Dissertation Abstract Journal - March 2016

Dissertation Abstract Journal - March 2016

Featured Dissertation Students

  • Socorro Mendoza, EDD/CI
  • Robert A. Meyer, DM/IST
  • Sherell D. Wilson, PHD/HEA
  • Laura Kathryn Newton, DM
  • Winifred Wong, DBA
  • George H. Holden IV, DM
  • Laurie Brunson, DM
  • Ashley C. Weaver, PHD/HEA
  • Pauline Haruko Imai, EDD/CI
  • Olatubosun Emmanuel Jewoola, DM
  • Jemima Naa Adoley Ankamah Lomotey, DBA
  • Benjamin Stewart Johnson, EDD/CI
  • Maria Salome E. Davis, DBA
  • Lori K. Clifford, PHD/HEA
  • Krisanne Chavis-Brown, EDD
  • Jinan A. Ziadé, DM/IST
  • Mary Ann Eickhoff, PHD/NUR
  • Rafael Maldonado, DM
  • Lunthita M. Duthely, EDD
Dissertation Abstract(s): 

Reading Strategies to Support Home-to-School Connections Used by Teachers of English Language Learners

Author: 
Socorro Mendoza
Program of study: 
Ed.D./CI
Abstract: 
This particularistic qualitative case study design examined reading strategies, approaches, and resources teachers of ELL students in kindergarten through third grade use to support reading developmen

The 2014 Green Book: A Qualitative Historical Case Study

Author: 
Robert A. Meyer
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
Effective internal controls to protect government information technology (IT) investments are essential as annual deficits exceed $700 billion dollars, government shutdowns, and sequestrations are thr

Enrollment Continuation Needs of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students in Community Colleges

Author: 
Sherell D. Wilson
Program of study: 
Ph.D./HEA
Abstract: 
The purpose of this exploratory, qualitative study was to document and describe the lived experiences of high-achieving, low-income (HALI) freshman community college students as they related to their

A Correlational Analysis of vanity and College-Aged Generation Y Consumers' Perceptions of Short Message Service Apparel Advertising

Author: 
Winifred Wong
Program of study: 
D.B.A.
Abstract: 
College-aged Generation Y (persons between 18 and 24 years old) consumers grew up with communication technology advancements and they are the early adopters of mobile technology.

Operational and Communication Effectiveness, and Leadership Structures in Law Enforcement Organizations

Author: 
George H. Holden IV
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
This quantitative descriptive study was to investigate the effectiveness of two law enforcement organizational structures in Texas through the attitudes, values, and beliefs of the participants.

Understanding Successful Small Business Decision-Making During Recessionary Periods: A Qualitative Phenomenological Study

Author: 
Laurie Brunson
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this research study was to explore the experiences of eight small business owners of California rental equipment companies who survived recessionary periods.

Non-Traditional Undergraduate Students at a Private Sector Institution: An Explanatory Case Study

Author: 
Ashley C. Weaver
Program of study: 
Ph.D./HEA
Abstract: 
Attrition rates for non-traditional students are a concern for leaders in higher education, especially at private, for-profit institutions.

Employer/Employee Perceptions of Performance Appraisal and Organizational Outcomes: A Case Study Approach

Author: 
Olatubosun Emmanuel Jewoola
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
There is a limited knowledge on the meanings, experiences, and perceptions of organizational members regarding performance appraisal and how the various experiences and perceptions are perceived to be

A Comparison of Ghanaian Work Ethic in American Multinational Companies and Ghanaian Companies in Ghana

Author: 
Jemima Naa Adoley Ankamah Lomotey
Program of study: 
D.B.A.
Abstract: 
A mixed methods sequential explanatory design was used to conduct research to help fill the gap in the literature on cross-cultural differences between Ghanaian workers in American Multinational Compa

The Role of Administrators in the Collaboration of Math and Science Teachers

Author: 
Benjamin Stewart Johnson
Program of study: 
Ed.D./CI
Abstract: 
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to fill the gap in research about the role of the administrator in supporting and sustaining effective math and science teacher collaboration.

Dual Enrollment: A Correllational Analysis of High School Students' Participation and College Persistence in Florida

Author: 
Maria Salome E. Davis
Program of study: 
D.B.A.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine the relationship between dual enrollment (DE) participation and college persistence among 399 high-school students enrolled in the

Relationship of Cultural Understanding and Business Success in the Middle East and North Africa: A Mixed Methods Study

Author: 
Jinan A. Ziadé
Program of study: 
D.M./IST
Abstract: 
The purpose of this sequential, mixed methods study was to examine the relationship of cultural understanding and business success in MENA and evaluate United States business leaders’ and professional

A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of Case Managers' Perception of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Management Model

Author: 
Rafael Maldonado
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
This hermeneutic phenomenological study explores the lived experience of frontline case managers’ decisions under guidelines developed by senior leaders in the health care industry as related to the c

Heart-Centered, Gratitude-Meditation, Adolescent School and Life Satisfaction: A Quasi-Experimental Intervention

Author: 
Lunthita M. Duthely
Program of study: 
Ed.D.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this pretest-posttest, quasi-experimental study was to determine the extent to which a meditation intervention (independent variable) that included visualizations on the quality of grat
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