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 2009

The Effects of Toyota Production System Training Discontinuation, Robert Patrick Biggins

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Spatial Frequency Localization in Mammograms Using Wavelets, Tomislav Bujanovic

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African American Student Retention: A Study of the Effects of an Intrusive Advising Intervention at a Career College, DeAnna R. Burt

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Anomaly Detection Techniques for Ad Hoc Networks, Chaoli Cai

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Representaciones de la memoria de la guerrilla antifranquista en la novelística española contemporánea, Nuño Castellanos

A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World, Adam Clay

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Measuring Graduating M.S.W. Students' Knowledge of the Steps of Evidence-Based Practice, Kellie D. Cody Jr.

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Nursing Faculty Experiences and Perceptions of the Implementation Process to a Learner-Centered Teaching Philosophy: A Case Study, Sharon L. Colley

Effects of Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training on Motor Performance, Task Accomplishment and Participation in Persons with Chronic Stroke, Stephanie A. Combs

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The Politics and Consequences of Stakeholder Participation in International Development Evaluation, Anne Cullen

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Transmission and Guiding of Fast Electrons through Insulating Nanocapillaries and Comparison with Ion Guiding, Susanta Das

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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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Comparing Indigenous and External Teachers: Beliefs, Origins of Beliefs, and Expectations, Richard H. Fowler

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Visual Impairment and Eye Care among Older Americans: Secondary Analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Amy L. Freeland

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Longitudinal Study of Factors Impacting the Implementation of Notebook Computer Based CAD Instruction, Richard F. Goosen

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Middle School Teacher and Parent Perceptions of Parental Involvement, Brandon Graham

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Career Decision Making for Male Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Model of Critical Factors Aiding in Transitional Efforts, Gregory B. Gray

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A Comparison of Methods for Teaching Auditory-Visual Conditional Discriminations to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Laura Lee Grow

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The Development and Application of a Checklist for Evaluating E-Learning in Organizations, Anne-Marie Guidy-Oulai

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A Molecular Analysis of Training Multiple versus Single Manipulations to Establish a Generalized Manipulative Imitation Repertoire, Breanne K. Hartley

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Contesting National Identities in an Ethnically Homogeneous State: The Case of Armenian Democratization, Arus Harutyunyan

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An Evaluation of a Sexual Assault Education Program, Angela P. Hatcher

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Key Challenges Facing Student Athletes and Connections to Their Choice of Major, Kimberlee J. Henrion

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Homemaking in Asian American Women's Writing: Chuang Hua, Bharati Mukherjee and Meena Alexander Performing the Diasporic Home, Yan Jiang

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When Self-Pacing Goes Wrong: A Comparison of Two Methods for Reducing Computer-Based Racing, Douglas A. Johnson

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Exploring the Ultimate Role of Central Office in the Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Professional Development: A Comparative Case Study, Sarah Elizabeth Johnson

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Little to No Stars, Shannon Tate Jonas

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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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Analysis of Factors Related to Drop-Off Detection with the Long Cane, Dae Shik Kim

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Empirical Essays on the Impact of Health-Aid on Health Outcomes, Elsy Thomas Kizhakethalackal

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A Cross-Sectional Approach to Institutional Anomie and Gang-Related Homicide, Michael T. Klemp-North

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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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Investigating the Effects of Observer Presence and Feedback on Individuals' Work-Related Behavior, Angela R. Lebbon

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The Effects of Multiple Exemplar Instruction on Generating Functional Interdependence between Listener and Intraverbal Categorization Repertoires, Sarah A. Lechago

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Correlates of Teachers' Job Satisfaction: A Hierarchical Linear Model Study Using 2003-2004 Schools and Staffing Survey, Jeffrey M. Leslie

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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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Training the Execution of Single-Case Research Methodology Skills in an Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention Setting, Jessa R. Love

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Special Education Preschool: Perceptions of the Parent Participation and Education Component, Denise Ann Ludwig

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A Look at the Beginning: Strengths, Weaknesses, and the Support Structures for New Teachers from the Perspectives of Elementary School Principals, Scott Merkel

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On The Battleground of Environmental and Competition Policy: The Renewable Electricity Market, Matyas Tamas Meszaros

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From Picture to Word to the World: A Multimodal, Cultural Studies Approach to Teaching Graphic Novels in the English Classroom, Shannon Renee Mortimore

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NovaNET Online Curricula and the Course Completion of Alternative High School Students, Margaret Elizabeth Munger

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Domestic Violence Rights Movement in Tanzania: An Exploration, Flora Peter Myamba

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Child Care Centers on Higher Education Campuses: Director Perceptions of Internal and External Roles and Director Leadership, Kerisa A. Myers

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Important or Impotent? Radical Right Political Parties and Public Policy in Germany and Austria, Marcella J. Myers

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Statistical Procedures for Bioequivalence Analysis, Srinand Ponnathapura Nandakumar

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Testing Equality of Competing Risks of Patient Discontinuation across Multiple Disease States, Eric Nantz

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Heteroscedastic Linear Model Estimation Based on Ranks: An Iterated Reweighted Least Squares Approach, Themba Louis Nyirenda

Like Poetry: A Collection of Short Plays, Kristian O'Hare

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Neon Allegiance, Jason Paul Olsen

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Understanding the Impact of the Kalamazoo Promise from the Perspectives of Parents and Community Group Members, Charles Pearson

