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

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Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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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

Application of the finite-difference time-domain method to the analysis of microstrip patch antennas, Carl Christopher Chen

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The effects of Chinese painting appreciation education on the artistic achievement of junior high school students in Taiwan, Hsiu-Hsiung Chen

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Speciation of uranium and organic compounds on solid matrix studied by supercritical fluid extraction, Li Chen

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The application of a multimedia system to the tourist guide of the Miami International Airport, Ying-Yuang Chen

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The effects of the leadership styles of Taiwanese junior college presidents on teacher job satisfaction, Ching-San Chiang

Assessing the Effectiveness of five-year mechanical engineering technology programs of junior colleges in Taiwan, R.O.C.: an application of the CIPP evaluation model, Pei-Ling Wu Chiang

Scorpion dance, Wayne Egon Christensen

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With the highest ideals: The Florida state normal college at Defuniak springs, 1887-1905, Sharon Y. Clifford

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The effects of a holistic-graphophonic intervention on the decoding performance of children with reading disabilities, E. Judith Krisman Cohen

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Differential effects of single-sex versus coed education on the mathematical reasoning ability, verbal reasoning ability, and self-concept of highschool girls, Kevin E. Conway

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A comparison of a distance education and locally based course in an urban university setting, Phyllis P. Cordover

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Parasexuality and heterokaryosis in fusarium oxysporum forma specialis cubense, Blanca R. Cortes

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The effect of group counseling on the self-esteem, attendance, and counselor utilization of inmigrant hispanic limited english proficient secondary students, Ivette Armand Covert

Assessment of pain perception and pressure threshold for pain changes during the premenstrual phase of the menstrual cycle, Lisa Marie Cullen

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Intelligent dynamic space management systems, Margaret-Rose Madeleine Dabdoub

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Automating transformational design for distributed programs, Champak Das

Diel ammonium fluxes of two caribbean reef corals and two macroalgae under low nutrient conditions, Katharine Anne Davis

Afro-American parents' perception and management of fever in their school-age child, Jenine Vicaria De La Rosa

Does expert psychological testimony improve juror sensitivity to lineup suggestiveness?, Jennifer Leigh Devenport

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Narrative comprehension: semantic and syntactic summary production, Jane F. Devick

Experimental investigation of convective effects during solidification of a binary system in the continuous cast, Shawn Edward DeZego

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Hydrocarbon speciation studies in ancient sediments by high temperature supercritical carbon dioxide extraction, Doraida Diaz

"Nutrition facts" label use in the selection of healthier foods by undergraduate students, Alyssa Renee Duncan

The imapcts of trade policy reforms on the Sri Lankan economy, Ekanayake Mudiyanselage Ekanayake

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Temporal gis applications in public transit planning and management, Hesham R. Elbadrawi

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Achievement motivation attributes of international students attending a postsecondary institution, Paula Chernoff Epstein

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The effects of social skills training on the writing skills of middle school students with learning disabilities, Margaret Fahringer

Automated synthesis of a reduced-parameter model for 3D digital audio, Kenneth John Faller II

Using structural equation modeling to asses two theoretical models that explain dropout, G. Lawrence Farmer

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The effect of parental and peer attachment on late adolescents' attitudes toward cheating, Michael E. Fass

The effect of therapeutic touch in patients with cancer pain, Jesse A. Faxas

The moderating role of externalizing behavior problems as a predictor of treatment outcome for children with phobic disorders, Christopher J. Ferguson

Comparison of perceived needs of mothers of neonates and nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit, Maria Isabel Fernandez

Statistical information processing for data classification, Noemi Fernandez

Historical development of residential segregation and black housing quality in dade county, Paula Beatriz Fernandez

A comparison of family members' perceived needs and nurses preceived needs of family members related to organ donation, Susan E. Gabriel

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A New Microprocessor-Controlled Stimulator for Visual Evoked Potential Acquisition, Octavio Gabriel Garrastacho

Development of Adaptive Image Estimate Based on Minimum Description Length Criteria for Simultaneous Noise Reduction and Compression of Image, Mehran Geranmayeh

