. 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
  18. The Impact of Social Media Platforms on Identity Development in Adolescence
    Mirkin, Nicole A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
    A Quantitative Study of the Relationship between Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Violence Training to Reduce Stress and Attrition
    Tucker, Angela, Northcentral University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Teacher 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
  19. Effect of display and text parameters on reading performance
    Subbaram, Venkiteshwar M., The Ohio State University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Medicine
    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
  20. A Quantitative Study of Grit as a Predictor of Online Course Success at a Suburban Michigan Community College
    Climer, Steven L., Northcentral University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  21. 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
    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
    Wall of exclusion: The persistence of residential racial segregation in metropolitan Milwaukee
    Carman, Greg J., The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: American history
  22. Implications of a social media course for adolescent social media usage
    Johnson, Nneka A., Mercer University, 2017, D.Phil.
    Subject: Education
  23. 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
    The effect of learning type and avatar similarity on learning outcomes in educational video games
    Lewis, Melissa L., Michigan State University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
    The Effects of Social Comparison Through Social Media for Young Women and Adolescent Females with Eating Disordered Symptomatology
    Chau, Quynh, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  24. 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
    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
    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
  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
    The relationship between micro-counseling skills and clinical attendance
    Wolstein, Daniel Aaron, East Carolina University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology

Masters Theses

  1. Video Game Use and Prosocial Behaviour: An Investigation into the Relationship between Prosocial Video Game Use, Empathy and Prosocial Behaviour in Children and Adolescents from Different Socio-Economic Groups
    Harrington, Brian, University College Dublin (Ireland), 2016, Litt.M.
    Subject: Social psychology
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
    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
  7. 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. Assistive Technology---needs assessment protocol for students with visual impairments
    Canales Aponte, Lourdes Marie, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2009, M.Ed.
    Subject: Special education
    Understanding the Marketing and Management of Trails Using Pestel Analysis
    Fosher, Holly, University of New Hampshire, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Recreation
  9. 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
  10. Does the Death Penalty Deter Homicides?
    Mendoza-Valles, Lorenzo Antonio, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2018, M.A.C.J.
    Subject: Criminology
  11. How Do Video Games Normalize Violence? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Popular Video Games
    Foster, Heather, Northern Arizona University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  12. 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
  13. 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
    Redefining the Identity of Black Women: "Natural" Hair and the Natural Hair Movement
    Henderson, Amber, The George Washington University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: African American studies
  14. 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
  15. Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Consumer Privacy, Industry Risks, and Ethical Concerns
    Brubaker, Kyle, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  16. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  17. Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media on Adolescent Well-Being
    Kennedy, Katie, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Health education
  18. Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  19. Flexible Seating: Effects of Student Seating Type Choice in the Classroom
    Allen, Callie, Western Illinois University, 2018, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Elementary education
  20. Communication Technology Adoption Across a Multi-Generational Workplace
    Giese, Emily, Gonzaga University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  21. Educational attainment, college major choice, the gender wage gap, and average starting salaries of college graduates in the United States, 1967-2011
    Caviris, Nicole Stefanie, Iowa State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Labor economics
  22. 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
    #Effyourbeautystandards: Message Construction in the Body Positivity Movement on Instagram
    Bahr, Nike, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  23. A Study on the Social and the Environmental Impacts of Bottled Water & A Design Solution to Improve the User Experience of Reusable Water Bottles
    Chang, Chia-Wei, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2010, M.F.A.
    Subject: Design
  24. Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
  25. 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
    An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Teacher education
    Celebrity Endorsement vs. Influencer Marketing Perception of Credibility among Millennials
    Tayyebtaher, Nazanin, Webster University, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing