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Dissertations from 2009

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Sport as a vehicle for socialization and maintenance of cultural identity: International students attending American universities, James Taylor Allen

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The physical educator's perception of the adequate implementation and overall impact of the Healthy Students Act of Mississippi, Carol Johnson Barnes

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Adult student satisfaction in an accelerated LPN-RN nursing program, Kathy French Batton

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Form blindness testing: Assessing the ability to perform latent print examination by traditional versus nontraditional students, Dean James Bertram

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Understanding the Change Styles of Teachers To Improve Student Achievement, Arlene May Green Bigby

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Stories, ethics and the interpretation of meaning: Bearing witness to mothers' stories of their neonatal intensive care unit experience, Angela Chisum Blackburn

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Attitudes of faculty and students toward traditional and nontraditional students and the intergenerational postsecondary classroom, Susan Walters Bourland

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Attachment anxiety and avoidance: Relationship to body image and exercise behavior, Kathryn Louise Brown

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A psychometric evaluation of the Revised Optimism-Pessimism Scale of the MMPI-2, Ginger Burge DeBrule

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Transcript analysis of the cso operon and characterization of two sets of conserved bacterial microcompartment genes in the model organism Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Fei Cai

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Determinants of resident assistant job satisfaction in privatized university housing, Jennifer Lynn Casey

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Investigation of novel thiol "click" reactions, Justin William Chan

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In quest of Walter Smith: The past, present, and future impact of visual art in adult education, Meredith Amanda Cole

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Reactor R&D: Synthesis and optimization of metallic nitride fullerenes and the introduction of two new classes of endohedral metallofullerenes, metallic nitride azafullerenes and oxo-metallic fullerenes, Curtis Earl Coumbe

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Gender, mathematics, reading comprehension and science reasoning as predictors of science achievement among African-American students at a historical black college or university, Consuella Artiemese Davis

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Posttraumatic spiritual growth: A phenomenological study of cancer survivors, Ryan Myles Denney

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Negotiating disorienting dilemmas and the transformative learning process in a complex society, Constance Tarver Dodson

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Functional characterization and assembly studies of carboxysomes in Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Zhicheng Dou

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African-American college student attitudes toward physics and their effect on achievement, Carl Timothy Drake

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Conservation genetics and systematics of several turtles species in the southeastern United States, Joshua Robert Ennen

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A longitudinal examination of outcomes related to emotional abuse in children, Lauren Seale Fryer

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Motivated By Money: Students With Academic Scholarships Versus Those Without and Their Emotional Intelligence, Elizabeth Marie Elbert Giroir

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An Investigation of the Persuasive Effects Of Rhetorical Questions, Message Framing, and the Elm In Promoting Responsible Cell Phone Usage, Robert James Glenn III

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Integration of the BSCS 5E instructional method and technology in an anatomy and physiology lab, Tamilselvi Gopal

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Teaching science in light of world view: The effect of contextualized instruction on the scientific compatibility of religious college students' world views, Paula Rae Gossard

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Interpersonal perception of narcissism in an at-risk adolescent sample: A social relations analysis, Sarah June Grafeman

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A Cross-Cultural Study of Intergenerational Communication In Workplace, Yan Guan

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Reverse engineering of gene regulatory networks for discovery of novel interactions in pathways using gene expression data, Tanwir Habib

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The 2008 United States Senate Elections: A Typology of Negative Themes On Candidate-Sponsored Websites, Erin Brining Hammond

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The relation among sleep, routines, and behavior in children with an autism spectrum disorder, Jill Angelique Henderson

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Interrelations among personality, religious and nonreligious coping, and mental health, Jude Martin Henningsgaard

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An Assessment of the Impact of a Science Outreach Program, Science In Motion, On Student Achievement, Teacher Efficacy, and Teacher Perception, Phillip Allen Herring

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Remote sensing of harmful algal blooms in the Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay: Modelling and algorithm formation, Dan Martin Holiday

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The effects of climate variability on the structure of the phytoplankton community in Tumaco Bay, Colombia, Ingrid Garcia-Hansen Honkala

