Below are the theses and dissertations of graduates of the Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education, as well as the following Departments: Educational Research, Cognition, and Development (until 2012), Educational Leadership (until 2012), and Sports Education Leadership (until 2012).

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Engaging non-alumni advisory board members in hospitality education, Judy A. Nagai

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Set in stone: Legends, traditions, and symbols influencing place attachment for Southern Utah University students, Claudine Nielsen

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A Mixed methods exploration of principal communication and school climate, Reece Oswalt

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The hormonal correlates of stress and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in female veterans, Meghan Pierce

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Assisting the accompanying partner: A dramaturgical explanatory study of dual career couples offices, Christine Promin

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The Road traveled to becoming a safe high school, Monica J. Pufky Cortez

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Best instructional practices for distance education: A meta-analysis, Robin Michael Roberts

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The male educational leader in Utah: Gender dynamics, power, and relational leadership in a Mormon dominant culture, Rick Robins

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Resilient leadership in high poverty schools, Edward P. San Nicolas

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An examination of the preparation, experiences, and attitudes of effective school leaders of students with disabilities: Voices from the field, Patricia Ann Schultz

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Cognitive load of critical thinking strategies, Hanem Shehab

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A case study of organizational change: College restructuring in response to mandated department eliminations, Brandy Dyan Smith

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In quest of a dropout theory: Examining the utility of an ecological approach through survey research, Tiffany G. Tyler

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An examination of the grieving processes of suicide survivors, Sarah Van Der Pol

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Being outside learning about science is amazing: A mixed methods study, Michelle L. Weibel

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Analyzing the relative efficiency of Nevada secondary schools, Jesse Welsh

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Cyberbullying in schools: A research study on school policies and procedures, Brian Wiseman

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Prayer in Jewish community high schools: Generation Y Jews in an era of unlimited choices, Yonatan Yussman

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Toward the development of a model to estimate the readability of credentialing-examination materials, Barbara Anne Badgett

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Stereotype threat’s effect on women’s achievement in chemistry: The interaction of achievement goal orientation for women in science majors, Janice M. Conway-Klaassen

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The Effect of goal orientation of attention, learning, and metacognitive awareness, Ordene V. Edwards

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The Role of creativity in naturalistic decision-making environments: A systems approach, Richard Hendrik Feenstra

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An Analysis of First Amendment jurisprudence on the Supreme Court case of Locke v. Davey, Alexander John Herzog

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Effects of comprehensive education on elementary school student performance on standardized exams, Kenneth Vaughn Higbee

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Predictors of recall and reading time for seductive and nonseductive text segments, Ivan V. Ivanov

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Use of task-value instructional inductions for facilitating engagement and conceptual change, Marcus L. Johnson

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A Change management effort in one large public organization: An exploration of the perception of needed skills for managing change, Brian Paul Knudsen

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Principal stress: Working in conflicting paradigms from newtonian to new science, Shelley Kresyman

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Verbal cues: Producing the same results in stereotype threat research?, Tarryn E. McGhie

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Efficiency of fiscal allocations in site-based empowered schools, Jerome Jay Meyer

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Learning with animation and the illusion of understanding, Eugene Sam Paik

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An Analysis of the equity of Utah’s public school funding system, Garrick Peterson

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Exploring preservice teachers' views of intelligence, Anne Marie Poliquin

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Reflective practice: The teacher in the mirror, Celes Raenee Rayford

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The Multiple-choice concept map (MCCM): An interactive computer-based assessment method, Ioan C. Sas

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Comparison of body composition between physically active and inactive wheelchair users, Masaru Teramoto

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Re-entry African American male high school dropouts through the lens of critical race theory with content analysis of the case studies, Robert Paul Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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An Examination of Sport Identity Amongst Youth Soccer Participants and the Implications for MLS Marketing, Emmanuel Ayim

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Midlife career change and women: A phenomenological examination of the process of change, Terry Ann Bahr

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Passage and initial implementation of the supplemental educational services element of the No Child Left Behind Act: An historical inquiry study, Brad D. Christensen

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The impact of leadership and culture on student achievement: A case study of a successful rural school district, Donald Jay Clark

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Parental abduction from the perspective of the victims: Implications for counselors, Mary Jo L. Gibbs

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Assessing Completion Rates of EMT-Basic Students Using the Self-Directed Search, Rod Hackwith

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Relationships and dropping out: The voice of at-risk youth, Robert Thomas Henry

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Predisposition factors of career and technical education transfer students: A hermeneutic phenomenology study, Warren Glen Hioki

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Quality assurance policies in the European Higher Education Area: A comparative case study, Joanna Maria Jezierska

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Factors affecting student loan default: Nevada System of Higher Education, Christopher Anthony Kypuros

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Examining compressed speech listening measure with college students who are visually impaired or blind, William J. Marks

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The Underrepresentation of women in interscholastic sport leadership: A qualitative study on the effects of role incongruity, Dana Massengale

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Principals' and teachers' perceptions of teacher supervision, Rebecca Margaret Minnear-Peplinski