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

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Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Job satisfaction of school-based physical therapists, Leonard Elbaum

Chaos Hill, James Mallon Ellenburg

The influence of perception of forgetting and gender, ethnicity, and closeness on likelihood of caregiving, Mary Emerson Etheart

Encryption-based security for public networks : technique and application, Irma Becerra Fernandez

A hierarchical approach for solving the large-scale traveling salesman problem, Anthony L. Figueras

Acute toxicity of copper sulfate in juvenile red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) and the establishment of safe methods to control parasitic disease, Thomas Jay Frese

Characterization of LuxA of novel strains of the genus Shewanella, Nada Rashid Fulayfil

Evaluating the effects of agricultural practices on water quality by interfacing GIS with computer models, Rao K. Gadipudi

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Petrology and geochemistry of some high pressure rocks from northern part of Rio San Juan complex, Dominican Republic, Khandaker I. Anam

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A model of the hydrothermal system at Casa Diablo in Long Valley, California, based on resistivity profiles and soil mercury analyses, John David Arfstrom

Yield of metastable atoms from a rare gas discharge in a longitudinal magnetic field, Andrés J. Barrios

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Enhancing physical therapy students' attitudes toward telecommunication technology by using a demonstration model, Steven R. Bernstein

Personal computer security system, Jorge L. Besada

An investigation of twentieth century observant Jewish fine artists, Cindy Garfinkel Blaustein

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Effectiveness of the cognitive interview in a multiple-testing situation, Petra Brock

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An interface between the GRASS geographic information system and ORACLE relational detabase management system, David Gordon Buker

Effects of alcohol intoxication and encoding conditions on eyewitness memory, Marisa Anna Lucia Caiola

A new stereo matching paradigm for the recovery of the third dimension in two-dimensional images, Frank Martin Candocia

The effects of evacuation and relocation following Hurricane Andrew on children ages two through six, Vicki L. Catlett-Newby

Evaluation of rapid method for detection of cytomegalovirus in clincal specimens using polymerase chain reaction DNA amplification, Yin Bui Chu

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An analysis of the role of Latin American labor unions under democratization: the Argentine CGT's role under president Carlos Menem, Giselle Audrey De Bruno

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Myoelectric signal recognition using artificial neural networks in real time, Adrian Del Boca

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Reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Jodi B. Dell

The effect of study skills instruction on the study strategies and attitudes of college students with learning disabilities, Jennifer Carlene King Ebrahimian

Social facilitation effects on automatic and effortful processing in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Peggy L. Escovar

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Numerical analysis of the pullout problem of a fiber embedded in a matrix : comparison with an approximate analytical solution, Ivan Enrique Esparragoza

Secondary metabolites and biosynthetic precursors of thiophenes in Flaveria linearis, Lavina J. Faleiro

The effect of vision congruence on employee empowerment, commitment, satisfaction, and performance, Anne M. Fiedler

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The effects of massage therapy on delayed-onset muscle soreness after unaccustomed exercise for healthy, sedentary adults, Neal B. Finkelstein

Photocatalytic oxidation kinetics and mechanisms of meta-substituted phenols by TiO₂/UV : a molecular structure-reactivity study, Fabius D. Foti

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Three dimensional stress intensity factor for large arrays of radial internal surface cracks in a cylindrical pressure vessel, Javier Pierola

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Performance assessment of prosthetic heart valves using orifice area formulae and the energy index method, Flavio Ballerini Souza Campos

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Stated versus observed performance levels in patients with chronic low back pain, Alma R. Abdel-Moty

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Where there's Smoke, Elisa Albo

The presence of a non-B-Z-structure enhances an enzyme's reactivity at its recognition site, Maria C. Aloyo

Intelligent retrieval system for conditions of contract documents in construction, Luis M. Arditi Rocha

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Relevance of the community college curriculum to the international student, Michael Baglino

Factors influencing university performance of associate in arts graduates transferring to the state university system, Anne L. Baldwin

Democratization, stabilization and social movements : the Bolivian case, Susan Michelle Beal

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The effect of sexist attitudes on the perception of visual artists by community college and university students, Kyra Belan

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The influence of processing instructions at encoding and retrieval on face recognition accuracy, Garrett L. Berman

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Depth-related variations of trace metal abundances in south Florida sediments, Donna Wade Booth

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Precompetition dietary practices of competitive male and female bodybuilders, Janet Bond Brill

Spatial and temporal variation of microbial properties in the water column of Florida Bay, John B.C. Bugden

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Test-retest reliability and synchronous status of heart rate recorded in vivo in children with phobic disorder, Alexander J. Chapunoff

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Fuzzy special logic functions and applications, Te-Shun Chou

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Civil-military relations in Guatemala during the Cerezo presidency, Laura A. Cole

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The development and validation of a preschool screening instrument for the identification of language impaired and educable mentally handicapped Head Start children, Samuel Corrado

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Investigation of the axial binding of phosphrus (sic) ligands to tetraphenylporphinato iron (II), Donghui Cui

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Evidence for the alternative pathway of complement activation in the nurse shark, Lieneke Cecile Culbreath

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One hundred years of servitude : the Colombian labor movement 1848-1948, Curtis Curry

