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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Parental behaviors in child anxiety: an observational study, Delight Hicks Carmichael

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Countering the consideration of extra-legal factors in damage award decisions, Tracey Renee Carpenter

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The function and failure of plantation government: interpreting spaces of power and discipline in representations of slave plantations, Karen Michelle Carson

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Vulnerable identities: Maya Yucatec identities in a postmodern world, Juan Castillo Cocom

Big city days race and labor in early Miami 1914-1925, Thomas Albert Castillo

Kerouac, Ginsberg, Snyder: The beat generation reconsidered as postmodern literature, Raj Chandarlapaty

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Relationship between personality hardiness and critical care nurses' perception of stress and coping in the critical care environment, Catherina Ivette Chang

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Multilingual interactive integrated multimedia based e-commerce, Amol S. Chobe

America's breast implant craze: exploring the politics of a postmodern gendered body, Pamela Michelle Clark

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A case study of the performing arts production program as a means of inclusive community building within the performing arts management domain, Kawachi Ahmon Clemons

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The effects of phosphorus and carbon additions on anaerobic microbial activity in peat soils of the Florida Everglades, Gisele Louise Colbert

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Criminal appearance and legal decision-making, Marisa Evelyn Collett

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Political corruption in the Caribbean basin : a comparative analysis of Jamaica and Costa Rica, Michael W. Collier

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Facing a paradigm shift in professional credentialing: preparedness of registered dietitians for professional development 2001, Nancy Collins

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The dissociative recombination of the helium molecular ion the observed final products, Luminita Coman

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The Hall A Aerogel Čerenkov detector, Marius Coman

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Health care utilization behavior of elders in a multicultural urban environment, Katherine Marie Condon

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In vitro effect of shark cartilage on human leukocyte function, Aline Cornelissen

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Horizontal genetic transfer in asexual fungi, Blanca R. Cortes

Phosphorus enrichment effects on interactions among the ecosystem components in a long-hydroperiod oligotrophic marsh in Everglades National Park, Susan Kay Dailey

Working adult students' perspectives on persisting in college, Beverly F. Dalrymple

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Efficient storage and retrieval of georeferenced objects in a semantic database for web-based applications, Debra Lee Davis

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Group conflict handling: effects on group conflict type-group outcome relationships, Leslie A. DeChurch

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Predicting employee compliance with safety regulations, factoring risk perception, Yenny Farinas Diaz

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A descriptive correlation of medication and dietary compliance beliefs with functional limitations in heart failure patients, Dorothy B. Diener

An approach for model checking petri nets based software architecture, Junhua Ding

The effect of a history of colic on carbohydrate absorption in infants consuming different fruit juices, Debora Duro

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A computer simulation model for single-lane roundabouts, Hesham Roshdy Elbadrawi

Role engagement in individuals with schizophrenia residing at assisted living facilities, Jody Marie Elliot

Optimization of capillary electrophoresis for the analysis of organic acids and explosives, Xiofang Fan

A survey of nutrition and aging research in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, Ana Cecilia Fernandez Gaxiola

Political transition and institutionalization of party politics in Venezuela, Ricardo Diego Ferreyra

Persistent phantoms: the supernatural in victorian fiction as metaphor for an age of transition, Leslie Abrams Froelich

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Karl Kraus and the Jewish question: assimilation, language, and persecution in Vienna, 1874-1936, Chad Russell Fulwider

State Building and Regionalism in Latin America: Central America and the Rio De La Plata, 1810-1850, Andres Garcia

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The takings: a novel, Andrew P. Golden

The effects of cross-age peer tutoring on writing and reading comprehension skills and attitudes and self- perceptions as writers of third and fourth grade students, Artis McChesney Gray

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The effects of cross-age peer tutoring on writing and reading comprehension skills and attitudes and self- perceptions as writers of third and fourth grade students, Artis McChesney Gray

Pasiphae : A Piece for Symphony Orchestra, Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann

How source credibility and message claims interact in determining advertising effectiveness, Marisa Guillama

Web based emergency and security alerting system, Poorna Gundepalli

Design and implementation of a client-server medical image database system with image tiling and image compression, Yan Gu

The relationship between newcomer socialization and job satisfaction : a meta-analysis, Craig D. Haas

The relationship between newcomer socialization and job satisfaction : a meta-analysis, Craig D. Haas

Employer participation in Florida school-to-work initiatives, Mary E. Haley

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Japanese use of Beni-Tengu-Dake (Amanita Muscaria) and the efficacy of traditional detoxification methods, Allan Grady Phipps

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

The influence of simulated disability slides and audiotape messages on college students' attribution of personality characteristics, Caryn Addabbo

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The genetic and environmental effects of parental age on the expression of psychopathology in adoptees, Lyndon Joseph Aguiar

Campus Design: Locating a new center of international studies, David Aguilera-Mayorga

Can minority language proficiency pay: a study on the return on English-Spanish fluent bilingualism in South Florida, Hua Ai

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Matrifocality and child shifting among the low income earners in Jamaica, Velmarie L. Albertini

A high efficiency method for exploiting an ultra fast opto-electric signal generator, Kevin Alonso

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A simulation-based decision support system for evaluating operating policies in an emergency room facility, Adriana M. Alvarez

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Regional aspects of Miami crime fiction, Heidi Lee Alvarez

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Essays on the political economy of the dominican reform process, Julio Gabriel Andujar

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An interview study of community college student perspectives on service-learning, Richard Appelbaum

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AFM and SPR studies of protein adsorption at solid/liquid interface, Rafael Arechabaleta

Determining polarization dependent diffraction coefficients from building edges using FDTD method, Vijay L. Asrani

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Tool cutting force modeling and wear estimation of micro-end-milling operations, Wei-yu Bao

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Job satisfaction of dietitians in South Florida, Sonia M. Batista

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Youth and power in the village hybrid chiefdoms in Fiji, Tali Ben David

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Domain specific architecture development for enterprise systems based on common object request broker architecture (CORBA), Vidya G. Bhat

Attitudes and behaviors of pre-adolescents with diabetes toward fat -modified foods, Samantha Evelyn Elaine Biery

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The effect of multimedia instruction on achievement of college history students, Rosalie (Roe) Billera

Analysis and comparison of network performance with different network parameters, Sanjeet Kumar Biswas

A novel lossless compression technique for text data, Julio Cesar Blandon

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The effects of therapeutic ultrasound on open wounds, Martha Henao Bloyer

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Design and implementation of a web based shop floor control system to maintain schedule feasibility in a dynamic job shop environment, Anil Bommakanti

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Factors affecting growth and survival of snowy egret nestlings, Lisa Borgia

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The sexual division of labor : the impact of organizational change upon group cohesion and the creation of occupational identity, Robert M. Bossarte

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Children in science fiction utopias: feminism's blueprint for change, Jessica J. Brodie

Yard-hip hopping -- Reggae and hip hop music : commercialized constructions of blackness and gender identity in Jamaica and the United States, 1980-2004, La Tasha Amelia Brown

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Occupational therapists' interests and attitudes toward animal assisted therapy as a treatment modality, Lori Susan Buckley

The adoption of retail electronic commerce: an empirical investigation, Richard E. Burroughs

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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