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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A Descriptive Study of First-year College Students' Non-academic Digital Literacy Practices with Implications for College Writing Education, Ann N. Amicucci
Department: English

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"We Make Marines:" Organizational Socialization and the Effects of "The Crucible" on the Values Orientation of Recruits During U. S. Marine Corps Training, Michael D. Becker
Department: Sociology

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Motivation to Run: Using Fishbein & Ajzen'sTheory of Reasoned Action to Predict Participation in 5K Races, Nicolette Michelle Bell
Department: Sociology

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Feminist Borderland Aesthetics in Three North American U.S. Women's Novels, Judy M. Bertonazzi
Department: English

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The Earth Education Program SunshipTM Earth: A Mixed Methods Study of the Long-Term Influence on Environmental Attitudes and Actions, Nancy K. Bires
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Is it Still a Sexual Offense if Society Doesn't Find it Offensive? Cultural Constructions and Rape Proclivity, Beth A. Bliss
Department: Psychology

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Military Leadership in Combat, Paul R. Bollinger
Department: Sociology

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Middle Level Science: A Mixed-Methodology Study of the Impact of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) on Curriculum and Instruction, PatriciaSarappo Sarappo Britton
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Using Comic Books and Graphic Novels to Improve and Facilitate Community College Students' Literacy, Brian Patrick Burke
Department: English

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Puerto Rican Radical: The Effects of Neoliberalism on the Life and Work of Martín Espada, Edward J. Carvalho
Department: English

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The Utility of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers in a Preschool-Age Special Education Sample, JoAnna R. Cogan-Ferchalk
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Ecological Episteme: A Pathway to a Literacy of Sustainability, Brian D. Cope
Department: English

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Simulation Usage as a Partial Replacement of Traditional Clinical: A Study of Administrator and Faculty Perceptions in Practical Nursing Programs in Pennsylvania, Cynthia A. Cornelius
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Student Affairs New Professionals Employee Orientation Programs' Relationship with Organizational Socialization, Amy L. Cotner-Klinger
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effects of Professional Development on Teachers' Technology Self-Efficacy: A Design-Based Approach, Joshua David DeSantis
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Making Meaning of Adversity: Experiences of Women Leaders in Higher Education, Amy B. Diehl
Department: Sociology

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The Impact of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports on Academic Achievement, Jessica Katherine Dirsmith
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Exploring Writing Accuracy and Writing Complexity as Predictors of High-Stakes State Assessments, Ellie Whitner Edman
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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A Case Study of 21st Century Skills in High Achieving Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania, Gregory P. Egnor
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Impact of Crime-Related Television Programs on Students' Perceptions of the Criminal Justice System, Brian Michael Fedorek
Department: Criminology

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Test Nationally, Benchmark Locally: Using Local DIBELS Benchmarks to Predict Performance on the PSSA, Matthew R. Ferchalk
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Telemental Health and the Client-Therapist Relationship, Shelby H. Bohn Frantz
Department: Psychology

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Reflective Thinkers: An Examination of the Development of the Student Teachers' Journal Reflections during the Student Teaching Experience, Christine L. Fryer
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Impact of RTI Practices on Student Reading Achievement, Tara L. Gleason
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Influence of a Companion Animal's Presence on Aspects of the Therapeutic Alliance, Kara M. Goldmann
Department: Psychology

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Impact of Learning Theory Methods on Undergraduate Retention and Application of Software in a Studio Setting, Julie L. Gomboc-Turyan
Department: Communications Media

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The Diffusion of Facebook in Rural, Southwestern Pennsylvania Baby Boomers, Laurie A. Grosik
Department: Communications Media

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Assessing the Contextual Effect of Autobiographical and Media Memory, Dana C. Hackley
Department: Communications Media

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Elementary Writing Assessment Platforms: A Quantitative Examination of Online Versus Offline Writing Performance of Fifth-Grade Students, Vickie L. Heath
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Capes and the Canon: Comic Book Superheroes and Canonical American Literature, Forrest C. Helvie
Department: English

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Differences in Student Perceptions of Student and Faculty Incivility among Nursing Program Types: An Application of Attribution Theory, Riah Leigh Hoffman
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: How Does it Affect Consumers' Perceptions About Treatment?, Shelly Ann Hopkins
Department: Psychology

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Performing Mutuality in the Writing Class: Creating Emancipatory Teacher- Student Relationships through Response and Interactivity, John Ryan Hrebik
Department: English

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Examination of the Training of School Psychologists in Post-Secondary Transition Practices, Carrie R. Jackson
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Destination Memory Accuracy in Younger and Older Adults, Susan C. Jefferson
Department: Psychology

