This is a collection of Student Theses, Dissertations, Portfolios, and Projects produced by Lynn University students during their masters or doctoral degree programs.

Printed volumes of student theses and dissertations were digitized in the Summer of 2017. Any personal and/or sensitive information such as resumes, contact information, and addresses has been redacted. The University Archives has retained a copy of the original, unedited scans.

Going forward, all Lynn University masters and doctoral students are required to submit their theses/dissertations/portfolios to the Lynn Library for inclusion in SPIRAL. All theses/dissertations/portfolios must submitted in the form of a PDF file (we can also add additional material such as iBooks, webpage links, Keynote presentations, and more) and should include the following information:

  • Author(s)
  • Degree Name
  • Date of Award (if the exact date is unknown, the month and year will suffice)
  • Advisor(s)
  • Abstract

Please submit final theses/dissertations/portfolios via email to Lea Iadarola & Jared Wellman.

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Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2009

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Motivations of Adults Enrolling in an Evening Graduate Degree Program, Bradford R. Frazier

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Self-Efficacy and Instruction in Mathematics, Juana Patricia Ordonez-Feliciano

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The Relationship Between Teacher Efficacy and Multiple Learning Competencies with Arts and Non-Arts Educators, Lavinia Hallowell Draper

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Characteristic Leadership Traits Most Admired by Supervisors in an Organizational Culture, Juan Odio

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A Critical Analysis of Racial Profiling, John E. McLaughlin

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Teachers' Reaction to Gangs and School Violence and the Mediating Effects of Security Measures on Intentions to Leave Teaching, Suzanne King

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Data Mining to Identify Quality of Care Factors Associated with Liability Claims and Risk Management Strategies in Florida Nursing Homes, Ernande Fortune

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Factors influencing career success of minority healthcare industry executives, Celesia D. Valentine

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The Relationship Between Psychological Capital and Social Venture Program Initiation, Paul L. van Putten II

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Academic and Non-Academic Factors Associated with Retention of Undergraduate College Students, Connie Myers Kracher

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Online Learning Success: Underlying Constructs Affecting Student Attrition, Sandra Porta-Merida

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Culture as a Mitigating Factor in the Perception of Path-Goal Leadership Styles and Workgroup Effectiveness, Alison Rampersad

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Perceived Justice and Barriers and Facilitators to the Attainment of Leadership Positions in Local and County Law Enforcement Organizations in the State of Florida, Delsa R. Bush

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Factors Influencing Police Officer Marksmanship During Qualifying Drills, Kelly Kennedy

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Student Characteristics, On-line Course Characteristics, Cross-Cultural Adaptability, Classroom Community, and On-line Course Performance, Cheryl McDowell

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Teacher, School, and Student Characteristics, Theoretical Orientations Toward Reading, Attitudes Toward High Stakes Testing, and Reading Performance in Grades K-6, Dianne Memmer-Novak

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Factors Influencing the Unethical Behavioral Intention of College Business Students: Theory of Planned Behavior, Cathileen E. Montesarchio

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School Counselors' Strategies Supporting Vygotsky's Theory and Affecting Behavior of Hispanic English Language Learners (ELL) with ADHD in Second Grade, Margarita Santamaria

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A Multi-State Evaluation of the Factors Predicting Educational Achievement of Adult Foster Care Alumni, Markell Harrison-Jackson

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Instructional Use of Research-Based Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Eric Jay Nach

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School Safety and Violence Prevention Programs as Seen Through the Eyes of Instructional Staff and Students, Ronda S. Sobel

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The Creation of a Niche Market Magazine: Panache, the Magazine for the Affluent Palm Beach Couple, Jena Zakany

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2008

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International Labor Migration and Factors Affecting Repatriation From Developed to Developing Countries: A Case of Guyana's Brain Drain, Tilokie Depoo

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Motivation, Language Learning Strategies, and Course Performance Among English Speaking College Students Learning a Romance Language, Kathia Flemens

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Volunteer Functions, Satisfaction, Commitment, and Intention to Leave Government Volunteering, Gisela R. Salas

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Impact of Offshore Outsourcing on Competitive Advantage of U.S. Multinational Corporations, Yoram Benit

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An Attribute Model for Analyzing the Relative Value, Market Share and Yearly Shipments of Newly Produced General Aviation Airplanes, Mitchell R. Cannon

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Technology Acceptance Factors Affecting Adoption of Wireless Data Technology, Igal Hebron

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Job Stress, Self-Efficacy, Burnout and Intention to Leave Among Kindergarten Teachers in Taiwan, Mao-Nan Cheng

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Relationships Between Emotional Intelligence and Individual Workplace Performance, Tina Bauer Goldsmith

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Police Chiefs' Use and Executive Subordinates' Perceived Use of Non-Performance and Performance Based Criteria in Promotional Decisions: Organizational Mobility Channels, Bill D. Press

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Student Characteristics, Academic Self-concept and Language Arts Literacy Performance in Traditional and Block Scheduling in Two Urban Schools, Luana Gipson-Bruce

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Factors Influencing Retention of Non-Traditional Undergraduate Students and Effective Retention Strategies, Jannette Porta-Avalos

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A Study of Faculty Perceptions of the Use of Student Evaluations of Teaching in Faculty Assessments, Promotion and Tenure Decisions, Judith Kanegita Cineas

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American Memorials: A Conceptual Model, Mona Doreen Greenberg

