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Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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An Analysis of Selected Factors Related to Predicting the Academic Success of Black Students Attending Predominantly White Colleges, John Hair

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The Validation of and the Need for Administrative Computer Competencies in Michigan, Larry Joseph Ivens

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A Study of the Attitudes of Michigan School Board Presidents toward Superintendents' Political and Policy Leadership in Third and Fourth Class School Districts, Jon Bradley Johnson

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Teachers' Opinions of Affirmative Action and Faculty Seniority in a Court Ordered Desegregated Public School System, Monroe Johnson Jr.

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Relationship of Admission Variables to Success for Licensed Practical Nurses in Associate Degree in Nursing Ladder Program, Sally Kathryn Johnson

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The Christian as Leader: A Study of Technical, Human and Spiritual Behaviors in Leadership Theory, Nicholas Velthuis Kroeze IV

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A Study of Wage Differentials between Females and Males in Administrative Positions in a Michigan University, Barbara S. Liggett

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Successful Women: A Racial Comparison of Variables Contributing to Socialization and Leadership Development, J. Baraka Love

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School Consolidation as Viewed by Michigan Public School Superintendents, Dennis Owen McMahon

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Factors Affecting Faculty Attitudes toward the Use of Instructional Media in Selected Public Colleges and Universities in Michigan, Abdelgader Ali El Musrati

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Relationship of University Faculty Loyalty and Faculty Perceptions of Department Chairperson Leadership Style, Thomas A. Ongwela

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A Comparison of Perceptions Related to School District Consolidation, Grace A. Peapples

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Field Testing of an Instrument for Measuring Educator Knowledge of Laws of the State of Michigan, Barbara A. Souve

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Gender and Assumptions Underpinning Research among Doctoral Students, Eileen F. Stryker

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The Relationship between the Leader Behaviors of Pastors and Church Growth in the Lake Union Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, Clinton Anthony Valley

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Perception of Effectiveness as a Factor in Schedule Management System Usage in Industries Involved in Department of Defense Development Programs, Lyle Adelbert Wolcott

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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A Study of the Relationship of Selected Characteristics of Michigan School Superintendents and the Superintendents' Types and Degrees of Political Participation with the State Legislature, Gary Allen

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Performance Appraisal System Design and Evaluation, Joe Baker Jr.

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A Study of the Feasibility of Developing a Training Model to Incorporate Management by Objectives in Higher Education in Iraq, Nadhim J. Bakri

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A Study of Effects of Persistence and Nonpersistence in Mastery Learning PSI Remedial English in a Two-Year College, John H. Corbin

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To Establish the Degree of Interest for New Technical Instructional Programs at Taif Junior College, Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Said Sulayman Derbas

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Differences in Typology among Nurses at Different Levels of Management in Acute Care Institutions as Measured by the MBTI, Catherine Marie DeVet

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A Descriptive Study of Six Career Developmental Tasks as a Function of the Performance Ratings of Supervisory Personnel of the Financial Department within One Division of a Multi-National, Fortune 500 Manufacturing Corporation, Claudia Mettler Duranceau

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The Relationship between Nonsupervisory Employees' Self-Assessment of Their Supervisory Skills and the Amount of Satisfaction They Believe They Would Receive From Being a Supervisor, Arthur W. Hoffman

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Contributions to the Career and Managerial Development of Women: The Importance of Selected Components as Perceived by a Group of Community College Female Educators, Daniel A. Jaksen

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Continuing Professional Education for Teachers and its Relationship to Teacher Effectiveness, Gregory Allen Knoblock

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Implementation and Meta-Evaluation of an Experimental Method for Evaluating an Administrator Training Program, Nancy B. Larsen

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An Assessment of Attitudes of Faculty Men and Faculty Women Toward Faculty Women in Higher Education in the Republic of Korea, Kyunghui Lee

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A Study of the Relationship between Church Sponsored K-12 Education and Church Membership in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Warren Earl Minder

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A Study of the Academic Problems Encountered by Saudi Students at Western Michigan University, Ali Hajjan Mustafa

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Holland Area Employer-Sponsored Community Coordinated Child Care: A Case Study, Bonnie Church Piller

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The Relationship between Managerial Experience and Conflict Management Styles of Men and of Women in Community College Administration, Betty Pritchard

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A Study of the Relationship between High School Graduation Requirements and Student A.C.T. Assessment Scores in Public High Schools in the State of Michigan, William M. Pritchard

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The Effect of Task Responsibilities on Assistant Principals' Roles, Sandra B. Sirotti

