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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Online Interaction between Thai EFL Learners and English Speaking Chat Partners: An Exploration of Negotiation for Meaning and Developing Relationships, Kandanai Worajittipol
Department: English

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Executive Functioning Skills in a School District: An Examination of Teachers' Perception of Executive Functioning Skills Related to Age, Sex, and Educational Classification, Cynthia Louise Wright
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Criminal Minds Models: An Exploration of a Typology for Criminal Propensity, Sz-De Yu
Department: Criminology

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The Evolving Teacher Identities of 12 South/East Asian Teachers in US Graduate Programs, Nugrahenny Tourisia Zacharias
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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An Investigation of Suspect Effort, Postconcussive Symptoms, and Litigation in Neuropsychological Evaluations, Hey-Mi M. Ahn
Department: Psychology

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Caught between Two Cultures: The Realization of Requests by Jordanian EFL Learners, Husam S. Al-Momani
Department: English

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Feminist Resistance in Contemporary American Women Writers of Color: Unsettling Images of the Veil and the House in Western Culture, Mais Yusuf ALQutami
Department: English

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The Presence, Roles and Functions of the Grotesque in Toni Morrison's Novels, Alyce R. Baker
Department: English

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An Examination of the Tacit Culture of the Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, Scott A. Beatty
Department: Sociology

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The Impact of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Workplace Safety in the United States, Angela Mattis Bernardo
Department: Sociology

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Stigmatizing the Supernatural: Social and Intellectual Acts of Othering Paranormal Events in British and American Literature of the Long Nineteenth-Century, Christian M. Blum
Department: English

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A Phenomenological Investigation of College Students' Construction and Representation of Plagiarism, Kurt William Bouman
Department: English

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The Classification of Reading Disability Subtypes and the Efficacy of Hemisphere Specific Stimulation, Brian Douglas Buchan
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Effectiveness of Transitional First Grade Programs on Increasing the Academic Success of Students Through Third Grade, Megan Lynn Buchner-Horsh
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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A Quantitative Investigation of Teachers' Responses to Bullying, Michael D. Bush
Department: Criminology

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The Black Press and the Shaping of Protest in African American Literature, 1840-1935, Anthony Todd Carlisle
Department: English

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Leadership in Athletic Coaches, Randy D. Cathcart
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Elementary Teachers’ Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Toward Technology Education: Effects of the I³ Project, Sandra E. Cavanaugh
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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What's Sex Gotta Do With It?: The Study of Gender in Criminology and the Social Sciences, Jeffrey W. Cohen
Department: Criminology

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The Function and Use of the Textbook in an Undergraduate Nursing Program, Ryan David Costanzo
Department: English

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Correlation of Emotional Intelligence of School Leaders to Perceptions of School Climate as Perceived by Teachers, Cosmas C. Curry
Department: Education

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Barriers to Substance Abuse Treatment Utilization in Rural Versus Urban Pennsylvania, William M. Davis Jr.
Department: Psychology

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A Survey of School Psychologists' Knowledge of School Refusal Behavior and Intervention Strategies, Danielle Lynn DeAngelis
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Walking Through the Shadows: Ruins, Reflections, and Resistance in the Postcolonial Gothic Novel, Sheri Ann Denison
Department: English

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An Analysis of Training Effects on School Personnel's Knowledge, Attitudes, Comfort, and Confidence Levels Toward Educating Students about HIV/AIDS in Pennsylvania, Sharon Deutschlander
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Phenomenon of International Adoption with a Focus on Second Language Acquisition: A Case Study of Internationally Adopted Children and Adolescents from Russia, Daniela DiGregorio
Department: English

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A Chaotic Companion: Writers and Writing with Bipolar Disorder, Lauren Teresa DiPaula
Department: English

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Tracing the Evolution of Gottfredson and Hirschi's Concept of Self-Control: A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis, Kimberly D. Dodson
Department: Criminology

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Siblings of those with Developmental Disabilities: Career Exploration and Likelihood of Choosing a Helping Profession, Leslie A. Eget
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Exploring the Meaning of Power and Voice through a Participatory Action Research Project Conducted by a Doctoral Student, Barbara A. Feroz
Department: Sociology

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A Study of Relationships Between Ethical Decision Making, Leadership Styles, and Demographics in Pennsylvania Superintendents, Walter L. Fitch
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Correctional Placement of Addicted Offenders vs. Clinical Recommendations for Substance Abuse Treatment, Richard Anthony Foster
Department: Sociology

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Social Networking Sites and Grief: An Exploratory Investigation of Potential Benefits, Karen Elizabeth Graves
Department: Psychology

