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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Elevated Anxiety in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Implications of Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapies as an Effective Treatment Plan, Nichole L. Olsen
As educators, we have seen Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), anxiety levels, mental health issues, and explosive behaviors rise in the general education population as well as the special education population in the last five years. The need f...

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Physical Activity and Academic Achievement in Students With Disabilities, Kirsten M. Olson
This literature review examines studies that investigated and evaluated the relationship between physical activity and academic achievement in students with disabilities. Research was found and reviewed that used school-aged participants, e...

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Summer Learning Loss and Summer Programming: How to Build a Cohesive Mathematics Education, Jill Osborne
Students across the world are learning at an incredible rate. By the end of each academic school year, most students have amassed a large amount of knowledge. But what happens to that knowledge over the summer? Research shows that most stud...

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The Impact of Religious Beliefs of Medical Practitioners on the Prescribing of Contraceptives, Ashley M. Overby and Kayla Westling
For centuries, the use of artificial birth control has been a highly debated topic across different religions and this debate continues to remain strong today. Living in a country made up of diverse cultural backgrounds and beliefs, religio...

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Obesity and Eating Disorders Prevention Programs: Effects on Adolescents and Young Adults With Weight Related Conditions, Jean Marie Parsons
Background: With implementation of healthy weight education programs throughout schools, questions have been raised whether a preoccupation with obesity prevention contributes to an increase in the incidence of eating disorders. The purpose...

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Value-added Models for Use in Annual Performance Appraisals: a Case Study, Theresa M. Pascual
Motivating and retaining teachers is a critical element of the educational process. In 2011, Florida law required school administrators to implement a Valued-Added Model (VAM) for teacher evaluation, compensation, and retention decisions. H...

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Implications of Physical Activity on Academic Outcomes, Laura Elizabeth Priebe
This thesis explores the implications physical activity has on academic outcomes for students. Current research is reviewed to provide an overview of what movement opportunities are already being implemented in schools. Reviewed research di...

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Positive Alternatives to Exclusionary Discipline for Students in Kindergarten Through 12th Grade, Megan Elaine Radmer
Schools across the country are utilizing exclusionary discipline (ED) at an alarming rate. Exclusionary discipline is suspension, expulsion, and other disciplinary actions leading to a student’s removal from the typical educational setting....

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Measuring Student Engagement in Online Secondary Education, Meagan A. Rathbun
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine which factors in the modified National Survey of Student Engagement benchmark variables, demographic variables, and experience variables relate to student engagement in online secondar...

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An Examination of Educational Non-Verbal Yardsticks Implementation (ENVoY) and the Impact on Teacher Efficacy, Amy Joan Reed
Classroom Management has long been recognized as a potential problem in the educational system that deserves serious attention, as the landscape of today’s classrooms continue to evolve and change as the students who are served become more ...

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Behavioral and Academic Strategies for Students With EBD, Natalie A. Renalls
This thesis discusses a variety of behavioral and academic strategies for special education and general education teachers to help support students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). The literature review covers the behavioral a...

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Montessori as Metonymy: How Montessori Early Childhood Teachers Approach Race in the Classroom, Teresa M. Ripple
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine how Montessori early childhood teachers approach teaching about race and racial bias in their classrooms. Twenty-four Montessori early childhood teachers participated in an open-ended sur...

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Increasing Self Regulation Skills in Students With Emotional/behavioral Disorder, Jessica L. Ronkainen
Students who qualify under Emotional/Behavioral Disorder (EBD) for special education services can exhibit significant external behaviors that significantly interfere with their educational progress. EBD students who exhibit these significan...

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A Study of Life Satisfaction and Its Relationships With Acculturative Stress, Social Connectedness, and Perceived Social Support in International Students Attending Faith-based K-12 Schools, Todd Allen Russ
Life satisfaction has a profound impact on individuals. Social and emotional well-being are tied to positive life satisfaction. This quantitative study explored the relationship between life satisfaction and the variables of acculturative s...

