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Dissertations from 2017

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Social Loafing Construct Validity in Higher Education: How Well Do Three Measures of Social Loafing Stand Up to Scrutiny?, Jacquelyn Deleau

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The Role of Self-Determination and Co-Construction to Support Meaningful Student Participation in an Individualized Education Program Meeting in High School, Trudy Ruth Gross

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Differentiating Literacy Instruction for Digital Learners: The Effect of Multimedia Think-Aloud Worked Examples on Adolescent Analytical Reading Comprehension, Diana Combs Neebe

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Writing-to-Learn in High-School Chemistry: The Effects of Using the Science Writing Heuristic to Increase Scientific Literacy, Denae Nurnberg

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The Effects of Gender-Aware Leadership-Development Training on the Leadership- Behavioral Competencies of Women Software Engineers in California’s Silicon Valley, Leann Pereira

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Effects of a Counseling Program on First-Generation High-School Student Aspirations, Self-Efficacy, Perceived Barriers, Knowledge of the College-Application Process, and Course Selection, Edress Waziri

Dissertations from 2016

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The Effectiveness of Graphic Organizers to Support Executive Function for Ninth Grade Struggling Readers, Elaine Ruth Barry

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Effect of Mindfulness Training on Interpretation Exam Performance in Graduate Students in Interpreting, Julie E. Johnson

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Training in Summarizing Notes: Effects of Teaching Students a Self-Regulation Study Strategy in Science Learning, Michelle Mendoza Nebres

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Effects of Training on Intent, Ease, Self-Efficacy, Frequency, and Usefulness in Multimedia-Based Feedback for University-Level Instructors Using Canvas® LMS, Christopher Kent O'Leary

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The Effect of More and Less Relevant Details and Teacher Voice on Student Retention and Problem-Solving Transfer in Teacher-Created Multimedia, Colette Roche

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An Investigation of Multimedia Instruction, the Modality Principle, and Reading Comprehension in Fourth-Grade Classrooms, Laura Angela Sandoval

Dissertations from 2015

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Effects of a Mental-Health Clinical Simulation Experience Using Standardized Patients and Two Debriefing Styles on Prelicensure Nursing Students' Knowledge, Anxiety, and Therapeutic Communication and Psychiatric Assessment Skills, Debrayh Gaylle

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The Effects of a Varied Method of Instruction on Student Achievement, Transfer, Situational Interest, and Course Retention Rates in Community College Developmental Mathematics, Kevin L. McCandless

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Using Computer Simulations as a Pre-Training Activity in a Hands-On Lab to Help Community College Students Improve Their Understanding of Physics, Blanca Pineda

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Factors that Affect the Reading Comprehension of Secondary Students with Disabilities, Karen L. Sanford

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The Effect of Simulation with Debriefing for Meaningful Learning in Courses of Nursing Theory and Practicum on Student Knowledge and Perception of Instruction, Kathleen L. Shea

Dissertations from 2014

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The Effectiveness of an Academic Literacy Intervention to Help University Freshmen Recognize and Resolve Inconsistencies Across Multiple Texts, Patty Baldwin

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Assessing Student Learning with Technology: A Descriptive Study of Technology-Using Teacher Practice and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK), Lara Elaine Ervin-Kassab

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Teachers Adapting Common Core Informational-text Writing Instruction for Students With Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Diana Hawley

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An Investigation of Special Education Teachers' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of a Systematic 7-Step Virtual Worlds Teacher Training Workshop for Increasing Social Skills, Natalie Christina Nussli

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Effective Reading Interventions for Spanish-Speaking English Learners with Reading Disabilities, English Learners Who Struggle with Reading, or Both: A Meta-Analysis of Second through Fifth Grades, David Stephens

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Four Preservice Teachers' Use of Mathematical Knowledge during Lesson Planning and Instruction in the Field Experience, Margaret Swearingen

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The Effects of the Read 180 Program on Oral Reading Fluency, Linguistic Comprehension, and Reading Comprehension with Secondary Special Education Students, David Lyon Teja

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Rehearsal and Enactment for Teaching in Urban School Settings: A Qualitative Study Investigating the Connections between a Math Methods Course and Fieldwork, Rajeev Virmani

Dissertations from 2013

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Changes in Perceived Teacher Self-Efficacy and Burnout as a Result of Facilitated Discussion and Self-Reflection in an Online Course Designed to Prepare Teachers to Work with Students with Autism, Monica Boomgard

