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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The Relationship Between Athletic Identity and Concussion Symptom Reporting Intention in Collegiate Athletes, Daniel Baer
Department: Sociology

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Pay-for-Performance Attitudes and Their Effect on Burnout and Job Satisfaction in Pennsylvania Nurses, Annette Godissart
Department: Sociology

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A Case Study Examining How Stakeholders Experience and Perceive Changes in Organizational Structure and Culture Throughout the Paradigm Switch From Traditional to Hybrid Secondary Education, Gabrielle R. Hoffman
Department: Sociology

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Do College Presidents Need to be Academics?: Exploring the Relationship Between the Perceived Effectiveness of Institutional Presidents and Their Career Path, Shawn M. Hoke
Department: Sociology

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Participation in Cervical Cancer Screening by Low-Income Women During Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania: A Policy Analysis, Tonya Y. Miller
Department: Sociology

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Cultural Immersion Program: Exploring How the Learning Process Shapes and Influences the Students' Transformational Outcomes in Global Service Learning and Study Abroad Programs, Oghenebruphiyo Gloria Onosu
Department: Sociology

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Staff Members' Perceptions of the Impact of Performance Measurement Requirements on Program Delivery and Organizational Effectiveness in Nonprofit Human Service Agencies, Stacey Tice
Department: Sociology

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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'You Learn How to Make Do': Understanding Food Choices and Feeding Decisions in Low-Income Families, Holly J. Benton
Department: Sociology

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Stress and Recent Electoral Reforms: A Quantitative Study of Poll Workers, Eric F. Bush
Department: Sociology

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A Case Study of Delinquency Reduction Programs at the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg, Francia D. Doñe Henry
Department: Sociology

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Revitalizing the Forgotten Heart of a Small City: An Exploratory Case Study of Competing Perceptions, Experiences, and Interests in Downtown Development, Samuel L. Frye
Department: Sociology

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The Impact of Principal Mentoring Programs on the Moral Judgment of School Principals, Wendy J. Kiley
Department: Sociology

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Presenting a Framework and Process for Designing Leadership Development Programs as Sustainable Competitive Advantages: A Case Study at Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Travis A. Berger
Department: Sociology

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A Study of the Relationship Between Transportation Infrastructure and Criminal Behavior, Sherri Bennett Chippo
Department: Sociology

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Assessing Stress and Coping Among Federal Probation Officers, Erika L. Farester
Department: Sociology

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Principal Leadership and Its Influence on Educational Outcomes for High Need Student Populations, Alyssa Ford-Heywood
Department: Sociology

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The Seedling Project: A Case Study, Lisa McCann
Department: Sociology

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Women Motorcycle Passengers: The View from the Backseat, Ginger Lou Bucher
Department: Sociology

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The Impact of Financial Issues on the Departure of First-Year, First-Time-In-College, Full-Time Students From a Public, Four-Year University, W. Paul Bylaska
Department: Sociology

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A Gendered View of Servant Leadership, Susanne Diehl
Department: Sociology

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The Relationship Among Parental Style, Involvement, Influence and Undergraduate Student Success, Susan Miller Donat
Department: Sociology

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Core Job Dimensions as Predictors of Intended Retirement Timing, Eric S. Ecklund
Department: Sociology

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Growing Up Working Class in Southwestern Pennsylvania: How Class Impacts Career and Educational Decisions, Brian James Farester
Department: Sociology

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A Comparison of Hypertension Management Perceptions, Knowledge, and Stage of Change Among Hospital Employees, Sarah D. Jones
Department: Sociology

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Nurse Characteristics That Increase a Healthcare System's Ability to Become a Highly Reliable Organization, Sheri A. Matter
Department: Sociology

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Teacher Efficacy for Secondary General Education Teachers Supporting Students With Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) in Inclusive Classrooms, Laura C. Moran
Department: Sociology

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Analysis of Employment-Related Social Policies That Seek to Increase the Economic Security of America's Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, Sukanya Mukherjee
Department: Sociology

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The National Labor Relations Act: Structuration and the Interaction of Policy and the Hermeneutics of Case Law, Paul L. Rainey
Department: Sociology