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What's My Motivation? Teaching Strategies for Fostering Student Perseverance in the Classroom, Adam R. Satterlie
Motivation is a hot topic in education. It is not uncommon for many students give up when challenges arise, while others rise to the occasion to overcome challenges. This literature review addresses many studies showcasing the benefits of a...

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The Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes of Utilizing Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia, Joy L. Sayler
Background: Inhaled nitrous oxide has been used in many developing countries for labor analgesia but fell out of practice in the United States over the past 40 years. Recently it has been reintroduced into practice in the U.S. Purpose: The ...

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The Impact of Social Skills Instruction With an Emphasis on Mindfulness Among Stduents With Emotional Behavior Disorders: Does Training in Social Skills and Mindfulness Reduce Suspension Rates and Increase Positive Behavior in Students With EBD?, Tyler James Schmidt
Children labeled with Emotional Behavior Disorder (EBD), as defined by the educational system, have behavioral factors that impact their educational success in school. Research suggests that social skills instruction, mindfulness training, ...

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Beyond the Carrot: Strategies to Increase Reading Motivation in Students from Low Income Schools, Brenna D. Schueller
This thesis investigates the role that motivation has on reading amongst students in low income schools. Research regarding specific strategies to engage learners from low income schools shows that using a wide variety of higher-order think...

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Total Language Immersion Education and Achievement in Standardized Tests, Ndeye Kany Seck
In this era of accountability, schools work hard to find ways to improve students’ achievement especially performance on standardized tests. This quantitative study utilized two-by-two factorial ANOVAs and Chi-square tests of independence t...

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Effective Inclusion Practices for the Academic and Social Success of Students With Intellectual Disabilities, Caitlin J. Siems
This paper includes a comprehensive literature review of the research and best practice implications for providing effective inclusion in the general education setting to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Similarly, it reviews the...

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The Power of Play on Academic and Social Learning, Brianna Sorlien
Play is among the most vital components in elementary student’s prosperity, wellbeing and improvement academically and socially. It is a characteristic and instinctual behaviour which should be encouraged during childhood. Some articles ind...

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Childhood Trauma in Education: Addressing the Needs of Students Who Have Experienced Trauma Through Trauma Informed Practices, Claire R. Steffen
This literature review explores the background of trauma, the physiological effects of trauma on the developing child, and effective trauma informed strategies to assist educators in meeting the challenging needs of all students, especially...

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Fivefold Ministry: an Expressional Church Model for Releasing 21st-century Disciples Into Their Missional Potential and Design, Nick Francis Stephens
Making disciples is the mission of the church. However, the task of equipping and releasing disciples has become progressively complex with the increased access to information and influence shaped by popular leadership content. This has res...

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Teen Car Control Courses: Impact to Develop Safer Drivers?, Jaime (Wayne) W. Street
Background: Since the dawn of the automobile, crashes have resulted in significant morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, in our modern era the novice teen driver population suffers the most. In an attempt to decrease crashes, government o...

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Assessment of Nurses' Knowledge of Tools and Implementation of Interventions to Prevent Intensive Care Unit Delirium, Gertrude Brown Thomas
Background: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) acquired delirium is a significant practice issue for nurses. Delirium in ICU patients can be perceived inaccurately by nurses as an expected part of patients’ ICU stay. Increased morbidity and mortalit...

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Evidence Based Reading Strategies for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Mackenzie Thompson
The intended purpose of this paper is to examine successful literacy strategies for students with learning disabilities and to also determine how to scaffold literacy instruction to meet the needs of all learners, whether in the general edu...

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Understanding Design Thinking as an Approach to Solving Problems at a Large Public University, Ryan Matthew Torma
This dissertation investigated how designers, leaders, and clients at a large public research university enacted and perceived the value of design thinking as an approach to solving problems. A review of the literature found interest but li...

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The Impact of Financial Education on High School Students' Current and Future Financial Behaviors, Deidra M. Van lith
Financial literacy is an essential skill, necessary to lead a prosperous life. This paper explores the impact of financial education on high school students' current and future financial behaviors focusing on the history of financial litera...

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Adaptive Leadership and Student Achievement, Michelle Faye Wang
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship, if any, between the adaptive culture of an elementary school and student achievement. The Adaptive Culture Profile Scale collected data from elementary school leadershi...

