Dissertation Abstract Journal - February 2016

Dissertation Abstract Journal - February 2016

Featured Dissertation Students

  • Revlon B. Briggs, DHA
  • Carmenza Millan, DHA
  • Wilma Hart-Flynn, PHD/NUR
  • John H. Morana, Jr., DHA
  • Nichelle D. Stone, EDD/ET
  • Novella S. Hill, DM/IST
  • Raquel Pesce, PHD/HEA
  • Trina C. Burkes-Hodge, DM
  • Thao N. Chau, DBA - Education (K- 12)
  • Marisa A. J. Stones, DM
  • Belinda Joy Lipscomb, EDD
  • Prarthna P. Gupta, DM
  • Ronald Coloma, DM
  • Devin Mornique Raines, EDD
  • Jessica D. Redcay, EDD/CI
  • Gustavo A. Varon, DM
  • Pedro P. Aguas, EDD/CI
  • Fatai Lawal, DM
  • Freddy Bécquer Moncayo Suárez, DM/IST
Dissertation Abstract(s): 

A Correlational Analysis of Self-Esteem Levels and Involvement in Risky Behaviors Among Female Freshman College Students

Author: 
Revlon B. Briggs
Program of study: 
D.H.A.
Abstract: 
The purpose of the quantitative correlational study was to determine through statistical comparisons any significant differences between self-esteem levels and involvement in risky behaviors such as a

Building Professional Relationships Between Physicians and Practice Administrators: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study

Author: 
John H. Morana, Jr.
Program of study: 
D.H.A.
Abstract: 
A qualitative phenomenological study was conducted to identify and describe the elements that were needed to develop a working relationship among physicians and their practice administrators.

The Perceived Skills and Professional Development Needs of Administrative Leadership in K-12 Virtual Education

Author: 
Nichelle D. Stone
Program of study: 
Ed.D./ET
Abstract: 
This qualitative phenomenological study sought to understand the needed fundamental skills and initial professional development training administrators heading district-developed K-12 virtual learning

Enforcing and Prosecuting Animal Cruelty Laws in Texas: A Phenomenological Study

Author: 
Trina C. Burkes-Hodge
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
This qualitative phenomenological descriptive study was conducted to explore the lived experiences of the law enforcement officers and prosecutors in Harris County, Texas that handles animal cruelty c

Knowledge Retention and Transfer in an IT Community of Practice: Leader and Former Participant Perspectives

Author: 
Marisa A. J. Stones
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study which evolved into a collective case study was to gain a deeper understanding of knowledge retention and transfer practices within an information

Meta-Analysis of Financial Collaborative Strategies of Biotechnology and Information Technology Startups

Author: 
Prarthna P. Gupta
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
Meta-analysis of Initial Public Offering (IPO) valuation studies on startups was done to address the gap in the literature with regards to financial collaborative strategies of Biotechnology and Infor

The Kindergarten Students' Reading Performance and Perceptions of Ludus Reading: A Mixed-Method Study

Author: 
Jessica D. Redcay
Program of study: 
Ed.D./CI
Abstract: 
The study used an embedded qualitative, historical, explanatory, case study design with a dominant quantitative, quasi-experimental pre-post, longitudinal, retrospective design.

The U.S. Airline Industry and the Mishandled Baggage Incidents: A Multiple-Case Study Using Data Mining

Author: 
Gustavo A. Varon
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
This is a qualitative, multiple-case study of the handling of checked baggage which led to uncover themes in the mishandled baggage cases reported by customers of U.S.

A Phenomenological Study of Key Stakeholders' Lived Experiences While Implementing an Aligned Foreign Language Curriculum

Author: 
Pedro P. Aguas
Program of study: 
Ed.D./CI
Abstract: 
Despite the major attempts at implementing foreign language curriculum innovation initiatives to improve the quality of foreign language education in Colombia, educational reforms at the national leve

Leadership Development for the 21st Century: A Qualitative Exploratory Case Study of First Bank of Nigeria

Author: 
Fatai Lawal
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
Leadership development represents an important key for unlocking idle creative potentials of employees and helps to equip leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to meet current and future nee

The Productivity Change of Medical Practice Staff with Use of Electronic Health Records

Author: 
Freddy Bécquer Moncayo Suárez
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
A quantitative, retrospective panel study was conducted to explore the change in the staff productivity over time with use of electronic health records (EHRs).
February, 2016