The current study investigated narrative comprehension ability in children from low-income families by examining the contributions of temperament, attention skills, and cognitive engagement. Research has identified narrative comprehension skills as...
McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885; Generals--United States--History--19th century; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
This thesis is an examination of the factors that impacted the rise and fall of the military career of General George McClellan during the initial stages of the Civil War. It works almost exclusively with primary sources to gain a better...
Kwame Nkrumah framed a model of African unity and development, which stood out in
sharp contrast to the Western model of capitalist development and neo-liberal democracy.
Decades after his demise, the African Union which he co-founded with other...
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...
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...
We formulate an integro-difference model to predict the growth and spatial
spread of a perennial plant population with an age-structured seed bank. We allow
the seeds in the bank to be of any age, producing an infinite system of equations.
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...
The classification of self-dual codes has been an extremely active area in
coding theory since 1972 . A particularly interesting class of self-dual codes
is those of Type II which have high minimum distance (called extremal or...
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...
Counseling in higher education; Faculty advisors--Attitudes; College students--Attitudes
The best style of advising to offer students has been questioned over and over. The
literature review revealed uncertainty related to national surveys of advisors and students and
encouraged smaller institutional reviews. The Academic Advising...
This study examined the effect on physician/nurse collaboration and
communication of the implementation of the SBAR protocol, used as nurses reported
patient changes to physicians, in a Midwestern community hospital ICU. The design was
Male college students--Social conditions; College freshmen--Social conditions; People with social disabilities--Education (Higher)
This dissertation is a case study involving four, first generation, working class,
college students. The dissertation study chronicled the experiences of these students
during their first semester at the college. In order to more effectively focus...
Military nursing--History; World War, 1914-1918--Women; World War, 1914-1918--Medical care; Women and war--History--20th century
World War I resulted in the deaths of over 8,500,000
military personnel and in addition, millions of civilians.
There were not enough doctors to provide the necessary
medical care for the masses of seriously sick and wounded,
and other than in...
Short-term memory; Memory--Effect of sound on; Memory--Effect of noise on; Speech
The Irrelevant Speech Effect (ISE) is a phenomenon in which the presentation of
auditory materials (typically speech) impairs the serial recall of visually presented
materials, either digits or letters. Although this effect has been replicated in a...
Jin, Ha, 1956-; Masculinity in literature; Chinese literature--20th century; Sex (Psychology) in literature
This dissertation consists of readings of three selected novels by Ha
Jin-Waiting, The Crazed, and A Free Life. These novels cover three historical
periods of Contemporary China under the rule of the Communist Party in
sequence-the Mao's era...
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fibrotic lung disease with poor prognosis.
To address this disease broadly, the candidate engaged in clinical work, literature
analysis, database analysis, and laboratory work. The clinical work culminated...
Dentist and patient; Dentists--Training of; Dentistry--Practice; Orthodontics, Corrective
Competition for orthodontic patients is at an all time high. Ways to differentially market an orthodontic practice are essential in attracting patients. It is hypothesized that the patients don't understand the extra training that an orthodontist...
Mentoring in nursing; Nurse administrators--Training of; Rural nursing; Rural hospitals
The aim of this study was to examine rural nurse managers' experiences with
mentoring once assuming their new management role. This research study used
qualitative methods to examine mentoring experiences in relatively new and
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint--Art; Breastfeeding in art
This dissertation is an analysis of Italian late medieval and Renaissance peoples’ response to the Madonna lactans image. Although the images that comprise this type are similar in that Mary holds Christ at her breast, they vary widely in...
Cilicia--History--Armenian Kingdom, 1080-1375; Mongols--History--To 1500; Mamelukes--History--To 1500; Christianity and other religions--Islam; Islam--Relations--Christianity
This work seeks to fill a gap in the academic literature concerning the study of the Ilkhanid Mongols of the Middle East during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries CE using Armenian, Persian, Arabic, and Syriac primary sources in English...