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Factors Contributing to School Placement for Students With Emotional Behavioral Disorders, Colleen F. Weis
Students with Emotional Behavioral Disorders, in combination with significant and chronic behaviors, are often placed in alternative educational settings. No clear rationale is used by school districts to determine educational placement, an...

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Palatable and Profitable: Making the Sermon More Useful as a Catalyst for Millennials' Spiritual Growth, Frank E. Weller
The problem this project addressed is the limitation of the sermon as a catalyst for spiritual growth in Millennials due to the static nature of the sermon as a means for communicating the gospel and the significant differences in the Mille...

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Supports in Higher Education for Students With Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Disabilities-a History and Summarization on the Experience of Students, the Effectiveness of Present Accommodation, and Areas of Future Growth., Hannah M. White-McGinn
According to the National Center for Special Education, there has been an increase in the past few decades in the amount of students with dyslexia who have enrolled in higher education programs.This includes two year, four year, and technic...

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Barriers to Effective Technology Adoption and Integration, Tyler Wiegert
This study reviews the available literature to identify the barriers to technology adoption, which encompasses professional, efficiency-driven uses of technology by teachers and students, and to technology integration, which encompasses ped...

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Social and Emotional Learning in Daily Instruction for Intermediate Elementary Students., Laura R. Williams
Teachers today are consumed with a vast number of responsibilities. All teachers, no matter what licensure or specialized area, have the same responsibility to ensure that students receive an equitable and quality education by providing stu...

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Teacher’s Block: Embracing the Challenge of Improving Students’ Writing, Neil Witzig
This paper will explain the overall trend of worsening writing abilities in the past twenty years of education. The purpose of the paper is to analyze this downward trend, examine different methodologies for teaching writing, and propose so...

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The Causes, Impact, and Cost of Teacher Turnover, Jenny M. Young
This literature review examines research studies regarding the causes, impact, and cost of teacher turnover in U.S. schools. Results indicate a strong association between schools with high teacher turnover rates and high rates of students o...

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Creating an Inclusive School Environment and Experience for Minority Students in a Faith-based University: a Case Study of Undergraduate Programs, Caroline O. Abiaziem
Higher education institutions are experiencing the need to advance their understanding of diversity and inclusion on campus. Therefore, this study was to explore the experiences and challenges of minority students in the undergraduate progr...

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Transformative Power of Theatre in Education and Learning the 21st Century, Nikki Min Yeong Abramson
Education is the key to success in life. To have that success, 21st century skills are needed to be successful in most careers. Some of these skills consist of: team work, collaboration, communication, creativity, problem solving skills, an...

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Effectiveness of Project-based Learning as an Instructional Method in Middle and High School Education, Charise Aeikens
Based on the theoretical framework of experiential learning, this thesis focused on whether project-based learning (PBL) is an effective instructional method for middle and high school education. This review of the literature examined the d...

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A Model for Small Church Leadership to Support their Minister’s Self-Care, Jeremy Allard
The complexity of vocational ministry is difficult to manage and maintain. Balancing the complex nature of the church, relationships, family life, spiritual and personal life provides the minister with a struggle that rarely ceases. Pursuin...

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Faith Community Nurses' Impact on Family Caregivers, Lori R. Anderson
Title: What are the most compelling ways that faith community nurses support family caregivers? Background: The need for family caregivers will rise exponentially in the United States in the coming decades as older adults live longer lives ...

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Non-Pharmacologic Measures to Prevent and Treat Gestational Diabetes, Dikshya Aryal
Background: Gestational Diabetes (GDM) can have adverse effects on the health of both mother and baby during pregnancy and for a lifetime thereafter. While insulin is the mainstay of treatment, metformin and glyburide may be considered as a...

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Degree of Knowledge, Potential Barriers, and Reasons for Finding Out About Genetic Testing, Lisa Ann Atkinson, Drew Alexander Holm, and Michael Jacob
Genetic testing is a resource that continues to evolve and change the world of medicine. The availability of such testing has created opportunities for many to better understand and take control of their health. However, studies show that t...

