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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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In search of best practices: a case study of a volunteer-led nonprofit organization's failure to deliver aid, Leah Weiner

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A systemic perspective of stress in emergency medical personnel: emergency medical technicians and firefighters, Rob W. Wennerberg

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Acceptance promoting and hindering interactions in Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy, Laura D. Wiedeman

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An untold story: African American women founders of private and charter high schools, Sharon Wilson

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Citizen journalism and digital voices: instituting a collaborative process between global youth, technology and media for positive social change, Robin Worley

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Examining the impact of the cultivation of presence on autonomy, Hai Wright

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Nonprofit capacity: a comparative case study of capacity building in community-based organizations, Valerie K. Wright

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Dying and cultural meaning: recommendations for psychological support of Korean Americans, Jung Yi

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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How women of color conceptualize and cope with their history of childhood sexual abuse: a preliminary investigation, Michele Archambeault

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Indian psychology: the connection between mind, body, and the universe, Sandeep Atwal

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Executive coaching and personal brand: coach training, coach mastery, and client satisfaction, Heather Backstrom

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Extending the benefits of alcohol and drug treatment: an exploration of volunteer utilization and delivery of recovery services, Leonard L. Bade

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Students' perspectives on university web site usability: an evaluation, Jesus Bautista

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Understanding the end user perspective: a multiple-case study of successful health information technology implementation, Bardia Behravesh

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The differences in information seeking behavior between distance and residential doctoral students, Maria E. Brahme

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Social skills training: a parent education program for culturally diverse parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Nicole Brown

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Live Long and Prosper: a health promotion group treatment for reducing health risk behaviors in veterans diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: assessment strategy, Marissa Burgoyne

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Family experiences with accessing information, social, and resource supports as participants in services for their special needs child over three years of age, Joannie Busillo-Aguayo

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The relationships among social exchange, organizational citizenship, and employee behavior, Gordon Carter

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New CEO's personality and leadership styles as measured by the traits of age, education, and prior experiences and their effect on the firm's performance, Stanley Wonkoo Cho

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Patients' perspectives on eating disorder treatment: a resource for practitioners, Danielle L. Davis

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The social, political, economic, and legal aspects of affirmative action admission litigation from 2002-2007 from five universities, Douglas V. De Mars

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Post-evaluation of an entrepreneurship porgram [sic] for inner-city youth, LaRon Doucet

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An examination of succession management in organizations during times of economic crisis, Jacqueline S. Fairney

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Assessment of education for sustainable development in universities in Costa Rica: implications for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jairo H. Garcia

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The act and impact of whistle-blowing on the Los Angeles Police Department, Deborah A. Gonzales

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An analysis of the relationship between the perceived leadership styles of educational leaders and the job satisfaction of faculty members who serve under them within community colleges, Haifa Abou Harash

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Common experiences of courage among executives associated with merger cultural integration, Jeanette C. Kephart

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Examining the appropriateness of nonverbal measures of intelligence with deaf and hard-of-hearing children: a critical review of the literature, Martha S. Cook Klassen

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Coaching preferences of Generation "Y", Kevin C. Knight

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Positive psychology and the Jewish holiday calendar: a resource manual for small groups, Tami Krichiver

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Leadership alignment within a safety culture change process, Nicholas P. Krump

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Tensions in a Nepali telecenter: an ethnographic look at progress using activity theory, Jeffrey Chih-Yih Lee

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A qualitative exploration of courage, Jetter Alizabeth Lord

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A study of efficacy and professional development among alternatively-certified teachers in Arizona, Carlyn Ludlow

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Perceptions of required leadership behaviors for nurse leaders as measured by the leadership practices inventory, Shelly Lummus

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Evaluation of admissions criteria and practices with regards to successful online learning styles and characteristics, Karen A. Magner

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Leadership behavior impact on employee engagement, Michelle J. Marquard

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Terra Australis Incognita during the Age of Exploration: a window into the changing European world view, Adam Aaron Marshall

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Sustaining school achievement in California's elementary schools after state monitoring, Molly McCabe

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A study of African American student retention and persistence at Los Angeles City College in Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), Kalynda Webber McLean

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Intersection of gender, race, and poverty: a study of wisdom through Ida's eyes, Mona Mikael

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A study of the Physical Fitness Test in relation to demographics, academic achievement, and students' physical fitness perceptions, Karen Mobilia-Jones

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Training leadership teams to impact performance outcomes: an exploratory case study, Foster W. Mobley

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An analysis of California community college budget policy key components in multicollege districts, Kindred Murillo

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Cultural diversity in the expression and experience of positive well-being among homeless men enrolled in a residential treatment facility, Pernilla Anne Nathan

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A study of the application of the concepts of Karen Horney in leadership development within the National Management Association of the Boeing company, Frank Z. Nunez

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Current practices for teacher leadership development within Christian schools, Daisy U. Nwokorie-Anajemba

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Identifying adults' paths to discovering career passion, Shannon Philip

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Superintendent professional development, LaFaye McFarland Platter

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Psychologists' use of, familiarity, and comfort with Alcoholics Anonymous slogans in psychotherapy, Sarah L. Randall

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Gender role expectations in the financial services industry, Carla Rocha

