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Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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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

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The Impact of Retention on Student Educational Outcomes: A Five Year Study of a Group of Retained and Socially Promoted Fifth Graders, Deborah Anne Houck
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Sequencing and Prediction of Adolescent Soft Drug Initiation: Systematic Review, Quantitative Investigation, and Dual Cross-Validation, Rebecca J. Howell
Department: Criminology

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Historical Case Study of ESL Staff Development for Mainstream Content Area Teachers in a Pennsylvania School District, Holly Sue Hudspath-Niemi
Department: English

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A Qualitative Study of Omani Muslim Women's Perceived Experiences as Writers in English as a Second Language, Zainab Mohamed Jabur
Department: English

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The Emergence of a Pioneer: The Manipulation of Hagar in Nineteenth-century American Women's Novels, Lynne T. Jefferson
Department: English

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Minority Recruitment at School Psychology Graduate Programs, Audene Harvey Johnson
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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A Pedagogy of Love: Exploring Emotions, Spirit and Intellect in the Basic Writing Classroom, Peggy L. Johnson
Department: English

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In Search of One's Pack: A Narrative Study of a Working-Class Woman in the Academy, Elaine M. Kelly
Department: English

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J. D. Salinger's Characters as Existential Heroes: Encountering 1950s America, Esra Kilicci
Department: English

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Academic Aspirations and Expectations: High School Guidance Counselor Perceptions of the Benefits Students Receive by Participating in Dual Enrollment Programs, Marjorie A. Mattis
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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A Case Study of Faculty Perceptions of Information Literacy and Its Integration into the Curriculum, Monty L. McAdoo
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A View from Eternity: The Spiritual Journey of Emily Dickinson, Sandra L. McChesney
Department: English

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Faulty Vision and Hearing in the Novels of Anne Tyler, Angelique Hobbs Medvesky
Department: English

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Willa Cather's Journalism and Fiction: Romancing the Facts, Laurie S. Miller
Department: English

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An Examination of the Anxiolytic Effects of Interaction with a Therapy Dog, Tiffani Dawn Morgan
Department: Psychology

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School Related Factors and Experiences that Influence High School Graduation Rate, Patricia T. Mulroy
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Impact of Reading Self-Efficacy and the Regulation of Cognition on the Reading Achievement of an Intermediate Elementary Sample, Mark Allen Nevill
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Mother and Teacher Interaction in Preschools during Parent-Teacher Conferences, Gail Marie Noel
Department: Sociology

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"A New Lease on Life": A Narrative Case Study of an Older Adult, Participant Design Writing Group, Krystia Nora
Department: English

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Current Practices in Functional Behavioral Assessment: A National Survey of School Psychologists, Tara Egan Nusz
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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"The Melting Pot Where Nothing Melted": The Politics of Subjectivity in the Plays of Suzan-Lori Parks, Wendy Wasserstein, and Tony Kushner, Yong-Nam Park
Department: English

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The Collaboration of Teacher/Artist Teams: A Qualitative Analysis of Selected Interpersonal Components Influencing a Partnership-Model Artist Residency, Paula G. Purnell
Department: Education

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An Investigation of Faculty Knowledge and Perceptions Toward College Students with Reading and Writing Difficulties, Robin L. Quick
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Possible Predictive Factors for the Greater Johnstown School District's Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Reading Results, Mary E. Armstrong Rauch
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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An Observational Study Of Pre-Service Teachers' Classroom Management Strategies, Rebecca D. Rockey
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Analysis of Motivation and Demographic Factors that Influence Physical Therapists' Decisions to Attain the Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Craig E. Ruby
Department: Education

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Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Gospel Choir Participation Experience and the Persistence of African American Students at a Predominately White University, Kahan Sablo
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Teacher Behavior Ratings of Adolescents with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Interrater Reliability and Sources of Rater Bias, Brandon K. Schultz
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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The Effects of Supplemental Instruction in Phonological Awareness on the Skills Of Kindergarten Students, Sally King Shanahan
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Rural Adolescent Perceptions of the Availability and Accessibility of Substance Abuse Treatment, Jennifer Ann Simansky
Department: Psychology

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Gender Education and Training in Doctoral Level Psychology Programs: An Exploratory Investigation, Katrina A. Simpson-McCleary
Department: Psychology

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Meeting the Challenge of No Child Left Behind: Implementation of a Statewide Collaborative Intervention Plan in Two Urban Schools, Lillie Sipp
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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The Changing Role of Arabic in Religious Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Study of Egyptian Arabic, Abdelmeneim Soliman
Department: English

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Assessing the Performance of Community Policing: The Effect of Community Policing Practices on Crime Rates, Mehmet Alper Sozer
Department: Criminology