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Patient Understanding of the Physician Assistant Profession Across Age Groups, Amber Baumann and Galen Hilgendorf
The demand for healthcare providers such as Physician Assistants is ever increasing with the growing and aging United States population. The number of Physician Assistant education programs as well as practicing Physician Assistants is grow...

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What Is the Cause for the Suspension Disparity Between Caucasians and Students of Color, Pamela Marie Beatty
The purpose of this research is to showcase the ineffectiveness of suspension upon students and to illustrate the disparity in the use of suspension and expulsion towards African American students when compared to their peers. Studies show ...

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Patient Satisfaction with Physician Assistants in Family Practice, Megan A. Bendix and Mariah Eystad
Introduction: The nation is experiencing an expanding, aging population. As the nation faces an imminent physician shortage, physician assistants (PAs) will be utilized in practice to a greater extent. Maintaining patient satisfaction is im...

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Sports Specialization and Injury Prevalence, Jacob P. Berwyn and Jordan Lee Reiner
This retrospective study examines musculoskeletal injury prevalence rates among high school athletes. Specifically, it examines if there is a higher injury prevalence amongst single sport athletes compared to multi-sport high school athlete...

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A Review of Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hannah A. Betz
This literature review with application thesis explores the prevalence of anxiety in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and dives into differentiating anxiety symptoms from ASD symptoms and provides tools for teachers to help red...

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Trauma Sensitive Schools, Maria Bowker
Recent research has shown that an astounding number of children have faced adverse childhood experiences. Due to this fact, many of the students sitting in American classrooms have traumatic backgrounds that can cause a variety of side effe...

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Mentor Effectiveness and Its Correlation With Physician Assistant Faculty Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions, Amy Bronson
Growth in physician assistant training programs is resulting in an increasing demand for qualified physician assistant faculty. Gaining an understanding of mentoring in PA education and its relationship to faculty job satisfaction and facul...

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Instructional Coaching and Reflective Practice, Jessica Marie Cabak
Instructional coaching as a mode of professional development has gained popularity among school districts for its job-embedded, ongoing nature (Knight, 2012). Absent from the field is an effective method of measuring the impact of coaching....

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The Impact of Prescription Medication Use and Misuse on Students in K-12 Schools, Benton C. Cady
This paper will examine students and their use of prescription medications when administered to students at school. The law requires that schools follow policies in regards to the distribution of drugs in school. Guidelines have been create...

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Auditory Processing Deficits in Students With Autism and Research-based Instructional Strategies, Jamie Carpenter
The ability to accurately process and interpret auditory information, for individuals with autism spectrum disorder or ‘ASD’, is often difficult. Here we review behavioral, neurophysiological and imaging literature pertaining to this field ...

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Technology in the Second Language Classroom, Sylvie Carrier
This thesis explores the history and effectiveness of technological tools present in a second language classroom. Comparing research from the beginning of the 20th century to today’s research shows the progression and current use of technol...

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Midwife Provider Education and Screening Can Prevent and Decrease the Prevalence of Perinatal and Postpartum Depression: A Critical Review of the Literature, Suzanne M. Chatters
Background: Perinatal and postpartum depression (PPD) has a diagnosed prevalence of 10-20%. Experts theorize that up to 60% of women experiencing PPD do not seek help. Mental depression carries a negative stigma in western culture and medic...

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Dynamic Knee Hyperextension Screening as a Predictor of Acl Injury Potential in Competitive High School Soccer Players, Jon-Paul W. Ciszewski, David McGehee, and Jessica Schindler
Introduction: Young, active populations who play sports that include sudden cutting motions, are at heightened risk of injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Female athletes with increased joint laxity and subsequent hyperextension...

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Cultivating Emerging Leaders: Understanding a Pastor's Role, Spencer A. Click
The purpose of this study is to understand the influence and impact a local church pastor can have in the development of emerging leaders. The researcher sought to understand a biblical model of the leader/follower relationship through exam...

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The Factors That Contribute to Success in College Freshmen With Specific Learning Disabilities a Descriptive Study in Learner Characteristics, Caleb J. Conklin
Once students graduate from high school and enter postsecondary education the academic support services change. This study uses a qualitative methodology to investigate the perceptions of students’ with specific learning disabilities (SLD),...

