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151 Iskander, Elene TiffanyGender disparity in engineering fields: an analysis of historic data, and school counselors' knowledge, values and attitudesThis dissertation investigates the gender disparity in the engineering related fields through three studies. The first study investigates the role of interest in the gender disparity through ACT data over a 30 year period. This study indicated that female interest in engineering related fields has c...Engineering fields; Gender; Gender disparity; Interest; School counselor; Values2013-08
152 Harris, Natalie A.Out of sight, out of mind? Inferring antecedents without anaphorsThree experiments were conducted to explore the nature of information that becomes activated during anaphor resolution when the anaphor is weak. A number of factors have been shown to influence the reactivation of antecedent information during reading, including semantic overlap and contextual suppo...2013-08
153 Hagen, Whitney BlytheConnection as central: exploring the meaning of social justice activism for sexual minority women and transgender individualsFeminist multicultural therapists assert that contextual factors, such as oppression and discrimination, contribute to psychological distress, limited access to resources and information, as well as social isolation. They suggest that participation in social justice activism contributes to psycholog...Activism; Bisexual; Lesbian; Queer; Social justice; Transgender2013-08
154 Hoover, Stephanie MarieMental health counselor trainees' social justice identity development due to social justice-oriented practicum training: possibilities for change in self and the worldMental health professionals are in a unique position to understand the effect of social injustices on individuals and groups in society. Furthermore, counselors can intervene to disrupt injustices and promote social justice. Scholars have suggested that providing social justice training to graduate ...Feminist multicultural training; Practicum training; Psychology training; Social justice; Trainee development2013-08
155 Averill, Lynnette AstridThe influence of measurement context on veterans' consistency in reporting posttraumatic stress disorder and postconcussive symptomsWithin the Veterans Affairs Health Care System, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is routinely assessed in both mental health settings, including PTSD specialty clinics, and medical settings such as polytrauma clinics. To date, no empirical studies have been published that investigate the influen...Assessment; Polytrauma; Postconcussive symptoms; Posttraumatic stress disorder; Traumatic brain injury; Veterans2013-08
156 Adolphson, S. LillianDocumenting the implementation and effects of positive behavior support in an alternative educational settingPositive behavior support (PBS) is a preventative and proactive system of managing behavior that is being used in the United States and other countries. Positive behavior support has been successfully implemented in typical school settings for students with and without disabilities. However, researc...Alternative education; Applied behavior analysis; Behavior intervention; Juvenile justice; Positive behavior support2013-08
157 Ruebeck, Chloe AliseEnglish language learner preschool students with bilingual versus monolingual teachers: early literacy outcomesThe student population in the United States is diversifying. With larger numbers of English language learners (ELLs), schools across the nation are struggling to meet their academic needs. The current study looked at retrospective data from an Early Reading First preschool program to measure the imp...Early Literacy; English Language Learner; Preschool; Teachers2013-05
158 LaFrance, KevanSelected psychometric properties of the Outcome Questionnaire-45 in an older adult populationThe Outcome Questionnaire 45 (OQ-45), a 45-item self-report measure of psychological distress, was examined for internal consistency, test-retest reliability, concurrent validity, and construct validity in a sample of adults age 60 years and older. Sixty-six community volunteers recruited from local...Assessment; Older Adults; Outcomes; Psychometric2013-05
159 Elder, William B.Using masculinity socialization to explain gay, bisexual, and heterosexual men's sexual self-schemasThis research describes the male sexual self-schema, or the way men conceptualize their sexual identity. The study uses as its basis Brooks' five-theme description of heterosexual male sexuality referred to as "The Centerfold Syndrome," namely, voyeurism, objectification, the need for validation, tr...Gender; Masculinity; Men; Sex; Sexuality; Sexual self-schema2013-05
160 Mangum III, James IrvinThe correlation between teacher self-efficacy among seminaries and institutes seminary teachers and student outcomesThis study examined the correlation between teacher self-efficacy and student outcomes. Teacher self-efficacy was measured in 99 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Seminaries and Institutes seminary teachers using Tschannen-Moran and Hoy's Teachers Sense of Efficacy Scale (2001). Student ou...Religious Education; Student Achievement; Teacher Self-efficacy2012-12
161 Kanarowski, Elizabeth AnnThe influence of bibliotherapy on children's attitudes toward peers who use augmentative and alternative communicationThis study investigated the effects of a single bibliotherapy intervention on the attitudes of first grade children toward peers who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Seventy-one children, ages 6 and 7, participated in either (a) the experimental group, where they heard and discu...Bibliotherapy2012-12
162 Reyes, Kyle AnthonyAssessing how higher education administrators of color navigate spaces of advocacy for social justiceThis study explores how senior administrators of color in higher education navigate spaces of advocacy for social justice. The low representation of persons of color in administrative positions combined with persisting racial gaps and inequities create a need for greater understanding of leadership ...Advocacy; Critical Race Theory; Higher Education; Identity; Leadership; Social Justice2012-12
