The John M. Pfau Library is at work on a project to digitize its collection of CSUSB Master's Theses, Master's Projects, and Doctoral Dissertations. Prior to 2014, the theses were available only in hard copy. Starting in 2014, all theses, projects, and dissertations were produced in digital versions only. View theses 2014-present here.

Initial funding for the digitization project was provided by a grant from CSUSB's Vital and Expanded Technologies Initiative, which allocates designated funds from the Student Success Initiative fee. We thank the VETI committee for supporting this project to showcase the intellectual endeavors of CSUSB graduates.

The first digitized theses were posted here in January 2017. We will digitize the oldest theses first. The files will be scanned with OCR to make the text accessible to users with visual disabilities and will receive basic structural markup to make them friendly to screen-readers. For privacy, advisors’ signatures will be redacted before the files are posted.

In keeping with ScholarWorks' mission as an open access repository, all files will be freely available. Based on our interpretation of the HathiTrust and Google Books copyright cases, the library considers that digitizing and indexing texts for accessibility constitutes a fair use, and for that reason we will not be seeking copyright permission from each individual author.

Opting Out or Requesting Quick Digitization

If you are the author of a CSUSB thesis and do not want the full text of your work posted in ScholarWorks, please notify us via the Digitization Project Request Form. Alternatively, if you would like your thesis digitized as soon as possible, please use the request form to let us know that too! All such requests will be honored, but must come from the author of the work.

Because post-2014 theses/projects in Creative Writing were not posted in ScholarWorks, the digitization project will not post older Creative Writing theses without the author’s express permission.

If you have any questions, please contact project coordinator Stacy Magedanz, magedanz@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5103.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Moments, Matthew Benjamin McMilon

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Women and homelessness in San Bernardino County: Causes, demographics, services, and hope, Queenesther Marie Anderson

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Educational experiences of pregnant and parenting adolescents in pregnant minor education program, Tabitha Ndinda Muteti

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Effects of mathematics professional development on growth in teacher mathematical content knowledge, Carol Elizabeth Cronk

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Graduate social work students' attitudes about the use of social networking sites in social work and the possible ethical implications of such use, Christina Irene Dillon

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Effects of Levels of Physical Activity on Physical Self-Concept and Social Physique Anxiety Among College Students, Heesu Lee

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Applications of the well-educated mind 2003 concept by Susan Bauer in the Southern California history classrooms, Tomasz Bogdan Stanek

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The effects of school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports on student achievement and other outcomes, Gail Pamela Angus

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Implications and recommendations for online physical education at secondary level, Josh Caleb Brannen

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Geodesics of surface of revolution, Wenli Chang

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Clarifying leader-member exhange theory: Examining the role of leader active listening and justice perceptions, Erik Samuel Collier

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What are the service needs of the parents participating in the Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) project?, Andrea Michele Conklin

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Controlling gang crime: The Santa Nita gang injunction, Bryan William Devor

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Achieving permanency in the adoptions of special needs children: What factors lead to adoption disruption?, Stephanie Frances Duran

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An evolutionary psychology perspective on responsibility attributions for infidelity and relationship dissolution, Kindra Lynn Edmonson

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Revision of ReMoTe (Recursively Estimating Multi-Threaded Observation Tool Enterprise) for commercialization, Jeongtaek Hong

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Face-to-face communication versus memo communication to announce mergers and acquisitions the importance of media richness, Janell Marie Hopeck

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The creation of self-directed nutrition education modules in the women, infants, and children (WIC) program, Veronica Huff

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Participants' perceptions on the effectiveness of the "Parents in Partnership" program of Los Angeles County, Shaniece Anejo Hunter-Moffett

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The influence of gender scripts on African American college student condom use, Kelechi Nkeiruka Ihenacho and Christina Nicole Burden

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A Burkean analysis of Jehovah's Witness apocalyptic rhetoric, Katherine Elizabeth Kacarab

