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2014

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The Association of Wellness Policy Quality and Percentage of Obesity in Schools, Bryce M. Abbey

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A Micro-level Analysis of Behavioral Dynamics in Parent-Child Synchrony, Kadie L. Ausherman

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Survey on the Prevalence of Measurement in Undergraduate Psychology Curricula across the United States, Kevin A. Dahlman

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Fidelity of Implementation, Teacher Perspectives and Child Outcomes of a Literacy Intervention in a Head Start Program: A Mixed Methods Study, Dawn Davis

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Students' Perceptions of Recess: An Examination of Predictors of Peer Conflict, Kadie Dooley

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Parenting Profiles: Using a Person-Centered Approach to Examine Patterns of Parenting in Early Head Start Parents, Jan Esteraich

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New Literacies Integration by Student Teacher/Cooperating Teacher Dyads in Elementary Schools: A Collective Case Study, Laurie A. Friedrich

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Structures and Relationships between the Business Executive and Information Technology Executive at the University: A Mixed Methods Study, Angela K. Hollman

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Linear and Nonlinear Modeling of Item Position Effects, Chansuk Kang

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Student Experiences of the Community College Developmental Writing Classroom, Janet Kirchner

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A Mixed Methods Approach to Examining the Getting Ready Intervention for Supporting Young Children with Challenging Behaviors, Miriam E. Kuhn

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From Histone Modification to Gene Repression: Epigenetic Regulation by Holocarboxylase Synthetase-containing Repression Complex and FAD-dependent Lysine Specific Demethylase, Dandan Liu

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Psychosocial Food-Related Behavior and Food Intake of Adult Main Meal Preparers of Food for 9-10 Year-Old Children Participating in iCook, a Five-State Childhood Obesity Pilot Prevention Study, Ashley A. Miller

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Elementary School Teachers' Interpretation and Promotion of Creativity in the Learning of Mathematics: A Grounded Theory Study, Yinjing Shen

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Supporting Positive Parent-Toddler Relationships and Reducing Toddler Tantrums: Evaluation of PCAT-E, Tara M. Sjuts

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The Reluctance of African-Americans to Engage in Therapy, Monique Estelle Williamson

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THE ADOPTION OF MIXED METHODS IN CHINA: AN EXPLORATORY INSTRUMENT DESIGN, Yuchun Zhou

2013

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Predictors of Preschool Children's Peer Interactions: Temperament and Prosocial Behavior, Ibrahim H. Acar

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Do Students Understand What Researchers Mean by Bullying?, Kristin E. Bieber

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The Role of the Parent in Fostering Cultural Awareness, Kimberly A. Blitch

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Assessing the Effectiveness of Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) for Changes in Physical Activity Behavior, Policy, and Environment in Nebraska Family Child Care Homes, Katie K. Bolte

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Using Self-Regulated Strategy Development with At-Risk Writers with Asperger Syndrome, Lindsay Booker and Lindsay M. Campbell a.k.a.

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Structural Equation Models with Small Samples: A Comparative Study of Four Approaches, Frances L. Chumney

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An Exploration of Men's Attitudes Regarding Depression and Help-Seeking, Brian Paul Cole

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SELF-EFFICACY FOR METALINGUISTIC CONTROL AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO WRITING QUALITY, Michael S. Dempsey

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Effect of Medical Nutrition Therapy on Outcomes of Patients with Pre-diabetes in a Rural Nebraska Primary Care Clinic: A Pilot Study, Charlene Dorcey

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The Impact of Camp Erin on Bereaved Youth, Alysondra Duke

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Volunteer Programming Impact on Long-Term Care Facilities, Paul P. Falkowski

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Peer Victimization, Social Support, and Internalizing Symptoms: The Role of Organized Out-of-School Activity Participation, Scott R. Frohn

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Impact of Standalone Personal Health Record Use on Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: An Intervention Mixed Methods Study, Kevin T. Fuji

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Perceptions of Positive Youth Development Experiences Related to Rural Hispanic Youth Academic Success, Jill A. Goedeken

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Peer Victimization and Prosocial Behavior Trajectories: Exploring a Potential Source of Resilience for Victims, Emily R. Griese

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The Influence of Incomer Status: The Role of Rural Background, Knowledge of Mental Health Services, Stigma, and Cultural Beliefs on Help-seeking Attitudes, Sarah E. Herzberg

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Understanding the Process by Which a Healthy Population Seeks Nutrition and Exercise Information, Sally Hillis

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Stressors and Coping Strategies of Undocumented Latinos in Therapy, Belinda Hinojos

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The effects of intermittent isometric fatigue on concentric, eccentric, and isometric torque, Robert W. Lewis Jr.