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“What Are We Doing Here, Anyway?” An Exploration of the Attitudes and Responses of Teaching Assistants from Composition and from Literature Regarding Their TA Preparation, Jennifer Kathleen Johnson
Department: English

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Metacognition and Learning to Read: An Examination of the Metacognitive Strategies Fifth Grade Students Use Before, During, and After Reading, Dana Ann Keck
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Graduates' Perceptions of a Western Pennsylvania Public High School Alternative Education Program, Beverly J. Knopf
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Phenomenological Exploration of Suburban Public Southwestern Pennsylvania High School Teachers and Digitally Plagiarized Content Received from Their Students, Cheryl Ann Kohler
Department: Communications Media

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Coping-Mediated Differences in Posttraumatic Growth, Kelly A. Kovack
Department: Psychology

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Long-Serving Rural Superintendents of Western Pennsylvania: A Descriptive Case Study of the Factors That May Influence Their Longevity, Shawn Lewis Kovac
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Effects of Media Exposure on Intention to Seek Mental Health Treatment in College Students, Dennis G. LaLonde Jr.
Department: Psychology

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Crude Designs, Slick Resistance: Petrofiction in the Global Age, Tracy J. Lassiter
Department: English

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Independent Mountaineers: Tracing a Path of Individualism in Appalachian Literature, Film, and Popular Culture Since 1950, Rachal Marie Le Bourhis
Department: English

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A Study of Parental Understanding of and Intervention in Cyberbullying among Children in Fourth through Eighth Grade, Emily L. Levine
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Marijuana Expectancies in College Students With and Without a Substance-Dependent First-Degree Relative, Quinne Leyden
Department: Psychology

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The Relationship Between Social, Cultural and Educational Factors and English Language Acquisition in Third Grade Second Language Learners, Jeffrey Paul Lotas
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Adoption of Instructional Technology by Chinese Women Faculty in Higher Education, Yixin Lu
Department: Communications Media

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Children's Stories: A Narrative Resource, Hart K. MacCardell
Department: Psychology

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“I Wonder if He’s for Sale”: (Mis)spent Youth and (Re)written Subjectivities in the Fiction of Bret Easton Ellis, William Magrino
Department: English

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Does the Use of Data Analysis Teaming for Student Achievement and Level of Student Work Improve Student Performance in Reading?, Christina Marie Marco-Fies
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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At the Kitchen Table: Women and Food in Late Twentieth-Century U.S. Multiethnic and Global Women's Literature, Allyson Denise Marino
Department: English

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Young Adults' Spirituality: How Church Leaders Are Addressing Spiritual Needs of Young Adults in Small Rural Churches, Brunilda Martínez
Department: Sociology

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Social Agency of Sideshow Performers in Literature and Film: An Analysis of Panoptic, Clinical, and Educative Gaze Constructs, Stacey Leigh Mascia
Department: English

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Using Electronic Reading Devices to Gauge Student Situational Interest in Reading: A Quantitative Study with Ninth-Grade Language Arts Students, Karen Louise Matis
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Mixed-Methods Study of Early Intervention Implementation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Janet Anne Mattern
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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HIV/AIDS Stigma: Effects of Gender, Level of Responsibility, and Priming, Kendra R. McCarty
Department: Psychology

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The Impact of Evidence-Based Practices on the Oral Reading Fluency of Low-Socioeconomic-Status Elementary Students, Thomas B. McCracken
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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“The War Was Easy… It Was the War of Words … That Was Tough”: Countering Combat Trauma and Restoring Individual Identity through Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Fiction, Judith Lynn Britt McNeely
Department: English

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Intersections of Aesthetics, Ethics, and Politics: Coetzee, Beckett, and Kafka, Eric Paul Meljac
Department: English

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The Impact of Leadership Styles in Athletic Training Education Programs on Athletic Training Students' Competence, Michael Paul Meyer
Department: Sociology

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The Lived Experience of At-Risk Nursing Students Enrolled in a Required Course to Improve NCLEX-RN® Success, Shelly Lynn Moore
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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English Faculty Community Building: Writing Portfolio Assessment Groups as Teaching Circles, Dauvan D. Mulally
Department: English

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Reconstructing Myself: The Story of a Second Language Teacher of Writing, Deepak K. Pant
Department: English

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A Study of the Relationship between Korean Non-Native English Speaking Teachers' Prior Teaching Experience and Their L2 Pragmatic Competence, Seung Ku Park
Department: English

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Discursive Formations of UNESCO'S Policies on Literacy, Massaer Paye
Department: English

