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Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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The Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education in Physical Therapist Educational Programs, Norene Clouten

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Characteristics of Nursing Home Administrators: Perceived Influencers on Own Career Paths, Shirley L. Cornelius

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Developing Language Through a Musical Program and its Effect on the Reading Achievement of Spanish Speaking Migrant Children, Dora Dominguez

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A Study of the Effects on Second-Grade Students of a Leadership Curriculum, Michael Frazee

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The Relationship of Student Perceptions of School Climate and Student Retention, Frank D. Garrett

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Activity between Supervisors and Supervisees Outside of Their Supervisory Sessions, Paul R. Ginter

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Using Technology to Improve Equity of Curriculum Access for Students in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Herbert L. Harroun

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Competencies Needed for Effective Church Leadership from the Perspective of Current Pastors, Cecile Elizabeth Fransman Hewitt

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A Classroom Meeting Model for Teacher Use in Classroom Management, Gerald L. LeCureux

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Denominational Rituals as Influencers of Grief Adjustment, Suzanne Jean Martz Webb

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Strategic Planning in Michigan Community Colleges and Its Effect on Organizational Climate, Dennis Patrick McCarthy

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The Relationship Between Dropout and Peer Mentoring in an Adult High School Completion Program, Jo Ann Pastor

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Faculty Satisfaction with their Position Functions of Teaching, Research, and Service Across Venezuelan Teacher Colleges, Ana Gil-Garcia Serafin

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Teacher Retention and Teacher Satisfaction in Lutheran Secondary Schools, Cary L. Stelmachowicz

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The Impact of a Realistic Training Preview on Subsequent Transfer of Training, Duangkaew Ungsrithong

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The Relationship Between Power Bases and Conflict Management Styles of Indonesia’s Formal Leaders, Wirawan

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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A Trend Analysis of Occupational Therapy Treatment Outcomes Following Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery, Richard G. Cooper

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A Study of Variables that Attract Certified Special Education Substitute Teachers to Selected Urban School Districts in the State of Michigan, Patsy Ann Fox

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Parent, Student, and Teacher Perceptions of Discipline Problems in the Middle School, Marilyn J. Giannangeli

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Members of Minority Student Organizations and Their Perceptions of Their Academic and Social Integration, Oris Tamaria Griffin

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The Relationship Between Implementation of Hospice Nursing Standards of Care, Hospice Size, and Family Satisfaction, Lucille I. Grimm

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The Effectiveness of a Structured Tutoring Program Used with Migrant Students, Cortland L. Hillman

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The Relationship Between Absenteeism and the Amount of Overtime Worked in Various Job Classifications in a Metal Fabrication Plant, Thomas D. Hopkins

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The Museum Director's Chair: An Ethnography, Mark Richard Jenness

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A Status Study of Economic Education in Michigan Elementary Schools, Barbara C. Johnson

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Self-Reported Leadership Styles of Higher Education Administrators in Venezuela as Related to Selected Demographic Variables, Julian Serafin Martin

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A Study of Leadership Styles of the County Sheriffs in the State of Michigan, David A. Miramonti

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The Relationship Between School Readiness Placement and Student Achievement, Jayne Mohr

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A Comparison of Sociological and Demographic Factors of Custodial and Noncustodial Single Fathers, Daniel D. Petterson

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A Replication of the National Association of Secondary School Principals Study of High School Principals and their Schools in Michigan, Helen M. Potoczak

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Performance Evaluation in Athletic Training: Perceptions of Athletic Trainers and Their Supervisors, R. Richard Ray Jr.