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

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The Influences of Schooling, Job Experience, Information About Job Openings, Mentoring, Geographic Mobility, and Discrimination on the Selection of College and University Presidents, Raymond D. Davis

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A Study of the Work Values and Achievement Motivation of Persons Eligible for Federal Job Training Programs in a Rural Service Delivery Area, John Desiderio

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The Evaluation of a School-Court Program that Deals with Chronic Absenteeism of Middle School Students, Robert A. Duell

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Job Position as a Moderator of Opinion Regarding School Finance among Seventh-Day Adventist Administrators, Gregory A. Gerard

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The Effects of Immediacy to Parenthood on the Perceptions of Importance of Parent Education Topics, Nancy Mauro Gerard

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A Descriptive Study of the Leadership Styles of School Business Officials in Selected Michigan School Districts, Daniel S. Gilmore

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A Comparative Study of the Career Aspirations, Job Seeking Patterns, and Career Patterns of Male and Female Doctoral Recipients in Educational Administration, Alice J. Hullhorst

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Geographic Place Location Knowledge: An Empirical Investigation into the Performance of University Undergraduate Students as a Result of Cognitive Theory Based Instruction, Sharafat Khan

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The Relationship of Declining Enrollment, Community Involvement, Tax Support, and Assessed Evaluation to Labor Peace in Some Selected Michigan School Districts, William Right Kirby

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The Impact of Gender on the Perceived Importance of Criteria for Selection and for Promotion of Administrators in One Institution of Higher Education, Karen R. LaRoe

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Criteria for “Reduction-in-Force” Staffing Decisions: Opinions of Teachers and Administrators from Large NEA Districts in Connecticut, Lorraine A. Marcantonio

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The Propensity toward Juvenile Delinquency and the Social Rehabilitation Needs of Alternative Education Students in Western Michigan, Joseph Steven Miller

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An Investigation of the Relationship between In-School System Student Transiency and Student Reading Achievement, W. Craig Misner

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The Relationship between Demographic Factors and Leader Behavior of Department Chairpersons of Colleges of Education in Michigan, John H. Ortyoyande

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The Relationship between Conflict-Communication Values and the Relationship between Principals' Conflict Management Effectiveness and Involvement of Teachers in Decision Making in Small High Schools in Michigan, Michael Kenneth Ryan

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The Comparison of Achievement of Weekend Course Student Groups and Concurrent Course Student Groups of Nazareth College Management Division, Norm Woodin

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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A Test of the Validity of the Equipercentile Assumption: An Analysis Using a Data Base of Title-I Eligible Students, Christine Applin Ameen

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An Investigation of the Impact of Learning Theory on Training and Conditions of Training in the Corporate Environment, Carolyn Collins-Bondon

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The Relationship That Teachers' Concerns and Their Perceptions of Organizational Climate Have with Innovation Maintenance, Frederic Wayne De Vall

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The Relationship of Preferred Work Environment and Job Satisfaction of Community College Administrators, Susan Dunn DuFord

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A Delphi Study to Identify Possible Futures of Black Colleges: Public and Private, Gloria Jeanette Miller Duval

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An Assessment of the Relationships between Selected Teacher Characteristics and Attitudes of Regular Classroom Teachers toward Mainstreaming, Dorothy Mary Elkins

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The Implementation of Human Reproductive Programs Following PA 226 of 1977 in Michigan K-12 Public School Districts, Jerry L. Hilton

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Some Characteristics Associated with the Effectiveness of Elementary Principals as Demonstrated by Role Perceptions and Utilization of Time, Judith Jean Johansen

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A Descriptive Study of Organizational Structure and Its Relationship to Employee Utilization in the Electric Utility Industry, Frederick M. Keaton

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A Study of the Relationship between Teachers' Perceptions of Self-Actualization Needs and Their Perceptions of Satisfaction with the Teaching Profession, Margaret Anne Kennard

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Interaction Functions of a Computer - Assisted Career Information and Guidance System: Macomb Community College, Joyce Kirkwood

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An Analysis of Available Selection Factors for Judging the Educational Merit of Short Duration, Out-of-House, Management Training Programs for American Corporations, Douglas R. Loomer

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A Study of the Knowledge about Reading Concepts of Principals of Schools Holding Membership in the Association of Christian Schools International, Maxine Edge Margesson

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The Effects of Participation in the Family Support Program on the Adaptive and Maladaptive Behaviors of Developmentally Disabled Individuals, Patricia L. McDonald

