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 2004

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Motivation for Medicine: What Factors Influence Men and Women to Enter Physician Assistant School Versus Medical School?, Ross Golla

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Summer Nursing Intern Partnerships: An Education Model for Facilitating the Transition from Student to Practicing Professional, Mary Leanne Hennen

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Leading Progressive Women to Victory in Minnesota, 2002-2004: A Journey Back From Electoral Losses for Lawmakers, Glenda Crank Holste

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Social Work Burnout and Supportive Supervision, Kathryn J. Jarl

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A Model Integrating Transcultural Nursing Concepts and Experiences into a Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum, Mary Ellen Joswiak

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Influences on the Mother's Decision to Breastfeed her Infant, Melissa Rae Kennedy

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Access to Care: A Hospice Model of Access to Care for the Homeless, Mary Ann Bridget Kinney

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Beyond Ethical Leadership: Striving for Authentic Leadership in a New Corporate Context, Mark N. Langseth

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Does Body Mass Index (BMI) Affect the Prevalence of Pap Smears?, Debra Maas

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Introduction of Healing Touch into an Established Torture Treatment Center: A Graduate Field Project, Kathleen McCullough-Zander

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The Influence of Social and Environmental Support on Diabetes Self-Management, Cheryl McKee

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The Amount of Prenatal Care in Women Thirty-five Years and Older and It's Effects on Birth Weight, Gestational Age and Apgar Scores, Amy Moe

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The Quest for Housing, Leslie Moore

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Lifestyle Choices of Minnesotan Physician Assistants: An Exploratory Investigation, Paul Mortlock

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Pain Expression: lnsights From a Focus Group With Somali Women, Sheryl M. Ness

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Effects of a First Responders Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) program on patient Outcomes in a Rural Emergency Medical Service System, Michael D. Olson

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The Prevalence of Axis I Mental Disorders in perpetrators of Murder-suicide in Minnesota in a Three-Year Period, Aaron koppel Pitman

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Servant Leadership in Healthcare, Sean J. Porter

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Determinants of Safety Device Use in Adults Age 18-22 Years., Amanda J. Rajala

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What Specific Characteristics Influence Patients To Receive Their Health Care From A Physician Assistant?, Christine L. Rogers

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Correlation Between Nutritional Knowledge and Food Choices in Seventh Grade Students, Jennifer Rysavy

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Bullying: What Is It, Who Is Involved and Why Should We Care?, Jeffrey A. Schoeberl

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Bioterrorisrn Preparednes s of Rural Hospitals Compared to Urban Hospitals in Minnesota, Lee G. Schotzko

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Attitudes of Expectant Fathers Regarding Breastfeeding And the Effect of the Expectant Father on the Expectant Mother's Intention to Breastfeed, Danielle M. Semling

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Quality of Life in Patients with Graves' Disease, Jennifer L. Smith

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Physical Activity Levels and Social Influences In Rural Minnesotan Hmong Children and Adolescents, Kimberly Smith

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The Prevalence of Herbal Product use in the Treatment and Management of Diabetes in the Latino Population, Gobind Tarchand

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The Female Athlete Triad: Role of the Coach in Prevention and Intervention, Michelle Turner Breiland

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Patients' Perceptions of Herbal Medicines and Natural Supplements, Penny L. Vinnedge

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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A Qualitative Study to Analyze the Effectiveness of a Researcher Designed Tool in Documenting Outcomes of Caring Encounters, Both Individually and Over Time, Karen S. Ackerman

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A Lived Experience of Being a Mother of a Child with Depression: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Inquiry, Maralou R. Brose

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Service Projects: Developing Shared Servant Leadership Within a Group and the Community, Colleen Anita Healy

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Black Women Leaders: The Value of Being in a Mentoring Relationship, Sara B. Masters

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A Case Study of Women and Their Philanthropic Roles at the Girl Scout Council of St. Croix Valley, Stephanie Mary Lauinger Pommier

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Child Maltreatment and Resilience, Annette M. Strum

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A Historical and Policy Analysis of the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (P.L. 103-3), James C. Towns

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Leading the Sales Team: Using Greenleaf's Servant Leadership Paradigm to Facilitate Team Building, Patricia A. Campanaro

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Collective Healing of Cultural and Historical Trauma: Towards a Model for European Americans As Informed by African American and American Indian Traditions, Elizabeth Christine Carlson

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Cultivating Purpose & Meaning in Health Care Employees: A Case Study of Spirituality Integrated Within an Organization, Denise Cleveland

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Community Capacity Building: How are Low-Income Families and Communities of Color Engaged in the Process?, Juanita Judie Cutler

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Leadership for Inter-organization Collaboration, Dawn Cvengros

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Best Practices for Retention of Nursing Assistants in Hospitals: The BUILD Model, Lynda R. Frayne

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The Influences of Culture, Socioeconomics, and Migration on the Mexican Immigrant Experience, Jean M. Gunderson

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Towards An Understanding of Church Social Work Practice, Luann K. Hanson

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Retaining Volunteers, Nancy A. Hudson

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Beyond the Mirror, Judith Thyen Jordan

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Using Complexity Theory to Select Between Leaders and Managers, Michael W. Jordan

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Examining Perceptions about Restorative Justice Among Correctional Managers and Leaders, Sigrun M. Klausen

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The Leadership of the Domestic Violence Movement in Minnesota, Suzanne Koepplinger

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Practitioner Perspectives on End-of-Life Planning, Katherine M. Krage

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An Evaluation of the ISPCAN Inter-Sectoral Training: Child Abuse Protocols in South Africa, Amy Maheswaran

