A growing collection containing theses, capstones, and research papers presented in the fulfillment of Graduate degrees at Cardinal Stritch University. Items are submitted by the author and are either open access or on-campus access only; some files may have embargoes placed on them. The authors of these documents retain the copyright to the intellectual property these works represent in their current form.

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Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2011

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Correlations between trait anger and discrimination, Jon Oelke

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Regular education teachers' perceived difficulties with meeting the inclusionary model, Alexandra Ovalle

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Raising writing achievement: a writer's workshop approach, Darwin G. Peters

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Effects of Writing Instruction on Letter Sound Acquisition in Kindergarten, Teresa M. Pittner

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Association between individual's perception of interparental conflict and adjustment of young adults, Bojana Puskar

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Juvenile justice and mental health: raising the question of competence to stand trial, Myishea Lashunda Richmond

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Will Robert Marzano's six step academic vocabulary strategy increase vocabulary knowledge of high school students with disabilities?, Susan Ruel

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Effect of comprehension intervention on reading achievement through social studies content, Lara Marie Savage

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Examining Self-Advocacy and its Impact On Academic Achievement For High School Students With Special Education Needs, Paul Scharnweber

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Relationship between Reading Achievement and Behavior for Students with a Learning and/or Emotional Behavioral Disability, Erik V. Schlick

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Effects of Spelling by Analogy on the Phonological Awareness of a Child with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Sarah H. Schnuelle

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Technology improving writing, Angie Schumacher

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Effects of Phonemic Awareness Instruction on a Struggling Emergent Reader, Angela M. Sheppard

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Improving inferencing skills through characterization strategy, Monica M. Smith

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Educational Interventions for Postpartum Depression: an Integrative Review, Susan L. Smith

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Impact of a high-interest text on fluency and comprehension, Lydia A. Sobol

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Effect of teaching reading strategies which promote self-regulation of reading on reading comprehension, Michelle Vogt

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Effects of Student-Directed Formative Feedback and Performance Feedback on Student Mathematical Achievement and Teacher Performance, Anne Marie Werley

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Effects of Repeated Exposure to Sight Words for a Struggling Third Grade Reader, Lauren Wojciehowski

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Predicting anxiety and insomnia symptoms in international students, Marietta Wojtecka

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Pedagogic Strategies that Positively Effect Quality and Safety Learning Outcomes in Undergraduate Nursing Education: an Integrative Literature Review, Theresa L. Wollersheim

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Attitudes toward intimate partner violence as perceived by relatives and friends, Victoria L. Wu

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2010

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Optimistic Thinking: Influences on the Well-being of Pessimists and Optimist Who Have Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety, Stephanie Abdo

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Media usage and flow activities: the correlation with happiness levels, Shannon N. Beilke

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Effects of pet involvement and attachment on a person's well-being, Lindsay Belmore

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Effects of the explicit instruction with decoding strategies as an early intervention, Kathryn C. Black

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Self-empowerment through spirituality: the African-American woman, Eboness Briant

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Diet and Psychological Health: An Issue not to be Overlooked in Psychological Treatment, Melissa Bright

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Correlation Study on Social Anxiety and Ambiguity Intolerance, Jonathan O'Brien Chrystal

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Pre- and post-surgical differences in quality of life between right and left temporal lobe epilepsy patients, Chris Condon

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Building fluency with second grade students using phonics and readers' theater, Kate Cvengros

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Effects of repeated reading and decoding strategies on fluency for a student with a cognitive disability, Sean DeFelice

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Behavior Problems in Young Children: Evaluating the Treatment Sensitivity of the Early Childhood Behavior Screen, Amber Dewan

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Effect of late week admission compared with early week admission in residential care on premature therapy dropout and symptom reduction was investigated for adult obsessive-compulsive patients in a residential treatment setting: a retrospective chart review, Jamie M. Dunn

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What works: fostering vocabulary knowledge through direct instruction and indirect instruction with initial support, Jacob Forystek

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Web based math practice for students with disabilities, Nancy Giguere

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Effects of daily journaling and invented spelling instruction with scaffolds on the development of emergent writers, Stacey Hackbart

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Relationship between school-related burnout in psychology graduate students and attitudes toward seeking therapy, Kara Hargan

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Effects of using writing-to-learn and the activation of prior knowledge in collaborative online discussion on high school students' comprehension of science texts and content, Emily L. Huttenburg

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Effect of Length of Stay, Referral to Aftercare, and Alcohol or Drug Abuse on Relapse in Schizophrenic Patients: A Retrospective Chart Review, Melissa Koscnitzke

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How phonological awareness concepts embedded in a teacher's use of language during classroom routines and transitions affects students' development of phonological awareness, Lisa Krause

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Dissimulation of Schizophrenia Based on Psychological Knowledge: Detection of Malingering Using the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM), Kristen Lemke

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Effects of repeated reading and story structure on fluency and comprehension, Michelle Lemke

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Students with disabilities and readiness to successfully complete activities of daily living skills: the effects of direct instruction and peer modeling, Tim Lemke

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Perceived advantages and disadvantages of inclusion versus self-contained classes for students with moderate to severe cognitive disabilities, Sara Jean Lookatch

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Literacy coaching content area reading strategies in the high school history classroom, Jacalyn Mabon

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Strengths of character and orientation to happiness in undergraduate students, Nicole Mogilka

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Effects of teaching sight words in context through repeated readings versus isolation, Erin Mueller

