Theses and Dissertations produced by graduate students at Florida International University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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The effects of the advanced placement examination for credit policy by the Florida state universities on the acceleration of a student's postsecundary education, Denise A. Collado

Factors that motivate RNs to return to school for the BSN and to remain in school to complete the degree, Shirley Ann Corbett

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Feature geometry, underspecification and child substitutions, Cynthia Williams Core

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Contingent-relations description facilitates rule-following in a subsequent generalization task, Noel Alexander Crooks

Mitochondrial inheritance during a parasexual cycle in fusarium oxysporum forma specialis cubense, Naomi D'Alessio

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Occupational stress in private schools: a teacher profile, John P. Davies

A sociological look at the Maria paradox, Cecilia Juana De Sola Potharst

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Development and experimental verification of a three-dimensional model of left ventricular flow dynamics, Tong Ding

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A phenomenological study of self-disclosure of male's HIV seropositivity to another person, Elaine A. DiVeronica

The effectiveness of female-sensitive substance abuse treatment, Karen Dodge

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Intra-organizational turnover in a self-selective team environment, Sharon Anne Israel Dolfi

A qualitative analysis of the lived experience of nursing staff developers in the process of changing to a new educational model, Marcia Winters Dombro

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An organizational learning approach to expatriate cross-cultural adjustment, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction, Meredith Downes

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An organizational learning approach to expatriate cross-cultural adjustment, organizational commitment, and job satisfaction, Meredith Downes

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Advertising effects on brand search and preference: assessing the mediational role of Aad and Ab, Sandipa Dublish

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Serum transthyretin in hemodialysis patients : relationship to nutritional status, Annmarie Duggan

An evaluation of coping ability as a guide to the treatment of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia and substance abuse, Marian Lee Dumaine

Gender differences in behavioral and psychosocial correlates of substance abuse among adolescents in residential treament, Rodney A. Ellis

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Reducing preoperative anxiety, Cynthia Firpi Figueroa

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Biology and use of nibbi heteropsis flexuosa (ARACEAE) the source of an aerial root fiber product in Guyana, Bruce Hoffman

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Flexible pavement layer moduli determination : an adaptive artificial neural network approach, Michael A. Adeife

Infant feeding practices of Cuban mothers residing in Dade County, Florida, Anna May Airy

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The effect of different instructional groupings on student achievement and attitudes from a computer-based interactive videodisk biology unit, Jorge Luis Alonso

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Reactions of singlet oxygen and singlet oxygen mimics with dicyclopropylethylenes: comparison of reactivity and mechanisms, Gina Elizabeth Alume

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Semantic geographic information system, Elma L. Alvarez

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Development of a security network (SECNET) based on integrated services digital network (ISDN), Isidro Alvarez

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Developing brownfields ranking models using decision analytic methods, Adjo A. Amekudzi

The use of quantitative polymerase chain reaction amplification method to determine sex ratio of human spermatozoa in semen and to determine maternal contamination of amniotic fluid samples, Jennie Amengual

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Exchange rate overvaluation under hyperinflation : the case of Peru, Rafael Amiel-Saenz

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Metahistoria nacional y metaficción biográfica en Historia de Mayta, de Mario Vargas Llosa, Guido J. Arze

The blue highway, David Ash

Fabrication of a two-terminal super conducting device with a poled ferroelectric control layer, Miriam Y. Avello

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Laser cooling of a metastable argon atomic beam, Carlos A. Avila

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Theoretical analysis of cross joint geometries and their classification, Taixu Bai

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Characterization and modeling of multi-conductor transmission line using Finite-difference Time-Domain method, Sanjay Bajracharya

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Investigation of spatial patterns of ground-water exchange with lakes, using a three-dimensional numerical model, Indranil Bandopadhyay

The relationship between coping strategies and level of depression among spousal caregivers of elders with dementia, Melanie Ilene Batt

Stigma and homeless women, Rose Bebon

The effects of sex of teacher, sex of scenario principal and leadership style on the performance ratings of scenario principals by teachers, Shirley Hill Beer

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Double Fortune, Dan Bentley-Baker

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Entering an academic discourse community: A case study of the coping strategies of eleven english as a second language students, Cheryl Benz

Making relationships work : enhancing the quality of adolescent relationships, Alan M. Berman

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Making life choices : facilitating identity formation in young adults, Steven L. Berman

Foreign aid and the national interest : the cases of the United States and Japan, Tammy A. Bowers

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Relation of health related hardiness to health perception and psychosocial adaptation in adult hispanics with chronic hepatitis C, Darlene M. Boytell

The use of presidential executive orders to control the management and administration of the federal government, Dahlia Bradshaw Lynn

Drawing as a technique to facilitate childrens memory, Kendra Horstmyer Brennan

Genital human papillomavirus: Women's knowledge and attitudes of this sexually transmitted disease, Sallieann Brown Brewer

Implementation of X-ray diffraction in the measurement of residual thermal strains, Joseph B. Brief

The relationship between student characteristics, computer literacy,technology acceptance, and distance education student satisfaction, Raynald C. Brouard

