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    • Facilitating literacy development: A dual language perspective 

      Vaughn, Jennifer S. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      With an increasingly bilingual population, children have more opportunities for dual language education. Literacy activities at home have been correlated with reading and writing success; however, helping a child learn ...
    • Factors affecting quality of life in breast cancer survivors 

      Ward, Margaret A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Many factors affect the quality of life in breast cancer survivors. The author performed an integrative review of the literature pertaining to quality of life among breast cancer survivors. The 14 research articles that ...
    • Fire retardancy of nanocomposites incorporated with graphene and nanoclay inclusions 

      Ghazinezami, Ali; Jabbarnia, Amir (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The applications of polymeric materials in many industries show the great importance of these materials. Due to their molecular structure and chemical composition, polymeric materials are highly flammable. This study is ...
    • Gene delivery with PCL nanofiber in vitro 

      Ceylan, Muhammet; Jiang, Jianhao (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Gene therapy has widely been known to be the promising treatment approach for many diseases, whether acquired or inherited through a genetic disorder. Viral and nonviral vectors are the primary research fields of gene ...
    • Implementing a Toffoli gate in an N-qubit linear nearest neighbor array 

      Daraeizadeh, Saman (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Most proposals for quantum computers are based on linear nearest neighbor (LNN) arrangements where qubits only interact with neighbors. A Toffoli gate is a three-qubit operation, which is used in many quantum applications ...
    • Injectable thermosensitive hydrogels as drug delivery systems. 

      Saeednia, Leyla; Usta, Aybala (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Recently, injectable thermosensitive hydrogels have been attracted much attention for the biomedical applications, such as drug delivery and tissue engineering. Injectable hydrogels offer a number of advantages, including ...
    • Korean comfort women as political discourse 

      Silcott, William (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      In the dichotomy between force and agency in prostitution, the placement of comfort women, girls taken by Japan during WWII and forced into sex service, presents a clear field in which the question of agency fades. With ...
    • Neuromuscular assessment of collegiate-level female cheerleaders 

      Roberts, Devin; Hawkins, William C.; Costa, Pablo (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Recent epidemiological data on U.S. cheerleaders suggest that injuries are on the rise and the majority of injuries sustained are strains/sprains of the lower extremities. The purpose of this study was to investigate ...
    • Optimizing the growth parameters of highly ordered TiO2 nanotubes during the electrochemical anodization 

      Djam, Kimal; Dirks, Jonathan; Khan, S.I. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are photo electrochemical cells that are produced using various semiconductor nanoparticles and dye solutions. Efficiency of these inexpensive solar cells is fairly low (less than 11 %) ...
    • Origin of fan identity 

      Bonsall, Julica; Willey, Sarah (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The purpose of this research is to identify the origin of fans' identity while analyzing levels of commitment to teams. In order to measure fan commitment, the Sport Spectator Identification Scale (SSIS) (Wann, 1993) was ...
    • Reversing songbird decline: overwinter food supplementation significantly increases assumed survival of the Dark-eyed junco 

      Spellmeyer, Andrew J. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The North American Breeding Bird Survey indicates a long-term decline of the Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis). Strong flock fidelity and small overwinter home range of juncos makes them exceptional models for studies ...
    • The role of forgiveness in mediating feelings of betrayal within older adult romantic relationships 

      Patton, Bailey (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      This study examined the contribution of forgiveness to psychological and relational well-being in adults who experienced romantic relationship betrayal. Three fourths of the participants stated having been betrayed by ...
    • Species delimitation in the bear scarabs: using GIS tools to clarify the Paracotalpa ursina (Coleoptera) species complex 

      Keller, Oliver (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Distributions and environmental conditions for the western North American Paracotalpa ursina (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Areodina) species complex are assessed using niche modeling. This species complex occurs mainly in the ...
    • Starving college students: an examination of the cliché 

      Dreiling, Michelle (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Many have heard the phrase "starving college student." This paper answers the question - are college students really hungry? And if so, what is the nature and the scope of the issue on Wichita State University's campus? ...
    • Study of charcoal rot disease using model plant arabidopsis thaliana 

      Fernandes, Priya (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      To understand the disease mechanisms of charcoal rot caused by Macrophomina phaseolina at the molecular level, we established a pathosystem using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The cellular infection process and ...
    • The 'hidden' injuries in military personnel and the potential implications for speech therapy 

      Spradlin, Morgan A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The prevalence of mild traumatic brain injury military personnel is receiving national attention. This study focused on a review of the literature from government and military hospital sources relative to the identification ...
    • 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 ...
    • The effects of cryotherapy and hot-pack treatments on quadriceps femoris strength measured by an isokinetic machine 

      Axman, Tyler; Esfeld, Shane; Jackson, Corey; Moore, Ashley; Quillin, Daniel (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The purpose of this investigation was to test the assumption that the application of heat will produce a greater increase in muscle strength as compared to the application of ice. Thirty-five male and female university ...
    • 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 ...
    • The use of yoga as a healing method for survivors of sexual and domestic violence 

      Stolz-Newton, Mary E. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      This study examines the use of yoga to increase self-compassion in female survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Because of the isolating nature of sexual victimization, many survivors are left abandoned by their support ...