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2018

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A Sentence Construction Intervention for Elementary-Aged Spanish-Speaking Language-Minority Students with Writing Difficulties, Tim Andress

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Stress and other factors and their effect on skeletal muscle growth and metabolism; Strengths-based lab groups improve learning of undergraduate anatomy and physiology concepts, Taylor L. Barnes

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Effects of Direct Instruction Flashcards and Reading Racetracks on Sight Word Acquisition and Maintenance for a Student with Autism, Chelsea Burton

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Examining Dosage: Comparisons of a High-Quality Program's Impact on Vocabulary and Social-Emotional Characteristics Between One- and Two-Year Cohorts., J. Joshua Byrd

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Exploring the Moderating effects of Racial/Ethnic Socialization, Academic Motivation and African American Racial Identity on the relation between Microaggressions and Mattering of African American Students at Predominantly White Institutions, Lawrence Chatters

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A Comparison of Alternative Bias-Corrections in the Bias-Corrected Bootstrap Test of Mediation, Donna Chen

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Depression among Chinese LBC: Understanding Depression in context of a family-oriented culture, Lanyan Ding

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Parental Involvement Among Low-income Filipinos: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Aileen S. Garcia

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Efficacy of Differential Negative Reinforcement of Alternative Behaviors to Improve Reading Comprehension, Nicole Goehring

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A Mixed Methods Study Exploring the Relationship of Cognitive and Motivational Factors to Sonography Student Performance, Renee Hathaway

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Assessing Adult Perceptions, Outcomes and Associations with Youth Nutrition and Activity Outcomes of Participants in the WeCook: Fun with Food and Fitness Program, Kallie R. Heath

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Effects of an iPad-Supported Phonics Intervention on Identifying and Generalizing Consonant Blends, Caitlin Kendrick

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Genomic investigation of beta agonist supplementation and heat stress in livestock species, Rachel Marie Kubik

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Biology Of Exosomes And Their MicroRNA Cargos In Human And Bovine Milk, Amy Lynn Leiferman

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It's Not Just A Dog: The Role of Companion Animals in the Family's Emotional System, Cassandra Leow

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The Domain-general and Domain-specific Profiles of Computation and Problem-Solving Difficulties, Xin Lin

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The Influence of Context on Metacognition and Its Measurement, Markeya S. Peteranetz

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Sentence Instruction Intervention on Elementary and Middle School-aged Students At-risk for Emotional and Behavior Disorders, Kayla Monique Ramos

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Blended Learning: Use of Demonstration Videos in an Undergraduate Food Preparation Lab, Lauren Elizabeth Rathman

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Parents Supporting Their Adolescents’ Independent Remedial Math Practice: The Effects of a Multi-Component Intervention Package on Math Academic Performance, Mackenzie Sommerhalder

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ALCOHOL EXPECTANCIES AMONG SUDENTS IN THE CITY OF POKHARA, NEPAL, Niran Tamrakar

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Exploring Adolescent Dating Violence in Rural Communities: A Mixed Methods Study, Sarah A. Taylor

2017

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Cultural Self-Identification Among Extension Educators' and Cultural Competence in Cooperative Extension, Ruddy Y. Benavides

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Parent-Teacher Relationships and Communication in Early Childhood: A Comparative, Mixed Methods Study of White and Ethnic-Racial Minority Parents, Kimberly A. Blitch

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The Design and Enactment of Modeling Tasks: A Study on the Development of Modeling Abilities in a Secondary Mathematics Course, Danielle Buhrman

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Spirituality Among Black Americans: A Hierarchical Classification of the Family Strengths Model, Genese Clark

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AN EVALUATION AND REVISION OF THE CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOR QUESTIONNAIRE EFFORTFUL CONTROL SCALES, Scott R. Frohn

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EXAMINING ADMISSION POLICY CHANGE AT A PRIVATE, TUITION-DEPENDENT, BACCALAUREATE INSTITUTION IN AN URBAN SETTING: A QUALITATIVE CASE STUDY, Christopher B. Gage

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Perception of Hearing Loss in Orchestral Musicians, Eva Gebel, Sherri M. Jones, and Julie A. Honaker

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How Discordant HSV Status Impacts Dyadic Relationships: A Grounded Theory Study, Haley Ann Hermes

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Understanding the roles of connection to nature, mindfulness, and distress on psychological well-being, Tuyen N. Huynh

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Effects of Implicit Bias on Teachers’ Expectations of Student Relationships, Colin Michael McGinnis

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Latent Interaction Modeling with Planned Missing Data Designs, Jayden Nord

