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

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Theses/Dissertations from 1997

Self-tuning algorithm for dsp-based motion control in cnc applications, Cesar David Aguilar

Photocatalytic decomposition of organophosphonates fluorophenols in irradiated titanium dioxide suspensions, Martha Aguilar

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Effect of child care subsidies on price and quality of care for low -income families, Sudhersena Alalasundaram

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An investigation into the lived experiences of racism among African -American nurses, Paula Alexander-Delpech

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Substructuring in four populations of African descent, Margarita Teresa Almeida

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An investigation of the relationships among self-care behaviors, health beliefs, and metabolic control in the non-insulin-dependent diabetic adult, Sonia R. Anglin

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Design and evaluation of a consulting system for database design, Solomon Raj Antony

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The role of exploration and critical decision making and problem solving in making life choices, Ondina Arrufat

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The role of individualism and collectivism as predictors of attributions for unethical work behavior : an empirical examination across two culturally diverse groups, Ana Azevedo

Touch of AIDS : A love story, Michele Dunn Baker

Intra-racial relations among blacks in the United States: dissimilarities, partnerships, and common identities, Michael Antonio Barnett

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Firefly curios and sundry lights, Maidel H. Barrett

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Design and construction of a portable force-reflecting manual controller for teleoperation systems, Pattaraphol Batsomboon

Quantification of standards of proof thresholds in criminal and civil litigation, Richard Allan Berg

Studies on nitrogen and phosphorus uptake by the carnivorous bladderwort utricularia foliosa L. in South Florida wetlands, Amanda Louise Bern

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A study of the effects of a service-learning experience on student success at an urban community college, Judith Sheryl Berson

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Influence, policy formation, and higher education in Florida : 1989-94, Edward Allen Blackwell

City of a hundred fires, Ricardo De Jesus Blanco

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Risk-taking propensity of faculty, administrators and academic departament heads at large, urban, multicampus community college, Lois Hanson Bolton

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Elder malnutrition: A meta analysis of studies using the nutrition screening initiative determine checklist, Carmen Teresa Brain Urrunaga

Surfactant solubilization and subsequent bioavailability of phenanthrene, Debbie-Ann Bramwell

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Effects of nutrition education on the nutrition knowledge of future aerobic dance instructors, Abbe Michelle Breiter

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Social and cultural influences in the formation of identity: a cross-national/cultural study., Ervin Briones

The effects of a creative movement program on long-term incarcerated women, Michele Metz Brockway

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The relationship between participation in unethical behaviors during the nursing student experience and participation in unethical behaviors as a registered nurse, Lynne J. Bryant

Interaction of the parasitic angiosperm cassytha filiformis L. (Lauraceae) with the exotic schinus terebinthifolius RADDI (Anacardiaceae) in southern Florida, James N. Burch

Cooperation within nato: the influence of european democracies on U.S. foreign policy, Milan Bures

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Psychosocial variables associated with the co-occurance of risky sexual behavior with alcohol consumption among university students, Morris F. Burnham

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Valued occupational roles and life satisfaction among south Florida HIV-infected and Non-infected homosexual males : an exploratory study, Kenneth Morton Byers

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The effect of three positions of shoulder flexion on grip strength, John David Canyock

Remote control & communication of systems through power lines, Joaquin Castillo

A comparison of breathing patterns in normal full term infants in supine versus right side-lying during quiet and active behavioral sleep states, Carol A. Catanzaro

Government control in Mexican television: The struggle between the public and private interest, Maria Eugenia Ceballos

Enhancing the Case Tool Supporting Moses Methodology for Multi-user Environment, Suresh Kumar Chaurasia

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Object access control to enable internet commerce, Chengqiang Chen

Closing the productivity gap and trade policy, Yuna Chen

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The lived experience of healing touch with cancer patients, Charlene Ann Christiano

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Mode choice modeling with neural network : Boston area case study, Soon Chung

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Computer anxiety and nursing informatics needs of graduate nursing students, Margot Elizabeth Clark

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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

Reducing preoperative anxiety, Cynthia Firpi Figueroa

The recruitment process of the shining path and MRTA guerrilla groups: a political psychological perspective, Cesar A. Francis

Racioethnic differences in job satisfaction : a test of orthogonal cultural identification theory and self-categorization theory, Shawnta Shajuan Friday

A survey of occupational therapy practitioners' interest in therapeutic horseback riding as a treatment modality, Marcia Sue Moffatt Funk

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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