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Dissertations from 2020

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Romantic Relational Aggression Among College Students: A Moderated Mediation Study of Attachment Style, Romantic Jealousy, Mate Value, and Relationship Investment, Skylar Hicks

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The Role of Masculinity in the Development of Capability for Suicide, Claire Houtsma

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A Parametric Analysis of Opportunities to Respond on Academically Engaged Behavior, Morgan G. McCargo

Dissertations from 2019

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Soft Skills in Mississippi Community Colleges' Online Career and Technical Programs, Joanna Alston

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A Study of Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) Vocal Ontogeny, Audra Elizabeth Ames

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The Impact of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Read 180 Next Generation Program on Middle School Students with Disabilities, Katherine Arnold

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The Relationship Between Painful/Provocative Training Experiences and Capability for Suicide Among Medical Students, Brittney Assavedo

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Eating Meat, Renee Bailey

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Dependability of Two Group Observation Methods Across Rater and Time, Kayla E. Bates-Brantley

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Scalable Time-Stepping for Navier-Stokes Through High-Frequency Analysis of Block Arnoldi Iteration, Brianna Bingham

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Classroom Response Systems: Does Instantaneous Feedback Affect Students' Knowledge and Self-Efficacy in a Secondary Science Course, Shani Bourn

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Effectiveness of Technology in an English Grammar and Punctuation Course, Deborah Brandon

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Probably Nothing to Worry About, Jennifer Bravo

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Differential Mating Motives' Influence on Preferences for Facially Communicated Extraversion, Mitch Brown

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A Mixed Method Study: Assessing Critical Thinking, Metacognition, and Motivation in a Flipped Classroom Instructional Model, Phyllis Brown

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The Impact of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, Counseling, and Mentoring on the Behavior and Achievement of African American Males, Elesha Jean Buckley

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A Mixed Methods Approach to Study the Effects of a Naturalist Summer Program on the Perceptions of African American Children about Nature, Kendrick Buford

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Mathematical Literacy and Video Games, Craig Carrigee

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Weeding Through College Drinking: The Moderating Role of Marijuana Use on Alcohol Use, Protective Behavioral Strategies, and Negative Consequences, Mallorie Carroll

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Resilience and Coping in Mothers of Children with Sickle Cell Disease, Holly Carter

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Student Loan Default Prevention and Management Practices at Mississippi Community & Junior Colleges, LaShanda Chamberlain

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Supervisor-Subordinate Conflict Negotiation: Examining the Core Concerns in Light of Communication Accommodation and Gender Roles, Piyawan Charoensap-Kelly

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Bioinspired Glycopolymers: Models to Investigate the Effect of Saccharide Structure and Concentration on Amyloid Beta Aggregation, Pradipta Kumar Das

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Enhancement of Krylov Subspace Spectral Methods Through the Use of the Residual, Haley Dozier

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In Spare Company, John Duncan

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Technology, Resources, Institutional Filters and State Capacity: Variations in Latin America, Ted D. Ellis

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Queen of a Rain Country, Chad Foret

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Exploring a University System Through Organizational Communication Routines Involving Risk, Sean Fourney

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Faculty Interactions with Black Male Students at HBCUS and Community Colleges as Predictors of Academic Achievement in STEM, Antoine Gates

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Beyond Postsouthern: The Return of the Rural in Twenty-First Century Southern Literature, Jeremy Ryan Gibbs

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Secretary Bird, Jefferson Glassie

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Pentimento, Jessica Guzman

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Validation of the ASK-ASD in a Sample of Parents, Teachers, and Medical Students, Laura K. Hansen

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Dinner Before Marriage, Stephanie Harris

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Manipulation of Noncovalent Interactions for the Synthesis and Use of Natural Product Synthons, Alison Hart

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Social-Emotional Difference Given Disability, Grade, and School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Edith Hayles

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Evaluation of a Role-Playing Game to Improve Social Skills for Individuals with ASD, Kate A. Helbig

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Screening the Managerial Applicant: A Descriptive Phenomenological Study of Résumé Review and Evaluation, Gregory Higgins

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Effect of Cure Protocol on Network Formation and Properties of Epoxy-Diamine Thermosets, Andrew Janisse

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Selected Wind Band Works of Jennifer Higdon: A Conductor's Analysis, Mark Johnson

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Learning to Lead: Examining Leadership Competencies of Participants in the Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy, Renyetta Johnson

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Molecular Responses to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Contaminants in Estuarine Fish, Elizabeth Jones

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Tracing Sehnsucht to Place: Mythopoeia, Visions, Transcendence, and the Journey of the Rhetorical Refugee, Gregory Knight

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Settling In: The Consequences of Legal Origins and Institutional Variety for Immigrant Labor Market Integration in OECD Countries, Jennifer Kuklenski

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Is Parent-Initiated Triangulation Associated with Pathological Narcissism in Youth?, Lauren Lee-Rowland

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Environmental-Based Experiential Learning Activities and Its Influence on Students’ Knowledge, Critical Thinking, Attitude Towards the Environment, and Career Aspirations, Veshell Lewis

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The Development of Socio-sexual Behavior in Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas), Malin K. Lilley

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I Will Say The Only Words I Know That You'll Understand, Emily Martin

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Profiles of Interest in Holland's Theory in Relation to Personality and Sex, Erica L. Mathis

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Essential Leadership Competencies for College Presidents in a Metrics-Driven Community College System, Mark McLean

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Factors Influencing Career and Technical Professionals’ Career Advancement, Deidra Minor

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Check-In/Check-Out with High School Students, Ashley Murphy