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Writers Who Are Servant-Leaders: Applying Robert Greenleaf's Theory to the Lives and Works of Madeleine L'Engle, Vaclav Havel, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Patricia Park

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Leadership in Virtual Field Service Organizations, Charley Price

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The Elder Family Meeting: Leading to the Heart of the Matter, Kathryn Ringham

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Generation Xers and Boomers: How Evolving Work Values, Life Stages, and Generations Explain the Differences, Lucille A. Stoffels

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Discipleship: Empowering Followers for the Modern Church, Gordon Thomas

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An Exploration of Family Adjustment to Nursing Home Placement as Perceived by Nursing Home Social Workers, Alicia Ann Vandenberg

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A Study of Transformational and Transactional Leadership in Computer-Based Communication, Luann Watson

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Factors in Childhood that Contribute to the Development of Resiliency: An Exploratory Study of Adult, Female Somalian Refugees, Joyce L. Arends

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The 1998 Minnesota Legislation for the Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Policy Analysis, Mary J. Arfmann

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A Hermeneutics Study: The Spirituality of Adults with a Terminal Illness in a Hospice Program, Ginny K. Backman

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Stride and MFIP: Outcome Differences, Melissa A. Bate

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Family Preservation and Reunification : Do our Nations Laws Support this Concept?, Bekah Saliterman Bauer

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Public and Private Responses to Infant Abandonment, Jo C. Bauer

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Minority Social Workers' Perspective Regarding the Recruitment and Retention of People of Color in the Social Work Profession, Dana M. Bennett

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Spirituality and Disability : What are the Dynamics and Significance of Spirituality in the Lives of People with Physical Disabilities, Michele Berndt

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An Exploratory Study Of Independent Living Skills Of Emancipated Treatment Foster Care, Christine Marie Beseman Durocher

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Public Schools and Islam: Accommodating the Needs of Muslim Students in the Public Schools, Ethan Bleifuss

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A Needs Assessment to Determine if There Is a Need for Information/Support Groups for Informal Caregivers Of Terminal Cancer Patients, Keri Bolduan

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The Red Cross: Perceptions of an International Organization at the Local Level, Jennifer M. Bratsch

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A Hermeneutic Study of Individuals with PTSD and Their Experiences with Bodywork, Linnea L. Buffie

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Evaluating the Engagement Process of Involuntary Male Clients in a Court-ordered Domestic Abuse Program, Colleen Cunningham

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Services Provided For Sexually Abused Children In Staffed Emergency Children's Shelters In the Metro Area, Kylie L. Davis

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Social Support and Depressive Symptoms of Older Adults Residing in an Age Segregated Housing Complex, Erica M. Doyen

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Florence Nightingale as Servant-Leader, Theresa Duffy

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Implications of Early Brain Development on Child Care, Troy Dunkley

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The Impact of Deinstitutionalization on Individual Who Receive Services from Guild Incorporated, Meredith K. Foster

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How Life Marker Events Affect The Grieving Process of Elderly Caregivers Who Have Lost Their Spouses: An Exploratory Study, Gayle E. Galarneau

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Perceptions of Social Workers Concerning Possible Gaps in the Discharge Planning Process at Regional Treatment Centers, Kathleen A. Goblirsch

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Leadership: Understanding and Adapting to Generational Differences and Core Work Values, Denise Gordon

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Social Workers' Experience of Implementing Therapeutic Touch: A Hermeneutic Study, Sheila V. Greene

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Narrative Therapy: A Multidimensional Case Evaluation, Brad Hanson

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Qualitative Study of Prenatal Care and Low Income Women, Amy B. Hoppe

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An Exploratory Internet Study Of Perceptions Of Academic Accommodations Among Post-Secondary Students With Disabilities, Lance Hotchkiss

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Program Evaluation of Integrated Community Services, Julie R. Humbert

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Family Members of Gays and Lesbians Attitudes Toward Homosexuality, Diane M. Jorgensen

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Mission, Vision, Values, and Spirituality: A Case Study, Jean Kelly

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A Case Study of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton's Leadership, Jim L. Kline

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Leadership in the Continuous Improvement Process, Jim L. Kline

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The Experience of Family Adaptation of Hypertechnical Communications as it Relates to Normative Parent-Adolescent Conflict, Robert M. Lawlor

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A Content Analysis of the Leadership Themes Portrayed in the Dilbert Comic Strip, Stephanie L. McCollum

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A Hermeneutical Study: The Personal Meaning of the Dying Experience of Individuals with a Terminal Illness, Maurine E. McCort

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The Interaction Between Therapist Personal Sexual Trauma History And Client Sexual Trauma Material, Jennifer L. McVay

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Adult Children with Developmental Disabilities: The Impact on the Mothers, Tracy J. E Mitchell

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Health Start School-Based Clinic Staff and Hmong Adolescents: Does the Servant Leadership Theory Apply?, Tie H. Oei

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Crow Wing County Family Services Collaborative Service Worker Program Evaluation - A Parent's Perspective, Sandra Olson Larson

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The Attitudes of Business Owners and Employees Towards Adults with Developmental Disabilities as Customers: An Exploratory Study, Rachel K. Olson

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Heroic Leadership: A Native American Legend, Sitting Bull 1831 - 1890, Charley Price

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Volunteer Motivations for College Students: Reasons for Initial and Continued Involvement in Involuntary Community Service Organizations, Tanya K. Refshauge

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What It Takes For a Woman To Start Her Own Business: My Personal Quest, Kristi Rinehart