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A comprehensive assessment of self-report experiences of adoptive parents of special needs children in Florida, Arlene Kaplan Brown

Individuals with mental disabilities: perceptions of work limitations, Janine Ellen Burke

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The role of group activity participation in depression among institutionalized elderly, Amparita L. Cabrera

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Traffic signal control - a neural network approach, Gerard Nivard Cadet

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Perceptions of nurses and clients related to empathic interactions, Patricia Christine Calhoun

The role of specialized competencies in identity formation, Adriana Callejas

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Tribological study of PS-23 for possible automotive applications, Roberto R. Carballo

The health related hardiness level of battered women residing at shelters, Marisa Caro

Application of the finite-difference time-domain method to the analysis of microstrip patch antennas, Carl Christopher Chen

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The effects of Chinese painting appreciation education on the artistic achievement of junior high school students in Taiwan, Hsiu-Hsiung Chen

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Speciation of uranium and organic compounds on solid matrix studied by supercritical fluid extraction, Li Chen

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The application of a multimedia system to the tourist guide of the Miami International Airport, Ying-Yuang Chen

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The effects of the leadership styles of Taiwanese junior college presidents on teacher job satisfaction, Ching-San Chiang

Assessing the Effectiveness of five-year mechanical engineering technology programs of junior colleges in Taiwan, R.O.C.: an application of the CIPP evaluation model, Pei-Ling Wu Chiang

Scorpion dance, Wayne Egon Christensen

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With the highest ideals: The Florida state normal college at Defuniak springs, 1887-1905, Sharon Y. Clifford

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The effects of a holistic-graphophonic intervention on the decoding performance of children with reading disabilities, E. Judith Krisman Cohen

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Differential effects of single-sex versus coed education on the mathematical reasoning ability, verbal reasoning ability, and self-concept of highschool girls, Kevin E. Conway

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A comparison of a distance education and locally based course in an urban university setting, Phyllis P. Cordover

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Parasexuality and heterokaryosis in fusarium oxysporum forma specialis cubense, Blanca R. Cortes

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The effect of group counseling on the self-esteem, attendance, and counselor utilization of inmigrant hispanic limited english proficient secondary students, Ivette Armand Covert

Assessment of pain perception and pressure threshold for pain changes during the premenstrual phase of the menstrual cycle, Lisa Marie Cullen

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Intelligent dynamic space management systems, Margaret-Rose Madeleine Dabdoub

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Automating transformational design for distributed programs, Champak Das

Diel ammonium fluxes of two caribbean reef corals and two macroalgae under low nutrient conditions, Katharine Anne Davis

Afro-American parents' perception and management of fever in their school-age child, Jenine Vicaria De La Rosa

Afro-American parents' perception and management of fever in their school-age child, Jenine Vicaria De La Rosa

Does expert psychological testimony improve juror sensitivity to lineup suggestiveness?, Jennifer Leigh Devenport

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Narrative comprehension: semantic and syntactic summary production, Jane F. Devick

Experimental investigation of convective effects during solidification of a binary system in the continuous cast, Shawn Edward DeZego

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Hydrocarbon speciation studies in ancient sediments by high temperature supercritical carbon dioxide extraction, Doraida Diaz

"Nutrition facts" label use in the selection of healthier foods by undergraduate students, Alyssa Renee Duncan

The imapcts of trade policy reforms on the Sri Lankan economy, Ekanayake Mudiyanselage Ekanayake

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Temporal gis applications in public transit planning and management, Hesham R. Elbadrawi

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Achievement motivation attributes of international students attending a postsecondary institution, Paula Chernoff Epstein

Automated synthesis of a reduced-parameter model for 3D digital audio, Kenneth John Faller II

Using structural equation modeling to asses two theoretical models that explain dropout, G. Lawrence Farmer

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The effect of parental and peer attachment on late adolescents' attitudes toward cheating, Michael E. Fass

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The effect of therapeutic touch in patients with cancer pain, Jesse A. Faxas

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The moderating role of externalizing behavior problems as a predictor of treatment outcome for children with phobic disorders, Christopher J. Ferguson

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Comparison of perceived needs of mothers of neonates and nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit, Maria Isabel Fernandez

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Statistical information processing for data classification, Noemi Fernandez

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Historical development of residential segregation and black housing quality in dade county, Paula Beatriz Fernandez

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Diagonal earlobe creases and coronary artery disease, Sandra Jeanne Vollmer

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Natural disaster and household recovery in the aftermath of hurricane Andrew : a case study of four Hispanic households in South Miami Heights, Manuel Rafael Alba

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Inflation, currency substitution, and dollarization : the case of Argentina, Eugenio J. Alemán

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Nursing case management : a new perspective to caring for patients with hip fracture, Beverlin Marie Allen

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Factors associated with social work student satisfaction with field placements in child welfare by Diane Elias Alperin., Diane Elias Alperin

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Determination of hydraulic conductivity and dispersivity in the Biscayne Aquifer, Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, Jose Dioscoro Altomia Guardiario Jr.

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The effects of an augmented art curriculum on the attitudes of high school art students toward diversity in art, Azalea Aluija Alvarez