Recent Submissions

  • User performance, satisfaction, and preference of EMR access via desktop and tablet 

    Teves, Jennifer P.; Fouquet, Sarah; Kennedy, Brandan; Chan, Y. Raymond; Riss, Robert (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Providers are now accessing EMRs built for desktop platforms on mobile devices. Survey findings indicate that these EMR systems built for desktop platforms may not be accessed using mobile devices due to limited screen ...
  • Can you judge a video game by its cover? An exploration of subjective impressions and viewing patterns 

    Phan, Mikki H. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Studies have shown that first impressions of websites can lead to lasting opinions regarding usability and trustworthiness. However, little research has been conducted concerning first impressions of video games. In this ...
  • The Effects of Training Modality on Anatomy Learning Outcomes: Augmented Reality vs. Fiberglass Models of the Heart 

    Patzer, Brady (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    For healthcare professionals, anatomy knowledge is essential. Traditional modes of training allow anatomy visualization, yet issues exist with their use. Emerging technologies (e.g., augmented reality) may provide alternative ...
  • First look: Examining the horizontal grid layouts using eye-tracking 

    Siu, Christina (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Past eye-tracking literature has shown that users typically scan information on a traditional text-based web layout. It is widely known as the "F-shaped" pattern, and evidence of this pattern is inevitable within search ...
  • Assessing educators' perceptions of ethicalness of various assessment practices 

    McGlory, Donovan W. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    This study was an attempt to better measure teacher's perceptions of ethical assessment behavior. A new instrument, the Educators' Perceptions of Ethical Assessment Practice (EPEAP) was developed. The EPEAP is a combination ...
  • Examining academic aspirations, school attitudes, ethnic identity, and self-esteem among African American youth 

    LoCurto, Jamie; Stowell, David; Brown, Kyrah K.; Maryman, J'Vonnah (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    The present study examines middle school students' attitudes towards school, academic aspirations and expectations, self-esteem, and ethnic identity using baseline and follow-up data. A total of 34 predominately African ...
  • Subsidized senior housing: A study of social convoys and computer use 

    Drum, Jessica L. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Subsidized senior housing is of interest because, increasingly, older adults are being cared for in community rather than congregate care settings. The current study will involve 35 interviews with senior housing residents, ...
  • Does more attention improve or impair lane keeping performance 

    Choi, William; Ellis, Jake (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    The effect of cognitive load on lane variation is inconsistent and theoretically unclear. The lateral prioritization hypothesis proposes that smaller lane deviation is due to more attention to steering control and active ...
  • Mutual interference of driving and texting performance 

    Ellis, Jake; Crandall, Joseph; Turner, Colton; Turner, Kirsten (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Texting while driving is a disturbingly common habit; however, the impact of texting on driving performance and effective approaches to counteract its risks are still not well understood. This study utilizes the Lane Change ...
  • Understanding physicians' care practices for young mothers in Kansas 

    Brown, Kyrah K.; Alhers-Schmidt, Carolyn; Harris, Kari (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    As health care consumers, adolescent and young mothers have distinct needs when it comes to transitioning between health care settings (i.e., pediatric care, obstetric care). Young mothers may be at risk for having unmet ...
  • Quality of life as a mediator of health 

    Smith, Rachel A.; Nilsen, Kari M.; Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    This study explored the hypothesis that quality of life mediated the effects of depression and loneliness on health, something not previously found in the literature. Measures included the GDS-15, UCLA-R Loneliness scale, ...
  • Above and beyond standardization: The role of communication and teamwork in patient handoffs 

    Fouquet, Sarah; Palmer, Evan M.; Keebler, Joseph R.; Lazzara, Elizabeth; Chan, Y. Raymond; Riss, Robert (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Patient handoffs are the transition of patient care from one provider or group of providers to the next (Joint Commission, 2005). Handoffs are important, information rich communication events that are essential for maintaining ...
  • The demographics of academic entitlement in grading 

    Witsman, Katherine A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    Within academia few constructs are so often talked about yet so poorly understood as academic entitlement. Using AE scales, this study evaluates the latent variables of AE in grading as well as the relationship of these ...
  • Combat identification using an augmented reality learning system 

    Smith, Dustin C.; Chinn, Melissa E. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    This research will examine training with an augmented reality learning system to identify combat vehicles. Due to the increase in use of unmanned vehicles (UVs) for missions, a question arises: How do we best train operators ...
  • The social support networks of elderly home and community- based service recipients 

    Nilsen, Kari M.; Smith, Rachel A.; Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Curry, Missy; Webber, Rochelle (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    One goal of the current research was to apply a previously developed method of assessing social support networks (SSNs) to a relatively unstudied population: "frail" elderly Medicaid-eligible home and community-based service ...
  • Developing a quantitative measure of self-as-context 

    Gird, Suzanne R. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    The theoretical model upon which acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) [1] is based holds that six distinct, but interrelated processes, contribute to psychological flexibility. The psychometric properties of a self-report ...
  • Exploring older persons use of computer-mediated communication technologies 

    Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Nilsen, Kari M.; Smith, Rachel (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    Older persons receiving services in community settings, rather than Nursing Homes, are at risk of social isolation. Computer mediated communication offers technological resources which recipients of Home and Community-Based ...
  • Let the games begin: video game usage patterns among current gamers 

    Phan, Mikki H.; Haist, Brandon (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    This study investigates the general preference, habit, and behavior of current video game players. Respondents (N=341) to an online survey were mostly males (n=252), full-time college students (n=251), with an average age ...
  • Are two computer monitors better than one? 

    Owens, Justin W.; Teves, Jennifer P.; Nguyen, Bobby T.; Smith, Amanda Lynn; Phelps, Mandy C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Previous studies have found using more than one monitor increases productivity, but benefits may diminish when monitor count or size increases. The purpose of this study was to determine whether increases in productivity ...
  • Spatio-temporal integration & optic flow quality: unpacking factors that influence driving performance 

    Nguyen, Bobby T. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Research has shown that optic flow plays an important role in self-motion, such as walking or driving. Further, research has demonstrated that spatial, temporal, and qualitative aspects of optic flow have an effect on ...

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