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, firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 537-5103.
Theses/Dissertations from 1978
Consciousness-raising groups for senior citizens, Sally Joan Lewis
A curriculum for the teaching of listening skills to kindergarten students, Virginia McCarthy
A comparison of the WISC and WISC-R by order of administration, Michael Murphy
A study of the utilization of parents as therapeutic agents, Shirley D. Rojas
An evaluation of four support groups for widows in the Boston area, Susan N. Scherr
A comparative analysis of electric utility ownership in California, Robert E. Tremont
Change in female adolescent's sex role attitudes as a function of women's study course, Carol L. Lewis Wintrode
Sex-role orientation in male and female alcoholics, Carole Zeldes-Seffinger
Theses/Dissertations from 1977
Staff development a primary component in residential treatment, Vernon R. Bradley
The development of a media-based program in industrial arts safety, Harold Curtis Brown
The effects of Kundalini Yoga and desensitization on speaking anxiety, Rama Kirn Kaur Khalsa
Crisis intervention Interpersonal skills training for lay volunteers, Gary J. Ladoceour
Organization closure a study of mobility versus satisfaction, Roy N. Mattke
Teacher's guide planning a 6th grade outdoor education program for your school, William Arnold Muench
Crossmodal matching capabilities of pre-school children, Nancy Ruth Pettus
Cheating in the junior high school, James L. Phillips
Classical/medieval views of the happy afterlife, Ad Vanden Ekart
Multimodal test anxiety management training, Steven R. Wallace
Theses/Dissertations from 1976
Audio tape induction of juvenile delinquents into a group living milieu, Philip J. Blende
Continuity and change in self-esteem over four phases of polydrug abuse, William J. Gallaher
A confidant's effect on institutionalized elders, Marcia L. Johansen
Women's prejudice toward women in untraditional sex roles, Dolores D. Lackey
A comparative study of children's political socialization in two cultures, Chumsai Pathrasen
Theses/Dissertations from 1975
Children's perception of special class labels., Thomas D. Bohan
Early retirement for teachers, Mary Madeleine Dudley
Moral development and the Women's Liberation movement, Sidney Goodman
A philosophic survey of resident outdoor education in California, Daniel Marshall Hynes
Sex role orientation in juvenile delinquents., Kathryn Isenberger
Female delinquency: A comparison study as related to purpose in life, Geraldine M. Olin
Current teacher attitudes toward collective bargaining, Patricia Thompson Reed
Individualization in kindergarten with learning centers, Cheryl Strong
Locus of control in long and short-term abstinence alcoholic males, Kathleen R. Taylor
Derived identity, self-esteem and meaning in middle aged housewives, Barbara Van Schaik
Theses/Dissertations from 1974
The development of the EEG in the Gerbil, Susan Bonner
A research study concerning a deterrent to truancy: The juvenile court petition., Joanne S. Evans Duncan
A needs assessment for a summer quarter program at North Shore Elementary School, Alta Germany and Terry Aikens
Study of the effect of homogeneous grouping by sex during reading in the third grade, Billie Anne Gillette Goff
Creative behavior and teacher-peer relationship, Joan James
Theses/Dissertations from 1973
The Doman and Delacato program (Parts 1 and 2), Ruby L. Rubio