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 1995

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The Teachers' and Principals' Perceptions of the Impact of Operation Physics on the Teaching of Elementary Science in Michigan Schools, Brenda Prater Earhart

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A Study of the Effect of Developmental Kindergarten Placement on Student Achievement: Issues and Other Alternatives for the "Unready" Child, Sandra F. Earley

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A Grounded Theory in the Development of the Tantric Proposition in Leadership Education, Marsha Wislocki Goin

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Citizens' Attitudes Toward Baraga and L'Anse Schools Sharing Resources and Consolidation in Two Community Attitude Surveys: A Five-Year Comparison, Anni C. Gregor

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A Study of Active Participation Instructional Strategies Increasing Student's Higher Order Thinking Skills, Scottie J. Griffin

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A Study of the Relationship Between Transformational Leadership and School Climate, Christine L. Jensen

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A Study of Teachers’ Perceptions of Principal Effectiveness Among Secondary School Teachers in Malaysia, Ariff B. Kasim

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Learning Expectations and Learning from Problem Situations in Occupational Education, Michael Alexander Krischer

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A Study of the Awareness and Understanding of Distance Education by Leadership Roles at Community Colleges in Michigan, Douglas H. Lape

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The Acceptance of Computers by Administrative Leadership at Baker College, William McCormick Luczyk

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Classroom Personalities of Effective Teachers within a Technical College Setting, Fred Manley

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Attitudes of Black Secondary School Teachers Toward School Guidance in the Potchefstroom Area, South Africa, Elias H. Masibi

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A Study of Support for Transfer and the Alignment of the Training with the Strategic Direction of the Organization, Max U. Montesino T.

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A Study of the Correlation Between Per Pupil Funding and Student Achievement in the State of Michigan, Douglas Harold Snyder

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Beliefs and Perceptions of Michigan Superintendents Toward Females Advancing in the Ranks: Perspectives to Increase the Minority Pool, Dennis J. Stanek

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Participative Management and Productivity: Partners or Adversaries?, Michael Heenan Swearingen

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Women and the Public School Superintendency: An Integrative Review of the Dissertation Research, Carol A. Swingle

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An Investigation of Teachers' Beliefs Concerning Evaluation Procedures and Criteria and their Willingness to Assume an Active Role in the Process, Terina Walker-Harvey

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An Analysis of Local Response to State Initiated School Reform Legislation: Michigan Public Act 25, A. Bruce Watson

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Stress and Healthwellness, a Longitudinal Study, Howard Allen White

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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The Role of Administrators and Teachers in the Selection and Implementation of Computer Technology in the "Classroom of Tomorrow" Program, Ahmad Al-Obiedat

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A Descriptive Study of Programmatic and Curricular Components of Regular and Developmental Kindergartens, Stephen A. Anderson

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Interim Outcomes and Change Processes: A Case Study of School Restructuring, Meg V. Blinkiewicz

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Assertive Communication: Its Effect on Conflict, Trust, Hostility, and Productivity in the Organization, Jacqueline J. Brayman

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Sensitivity of the Comp Objective Test to Structural Differences Among General Education Programs in Liberal Arts Colleges and Comprehensive Universities, Christine Ann Brooks

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An Analysis of the Relationship of Achievement, Attitude, and Sociological Element of Individual Learning Style of Students in an Interactive Television Course, Thomas A. Burkman

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A Study of Retention Intervention Programs Used in Rural Michigan Schools, Randall E. Busscher

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An Exploration of Students’ and Business Persons’ Ratings of the Importance of Writing Skills for Business Success, Miriam P. Coleman

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A Study in Correctional Leadership and Conflict within the Informal Organization of a Correctional Setting: A Paradigm Shift in Correctional Treatment, Francis L. Crowe

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Promising Practices: Perspectives of Junior and Senior High At-Risk Students, Janet Dalman

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Interim Summative Evaluation: Assessing the Value of a Long Term or Ongoing Program During its Operation, Sharon Craven Dodson

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Urban Teachers’ Views and Ranking of Five Home and School Variables with Respect to Effective Teaching of Disadvantaged Students, Loraine Constance Enniss

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Preservice Elementary Education Students’ Beliefs Regarding the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics, Elsa L. Geskus

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A Descriptive Study of the Physical Education Programs for Kindergarten through Third Grade Students in Michigan, Allison Ann Hammond

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Academic Self-Esteem of Michigan High School Students, Dolores J. Howe

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A Study of Leadership Behaviors of Principals in Schools Which Educate Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities in Regular Education Classrooms, Patreese Ingram

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Women in Public School Administration: Factors that Facilitate Attainment, Betty Newlin LaPointe

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A Comparison of Teacher Attitudes Based Upon Their Involvement in Various Levels of Staff Development, James Lehto

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Relationships Among Job Satisfaction, Productivity, and Supervision Provided to Financial Planners, Larry Leslie

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A Case Study of Affirmative Action at Western Michigan University, Elizabeth Betina Lockett

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A Descriptive Study of Michigan Auto Workers' (UAW) Physical and Psychological Responses to 1987 Plant Closures, Lorraine Marie Oginsky

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An Exploratory Study of Sentient Evaluators: Communication, Ethics, and Relationships in the Evaluation Process, Mary Elizabeth Piontek

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A Study of Tuition in Public Comprehensive Universities and Colleges: A Model for Analyzing Factors that Affect Tuition, Michael J. Roy

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Faculty Development Programs and Evaluation in American Colleges and Universities, Antonio Nicolas Rubino

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The Relationship of Leadership Style Behaviors of Principals to the Existence of Effective Schools, Lanny John Tibaldo

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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The Importance of Evaluation Questions in Human Resources Development: Audience Perspectives, Fahad Al-Ruwaished