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Traditional Irish Musical Elements in the Solo-Piano Music of Ryan Molloy, Brian Murphy

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Borders, Peripheries, and the Idea of the North in Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Tanja Nathanael

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Using PBIS Frameworks in Elementary Schools to Decrease Chronic Absenteeism, Joe Nelson

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The Importance of Practice: Learning to Teach Student-Centered Labs with Confidence, Linda Nix

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Transfer of Training for Powerlifting Utilizing a Bayesian Network, Harold Noble

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Suspended Sediment and Particulate Matter Transport in Mississippi Sound and Bight Assessed with Physical Modeling, Remote Sensing and In Situ Measurements, Stephan O'Brien

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The Overview Effect, Todd Osborne

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Elementary Preservice Teacher Preparation to Teach Mathematics and Science in an Integrated STEM Framework, Kelly Overby Byrd

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Improving Individual and Group-Wide Behaviors in Head Start Classrooms with Mystery Student Intervention: Assessment of Effectiveness, Generalization, and Maintenance, Jamie Pasqua

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Distortional Aryl Ketone Ether Hybrid Epoxy Matrices, Matthew A. Patterson

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Predicting Leader Survival: Evidence from Covert Action Case Study Analysis, Joy S. Patton

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Morphological Study of Voids in Ultra-Large Models of Amorphous Silicon, Durga Paudel

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The Rabbath Method: Philosophy and Technique in Current Double Bass Pedagogy, David G. Pellow

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Overparenting, Emotional Distress, and Subjective Well-Being: Facets of Emotional Distress Tolerance as Mediators, Christopher M. Perez

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Validation of a Scale to Measure Phonological and Morphological Knowledge and Skill of Speech-Language Pathologists and Elementary Teachers, Susan Perry

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Evaluating Corrosion Altering Properties of Thiophene Based Copolymers, Robert Peterson

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“Polysoaps” via RAFT Copolymerization to Form Well-Defined Micelles for Water Remediation and Targeted Drug Delivery Applications, Phillip Pickett

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Fundamental Attribution Error: Perspectives of Principal, Teacher, and Parent Influence on Student Growth, Sonja Rayner

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Engineering Multifunctional and Morphologically Diverse Polymer Brush Surfaces, Cassandra Reese

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The Importance of Responsiveness: Improving Health-Related Outcomes Among Ostomates, Carrie Reif

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Bosses of Light and Sound, Nick Rupert

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Developing a Theoretical Framework for Visualization-Based Pedagogical Content Knowledge (V-PCK) Based on Middle School Teachers’ Views and Uses of Visualizations as an Instructional Tool, Jacqueline Samuel

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I'm A Live, Matthew Schmidt

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Effect of Mindfulness on Gratitude and Psychological Wellbeing, David Schultz

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The Relationship Between Organizational Commitment, Discretionary Effort, and Turnover Intent, John Sherk

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Social and Literacy Development of School-Based Pre-Kindergarten Students, Stewart Smirthwaite

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John Cage’s ‘Rock’ Music: Ecocritical and Performance Considerations in Ryoanji for Solo Oboe and Percussion Obbligato (1983), Everette Smith

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The Rebel Made Me Do It: Mascots, Race, and the Lost Cause, Patrick Smith

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"What We Wrought:" How Multi-Perspectival Narratives Limit Indigenous Voices in Contemporary American War Fiction, Jonathan Snyder

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The Cultural Adaptation Experiences of Chinese Higher Education Students in the American Deep South: A Comparison Across Disciplines, Xiaonan Song

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Promoting Workplace Health Using Wearable Technology: A Mixed Methods Study in a Nonprofit Organization, Mitchell Tarver

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Influence of Career Services on Time to Undergraduate Degree Completion, Courtney Taylor

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The Diffusion of Telehealth: System-Level Conditions for Successful Adoption, Danika Tynes

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Europe Rising (Again): A Comparative Study of the Dynamics and Types of Modern European Nationalisms, 1989-2018, Timea Varga

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Chemical and Physical Modification of Thiol-Ene and Epoxy-Amine Networks for Advanced Control of Gas Transport and Flame Retardant Behavior, Vivek Vasagar

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Becoming Bronzeville: The Origin of the Black Metropolis in a Southern City, Eve Wade

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Modifying Inhibited Primer Performance via Control of Epoxy-Amine Matrix Structure and Composition, Steven Wand

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Moderating Effect of Homeschooling on Retention and Academic Achievement of STEM Majors at a Private, Faith-Based, Liberal Arts College, Aresia Watson

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Enablers and Barriers Influencing African American Administrators’ Career Advancement at Predominantly White Institutions of Higher Learning, Larry Webster

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Music Integration and Self-Efficacy Among Middle School Teachers, Cassandra Weiss

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Development of the CASVE Cycle Questionnaire: Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Navigator Score, Brianna Werner

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Mississippi Registered Nurse Perceptions when Communicating with Limited-English-Speaking and Non-English-Speaking Patients, Mary Pipper Widdig

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Zona, Zachary Williams

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Overparenting and Young Adult Narcissism: Psychological Control and Interpersonal Dependency as Mediators, Nathan Alexander Winner

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“Goth Barbies”: A Postmodern Multiperspective Analysis of Mattel’s Monster High Media, Danianese Woods

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Peer-Mediated Tootling with a Standardized Form and a Mystery Motivator in High School Classrooms, Sarah J. Wright

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Historically Black College and Universities Compared to Historically White Institutions: Factors Influencing Graduation Rates, Carlos Young

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Attitudes of New Graduate RNs Regarding Their Readiness for Practice Before and After Hospital Orientation, Diane Young