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Establishing and Maintaining Collective Faculty Trust in the High School Principal, Brenda M. Damiani
This study explored the process by which high school principals established and maintained collective faculty trust in the principal (FTP). High school principals face the challenge of establishing FTP in settings generally larger than thei...

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End-of-life Care Experience for First-generation Ethiopian Immigrant Patients and Families, Debrework Damte
Background: The goals of end-of-life (EOL) or palliative care are as follows: provide comfort, promote death with dignity and provide support to patients’ families. However, the observations and interactions with first-generation Ethiopian ...

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Increasing Academic Achievement and Motivation Through the Use of One-to-one Technology in the Intermediate Classroom, Derrick Stephen Davis
This study explored the impact of one-to-one technology on motivating students to higher academic achievement within math and reading curricula in the fourth-grade and fifth-grade intermediate classrooms. Located at an urban/suburban PreK-5...

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Cultural Beliefs, Language, and Ethnicity With Healthcare: Patient's Satisfaction, Lucy D. Delacruz-Gibb
Background: The rising diversification of the U.S. population consists of 40 percent immigrants or first generation Americans (Huscup, 2010). This ethnic composition of the population poses great challenges for healthcare institutions and h...

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Art Education: How the Visual Arts Are Critical in Student Social-emotional Development, Nicole Justine Dickenson
This literature review explores the different components that make up art education and how they impact student social and emotional development and well-being. Social and emotional development is defined before going into detail about what...

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Prevalence of Caffeine Use and Knowledge of Its Benefits, Side Effects, and Withdrawal Symptoms Among Pre-PA Students, PA Students, and Clinically Practicing PAs, Kjerstin Grace Durie, Chelsie Nicole Horner, and Greta Sowles
Caffeine is consumed daily by eighty percent of the world’s population, making it the most widely used stimulant drug. Caffeine has various benefits, side effects, and withdrawal symptoms associated with its use, but there is a lack of rese...

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The Effectiveness of Prenatal Education in the Prevention of Postpartum Depression, Leslie Ranae Dwyer
With more than 800,000 new mothers in the United States experienceing postpartum depression (PPD) in the first year following delivery, research is warranted to determine if prenatal education is effective in reducing or eliminating PPD alt...

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What Impact Does Technology Integration Have on the K-12 Classroom?, Nicole Jean Elliott
Technology use is part of our everyday lives and as technological advances continue at a rapid pace, school districts are integrating technology into the K-12 classroom. This paper explores how technology integration may impact four areas i...

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Alternative Therapies and Treatments and Their Effect in Reducing Behaviors Found Within Autism Spectrum Disorder, Paige L. Ferraro
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of neurodevelopmental syndromes characterized by deficits in communication, social interaction, imagination and sensory processing. The prevalence of ASD has increased significantly throughout rec...

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Determining the Optimal Amount of Physical Activity for Promoting Academic Benefit Among School-aged Children, Matthew Edwin Fiscus
This paper explores the relationship between physical activity and academic performance, the optimal amount of physical activity to enjoy these benefits, and the best way to measure this optimal amount of activity. Research yielding positiv...

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Patient Satisfaction of Physician Assistants and Physicians in the Emergency Department, Brittany Geditz, Yu Guan, and Lauren Lahr
Introduction: Emergency medicine has developed rapidly since the 1960s with an increasing need for providers due to the increasing number of presenting patients in the emergency department. Physician assistants have filled that gap; however...

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The Relationship Between Nursing Leadership Skills in Acute Care Setting and the Nursing Professional Practice Environment, Vane Kemunto Gichana
Background: The nursing shortage and growing complexities in health care environments demands that nurse leaders improve their leadership skills and create PPE where all nurses feel supported and valued. Purpose: The purpose of this critica...

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End-of-life Education and Preparedness of Physician Assistants in Minnesota and the Surrounding States, Julie Ann Graner, Lukas Steffan, and Zachary Stutzman
As the population in the United States ages, palliative care spending and needs have been increasing. Most quality outcome measures, however, have shown inadequate satisfaction among patients and caregivers. A number of studies have investi...