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MULTIPLE IMPUTATION OF THE GUESSING PARAMETER IN THE CASE OF MISSING DATA, Grant J. Orley

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Examining the Relationships Between Prenatal Tobacco Exposure, Temperament, and Cognitive Ability in Early Childhood, Sam Pérez-González

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TEACHER IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT: A COLLECTIVE CASE STUDY OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS LEARNING TO TEACH IN AN INDONESIAN UNIVERSITY TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM, Dwi Riyanti

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An Exploratory Mixed-Methods Examination of Empathy and Multiple Intelligences Among Youth Involved in Bullying, Heather Schwartz

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“A Doctor Is Less Valuable Than a Working Truck”: A Phenomenological Study Exploring International Immersion Experiences of Primary Care Physicians Trained in the U.S., Julie M. Shasteen

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Correlates of Adolescent Engagement and Motivation: Revisiting the Social-Cognitive Model, Kate Nicole Sirota

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Multilevel Metric Invariance: A Monte Carlo Simulation, Elizabeth Svoboda

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You're Getting It!: How Preschool Teachers and Students Experience Literacy Tabletop Games in the Classroom, Katherine Sydik

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The Influence of Previous Subject Experience on Interactions During Peer Instruction in an Introductory Physics Course: A Mixed Methods Analysis, Judy A. Vondruska

2016

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Delta Tocotrienol Attenuates NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation via Inhibition of NF-κB Priming and Reactive Oxygen Species Generation, Teresa Buckner

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Repairing the Broken Mirror: Understanding Men's Muscularity-Focused Body Image Concerns Through the Lens of Gender Role Conflict and Self-Compassion., Michael S. Butchko

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The Relationship among Fifth Grade Physical Education Students' Body Size Perception, FITNESSGRAM Scores, and Physical Activity Level, Ashley N. Cleveland

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ENCODING OF SALTATORY TACTILE VELOCITY IN THE ADULT OROFACIAL SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM, Rebecca Custead

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Into the Gap: A Mixed Methods Study of Acculturation, Stress, and Refugee Family Functioning, Kieu Anh T. Do

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Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) for Early Childhood Science Education, Jungwon Eum

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Standing Up or Standing By: Examining the Bystander Effect in School Bullying, Scott M. Fluke

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Guidelines for Interpretive Interview Fidelity in Mixed Methods Research within the Context of a Randomized Controlled Trial, Amanda L. Garrett

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Shame and Resilience Among Mental Health Trainees: A Scale Construction Study, Claire T. Hauser

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Electromyographic and Mechanomyographic Time and Frequency Responses During Fatiguing, Submaximal, Isokinetic Muscle Actions of the Biceps Brachii, Ethan C. Hill

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Sources of Self-Efficacy Information for Writing: A Qualitative Inquiry, Mary E. Holmes

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Unpacking Conjoint Behavioral Consultation: Predictors and Conditions that Support Parent-Teacher Relationships, Shannon R. Holmes

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The Moderating Role of the Home Environment and Parenting Beliefs on The Early Achievement Outcomes of Children With Difficult Temperaments, Kenji R. Madison

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A Grounded Theory Exploration of Clergy's Counseling Referral Practices in Black Churches, Morgan R.C. McCain

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A GROUNDED THEORY EXPLORATION OF CLERGY’S COUNSELING REFERRAL PRACTICES IN BLACK CHURCHES, Morgan R.C. McCain

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SUCCESSFUL FEMALE STUDENTS IN UNDERGRADUATE COMPUTER SCIENCE AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING: MOTIVATION, SELF-REGULATION, AND QUALITATIVE CHARACTERISTICS, Melissa Patterson Hazley

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Hemodynamic Changes in Cortical Sensorimotor Systems Following Hand and Orofacial Motor Tasks and Pulsed Cutaneous Stimulation, Austin Oder Rosner

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Examination of the NU Data Knowledge Scale, Jonathon David Sikorski

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The Effects of Scaling on Trends of Development: Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory, Weldon Z. Smith

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Psychological Factors That Underlie Hazing Perceptions: A Mixed Methods Study, Jenna Strawhun

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THE EFFECTS OF MISSING DATA TREATMENT ON PERSON ABILITY ESTIMATES USING IRT MODELS, Sonia Mariel Suarez Enciso

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Hey, Where's the Monster? How a Storytelling Game is Played in a Preschool Classroom, Jeremy Sydik

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AN EXPERIMENT OF AUDIENCE AWARENESS EFFECTS ON COLLEGE STUDENTS’ ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING, Shiyuan Wang

