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

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Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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A study of the differences among African American, Hispanic and Anglo women on the perceived barriers and strategies to career advancement in public school administration, Marie Byrd

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Groundwater nutrient loading in Biscayne Bay, Biscayne National Park, Florida, Michael James Byrne

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Jazz band arranging : original big band arrangements, Jay M. Byron

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Numerical calculation of diffraction coefficients from building edges using FDTD method, Weiting Cai

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The rodent fauna of Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park: a comparison of habitat types, Carlos J. Calandriello

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Phenylheptatriyne variation in bidens alba var. radiata leaves, Emily Gayle Cantonwine

Induction of phototoxic acetylenes in carthamus tinctorius by mechanical wounding, Lauralyn B. Carter

A study of adults' orientations to learning at the national open university of Taiwan, Kun-Fu Chen

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A study of cartenoids uptake in human subjects and their metabolites, Yin Chen

The relationship between infant temperament and young adult behavior : a secondary analysis of adoptees' early temperament and their later behavior outcome, Yuan-Yu Chiang

Functional status, social support, and self-perceived health among elderly women by living arrangement, Michele Cecilia Chin

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Microscopic characterization of hydrocarbon-polyelectrolyte interactions during coagulation, Vesna Dimitric Clark

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Age-related differences in self-reported health and functional abilities in the elderly, Cynthia Garner Condon

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Middle school teachers perspectives on inclusion: a qualitative study, James M. Cooney

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Negative affectivity and its impact on role conflict, role ambiguity, and job satisfaction, Amy Rachelle Cooper

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A study of response surface in simulation of emergency room systems, Daisy Correa

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The identification of early factors related to academic achievement among deaf students, Lisa Namey Cunningham

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The effects of participation in an arthritis foundation sponsored aquacize program on health status, Rose Ann Ruggiero Curboy

Active female mate choice in the weakly electric fish brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus, Caroline C. Curtis

Photography, sociology & anthropology, Rolando Dal Pezzo

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The exchange of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in dwarf and fringe mangroves of the oligotrophic southern everglades, Stephen Edwards Davis III

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The relationship between acculturation and the effects of caregiving of the elderly among Cuban-Americans, Georgia de las Pozas

The development and evaluation of a selective medium for clostridium bifermentans, Biagio A. de Pascale

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Development of a near-perfect lens surface generation advisor (NPLSGA), Victor De Rossi

The adaptive reuse of historic urban late industrial buildings, Joaquin Diaz

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Development of rear-end collision avoidance in automobiles, Uttamkumar Dravidam

Variables affecting the success of older applicants for employment in a public organization: an age-cued cognitive model of administrative decision making, Walter L. Dunajick

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The role of Mercosur in the post cold war security context of the southern cone of the Americas, Alex Easdale

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Analysis of dual-gripper manipulators and finite element analysis of the flexible laminated hose for underground storage tank cleanup, Badrinath Srikanth Eluri

Mathematical modeling of platelet deposition in arterial stenosis with major emphasis on fluid flow effects, Hoshang K. Engineer

Elementary classroom teachers' knowledge of tort liability for negligence, Aaron Lewis Enteen

Fixation of chromium and arsenic in a contaminated South Florida calcareous and organic soil mixture, with Portland cement, Jesus D. Escobar

Trip generation study of gasoline stations with convenience market, quick service restaurant, and car wash in Miami-Dade county, Elio Roberto Espino

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A case study of a liberal Jewish day school's middle school transition, Jill Beloff Farrell

Supercritical CO₂ extraction of policyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from a contaminated soil, Oscar G. Ferreira

Performance accountability in the federal-state transportation program: factors affecting successful implementation, Mary Anne Field

A Comparison of the Academic Performance of Students with General Educational Development Credentials and High School Diplomas at a Selected Community College, Mary Etta Fisher

Risk Assessment By Using Geographic Information System and Microsoft Access Database for Hazardous Waste Generated from Communities in Bangkok and Vicinity Areas, Taweeporn Fongtong

Children"s perceptions of marital conflict, parent-child relations and anxiety in children: a proposed systemic model, Karin Galliano

An experimental petrologic study of basalts from selected formations of the deccan traps, India, Amitava Gangopadhyay

Differences in sources of assistance with activities of daily living between Black and white non-Hispanic elderly in South Florida, Antrelise Gantt

Responses to racial segregation in a black Miami community, John Wesley Gaskin Jr.

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Omnivory and periphyton mats: uncoupling and quantifying consumer effects in the Florida Everglades, Pamela Gedder

A Change in the Weather, Randal Scott Gentry

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Circadian rhythm disruption and post-surgical recovery, Jeanne Anne Abdou

A gold sol particle immunoassay for measurement of von willebrand factor using the CA-6000 analyzer, Khaled Abu-Saif

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Equity policy, educational practice, and limited english proficient (LEP) students in two high schools in Miami, Dora Acherman-Chor

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The social development strategy of the shiites in Lebanon, Serge R. Akl

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On the accuracy of nonsurvey regional input-output multipliers : An empirical study, Pierre Kebreau Alexandre

The relationship between the teacher's experience, the teacher's college major, and the teacher's level of education in predicting classroom attitudes in high school science students, Jose M. Almeida

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A realtime internet based quality control application for hurricane surface wind observations, Luis R. Amat Jr.