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Increasing Community College Basic Skills English Instructors' Use of Autonomy Supportive Instruction to Impact Students' Perceptions of Autonomy and Engagement, Dionne Janice Clabaugh

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An Evaluation of a Nursing Leadership Simulation Experience Using Multitrait Multimethod Matrix, Toby Embry

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A Comparison of Two Teaching Methods for Pediatric Medication Administration: Multimedia and Text-Based Modules, Renee Granados

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Effects of RAP Paraphrasing and Semantic-Mapping Strategies on the Reading Comprehension of English Learners and Fully- English-Proficient Students with Mild-to-Moderate Learning Disabilities, Terry Halterman Jr

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The Effects of Explicit Reading Strategy Instruction and Cooperative Learning on Reading Comprehension in Fourth Grade Students, Gina M. Lencioni

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The relations among school status variables, teacher academic and arts curricular emphases, and student academic achievement in grades 1, 3, and 5, Browning Michael Neddeau

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The Effects of Self-Regulated Learning Strategy Instruction and Structured-Diary Use on Students' Self-Regulated Learning Conduct and Academic Success in Online Community-College General Education Courses, Bianca Rowden Quince

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Effect of a Classwide Peer-Mediated Intervention on the Social Interactions of Students with Low-Functioning Autism and the Perceptions of Typical Peers, Lisa A. Simpson

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The Effects of Elaborative Vocabulary Instruction on the Vocabulary, Written Explanations, and Knowledge Structures of Sixth-Grade Students With and Without Disabilities, Marijude Wolf

Dissertations from 2012

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The Effects of Using Multimedia Presentations and Modular Worked-out Examples as Instructional Methodologies to Manage the Cognitive Processing Associated with Information Literacy Instruction at the Graduate and Undergraduate Levels of Nursing Education, Shawn P. Calhoun

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The Separate and Collective Effects of Personalization, Personification, and Gender on Learning with Multimedia Chemistry Instructional Materials, Shannon James Halkyard

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Serving Youth Who Are Serving Time: A Study of the Special Education Services for Incarcerated Youth in a Short-Term Care Facility, Sachiko Hoshide

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An Investigation of the Influence of Fixed-do and Movable-do Solfège Systems on Sight-Singing Pitch Accuracy for Various Levels of Diatonic and Chromatic Complexity, Jou-Lu Hung

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Empowering Equity in Postsecondary Transition for Marginalized Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Disabilities by Implementing a Culturally Responsive Summary of Performance Teacher Training and Support Program, Rebekka Joanne Jez

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Investigation of the Misconceptions Related to the Concepts of Equivalence and Literal Symbols Held by Underprepared Community College Students, Terrence Joseph Maguire

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The Comparative Effects of Visual-Only Instruction versus Modality Principle Instruction on Algebraic Problem Accuracy and Perceived Mental Effort at Varying Levels of Task Complexity for Undergraduate Nursing Students, Kristina V. Mattis

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Implementation of the Core Components of Response to Intervention Models: A Study of Two Schools, Dawn Witt

Dissertations from 2011

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Pictorial Map Effects on Learning How to Summarize, Richard Anthony DeSoiza

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The effects of three concept mapping strategies on seventh-grade students' science achievement at an urban middle school, Navdeep Dosanjh

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California High School Exit Exam for students with disabilities : the impact of setting, anxiety, and stereotype threat on stuents' math performance, Tracy M. Fields

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Factors that differentiate high-achieving and low-achieving language minority students enrolled in a middle-school Spanish two-way immersion program, Mary Howland

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Using a standardized communication tool SBAR to improve LVN students' shift reporting, Anna Yan Yan Kwong

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Deliberate Practice in Professional Speaking Expertise, Helen Lie

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Collaborative planning and prewriting : the effects of structured peer collaborations on primary-age students' writing development, Mary Elizabeth Niesyn

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The effects of math instruction on fifth grade elementary students' math performance across four inclusive general education classrooms infused with the Afrocultural dimensions of communalism, orality, and movement, Rosalind J. Simpson

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Predictors of High School Graduation in Foster Youth, Clifford A. Stewart

Dissertations from 2009

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How do adolescent students experience teacher-student interactions in a seventh grade classroom and how do those experiences affect their self-efficacy beliefs?, Katherine Sanjiyan Barg

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Career choice for doctoral students : a study of doctoral students in special education attenting colleges and universities in California, Max Elvin Driggs