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Comparability of Online and Paper/Pencil Mathematics Performance Measures, John L. Moon

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JUVENILE COURT OFFICERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF INNOVATION ADOPTION; WHAT PERSONAL AND CONTEXTUAL FACTORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN LEVELS OF ADOPTION? AN EXPLORATORY MIXED-METHOD STUDY., Brenda Jean Moran

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Profiles of Productive Educational Psychologists, Melissa M. Patterson Hazley

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Effect of Racial Socialization and Racial Identity in Adolescent African American Males on Academic Achievement, RaSheema Pitt

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Strengths Versus Deficits: The Impact of Gender Role Conflict and Counseling Approach on the Appeal of Therapy for Men, Jeff Reznicek-Parrado

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE PATHWAYS: A NARRATIVE INQUIRY WITH ONE STUDENT, Philip Ross

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Food Safety of Native American Families with Young Children in Nebraska: A Mixed Methods Study, Kara A. Vlasin-Marty

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Testing the Validity of GRE Scores on Predicting Graduate Performance for Engineering Students, Wei Wang

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Holocarboxylase Synthetase Represses Long Terminal Repeats through Epigenetic Synergies between Biotin and Methyl Donors, and Activates Immune Response by Catalyzing Biotinylation of Heat Shock Protein 72, Jing Xue

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STRESS, COPING, AND DEPRESSION IN ADOLESCENTS: A LONGITUDINAL ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM NATIONAL LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH, Xiaoyun Zhang

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Environmentally Friendly Sizing Agent from Corn Distillers Dried Grains, Yue Zhang

2012

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES’ IMPACT ON SCIENCE TEACHER CLASSROOM PRACTICE IN A MIDWESTERN URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT, Dan Carpenter

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A Pilot Study: The Use of a Survey to Assess the Food Knowledge of Nutrition Students at Various Levels of Nutrition Education, Chante Chambers

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Comparison of Maximum Likelihood, Bayesian, Partial Least Squares, and Generalized Structured Component Analysis Methods for Estimation of Structural Equation Models with Small Samples: An Exploratory Study, Frances L. Chumney

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Approaches to Teaching Young Children Science Concepts and Vocabulary and Scientific Problem-solving Skills and Role of Classroom Environment, Amy Colgrove

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Excellent Teaching: A Collective Case Study of Outstanding Elementary Mathematics Teachers' Teaching of Mathematics, Michael J. Gay

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EXPLORING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE LEARNING COMMUNITY AS A FORM OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND A CATALYST FOR CHANGING THE BELIEFS AND PRACTICES OF FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS, Jennifer Gerdes

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Promoting Healthy Body Image in College Men: An Evaluation of a Psychoeducation Program, Justin Henderson

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Male and Female Perceptions of Aftercare Supports and Services, Jacqueline N. Huscroft-D'Angelo

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Use of Product Reviews as Influenced by Family, Peers, and Online Social Networking Usage: A Look into Modern Consumer Socialization, Jennifer E. Johnson

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Which Study Method Works Best? A Comparison of SOAR and SQ3R for Text Learning, Sarah C. Kasson

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The Impact Of Distractor Duration On Spatial Working Memory In Early Childhood, Brian Keiser

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The Role of the Student-Teacher Relationship in the Lives of Fifth Graders: A Mixed Methods Analysis, Christopher M. Knoell

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Teachers Engaging Parents as Tutors to Improve Oral Reading Fluency, Sara Kupzyk

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Reviewing or retrieving: What activity best promotes long-term retention?, Paul D. Lindgren

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Family Environment and School Environment as Predictors for Physical Aggression in Low-Income Children, Xiaoyu Li

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The Impact of Parental Involvement on Preschool Children’s Later Language Development in Low-income Hispanic English Language Learners, Yanjie Long

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MAKING ROOM FOR FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT PROCESSES: A MULTIPLE CASE STUDY, Rob McEntarffer

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The Elephant (or Donkey) in the Room: Political Ideology and News Comprehension, Matthew T. Mehrhoff

