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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Examining trainee therapists' use of recommended counseling strategies for facilitating posttraumatic growth in psychotherapy with clients who have experienced trauma: a qualitative analysis, Renée Marie Sloane Alas

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TF-CBT with the pediatric medical population: a modification, Hussah Talal Al-Kharafi

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Employee training to increase efficiency in the Saudi private sector, Megren Abdullah Altassan

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Investigation of the Multidimensional Well-Being Assessment (MWA) in a sample of African Americans, Gera Anderson

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Leadership traits of long tenured youth ministers in Churches of Christ, Gregory Anderson

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Parent engagement and community organizing with Latinos: a qualitative grounded theory study of an urban community, Christopher B. Arellano

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Grit attitudes demonstrated by school superintendents in California urban school settings, Andrea Elena Arias

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Supervision, clinical training, personal growth and the values of novice clinicians, Lauren Armstrong

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Evaluating change in depression and well-being in a multi-ethnic sample receiving services through a community-based outreach and engagement program, Melanie Ashfar

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Evaluating a community-based program within multi-ethnic communities: examining the outreach and engagement program of MECCA, Sheva Assar

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Rebuilding trust in community colleges, Seher Awan

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Cognitive knowledge, attitude toward science, and skill development in virtual science labratories, Mahya Babaie

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A phenomenological study of certified public accountants' perception of ethics in the accounting profession, Arthur Baghdasarian

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A phenomenological study of how biblical spiritual disciplines influence women's character and leadership practices in Christian faith-based institutions in higher education in North America, Kristin Michelle Bailey

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Screenwriters of color: unheard stories of race, class, and culture in mainstream media, Andrea Kathrina Cecilia Montero Baltazar

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How do highly engaged employees and managers find meaning in their work?, Bruce Barkis

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Drivers of engagement for volunteers in a nonprofit, Katherine Bates

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Mobile apps for cognitive restructuring: a review and comparative analysis, Natasha A. Beck

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The influence of personality on innovation: a phenomenological study, Brianna Bendotti

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Importance of effective leadership for the success of mergers and acquisitions, Ken Berkow

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Leadership influence on aviation safety culture inculcation as it relates to Certified Non-scheduled Air Taxi Operators, Stephen Birch

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Appreciative inquiry as a resource for positive change in a church ministry, David Blenko

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Black degrees matter: a phenomenological study of Southern Californians with HBCU bachelors' and mainstream institutional graduate degrees in California, Kenya Kirklen Cobb Boykin

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An exploratory study of the role of the human resource information system professional, Sapora L. Bradley

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The obstacle is the way: elective stress for spiritual growth, Dusty Lee Breeding

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When women win: prominent leadership traits that contributed to the successful election of women in California, Diandra Simone Bremond

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Recruiter perception of online accounting degrees, Tammie Lynn Burkhart

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#BlackLivesMatter: creating an online discursive structure, Nicole Veronica Bush

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Innovative pedagogy: what are the best practices of professors in STEM, leadership, or professional programs who integrate literature?, Anita Marie Cal

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Social support communication behavior, anxiety symptomatology, and marital satisfaction among distressed couples, Xiao Shirley Chen

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A correlational study comparing the relationship between school leader intercultural development, selected demographic variables, and student achievement, Patricia L. Claar

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Organizational success: how the presence of happiness in the workplace affects employee engagement that leads to organizational success, Kevin K. Claypool

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A strengths-based intervention for African American student-athletes experiencing stress (S.I.S.T.A.S.): development of a stress management workshop, Ashley Elizabeth Coleman

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A qualitative study on the preferred working environment of Southern California secondary teachers with experience in both a district traditional school and a district charter school, CoriAndré Cerise Crane

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Student transitions into full-time virtual high school setting, William Crocket

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Tinkering in K-12: an exploratory mixed methods study of makerspaces in schools as an application of constructivist learning, Ashley Cross

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Gender equality and authenticity: a study of women in IT leadership, Samantha L. Dewalt

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Best practices and strategies used by church leaders to mitigate and prevent burnout among church volunteers, Katie Donihoo

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Preparation and instructional competency needs of the new dental hygiene educator: a phenomenological study, Kelly Donovan

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Coding while black, Kai Ajala Dupe

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Rethinking workplace learning in the digital world: a case study of Open Badges, Bertrando Sharen Linn Eaglen

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Intergenerational ontology & leadership: uniting the multigenerational workforce, Gabrielle Ellerbrock

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Meaning-making, transcendent well-being, and collective well-being among first, one-and-a-half, and second-generation immigrants of non-European descent, Jennifer F. Esfandi

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Advancing the practice of authentic leadership among professional women: a qualitative phenomenological investigation, Jane C. Felt

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Seeking social capital and expertise in a newly-formed research community: a co-author analysis, Christine E. Forte

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A qualitative phenomenological study which examines the relationship between positive educational outcomes of American Indian women serving in the pow wow princess role, Casey Fox

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Perceptions of knowledge sharing within hybrid learning environments: as iron sharpens iron among graduate students, Makeisa Gaines

