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 2000

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Leadership in the Future: Preparation for Future Generations of Leaders, Sherry A. Myers

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Fathers' Lived Experiences of Perinatal Loss: A Hermeneutic Study, LeAnn R. Nelson

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A Hermeneutic Experience of Social Workers with Dying Prisoners, Ted R. Page

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Probation Officers Reporting of Mental Disorders and Treatment Among Juveniles in Ramsey County, Theresa A. Pease

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An Evaluation of Transitional Services - A Program for Youth with Aggressive Episodes, Lyla Peterson

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A Study of Perceived Barriers of Minnesota Family Investment Program Participants in Moving from Welfare to Work: An Analysis of Three Perspectives, Patrick J. Pischke

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Affirmative Action and Implications for Effective Cultural Diversity Training, Jill L. Pittelkow

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From a Father's Point of View: A Hermeneutic Study of Non-Custodial Fathers and the Contributions That They Make To Their Children's Lives, Susan Pohl

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Measuring Patient Satisfaction: A Study of Former Nursing Home Residents, Bethany J. Roberts

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Parent Satisfaction with a Supervised Visitation Program, Mary K. Rose

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Recovering from Mental Illness, Karla Schmitt

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Political Involvement and Noninvolvement of Social Work Practitioners, Thomas A. Skarohlid

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A Discussion of Response Distortion In Personality Tests and Its Effect on Criterion Validity and Applicant Ranking in Employee Selection, Mary E. Stacke

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Restorative Services: Inventory of Minnesota's Restorative Services and an Examination of Integration of Restorative Philosophy in Service Providers' Policies and Procedures, Deanna L. Mundt Steckman

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The Role of the School Social Worker with English Language Learner Students in Suburban Elementary Schools, Pamela Sue Storry

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Followership and the Dance of Lead and Follow, Ellen Thayer

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The Mandate to Report Child Abuse and the Clergy Privilege of Confidentially: How Are These Understood?, Brant Moore Thomsen

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The Importance of Family-Centered Professional Behaviors to Parents of Children Receiving Day Treatment Services, Cindy A. Torborg

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Historical Analysis of African Immigrants with Specific Reference to Ethiopia: their Cultural Adaptation, Resiliency and Implication for Social Work Practice, Haregewoin Tsegaye

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High School Students' Perception of Developmental Assets, a Gender Comparison, Delia VanDyke

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The Process of Resilience, Denise R. Vikturek

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A Direct Practice Evaluation on the Effectiveness of Using a Strength-Based Approach with Children Living in Foster Care, Emily E. Vincent

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The Teacher's Impact Upon Building a Classroom Community, Diane Walker

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Inclusion and Exclusion of Religion: Is There Only One Solution?, Anita Walters

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What Motivates a Leader?: A Grounded Theory Study of Hagberg, Maslow, and MAL Alumni, Rita A. Wetzel

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Influences Upon Organizational Decision Making: Leaders as Role Models, Caroline M. Woitas

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Impacts of Westernization on Non-Western People, Patrick W. Xaphakdy

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Parent Involvement Within an Inner-City School: Perspectives of Parents and Educators, Lisa Zurek

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Outcome Based Data Analysis of a Therapeutic Foster Care Program, Lisa MS Adamich

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Evaluating a Grief Support Group's Effectiveness in Alleviating a Person's Grief Experience, Kristin Lea Anderson

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Sa/Fe Program: A Rural Health Care Response to Sexual Assault, Sheri Arnett

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Out for Equity, A Case Study, Erin Beaudry

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Deaf Children, Self-Esteem, and Parents' Communication Patterns, Lynn Marie Bloom

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A Century of Child Placing: 1900-1998, Laurie Boros

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An Historical Analysis of Open Adoption in the United States, Molly Crosby Cave

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An Historical Perspective of Mental Health and Criminal Justice Policies: Current Policies in an Urban County for Offenders With Mental Illness, Carol Cochran

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Mandated Reporting in Education: Getting Through the Gray, Tara M. Dahlager

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Effects of Foster Care on the Family System, Rochelle Del Greco

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Individual Leadership's Role to Overcome White Male Privilege, Jarrod Englebretson

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Adolescent Females as Participants in Service Learning and Their Moral, Social, and Political Ideologies: A Case Study, Allison R. Erickson

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Beyond Diversity: Multiculturalism in the Workplace, Jerry A. Fenner

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Perceptions of Intimacy by Men Who Choose Violence: An Exploratory Study, Sigrid Finke

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A Plan for Youth Leadership Development in the Lutheran Church, Stacy M. Frost

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Youth in Treatment Foster Care Homes: Outcomes at Discharge, Joey S. Glassman

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Lesbian Mothers' Interaction with the Lesbian Community, Victoria L. Grimm

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Nurturant and Provider Role Saliency of Fathers in Traditional and Non-Traditional Families, Michael R. Hacker

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A Secondary Data Analysis of the WomanKind/Centers for Disease Control Evaluation A Study of Hospital Staff s ability to Engage, Assess and Refer Victims of Domestic Abuse, Victoria M. Hanson

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Transformational Leadership: A Case Study of Vaclav Havel, Neal Hauser

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Nonprofit Board Composition and Organizational Effectiveness: A Case Study, Terence Edward Hildebrandt

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An Investigation of the Augsburg Leadership Development Model and Its Gender Role Association, Jackie Holien

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Twin Cities Homeless Youth: Assessment of Problems and Needs, Carolyn P. Holmes

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Protecting Children with Nonorganic Failure to Thrive, Deirdra Hoolahan

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The Significance of Emotional Intelligence In the Life of Jimmy Carter, Susan M. James

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The Parent-School Partnership: Exploring the Role, Needs, and Barriers of Parent Participation, Bethany J. Jarvis

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Adult Mentoring: Benefits to Adolescent Mothers, Kim Landrigan

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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