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Student Leaders as Interpreters of High School Student Opinion, William Gerard Mulcrone

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The Relationship between Leadership Style and Perceived Performance on Selected Tasks for UniServ Directors of the Michigan Education Association, David L. Myers

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A Study of Michigan Local School District Community Information/Relations Systems, Stanley Joseph Olson

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Psychological Typology of the Local Firm Certified Public Accountant, Paul John Otte

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A Study of the Relationship of System Openness to Community Education Programming in Selected Rural School Districts, Daniel James Patterson

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Effects of Social Support as a Moderator of Role Stress Among School Principals, Richard Glen Siler

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A Study of Leadership Training Programs for Charge Nurses in Nursing Homes, Joanne Esther Smith

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A Study of the Ability, Achievement, Demographic, and Social Interaction Characteristics of Three Groups of Students: Dropouts, Marginals, and High Achievers, Judy Stewart

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A Study of the Role of Vocational Education Instructors as Perceived by Vocational Instructors, Vocational Administrators, Advisory Committee Members, and Vocational Counselors, LaVerne M. Youngblade

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A Correlational Analysis between the Teacher Perceiver Interview and Teacher Success in the Chippewa Valley School System, Richard J. Zaranek

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

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Effects of Community College Administrative Budgetary Decisions upon Continuing Education Students’ Perceptions, Drew William Allbritten

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A Study to Determine the Relationship between the Amount of Innovation Present in an Organization and the Governance Structure of the Organization, Patricia M. Bauhs

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The Facilitative Teacher-Student Relationship and Selected Educational Outcomes, Richard Roy Benedict

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Teachers' Growth/Development and the Organizational Climate of Elementary Schools, Louise Birch

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Relationships in Organizations Between Leaders' Personality Characteristics and Their Hierarchical Levels and Role Foci, Loretta Church

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A Comparative Analysis of the Role of the Academic Department Chairperson, Stanley Lawrence Coleman

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The Power of the School Business Official in the Decision-Making Processes of the Boards of Education in Selected Michigan School Districts, Robert Del Fein

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The Investigation of Middle Managers’ Perceptions Concerning Factors and Conditions Necessary to Implement and Adapt Career Development Systems to Their Organizations, Gail A. Ganakas

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Determining the Skill and Training Needs of Community Education Directors: An Inquiry into Methods, Duane Douglas Gates

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Path-Goal Theory of Leader Behavior and Its Relation to Job Satisfaction as Moderated by the Intrinsic Motivation of the Task, Diane Lloyd Gillo

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The Relationship Between Sales and Service Performance by Group Insurance Representatives Who Perform Both Functions, Ralph F. Hagemeier

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A Correlation Study of Financial Planning Process Characteristics and Administrators' Perceptions of Process Worth, Congruence, and Change in Selected Michigan Private Colleges, Gary Hammerberg

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The Importance of, and Capability to Perform, Program Evaluation as Perceived by Wisconsin District Media Directors, Roger Leslie Hartz

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A Study of the Differences Between Prison College Graduates and the Total Released Inmate Population on Recidivism by Risk Category, James Jay Haviland

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Quantity-Comparative Expression in Young Children: An Analysis of Responsive and Productive Language, Sandra-Rae Howe

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A Needs Analysis Study for the Establishment of a Community College Educational System in the United Arab Emirates, Hussain M. Joma

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The Development and Assessment of Instructional Materials for the Teaching of Leadership Skills to Second Grade Students in Selected Public Schools, Sharon Rose Lockett

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Leadership Styles in Educational Leader Positions: An Investigation of Some Common Factors in Socialization and Employment Environment Conditions, Gerald E. Lohr

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The Relationship of Treatment Team Interpersonal Communication to Staff to Client Relationships in a Residential Treatment Setting, Martin L. Mitchell

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Women in Educational Leader Positions: An Investigation of Some Common Factors in Socialization, Educational Background, and Career Commitment, Elaine Barr Morris

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The Design, Field Test, and Description of a Model for Collaborative Long-Range Community Planning, Ozzie D. Parks

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A Study of Leisure Counseling Services for The Older Adult in Kalamazoo County, Linda Law Powell

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An Investigation of a Procedure to Assess Aggregated Item Bias in a Minimum-Competency Test, Laurence E. Rudolph

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A Study of Effects of a Systematically Designed Promotional Message on the Acceptance of Michigan Regional Educational Media Centers by Nonusers, Jaswant Singh

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The Relationship between Organizational Structure and Support for Employee Communication Skill Improvement, Roberta M. Supnick