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U.S. national identity enacted internationally: a response to the 2010 Chilean earthquake, Camille Gamboa

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Best practices and strategies for financial literacy in faith-based organizations, Debra A. Gates

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An assessment of factors relating to high school students' science self-efficacy, Jakeisha Jamice Gibson

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Succession planning relating to the Millennial generation in private four-year universities, Stephen Anthony Gilbert

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Examining institutional career preparation: student perceptions of their workplace readiness and the role of the university in student career development, Molly Gonzales

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Developing a supplemental resource for trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapist working with black American adolescents, Anthea A. Gray

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Perceptions of women leaders in a Catholic Archdiocese: a phenomenological study, Lorelei Greene

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Beyond super heroes and talking animals: social justice in graphic novels in education, David Greenfield

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Providing hope: a systematic development of a resource manual for mental health professionals treating Latino/a adolescents with suicidal ideation, Rebecca Gutierrez

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Perceptions of supervisor ethical behavior by psychology interns, Lydia Hansell

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Achieving literacy excellence through: identifying and utilizing high yield strategies, Ashley Hardison

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Leadership development in a multigenerational workplace: an exploratory study, Rene Heredia

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We shall overcome: a phenomenological study of the role academic, social and family factors have on English learners' decision to pursue higher education, Jennifer L. Huang

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An evaluation of a service learning program for at-risk charter high school students, Jessica Hutcheson

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Novice clinicians and the experience of transcendence in clinical training and supervision, Alberto Luis Ibarra

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Emotional intelligence and teacher leaders, Emily Isensee

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African American students in a California community college: perceptions of cultural congruity and academic self-concept within a Black Culture Center, Tenisha Celita James

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Leadership best practices for female executives in the information technology industry, Danielle Jenkins

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Creating an environment of success: community college faculty efforts to engage in quality faculty-student interactions to contribute to a first-generation student's perception of belonging, Dalia R. Juarez

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Success strategies of first-generation foreign-born leaders, Verzhine Julfayan-Gregorian

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Mindfulness training and developing clinician's perceived stress and self-compassion, Meredith Kalies

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Engagement and temporary teams: considerations for value engineering study teams and facilitators, Allegra Keith

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Establishing a safe school culture: an examination of current practices in K through 12 leadership, Zanita V. Kelly

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Evaluating satisfaction of participants within the outreach and engagement program of MECCA, Farrah K. Khaleghi

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Computational thinking in curriculum for higher education, Michael Kolodziej

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A mixed methods study examining teacher impressions of a psychoeducational program on common issues during childhood, Genevieve Lam

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A phenomenological investigation of the factors that influence motivation, recruitment and retention of volunteers age 65 and over, Carol Landry

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Toward better discharge decision-making for violent offenders in forensic mental health settings: a critical analysis of the literature, Sara Laniado

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Early identification of individuals at risk for psychosis: recommendations for colleges and universities, Sylvia Lizette Lares

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Millennials and meaningfulness at work, Daena Lee

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Assessing the well-being Koreans and Korean Americans: psychometric validation study for a multidimensional assessment of well-being, Esther Lee

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Understanding the relationship between compassion and employee engagement, Dana Shapiro Lenz

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Best practices in adult online learning, Autumn Luscinski

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Performance appraisal in a family business, Linda Ly

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Teacher beliefs on inclusion of students with disabilities in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade in one Southern California urban school district, Denise MacAllister

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Exploring the value of trust between teams of special education teachers and paraprofessionals, Monica M. Mallet

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Teacher insight: the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in California school districts, Catherine Anne Martin

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Active games: an examination of user engagement to define design recommendations, Pamela N. Martinez

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The stereotypes and biases that plague millennial leaders: best practices and strategies for job promotion, Linda M. McKenzie

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Best practices in higher education faculty motivation, Lonnie McNamee

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Examining education leadership communication practices around basic and advanced skill sets: a multiple case study, Leslie Minger

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Success strategies in emerging Iranian American women leaders, Sanam Minoo

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Key talent differentiation without utilization of performance ratings at Noble Energy, Catherine K. Molitoriss

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Factors that lead to retention of acquired engineers at Microsoft in Silicon Valley, Omar Morales

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School improvement grants at work: a study of urban, public New England schools, Jessica M. Moro

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A comparative study of women and workplace flexibility, Christal L. Morris

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Mindfulness training and developing clinicians' compassion satisfaction, Priscilla Morrison

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Using leader-relational theory to understand follower-perceived leader mindfulness and its impact on follower engagement, Raina Nech

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Impact of supervisor support on employee job satisfaction among fundraising staff within higher education, Giuseppe Nespoli

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Expert perspectives on using mainstream mobile technology for school-age children who require augmentative and alternative communcation (AAC): a Policy Delphi study, Vinh-An Nguyen

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Safety mindfulness: the incorporation of low-dose mindfulness as a leading edge safety intervention, Connell Nolan

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Employee satisfaction factors in administrative and executive assistants in the United States, Kathleen Olen

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Leadership best practices of Hispanic leaders in public organizations, Jose Carlos Garcia Oliva