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The Impact of Disruptive Behavior on Operating Room Nurse Satisfaction, Michael Eric Reyka
Department: Sociology

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Community Supervision of the Domestic Violence Offender: An Exploratory Study, Mathilda Spencer
Department: Sociology

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Investigating the Impact of Early Union Socialization Experiences and Union Justice on Union Commitment and Participation, John F. Springer
Department: Sociology

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The Influence of Homeland Security on Policing, Gregory A. Thomas
Department: Sociology

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Leading the Way in Radiography: Radiography Students' Perceptions of Leadership in the Field, Leadership Opportunities, and Themselves as Future Leaders, Renee C. Bloom
Department: Sociology

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Who Are Community College Transfer Students?: A View through the Faculty Lens, Lisa Castellino
Department: Sociology

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Stemming the Tide of Leadership Instability in Long Term Care: How Worklife Factors and Burnout Contribute to Nursing Home Administrators' Intention to Leave Their Job and Career, Christina Daley
Department: Sociology

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Evaluation of the Efficacy of Strengths Based Mobile Therapy, Marianne L. DiMatteo
Department: Sociology

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Stakeholder and Institutional Influences on Sustainable Development in the Shale Gas Extraction Industry, Simon Hauser
Department: Sociology

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An Examination of the Leadership Styles of United States Army Reserve General Officers, Michael P. Kistler
Department: Sociology

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Restorative Practices in the Collegiate Student Conduct Process: A Qualitative Analysis of Student Conduct Administrators' Perspectives, Robert L. Mikus
Department: Sociology

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Faculty Perceptions of Mentoring First-Generation/Low Income and Underrepresented College Students at Predominately White Institutions: An Exploratory Study, Hilary G. Staples
Department: Sociology

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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

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

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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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Epic Glory: Nerd Identity, Manhood Acts, & Dagorhir at a Northeastern College Campus, James Steven Martin
Department: Sociology

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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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Dropout Analysis of Veterans VR&E Program Using 2007 Veterans Employability Research Survey, Kristy L. Notestine
Department: Sociology

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

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The Effects of Involvement in a Theatrical Production on the Beliefs and Behaviors of Participants, Rachel L. Smith
Department: Sociology

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

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A Quantitative Study Identifying Adaptive Capacity and Its Impact on Response and Recovery in Communities Affected by Major Disaster, Rebecca S. Zukowski
Department: Sociology

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Empowering the Disempowered: Exploring How Advocates Perceive Resources and Services Available for Deaf Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Darla Jo Barie
Department: Sociology

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Personal and Social Identity Development: Experiences of Social Mobility, Brenda K. Bretz
Department: Sociology

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Influences that Affect First-Generation College Students' College Choice: A Qualitative Inquiry of Student Perceptions, Tiffany J. Cresswell-Yeager
Department: Sociology

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A Phenomenological Study of Perceptions of Identity and Leadership Among African-American Female Administrators within Public Higher Education, June Pickett Dowdy
Department: Sociology

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CRM Implementation in Nonprofits: An Analysis of the Success Factors, Kelly E. Grattan
Department: Sociology

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Testing the Effects of Bullying and Cyber Bullying Using the 2009 Pennsylvania Youth Survey, Lindsay L. Kahle
Department: Sociology

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The Status of the American Bride: A Content Analysis of Wedding Websites and Bridal Magazines, Kirsten Elizabeth Kemmerer
Department: Sociology

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Organizational and Personal Characteristics that Influence Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity in the Safety Professional, Wanda DeMott Minnick
Department: Sociology

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Women and the Non-Traditional Educational Environment at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology: A Case Study, Erin Kate Nelsen
Department: Sociology

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The Aging Workforce: An Analysis of Workplace Injuries of Nursing Assistants Employed in a Long-Term Care Setting, Darlene Farren Piazza
Department: Sociology

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The Nurse Faculty Shortage: The Untold Story, Lana Smith
Department: Sociology

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Screaming Green: A Topography and Bourdieusian Analysis of the Model of Sexual Consent Utilized by BDSM Community Members, October Surprise
Department: Sociology

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Humor and Work: Toward a More Contextual Understanding of Humor in the Workplace, William B. Vogler
Department: Sociology

