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2011

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Audibility as a Predictor of Speech Recognition and Listening Effort, Ryan W. McCreery

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS’ CONNECTION TO SCHOOL AND ENGLISH THROUGH THE DIGITAL STORYTELLING PROCESS, Megan J. McElfresh

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Peer Relationships: Links between Victimization, Participation, Depressive Symptoms and Achievement in the Classroom, Tiffany R. Murray Sydzyik

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Perceptual And Acoustical Comparisons Of Motor Speech Practice Options For Children With Childhood Apraxia Of Speech, Amy Nordness

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A Mixed Methods Examination of Strengths-Based Prevention Training in a Youth Recreation Program, Daniel S. Payzant

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Implicit Beliefs About Writing: A Task-Specific Study of Implicit Beliefs, Kyle R. Perry

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TUCKED IN: American Quilts and the Beds They Cover, 1790-1939, Madeleine Roberg

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EFFECTIVE SCIENCE TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: A MULTIPLE-CASE STUDY OF DISTRICT-LEVEL SCIENCE SUPERVISORS’ PERSPECTIVES, Chris J. Schaben

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The Development of Phonological Awareness in Young Children: Examining the Effectiveness of a Phonological Awareness Program, Stephanie Schmitz

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Examining the Efficacy of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation for Health Behaviors of Children with Obesity, Carrie Alisha Semke

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Behavioral Health Providers and Electronic Health Records: An Exploratory Beliefs Elicitation and Segmentation Study, Nancy C. Shank

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EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND CONTEXT AND SIGNALING ON COMPREHENSION RECALL AND COGNITIVE LOAD: THE PERSPECTIVE OF COGNITIVE LOAD THEORY, Minjung Song

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The Referral Process: Rural Primary Care Physicians' Perspectives on Providing Counseling Referrals, Casey N. Tallent

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The Process of Becoming a Strong GLBT Family: A Grounded Theory, Maureen E. Todd

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A Pilot Study to Assess the Readiness and Barriers as Correlates to Participation in Rural Worksite Health Promotion Programming, Kayte L. Tranel

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THE EFFECT OF OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT ON ATTENTION AND SELF-REGULATION BEHAVIORS ON A CHILD WITH AUTISM, Mollie R.M. von Kampen

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A Longitudinal Investigation of Peer Victimization, Self-esteem, Depression, and Anxiety among Adolescents: A Test of Cognitive Diathesis-stress Theory, Cixin Wang

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Cultural Orientation and Drinking Behaviors among Chinese University Students, Shiyuan Wang

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Understanding Mesosystemic Influences On Reported Health Among Rural Low-Income Women: A structural equation analysis, Tiffany Wigington

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Examining the Effect of Medical Risk, Parental Stress, and Self-Efficacy on Parent Behaviors and the Home Environment of Premature Children, Kathryn Woods

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Validation of Chinese Women’s Alcohol Expectancy Instrument, Yue Qiu Yu

2010

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CONSTRUCTING A CREATIVE SELF-EFFICACY INVENTORY: A MIXED METHODS INQUIRY, Daniel H. Abbott

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Quality of Life Despite Back Pain: A Phenomenological Study, Margaret B. Blair

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RAP: A READING COMPREHENSION STRATEGY FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, Courtney D. Blume

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Writing Motivation of Students with Specific Language Impairments, Kyle Lee Brouwer

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Medical Students' Attitudes Toward The Medical College Admission Test, Cassie J. Connealy

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Chintz Appliqué Albums: Memory and Meaning in Nineteenth Century Quilts of the Delaware River Valley, Carolyn K. Ducey

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Improving IRT parameter estimates with small sample sizes: Evaluating the efficacy of a new data augmentation technique, Brett P. Foley

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TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING IN COLLEGE STUDENTS: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, James R. Fullerton

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THE BATTERED WOMAN EXPERIENCE: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY EXPLORING THE LIVES OF LATINA WOMEN AND THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Jaime Gonzalez

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The Process of General Education Reform From A Faculty Perspective At A Research-Extensive University: A Grounded Theory Approach, Frauke Hachtmann

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A Case Study of the Mathematical Learning of Two Teachers Acquiring Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, David R. Hartman

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Pathways to Reflection: Exploring the Reflective Analytical Practices of Novice Teachers, Emily Hayden

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Discovering the Leadership Skills of Alumni Who Participated In An Adult Agricultural Leadership Development Program: A Case Study, Terence A. Hejny