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The Effects of Two Motivational Factors on Accuracy and Persistence for Second Graders, Jesse D. Baker

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A Comparison of Strategic Decision Task Variable Analysis Between School and Business Executives, Peter A. Behnke

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The Relationship Between Communication Skills of First Line Nurse Managers and Stability, Sherry A. Blair

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A Study of the Thematic Integrated Curriculum (TIC) of the Focus 2000 Program, Sherry Collins

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Family Birth Order and Leadership Behavior of Public School Principals in Michigan, Larry J. Corbett

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Dyadic Similarity of the Superintendent-Principal Interpersonal Relationship, Principal’s Job Satisfaction, and Subordinate’s Performance Evaluation, Richard William Drury

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Adaptive Leadership Style and Sales Performance: A Test of the Social Style Model, Frank M. Gambino

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Productivity and Perceived Work Environment of Work Groups in Poland, Donald L. Gusfa

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Using Technology for Dispensing Information, Ray Hoag

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Rating Intervention Strategies for Overcoming Impediments to Planned Change by Michigan Public School Administrators, Dale Kimball

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The Identification and Validation of Sociopsycholinguistic Strategies for Integrating Reading and Writing at the Postsecondary Level, Gail L. Landberg

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A Comparative Study of the Coping Ability of Mobile and Nonmobile Elementary Pupils, Solomon Mokone Lebese

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Preferred Motivators for Previously Incarcerated Criminals, Selma R. Massey

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The Effect of a Transition Class (Developmental Kindergarten) on Academic Parity, Douglas S. McCall

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Comparison Study of the Implementation Rate of Eighteen Middle School Characteristics in Michigan and National Blue Ribbon Schools, Gregg G. Mowen

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Requisite Managerial Leadership Behaviors: A Diagnostic Role-Set Study of Executives within a Fortune 500 Corporation, Prudence LaBeach Pollard

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A Status Study of Formal Evaluation Procedures Employed by Michigan Philanthropic Foundations, John R. Seita

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Stakeholder Perceptions of Barriers to Implementing Shared Decision-Making in Wisconsin Schools, Donald John Viegut

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The Impact of Test Sophistication on Tenth Grade Students’ Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) Scores, Iris Williams

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An Assessment of Vocational Technical Education Students' Literacy Levels and Awareness of Employer Expectations, Toni Woolfork

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Characteristics of Community Foundations at Different Ages and Asset Sizes, Kathryn Ann Agard

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An Analysis of the Effect of Matching Student Learning Style to the Method of Instruction, Addamae Akin

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Practices in Results-Oriented HRD: Levels of Support and Agreement Between HRD and Upper-Level Managers, Abdulmohsin Al-Luheid

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Effects of Western Education on Employees' Participation and Job Satisfaction in Saudi Arabian Industries, Abdulrahman Y. Al-Selaim

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A Descriptive Study of the Development and Validation of a Curriculum Development Process for Occupational Therapy in an Institution of Higher Education, Alfred G. Bracciano

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A Comparison of Junior High Schools to Middle Schools with Respect to Achievement and Attendance, Darrell Clay

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The Reading Connection: A Leadership Initiative Designed to Change the Delivery of Educational Services to At-Risk Children, Gary Compton

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The Psychological Typologies and Leadership Behaviors of First-Line Supervisors in a Large Automotive Company, James Joseph Conlen

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The Relationship Between the Styles of Leadership of Superintendents and the Effectiveness of School Districts in Puerto Rico, Carlos Jose Cortes

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Spatial Visualization and Leadership in Teaching Multiview Orthographic Projection: An Alternative to the Glass Box, Mark A. Curtis

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Self-Efficacy and Academic Success of Integrated and Segregated Emotionally Impaired Adolescents, Jerry William Davisson

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Factors Associated with Success in a Participative Decision Making Program for Supervisors, Managers, and Salaried Professionals, Eric Paul de Nijs

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Factors Influencing Persistence of Adult Students in High School Completion Programs, Joan E. Garbarino

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Transformational Leadership: An Integrative Review of the Literature, Joseph Mark Gasper

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A Comparative Study of High and Low Achieving Inner-City African-American Sophomore Males’ Expectations of Self, in-School and Out-of-School Support, John L. Jackson Sr.

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Women and Leadership: The Effect of Gender, Gender-Role Orientation, Socioeconomic Status, and Parental Influence on Women’s Aspirations to Leader Roles, Barbara Katherine Kreuzer

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The Extent to Which the Career Guidance and Counseling Component is Addressed in the Administration of Tech Prep Programs, Linda Joan Kwasny

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The Financial Implications of School District Consolidation in Michigan, William P. LeTarte

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Teacher Induction: An Investigation of Factors that Affect First-Year Teachers' Attitudes Toward their Jobs, John G. Longcore

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Identifying a 9-12 Curriculum for High Schools in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Patrick Manning

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A Study of Cooperative Learning at the High School Level, Lisabeth S. Margulus

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University Students' Personal Histories and Alcohol Programs: A Naturalistic Study, Alexandra E. Michaels

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An Analysis of Student Math Scores Based Upon Teacher Training in the Instructional Theory into Practice Model, Martha O'Kray

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A Longitudinal Study of the Developmental Kindergarten Program in the Troy Schools, Troy, Michigan, Dennis H. Raetzke

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The Naturalistic Study of Performance Feedback in a Higher Education Administrative Setting, Karen M. Reese

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A Study of Selected Strategies for Allocating Funds to Improve County Roads, Ronald E. Reid

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An Analysis of the Utilization of Power by Florence Nightingale 1856-1872, Louise C. Selanders

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The Effect of Leadership Styles on Hospital Labor Productivity, Anthony R. Tersigni

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The Relationship Between Cooperative Education and Other Criteria in Attractiveness for Hiring, Carl B. Wagner