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...
Authors, South African--20th century; South Africa--In literature; Protest literature, South African (English); Mphahlele, Es'kia, 1919-2008. Down Second Avenue; Dikobe, Modikwe, 1913- Marabi dance; Mda, Zakes. Madonna of Excelsior; Mhlongo,...
Through content analysis of Ezekiel Mphahlele's Down Second Avenue,
Modikwe Dikobe's The Marabi Dance, Zakes Mda's The Madonna of Excelsior,
and Niq Mhlongo's After Tears, this study compares the themes of pre- and post-
1994 South African township...
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...
Following previous studies on the rate of increase and behavior of the American
Jewish intermarried, this study sought to determine what individuals are discussing about
Jewish interfaith relationships and intermarriage. Four scholarly issues were...
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...
Ethnocentrism; Mass media--Social aspects; Social problems--Press coverage; Mass media and public opinion; Mass media and race relations
This study revisits Kinder's and Kam's (2007; 2009) studies that provided
political scientists with a theoretical and operational definition of ethnocentrism-our
tendency to partition the world into in-groups and out-groups. They assert that...
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,"...
In this novella, a young girl wakes to discover she has lost her voice and that
people can no longer hold their secrets back from her. Tasked with offering them
absolution through listening, she must also deal with the increasing toll bearing...
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...
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...
The use of franchise advisory boards, typically composed of franchisees and
franchisor representatives, is common practice in domestic and international franchise
systems. Because effective board collaboration requires teamwork, understanding...
Mathematics--Computer-assisted instruction; Mathematics--Study and teaching; Special education--Mathematics
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of different instructional
types used in a mathematics intervention setting. In recent years, school staff have
implemented mathematics intervention programs to aid struggling students and...
Mathematics teachers--Training of; Student teaching; Mathematics teachers--In-service training
Teacher candidates enter teacher preparation programs with grounded beliefs
about teaching and learning. These beliefs are especially problematic in the area of
mathematics, as they hinder instructional decisions (Karp 1988, 1991; Kolstad &...
Within the discipline of rhetoric and composition, the notion of coherence possesses the status of sine qua non, yet this notion has been treated unevenly or been taken for granted, much as the process of composing itself was taken for granted for...
Women Veterans--United States; Military discharge--United States; Women college students--United States
Through an exploration of identity and enculturation experiences, this narrative
inquiry dissertation investigated how female veteran students make meaning of their
experiences and renegotiate their understandings of identity after transitioning...