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Managing community college adjuncts in the 21st century, Karen Lynch Scott

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Multigenerational employee engagement strategies within the credit union industry, Dana Simpson

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Utilization of the brief symptom inventory with homeless men: a convergent validity study of the depressive symptoms, Valerie Sims

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Job satisfaction and locus of control in an academic setting, Bonni J. Stachowiak

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Leading edge technologies in a community college library setting: identifying disconnects of academic libraries and their users, Theresa C. Stanley

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Pathways to the doctorate degree: a phenomenological study of African American women in doctorate degree programs, Luciana Janee’ Starks

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An examination of the correlation between ninth grade mathematics grades and student performance on the mathematics portion of the California High School Exit Examination, Andrea Lynn Steffan

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High school students' perception of career technical education and factors that influence enrollment in programs at a regional occupational center, Laurie M. St. Gean

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A study of the history and transformation of the California Workers' Compensation system and the impact of the New Reform Law, Senate Bill 899, Elias Teferi

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A study of the emotional quotient of nursing managers compared to the outcome of an employee opinion survey, Beverley Turner

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Prenatal psychic experience: a psychoanalytic systematic exploration of the emotional life of the fetus, Joseph H. Turner

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Exploring generative change, Terry VanQuickenborne

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Latina university professors, insights into the journeys of those who strive to leadership within academia, Sandra Jeannette Vasquez-Guignard

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Egg recipient parents' evaluations of parent-to-offspring disclosure scripts, Danielle Penny Vorzimer

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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A qualitative analysis of client expressions of meaning in psychotherapy, Alexander Michael Bacher

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Reputation versus reality: the impact of US News and World Report rankings and education branding on hiring decisions in the job market, Fausto D. Capobianco

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Concordance between therapists' self-reports and observers' ratings of adherence to marital therapy, Arlene A. Cruz

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Observer-ratings of ADHD symptoms in adults: normative data, factor structure and convergent validity, Ani Doss

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Success strategies of high achieving women: a qualitative phenomenological investigation, Leslie Ann Evans

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Religious affiliation and hiring practice: a case study of Concordia University Irvine, Marc Fawaz

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Parental involvement and the developmental stages of writing: knowledge and skills to assist children and parent perceptions on their experience, Elena Fernandez-Kaltenbach

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A clinicians' guide to integrating mindfulness into evidence-based practice: a common elements approach, Lara Fielding

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Gender equality within the aerospace and defense industry, Shreyas Gandhi

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An analysis of actual and desired roles of trustees and presidents of community colleges linked to board-president relationship and its impact on college effectiveness, Annette M. Gilzene

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Latino parents' perceptions of their involvement in their children's secondary education and the college preparation process, Ronald C. Heredia

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A phenomenological study of nurse clinicians' participation in an evidence-based practice clinical research fellowship program, Cheryl A. Hernandez

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Correlational study between emotional intelligence scores and specific personality traits of professionals working in the nonprofit sector in the Northwest, Suzan L. Huntington

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Diversity congruency within organizations: the relationship among emotional intelligence, personality structure, ethnic identity, organizational context and perceptions of organizational diversity, David Hurlic

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Factors that inspire preadolescent students to pursue college and career plans, Kamal Vinayak Inamdar

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The leaders of Bushido: a study of the leadership practices of black belt martial artists, Maya Joko

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The relationships among early maternal emotional support, career satisfaction, and life satisfaction for baby boom women at midlife, Wendy Knight

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The social goals of boys with ADHD: effect of task variables and their relationship with peer status, Michal Mayo-Dvir

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The founder's vision & its influence on the outcomes of high tech start-up companies, Reginald J. Murray

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Global consciousness: the transformative power of love autoethnography and personal narratives, Donia Newman

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The influence of mission statements on select aspects of organizational decision making by executive directors of California State University nonprofit charitable foundations, Brian M. Nowlin

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An examination of supervisory support as a factor affecting training transfer in a sales organization, Michael L. Patterson

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Essential elements of high quality professional development for teachers of two elementary school districts, Robin Potchka

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An evaluation of congruency of nursing staff values and organizational Vincentian values, Beverly S. Quaye

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The relationship of religious self-identification to cultural adaptation among Iranian immigrants and first generation Iranians, Nazanin Saghafi

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Distributed learning in designing curriculum in a one-to-one computing environment, Ronald H. Smith

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Propaganda and The promise of Barty O'Brien: politics, Irish nationalism, and partition after World War II, Courtenay Stallings

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Women in leadership and the financial performance of the Fortune 500, Margaret A. Thurmond

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Industry - higher education partnerships: a case study analysis of learning together, Michelle Walker

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Problem-solving skills utilized by graduating engineers from a baccalaureate program to solve problems, James Welch

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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A study of immigrant English language educational risk factors and reading performance at Best Elementary School, Taime L. Bengochea

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The Panhellenic Project: assessing learning engagement using Web 2.0 technologies, Cheryl A. Carter

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A grounded theory study of the leadership characteristics of John F. Kennedy: a leadership model for educational leaders, Kanika D. Colvin-White

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A content analysis of client hope in psychotherapy sessions, Stacie Lyn Cooper