Shen, Fu, 1763-ca. 1808. Fu sheng liu ji; Shen, Fu, 1763-ca. 1808--Criticism and interpretation; Chinese literature--Qing dynasty, 1644-1912--History and criticism; Conduct of life in literature
This study endeavored to provide a new path to understand Fusheng liu
ji (Six Chapters of a Floating Life) by Shen Fu in the middle of the Qing
Dynasty (1636-1911). Shen Fu recorded his love story with his wife Chen Yun and his life as a Chinese...
Dropout behavior, Prediction of; Nontraditional college students; College dropouts; Academic achievement
For more than 100 years, nearly half of all undergraduate students have failed to persist to degree completion (ACT, 2010; Tinto, 1993; U.S. Department of Education, 2008). To make matters worse, adult students have consistently been victims of...
The rate of overqualification, defined as a person having more education or skills than
their job requires them to have, has continued to grow since the issue was first identified
as a significant problem. Though evidence that suggests the rate of...
Farmers' markets--Kentucky--Louisville; African Americans--Nutrition; African American consumers--Kentucky--Louisville; Health promotion--Kentucky--Louisville--Citizen participation; Food--Social aspects
The purpose of this study is to obtain a better understanding of the interactions and the
social environment of the local farmers' markets, Fresh Stops, and Healthy in a Hurry
Corner Stores in West Louisville and East Downtown. This study will...
Barbershops--Social aspects; African American men--Social life and customs; African American men--Conduct of life; African American men--Psychology
Labeled as a man's environment, the Black barbershop is a sacred location for
Black men. Yet, it is unclear how Black men communicate in the Black barbershop.
This research study examined the communicative process of Black men within the...
Parks, Suzan-Lori. In the blood; Parks, Suzan-Lori--Criticism and interpretation; African American women in literature; African American women--Social conditions
This research examined how the dramatic writing of Suzan-Lori Parks functioned as a
form of critical pedagogy which may serve to elevate the critical consciousness of
African American women. It sought to consider the implications of her dramatic...
Supervisory control systems--Security measures; Computer security; Security systems
This thesis documents the successful development and testing of a more secure industrial control system field device architecture and software. The implementation of a secure field device has had limitations in the past due to a lack of secure...
This study investigates the use of bongo music as a medium for social commentary in
society. African traditional musicians, without formal education have been able to
address socio-political and moral issues. The methodology includes the use...
This dissertation is comprised of three essays that address the question: what
specific cognitions lead to the formation of entrepreneurial intentions?
Essay 1, "Explaining and Predicting Entrepreneurial Intentions,"...
Paramount Ballroom (Shanghai, China); Architecture--China--Shanghai; Buildings--China--Shanghai; Shanghai (China)--History--20th century; Shanghai (China)--Social life and customs--20th century
The Paramount Ballroom was an innovative urban space that challenged traditional
Chinese values. In doing so it played an important role in Shanghai's modernization.
Traditional Confucian morality set very strict regulations on the social...
Sex role in motion pictures; Stereotypes (Social psychology); Sex role in children
The purpose of this study was to investigate the gender stereotyping of two
animated films by boys and girls (N=25). Based on Bern's (1983) gender schema theory,
it was hypothesized that children would stereotype Aladdin as being for males...
Qubbat al-Sakhrah (Mosque : Jerusalem); Jerusalem--Buildings, structures, etc.; Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Caliph, 642-705
This thesis provides a hypothesis as to why the Dome of the Rock
was built. I examine various scholarly theories concerning the
construction of the first notable work of Islamic architecture, which was
built in Jerusalem during the last decade of...
The term "promiscuity" is often used in academic literature and pejoratively
proliferated among society at large. The definition of promiscuity has not been clearly
and consistently defined within research and varies significantly from...
Plague--History--Europe; Black Death--Social aspects--Europe; Erotica--Europe--History; Idols and images--Europe--History; Superstition--Europe--History
This thesis examines a large corpus of enigmatic pilgrimage badges dating from
roughly 1350-1500 CE. The badges were brought to light during archaeological
excavations of water sites throughout the Schelde Estuary in the Netherlands, the
Asian Americans--Cultural assimilation; Acculturation--United States; Sports spectators--United States; Consumer behavior--Social aspects--United States
According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2011), ethnic minority populations in the
U.S. constituted over one-third (approximately 126 million) of the total U.S. population
in 2010 (approximately 300.8 million) (U.S. Census Bureau, 2011). With such...
Feminism in art; Art, Mexican; Women in art; Art and society--Mexico
This dissertation outlines a theoretical model for contextualizing contemporary
women's art practice in Mexico within the profound socioeconomic and political events
that have taken place since 1968, characterized by the steady breakdown and...
Depression is one of the most frequent causes of disability worldwide. It can
affect the psychological, social, and physical wellbeing of those that suffer from it, the
majority of which are women. Depression has been linked to immune activation as...
First year teachers--In-service training; Teacher turnover; Teachers--Job satisfaction
Experts attribute the teacher shortage to an increase in population while others
cite the retirement of a critical mass of baby boomers who came into teaching in the mid
to late twentieth century. Other experts argue that the teaching shortage is...
Autistic children--Education; Mainstreaming in education; Teachers--Attitudes; Inclusive education
The purpose of this research study was to examine the relationship between the
attitudes of public school teachers and the inclusion of students with autism in the general
education classroom highlighting individual teacher characteristics that...
Job embeddedness theory, as introduced by Mitchell, Holtom, Lee, Sablynski, and
Erez (2001), offers a method of discovering why people stay in an organization. By
analyzing the construct's three dimensions (links, fit, and sacrifice) within...