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The relationships of learning style balance and learning dimensions to self-directed learning propensity among adult learners, Sarah Tullos Hutto

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Entropy and certainty in lossless data compression, James Jay Jacobs

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An assessment of democratic policing in the Turkish National Police: Police officials' attitudes toward recent police reforms, Akin Karatay

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A Comparative Analysis of Roman Palester's "Concertino Pour Saxophone Alto et Orchestre a Cordes", Brian Donald Kauth

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Investigation of the relationship between polymer structures and thermal, mechanical, viscoelastic properties, Ethem Kaya

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Classroom Management: Teacher Training, Attitudes and Beliefs, and Intervention Practices, Margaret Catherine Davis Ladner

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Student Perceptions of an Effective Learning Environment Across the Dimensions of Synchronous, Asynchronous, and Face-To-Face Instruction, Jarrett Landor-Ngemi

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The relationship between calcium intake, obesity, and cardiovascular disease risk factors: The Jackson Heart Study, Marjuyua Lartey-Rowser

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Inferring gene regulatory networks from time series microarray data, Peng Li

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Bridging functional genomics and toxicogenomics through DNA microarrays in a fish model, Shuzhao Li

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Principal efficacy: An investigation of school principals' sense of efficacy and indicators of school effectiveness, Charles Wayne Lovell

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Application of molecular modeling in the noncovalent dispersion of carbon nanomaterials, Praveen Kumar Madasu

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Experimental population dynamics of Amyloodinium ocellatum in the spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, and the red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, Ignacio Masson

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Developmental studies courses and the success of non-traditional students at a major public university in the Southeast, Charlotte Tagert Matthews

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Scarred images: Using appearance as a motivator to reduce driving under the influence of alcohol, Mary-Theresa McNabb

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Molecular interactions involved in the biogenesis of bacterial microcompartments, Balaraj Balaram Menon

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The effects of dolphin education programs on visitors' conservation-related knowledge, attitude, and behavior, Lance Joseph Miller

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Design, synthesis, and film formation of fluorine containing colloidal dispersions, Anuradha Misra

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Perceived effectiveness of hall director leadership style on the satisfaction of resident assistants in Mississippi, Rheo Joelyn Avorice Morris

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Random and block copolymers of poly(dodecamethylene terephthalamide), Theodore Frank Novitsky Jr.

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Matching Time of Day and Preference For Adolescent Achievement, Leisha Moree Parker

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Magnetic and dielectric properties of sulfonated (S) poly[(styrene)-(ethylene-co-butylene)]-styrene (SEBS) block copolymer/magnetic metal oxide nanocomposites synthesized via an in-situ precipitation method, Sateesh Kumar Peddini

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The effects of differential negative reinforcement of task engagement on escape from academic tasks, Brett Vivian Mehrtens Prince

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The effect of Holland's Person-Environment fit on trait anger, interpersonal conflict at work, and workplace aggression, Aimee Chantelle Pseekos

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Selecting effective mathematics interventions in the RtI process via brief experimental analyses, Carmen Daniela Reisener

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Influence of functional components on the film formation of colloidal dispersions, Kevin Lee Rhudy

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Student Satisfaction and Persistence---A Study of Factors Which Are Vital To Student Retention, Jalynn Glenn Roberts

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Drop Out or Persist? The Influence of Differentiated Instruction and Teacher Behavior On College Freshmen and GED Students, Vera Strickland Robertson

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Tuning pig liver esterase enantioselectivity for the synthesis of unnatural serine and tyrosine analogues, Dale Anthony Rosado Jr.