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The Utilization of NCLEX Predictor Assessments and the Effect on NCLEX Success Rates in Nursing Programs Within the State of Pennsylvania, Victoria Marie Hedderick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Applying Contemporary Western Composition Pedagogical Approaches in University EFL Writing Context: A Case Study of a Writing Workshop at a Chinese University, Jiajia He
Department: English

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"A Long Row To Hoe: Life And Learning For First-Generation College Students In The 21st Century Rural South, Ellen Hudgins Hendrix
Department: English

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Organizational Change: A Case Study of a High School's Changed Educational Practice in Response to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Rae Lin Howard
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Listening to Their Voices: An In-Depth Study of Language Anxiety and Cultural Adjustment among Taiwanese Graduate Students in the United States, Yi-Wen Huang
Department: English

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Cultural Influences on South Asian American Relationships, Malika Kapadia
Department: Psychology

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An Investigation of Factors Proposed To Influence Police Officers' Peer Reporting Intentions, Vedat Kargin
Department: Criminology

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Seeing, Saying, Knowing, Naming: Oppositional African-American Women's Poetics, Michelle McMichael Keita
Department: English

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Humorous, Satirical Dialogue Created by American Women Writers in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century and in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century, Irene Keller
Department: English

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Member State of Practice for Work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning (Sexual Minority) Youth, Lisa Kilanowski-Press
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Effects of Teacher Performance Feedback on Treatment Integrity in Prereferral Intervention, Chad B. Kinsey
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Brain-Based Learning: Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices of College of Education Faculty in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Shelly R. Klinek
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Organizational Change, Restructuring, and Downsizing: The Experience of Employees in the Electric Utility Industry, Michael T. Korns
Department: Sociology

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Problem Solving And The Public School Principal, Jon C. Landis
Department: Sociology

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A Study of the Relationship Between School Climate and Adequate Yearly Progress, Luke J. Lansberry
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Investigation of the Effects of Discourse Types on Taiwanese College Students' Reading Strategy Use, Jiun-Iung Lei
Department: English

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A Study of Factors Impacting the Expenditures for National Health Insurance Program in Taiwan, Yen-Kuang Lin
Department: Sociology

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College Students' Perceptions of Playful Aggression in Romantic Couples, Nichole Ann Livingston
Department: Psychology

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The Relationship of Gender-Based Public Harassment to Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Avoidance Behavior, Tracy Lynn Lord
Department: Psychology

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Physiological Differences between Self-Hypnosis and Hetero-Hypnosis, Kristina J. Luna
Department: Psychology

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Refiguring Composition Through Theory, Amy Lynch-Biniek
Department: English

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The Depiction of the Working Class in American Films of the Counterculture Era, Robert Alan Marcink
Department: English

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The Role and Representation of Technology in Composition Handbooks, Kelly J. McCaffrey
Department: English

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Stereotype Threat in Text Comprehension, Cole McCracken
Department: Psychology

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High Stakes, High Scores and Student Achievement: A Middle School Case Study, Eugene McGorry
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Exploration of Culturally-based Assumptions Guiding ELT Practice in Thailand, a Non-colonized Nation, Phongsakorn Methitham
Department: English

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"Over the Rainbow": A Prevention Group for Bereaved Children and Families in a Rural Area, Jessica Seacrist Miller
Department: Psychology

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Reproduction, Resistance, and Supranational Language Management: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Role of Soros-Funded English Language Programs in the Building of Open Societies, Amy Jo Minett
Department: English

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Literacy and Autism: Case Studies of Two Kindergarten Children, Their Teachers and Their Parents, Dana M. Monroe
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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An Evaluation Study of First-Year College Students' Persistence: Effectiveness of Peer Leaders Within a First-Year Seminar, Jessamine M. Montero
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Reading Regression and Recoupment Among Students With and Without Learning Disabilities, Nicole E. Musil
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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An Observational Study of Social Skills Learning Within Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade, Laureen E. Nelson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Use of Cattell-Horn-Carroll Specific Cognitive Abilities to Enhance Prediction of Reading on the Third Grade Pennsylvania System of State Assessment, Kathleen J. Nicholson
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Crossing Over to the Multimodal Side: A Study of the Consensus Building Strategies Employed by Miami University in Support of a Multimodal First-year Writing Curriculum, Michele Ninacs
Department: English

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The English Literacy Experiences of Advanced Saudi EFL Professionals in the United States, Ghassan Mohammed Osailan
Department: English