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The relationship between spokesperson credibility and purchase intentions : a proposed theory and experimental evaluation, Oscar Winston DeShields

In the heaven of our arms : a novel, Thomas Craig Dexter

A knowledge-based system for estimating the duration of cast in place concrete activities, Gerardo Daniel Diaz Zarate

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Kinematic and dynamic analyses of general robots by applying the C-B notation-RaMIP (Robot and Mechanism Integrated Program), Bernardo Donoso

Assessing the leadership profile of appointed second-line administrators in the American community college : a case study, Marcia Elizabeth Edwards

Studies of natural killer (NK) cells in some cancer patients by the use of flow cytometry and monoclonal antibodies, Laura O. Fernandez

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Perceptions of job worth, Trinidad Argüelles

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Attitudinal predictors in a Negligence Case, Therese Ann Astolfo

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Design and analysis of a folded meander dipole antenna using the MININEC program, Pedro A. Barros

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N-acetoxy-N-acetyl-2-aminofluorene binding sites on [phi] X174 and SV40, Marta L. Bascoy

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The effect of nutrition education on the nutrition knowledge of college athletes, Maria Guadalupe Bermudez

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An evaluation of a curriculum response to the State of Florida mandate for computer literacy at a large comprehensive high school in Dade County, Florida, Beverly Arlene Broughton

Anatomical and morphological responses of papaya, Carica papaya L., to various light conditions, Daniel Joseph Buisson

Molecular studies in gorgonian alloimmunity : search for gene homologs of the immunoglobulin gene superfamily in Swiftia exserta, Julia Bundschuh

A comparison of the equity of funding within and between the Florida Minimum Foundation Program and the Florida Education Finance Program for selected years from 1971 to 1989, Francis J. Casey Jr.

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A distributed object-oriented discrete event-driven simulation environment-DODESE, Min Chen

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Student ratings of instruction in a community college : effects of student and faculty ethnicity, Ana Alejandre Ciereszko

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Chemical and evaporative behaviors of synthetic liquid nuclear waste, Donna MacGrath Cline

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Rural mobilization in southern Peru, 1900-1962 : the case of La Convención, Mari M. Conea-Rosenfeld

Art education to develop student self awareness : a curricular model, Esther Harmos Cubeta

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Using genetic algorithms to solve combinatorial optimization problems, Xinwei Cui

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Population ecology of the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park, Florida, 1959-1990, John L. Curnutt

The relationship of knowledge of drug testing and personality characteristics to attitudes toward drug testing in the workplace, Jorge Diaz

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Age differences in functional performance : deficits or artifacts?, Anne E. Dickerson

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A study of the characteristics of successful small black-owned enterprises in Dade County, Florida, Granville Alfonso Dickson

The Nigerian coups d'etat of 1966 and 1983 : failure of legitimacy and nation building, Iwazor Egbemhonkhaye

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The influence of the quality of the sibling bond between sisters on caregiver's burden, Mary Etheart

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The effect of direct instruction in story grammar using deep processing on the reading and writing achievement of second graders, Joyce Caplan Fine

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Reaching home : a novel, Virginia R. Oesterle

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

Petrologic and geochemical study of crustal xenoliths from Calbuco Volcano, Chile (latitude 41°20ʹS), Mohammad Javad Abdollahi

ASDN : Automated Software Design Notebook tool, Sriram Adhyapak

Reinforcing concrete slabs with steel fibers obtained from discarded cans, Tavakoli K. Ahmad

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Central American refugees in Costa Rica, Anna M. Alejo

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Potential rates of methanogenesis in peat and marl sawgrass wetlands in the Florida Everglades, Dave S. Bachoon

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Seasonal activity and road mortality of the snakes of the Pa-Hay-Okee wetlands of Everglades National Park, Frank S. Bernardino

Effect of gamma-irradiation on total organic carbon and trihalomethane formation potential, Trupti N. Bhatt

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Impact of nutrition education on knowledge and eating patterns in HIV-infected individuals, Patricia Boulos

Light-activated phytotoxic thiophenes in Flaveria linearis L., Dominique Buisson-Provost

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An assessment of the effectiveness of the Polanyi equilibrium theory at predicting adsorption isotherms, James D. Burkhart

Job analysis : implications and explorations, Cindy L. Chicvara

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Microcomputer-based system for the study of the respiratory system in newborns, Nelson Remberto Claure

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Transfer of learning between related and less related tasks using content specific and content general learning strategies, Ronald W. Collins

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The effects of a social studies teacher training program, emphasizing global education, on the teaching behaviors of secondary level preservice teachers, Barbara C. Cruz

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In search of the fair jury : does extended voir dire remedy the effects of pretrial publicity?, Hedy Red Dexter

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The contextual model of marriage revisited, Susan Strum Dubitsky

Ridership studies for the proposed Florida high speed rail system, A. Masood Forooqi

The effect of nutrition education on nutrition knowledge and body composition of Little League cheerleaders, Margaret M. Furtado

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

A study to conduct a comparative analysis on effective implementation of marketing strategies in terms of marketing tools among selected deluxe hotels in Miami area by Seok-hwa Ahn., Seok-hwa Ahn

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Computer program for the analysis of non-prismatic beams, Roberto Antonio Alas