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Where Does Writing End?, Julie Anne Peluso Quinn
Department: English

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Positive and Negative Body Image and Disordered Eating as a Function of Objectification and Lesbian and Feminist Identities, Joanne A. Petursson
Department: Psychology

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The Influence of Supervision on School Psychologists' Sense of Self-Efficacy, Lisa Weed Phifer
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: Can It Help Address The Problem Of Disproportionate Minority Representation In The Emotional Disturbance Disability Category?, Jodi Abraham Porter
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Management Practices of Student-Run Broadcast Radio Stations: A National Review of Contemporary College Radio, Ronald K. Raymond
Department: Communications Media

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Mutuality as a Means of Overcoming Student Resistance, John Leonard Reilly
Department: English

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Academic Administrator Influence on Institutional Commitment to Open Access of Scholarly Research, Thomas L. Reinsfelder
Department: Sociology

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‘Knowledge Growth’: A Multiple Case Study of English Literature Graduates’ Learning Experiences for Teaching Composition, Kathleen A. Richards
Department: English

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Pastors' Experiences of Role Expectations, W. Alan Robinson
Department: Sociology

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A Qualitative Study of the Post-Lesson Reflective Practices of Pre-service Health Education Teachers at Four Institutions of Higher Education, Jennifer E. Rodgers
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Clinical Utility of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Practitioner's Perspective, Tina M. Rose
Department: Psychology

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An Analysis of the Factors Affecting the Target Choices of Residential Burglars, Jeffrey J. Roth
Department: Criminology

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Academic Help-Seeking Behavior of Act 101 Students: Who Seeks Help? Who is Reluctant?, Nancy Anne Rottler
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Descriptive Study of Pedagogical Characteristics of Online Versus Face-to- Face Teaching Methods in a Secondary Blended Learning Environment, Kerri Ann Ruck
Department:

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Reasons to Leave, Reasons to Believe: Students' Stories of Withdrawing from First Year Composition, LeeAnn (Mysti) Rudd
Department: English

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Accuracy and Confidence in Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations: A Comparison of Clinical and Legal Decision Making, Sarah E. Ryan
Department: Psychology

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Bridging the Gap Between Interior Design Education and Entry-Level Job Expectations, Karen M. Scarton
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Identity, Subjectivity, and Agency in L1-L2 Literacy Processes Among Young Spanish-English Learners in a K-12 Bilingual School in Bogotá, Colombia, Hector Manuel Serna Dimas
Department: English

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Orientalism, Occidentalism, and the Language of Conciliation: Political Discourses in the 9/11 Novel, Bahramand Shah
Department: English

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Exploring Preservice Early Childhood Educators' Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Preparedness to Teach Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Inclusive Classrooms, Tricia H. Shelton
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Study Using a 360 Degree Feedback for Principals Along With Professional Development Seminars, Stephen D. Shutters
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Listening to Students & Answering the Call: One Woman's Writing, Responding, and Reflecting, April Zosia Sikorski-Julier
Department: English

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Emotional Literacy and the Challenge of ESL Academic Literacy, Joseph Slick
Department: English

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Secondary Preservice Teachers' Perception of Preparedness to Integrate Technology, Leanne Spazak
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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National Board Certified Teachers in Pennsylvania: A Study of Motivation and Persistence, Ronald Jay Starnes
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effect of Brand Identification on Alumni Supportive Behaviors, Amber L. Stephenson
Department: Sociology

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Performance-Based Music Ensembles' Effect on Academic Achievement: A Correlational Study, Timothy Francis Stevenson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining the Impact of Selected New Media on Spousal Relationships in the Military, Margaret C. Stewart
Department: Communications Media

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A Mixed-Methods Study: Motivational Aspects of a Summer Reading Program for Young Adolescents with Low Reading Achievement, Brianna R. Strahler
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Gatekeeping and Creativity in Higher Education: A Mixed-Methods Study of Professors' and Students' Perceptions of Practices in Freshmen-Level College Courses, Laura J. Strong
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Drifters and the Disadvantaged: An Ethnographic Study of a Small-Town Hotel and its Residents, Brandon T. Stroup
Department: Criminology

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Digital Citizenship Instruction in Pennsylvania Public Schools: School Leaders Expressed Beliefs and Current Practices, Chris A. Suppo
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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College Student Parents: Stress, Role Conflict, and Coping, Amy Louise-Vannurden Swingle
Department: Psychology

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Battery Construction, Age Bias, and the Detection of Neurological Impairment: A Survey of North American Clinical Neuropsychologists, Kristina Lynne Talbert
Department: Psychology