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Autobiographical Narratives of Haitian Adolescents Separated from their Parents by Immigration: Resilience in the Face of Difficulty, Mark R. Stewart
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Adolescents and Anger: An Investigation of Variables that Influence the Expression of Anger, Kirsten L. Stiffler
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Composition and Identity: A Theoretical Approach to First-Year Composition, Stephen M. Swartz
Department: English

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University / K-12 Partnerships: How One University Impacted High School Career Decision-making Programs, Rodney R. Troutman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Unwanted Sex Versus Rape: How the Language Used to Describe Sexual Assault Impacts Perceptions of Perpetrator Guilt, Victim Blame and Reporting, Charity Wilkinson
Department: Psychology

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Components of Self-Regulated Learning in High School Students with Learning Disabilities, Madhavi Williams
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Pediatric Practices Eight Years After Publication of Practice Guidelines, Victoria Moore Zeiger
Department: Psychology

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The Effects of Semantic and Thematic Clustering on Learning English Vocabulary by Saudi Students, Sameer S. Al-Jabri
Department: English

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A Comparative Study of Metaphor in Arabic and English General Business Writing with Teaching Implications, Fahad H. Al Jumah
Department: English

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In Their Own Words: Korean Perspectives on Becoming English Interpreter/Translators, Jon H. Bahk-Halberg
Department: English

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Effect of Parent Involvement on Math and Reading Achievement of Young Children: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Nurun N. Begum
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Writing Teacher Learns From His Students: The Symbiosis of Student-Centered Pedagogy and Teacher Research Methodology, Wesley Foster Boozer
Department: English

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Child Caregiver Interaction Scale, Barbara Carl
Department: Sociology

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Effects of the Utilization of a Reading Coach for Professional Development on Pennsylvania Elementary Students' Reading Achievement, Marilyn L. Freeman Carter
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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Parenting Education for Low-Income Parents of Preschoolers: What is the Most Effective Approach?, Darla Meredith Clayton
Department: Psychology

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Rural Voices Winding through the Andes Mountains: A Collective Creative Literacy Research Project, Gerardo A. Contreras E.
Department: English

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A Study of a Specific Language Arts and Mathematics Software Program: Is There a Correlation Between Usage Levels and Achievement?, Judy Theresa Gill DiLeo
Department: Education

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The Rhetorical Situations of College Writing Assessment: Exigence, Constraints, and Audience in the Education Policy Discourse of the P-16 Reform Movement, John Steeves Dunn Jr.
Department: English

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The Prereferral Intervention Process in Pennsylvania Following the Removal Of the Instructional Support Team Mandate: A Follow-Up Study, Lori Neal Fernald
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Family Influence on Children's Second Language Literacy Building: A Case Study of Korean Families, Hak-Sun Han
Department: English

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Randy Wayne White: An American Social Philosopher and Practitioner of Ecological Noir, John K. Hicks
Department: English

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A Study of the Prereferral Intervention Process in Pennsylvania Following the Rescinding of the Instructional Support Team Mandate, Joanne Rubino Laverty
Department: Educational and School Psychology

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Peer Response Practices Among Writers in a First-Year Residence Hall: An Ethnographic Study, Nicole Kraemer Munday
Department: English

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Exploring Teachers' Beliefs Through Collaborative Journaling: A Qualitative Case Study of Japanese Preservice Teachers' Transformative Development Processes in an EFL Teacher Education Program, Toshinobu Nagamine
Department: English

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Beyond Response: Transcending Peer Feedback Through Critical Collaborative Assessment, Steven J. Pearlman
Department: English

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Journalism, Letters, and Nation: The Newspaper Letters of Samuel Bowles's Across the Continent (1865), Katrina J. Quinn
Department: English

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Writing to Learn Mathematics: A Mixed Method Study, Edel Mary Reilly
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Income Dynamics on the Hazard of Divorce, Santiago Sanz
Department: Sociology

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Anticipating the Audience: An Ethnographic Study of a French-as-a-Foreign-Language Class Creative Writing Project Compared with Case Studies in Native Language Composition, Laura L. Stiles
Department: English

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University Faculty Expressions of Computer Self-Efficacy and Personal Attitudes Regarding the Viability of Distance Learning, Larry S. Tinnerman
Department: Professional Studies in Education

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A Case Study of Implementing an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme: Teachers' Motivation and Perceptions Towards Change, Wayne N. Walters
Department: Education

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Sexual Politics in the Works of Chinese American Women Writers: Sui Sin Far, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Amy Tan, Jianhui Wang
Department: English

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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College Student Perceptions of Expectations for Academic Literacy in Their First Term, Kathy Seymour Albertson
Department: English

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Whiteness and Resistance: Investigating Student Concepts of White Privilege in the Writing Classroom, Nancy Bishop Dessommes
Department: English