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Perceptions of Leadership Styles of Principals in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Denise Seymour

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Standardized Testing Practices: A Comparison of Michigan Public School Districts from 1976 to 1986, Richard J. Syrek

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Variables Related to Faculty Attitudes Towards Computing at Western Michigan University, Marianne P. Vakalis

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The Relationship Between Attitude Toward the Elderly and Intergenerational Contact Among Social Workers, William D. Vickers

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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Comparison of Five Role Groups of Michigan Participants in NASSP Assessment Centers, Janice I. Blanck I. Blanck

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Competencies Needed by the Chief Executive Officer of a Local Affiliate of the National Urban League, Inc., Walter Melvyn Brame

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Administrative Commitment to Public Service Programs in Institutions of Higher Education, Mary Ellen Brandell

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A Study of the Relationship of Class Size and Student Achievement on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program Fourth Grade Test, Ralph Burde

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An Investigation of Elementary Teachers' Self-Perception of Burnout While Participating in a Professional Development Change Process, Lana L. Callihan

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Relationships of MBTI Types and HBDI Preferences in a Population of Student Program Managers, Ruth Elizabeth DeWald

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Characteristics and Human Skills of Women Who Manage Women: A Community College Case Study, Susan Young Duley

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An Analysis of the Content and Methods of Instruction at Michigan Institutions that Prepare Principals, Thomas E. Engel

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The Effects of School Size and Leadership Style on Teacher Job Satisfaction, Jon C. Haezebrouck

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An Alternative Model for School District Organization in Michigan, William M. Johanns

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A Content Comparison of Nontechnical Curricula for Engineers, Bryan Lynn Lundgren

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Industrial Applicability of the Joint Committee's Personnel Evaluation Standards, Michael Jay Orris

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The Relationship of Supplemental Instruction and Final Grades of Students Enrolled in High-Risk Courses, Sally A. Pryor

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Perceptions and Evaluations of University Principal Preparation Programs by Michigan Public School Principals, Linda Berk Voit

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Nurses' Perceptions of Self-Esteem and Job Satisfaction, Dolores Davis Wickett

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The Psychological Typologies and Learning Styles of Security Managers in a Large Industrial Organization, Michael John Witkowski

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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Determinants of Student-Faculty Informal Contact, Alan W. Barr

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Administrator and Consultant Perceptions of Consultant Services in Michigan Schools, Julia A. Berg

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Effectiveness of Employee Participation Groups in a Manufacturing Company, John F. Blamy

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Educational Outcomes of Children with Two Working Parents, Michael B. Dib

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Applied Thermoplastic Screw Plastication Theory: Industry Acceptance and Implications for Plastics Processing Education, Paul V. Engelmann

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The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Anxiety in Pregnant Women, Janet L. Fourman

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The Rise and Demise of Laboratory Schools Using Western Michigan University's Campus School as a Case Study, John William Goudie

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Training-Program Evaluation: An Investigation of Perceptions and Practices in Nonmanufacturing Business Organizations, Sarah P. Gutek

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Intuition in Decision Making by Human Service Administrators, Judith Huber Halseth

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The Effects of Using Print Media in Teaching Critical Thinking Skills to Adult Students, Gloria Jean McCormick

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An Assessment of the Instructional Needs of Ohio's Educational Administrators Relative to Computer Technology, Mary F. Missavage Berney

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The Relationship between Life Stressors and Stress Related Medical Problems of Middle School Administrators, Marjorie Patton

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The Efficacy of Bilingual Education in Relation to Student Linguistic Type, Program Type, and Program Setting, Carol Stubbs Rice

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The Effects of Caretaking Settings on School Readiness of 4-Year-Olds, Joan C. Sergent

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An Investigation of the Traditional and Non-Traditional College Students' Perceived Benefits Regarding Participation in the Cooperative Education Program, Beatrice C. Ullrich

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An Assessment of the Relationship between Decision-Makers' Opinions about Comprehensive Sex Education and Factors That Influence Those Opinions, M. Terri Voit-Devine

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A Survey of Oral Communication Instructional Practices in the Elementary Public Schools of Michigan, James N. Walker

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Relationship of Quality Circles in Nursing to Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Patient Care, and Cost Containment, Shirley A. Weiglein

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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The Certification of Training and Development Professionals: Employers' Perception of Problem Prevalence and Certification's Efficacy, Susan Lynn Atchison-Day

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The Impact of a Middle Management Union on the Function of the Management Team Concept as Perceived by Selected School Administrators, Samuel L. Barresi

