Dissertation Abstract Journal - August 2017

Dissertation Abstract Journal - August 2017

Melleny A. Andrews, DM
Meta Johnson, DHA
Amanda G. Miller, PHD/HEA
Sharon Begay-McCabe, DM
Edna Trepanier, PHD/NUR
Barbara A. Vaiana, EDD/ET
Darryl L. Jones, EDD
Michelle L. Gonzales, PHD/NUR
Evelyn Hollis, DM
Arlene Davidson McClurg, DM
Michelle DeLoach, EDD/ET
Mohammedali Mohammedsaeed AlKhunaizi, EDD
Carolyn Cardella, EDD
Robert E Fulkerson, DM
Zoee Bartholomew, EDD
Rebecca Sarah Hardin, PHD/IO
Angila Moffitt, EDD/CI
Karen L. Franke, DBA
Renée Christine Sinclair, DBA
Temitope Oluwagbohunmi Asilokun, DM
 

Dissertation Abstract(s): 

A Quantitative Analysis of Physicians' Behavioral Intention to Use technology in the Acute Care Setting

Author: 
Meta Johnson
Program of study: 
D.H.A.
Abstract: 
The 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, To Err is Human, Building a Safer Health System, revealed that 44,000 to 98,000 deaths occur annually in United States’ hospitals due to preventable medi

Experiences of First-year Community College Students in Learning Support Programs: A Narrative Inquiry

Author: 
Amanda G. Miller
Program of study: 
Ph.D./HEA
Abstract: 
Many students who begin their higher education journey at community colleges are academically underprepared and lack the skills necessary to begin college-level courses. As a result, underprepared s

Impact of Communication Training of Nurses' Verbal and Non-verbal Skills and Patient Satisfaction

Author: 
Edna Trepanier
Program of study: 
Ph.D./NUR
Abstract: 
Effective nurse communication correlates with favorable patient experiences and outcomes. Communication training programs are insufficient, although they do improve nurses’ communication skills.

A Quantitative Study on Credit Recovery Curricula for Improving High School Graduation Rates

Author: 
Barbara A. Vaiana
Program of study: 
Ed.D./ET
Abstract: 
A quantitative, ex post facto causal comparative study methods was used to determine the impacts of implementing credit recovery into high school curricula on graduation rates.

Flexible, Adaptive, and Agile Leaders: A Qualitative Case Study of Experiences in Leading and Development

Author: 
Evelyn Hollis
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
The general problem was past leader development programs prepared leaders to operate in those environments, but increasingly, changing and uncertain situational conditions need leaders that have an

The Impact of Graphing Calculators on High School Students' Performance on a Standardized Mathematics Test

Author: 
Michelle DeLoach
Program of study: 
Ed.D./ET
Abstract: 
Despite the availability of and pressures to incorporate educational technology into secondary curriculum, schools have not shown that technology is being adequately used by educators or that studen

A Comparative Study of Traditional Instruction and Blended learning in Saudi Aramco Mathematics Courses

Author: 
Mohammedali Mohammedsaeed AlKhunaizi
Program of study: 
Ed.D.
Abstract: 
Saudi Aramco, an industrial organization in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, conducts extensive training of new employees, using both traditional instruction and blended learning

Musical Ensemble Participation and Social Behaviors in Autistic Children: Collective Case Study

Author: 
Carolyn Cardella
Program of study: 
Ed.D.
Abstract: 
Autism Spectrum Disorders are insidious developmental disorders including autism, Asperger’s disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified, affecting an average of 1 in 68 c

Team Member Perceptions of Team Leader Communication Influencing Motivation for Achievement

Author: 
Robert E Fulkerson
Program of study: 
D.M.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this exploratory multiple-case study was to explore team member perceptions of team leader communication and the perceived influence of that communication on motivation and drive to a

Building a Case for Supporting Nonprofits: Examining Relationships Between Intra-Organizational Volunteerism, Commitment, and Citizenship Behaviors

Author: 
Rebecca Sarah Hardin
Program of study: 
Ph.D./IO Psych
Abstract: 
The purpose of the quantitative, correlational study was to examine the relationships between intra-organizational volunteerism (IOV), organizational commitment, and organizational citizenship behav

Qualitative Phenomenological Study of Inmates' Lived Experience in a Supermax Program

Author: 
Karen L. Franke
Program of study: 
D.B.A.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological research study was to explore the lived experience of inmates housed in the Intensive Management Unit (IMU) program in a prison located in the north

A Study of the Scarcity of Qualified Applications for Governmental Accounting Positions

Author: 
Renée Christine Sinclair
Program of study: 
D.B.A.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this qualitative exploratory case study was to investigate the reasons why there are an insufficient number of qualified applicants for governmental professional accounting positions.
August, 2017