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Routine Screening for Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies During Pregnancy: Universal Versus targeted, Megan M. Gross
Background: There are currently no guidelines for screening for thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAb) during pregnancy. Currently, there is some debate as to whether pregnant women should be screened for TPOAb, universally, or using a risk-...

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An Investigation of Self-Care Practices and Principles Among the Pentecostal-Apostolic Clergy, Chelsea A. Hall
The goal of this research project was to investigate the perspectives and practices of self-care among Pentecostal-Apostolic (P-A) clergy, and create a set of principles to assist the P-A clergy in conducting a God-honoring self-care. This ...

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Understanding the Impact of the Student-teacher Relationship in Relation to Special Education Needs, Kristina Marie Hall
In 2012, more than six million students in the United States were identified as having an educational disability and receiving special education services. Students with disabilities are more likely than their general education peers to expe...

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Malts: Mucho Acquisition of Language by Teaching With Songs, Matthew J. Hanson
Fluency in a foreign language (FL) increases when curriculum concentrates on the most common and frequent vocabulary. The following research hypothesizes that songs in the FL can replace curriculum textbooks when combined with storytelling ...

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Better Together: Group Prenatal Care Improves Outcomes, Rachel Hanus
Background: Neonatal outcomes have not improved over the past 30 years in spite of increases in funding and utilization. New models of prenatal care, such as Centering Pregnancy, need to be evaluated for effectiveness. This critical review ...

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Shared Leadership: Bringing the Local Church Back to Its Biblical Roots of Leadership, John A. Harrison
The North American culture is experiencing seismic shifts in its leadership structures. One of these shifts is the growing momentum from traditional, hierarchical leadership models to flatter, team-driven, shared leadership structures. The ...

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The Reform and Influence of Standards-based Grading in Secondary Schools, Leah K. Heck
Standards-based grading is being utilized in many secondary schools across the United States. Research shows that there are many benefits that students are afforded, such as the ability to have a more personalized learning approach, be prov...

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Student Religious Ideologies as Predictors of Openness to Diverse Others, Curt Hinkle
As Christian higher educational institutions and particularly Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) member institutions seek to become more diverse bodies and prepare students to become people of influence in a pluralistic g...

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Characteristics and Development of Effective Classroom Management, Ann Melissa Hippen
Classroom management is an essential piece of teaching. Many teachers, new and experienced, struggle with establishing effective management strategies that allow all students to be successful in the classroom. This literature review will su...

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An Analysis on the Research in Relation to the Methodology of Comprehensible Input, Brenna K. Hoeg
The purpose of this thesis was threefold. First, it examined what research concludes concerning the best ways to use the Comprehensive Input (CI) methodology to teach grammar, vocabulary, literacy, and culture. Second, it explored and evalu...

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Culturally Sensitive and Holistic Care for Women Who Have Undergone Female Genital Circumcision, Maria Fernanda Honebrink
Background: Around the world, immigration is part of many people’s lives. In that context, obstetric healthcare providers must be ready to deliver culturally sensitive care to women of different backgrounds. Some of these women have undergo...

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Variations to Birth Outcomes with Labor and Delivery Doula Support, Nicole I. Hunter-Severson
Background/Purpose: The purpose of this critical appraisal of the literature is to discern if there are variations to birth outcomes as a result of having a doula present as a continuous support during labor and delivery. Theoretical/Concep...

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Disciplined-based Art Education in a Haitian Context, Tasha J. Irving
This paper discusses how Christian Haitian high school students can study and make art in a culturally appropriate manner while considering the art history of their country. A curriculum is suggested that focuses on the seven elements of ar...

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The Influence of Emotional Contagion on the Formation of Group Affective Tone within the Student Cohort Model, Michael J. Jensen
The use of the cohort model within higher education has produced outcomes that have been either positive and adaptive or dysfunctional and maladaptive due to the unique identities formed by cohorts. The purpose of this study was to examine ...