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The Development of Racial Identity Versus a Life Without Permanence: A Comparative Analysis Regarding the Willingness of African American Youth to be Placed Transracially in White Adoptive Homes, Jacqueline D. Wilson
Department: Sociology

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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American Attitudes about Gay Marriage: The Impact of Attitudes toward Familial Gender Roles and Religiosity, Dorothy A. Craig
Department: Sociology

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Independent Restaurant Employee Job Satisfaction in College Towns, Lisa M. Dupnock
Department: Sociology

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The Impact of the Family Development Credentialing Program on School Readiness: Outcomes in Family Support, Jean P. Harvey
Department: Sociology

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Recreation Center Participation and Its Relationship to Academic Success, Douglas S. Knepp
Department: Sociology

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Conceptualization and Measurement of Poverty: A Comparative Analysis, Moses Kwadzo
Department: Sociology

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Exploring Non-Traditional Adult Undergraduate Student Persistence and Non-Persistence in Higher Education: A Stress and Coping Model Approach, Barbara R. Maroney
Department: Sociology

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Juvenile Justice Frontline Worker Turnover in a Private Nonprofit Organization, Richard Dirk Matson
Department: Sociology

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Understanding the Influence of Capitalism on One Group's Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness, Diane S. McMahon
Department: Sociology

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The Measurement of Beliefs, Attitudes, and Roles Related to Disability in a Sample of Rehabilitation Professionals and Clients, Melissa Murray
Department: Sociology

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Effects of Social Enterprise Among Nonprofit Behavioral Healthcare Providers on Financial Performance, Wendy Pardee
Department: Sociology

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Predicting Academic Success of First-Time College-Bound African American Students at a Predominantly White Four-Year Public Institution: A Preadmission Model, M. William Redmond Jr.
Department: Sociology

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Older Home Health Registered Nurses: Work Perceptions and Satisfaction, Therese L. Rossman
Department: Sociology

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The Political Tolerance of the "Chosen People" in the Current Contexts of Israel and the United States, Uzi Sasson
Department: Sociology

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Case Studies of Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Case Review Teams and Their Leaders in Children's Advocacy Centers in Pennsylvania, Teresa M. Smith
Department: Sociology

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The Quest for White, Privilege-Cognizant, Antiracist Character: An Autoethnographic Inquiry, Daniel Mark Welliver
Department: Sociology

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Changes in Community Behavioral Healthcare Organizations Subsequent to theImplementation of Medicaid Managed Care, Anna Marie Williams
Department: Sociology

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A Comparative Study of Family-Centered Home Based and Traditional Addiction Treatment Approaches, Kathleen Z. Wisser
Department: Sociology

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Admissions Policies Governing the Declaration of Academic Major and Academic Advising Models Relating to Student Outcomes in Higher Education, Heather A. Workinger
Department: Sociology

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Degree Pursuit by Very-at-risk Students: Examining Characteristic Factors Leading to Degree Completion, Marian E. Yoder
Department: Sociology

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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"Just a Girl in the U.S. Army": Exploring Gender Norms, Behaviors, and Social Contexts that Shape the Experiences of Female Combat Veterans, Kacy L. Crowley
Department: Sociology

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Using Empowering Processes to Create Empowered Outcomes through the Family Development Credential Program: An Empirical Study of Change in Human Service Workers, Nicole M. Hewitt
Department: Sociology

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Staff Development of Direct Care Workers in Pennsylvania: The Relationship between Organizational Structure and Culture and Best-Practices in Training, M. Elizabeth Kemeny
Department: Sociology

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The Impact of Academic Advising on GPA and Retention at the Community College Level, Stacey Ann Pietras
Department: Sociology

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Case Study of a Participatory Action Research Process to Examine Burnout and Generate Change Oriented Strategies among Workers in a Human Service Environment, John Vincent Rapano
Department: Sociology

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Nurses and Health Care Insurance in Western Pennsylvania: A Qualitative Study of the Personal and Professional Effects of the Absence of Health Care Insurance, Diana L. Rupert
Department: Sociology

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Psychological Outcomes of Adolescent Females' Early Sexual Initiation: An Analysis Using Wave 1 and 2 From The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Shelley Nicole Vukman
Department: Sociology

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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

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