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 2006

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Evolving outcomes of the outcomes statement, Judith Miriam Holiday

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The San Gorgonio Wilderness: A history of human presence and implications for management, Cynthia Jeanne Holman

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Natural history of Hesperoyucca whipplei, Lizabeth Ann Hope-King

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Life experiences that influence language acquisition in generation 1.5 students, Ellen Sook Hyang Howell

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A comparative study of editorials in Chinese and English, MeiYen Huang

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Integrated Apartment Management System, Feng-Ming Hu

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Strategic spelling instruction, Casie Dawn James

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A model for incrementally transforming the science classroom from traditional instruction to inquiry, Tana Michelle Jerome

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The effects of gender on preservice teachers' motivation on teaching physical education, Kentaro Kajiyama

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Nutrition on wheels business plan: A strategic analysis, Seena Gill Kakar

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Narratives in a drug court setting, Anna Catherina Maria Keller

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Biconditional discrimination learning in rats with 192 IgG-saporin lesions of the nucleus basalis magnocellularis, Michael Ryan Kitto

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Art as business: Creating marketing strategies for artists, Rachel Elizabeth Kokosenski

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Stimulating intrinsic motivation: Brain-based pedagogy for the second-language writing classroom, Kristin Marie Kucia-Stauder

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Insulating effects of early childhood education, William Anthony Kull

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Increasing emergent literacy skills in children with autism, Julie Lynnette LaFleur

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Black and white and read all over: An analysis of narratives in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, Martin Larry Lastrapes

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Parallel programming on General Block Min Max Criterion, ChuanChe Lee

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Software-based gradient nonlinearity distortion correction, Thomas Seward Lee

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The status of English language learners post Proposition 227 in reading in the Leander Unified School District for the years 1998-2001 grades 2-11, Susana Leija

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Modeling queueing systems, Angela Zoi Leontas

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African American caregiver burden: Stress factors and utilization of services, Lorna Jean LeVias

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A teacher's handbook Post-traumatic Vision Syndrome: Awareness, assessments, accommodations, Elaine Ruth Lewis

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Restaurant recommendation system (RRS), Tai-jung Lin

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Solicitation Management System, Yu-Luen Lin

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Free roaming: A system for ubiquitous computing, Huanjin Liu

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Activity theory as a basis for negotiation training in adult English-as-a-foreign-language instruction, Cheng-Wei Lu

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Early detection of autism is key in socializing children before entering the school setting, Martha Elsa Lyon

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Moving traditional teaching methods of advanced placement biology toward improving opportunity for students to develop understanding of scientific principles, Mabell Jeannette Martinez

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The effect of the exposure to domestic violence on psychological well-being among American Muslim women, Soulafa Shakhshir Massoud and Vanessa Francis Romo

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An elementary habitat curriculum for the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Linda Jan Matthews

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Psychological quality of life in the nursing home environment, Gabriel Mejia

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Perceptions of a culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS curriculum, Yolanda Vivian Mouton

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Parents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder children: A needs assessment, Sunshine Dawn Munesue-Tenerelli

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Real-time finance management system, Abdul Muqtadir

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Teaching character education in primary grades using multicultural children's story books, Gilbert Mwangi Muraguri

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The effects of participative safety and support for innovation on group creativity, Toshio Murase

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Writer's workshop: Teaching students to own their work, Amanda Kaye Naimy

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An exploratory study of barriers to psychotropic adherence from the client's perspective, Nicole Nanchy and Michelle Sereese Green

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Rendering whiteness visible in the Filipino culture through skin-whitening cosmetic advertisements, Beverly Romero Natividad

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Hausdorff dimension, Loren Beth Nemeth

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Consumer concerns towards privacy: An empirical study, Maria Nicolaou

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The effects of music on communication and behavior in children with autism, Cheryl Ann Nicolosi

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The effects of procedural justice and work overload on job performance, Seana Maria Nuñez

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Differences in sexual knowledge of students from Christian and non-Christian colleges, Maren Elizabeth Oslund

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Overrepresentation of African Americans in the child welfare system: Differential treatment in risk assessment by public child welfare workers, Rebecca Sheree Owens and Courtney Marques Roushion

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A new model of evolution education for middle school science, Walter Lee Owen

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Irony, rhetoric, and the portrayal of "no place": Construing the elaborate discourse of Thomas More's Utopia, Davina Sun Padgett

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The structure of semisimple Artinian rings, Ravi Samuel Pandian

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Family medicine physician residents' perspectives on domestic violence, Christina Marie Peña

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Wildlife all around us: A second grade guide to city wildlife education, Melanie Anne Pendegraft