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The North Shore public transportation dilemma: How local sociopolitical ideologies, ethnic discrimination and class oppression create marginalization, and a community's quest for social justice, Katrina Renea Millet and Lisa Renee Otero

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Gobuddy - Android mobile application, Kalaivani Nellaiappan

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Trigeiawriter: A content management system, Mohan Prabhakara Ram

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Quality or quantity?: Refining the definition of the means efficacy construct and its relationship to task specific self-efficacy, Jennifer Renee Rice

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Gloria Anzaldua and Alanis Morisette: The untangled flavors of conocimiento, Audrey Nathalie Romero

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An evaluation of the California Brief Multicultural Competence Scale and training for mental health practices, Catherine Tillie Smith and Dahlia Avila

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Fabulistic: Examination and application of narratology and screenplay craft, Nicholas DeVan Snead

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Chemical characterization of Lake Gregory, Eric Steven Torres

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Ore's theorem, Jarom Viehweg

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Performance differences in diverse contexts: The role of personality, Daniel Karl Cashmore

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Autobiography as self-defense in the works of Agnes Newton-Keith and Michelle Kennedy, Robin Heim

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Elements and skills of cooperative learning for student learning in physical education, Enrique Aguilera

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The Palestinian Shahid and the development of the model 21st century Islamic terrorist, Benjamin Timothy Acosta

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Frank Zappa and Mikhail Bakhtin: Rabelais's carnival made contemporary, Sarah Hill Antinora

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Dual language educators: Tambien tenemos sentimientos, Monica Sophia Apodaca

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Antidote to marginalism: An alternative method of instruction for English language learners, Robert Gabriel Arias

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The relationship between caseworker education and client outcomes, Theresa Rebecca Brannon

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Effects of imagery use in basketball free throw shooting, Jamaal Edward Cannon

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What contributes to academic achievement among elementary grade students: A needs assessment, Adriana Chavez and Martha Tinehyn Glomah

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The rhetoric of nonfiction: An examination of Sebastian Junger's The perfect storm, LaShawn Jon Janice Cole

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Eugenic discourse in the work of D.H. Lawrence, Christopher Lawrence Cotton

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Horses and at-risk youth: An alternative approach to reconnect adolescents, Christiane Deaton

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The design of an intercultural communication skills training for multicultural Catholic parishes in the Diocese of San Bernardino, Marco Aurelio De Tolosa Raposo

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Intervention outcome differences for adult children of domestic violence, Donna Jo Diamond and Geneva Naomi Hannigan

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Is there a male victim?: Discursive subjection in representations of female-on-male childhood sexual abuse, James Ireland Ducat

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Late diagnosis of autism among African American children, Lysette Nana Etti and Kathleen Patrice Holsey

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A strength-based perspective on group homes, Liza Ana Fimbres and Rose Kathleen Solomon

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Religious social support groups: Strengthening leadership with communication competence, JoAnne Irene Flynn

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Mediators of self-destructive behaviors in women survivors of childhood sexual abuse: A structural model, Kellie Bree Fritchel

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Web templates: Unifying the Web presence of California State University San Bernardino, Angela Marie Gillespie

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Degree of privacy afforded in long-term care, Lynn Marie Givens and Jesse Ornelas

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Gang membership, drug sales, violence, and guns, Jose Fabian Gonzalez Dominquez

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High school lessons on human sprawl in the Inland Empire, Anieno Abasiofiok Ibekwe

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The Use of Violence as Feminist Rhetoric: Third-Wave Feminism in Tarantino's Kill Bill Films, Leah Andrea Katona

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The effect of explanatory style on the coping strategies of women in recovery, Alice Joy Kirk

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Health literacy and treatment adherence among Latinos with end stage renal disease, Marielena Michel

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Instruction type and stereotype threat in analytical reasoning: Can creativity help?, Erica Rachel Mitchell

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Parental satisfaction with child mental health services, Frances Ahunna Ohaeri