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EFFECTS OF ELABORATIVE INTERROGATION AFTER READING BELIEF-INCONSISTENT ARGUMENTS AND NEED FOR COGNITION ON ARGUMENTATION AND TOPIC BELIEFS, Ruomeng Zhao

2015

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Perceptions of psychological distress and treatment among the Ovambo in Northern Namibia: A multiple method study, Theodore T. Bartholomew

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Evaluating Count Outcomes in Synthesized Single-Case Designs with Multilevel Modeling: A Simulation Study, Kirstie L. Bash

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A Single-Subject Evaluation of the Target Bullying Intervention Program, Brandi L. Berry

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The Effects of Expository Text Structure Instruction on the Reading Outcomes of 4th and 5th Graders Experiencing Reading Difficulties, Janet J. Bohaty

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Examining Sources of Gender DIF Using Cross-Classification Multilevel IRT Models, Liuhan Cai

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Acculturation and Alcohol Drinking Behavior among Chinese International University Students in the Midwest, Shuangshuang Cai

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LATINA/O FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS AND COLLEGE ADJUSTMENT: AN EXAMINATION OF FAMILY SUPPORT PROCESSES, Patricia R. Cerda-Lizarraga

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The Impact of Treatment Exposure, Trauma, and Caregiver Involvement in Therapy on Children's Response to Behavioral Treatment, Mindy R. Chadwell

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Children's Implicit Beliefs About Intelligence, Carly Champagne

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CONJOINT BEHAVIORAL CONSULTATION VIA DISTANCE DELIVERY (CBC-D): AN EVALUATION OF EFFICACY AND ACCEPTABILITY, Michael J. Coutts

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An Evaluation of the Impact of a Couples Enrichment Program on Relationship Satisfaction, Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Forgiveness, Chelsi A K Davis

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The Impact of Marital Quality and Parent-Child Relationships on Peer Relationships at School: A Brazilian Study, Brandon P. Eddy

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Predictors of Preschool Children's Body Mass Index: Breastfeeding Duration, Child Eating Behaviors, and Parental Feeding Practices, Amy J. Encinger

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TRADITIONAL ALCOHOL USE AMONG RURAL YI MINORITY IN CHINA: AN APPLICATION OF THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOR, Yonghua Feng

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How A Healthy Population Acquires Nutrition and Exercise Information: A Mixed Methods Study, Sally J. Hillis

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TRAJECTORIES OF ANXIOUS WITHDRAWAL IN EARLY CHILDHOOD, Irina Kalutskaya

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Mechanisms by which dietary ellagic acid attenuates obesity and obesity-mediated metabolic complications, Inhae Kang

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THE FAMILY MEALTIME STUDY: PARENT SOCIALIZATION AND CONTEXT DURING AND SURROUNDING FAMILY MEALTIMES, Car Mun Kok

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A Comparison of Population-Averaged and Cluster-Specific Approaches in the Context of Unequal Probabilities of Selection, Natalie A. Koziol

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A Study of Life Skills from Traditional and Afterschool 4-H Participants, Julia M. Kreikemeier

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Adolescent Bullying: Do Weight, Body Size, and Body Size Dissatisfaction Influence Victimization?, Paige T. Lembeck

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The Impact of Sexual Violence on Intimate Relationship Dynamics: A Grounded Theory Study, Nicole M. Lozano

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Teacher Reaction to Change in the Lutheran Elementary School: A Grounded Theory Approach, Kim D. Marxhausen

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Using Group Video Self-Modeling in the Classroom to Improve Transition Speeds with Elementary Students, Matthew T. McNiff

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Tacit Cultural Knowledge: An Instrumental Qualitative Case Study of Mixed Methods Research in South Africa, Debra Rena Miller

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A Comparison of the Effects of Choice and Differential Reinforcement on the Computation Fluency of Students with Escape-Maintained Academic Performance Problems, Maureen A. O'Connor

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Exploring Deployment and Resilience through the Experiences of Army National Guard Youth, Kerrie Joy Rosheim

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Teachers' Perceptions of Their Interactions with Shy Preschool Children: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Sara Swenson

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Lest I Forget: Case Studies in Listening to High School Students Struggling With Academic Literacy, Lois M. Todd-Meyer

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The Emotional Experience of American Indians Receiving Hemodialysis and How It Relates to Treatment Adherence, Anitra M. Warrior

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PARENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS COMMUNITY TYPES, Amanda Witte

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Understanding Childhood Maltreatment: Literature Review and Practical Applications for Educators, Sarah E. Wright

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