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Learning to Teach Mathematics with Reasoning and Sense Making, Amy L. Nebesniak

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The Relation Between High-Quality Prekindergarten Classroom Environments and Literacy Outcomes for Students Learning English as a Second Language, Allison Q. Osborn

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PARENTAL LITERACY BEHAVIOR AND ENGAGEMENT IN HOMES OF DUAL-LANGUAGE LEARNERS: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, Sandra Ixa Plata-Potter

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The Nurse in the School Health Office: Exploring Health Care in a Public School, Pamela A. Rademacher

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Modern Quilting: DIY Discourse, Ellen Rushman

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Relationship Between Dietary Intake, Fitness Level, and Body Composition in College-aged Students, Garrett J. Serd

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Incorporating Latent Variable Outcomes in Value-Added Assessment: An Evaluation of Univariate and Multivariate Measurement Model Structures, Leslie H. Shaw

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A Mixed Methods Approach to Food Safety Knowledge, Beliefs and Practices in Hispanic Families with Young Children in Nebraska, Kristen M. Stenger

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A Shared Story of Successful Spanish Learning: An Embedded Multiple Case Study, Janine M. Theiler

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A Pilot Study on the Attitudes of Management Practices in Adults with PKU, Elizabeth L. Vlock

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Aging and Religious Participation in Late Life, Kuan-Yuan Wang

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The Teaching of Happiness in Mainland China: in Light of Aristotle and Marx, Zhaojun Xu

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Effects of Website Environmental Cues on Consumers’ Response and Outcome Behaviors, Eunju Yoon

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Development and Initial Validation of a Measure of Attributions for Writing Success and Failure, Mingying Zheng

2011

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The Efficacy of Quality Care Initiative Implementation in Nursing Homes Measured by Client Satisfaction, Deanna G. Aguilar

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Portraits of Empowerment Exhibited by One Million Signatures Campaign Activists, Manijeh Badiee

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The California Art Quilt Revolution, Nancy C. Bavor

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Does Being Rural Matter?: The Roles of Rurality, Social Support, and Social Self-Efficacy in First-Year College Student Adjustment, Allison L. Bitz PhD

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Vocational Experiences of Survivors of Severe TBI with Diverse Employment Patterns: An Explanatory Mixed Method Design, Erin J. Bush

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A theatre-based youth development program: Impact on belonging, developmental assets, and risky behaviors, Denise A. Craig

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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE POTENTIAL USE OF ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATION SCORES IN THE COLLEGE ADMISSION OF TRANSFER STUDENTS, Andrew Callahan Dwyer

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Community College Faculty Perspective On Changing Online Course Management Systems: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Kathleen Eitzmann

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Inquiry, Art and Consummatory Experience: A Deweyan Account of the Instrumental and Aesthetic Modes in Human Well-Being, Eric A. Evans

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What Brings People to Leadership Roles: A Phenomenological Study of Beef Industry Leaders, B. Lynn Gordon

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Prosocial Behavior as a Protective Factor for Children's Peer Victimization, Emily R. Griese

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VALUE ADDED BY MIXED METHODS RESEARCH: A MULTIPHASE MIXED METHODS DESIGN, Courtney Haines

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A Qualitative Study of Nebraska Sixpence Program Directors' Experiences and Perceptions, Katherine E. Hauptman

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Functional Analysis of Replacement Behavior: Assessing Concurrent Behavioral Excesses and Academic Deficits, Kristi L. Hofstadter-Duke

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FACTORS THAT FACILITATE OR INHIBIT INTEREST OF DOMESTIC STUDENTS IN THE ENGINEERING PHD: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, Michelle C. Howell Smith

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Exploring Student Perceptions to Explain the Relationship Between Physical Activity and Academic Achievement in Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Study, Megan J. Hylok

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Exploring Familial Themes in Malaysian Students' Eating Behaviors, Car Mun Kok

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Managing Small Group Instruction Through the Implementation of Literacy Work Stations, Carrie Kracl

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The Effects of Simplifying Assumptions in Power Analysis, Kevin A. Kupzyk

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Determining the Longitudinal Effects of Acculturation Orientation on Elementary-Aged Spanish-Speaking English Language Learner Students' Reading Progress, Courtney M. LeClair

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EXAMINING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND MOTIVATION USING INTERNET-BASED INQUIRY IN THE CLASSROOM, Julie M. Lokie