This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Kent School of Social Work. 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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A comparison of younger and older couples coping with breast cancer : examining the relationship among mutuality, dyadic coping, and quality of life of patients and partners., Chiara Acquati

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Mitigating intimate partner violence to promote safe linkage to care for South African women who test HIV+ during mobile counseling and testing., Leslie Lauren Brown

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Effects of attachment style, coping strategy, social support and spirituality on parental grief among older Chinese parents : structural equation modeling., Yongqiang Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The effects of cumulative victimization on psychological distress., Amanda Dishon Brown

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Standing in the intersection : using Photovoice to understand the lived experience of black gay college students attending predominantly white postsecondary institutions., Erica Caton

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Relational aggression in school settings : the efficacy of the First Step to Success intervention., Alicia Latrelle Dailey

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Predictors of father involvement : the role of early life events and stressors., Qiuli Hao

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Differences in the impact of a healthy relationship intervention on family cohesion, parent-child relationship and child well-being by intimate partner violence relationship type., Erin E. Ness Roberts

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A phenomenological study of anticipated intimacy and sexual expression needs of aging male and female baby boomers., Charles Shawn Oak

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Examining the relationship between childhood victimization, health risk behaviors, and adult physical health outcomes among women on probation and parole., Tanya R. Renn

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Modeling posttraumatic stress disorder among victimized women on probation and parole : examining the impact of childhood victimization., Katherine M. E. Winham

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Surviving the death of a sibling : a phenomenological study of childhood bereavement., Edith Crumb Gunter

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Completing the journey : an exploratory study of factors predicting emotional distress in recently resettled adult refugees., Susan Heffner Rhema 1958-

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Tertiary first step to success : a process evaluation of the home component., Charlos Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The predictors of success of Palestinian Tawjihi students in East Jerusalem : a multilevel analysis., Rhonda G. Amer

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Predictors of social vulnerability : a multilevel analysis., Regardt J. Ferreira

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Predictors of HIV risk behaviors among older adults : a multilevel analysis., Laneshia Rae' McCord

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Success on their own terms : youths' perspectives on what it means to be successful in foster care., Justin Miller

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Love during divorce : development of the Sorokin Psycho-Social Love Inventory (SPSLI) and testing of a predictor model., Joseph G. D'Ambrosio

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"The best interest of the child" : an exploration of the sociocultural agendas associated with the care of orphaned and vulnerable children in China., Dennis W. Feaster

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A holistic examination of the impact of child maltreatment on child behavioral outcomes : a longitudinal multilevel analysis., April L. Murphy

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Emotional distress in older adults with cancer : a multilevel longitudinal study., Tara J. Schapmire

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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How collaborative the collaboration? : assessing the collaboration of services for juvenile offenders., James G. Dickerson

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A predictive model for MSSW student success., Angela Michele Napier

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Context matters : a multilevel analysis of patterns of mobility to non-poor neighborhoods for poor renter households., Stacy M. Deck

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The impact of parental risk factors on child outcomes : examining parental incarceration within a multiple-risk model., Melody Lynn Hyppolite 1976-

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Predictors of risk for child neglect among expectant first-time mothers and their partners., Bertha M. Mucherera

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Predictors of depression in African American men and their implications for community and individual focused interventions., Michael A. Robinson

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Neuropsychiatric predictors of occupational persistence in HIV/AIDS., Stephan L. Buckingham

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The leadership styles of social work educators., Patricia Louise Desrosiers 1969-

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Correlates of intake and disposition decisions by child protective services professionals., Lisa Michele Johnson

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Improving screening for externalizing behavior problems in very young children : applications of item response theory to evaluate instruments in pediatric primary care., Christina Ruth Studts 1971-

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Predictors of critical thinking as a component of an outcomes assessment in a graduate level school of social work., Tonya Michelle Tucker

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Development and validation of a scale to measure health-related socioeconomic well-being in persons with a cancer diagnosis., Barbara Anderson Head

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Globalization and social work education : an initial international inquiry., Elaine Rushmore Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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A proposed evolution of immigration model applied to the United States, Germany, and Russia., Amy C. Cappiccie

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Service-learning outcomes at a faith-based institution of higher education., Amy L. Doolittle

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Motivational interviewing : does it increase alcohol and other drug addicted clients' retention in outpatient treatment?, David Allen Patterson

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Factors of effectiveness in Kentucky nonprofit social welfare organizations., Peggy Proudfoot-McGuire

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International social work best practices curriculum for schools of social work., Stephen Ulrich

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The Alternatives to detention program : assessment of one Kentucky county's efforts to deinstitutionalize status offenders., Arthur Hayden

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Survival songs : how refugee and immigrant women experienced violence., Judith C. Heitzman

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Legacy children : whose legacy are they?, Pamela Nolley Tungate 1968-

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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The cost of wisdom : a comparative theoretical analysis of research ethics in the United States, Germany and Hungary., Steven A. Drewry

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Child maltreatment assessment and recidivism : a study of Kentucky child protective services., Helen Katherine Mudd

