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 2012

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Evaluating the effectiveness of response to intervention : comparing the reading achievement of ELLs and native English speakers., Philip Kiersten Sapienza

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Predictors of student course evaluations., Timothy Michael Sauer

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Complexities of culture : understanding the identity of female veterans transitioning from military to college., Natesha L. Smith

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Second year college experiences that affect persistence and attrition for first generation and continuing generation students at small, private institutions., Angela Brown Taylor

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Racial identity attitudes, perceived barriers, career self-efficacy, and career outcome expectations among African American male adolescents., Norman L. Townsel 1960-

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Mathematics achievement : the impact of America's choice in Kentucky's schools., Sonia James Upton

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Assessing teacher attitude toward the inclusion of students with autism., Stephanie Elaine Wilkerson

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Job embeddedness theory : can it help explain employee retention?., Jeffery A. Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Lost in transition : a grade nine transition program using articulation activities., Denise Allen

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Towards an improved measure of intrinsic/extrinsic religious motivation., Aaron W. Banister

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Identifying predictors of social functioning in college students : a meta-analysis., Jennifer Blair Beard

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Examining the mismatch between the training and assessment of band and orchestra conductors in Michigan., Eric A. Becher

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The relationship between staff nurse perception of nurse manager leadership behavior and staff nurse job satisfaction in a hospital applying for magnet recognition status., Lorraine B. Bormann

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The impact of using technology on student achievement : teaching functions with the TI-Nspire to 9th grade algebra students., Barbara Renee Buckner 1973-

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Analyzing common algebra-related misconceptions and errors of middle school students., Sarah B. Bush

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Turning the key to success : an examination of the mathematics attitudes of African American elementary students., Dericka Denise Canada

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Examining teachers' perceptions of psychological gender and leadership behavior of principals in public elementary schools., Brittany D. Carpenter

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An investigation of a middle-high school system as a learning organization during the implementation of a grade eight to grade nine transition program., Carol Jean Christian

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Survey of pediatric residents regarding communication disorders and augmentative and alternative communication., Karen J. Coulter

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The development of deviant behavior in adolescents : the influence of student characteristics and school climate., Jessica Damron-Bell

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The collective affiliation of community college, commuter and distance education students : developmental math and dropout., Jeffrey Cody Davidson

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Comparing engagement : predicting African American student success at predominately white institutions and historically black colleges and universities., Christian A. Gamm

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The effect of a communication protocol implementation on nurse/physician collaboration and communication., Jacqueline Carter Gerard 1948-

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The effect of trust in leader on job satisfaction and intent to leave present job in the context of the nursing profession., William David Gibson

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Validation of an instructional observation instrument for teaching English as a foreign language in Spain., Maria Gómez-García

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Analysis of trauma symptomology, trauma-informed care, and student-teacher relationships in a residential treatment center for female adolescents., Amy Backert Gonshak

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Predictors of intent to stay for hourly employees in the fast food industry., Kathleen Gosser

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An examination of teacher instruction and student engagement involving adolescents with and without challenging behavior., Regina Gilkey Hirn

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Assistive technology use by Kentucky students with visual impairments., David Hume 1956-

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Principals' leadership behaviors as perceived by teachers in at-risk middle schools., R. Anthony Johnson 1970-

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Aerobic and anaerobic performance changes following three training phases in men's soccer players., Tony Jouaux

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Exploring the scholar-practitioner gap in personnel selection assessments : an analysis of scholarly versus practitioner literature., Whitney L. Martin 1977-

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A comparison of two social skills interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder., Grace Mathai

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Yes we can achieve in mathematics and why we don't : African American female eleventh and twelfth grade students in a career and technical setting., Courtenay Grace-Rochelle Mayes

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Comparing turnaround leadership in a rural church and in schools., Ronald Brent Mays 1969-

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The case of the Women's United Soccer Association : explaining the rise and fall of a social movement organization., Meghan O'Connor McDonogh

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Acquisition of mathematical vocabulary using constant time delay with individuals with moderate and severe disabilities., Connie Elaine Morrison 1974-

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An analysis of teacher efficacy, resident efficacy, and teacher-student relationships with behaviorally challenged youth in residential treatment settings., Andrew J. Nichols

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A longitudinal view of the liberal arts curriculum a decade after merger : a multiple case study of community colleges in Connecticut, Kentucky, and Louisiana., Ann E. Norton

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An immediate survival focus : linking substance abuse, fight, flight, and prosocial behavior., George B. Richardson

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Entry-level student affairs administrators' attitudes toward mental illness in college students., Jennifer A. Schum

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Efficacy of child parent relationship therapy for caregivers of children with attachment problems., Margaret Sergeant

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Fan-family conflict : an examination of inter-role conflict between sport fan and family roles., Jason M. Simmons

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Teacher efficacy, teacher burnout, and attitudes toward students with autism., Joshua Benjamin Skuller 1979-

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Examining the relationship between college football season ticket holders' service personal values and their behavioral intentions : the moderating effect of team identification., Gary Peng-Liang Tan

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Evaluation of a dialectical behavior therapy skills group for female inmates who voluntarily seek treatment : a pilot study., Clare Thompson Wahl

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Effects of children's literature on students' on-task behavior during mathematics instruction., Jeremy Todd Whitney

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The Texas 10% law and its impact on admitted students., C. J. Woods

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Teacher-student relationships during adolescence : the role of parental involvement, behavioral characteristics, gender, and income., Amanda Jeane Wyrick

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Effects of short-term, high-force resistance training on high-intensity exercise capacity., Patrick Abi Nader