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A Case Study: The Influence of the Pennsylvania High School Coaching Initiative on the Change of Teachers' Instructional Practices and Student Achievement, Thomas B. Otto
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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College Students' Attitudes toward Prisoners and Prisoner Reentry, Sunyoung Park
Department: Criminology

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A Survey of Driver Education Teachers: Opinions and Practices of Driver Training Programs in Pennsylvania, Louis J. Pesci
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Literacy Practices and Identity in a Slavic Immigrant Congregation: An Ethnographic Study, Heather Walker Peterson
Department: English

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A Co-construction of Space Trilogy: Examining How ESL Teachers, English Language Learners, and Classroom Designs Interact, Janet L. Pierce
Department: English

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The Forgotten Child: An Examination of Factors Influencing the Case Processing of Criminal Child Neglect, Mari B. Pierce
Department: Criminology

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An Exploratory Study of Professional Practices among School Psychologists in Response to the Revised Chapter 14 Regulations Governing Student Evaluation Timeframes, David M. Priel
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Examining Instructional Design in Block and Traditional Scheduling: A Case Study, Lawrence Pryzblick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Clothes Reading: Sartorial Consciousness in Postmodern Fiction by Women, Gabrielle Shackleton Raffuse
Department: English

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The Mathematical Discourse of Undergraduate Mathematics Majors: The Relation to Learning Proof and Establishing a Learning Community, Katherine S. Remillard
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Of Fists and Fangs: An Exploration of the Degree to which the Graduation Hypothesis Predicts Future Adolescent Delinquency and Aggression, Cassandra L. Reyes
Department: Criminology

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Exploring the Culture and Cognition of Outsider Literacy Practices in Adult Readers of Graphic Novels, Marie Helena Romanelli
Department: English

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Service-Learning in the Franciscan Tradition: The Institutionalization of Service-Learning at Franciscan Colleges and Universities, Mary J. Sacavage
Department: Sociology

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Being Black, Becoming British: Contemporary Female Voices in Black British Literature, Sheila Françoise Theresa Sandapen
Department: English

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Black and White College Men's Preferred Body Types for Black and White Female Figures, Kristi Marie Klawitter Schippers
Department: Psychology

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Middle Schools and Traditional Junior High Schools: A Comparison of Academic Achievement, James P. Smith Jr.
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Stress and Burnout Among Cross-Trained Public Safety Personnel, Peter N. Starr
Department: Sociology

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Fear and Loathing in the English Department: The Strange and Terrible Saga of Composition and Creative Writing, Marjorie Stewart
Department: English

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Police Crime: A Newsmaking Criminology Study of Sworn Law Enforcement Officers Arrested, 2005-2007, Philip Matthew Stinson Sr.
Department: Criminology

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Conversations About Reading: An Evaluation of the Metacognitive Processes Middle School Students Utilize While Reading, Lisa Ann Tong
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Pennsylvania Achievement Gap Effort (PAGE1): A Multi-Year Quantitative Study of Student Achievement, George Brian Toth
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Effects of Data-Driven Instruction and Literacy Coaching on Kindergartners' Literacy Development, Karen K. Tyler
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Sense of Time, Inhibition and Working Memory in College-Aged Students, Christopher J. Vrabel
Department: Psychology

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Engendered Edens: Postmodern Landscapes in Novels by John Fowles and Julian Barnes, Jill Elizabeth Wagner
Department: English

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A Qualitative Study of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Learning by Rural Taiwanese Students with Christian Native-English-Speaking Teachers, Shu-Chuan Wang
Department: English

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A Phenomenological Study of Former Alternative High School Students' Perceptions About Their Experiences, Amy F. Wodnicki
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Intersection of Discipline and Roles: Dr. Pauline Mack's Story as an Instrumental Case Study with Implications for Leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Winnifred Gail Younkin
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The American Dream in Selected Works by Three Chinese American Women Writers: From Dreams to Nightmares, Yanjun Zhang
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The Relationship of Physical Discipline and Psychological Maltreatment in Childhood to the Use of Dysfunctional Tension-Reducing Behaviors in Adulthood: The Mediating Role of Self-Capacities, Brian Allen
Department: Psychology

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Film in Composition: Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through the Study of Film in First-Year Composition, Beatriz Amaya-Anderson
Department: English

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Emerging Health Trends and Behavior Risk Factors for Chronic Disease Risk in Rural and Urban Pennsylvania: Implications for Health Education, Kristine Marie Zaragoza Anderson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Role of the Elementary Principal in Promoting Parent Involvement: Evidence from Rural, Blue Ribbon Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania, Alfonso Angelucci
Department: Professional Studies in Education