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CHILD KINSHIP CARE: AN EXPLORATORY MIXED METHODS STUDY OF SOCIAL SUPPORT, RESOURCES, AND HEALTH ISSUES OF NEBRASKA CHILD KINSHIP CAREGIVERS, Toni L. Hill

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Quilt Documentation Projects 1980-1989: Exploring the Roots of a National Phenomenon, Christine Humphrey

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A NATURALISTIC STUDY OF EXERCISE ADHERENCE AMONG A COMMUNITY BASED SAMPLE AT A FITNESS FACILITY, Felicia M. Johnson

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Evaluating Measurement Invariance with Censored Ordinal Data: A Monte Carlo Comparison of Alternative Model Estimators and Scales of Measurement, Natalie A. Koziol

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The Impact of Teaching Presence in Intensive Online Courses on Perceived Learning and Sense of Community: A Mixed Methods Study, Elizabeth Laves

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Effects of Systematic Social Skill Training on the Social-Communication Behaviors of Young Children with Autism During Play Activities, Laura L. Maddox

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT USING WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES: A MIXED METHODS STUDY, Dallas R. Malhiwsky

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Student and Faculty Perceptions of Technology’s Usefulness in Community College General Education Courses, William L. Moseley

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Promoting Wellness for At-Risk Women in Nebraska: A Qualitative Study, Hannah Nelson

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Is Competition Making a Comeback? Discovering Methods to Keep Female Adolescents Engaged in STEM: A Phenomenological Approach, Kathryn B. Notter

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AN INVESTIGATION OF INTERPERSONAL DISRUPTIONS AND SECONDARY TRAUMATIC STRESS AMONG MENTAL HEALTH THERAPISTS, Rachael Ann Robinson-Keilig

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Student Writing Performance: Identifying the Effects when Combining Planning and Revising Instructional Strategies, Amanda K. Schnee

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Effect of Sensation Seeking and Perfectionism on Stimulant Use, Carissa J. Scurlock

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The Perception of Natural, Cell Phone, and Computer-Synthesized Speech During The Performance Of Simultaneous Visual-Motor Tasks, Nirmal Kumar Srinivasan

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The Caring Teacher: A Multiple Case Study That Looks at What Teachers Do and Believe about Their Work With At-Risk Students, Sarah Whitney Thompson

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COACHING EFFICACY WITH ACADEMIC LEADERS: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION, Deanna Lee Vansickel-Peterson

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Differentiation in the Content-Area Classroom for English Language Learners, Robyn M. Warner

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An Integrated Approach to Prevention of Obesity in High Risk Families, Hillary Warren

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Teacher Collaboration as Professional Development in a Large, Suburban High School, Marlie L. Williams

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LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITES FROM BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS AND POLYPROPYLENE, Yi Zou

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Nurturing Young Students' Writing Knowledge, Self-Regulation, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy: The Effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD), Sharon Zumbrunn

2009

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The College Experience: Exploring the Relationships among Student Socioeconomic Background, Experiences of Classism, and Adjustment to College, Autumn Loreene Backhaus

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A STUDY OF THE PERCEPTIONS OF CAREER AMERICAN MISSIONARIES IN THE COUNTRIES OF KENYA AND TANZANIA RELATING TO THEIR OVERSEAS FIELD-BASED ORIENTATION EXPERIENCES, John S. Basham

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Online and Face-to-Face Classes: A Comparative Analysis of Teaching Presence and Instructor Satisfaction, David T. Bentz

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TEACHERS’ INQUIRY-BASED MATHEMATICS IMPLEMENTATION IN RAPID CITY AREA SCHOOLS: EFFECTS ON ATTITUDE AND ACHIEVEMENT WITHIN AMERICAN INDIAN ELEMENTARY STUDENTS, Jamalee Bussinger-Stone

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LEARNING EFFECTS OF EXAMPLES APPLIED TO COLLEGE ALGEBRA STUDENT INTERESTS, Carrie A. Campbell

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Strategies Multiracial College Women Use to Navigate Monoracial Systems, Minisa Chapman-Huls

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College Students and Service: A Mixed Methods Exploration of Motivations, Choices, and Learning Outcomes, Ronald Chesbrough

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Understanding Foreign Language Teachers’ Beliefs and Classroom Practices: A Multiple-Case Study of Four Teachers’ Experiences With LinguaFolio, Gabriel E. Cote Parra

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Diverging Perspectives: A School District's Response to and Instructional Support Application, Sarah Crose