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Effects of feedback, education, and work experience on self-efficacy, Hieu Chi Pham

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The effects of varying types of voice on organizational justice and motivation perceptions, Scott Bradford Pilch

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The evolution of equation-solving: Linear, quadratic, and cubic, Annabelle Louise Porter

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Parent skills training for individuals in substance abuse treatment, Frances Quintana

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Impact of maternal attachment security on emotional experession in young males, Noemi Ramirez

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Self-repair in second language interaction: Dyad groups in action, Beatriz Rangel-Studer

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A comparative analysis of three manufacturers of science probeware for the classroom, Matthew Phillip Reisenhofer

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Parolee and police officer perceptions of prison gang etiology, power, and control, William Henry Richert

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A web based Master calendar of events, Raul Hernan Rivas

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Cultural beliefs and attitudes among Latinos with end stage renal disease, Guillermina Robles-Burgos and Ada Ocasio-Paŕe

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Aspects of the Jones polynomial, Alvin Mendoza Sacdalan

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Bias in the network nightly news coverage of the 2004 presidential election, Stephen Arthur Shelton

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Domestic violence exposure: Effects on adolescents' dating relationships, Karina Sicairos and Leah Marie Campos

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Key communication aspects of a high school website, Douglas Clayton Soles

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Child sexual abuse: Understanding this multigenerational phenomenon, Ana Maria Stockwell and Maria De La Luz Santana

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Theory development for the use of DVD technology based on brain research, Cathleen Ruth Summerford

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Game design and development, Vani Indrani Surangi

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Development of a strategic plan for the Highland Environmental Learning Center, Jessica Ann Sutorus

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Filipino-American perceptions of and experiences with domestic violence, Bernice Macaraeg Tabil

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Chuck Palahniuk and Jean Baudrillard: The terminal state of human subjectivity, Elisabet 'Osk Takehana

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Innovative literacy content, methods, and assessment in English-as-a-foreign language primary instruction, Tzu-Ru Tsai

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Golfer celebrity endorsements on consumers' attitude toward the advertisement and the brand, Onvadee Tunsarawiput

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The relationship between meaning in life and depression in young adult, Sarah Lynn Tuttle

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A comparative study of attractiveness types in advertisements of women's magazines between United States and Thailand, Pornkamon Unyawong

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The importance of parental socialization and Early Maladaptive Schemas in the development and maintenance of psychological symptoms in young adults, Kiranjeet Kaur Uppal

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Comparison of the three national coaching methods and their effectiveness to coaching competitive soccer, Rolando Uribe

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Semantic tableaux program, Sirisha Lakshmi Vadaparty

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How youth in transitional housing perceive the independent living program and aftercare services at Cameron Hill, Savannah VanKummer and Richard Vela

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Autism and family functioning: The role of parental coping, Liliana Vargas

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Child protective service worker's perception of how housing issues affect their decisions, Amanda Vasquez and Dorothy Ann Mokate Wilson

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Social workers' perceptions of team decision-making, Jennifer Yvonne Veal

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Parents' perspectives and barriers regarding childhood overweight, Sharon Trower Vejnar

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Parents' perspectives and barriers regarding childhood overweight, Sharon Trower Vejnar

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Parenting styles and parents' attitudes toward learning and performance in their children, Chaoping Violet Wang

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Online hotel booking system, Junxian Wang

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A comparative study of the motivations of potential versus experienced foster care providers, Maria Maxine Weiss

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Use of read alouds to increase reading comprehension, Heather Cynthia Williams

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Alternative minimum tax: A middle class burden, Kelly Ann Williams

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Multi-warehouse inventory control system, Tzu-Hsiao Yin

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International extension program online registration system, Hau Yu

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Performance measures: Traditional versus new models, Hasan Zafer Yuksel

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Connecting the teacher and parents through a website to monitor student progress, Shazia Ahmad Zaidi

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Analysis of trade dependence and correlation of market returns to hedge portfolio risk, Carl Eric Zeise

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The need for social work intervention for the elderly patients and their family members, Yasuyo Abo

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Combating social differences within institutions: The need for a curriculum based on social awareness in our schools, Robert Abrams

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Cultural competence needs of non-Latino foster parents: A study of transcultural foster care with Latino children, Myriam Renee Aguilar and Amanda Nicole Robles

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Business-to-business e-markets in textile industry: An empirical perspective, Kazim Akalin

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Foster caregivers' opinions on the causes of multiple placements among foster children, Erika Yolanda Alatorre and Angelica Lemus

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Influences of supervisor and peer support on transfer of training, Suzanne Michelle Anderson