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Nurse educators' implementation of concept mapping, case studies, and reflective-thinking exercises in undergraduate didactic nursing courses at baccalaureate schools of nursing, Danette Kathleen Dutra

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Administration practices of physical education teachers for the California Physical Fitness Test, Susan Lynn Eastham

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Educational technology behaviors and expectations of students entering three dental programs : a bi-coastal study, Gwen (J. Gwendolyn) Essex

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High school English language arts teachers' conceptualizations of pedagogical content knowledge, Donna Hyatt Scarlett

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Relationship between self-care and knowledge levels among adults with congenital heart disease, Valerie Ann Miller Bosco

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Correlational analysis of adult students' self-directed learning readiness, affective learning outcomes, prior electronic learning experience, and age in hybrid and online course-delivery formats, Gleb Nikitenko

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Nursing student and faculty perceptions of the characteristics of effective instructors in the simulated clinical experience, Bridget Parsh

Dissertations from 2008

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An investigation of the quantity and type of female veterans' responses to Hepatitis C treatment screening and acceptance, Sue L. Currie

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The relationship between emotional intelligence and academic achievement in elementary-school children, Barbara A. Fatum

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The effect of instruction in orthographic conventions and morphological features on the reading fluency and comprehension skills of high-school freshmen, Alicia Roberts Frank

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A comparative study of the effect of collaborative problem solving in a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) on individual achievement, Donna Harris

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The influence of kindergarten and first-grade literacy instruction on the 3rd- and 5th-grade students' reading achievement : findings from the Early childhood longitudinal study, kindergarten class, 1998-1999, Shu Yu Sophia Huang

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An exploration of self-reflection and critical-thinking exhibited in visual-arts students' portfolios at the secondary level, Barbara Ellen Hughes

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The effect of Responsiveness to Intervention tier 2 on underachieving students in vocabulary development at the secondary level, Elizabeth Gail Kirby

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The effect of professional development of nonverbal communication behaviors of participants' regognition and understanding of these behaviors, Peggy Koshland-Crane

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The effects of modeling on the movement confidence of individuals with spinal cord injuries, Nathan Perkins

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A content analysis of the two state-approved kindergarten and first grade reading programs in California, Elizabeth Anne Presley

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Investigating social-desirability bias in self-reporting on motivational attitudes by adult students, Larisa Revzina

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The effect of simulated clinical experience on knowledge, near transfer, and far transfer in nursing education, Shana Ruggenberg

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First-year learning of novice emergency-hire clinical nursing faculty : a qualitative study, Ingrid Sheets

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Comparison of a residency-based educational model with a traditional clinical education model on perceived clinical decision-making competencies in undergraduate nursing students, Dina Silverthorne

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The relationship among working memory, mathematics anxiety, and mathematics achievement in developmental mathematics courses in community college, Janet Marie Spybrook

Dissertations from 2007

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Closing the digital divide : an assessment of urban graduate teacher education students' knowledge of information literacy and their readiness to integrate information literacy into their teaching, Tyrone Heath Cannon

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The relationship between out-of-class activities and cognitive epistemological development in college freshmen as mitigated by student demographic variables, Leslie Dennen

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System-wide collaborative and consultation supports to child-care providers serving young urban children with disabilities in natural-environment center-based programs, Martina Kaumbulu Ebesugawa

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An analysis of 2005 NAEP 8th grade mathematics achievement items by content strand, problem type and language complexity, Yvette Marie Fagan

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A meta-analysis of functional behavioral assessments of students with high-incidence disabilities in public education settings, Jeff Gabrielson

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A retrospective study of the impact of a writing process program on the academic achievement os second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students, Myra Gamble

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Teaching critical thinking in a community-college art-history learning environment : a comparison of implicit instruction versus a combination of implicit and explicit instruction, Michael Leonard

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Resiliency and attribution factors associated with racially and ethnically diverse adolescents with learning disabilities, Karen Yvette Cruter McGee

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The professional expertise of community-practicing occupational therapists, Ruth Ramsey

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The effect of optimistic explanatory style instruction on the explanatory style, reading self efficacy, reading resilience and reading performance of third-fifth grade students with learning disabilities, Melba Rhodes-Stanford

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Working memory cross-modal binding and decoding ability in children in the first and second grades, Eduardo Sanchez

Dissertations from 2006

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Worked examples : effect of modified and conventional worked examples on assembly time, accuracy, and efficiency in a manufacturing environment, James B. Dill