This collection includes theses and dissertations from the College of Education & Human Development. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Common Core State Standards : elementary teacher perceptions of administrator supports with a focus on professional learning communities and walk throughs., Kara Joan Ammerman

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Rumination, worry, and drinking behaviors in college students : a mediation analysis., Stephanie Winkeljohn Black

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Teacher self-perceptions and student academic engagement in elementary school mathematics., Kathleen M. Cash

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An investigation of virtual golf in the Republic of Korea from a marketing perspective., Chulhwan Choi

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The relationship of reform style professional development and student achievement., Amy Colucci

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Explaining the difference in the self-esteem of students with learning disabilities who receive pull-out services and those who do not receive pull-out services in a private school setting., Brittany Ann Cox

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Examining the effectiveness of implementing Orton-Gillingham reading intervention on student engagement for elementary students with challenging behaviors., Lauren L. Evanovich

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Therapeutic treatments for PTSD : does type of treatment impact help seeking behaviors in a military sample?, Tyler Conley Halford

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Evaluating minor league baseball social identity, social image, and brand equity., Christan David Hanna

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Exploring distributed instructional leadership : case studies of assistant principals in an urban school district., Jimica Claudette Howard

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Examining the motivations and benefits of student-athletes performing community service., Matthew Ryan Huml

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A moderated mediation model of minority stress and resilience factors in sexual minority Christian college students : comparison between PROCESS and SEM., Elisabeth R. Latino

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Influences of self-construals and personality styles on international students' depressive symptoms., Yu-Yun Liu

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Global and specific attachment patterns in romantic relationships : distinct and interactional functions., Megan Manthos

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Predicting NCLEX-RN performance : an exploration of student demographics, pre-program factors, and nursing program factors., Heather Davis Mitchell

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Principal self-efficacy in the implementation of a standards based teacher evaluation reform., Jason Kennedy Neuss

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Curriculum, classroom assessment, instruction, and science outcomes : evidence from Kentucky's scholastic audits., Steven Patrick Riley

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Effects of sport-specific training conditions on performance in high school field hockey players., Alexandra Hannah Roberts

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Sex, sexuality and sexual practice for trans individuals and their romantic partners., Kinton Rossman

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The effect of vestibular stimulation exercises on balance in children with Down syndrome., Sarah Sunderman

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Psychotherapy dropout : the influence of ethnic identity and stigma on early termination., Le'Keldric Jawon Thomas

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Understanding through narrative inquiry : storying a national writing project initiative., Amy Renee Vujaklija

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Comparison of physical activity and sleep measures based on subjective and objective measures., Amy Jo Walden

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Adaptive schools : investigating impact, continuity, and change in one school district., Winn Crenshaw Wheeler

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Life balance in adult healthy siblings of individuals with childhood cancer., Yolanda Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Developing the future workforce through apprenticeships : a case study of an industry-education partnership., Nana K. Arthur-Mensah

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Exploring the associations between teaching behaviors and affect in upper elementary school students before and after controlling for parenting behaviors., Allison D. Barnard

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Four weeks of controlled frequency breathing training reduces respiratory muscle fatigue in elite college swimmers., Alex Robert Burtch 1991-

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Ideological becoming : intern teachers' experience of becoming culturally responsive teachers., Sonya Burton

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Meta-analyses of cardiovascular responses to rumination : exploring mechanisms linking depression and hostility to cardiovascular disease., Lorna Y. Busch

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The role of self-discrepancies in American Jewish identities on mental and spiritual well-being., Jason Goldstein

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A multi-level analysis using NAEP data : examining the relationships among mathematics coaches and specialists, student achievement, and disability status., Kristin Harbour

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The effects of highly engaged field experiences and multi-faceted mentoring stategies on ameliorating pre-service teacher concerns., Twyla Diane Harris 1959-

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Relational processes in prayer : a reflection of the effects of culture on religious experience., Benjamin David Jeppsen

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Exploring motivations, constraints, and perceptions toward sport consumers' smartphone usage., Sun J. Kang

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Understanding the meaning of the equal sign : an investigation of elementary students and teachers., Victoria Miller Bennett

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Cancer caregiving : an exploration of values, burden, repetitive thinking, and depression., Amanda M. Mitchell

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Pulmonary diffusing capacity is unaltered in elite swimmers after restricted breathing training., Benjamin Todd Ogle 1990-

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Culture at the core : the impact of culturally relevant professional learning on teacher beliefs and practice : a collection of scholarly papers., Mikkaka Hardaway Overstreet

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Improving the accuracy of middle school students' self-assessment, peer assessment, and mathematics achievement., Elizabeth Popelka

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The role of congruecy within the participant sport involvement and loyalty process., Jason Andrew Rice

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Interdisciplinary palliative care teams : insights and experiences of chaplain interns and social work interns., Ann Hayes Ronald

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Evaluating Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) : examining teachers' perceptions of managing student conduct and student achievement in PBIS and non-PBIS schools., Carla Marie Soeder-Kolodey

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The impact of an interactive technology application on elementary student achievement in fractions., Shannon M. Stone

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Parental influence on romantic attraction with simulated online dating profiles., Johanna Strokoff

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Exploring organizational capacity in a Sport for Development and Peace setting., Per G. Svensson

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The effects of real-time visual performance feedback on teacher feedback., Chris A. Sweigart

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Counterstories : educational resilence of adult African American women attending an urban predominantly White university., Wanda A. Taylor

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The effect of Protandim supplementation on oxidative damage and athletic performance., Seteena Leigh Ueberschlag