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Depression among the elderly, Lynda Lee Omagari

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The materiality of the female in Shirley Jackson's short fiction, Lydia Marie Pearson

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Program effectiveness among recovering susbance abuse mothers in a treatment program, Elizabeth Anne Pickett

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Teaching reading to adults where English is their second language, Judith Ann Powell

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Gang activity in San Bernardino, California: A needs assessment for Operation Phoenix, Mario Leone Rogers

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The impact of children's literature on the environmental awareness of a population of second grade students, Iris Jackeline Russo

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Factors affecting the level of trust and commitment in Tops Supermarket supply chain management, Bangkok, Kamolchanok Saisomboon

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Does a coeducational environment affect performance for female students in physical education classes?, Adriana Aja Sandoval

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Exploring the spiritual base of gay men in substance abuse treatment, Charles Arthur Selner

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Dyslexia: A struggling reader's journey towards literacy, Cynthia Jenina Spence

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Parents' perceptions of effective coping strategies for raising a child with autism, Dee Thigpen

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Fluency and comprehension process for English language learners, Dolores Judy Vargas

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The rhetoric of Dean Koontz's Intensity, Krista Michelle Wagner

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Motivational factors enhancing student involvement in physical education, Ruth Anne Wiley

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Confluent education: Curriculum developed to create connections for students, Blythe Ariana Wilson Fuge

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Does intensive reading interventions cause alienation in ninth grade high school students?, Allan Lee Aab

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Characteristics of independent living program participants and non-independent living program participants, Raymond Acevedo

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A cultural studies analysis of the Christian women vocalists movement from the 1980's to 2000: Influences, stars and lyrical meaning making, Mary Elizabeth Akers

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Using music therapy and visuals to facilitate language in exceptional preschoolers, Kimberly Joy Albert

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The plenary address: A rhetorical analysis, William James Amrine

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Overcoming the failure phenomena: Recouping high school credit through an online language arts course, Wesley Vern Andrews

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Levels of subjective quality of life among adults with psychotic disorders formerly in foster care: Compared to a matched sample, Rosa Arias and Flora Irene Dharmaraj

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The determining factors of high school dropouts, Tracy Allen Babers Sr.

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Integrating spatial thinking into the curriculum through geographic information systems and the Santa Ana River watershed, Joaquín Javier Baca

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Web based entry level mathematics test, Okbun Baek

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Everquest, reality, and postmodern theories of community, Brian Jacob-Paul Bailie

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A comparative study of product placement in movies in the United States and Thailand, Woraphat Banchuen

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Perceptions of mental health services among marines, Leslie Marie Belt and Leslie Paul Schellbach

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The difference between bystander normative judgments and intentions to intervene in male on female physical violence, Gustavo Leoplodo Bento

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Incorporating multicultural education criteria into Project Learning Tree curricula, Alondra Marcela Blandon

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Impact of environmental expo on eight graders' self-perceived environmental behaviors, Laura Anne Borg

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Transitional difficulties among foster youth: A look at social support and attachment, Ashley Megan Brady and Kyra Kristine Dotter

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A nonformal education program on marine environmental issues for high school students, Stefanie Rose Brummell

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Service utilization among the mentally ill homeless, Amanda Nicole Card and Heather Nicole Sylvester

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The perceived educational barriers of foster youth: Social workers' perspectives, Barbara Marruth Castro and Nancy Ramirez

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Stewardship of creation: A guidebook for the Episcopal Church, Kristy LeAnn Chambers

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Assessing online assessments: A comparison study of math assessment tools for third-grade students, Tina Kim Chan

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Minimal surfaces, Maria Guadalupe Chaparro

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Ebay learning center system, Jessica Chen

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Reinforce customer satisfaction through enterprise resource planning and supply chain management integration, Yu-Hsiang Chen

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A content analysis of print advertising from the United States and Hong Kong, Ka Man Carman Chu