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Guided Play: a Pedagogical Approach to Teaching, Candace Jill Johnson
Guided play is the midpoint between direct instruction and free play. It provides a learning goal with teacher scaffolding which allows children to control their learning (Weisberg, et al., 2013). Guided play learning experiences combine ch...

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Job Embeddedness: the Pulls of Staying for Teachers in the International School Setting, Ann M. Jurewicz
The purpose of this study was to explore the factors that influence retention of teachers in the international school setting using the construct of job embeddedness. As the largest global study of its kind to date, 975 respondents hired fo...

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Beauty in online learning environments: A quantitative study of the impact of expressive aesthetics on student engagement in blended courses, Shane Alexander Kelley
With the growing proportion of blended and online courses in higher education, it is increasingly important to understand how the online learning environments of these courses can impact student engagement. One important element of these on...

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Supports and Strategies for Learners With Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder., Lamin Khan
This thesis will discuss the need for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) interventions. This researcher has reviewed a number of articles concerning programming for ADHD students. ADHD is a very pervasive disorder affecting man...

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School Start Times: Is Later Better for High School Students?, Rodney Paul Kimbler
This thesis seeks to answer the question: School start times: Is later better for high school students? Research for this study focuses primarily on high school start times in the United States from 1988 to 2017. Factors include changes at ...

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Health Literacy and Medication Administration Knowledge of Unlicensed Health Care Workers in Assisted Living Facilities, Lynsey Jae Kissinger and Kelsey Walczak
The purpose of this research was to determine the health literacy and medication administration knowledge of unlicensed health care workers such as certified nursing assistants and non-certified caregivers working in assisted living facilit...

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The Barriers: Psychosocial and Economic Resistance Men Face in Seeking Fertility Evaluations, Cynthia C. Konrath and Ashton Makwana
There has been a minimal amount of research conducted regarding barriers presenting to male patients presenting for fertility evaluations. Research that focuses on the male gender’s reactions to infertility has been just as limited. The pur...

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The Influence of Work Environment on Workplace Bullying and Retention of New Graduate Nurses, Allisson Marie Kral
Background: The existence and prevalence of workplace bullying and negative work environments may not only have detrimental effects on nurses as individuals, especially new graduate nurses, but also on patient care and safety as well as the...

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How Do Different Stakeholder Groups Describe Their Feelings About Low-ability Math Groups?, Maria B. Kreie Arago
Two significant challenges confronting math educators in the United States today are overall achievement rates that lag behind many countries, and a sizeable achievement gap between White students and students of color. Research provides so...

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Pioneers in Education and Faith: Spiritual Development of First Generation College Students, Diane M. Krusemark
Spirituality may be a factor in the success of first generation college students. Leading spiritual development theories were built on the dominant population of continuing generation college students. This qualitative research explored the...

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Failing Forward: How Student Failure Builds a Framework for Lifelong Learning, Andrew R. Kurkowski
Humans have been dealing with the issue of failure since their existence. No matter the field, whether it be business, athletics, science, mathematics, etc., students and professionals are going to experience minor and major failures in the...

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A Panoramic View of How Physical Activity Impacts Students With Disabilities, With an Emphasis Focused on Students on the Autism Spectrum, Alyssa K. Lane
Today a majority of adolescents do not participate in the recommended daily level of physical activity. Students with disabilities, including students on the Autism Spectrum scale, especially lack participation in physical activity. The ben...

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Through the Eyes of Teachers: Relationships Between Principal Communication Style and School Climate, Ryan Lee Lang
The purpose of this quantitative study was to see if a statistically significant relationship existed between principal communication style and school climate as perceived by elementary teachers in high achieving Title 1 elementary schools ...

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A New Approach to Inquiry, Dean William Lanois
This paper explores the theories that govern three processes of learning: project-based, problem-based and self-regulated. One of the critical questions that this paper addresses is: how can these three processes be utilized to plan an effe...

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Montessori Adolescent Program Design in a Non-farm Environment, Rhonda Michelle Lovette
This thesis explores the idea of constructing a Montessori adolescent program outside of the prescribed curriculum of living in a working farm environment. There is a focus on Maria Montessori’s life and influence. The Montessori Method is ...