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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Female Adolescent Offender's Experience with Restorative Justice Practice, Leslie Ann Houghtaling

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A Study of Mothers Working in Functional Hospital Positions and Their Perceptions of How Well They Are Balancing The Responsibilities of Work and Motherhood, Lisa A. James

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Individual or Shared Entrepreneurship: The Influence of Personal Leadership Style, Susan M. James

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Dying to Lead: Connections of Fear of Death, Personal Power and Leadership, Ann Johnson

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Prevalence of Physical and Psychological Abuse in Adolescent Dating Relationships in a Suburban High School, Stacy L. Johnson

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An Historical & Policy Analysis of the Patient Self-Determination Act as part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-508), Kristine H. Kaehn

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The Experience of recovery From the Perspective of Chemically Dependent Women: A Qualitative Study, Heidi Kammer Jensen

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The Leap of Faith Exploring Social Workers' Role in Therapeutic Foster Care and the Impact of Implementing the Strengths Perspective, Joshua M. Kent

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Quality of Life and Panic Disorder, Rebecca J. Wyatt Kinnander

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An Evaluation of the "Freshman Academy's" Programs Effectiveness to Provide a Smaller Community Environment, Dru Kneeland

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The Twin Cities Hospice Movement, David A. Larson

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Borderline Personality Disorder: Effectiveness of the DBT Model, Lynn Braun Larson

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Environmental Factors that Affect Juvenile Delinquency, Helen Marie Lewis

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The "Tao Te Ching:" A Primer for Developing a Leadership Philosophy, Merilee J. Light

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A Study of School Social Workers' Perceptions of Disruptive School Behaviors and their Role in Response to the Problem, Thomas E. Lucy

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The Concept of Hope in Social Work Practice and Education, Wayne Luebbert

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Social Workers and Battered Women: A Study of Professional Beliefs, Timothy Moe

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Community Sustainability Through Citizen Leadership, Wayne N. Monsen and Barbara A. Toren

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Social Workers: Their Role and Relationship With the People They Serve, Sheila Moriarty

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A Family Resource Center's Impact on Community Connection and Social Support, Cathy A. Mumm

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: Are Public School Social Workers Viable Candidates as Section 504 Coordinator, Melissa J. Murphy

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

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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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A Case Study of Servant-Leadership, Juli Rasmussen

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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 Involvement of gay men in the Lutheran Church, Mary E. Vorhes

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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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The Relationship Between Parental Involvment and the Reunification of Youth in Foster Care, Gretchen K. Welch

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Maturity and Responsibility in "Troubled" Families, Ruthelle Winfrey West

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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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Adolescents and Young Adults in Transition: from Homelessness to Permanent Housing, Tona L. Willand

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Development of a Workshop curriculum: Ensuring culturally competent services for African Immigrants and Refugees, Tsehai Wodajo

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

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A Community Grief Support Program for Children a Needs Assessment, Peggy Wolner

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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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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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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