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

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Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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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

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Adaptive segmenting of non-stationary signals, Christopher Albin Edmonds

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Grandfamilies--Grandchildren raised by Grandparents: Impact on students and school services, Oliver Wayne Edwards

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Pollination and breeding of jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus lam.) in South Florida, Sherine El-Sawa

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Safety habits promoted by hispanic parents for school-aged and adolescent children, Mary Ellen Ernst

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Crack tip stress study for elastic-perfectly plastic materials with some applications, Ivan Enrique Esparragoza

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Integration of fault tolerance and hardware redundancy techniques into the design of mobile platforms, Miguel Angel Espina

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An assessment of nurses' knowledge and attitudes toward patients with sickle cell disease, Marie Osline Etienne

Transnational migrant media: A study of South Florida Haitian Radio, Emmanuel Eugene

The identification of specific job stressors as perceived by occupational therapists and their relationship to job strains, Heidi V. Factor

A study of the herpetofaunal assemblages in the floodplain habitats of the Kissimmee river, Christopher Jon Farrell

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Profile of planning: a study of a three year project on the implementation of collaborative library media programs, Sybil M. Farwell

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The influence of weak parental and peer attachment on academic achievement among late adolescent college students, Michael Erik Fass

Frecuency and value of role performance in the Icelandic population, Kristjana Fenger

Design, development and testing of a computerized data acquisition and control system for a nanoparticle deposition system, Guillermo De Jesus Fernandez

Caregivers description of illness in children with asthma, Carla Ianni Ferrugio

A frame analysis of the leadership styles of dental and medical school deans, Paul J. Flaer

Soil seed stocks of tropical hardwood hammocks in southern Florida : implications for restoration, Laura J. Flynn

A study of teachers' perceptions of the principal as an instructional leader: A comparative analysis of elementary, middle, and senior high school principals, Steve Gallon III

Mechanics of batch slurry mixing by means of rotating impellers in a cylindrical vessel, Victor Manuel Gamez

A study of the state-of-the-art in journalism education in the Miami-Dade county public schools, Fernando Ganivet

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Maria W. Stewart: America's first black feminist, Jennifer Anne Garcia

And A Long Slow Rain- A Novel, Howard Alan Gengarelly

Estimation of global systematic risk for securities listed in multiple markets, Gauri L. Ghai

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A sem-odb application for the western cultures database, Raquel Ghersgorin

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Occupational therapy in Iceland attitude, knowledge and cooperation, Gunnhildur Gisladottir

Synthetic covariance matrix jamming cancellation in multi-element radar signals, Luis R. Granadillo

A retrospective descriptive comparative study: Case management of hospitalized inmates and it's effects on cost containment, Sonia C. Grannum

Dissociative recombination of AR2+ : life time measurements, Mircea Guna

Listening-to-perfume house a novel, Liang Guo

Perceivers' Impressions of self-presentation tactics: The effects of age and gender, Xiaohui Guo

Sexual harassment of Miami-Dade county public school students by school personnel, David Gupta

The usefulness and appropriateness of a federalist perspective as a theoretical construct for the study of government and civics at the secondary level The usefulness and appropriateness of a federalist perspective as a theoretical construct for the study of government and civics at the secondary level, Robert Gutierrez

What are the reasons EMS workers are refusing hepatitis B immunization ?, Martin Edward Hagopian

Remotely controlled dynamic automation, Rizwan Hanif

Intuition as it relates to curriculum, instruction, and resulting academic success in elementary school, Sallie Lott Harris

Attitudes of adult child caregivers from the greater Reykjavik area of Iceland toward autonomy and paternalism in relation to care of the elderly, Valerie Jacqueline Harris

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