Theses, Dissertations, and graduate student summative projects submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation from Augsburg University

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Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Multicultural Awareness and Understanding: A Corporate Leadership Perspective, Michelle L. Jones

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Adult Mentoring: Benefits to Adolescent Mothers, Kim Landrigan

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The Language of Leadership, Lisa K. Larsen

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Wisconsin Reforms Welfare: The Experiences of Recipients, Kimberly Lewis

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An Exploratory Study of Minneapolis Truant Adolescents and School and County Interventions, Lois E. Lewis

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Policy Analysis of Wisconsin's Domestic Violence Mandatory Arrest Law, Holly C. McAbee

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Influences on Sales Practices as Perceived by Individuals in a Sales Position, Kim M. McWilliams

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Service Learning in the Curriculum: A Model for Elementary Educators, Steven H. Miller

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How Complex Adaptive Systems Address Manufacturing Planning System Challenges and Provide New Leadership Perspectives, Charles V. Nemer

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Foundational Processes of Manufacturing Leaders: How Complex Adaptive Systems Address Manufacturing Planning System Challenges and Provide New Leadership Perspectives, Charles V. Nemer

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Observing Attachment Disorder in Adults, Aileen G. Ockwig

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Historical Case Study of Stella L. Wood, Bonnie G. Ostlund

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Development of a Workshop Exploring Physical Disability and Film Media, Debra J. Peterson

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Malcolm X and Symbolic Convergence Theory, Jill L. Pittelkow

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Service Usage as a Measure of Program Effectiveness: One Agency's Experience, Lisa M. Powers

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Immigration Policy, Intolerance, and Social Work After World War II, Ariel Racine

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Medication and Conduct Disorder: Professional's Perceptions of its Helpfulness, Deann L. Reese

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Jane Addams, Mary Richmond and Liberal Feminism: An Historical Analysis, Elizabeth Reum

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A Strengths Perspective on Adolescent Parenting: Helping Educate, Empower, and Support Adolescent Mothers, Lisa A. Rittgers

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Preadolescents with Attachment Disorders: An Explanatory Study in a Residential Treatment Center, Teresina J. Schellinger

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The Study of the Use of Advance Directives in Minnesota Nursing Homes as Perceived by Social Workers, Denise Sigstad

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Outcome Based Data Analysis of a Therapeutic Foster Care Program, Lisa M. Silvestri Adamich

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An Assessment of Decision-making by Adolescents in a Community-based Youth Program, Mary Beran Skjold

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Identifying a Need for the Development of a Culturally Based Leadership Program for the Native American Ho-Chunk Youth, Charity Thunder

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An Exploratory Study of Violence Intervention Program, Laura Turgeon

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Critical Incident Stress and the Effectiveness of Debriefing for Hospital Personnel, Brenda S. Verbick

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Exploration and Analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility: a Study of Corporate Social Responsibility and Minnesota Organizations, Jessica A. Viljaste

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Self-Esteem in Adolescence Females: The Athletic Connection, Debra Smith Wagner

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Teachers' Perceptions of Students with Attention Deficit Disorders, Paula A. Watts

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Factors Influencing Attitudes of Social Workers Toward Spirituality in Practice, Dena M. Wheeler

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Jesus Christ as Leadership Model: Servant, Charismatic, Transformational, Johnnie B. Williams

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Grieving the Loss of a Partner: The Ways of Isolation A Hermeneutic Experience, Nichole M. Yager

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Crisis Intervention and the State Comprehensive Mental Health Service Plan Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-660): An Historical Analysis, Thomas J. Barron

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Managers Are Appointed, Leaders Emerge: How New Scientific Paradigms Inform Organizationel Leadership, Lew Beccone

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Interracial Adoption: In Whose Best Interest is it?, Pamela L. Beyer

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The Minnesota Vulnerable Adult Act Policy Analysis of 1995 Reforms, Therese L. Buckley

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Identifying Bias: A Cognitive Model, Jane M. Burnett

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Social Work Perceptions of Job Satisfaction in Host and Primary Settings: A Comparative Analysis, Lorrie A. Busche

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Developing a Racial Consciousness in the White Leader, Elizabeth A. Campbell

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Developing Leaders, Teresa Ann Cook

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Burnout in School Social Workers, Carol L. F Davis

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Coping Mechanisms used by Socially and Emotionally Isolated Older Adults, Paulla Dechmann

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What Factors Influence the Racial Identity Development of Young Biracial Adults, Jerry S. Dieffenbach

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Farm Women's Roles and their Experience of Role Strain and Role Enhancement, Diane Dunn

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Long Term Implications on Male Children Who Witness Interparental Violence, Michelle M. Erlandson

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Women Entrepreneurs: Bypassing the Glass Ceiling by Building Their Own Businesses, Karen Fouks

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A Policy Analysis of the Minnesota Family Investment Program - Statewide: The Employment and Training Component, Rachel E. Friesen

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Emerging Trends in Child Protective Work During the Progressive Era 1909-1929: Local Experience in a National Context, Michael J. Goldfarb

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The Salvation Army: A Study of Organizational Culture and Type, Susan S. Gotzman

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Grief and Loss Issues and Women's Drinking Patterns, Joyce M. Halstrom

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A Historical Analysis Of Corporal Punishment In American Public Schools, Cathy A. Hanson