163 Miles. Gregory RussellUsing multidimensional scaling to develop communication profiles for children with autismImpairment in language and communication is a core deficit in autism and related autism spectrum disorders. Relatively recent research supports a co-occurrence of language impairment similar to that seen in children with structural language impairments and autism spectrum disorders. While it is not ...Autism; Language Impairment; Profile Analysis2012-12
164 Allie, Jennifer LynnThere's a policy: nobody bats an eye at babies being born, a critical feminist policy discourse analysis of a paid parental leave policyResearch has continued to suggest high institutional costs of not accommodating work-life balance, and institutions of higher education are recognizing the importance of formally addressing these issues in the increasingly competitive labor market. However, there is concern whether faculty members 1...critical feminist policy discourse, ideal worker, parental leave2012-12
165 Longberg, Pauline OliphantEvaluation of Imagine Learning English, a computer-assisted instruction of language and literacy for kindergarten studentsAs computer assisted instruction (CAI) becomes increasingly sophisticated, its appeal as a viable method of literacy intervention with young children continues despite limited evidence of effectiveness. The present study sought to assess the impact of one such CAI program, Imagine Learning English (...Computer; Computer-assisted; Intervention; Kindergarten; Literacy; Vocabulary2012-12
166 Davis, GlennHip hop youth culture in Salt Lake City: essentialism, resistance, and racial identityThis thesis considers the social dynamics of race (a concept that signifies and symbolizes social conflicts and interests by referring to different types of human bodies) as observed among young participants in Salt Lake City's hip hop scene. The author used participant observation techniques to obs...Dance1905-06-20
167 Harward, SarahUnderstanding context in Autism: a modified approach to studying idiomsCentral coherence has been described as the tendency of the normal cognitive system to experience an unconscious drive for coherence or meaning when processing stimuli. Considerable evidence suggests that individuals with autism are less efficient at using contextual information to make inferences a...Autism; Eye tracking; Idioms; Theory of mind; Weak central coherence2012-05
168 Call, Megan ElizabethScreening for risk of substance use: validating the adolescent domain screening inventory among a sample of juvenile offendersJuvenile offenders are especially at-risk for developing a substance use disorder due to the strong association between delinquent behavior and alcohol and other drug use Various forms of assessment are employed by substance abuse treatment agencies, hospitals and youth centers to indentify youth wh...Adolescents, Screening Instrument, Substance Abuse2012-12
169 Lang, Joe MaxTwenty-first century community learning centers' teacher perspectives on the academic achievement of students with disabilitiesThe purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between days and hours of supplementary reading and math instruction provided to students with disabilities that participated in a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) and their regular classroom teachers' perception of their pr...Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers2012-12
170 Saltiban, Belinda 'OtukoloStorying academic spaces: reflections, narratives, and interpretations of Tongan students' educational experiencesResponding to concerns about the underrepresentation of Pacific Islander students in higher education, my study specifically focused on Tongan students in the state of Utah who illuminated alternative perspectives associated with the conditions, constraints, and relational practices that impacted th...Critical race theory; Education; Pacific islanders; Talanoa; Time and space theory of reality; Tongan students2012-08
171 Cunningham, SeanExamining the validity of the autism spectrum rating scales with a preschool population referred for special education evaluationEarly identification and intervention of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can have beneficial effects that extend into later life. However, currently used instruments have difficulties detecting children who may have an ASD. The current study investigated the utility of a newly published measure, A...Assessment; Autism; Autism spectrum rating scales; Preschool2012-08
172 Davies, SarahHow can visual interactions support deep learning in geometry?Self-explanation is a robust learning strategy, but automatic, scalable methods are needed to make it a practical strategy for large-scale implementation in classrooms. This study explored the effects of using visual interactions to engage students in self-explaining while they learned geometry usin...Geometry education; Intelligent tutoring systems; Self-explanation; Verbal protocols; Visual interactions2012-08
173 Watanabe, Sundy LouiseTensions in rhetorics of presence and performanceThis dissertation draws on theories of survivance and rhetorical sovereignty to document and interrogate interactional tensions in rhetorics of presence and performance occurring between selected American Indian students and non-Native faculty, staff, and graduate research assistants within a resear...American Indian education; Performance; Presence; Rhetorical sovereignty; Rivaling; Survivance2012-08
174 Johnson, Kade RyanAn investigation of the effects of opportunities to respond and intelligence on sight word retention using incremental rehearsalHigh opportunities to respond (OTR) have been touted as being a key factor in a popular and effective drill procedure called incremental rehearsal (IR). However, IR has also been criticized because it takes more instructional time than other drill procedures and can be less time efficient. The curre...Efficiency; Esperanto; Incremental rehearsal; Intelligence; Opportunities to respond2012-08
175 Lopez, AdrianaImpact of acculturation, ethnic identity and peer influence on substance use, depression, and self-esteem in middle school studentsGiven the changing racial/ethnic composition of the United States, the impact of culture on adolescent health risk behaviors is an emerging and important issue. The purpose of the present study was to examine acculturation and ethnic identity and its impact on substance use, depression, and self-est...Acculturation; Adolescent substance use2012-08
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