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The Perception of Single-Parented and Dual-Parented Children by Married and Divorced Teachers, Larry A. Blackmer

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A Study of the Relationship between Local Superintendents' Expectations and Perceptions of Actual Performance of Michigan Intermediate School Districts, Ted J. Culver

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The Effects of Computer Assisted Instruction in Basic Skills Courses on High-Risk Ninth Grade Students, Thomas E. Dellario

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An Experimental Study of the Effects of a Prescriptive Mental Health Consultation Approach on the Adjustment of Children Enrolled in the Blue Water Head Start Program St. Clair County, Michigan, Michael J. Duffy Jr.

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Ideal and Real Performance Expectations of Baccalaureate Nursing Graduates as Perceived by Graduates, Nurse Educators, and Nurse Administrators, Maureen Martin Fochtman

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The Relationship between Five Funding Variables and Investment Income in Michigan Public School Districts, Elmer R. Hollenbeck

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Effects of Training on Measures of Productivity: A Meta-Analysis of the Findings of Forty-Eight Experiments, Alice Susan Leddick

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A Study of Variables Related to Teacher Absenteeism in a K-12 School District, Dale F. Martin

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Leadership in a Juvenile Detention Facility: Portrait of an Effective Youth Management Program, D. John Morris Jr.

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A Study of a Prekindergarten Screening Test: The Project Intercept Inventory, Francis J. Rutowski

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A Study of Some Characteristics of Chippewa Valley Public School Teachers and Their Attitudes toward Merit Pay, Michael D. Samulski

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Recidivism of 17-21 Year-Old Misdemeanants Participating in a Prosecution Diversion Program, Gerald D. Snodgrass

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The Relationship between Leadership Behavior and the Awareness of Organizational Culture in American and Japanese Corporations, Ikuko Torimoto

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A Comparative Study of Three Alternative Procedures for Identifying Severe Discrepancy in Learning Disabled Students, Carol Tully Uhlman

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A Study of Stress Factors Related to the Attrition of Christian Reformed Church Missionary Personnel in a West African Work Environment, Dirk W. Vander Steen

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The Efficacy of Relaxation Training on the Affective Behavior of Early Elementary Minority Students, Mary L. Veele

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Investigation of the Relationship between Occupation, Learning Style, and Productivity Preference, Charlotte Wenham

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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The Effects of Mentoring of the Career Paths of Administrators in Community Colleges in the State of Michigan, Marianne Adam

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A Study of the Impact of Supervisory Style on Teachers’ Job Satisfaction in the Secondary Schools in Kuwait, Abdulaziz D-M Al-Duaij

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Perceptions of American College Students about Arabs: The Role of Mass Media and Personal Contact in the Formation of Stereotypes, Mansour Owaid Aljeaid

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A Preferred Interpersonal Leadership Style: Perceived by a Chief Board Officer as Compared to a Chief Executive Officer in a Hospital Setting, Nelson Alward

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A Study of the Relationship between Oral Communication Apprehension and Cognitive Restructuring in High School Speech Class, Lolita Fox Balch

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The Relationship between Learning Disabilities and Juvenile Delinquency in Macomb County Juvenile Court (1983-84), Rita M. Bologna

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A Study of the Relationship between Michigan Public School Principals' Perceptions of Self-Actualization Needs and Their Perceptions of Satisfaction with their Job, James Mervyn Cambridge

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Self-Esteem in Elementary School Children, Joyce Carson

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Executive Personality Types: A Comparison of Military and Civilian Leaders in a Single Organization, John Edward DeWald

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The Impact of Summer Recruitment Projects on Students for the Cooperative Education Program in Design Technology at Macomb Community College, David A. Feighan

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The Use of Microcomputer Programs to Improve the Reliability and Validity of Content Analysis in Evaluation, Richard D. Frisbie

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Service Begets Sales: An Investigation into the Relationship of Automotive Dealership Customer Service Satisfaction with Sales Success, Ivyl L. Gilbert