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Factors influencing nurse faculty's job satisfaction and intent to stay, Sally Pulver Ruel

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Oceanic-atmospheric modes of variability and their effect on river flow and blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) abundance in the northcentral Gulf of Mexico, Guillermo Humberto Sanchez Rubio

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Factors influencing the environmental quality of the Bay of Saint Louis, Mississippi and implications for evolving coastal management policies, Pradnya Ankush Sawant

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Bacterial cell wall components affect hemocyte composition and gene expression in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus: An insight into effectors of immune function, Natasha Jayna Sharp

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Preparation and characterization of thiol based polymeric materials, Junghwan Shin

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Block and Traditional School Schedules: Comparison of Student Achievement By MSAT Scores and High School Science Teachers' Views, Robert Decker Smith

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The Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs: The Graduates' Perspective, Shannon Saxby Smith

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Teacher education preparation assessment system and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation, Deborah Lynn Vaughan Stoulig

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Investigation into select isoquinolines as a putative causal agent of ethanol addiction in mammals, Jacob Christopher Strawbridge

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A pilot study of organizational performance, performance barriers and faculty engagement in the nursing education unit, Yolanda Chapman Turner

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The Impact of Fast ForWord on MCT Scores and Student Achievement, Michael Harvey Van Vinkle

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Effects of spiritual well-being, religious coping, and hardiness on parenting behaviors in low socioeconomic status families, Jane Elizabeth Schenck Varner

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Study of thermal frontal polymerization utilizing reactive and non-reactive additives, Veronika Grace Viner

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The Alabama Advanced Placement Initiative: The Roles Of The Principal, Teacher, and Student In Bridging the Racial and Socio-Economic Gap In College Preparatory Curricula, Kimberly LaRaine Walker

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Driving, anger, sensation seeking, narcissism, and driver's angry thoughts in the prediction of unsafe driving, Roy Preston White

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The Relationship of Principal Leadership Behaviors With School Climate, Teacher Job Satisfaction, and Student Achievement, Maurice Demond Williams

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A Case Study Analysis of Organizational Crisis Communication During Hurricane Katrina, Rebecca Nell Woodrick

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Retention, Social Promotion, and Droput Rates In Mississippi, Jennifer Jo Woodruff

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High school sophomores' perceptions of the role of extra-curricular activities as preparation for college admission, John Earl Wyble

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RAFT synthesis of water-soluble, stimuli-responsive (co)polymers and post-polymerization end group modification via the thiol-ene reaction, Bing Yu

Dissertations from 2008

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Generalization effects of Social Story interventions for individuals with Asperger's Disorder, Jennifer Alphonso Abraham

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In vitro and in vivo techniques for screening new natural product-based fungicides for control of strawberry anthracnose, Maritza Tatiana Abril-Castillo

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Barriers In Educating Homeless Children and Youth, Gloria E. White Adams

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Preparation of carboxylic acid functionalized glycopolymers through RAFT and post-polymerization modification for biomedical application, Husnu Alp Aliededeoglu

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Teachers' Participation In Formal Induction Programs and Their Subsequent Level of Professional Growth In Wisconsin Public Schools, Paul Edmund Blanford

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Future psychologists' perceptions of managed care, Michele Renae Blood

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Increasing narrative coherence in the bereaved: The effect of narrative review on grief reaction, Stefanie Suzon Boswell

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Middle-Level Leaders Perceptions of Accountability, Deena Cousar Brown

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Religious orientation and religious coping in adolescents with and without a chronic illness, Jacqueline Beine Brown

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The Role of Teachers In School Safety, Leslie Lee Brown

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Defining Acquaintance Rape: College Students' Perceptions of Sexual Consent and Coercion, Sara E. Buck Doude

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The Emotional Intelligence and Resilience of School Leaders: An Investigation Into Leadership Behaviors, Aileen Thompson Bumphus

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A study to determine factors that inhibit compliance with engaging in recommended Papanicolaou smear screenings in African American women, Valecia Gail Carter

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The Principal's Role In Teacher Retention, Sametra Danyal Chisolm

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Photopolymerization and characterization of crosslinked thiol-ene networks and POSS/thiol-ene nanocomposites, Tolecia Sheronda Shaunee Clark

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Support systems, isolation, and intended persistence in doctoral education, Casey Nicole Cockrell

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Keeping the faith: The public library's commitment to adult education, 1950--2006, Brenda Weeks Coleman