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Student engagement and college readiness in mathematics., Leah White

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Reading achievement in a large urban school district : an analysis of the effects of four reading programs on the reading growth of four reading ability groups., Deborah Patrice Anderson

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The effectiveness of extended orientation first year seminars : a systematic review and meta-analysis., Matthew S. Berry

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Avoidance in disordered eating : the roles of overvaluation of weight and shape and repetitive thinking., Anne Christine Bjerg

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Cognitive coaching : the impact on teacher candidates' teacher efficacy., Stefanie Wooten Burnett

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Graduate students who are part-time workers : how does occupational stress and gender role affect job satisfaction?, Megan Church-Nally

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Answering the call : an examination of multicultural competence among academic advising professionals., Tia Noelle Dumas

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Secondary student outcomes and perspectives on a multiple pathways approach to education : engagement, achievement, and transitions., Lisa-Anne Ferris

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Gender stereotyping within career and technical education : exploring relationships among gender, coursetaking, and outcomes of high school CTE students., Stephanie A. Fluhr

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The powerful literacy posse and the Common Core State Standards : a collection of scholarly papers., Katherine J. Grindon

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Lost in transition : a grade nine transition program using articulation activities and their effect on student attitudes., Michael J. Hibbett

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Employee work and health behaviors : the role of leadership support for health promotion and organizational health climate., Jennifer Woloszyk Hoert

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Investigation of factors related to performance and retention of engineering students., Nora B. Honken

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Role models, women's leadership and careers of women in the management of professional baseball., Maki Itoh

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Development and validation of indicators of secondary mathematics teachers' positive dispositions toward problem solving., Alison L. Mall

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Using an online forum to mentor secondary mathematics student teachers toward standards-based instruction., Landrea Miriti

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Dogmatism, coping, and spirituality : predicting mental health among the religious and the secular., Jonathan T. Moore

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Examining teacher perceptions of leadership and student achievement in Kentucky schools., Angela L. Newcomb

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A meta-analytic review of the relationships between the therapeutic alliance, empathy, and genuineness in individual adult psychotherapy., Jacob B. Nienhuis

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Recognition of romantic relationship danger signs., Kelley Quirk

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Metaevaluation of a university teacher education assessment system., Katherine Amelia Shanahan

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The effect of a controlled frequency breath holding training program on running economy among elite college swimmers., Patrick Sims 1988-

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Culture first, customers second : the case of an organizational learning culture in a successful small business., Devon A. Twyford

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Increasing independence in children with autism spectrum disorders using video self modeling., Julie Iberer Bucalos 1974-

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Alignment study of Kentucky's mathematics placement examinations and entry level credit-bearing mathematics course examinations., Lisa Conn

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Sistahs with voices : influences that affected the college choice of high-achieving African American women who chose to attend a predominantly white institution instead of an historically black college or university., Angela Denise Duncan

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A qualitative study of motivation to read for pleasure with adolescent struggling readers using a theoretical model : how to begin?, Gary A. Fisher

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Are school administrators and teachers' attitudes toward inclusion influence by the change process?, Barry Goley

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Examining alignment : national and local assessments and the common core state standards in mathematics., Ryan M. Higgins

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The social construction of ethnicity and masculinity of African American college men., Jonathan Lee Johnson

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Perceptions of U.S. teachers of the visually imparied on commercially-produced, described video within educational multimedia., Lori Greenlee Johnson

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The impact of skin and soft tissue infections on college athletic programs and prevention policies., Alice Kimble 1964-

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The mediating effect of homework between self-regulated learning and science achievement., Matthew D. Kingsley 1968-

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Choosing a career : a study of motivational factors and demographics that influence P-12 pre-service teachers., Diane MacKenzie 1964-

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The effects of online courses with multimedia in learners' perceived satisfaction and effectiveness of e-learning., Hardy MacKenzie 1971-

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Exploring the influence of social media on future intentions of charity sport participants., Tara Q. Mahoney

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Validation of an RPE-based submaximal oxygen consumption test using a total body recumbent stepper for individuals with spinal cord injury : a proof of concept study., John Patrick McCulloch

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The mathematics self-efficacy of rural central Appalachian undergraduate females., Lisa J. Music

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Strengthening STEM performance and persistence : influence of undergraduate teaching assistants on entry-level STEM students., Stephanie B. Philipp

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Examining the factors that contributed to the retention and graduation of African American males at the University of Louisville., Kia Marie Pruitt

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Mathematics coaching in high school : the impact of coach and teacher interactions., Eleanor Louise Pusey

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Self-efficacy in intercollegiate athletics., Bryan L. Shelangoski

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The impact of kindergarten teachers' theoretical orientation to reading on curricular planning and classroom practice in literacy., Jacquelyn J. Singleton

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Community college mission influence on culture : an organizational analysis., E. Gerome Stephens

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Sustainability and collegiate recreational sports facilities., Thomas Bradley Stinnett

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The relationship between early attachment and adolescent risky behaviors with changes in loneliness in a mediating role., Sze Sze Tong

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Running among thorns : perspectives on Ethiopian/United States educational experiences., Bruce Whearty 1952-

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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An examination of factors that impact persistence among adult students in a degree completion program at a four-year university., Mathew J. Bergman

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Ready child, ready school : educator perceptions of child and school success indicators and ready school practices., Annette W. Bridges 1953-

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Exploring franchise boards : a stakeholder perspective., Denise M. Cumberland

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The role of acculturation and ethnic identity in understanding Asians' sport consumption behavior in the United States., Jae-Pil Ha