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Analytical, Computational and Experimental Studies of Capillary Flow in Complex Geometries, Yongqing Peng

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African-American Girls and Scientific Argumentation: Lived Experiences, Intersecting Identities and Their Roles in Constructing and Evaluating Claims, Phyllis Haugabook Pennock

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The Ethnic Identity of Returning Immigrants to a Pueblo in Yucatan, David Piacenti

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Kendall's Tau and Spearman's Rho for Zero-Inflated Data, Ronald Silva Pimentel

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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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Comparing the Accuracy of Performing Digital and Paper Checklists Using a Feedback Package during Normal Workload Conditions in Simulated Flight, William Gene Rantz

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The Robustness of Confidence Intervals for the Mean of Delta Distribution, Mathew Anthony Cantos Rosales

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The Comparative Efficacy of Dosed, Enhanced Dosed, Prolonged Exposure, and Mindfulness in the Reduction of Anxiety, Sophie Rubin

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Adoption and Integration of Best Practice Methods in Secondary English Teaching, Gretchen Rumohr-Voskuil

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Characteristics of Alternative Public High Schools: A National Study Using the 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey, Lisa Ryan

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Implementing a Mastery Model through Self Quizzing in an Online Learning Environment, Amy E. Scrima

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Three Essays on Foreign Aid, Poverty and Growth., Aberra Senbeta

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Role of Residence Hall Staff in Offering Early Warning Academic Intervention, Jon L. Shaffer

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

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Simulation, Synthesis, and Characterization of Hydrogels and Nanocomposite Gels., Kamleshkumar J. Suthar

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Test Procedures for Equality of Two Variances in Delta Distributions, Jezaniah Kira Sarion Tena

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Curriculum-Based Measures in Writing: A School-Based Evaluation of Predictive Validity, Christina M. Terenzi

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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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A Two-Sample Adaptive Procedure Based on the Log-Rank and Peto and Peto's Wilcoxon Tests, Annie A. Tordilla

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Metaevaluation of HIV/AIDS Prevention Intervention Evaluations in Sub Saharan Africa with a Specific Emphasis on Implications for Women and Girls, Tererai Mafukidze Trent

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Science Education Policy for Emergency, Conflict, and Post-Conflict: An Analysis of Trends and Implications for the Science Education Program in Uganda, Betty Pacutho Udongo

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Technical Adequacy of Curriculum-Based Measures of Vocabulary Growth for Preschool English Language Learners, Kathleen M. VanTol

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Entanglement Perturbation Theory for Antiferromagnetic Spin Chains, Lihua Wang

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Degrees of Institutionalization: Family Planning Policies and Programs in Senegal, 1980-2005, Yazmine Michelle Watts

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Making Sense of Roles and Responsibilities: A Socialization Study of College and University Music Department Chairs, Jason Robert Werkema

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Validating the Attitudes toward Sex Offenders Scale, Charmeka. Whitehead

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Can We Get Nurses to Stay? A Qualitative Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Formal Mentoring Program in an Acute Care Health System, Eileen M. Willits

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The Program Evaluation Standards Applied for Metaevaluation Purposes: Investigating Interrater Reliabiity and Implications for Use, Lori A. Wingate

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

Evaluating Emergency Preparedness Plans and Exercises, Mina Zadeh

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Photoionization of Rare Gas Clusters, Huaizhen Zhang

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Communications and Positioning in Wireless Networks, Yao Zhao

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Climate in Catholic Schools: A Comparative Study of Three Types of Organizational Structures, Andra Zommers

Dissertations from 2008

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Student Persistence at a Small, Private, Religiously-Affiliated College: An Examination of Retention Theory, Benjamin Arendt

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Representations of Latin-American Immigration to Spain in the Late Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Century Narrative and Cinema, Alicia Arribas

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Female Collegiate Gymnasts and Experiences in Sport Retirement Due to Injury, Coleen Harrington Barry

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Remote Sensing Studies for the Assessment of Geohazards: Toxic Algal Blooms in the Lower Great Lakes, and the Land Subsidence in the Nile Delta, Richard H. Becker

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A Comparative Study of Extended Meta-Ethnography and Meta-Analysis Based on the Fundamental Micro-Purposes of a Literature Review, Rhae-Ann Richardson Booker

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Mindfulness in Childbirth: An Investigation of the Effects of Mindfulness Training on Maternal Satisfaction with Childbirth and Obstetric Outcomes, Brenda L. Bratton

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Supervision Experiences and Needs of New-Entrant Professional School Counselors: A Qualitative Study, Shawn Allan Allan Bultsma

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Missing Data Treatment of a Level-2 Variable in a 3-Level Hierarchical Linear Model, Xiaofan Cai

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Unwanted Sexual Experiences: Preliminary Development and Validation of a Behavioral Analog Measure for Risk Perception, Response Appraisal, and Response, Robin M. Carter-Visscher

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International Aid Evaluation: An Analysis and Policy Proposals, Thomaz Kauark Chianca

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New Teachers' Perceptions on Their Preparation, Rosemary Cleveland

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Understanding Similarity: Bridging Geometric and Numeric Contexts for Proportional Reasoning, Dana Christine Cox

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Islamism, State Control Over Religion and Social Identity: Turkey and Egypt, Alper Y. Dede

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Social Work Field Instructors' Perceptions of On-Line Training, Denise E. Dedman