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 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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Electronic Mail: What Leaders Need to Know, Marsha J. Thiel

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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

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Client Satisfaction in a Battered Women's Shelter, Sandra Kathleen Womeldorf

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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Transformational Leadership: A Case Study of Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Denise Cleveland

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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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The Development of a Support Group Curriculum for Parents of Infants Hospitalized in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pamela L. Dehkes

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Blinded by Vision, Craig A. Dowd

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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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Nurse Manager as Leader: Creating Community within a Healthcare Organization, Theresa Marie Duffy

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Implications of Early Brain Development on Child Care, Troy Dunkley

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The Impact of Deinstitutionalization on Individuals 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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Winning by Serving: A Case Study in Servant Leadership, Denise D. 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 Multi-dimensional Case Evaluation, Brad Hanson

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The Effects of Client Suicide on a Therapist, Jennifer Gail Ranum Hilgers

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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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A Case Study of Attachment Behaviors In A Therapeutic Milieu, Dana Elizabeth Niklaus

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A Pilot Study on the Comprehensiveness of the Minnesota Family Investment Program, Tracy L. Norstad

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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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An Historical and Policy Analysis of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment act (P.L. 93-247) and Amendments With Special Reference to the Crisis Nursery Prevention Model, Lyra L. Peterson

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Sense of Humor, Stress, and Burnout in Medical Social Workers, Kerby Plante

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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 Voluntary 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

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Reweaving the Web of Life: A Case Study of a Feminist Leader in a Feminist Organization, Kathryn Ringham

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Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adolescents With an EBD Label: an Exploratory Study, Melanie Rivers

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Establishing a 'Place of Hope' In a Homeless Shelter for Families and Children, Annette E. Rodriguez

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Elementary Teachers' Knowledge of Minnesota's Mandatory Reporting law of Child Maltreatment, Kara Jean Rogers

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An Exploratory Study of Patient Satisfaction and Servant Leadership, Carol L. Watson Saunders

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A Hermeneutic Study: The Impacts of the Harm Reduction Approach on Women Living In Abusive Relationships, Darla Segelstrom

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A Summative Evaluation of Hennepin County's Parent Support Project's Healthy Relationship's Parent Education Class, Tina Sorenson-Ford

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A Qualitative Study of the Relationship Between Personal Resources and Nursing Home Admissions, Vickie Stohr

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The School Experience of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Students, Lisa Stromquist

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Disruptive Behavior Disorders and School Based Intervention Services, Peggy S. Swenson

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The Experience of Alcohol Use in Adolescence: A Hermeneutic Study, Stacy O. Swenson

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Followership: Why Leadership Works, Gordon Thomas

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Is the Overrepresentation of Minorities in Special Education an Undesirable Consequence of the 1975 Education for AII Handicapped Children Act (P.L. # 94-142) and its Amendments?, Eve M. Toomey

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The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Attrition in Youth Care Workers, Cole Trimble

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The Refugee Experiences of Somali Women: A Qualitative Study, Lisa Valiquet

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An African-Centered Model for the Group Treatment of Domestic Violence, Robert John Wehling

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Female Marketing and Communications Professionals: Challenges and Opportunities for Corporate Leadership, Wendy Celaine Wehr

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A Hermeneutic Study: Adult Survivors' Lived Experiences of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Traci Weise

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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A Historical Comparison of Treatment Between Male and Female Sex Offenders in the Correctional System, Weida Y. Allen

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Parental Influence Factors Affecting Christian Faith Maturity of Children through Adolescence, James W. Anderson

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Social Support of Sudanese Refugees in Anoka County, Minnesota, Leslie Kay Anderson

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Community Assessment: Strengths and Challenges of American Indian Youth, Yvonne L. Barrett

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Somali Immigrant Families: A Foreign Life Experience in the United States, Elizabeth Moleye Bel

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Rural Pregnant and/or Parenting Teenagers and Their Informal Support Systems, Rhonda Burns