Low-fat food consumption by people with diabetes decreases fat saturated fat, and cholesterol intake, Laura Marie Andreu

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An experimental study of micro-end-milling operations, Tug Tacku Arkan

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Beliefs of Icelandic elderly living in the greater Reykjavik area toward autonomy and paternalism in caregiving of the elderly, Ingibjorg Svava Asgeirsdottir

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Icelandic occupational therapists' attitudes toward educational and professional issues, Elín Ebba Ásmundsdóttir

The short reign of Sultan Osman and other stories, David Beaty

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The other side of the kitchen door: Domestic service in Lima, Peru, Elena Sabogal Bee

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Miami Interpretive Center, Raul E. Bejel

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Use of child safety seats among Mexican parents in a small south Dade community, Maria Beltran

Fostering the development of identity and intimacy during late adolescence, Alan M. Berman

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A comparison of childbirth class attendance and presence at delivery and father-infant acquaintance/attachment, Susan Diane Bernath

The potential of solid phase microextraction (spme) for the recovery of explosives followed by gas and liquid chromatographic analysis, Maohua Bi

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Factors associated with critical care nurses' communication with non-communicative patients in the ICU, Michelle Binns

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Imperial hybrids in the age of colonialism : Maintaining dominance over and negotiating desire for the native, Ronald Bolisay

Cascade artificial neural networks technique for solving ellipsometry problems, Nabil I. Boudani

The effects of biofeedback on the occurrence of urinary incontinence in patients following radical retropubic prostatectomy, Lee Ann Boyd

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Autumn raptor migration through the Florida Keys, Cindy Beth Brashear

Assessment of anxiety sensitivity in depressed, older patients and its relation to hypochondriacal concerns, Irene Maria Bravo

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Yttria stabilized zirconia buffered silicon: substrates for YBCO microwave applications, Philip D. Brown

The effectiveness of an intelligent tutoring system on the attitude and achievement of developmental mathematics students in a community college, Linda Kramer Burton

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Critical problem solving scale : creating and choosing alternative solutions, Janene R. Bussell

Love comes in at the eye, Remberto Cabrera

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Donde esten mis hijos alli que me entierren. the migration history of Aura Lila Callejas, Linda M. Callejas

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The effect of self-operated prompts on leisure participation by persons with mental retardation, Tanya Michele Camper

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The quincunx: a theory of yucatec maya indigenous identity, Juan Castillo Cocom

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Laser cooling and trapping of argon metastable atomic beam, Juan Carlos Catala

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Post-secondary access for individuals with psychological disabilities: an analysis of federal rulings and institutional philosophies, policies, and practices, John Edwards Chaffin

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Contract manager anywhere and internet-enabled database application, Yao-Jen Chang

Analytical and numerical investigations of a new turbine blade cooling method, Songphol Chattuchai

Establishment of a PCR and restriction enzyme assay for the detection of the hemochromatosis gene in normal subjects and diabetic patients, Lim Cheat Eng

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The herpetofauna of Iwokrama reserve: a comparison of sampling methods, Megan Huilan Chen

Investigation of generation-recombination noise and related processes in aluminum-gallium arsenide tegfets and hall structures with quatum wells, Yuping Chen

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The effect of cooperative learning on the attitudes toward science and the achievement of students in a non-science majors' general biology laboratory course at an urban community college, Genevieve C. Chung-Schickler

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The role of overseas Chinese investment in the emerging countries of Southeast and East Asia : a confucian model of the foreign direct investment decision making process using factors unconsidered in the west, Linda Dunn Clarke

Impossible paradise, Pete James Collins

The relationship between calling and body condition in hyla cinerea, Christy Angela Combs

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Affectivity and job satisfaction: a meta-analysis, James J. Connolly

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Occupational therapists' assessment of the caregivers of their elderly patients, Ernest Vincent Corradetti

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Comparative reproductive biology of two Florida pawpaws asimina reticulata chapman and asimina tetramera small, Anne Cheney Cox

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Content-Area teachers' perceptions of the effect of the meta training on their instructional practices, Sylvia R. Crespo

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Sensitivity and specificity of a nutrition screening tool for patients admitted to general medical and surgical services, Vanessa Cruz

Clonal diversity in populations of the seagrass thalassia testudinum in rabbit key basin, Florida bay, Jenny L. Cutler

Investigating how phosphorus controls structure and function in two Everglades wetland plant communities, Robert J. Daoust

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Determining interspecific interactions between the dominant macrophytes of tropical, atlantic seagrass meadows, Braxton C. Davis

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The contamination level of campylobacter jejuni in retail chicken quarters, Lynne Jenny Deason

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Degradation of azo dyes in aqueous solution by H2O2/Fe2+ and H2O2/Fe, Sangeeta Dhulashia

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Sorption measurements and behavior of monosodium methanearsonate and arsenic (+5) in aqueous suspensions of floridian soil fractions, George William Di Carlo

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Low vision, stimulus encoding and information processing: a characterization of performance of partially sighted users on computer-based tasks, Max A. Dixon

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Social capital and high school football: a game plan for the development of human and cultural capital, Blane R. Dobey

Three-dimensional image analysis using confocal microscopy, Sonia Duranza