Development of a multicultural competence diagnostic tool for nutrition professionals : assessing training needs, Anna Delfina Giannella

Computer anxiety among graduate nursing students, Marjorie May Gillespie

Rorty, neopragmatism and non-foundational international ethics, Harry D. Gould

Rorty, neopragmatism and non-foundational international ethics, Harry Damon Gould

Solving satisfiability, implication, and equivalence problems in database systems, Sha Guo

Age and forgetfulness : manipulating the degree of age stereotype, Xiaohui Guo

Evaluation of a training program on cultural diversity in the workplace, Nohora Gutierrez

Incidence of eating disorders among aerobic instructors in South Florida, Kathleen Ann Habert

Incidence of eating disorders among aerobic instructors in South Florida, Kathleen Ann Habert

Patterns of diagnostic comorbidity in children and adolescents with anxiety, Kelly Hammond-Laurence

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Diagonal earlobe creases and coronary artery disease, Sandra Jeanne Vollmer

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Natural disaster and household recovery in the aftermath of hurricane Andrew : a case study of four Hispanic households in South Miami Heights, Manuel Rafael Alba

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Inflation, currency substitution, and dollarization : the case of Argentina, Eugenio J. Alemán

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Nursing case management : a new perspective to caring for patients with hip fracture, Beverlin Marie Allen

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Factors associated with social work student satisfaction with field placements in child welfare by Diane Elias Alperin., Diane Elias Alperin

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Determination of hydraulic conductivity and dispersivity in the Biscayne Aquifer, Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, Jose Dioscoro Altomia Guardiario Jr.

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The effects of an augmented art curriculum on the attitudes of high school art students toward diversity in art, Azalea Aluija Alvarez

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Areal and vertical distribution of total soil mercury and total phosphorusin the southern half of water conservation area 3-A, Everglades, Southern Florida, Cleone Botelho Arfstrom

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The refinement and validation of the critical decision making and problem solving scale moral dilema (CDP-MD), Ondina Arrufat

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Weak electron scattering for the 3He-3H transition and the weak nuclear form factors, Michael A. Barnett

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Menem's Argentina : economic reform and democracy in the late twentieth century, Mariano J. Beillard

Effects of hypergravity on fiber type and muscle mass in ankle extensors, including a compartmentalized muscle, Hildegarde Bell

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Effects of inconsistencies in eyewitness testimony on mock-juror decisionmaking, Garrett L. Berman

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Perceptions of beginning teachers in Florida regarding their preparation as it relates to the Florida essential generic competencies, María Antonieta Bilbao

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The relationship between Common Language and Length of Treatment in Occupational Therapy, Nivia Liz Binett

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Utilization of needs assessments by decision makers : a comparative analysis of assessment methods, Eleanor R. Penn Blyden

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Immunocytes of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) : morphologic characterizations and correlations between healthy and disease states under free-ranging and captive conditions, Gregory D. Bossart

Empowerment through education : enhancing quality of life of clients on anticoagulant therapy, Therese A. Boyd

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Perceptions of collaboration between emergency nurses and paramedics, Linda Stacey Boylan

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Social institutions and identity formation : the interface between society and the individual, Ervin Briones

A planning model for needs analysis for subacute care, Pauline Martha Broderick

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Physical therapy recruitment and retention strategies of hospitals in the US, Laura Burgos

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An experimental study of the effects of double-diffusive convention processes during the solification of binary alloys, Richard Burton

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The hardiness of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their adaptation to a healthy adult life style, Myra P. Buttacavoli

Perceptions of therapeutic touch by adults with chronic pain, Erlinda Christina Capili-Rosenkranz

Motivation, attitude and achievement in english learning : a case study of cadets in chinese military academy, Hsueh-yu Cheng

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Study on passive and/or active vibration control for flexible structures, Qinghua Chen

Catalytic oxidation kinetics and mechanisms of commercial dyes by H2O2/iron powder system, Rena Zhanglei Chen

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Flash memory boot block architecture for safe firmware updates, Hsiang Chi