All dissertations completed at Western Michigan University are entered into ScholarWorks. Some may be embargoed or restricted by the authors and may be only available from on-campus computers. Print copies are available through interlibrary loan for dissertations before 2013. If you have any questions, please contact maira.bundza@wmich.edu.

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Dissertations from 2012

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Lesbian/Queer/Same-Gender-Loving Women Graduate Students in Mental Health Related Fields: A Grounded Theory of Attitudes Toward Transgender Individuals, Bonnie M. Benson

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School Counselors' Activities in Predominantly African American Urban Schools, Lacretia T. Dye

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In Their Own Words: The Lived Experiences of Unemployed African American Men, Kenlana R. Ferguson

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Health and Relationship Variables Impacting Psychological and Social Well-Being Among Predominantly White Middle Class Adults 65 and Older Who Receive Assistance with Their Care from Family Members, Alyssa C. Ford

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What Psychotherapists Have to Teach Us About Childhood Developmental Trauma: The Roles of Attachment Orientation and Coping Strategy, Rebecca Klott

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Examining the Role of Research Mentoring in Predicting Research Self-Efficacy Among Minority Professional Psychology Doctoral Students, Donald Edward Knight

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First-Generation, African American Students' Experiences of Persisting at a Predominantly White Liberal Arts College, Candy S. McCorkle

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Predictors of Counselor Self-Efficacy among Master's Level Counselor Trainees: Impact of Cohort versus Non-Cohort Educational Programs, Regina Lynn Meyer

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Influences in the Platonic Same-Sex Friendships of Heterosexual Black Males, Darian Mitchell

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Personality and Religiosity: The Influence of Normative Personality on Black Sunni Muslims' Religious Attitudes and Practices, Halim Khidher Naeem

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Social Justice, White Racial Identity, and Multicultural Competency Among White Master Level Trainees in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Sara Rebecca Streufert

Dissertations from 2011

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Students of Indian Heritage and United States Citizen Students' Adaptation of College, Opinions About Mental Illness and Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Counseling Help, Margaret Omotola Ajayi-Nabors

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A Qualitative Study of the Lived Experiences of Adults with African American and Korean Heritages, Elizabeth Sue Bradshaw

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Comparing First Generation and Non-First Generation African-American Students at Predominately White Institutions, Leatrice Renee Brooks

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Jamaican American Child Disciplinary Practices, Stephaney Carter

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What about Me: Using Grounded Theory to Understand How African-American Counseling Professionals become Multiculturally CompetentH, Binaca T. L. Fetherson

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The Influence of a Personal Practice of Meditation on One’s Therapeutic Practice, William W. Fitzgerald

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The Impact of Structured Group Counseling on Resiliency, Self-Efficacy, and RacialIdentity among African American Female Teenagers, LaShonda B. Fuller

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Sense of Coherence: The Relationship to Personal Growth and Distressafter a Breakup, Kristin R. Gillen

The Experiences of Infertility among Married Kenyan Women, Patrick Mugi Kamau

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The Relationship between Spirituality and Personality, Kimberly C. Koessel

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Implementation of the 2009 CACREP Standards Addiction Competencies, Tiffany K. Lee

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Understanding the Dimensions of Spirituality in Caucasian Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual College Students, Michele L. McGrady

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African American Experiences of Race Relations in the Supervision Dyad, Brandi L. Pritchett-Johnson

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Soviet Holocaust Survivors: An Ethnographic Study, Marina Shafran

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Social Justice Advocacy and Counselor Education: A Study of Counselor Educators' and Counseling Interns' Perceptions of Social Justice Advocacy Training, Darryl C. Steele

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Counselor Trainees' Experience of Analyzing Their Counseling Sessions During a Master's-Level Practicum, Abbie VanDerWege

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Exploring the Experiences of Living with a Controversial Illness in Patients with Fibromyalgia, Samantha L. Wheeler

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The Experiences of Married International Graduate Students and Their Accompanying Non-Student Spouses in the US Culture: A Qualitative Study, Adriana Yellig

Dissertations from 2009

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Adolescents' Experience of the Factors Influencing Their Diabetes Treatment Regimen, Roger W. Apple

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The Heterosexual Mother-Lesbian Daughter Relationship: Using Consensual Qualitative Research (CQR) to Understand Perceptions among Predominately White, Formally Educated Mothers, Julie Meredith Davis

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Relationships Associated with Long-Term Stepgrandmother Role Behavior, Role Meaning, and Satisfaction, Mary-Catherine. Kane

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Informed Consent as a Predictor of Working Alliance and Perception of Counselor/Psychotherapist, Scott E. Kerby

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The Collective Voices of Asian International Doctoral Students in Counseling Psychology in the U.S.: Recommendations for Faculty and Training Programs, Miki Koyama

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Phenomenological Study of Resilience in the Lives of White, Midlife Lesbian Psychologists in Clinical Practice, Melissa A. Lidderdale

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Exploring the Relationship between Religious Faith, Mental Health Help Seeking Attitudes, and Preferences for Counselor Characteristics among Black American Churchgoers, Darryl P. Plunkett

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Student-Athlete Worldview: A Qualitative Discovery of Student-Athletes' Outlook of the World through Their Athletic Experiences, Lara Preacco

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Counselor Trainees' Perceptions of Their Personal Growth: A Qualitative Inquiry, Ericka L. Souders

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Effects of Age and Promotion in the Use of Psychological Resources of Promoted Employees, Janet M. Thorne-Chan

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Validating the Attitudes toward Sex Offenders Scale, Charmeka. Whitehead

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Exploring the Relationships between White Racial Consciousness, Feminist Identity Development and Family Environment for White Undergraduate Women, Kara E. Wolff