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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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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

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Trinity of Consciousness: Body, Mind, Soul and Female Identity in the Novels of Gail Godwin, Renae Ruth Applegate House
Department: English

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A Study of the Response to Accountability and Standardized Testing in a State University System: Predictive Models, Gatekeeping Strategies, and Intervention in Teacher Education, Mary Lynn Barton
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Intimate Partner Violence on Campus: A Test of Social Learning Theory, Keith J. Bell
Department: Criminology

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Improved Critical Thinking Skills as a Result of Direct Instruction and Their Relationship to Academic Achievement, Sherlynn C. Bessick
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Thai English as Discourse of Exclusion and Resistance: Perspectives of Thai Professional Writers on the Notion of Thai English, Adcharawan Buripakdi
Department: English

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Gender and Justice: An Examination of Policy and Practice Regarding Judicial Waiver, Alison S. Burke
Department: Criminology

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The Academic Environment of One Junior High School In Northeastern Pennsylvania as Perceived by the Administration and the English, Mathematics, and Music Faculty: An Ethnography, Elizabeth Buzzelli-Clarke
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Structural Equation Modeling Assessment of Key Causal Factors in Computer Crime Victimization, Kyung-Shick Choi
Department: Criminology

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Towards a Grammar of Leadership, Daniel H. Clark
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Discursive Constructions of Korean Identity: University EIL Learners in an Online Community, Frank W. Concilus
Department: English

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Effective Graduation Proficiency Assessment: Parents' Perception of High-Stakes vs. Multiple Assessment as a Predictor of Future Success, David A. Crumrine
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Travel to Identity in the Mid-Nineteenth-to-Mid-Twentieth-Century Contact Zone of New Mexico: Knowledge Claim Tests and Platonic Quests, John E. Dean
Department: English

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The Effect of Active Learning Exercises on Academic Performance and Nonintellectual Learning Factors, Danielle R. DeLong
Department: Psychology

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University Faculty's Response to Student Loss by Death or Romantic Break-up, Sarah E. Dietz
Department: Psychology

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Mother Utters: Struggle and Subversion in the Works of Gwendolyn Brooks, Kamal Ud Din
Department: English

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Parent Stress Reduction Through a Psychosocial Intervention For Children Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Jenna Lynn Dubbs
Department: Psychology

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Reducing the Premature Termination of Children from Psychotherapy through Research Based Program Evaluation, Candice J. Dunn
Department: Psychology

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Assessing Students' Views Towards Punishment: A Comparison of Punitiveness Among Criminology and Non-Criminology Students, Diana L. Falco
Department: Criminology

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The United States Postal Service: A Case Study of Large Scale Government Transformation, Dale L. Ferguson
Department: Sociology

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Hopkins Verbal Learning Test - Revised: Standardization Data of Percentage Retention and Comparison of Retention Rates with Logical Memory Subtests of the Wechsler Memory Scales - Revised, Stephen Fink
Department: Psychology

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The Effects of Two-way Mirrors, Video Cameras, and Observation Teams on Clients' Judgments of the Therapeutic Relationship, Amy E. Ford
Department: Psychology

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The Relationship Between the Five-Factor Model of Personality and Leadership Preferences for Initiating Structure and Consideration, Keith Alan Francoeur
Department: Psychology

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Casting for Leadership Talent: The Voices of Six Successful Women in the Banking Industry, Diane D. Galbraith
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Advisors' Perceptions of Barriers to a Smooth Transition from a Community College to a Four-year University, Edith M. Geleski
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Virtue Under Fire: Leadership Attributes Required in 21st Century Combat, Robert D. Gibson
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Preparing Future Leaders: Principals' Perceptions of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards and Knowledge Indicators, Mark A. Gross
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Transformational Leadership: Is It a Factor for Improving Student Achievement in High Poverty Secondary Schools in Pennsylvania?, Kathleen M. Gulbin
Department: Education

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Palm Form Recognition Task on the Quick Neurological Screening Test-II: Revisiting Issues of Clinical Sensitivity, Shannon L. Harmon
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Cycle of Violence: Addressing Victimization & Future Harmfulness through an Integral Lens, Patrick J. Harvey
Department: Criminology

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Counseling Homosexual Students in the Secondary School Setting: Perceptions of Guidance Counselors, Nancy J. Hines
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Expatriate Spaces, Ex-Soviet Places: Narratives of Americans Abroad in Turn-of-the-Millennium Post-Communist Europe, Burgsbee Lee Hobbs
Department: English

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An Assessment of Trust Orientation and Leadership Trust of Licensed Nursing Home Administrators in the State of Pennsylvania, David A. Holland
Department: Sociology