Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Academic performance in middle school: Friendship influences 

    Jacobson, Lisette T. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    The results of this study build on previous research findings demonstrating relational significance of peer influences to academic performance during adolescence. Whereas family, teachers, and peers play a significant role ...
  • A preliminary investigation of eye-gaze patterns on fast-mapping abilities of children with ASD 

    Crumrine, Daiquirie; Owens, Justin W.; Adams, Megan; Salamone, Lindsay (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Research has suggested that during storybook reading children’s eye-gaze is primarily on the picture versus the text. Further research with written fast-mapping (FM) indicates that children acquire orthographic images ...
  • Empowering settings in Nicaragua: Hearing some of the voices of Nicaraguan youth 

    Kirk, Chris M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    With high rates of poverty and a remarkably young population, Nicaragua is a nation in which the challenges of the future lie in the empowerment of its youth. The role of empowering settings in the development of individual ...
  • Assessing the career aspirations, family structure and ability to succeed among African-American males 

    Lee, Felecia A.; Lewis-Moss, Rhonda K. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The purpose of the evaluation was to compare the career aspirations, family structure, and ability to succeed of African American males to other groups. Four hundred and seventy three males were surveyed at the baseline ...
  • Member retention in consumer-run organizations 

    Dziadkowiec, Oliwier; Vu, Chi C.; Shagott, Todd P.; Reinhart, Crystal; Keele-Lien, Ashlee; Swink, Nathan; Meissen, Gregory J.; Wituk, Scott A.; Hymer, Kimberly; Banta, Adrienne (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Consumer run-organizations (CROs) have been empowering and socially supportive settings chosen by mental health consumers as a complement or an alternative to traditional mental health services. According to previous ...
  • An examination of becoming a certified peer specialist 

    Grant, Emily A.; Reinhart, Crystal; Keele-Lien, Ashlee; Swink, Nathan; Wituk, Scott A.; Meissen, Gregory J. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Peer support between mental health consumers in the mental health system is not a new concept. However, the position of Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is a recent addition to the mental health system. CPSs are people in ...
  • Effectiveness and Invasiveness in Patient Medical Decision Aids 

    Hulsey, Lukas; Shaffer, Victoria A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    This research tested the hypothesis that including anecdotal evidence impacts treatment choice by influencing the trade-off between effectiveness and invasiveness. In addition, the role of decision-making style was examined. ...
  • Empowering the disenfranchised: Creating college access for foster care youth 

    Kirk, Chris M.; Lewis-Moss, Rhonda K.; Nilsen, Corinne; Colvin, Deltha Q. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    College attendance has been demonstrated to be a factor in lifetime income level, quality of life, better health, and decreased strain on government financial support systems. Yet, the privilege of attending college continues ...
  • Physician individual differences related to willingness to use a computer-based DSS 

    Probst, Adam C.; Shaffer, Victoria A.; Chan, Y. Raymond (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Computer-based diagnostic support systems (DSS)s have been shown to reduce medication errors and treatment costs, aid in diagnosis, and assist in preventative medicine. While a large number of physicians have access to ...
  • Evaluating a community health center's diabetes project: A strategy to reduce health disparities 

    Wernick, Shoshana; Lewis-Moss, Rhonda K. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Diabetes poses a serious health problem in the African American community who experience significantly higher rates of diabetes and diabetes complications when compared to Caucasians. The current study evaluated a Diabetes ...
  • Wichita youth empowerment partnership: a community assessment of District 1 

    Elias Rodas, Dina M.; Wituk, Scott A.; Meissen, Gregory J.; Thomas, Maaskelah; Gregory, Tara D.; Goines, Paulette (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    District 1 of Wichita, Kansas is primarily formed by African American population and faces multiple economic and social challenges that require greater collaboration and improved capacity of local faith-based (FBO) and ...
  • Sexual satisfaction and commitment 

    Pearson, M. Rachel (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    The purpose of this study was to examine the mechanisms by which commitment is associated with sexual satisfaction. This study expanded on previous research to determine whether three pro-relationship sexual behaviors ...
  • Ratings of physicians relying on experts versus physicians relying on decision aids 

    Probst, Adam C.; Shaffer, Victoria A.; Lambdin, Charles Garett; Arkes, Hal R.; Medow, Mitchel A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Errors in the field of medicine are costly, both in terms of monetary expenses and the cost of lives. Computerbased decision aids have been shown to decrease physician error. These decision aids decreased many types of ...
  • Classification and regression trees as alternatives to regression 

    Phelps, Mandy C.; Merkle, Edgar C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Traditional statistical analyses, such as ANOVA and Regression, require that many assumptions be fulfilled in order to obtain accurate results. For example, there are assumptions of normally-distributed data, linear re ...
  • Systems Transformation Initiative for people with long term disabilities 

    Dziadkowiec, Oliwier; McKenney, Trisha; Wituk, Scott A.; Meissen, Gregory J. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Strengthening service systems for people with long-term disabilities (e.g., developmental disabilities, head injuries, mental health) is of growing interest by local and state governments. There is recognition that current ...

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