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The effects of collective racial esteem on African American undergraduate male involvement in public four-year institutions of higher education., Michael David Anthony

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English language learners in focus : predictors of English proficiency and academic achievement., Yuliya Ardasheva

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Comparative perspectives of direct support professionals working with adults with intellectual disabilities regarding standard competencies., Cynthia Anne Bayes 1955-

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Quality teaching in addressing student achievement : a comparative study between national board certified teachers and other teachers on the Kentucky Core Content Test results., Harrie Lynne Buecker 1952-

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The effect of student attributes and program characteristics on doctoral degree completion., Glenn Allen Gittings

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Experiential learning : a review of college health centers., Elizabeth J. Greaney

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An examination of professional niche sport sponsorship : sponsors' objectives and selection criteria., Greg P. Greenhalgh

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Examining the dissemination of innovations in the sporting goods industry., Marion E. Hambrick

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The impact of school culture, teacher job satisfaction, and student attendance rates on academic achievement of middle school students., Diane Yvonne Hatchett

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How fares the selective tradition? : racial representation of characters in second grade classroom libraries., Nancy Franklin Hulan

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Determination of variables which predict success on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN)., Mary A. Kleber

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Adult perceptions of the impact of Kentucky Education Reform Act initiatives on achievement : insights of rural gifted students., Jan Kathryn Weaver Lanham 1954-

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Reverse transfer students : characteristics, motivations, and implications., Kathryn Elizabeth Lowrey 1957-

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The four-year experience of first-generation students at a small independent university : engagement, student learning, and satisfaction., David M. Mahan

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Academic dishonesty in online education., Wren Allen Mills

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Distributed leadership as a mediator of whole school reform strategies for improvement planning from data., Jean Elizabeth Pickup 1954-

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Misconceptions in rational numbers, probability, algebra, and geometry., Christopher R. Rakes

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The Oldham County Learning Institute : strengthening high school and middle school teachers' abilities to teach their students powerful thinking strategies., Lynda Emery Redmon

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Engagement in the first year as a predictor of academic achievement and persistence of first-year students., Jimmie A. Schlinsog

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The second year itch: an examination of pre-entry factors that contribute to second-year college persistence., Nora Allen Scobie 1967-

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An exploratory study of first-semester student attrition in a community college., Ophelia Turner Scott 1953-

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School-based decision making (SBDM) councils and their efficacy and productivity as perceived by council members., Shawna Shrout Stenton 1976-

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Teaching efficacy, innovation, school culture and teacher risk taking., Margaret Elizabeth Taylor

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Factors affecting nurse educators' decision to teach., Linda J. Thomas 1946-

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Perceptions of organizational justice, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment in intercollegiate athletics : a study of NCAA men's sport coaches., Dustin Thorn

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Leadership, curriculum, instruction, and accountability scores : evidence from Kentucky scholastic audits., Rebecca Curry Todd

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Longitudinal predictors of disciplinary alternative school placement and the risk of subsequent juvenile detention in a cohort of third grade children., Judi Elisa Vanderhaar

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Systemic and strength effects : experimental concentrations of topical menthol., Lee Jordan Winchester 1984-

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) : a test of the meaning making model of coping., Erica Adams

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Oral status of residents of long-term care facilities in Kentucky., Lynn Donnelly Austin

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The study of predictive factors of reading in low-performing readers in an urban setting., Reginald L. Caldwell

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The effect of teacher leader interactions with teachers on student achievement: a predictive study., Winifred Riney Cohron

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Comparative study of freshmen college student beliefs and values between representative private and public institutions of higher education in Kentucky., Brian S. Combs

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Concerns and perceptions of faculty using Web-based instructional technology., Elizabeth Romero Fuerte

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Teachers valuation and implementation of formative assessment strategies in elementary science classrooms., Pamela M. Jett

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Volunteer entry into hospital culture : relationships among socialization, P-O fit, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction., Tricia Ann Jordan 1969-

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Distance education policy : a study of the SREB faculty support policy construct at four virtual college and university consortia., Kathleen A. MacKenzie

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Determinants of alumni membership in a dues-based alumni association., Melissa Dawn Newman 1979-

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Teacher attitudes toward inclusion and the impact of teacher and school variables., Karla R. Stauble

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Life as a sober citizen : Aldo Leopold's Wildlife Ecology 118., Nancy Stearns Theiss

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Religiosity, beliefs about mental illness, and attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help among Protestant Christians., Juan Michael Thompson

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Workplace incivility : relationship with conflict management styles and impact on perceived job performance, organizational commitment and turnover., Jeannie Trudel 1964-

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Experiences influencing degree completion articulated by doctoral students in education administration., David Lee Barnett

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Rural-urban residency, treatment motivation, and health status as factors related to dropout from correctional substance abuse treatment : a policy perspective., Christopher G. Block

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Principal theories of practice : mapping the cognitive structure and effects of instructional leadership, Gary W. Houchens

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Effects of glutamine supplementation on maximal performance and recovery from high-intensity exercise., Mandy Lynn Jacobs

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High school boys' basketball and the social structure of suburban, rural, and urban high school communities : a comparative case study., Jason K. Miller

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Job satisfaction levels of juvenile detention education faculties and the implementation of best teaching practices compared to overall program efficacy., Rebecca Minton Painter 1958-

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Ideological influence on higher education : progressivism versus conservatism., Anthony W. Robinson 1972-

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Acculturation and school adapation of Somali Bantu refugee children., Manbeena Sekhon