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Effectiveness of the systematic use of sound boxes within a balanced literacy intervention to help a struggling reader develop phonemic awareness, Lori Muench

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Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children with Parents that are Incarcerated, Jessica Pendzik

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Cultural Influence in Help Seeking: Accultration’s Effect on Problem Recognition and Help Seeking in the Native American Population, John Pleugers

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Using explicit vocabulary instruction to improve reading comprehension, Julie L. Poppy

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Effects of using think-alouds and graphic organizers to improve the inferencing abilities and comprehension of 4th and 5th grade students with special needs., Allison Ratzburg

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Does stating the learning intentions before the lesson improve students' progress?, Catherine M. Savard

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From court room to living room: effects of custody arrangements on young children, Tyler T. Schmidt

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School satisfaction and stress in mothers of children with autism and down syndrome, Katrina M. Tarke-Karge

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Effects of phoneme-grapheme mapping and personal writing by sound on the reading achievement of a secondary student with a phonological memory reading disability, Sandra L. Truntz

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2009

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Retrospective evaluation of palliative care in dying pediatric patients, Anna C. Aufderhaar

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Decreasing negative behavior of an autistic child by use of picture schedules, Jessica M. Baka-Beck

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Extension of stepped behavioral activation to career development training, David Baruch

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School bullying: comparing level of teacher training on recognition and intervention of bullying vignettes, Kristin Brighty

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Personality traits of veterans after combat exposure, John Edwards

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Demographic examination of college students' attitudes toward utilizing counseling centers., Nicholas Farrell

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Effects of gender, ethnicity, and symptom type on teacher perception of attention deficit disorder, Kristin Fuchs

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Factors that contribute to resiliency in as risk urban youth: a survey of professional caregivers, Rachel Gimbel

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Neutral facial expression recognition and racial bias against African Americans among Caucasian college students, Elizabeth Henckel

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Finding sexual satisfaction on the road to psychological well-being, Yasmine Jaber Ratz

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Negative and positive mechanisms for coping with grief, Jennifer Jansky

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Impact of gender and department gender stereotypes on occupational stress in university faculty, Elizabeth Jorgenson

Ageist attitudes' effect on quality of care for older persons, Lauren Koier

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Effects of Reiki treatments on clinical treatment goals in people who have symptoms of depression, John Laliberté

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Effect of stress on meal consumption and composition: a naturalistic study, Lee Neagle

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Relationship between childhood abuse and substance abuse in a predominantly urban adolescent population, Paula O'Leary

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Impact of age, ethnicity, gender, relationship toward the deceased and cause of parent death on coping with the death of a parent/spouse, Michelle Rauth

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Influence of media on cognition and behavior, Cassidy Marie Scaffidi

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Prejudicial attitudes: the racial disparity in the punishment of criminal offenses, Diane Schmerling

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Negative mood induction using the Velten Mood Induction Procedure and its impact on task performance of simple and complex tasks and self-evaluating rating, Rachael R. Smithback

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Associative constructs of satisfaction for well-being: what does it mean to be happy?, Leanne Sturdevant

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Relationship between the obsessional beliefs questionnaire and the Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale in patients in intensive residential treatment, Katherine Wilcox

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Evaluating the impact of religious pre-marital counseling based on marriage satisfaction, Julie Wilson

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2008

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Gender perceptions of the effects of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder on quality of life and martial relations of combat veterans and their spouse/partners., Andrew Edgar

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2006

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Motivational factors, benefits and barriers of nurses who do and do not participate in a peer review process, Jennifer Elizabeth Argianas Connolly

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First versus second language in therapy for bilingual clients diagnosed with PTSD, Steven G. Morschauser

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2005

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Perceptions of the professional nursing role by high school teachers providing career advising, Barbara Malecki

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Perceptions of Selected Job Characteristics of Staff Nurses Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Eileen Piering

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Role Transition From Student To Professional Nurse, Tammy Steffen

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2003

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The perception of registered nurses regarding the use of medication assistants in Wisconsin nursing homes, Kelly J. Dries

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The impact of caregiving: family caregivers of spinal cord injury survivors, Kristine L. Engel

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Mexican American mothers' health practices for febrile children in southeast Wisconsin, Cynthia Foronda

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Designing an educational curriculum plan as part of a standardization plan for dementia special care units in a multi-facility long-term care organization & evaluating transfer of knowledge to licensed nurses in a unit of instruction entitled "Philosophy of supportive dementia care in a long-term care facility", Elizabeth Jensen

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Associate degree nursing students' understanding of nursing, Mary Krieger

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Perceived Health Risks and Self-reported Use of Personal Protective Equipment by Chemotherapy Administration Nurses during Antineoplastic Drug Handling, Lori Kulju

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2002

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Mental health nursing education, Judith Ann Kopka

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Factors affecting nurses' preconceived notions towards geriatric clients, Patricia Krupski

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Employees' Perception of the Role of the Occupational Health Nurse, Christine Nevinski

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Admission criteria in the selection of graduate degree nurses, April M. Pellmann

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Wisconsin nurse executives and their reward and promotion of nursing certification, Ann Marie Ronsman

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2000

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Breastfeeding : Experiences that Influence an Adolescent Mother to Continue, Sharon E. Behrens

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 1999

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Exploratory study of novice nurses socialization into practice, Kathy Ann Haase

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The nature of collegial relationships in nursing: perceptions of novice practitioners, Kathleen Knaack