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Medicaid Managed Care for Those with Disability: Analysis with Implications for Minnesota's Demonstration Project for People with Disabilities, Darrin P. Helt

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Self-Esteem Enhancement in Deaf and Hearing Women: Success Stories, Mary Catherine Holte

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Birth Parent Participation in Foster Care Placement Planning: Relationship to Discharge Outcomes, Karen A. Hulteen

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The Leadership-Mentoring Connection: An Exploration, John W. Hurst

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Exploring the Differences in Autonomy for Residents with Alzheimer's Disease Between Those Living in a Special Care Unit and Those in a Residential Group Home: A Comparative Study, Michelle Mari Jensen

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Attitudes of Paternalism Among Social Workers Working with Involuntary Clients who are Adolescents, Karol J. Jensen-Schneider

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An Historical Review of Empirical Research Regarding Homophobia, Andrew Klopp

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Perceptions of Social Workers on Factors Associated with Foster Care Outcomes, Larry L. Kollman

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The Impact of Peer Mediation on Student Mediators, Lisa Laehn

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A Systems Modeling Approach to Strategic Educational Enrollment Planning, Thomas A. Larson

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An Exploratory Study of the Attitudes among Hospital Social Workers in Relationship to Managed Care, Shelby M. Lawrence-Hinshon

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The Influence of External Factors in the Overrepresentation of African American Males in Minnesota Special Education Programs, Lynn K. Lewis

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Addressing Violence in Public Schools Zero Tolerance vs. Ecologically Based Programs: A Policy Analysis, Lee A. Lindsey Jr

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Pregnancy Counselors' Perceptions of Disrupted Infant Adoptions, Michelle E. F Mayo

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A Descriptive Study of Adolescent Truancy in Ramsey County, Minnesota, Ruth Merritt

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Maintaining Social Services After-Hours in a Hospital Emergency Department: Health Care Preferences with On-Call and In-House Programs, Michelle L. Nash

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Characteristics of Leaders of Effective Rehabilitation Teams in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Kirsten K. Ness

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Client-Case Manager Relationship: The Effects and Impact of Rule 79 Case Managers Testimony in Commitment Court, Teresa M. Nordin

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Development of a Workshop Curriculum for Direct Service Professionals Serving People with Mental Retardation Who Have Challenging Behaviors, John J. O'Brien

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The Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood for People with Cystic Fibrosis, Marykay Lannon Palmer

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A Leadership Case Study: Application of Koestenbaum's Diamond Leadership Theory, Ann E. Paulsen

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Leaders In A Technologically Dispersed Work Environment, Beth A. Peroutka

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A Needs Assessment for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities, Susan E. Peterson

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Factors That Contribute to Resiliency in Anishinabe/Ojibwe Children Overcoming Adversity, Jeffrey S. Rodin

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The Relationship Between Recreational Activity and Dementia Behavior: An Exploratory Study, Nicole Schueller

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Is the Vice President of My Work Organization a Principle-Centered Leader?, S Robert Smith

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Development and Implementation of a Parent's Grief Support Group Concurrent with a Preexisting Children's Grief Support Group, Evelyn J. Swenson

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Adolescents' Perceptions of their Relationship with Family Members, John L. Upshaw

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Gay Men and the Process of Becoming Authentic: An Exploratory Study, Thomas G. Wales

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A Training Model for Teaching Peer Coaching and Self Reflection, Suzanne Wescott-Roper

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The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Job Tenure, Jamey M. Whitney

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Bereavement Support in Central and West-Central Minnesota Schools: An Exploratory Study, Brenda K. Wiese

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Historical Analysis of Past and Present Treatmeiyts Associated With Borderlne Personality Disorder, Jimmie Lee Willette

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Historical Analysis of Past and Present Treatments Associated with Borderline Personality Disorder:, Jimmie Lee Willette

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Leadership in School-Agency Collaboration: Parent Empowerment for Educational Involvement, Kathleen A. Backberg

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Implementation of a Conflict Mediation Program in an Elementary School, Ruth Ann Moreno Belland

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The Intentions of Engaged to be Married and Recently Married Individuals to Seek Professional Help, Michael Robert Borowiak

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Examining the Complex Relationship Between Social Support and Self-Reported Physical and Emotional Status of Older Adults, Janet L. Cahill

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The Utilization of Hospice Care in Assisting to Meet the Needs of Family Members of Terminally Ill Patients, Karen S. Cartwright

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Licensing Public Social Workers in Selected States, Kyle G. Cloutier

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Evaluation of the Effects of a Conflict Resolution Program on the Behavior of Middle School Students, Julie A. Collins

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A Survey of Programs Addressing the Psychosocial Developmental Needs of African American Men Ages 18 to 26, Rodney J. Dewberry

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Exploration of Social Power Differences Between the Sexes: A View from the Transsexual Experience, Terry Dickelman

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An Historical Policy Examination of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-272), Douglas E. Dooley

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Loss and Grief Measurement Tool for Battered Women, Sherrie A. Eisele

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Case Study of Ethical Leadership and Abraham Lincoln, Jarrod Englebretson

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The Impact of In-Home Parenting Skills Training on Parenting Effectiveness for Parents with Developmental Disabilities, Suzanne Flolid

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What Can We Learn About Resilience From Women Who Survived the Great Depression?, Vicky LH Follansbee

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An Exploratory Study: Out-of-Home Placement Practices in Two Mid-Western Counties, Michael I. Frafjord