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Participatory action research with adults with mental retardation : "Oh my God. Look out world.", Rita Marie Valade

Theses/Dissertations from 1949

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Who is committed to the Louisville Workhouse?, Hurston C. Burkhart; Edward Edward Ellis, 1919-1999; James H. Ewalt, 1919-1972; and Louella Mae Jones

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A study of veterans readmitted to Nichols Veterans Administration Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky from February 1, 1949 through March 5, 1949 emphasizing those factors contributing to their return., Elizabeth Ann Copeland, Ann Rose DiSalvo, Sarah Miller McCormack, and Lucille Amiotte Polmeteer

Theses/Dissertations from 1948

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A study of the social adjustment of twenty-eight children with epileptic seizures and predisposition to convulsions in the Louisville and Jefferson County Children's Home 1937-1948., Elizabeth Whitcomb Brown

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The place of rehabilitation in the Home for Incurables : a study of one hundred patients in the King's Daughters' Home for Incurables, Louisville, Kentucky, December 31, 1947., Gretna Lillian Brown

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A study of child health facilities in Kentucky., Jess L. Cusick

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A study of prematurely and routinely discharged patients from Louisville General Hospital in 1946., Ruth Coleman Davidson

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A study of fifty epileptic children., Jean M. Dockhorn

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A study of the One Family Disaster Program, Louisville Chapter, American Red Cross, 1947., Margaret Veeder Kirk

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The development of professional education for social work at the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work of the University of Louisville, 1918-1946., Maurice L. Kohnhorst

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A study of one hundred and forty King's Daughters Home for Incurables applicants served by Family Service Organization, January 1, 1946-December 31, 1947., Elizabeth Conder Lewis

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The administration of the Lotta Fund for aiding discharged convicts at the Family Service Organization, Louisville, Kentucky, 1931-1946., Cora Graf Lucas

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A study of the social adjustment of schizophrenic patients following electroshock therapy., Lillian D. Morgan

Theses/Dissertations from 1947

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Home Service Department, Louisville Chapter, American Red Cross., Sylvia Hirschfeld

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A study of veterans readmitted to Nichols Veterans Administration Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, after having been discharged "improved" and received "maximum hospital benefits" from April through December, 1946., Jeanne LaCourse

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A study of forty-four syphilitic patients under treatment at the Louisville Rapid Treatment Center from March 1, 1947 to April 15, 1947., Judith Torregrosa

Theses/Dissertations from 1946

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The problem of the chronically ill in Louisville, Kentucky, 1946., Dinard S. Carr

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A study in elementary schools in 1946 of twenty-six children who attended Mental Hygiene Clinic Nursery School, Louisville, Kentucky in 1939-1942., Ann Coleman

Theses/Dissertations from 1945

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A study of German-Austrian refugees in Louisville, Kentucky., Lina K. Wolff

Theses/Dissertations from 1944

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A study of forty-three patients who left Waverly Hills Sanatorium against the doctor's advice during the period September 1 through December 31, 1942., Frances Fanelli

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The history of the National Youth Administration in Kentucky., Margaret Ruth Hopper

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A follow-up study of thirty eight single unmarried mothers., Rose Migdal

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History and development of the Mental Hygiene Clinic of Louisville, Kentucky., Mary-Elizabeth O'Brien

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Changing philosophy of child care in the Louisville and Jefferson County Children's Home, 1854-1943., Helen Hardwicke Sherrill

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A history of the financing of the Private Family Agency, Louisville, Kentucky., Verna Schwab Will

Theses/Dissertations from 1943

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Convalescent care in Louisville, Kentucky., Grace B. Caswell

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Adoption procedures and practices in Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1941., Ruby Arnold Dennis

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A study of day care particularly in reference to Louisville, Kentucky., Nancy Lee Johnson

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A study of twenty-eight working mothers and their problems., Marianna E. Lawson

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A history of the Council of Social Agencies of Louisville, Kentucky., Mary Trueheart Williamson

Theses/Dissertations from 1942

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The psychiatric treatment of a group of delinquents., Bernard Finkelstein

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The Louisville, Kentucky, Home for the Aged and Infirm : a study of an institution in transition., Irving M. Lipetz 1913-2012

Theses/Dissertations from 1941

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Lay participation in the Private Family Agency, Louisville, Kentucky., Mildred E. Bateman

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A study of the Family Service Organization, Louisville, Kentucky, in reference to intake, 1884-1940., Marian Elizabeth Prinz

Theses/Dissertations from 1940

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A housing project in Louisville : its social interpretation : a study of College Court., Howard B. Hollenbeck 1916-1971

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The Y.W.C.A. in Shelbyville, Kentucky., Esther Morrison 1915-1989

Theses/Dissertations from 1939

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The social administration of camps in the Louisville area., Dorothy Bryan Haddock 1916-2008

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Neighborhood House : a settlement's part in social planning., Rebecca Baer Krupp 1904-1989

Theses/Dissertations from 1938

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Three years of emergency relief in Kentucky, 1932-1935., Viola Miller Pryor