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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Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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A Multimethodological Study of Teachers’ Perceptions of Technology Professional Development, James Brown

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Sustaining Innovation in Career and Technical Education, Brenda S. Clark

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Underrepresented Doctoral Students: The Cultural and Institutional Barriers that Hinder Their Ability to Graduate, Nancy Greer-Williams

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What Kinds of Adolescent Leaders are Hiding in Newbery Books?, Carol Jasperse Lautenbach

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The Study of Nontraditional Student Satisfaction with Academic Support Services Offered at Western Michigan University, Natalie Morton

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Increasing the Awareness of Human Resource Development Activities in Small Firms, Hanacho Michael Nmom

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The Differences in Performance between Large and Small Organizations in Mental Health Settings, Randy Parker

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Increasing Organization Capacity: A Systems Approach Utilizing Transformational and Distributed Leadership Practices, Patricia L. Reeves

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Counselors’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Career Education Programs in Assisting High School Students when Making Career Decisions, Sandra L. Roberts Standish

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Teachers’ Career Decisions in a Cognitive Framework: Logistical Regression Analysis of a National Data Set, Tamara H. Rosier

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A Model for Using the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination Results as a Method of Outcomes Assessment, Debra Scott Schultz

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Career Commitment and Retention Strategies for New Teachers: A National Study, A. Celeste Shelton-Harris

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The Relationship between Student Characteristics and Success in an Online Business Course at West Shore Community College, Amy J. Wojciechowski

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Teachers’ Perceptions of School Culture in Relation to Job Satisfaction and Commitment, Mayda Bahamonde-Gunnell

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Parental Involvement: Quantifying Parent Behavior and its Influence on a Child's Readiness to Learn, V. Yvonne Conner

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Can Principals’ Personality Traits Predict their Risk-Taking: Uncertainty and Success Orientation as they Relate to Risk Propensity, Bruce A. Evans

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A Comparison of Learning in Adult Accelerated and Non-Accelerated Courses, Donald J. Green

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Public School Principals’ Perceptions in Accredited and Non-Accredited Elementary Schools Regarding Strategies to Improve Student Performance on the Michigan Education Assessment Program, Mattie P. Hampton

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A Study of Parental Characteristics and School Choice, Chia-Lin Hsieh

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An Exploratory Study of Michigan Grantmaker Attributes and Competencies, Lisa R. Wyatt Knowlton

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Teacher Perceptions of Collaboration and Engagement in Five Twenty-First Century Restructuring Schools in Indiana, Cynthia L. Kujawski

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A Case Study of the Effects of the Strategic Planning Process on the Trust Level of Administrative Staff in a K - 12 School District, Michael F. Paskewicz

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Teachers’ Use of Instructional Alignment in Michigan Fifth Grade Classrooms and the Relationship of Use to Student MEAP Scores in Writing, John Rasmussen

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The Organizational Culture in Community Foundations, Nanette Marie Reiser

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Attitudes and Perceptions of Michigan School Administrators toward Female Administrators, Dorothy J. VanderJagt

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Effect of Participation in Design on Trainee Satisfaction, Abdullatif S. Al-Abdullatif

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An Analysis of Saudi Arabian Employee Performance in Selected Public Sector Service Organizations, Yousif Mohamad Saad Al-Hendy

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Teachers' Perception of Instructional Leadership and Student Achievement, David Anspaugh

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A Study of the Effectiveness of the Michigan Certified Boardmember Award (CBA) Program, Henry Bothwell III

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The Level of Management Support Behaviors and the Effect on Participation Rates in Corporate Fitness Programs, Diane Braatz

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Factors Influencing the Hiring of Women as Community College Chief Executive Officers, Diane Chaddock

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A Study to Determine the Relationship Between Perceived Communication Practices of Leaders and Subordinate Response to Change, Catherine L. Chevalier

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An Exploration of the Relationship Between Critical Thinking Skills and Preferred Learning Styles of First Year Nursing Students, Gloria J. Clocklin

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Intrinsic Motivation for Learning of the Adult Graduate Student at Western Michigan University, Phyllis Crandall

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Leadership Practices and Job Satisfaction: An Examination of the Relationship between Academic Deans and Department Chairpersons, Vera Kay Dauffenbach

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The Effects of Background Music on Initial Counseling Sessions, Stella Elaine Dial

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Special Service Needs of Adult Students Attending Weekend College at Western Michigan University, Patricia A. Dolly

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A Descriptive Study of the Implementation Process for All-Day Alternate Day Kindergarten Schedules in Michigan Public Schools, Kenneth G. Drenth