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Attracting College Men to Sexual Violence Prevention: A Multiple Case Study of Male Peer Educators, Janice M. Deeds

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Gender Differences on the American Mathematics Competition AMC 8 Contest, Melissa A. Desjarlais

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The Relationship of Involvement in Co-Curricular Programs on Community College Student Success and Development, Jacquelyn R. Elliott

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Does Theory of Mind Mediate Aggression and Bullying in Middle School Males and Females?, Jami E. Givens

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Presidential Fundraising at Independent Colleges in the Midwest: A Case Study, Corday Goddard

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The Influence of Departmental Affiliation and Pedagogical Training on Faculty Adoption of Innovative Pedagogical Methods in Georgia Technical Colleges, Linda G. Grisham

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EXPLORING THE COMPLEXITIES OF LEARNING MOTIVATION IN PRE-SERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION STUDENTS: A GROUNDED THEORY APPROACH, Kristin K. Grosskopf

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The Embodied Mind in Early Development: Sitting Postural Control and Visual Attention in Infants with Typical Development and Infants with Delays, Regina T. Harbourne

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Improving the Writing Performance of High School Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Writing Difficulties, Laura Thompson Jacobson

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Modifying National Public Health Performance Standards for Local Public Health Department Accreditation, Jeffrey G. Kuhr

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Experiences of Community College Students with ADHD: A Qualitative Study in the Tradition of Phenomenology, Charla N. Lawrence

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Analysis of Higher Education Employee Exercise Behaviors, Michele Linder

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Developmental Asset Building in At-Risk Youth: A Mixed Methods Study, Kraig James Lofquist

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Voice and Volume of Leader Self-Awareness, Michael J. McDonald

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The Effect of Retirement on Vigorous Physical Activity Controlling for the Socio-Demographic Variables of Age, Gender, Education, Income, Race and Perceived Health Status Affect, Jayme D. Nekuda

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Creating a Culture of Inquiry: Student Teachers' Stories from the World of the Glass Box, Judith J. Ruskamp

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The Journey from Bedside to Classroom: Making the Transition from Nurse to Nurse Educator, Anne M. Schoening

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Parental Perceptions of Body Mass Index Referrals and Overweight School-Age Children, Misty Schwartz

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Addressing Behavior Needs by Disability Category, Cynthia Serfass

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A Correlational Study on Parental Attachment and Moral Judgment Competence of Millennial Generation College Students, Deidra Graves Stephens

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The Influence of the Family Context and Intervention Implementation Integrity on Child Behavior During Conjoint Behavioral Consultation, Michelle Swanger-Gagne

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Women Leaders in Student Affairs: A Case Study Exploring Career Choices, Julie C. Taylor-Costello

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Transactional Distance and Course Structure: A Qualitative Study, Beth L. Vealé

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Beyond barriers: A phenomenological study of women reporting intimate partner violence in college, Megan Watson

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Nebraska School Facilities: Educational Adequacy of Class III School District Structures, John M. Weidner, Sr.

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The Role of Tribal Child Care Programs Serving Children from Birth to Age Five, Linda Mayo Willis

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DRUG RELEASE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH KINETIC AND THERMODYNAMIC PARAMETERS OF DRUG SORPTION ONTO POLYLACTIDE, STARCH ACETATE, WHEAT GLUTEN AND SOY PROTEIN FIBERS, Weijie Xu

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EFFECTS OF AN ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN WUHAN, CHINA, Ying Zhang

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Professional Development of Early Childhood Administrators Within A Professional Development School (PDS) Learning Community, Ginger L. Zierdt

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A Teacher Development Process for Comprehension Strategies Instruction, Caryn D. Ziettlow

2008

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The Effect of Classmate Photographs on Online Community and Connectedness, Ellen McPeek Glisan

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FACULTY TRAINING IN DEVELOPING AN E-PORTFOLIO SYSTEM, Cindy J. Harvel

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Assessment of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Food Intakes and Their Association with Socioeconomic Status and Acculturation in Midwestern Latinas, Karina R. Lora

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A CORRELATIONAL STUDY ON PARENTAL ATTACHMENT AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT OF COLLEGE STUDENTS, Mary-Ellen Madigan

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Significance of the Influence of World View and Racial Socialization on Death Anxiety Beliefs of Blackamerican Men, Larry Cameron Menyweather-Woods

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The Relationship between the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Provided by Wyoming High School Mathematics Teachers and the Performance of Wyoming 11th Grade Students on the Adequate Yearly Progress of Wyoming Schools, Mary C. Moler