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

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Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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A descriptive study of university students' beliefs regarding autonomy and paternalism in caregiving of the elderly, Linda Ann Cain

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Investigation of the effect of structure on reactivity in the titanium dioxide mediated photodecomposition of phenols and haloethers when irradiated at 350 NM in an aqueous medium, Claudia Cardona

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A comparison study of hip range of motion and electromyography during backward walking between children with spastic diplegia and children without known disabilities, Martin L. Carrillo

Knowledge of HIV transmission risk behavior, and perceptions of risk among Haitian women living in Miami, Florida, Theresa Olivier Cassagnol

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A new parallel technique for the solution of sparse nonlinear equations, Maria Cereijo Martinez

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The survival strategies of Haitian immigrant women, Sue Chaffee

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Improved frequency response measurements in the human visual system, Yuping Chen

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Vent alignments in San Francisco volcanic field, Arizona : statistical analysis and assessment of structural controls, Zhuoning Chen

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Howardsville Depot and other stories, John Albert Childrey

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Memory for contingent versus noncontingent events, Maricel Cigales

The design of a course module for addiction counselors using a systems approach to training (SAT) format, Mary Lou Cook

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Anthropometric estimates for Colombian adults, Orlando A. Corredor

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An after tax economic analysis of home equity conversion for the elderly, Lowell James Cramer

The radiolarian biostratigraphy of the oceanic formation, Conset Bay, Barbados, West Indies, Elba Dayton Cuevas

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Gradient based fuzzy c-means algorithm, Issam J. Dagher

Age and forgetfulness : management attributions, recommendations, and predictions, Debra Clements Danker

Inequality in disaster : the case of hurricane Andrew and Florida City, Nicole Dash

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The use of aerobic exercise as an occupational therapy intervention for post traumatic stress disorder patients, Phyllis A. Davis

Out-of-sample exchange rate forecasting structural and non-structural nonlinear approaches, Maria Eugenia De Boyrie

The effect of authority and social influence on eyewitness suggestibility and person recognition, Jennifer Leigh Devenport

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The effect of familiarity of task and choice on the functional performance of young and old adults, Anne E. Dickerson

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An evaluation of depression, self-efficacy, satisfaction with life and perceived access to medical care across stages of HIV infection, Toni Marie DiDona

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Correlates of union and organizational commitment : a survey of former Eastern Airlines employees, Sharon A. Israel Dolfi

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Meson-meson scattering in 2+1 dimensional lattice quantum electrodynamics, Alberto Luis Domínguez

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The effects of laboratory-induced mood on secretory immunoglobulin A in saliva, Susan Strum Dubitsky

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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

A Study of Teachers' Involvement In School-Based Management and Their Perceptions of the Impact of School-Based Management on School Improvement, Jose Manuel Flores

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

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Molecular studies of Canavan Disease, Guangping Gao

The use of social statistics for purposes of legitimation and foreign policy by the Cuban government, Jose Carlos Garcia

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

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Reproductive ecology of the burrowing owl, Athene cunicularia floridana, in Dade and Broward Counties, Florida, Brian Keith Mealey

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