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Effects of Similarity-Dissimilarity, Team Cohesion, and Hospital Cross-Functional Team Effectiveness on Organizational Performance, Zulfikar Dennis Kalam

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Investigating the Impact of E-Learner Cognitive Style on the Predictive Value of Student Success in Online Distance Education Courses, Heather Butler

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Effect of Destination Branding on Tourists' Attitudes Toward Tamshui, Taiwan, Chun-Fang Chang

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The Pentacle Quest: Wiccan Religion in the Media, Paula Johnson

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Factors Associated with the Relinquishment of Domestic Canines to Animal Shelters, Barry L. Adkins

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Staff Perceptions of Structure, Process, and School Readiness Outcomes in Private South Florida Child Care Centers, Deborah Mazzeo

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Mozart Effect: Exploring the Relationship Between Classical Music and Improvement in the Spatial-Temporal Cognitive Abilities of Elementary School Children, Michael J. Ader

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The Impact of Gender, Ethnicity and Instant Offense on the Adjudication and Disposition Stages of Juvenile Justice Court Cases in Broward County, Florida, Donald G. Campbell

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A World Without Borders, Ashlea Evans

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Inconsistency in the American Media, Gabriella Gonda

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International Education: Impact of the European Union's Bologna Agreement on U.S. Higher Education, Graciela Helguero-Balcells

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A Proposed Schema for Analyzing the "Other" in Visual, Political Satire: The New Yorker Cartoon on Barack Obama, Safiyya Hosein

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Renaissance Web TV: New Media Promoting Sphere Participation & Information Society Increasing Innovative Business Practices, Joanna James

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A Rhetorical Analysis and Interlinked Aspects of Culture that Affected the Success of the Musical Band, Oasis, in the UK and US, Ross Lumsden

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Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Graphic Design for Mark's At The Park, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, Florida, Megan McSweeney

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Relationship Between Religiosity and Marital Satisfication Among Reform Jewish Couples, Marvin E. Miller

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2007

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Personal Characteristics, Job Characteristics, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment of Taiwanese Expatriates Working in Mainland China, Sheng Wen Liu

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Success Factors of Women Who Have Achieved Positions of Command in Law Enforcement, Karin Montejo

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Perceptions of Age Discrimination, Organizational Justice, and Employee Attitudes on Intentions to Leave in the Engineering Industry, Courtney L. Bibby

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Impact of Culture on International Business Negotiation: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China, Jung-Tsung Tu

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Effects of Functional Diversity Training, Using the MBTI Instrument, on Workgroup Performance, Dale S. Sugerman

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Comparative Analysis of Environmental Kuznets Curve in Central and Eastern Europe and South and East Asia, Yu-chin Pang

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Leadership Style, Leader-Member Exchange, and Performance for a Family-Run Taiwanese Multinational Enterprise, Yintsuo Huang

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Effect of Strategy and Internet Business Adoption on Performance, Shu-Hung Hsu

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Validation of a Rolling-Logit Model to Predict TSE Corporate Bankruptcy, Chia-Liang Lin

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Relationships Between Goal Setting, Innovation, Project Management, Quality, Speed to Market and New Product Success, Ying-Chieh Yang

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The Impact of Select Media on the Contemporary Venezuelan Political Process, Camila Herrera

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Food Facilities, Food Service Workers and the Flow of Food: Food-borne Illnesses in Taiwan's Preschools, Shu-Chen Lin

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Gendered Toy Catalog Advertisements: Made For and Geared Towards Children, Diana R. Paliuca

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Factors Influencing Baseball Fans' Brand Loyalty: A Comparison of Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Yun-Tsan Lin

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Effect of World Music Drumming on Auditory and Visual Attention Skills of ADHD Elementary Students, Shannon Michael Chacona

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Learning Styles, Multimedia Hybrid Versus Traditional Teaching, Course Satisfaction, and Learning Outcomes in Art Appreciation Courses, Ching-Chuan Chan

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Customers' Perceptions of the Marketing Mix and the Effect on Taiwan Hypermarkets' Brand Equity, Hui-Chu Chen

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Effectiveness of Instructional Strategies Emphasizing Cooperative Learning in the Acquisition of English by Taiwanese University Students, Mei-Ling Chen

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Impact of Business-to-Consumer Electronic Commerce Factors on Firm Performance in Taiwan's E-Brokerage Sector, May-Ching Ding

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Leadership Styles, Diversity in Work Groups, Work Group Effectiveness, and Turnover Intention, Marva L. Dixon

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Organizational Characteristics, Knowledge Management Strategy, Enablers and Process Capability: Knowledge Management Performance in U.S. Software Companies, Hsin-Jung Hsieh

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English for Specific Programs (ESP), With and Without Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), for Taiwanese College Students, Chia-Hui Lin

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Unintended Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility on Corporate Reputation: When is Doing "Good" Not Good for Business?, Eloy L. Nunez

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Relationship Among Supervisors' Transformational and Transactional Leadership Styles, and Teachers' Job Satisfaction in Taiwan Higher Education, Chi-Ling Sung

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2006

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Perceptions of Service Failure, Service Recovery Strategies, and Behavioral Intentions of Hotel Guests in Orlando, Florida, I-Hua Lin

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In-School Suspension: A Qualitative Study of High School Programs, Joseph M. Boone

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Importance of Leadership Competencies and Content for Athletic Training Education and Practice: A Delphi Technique and National Survey, Matthew R. Kutz

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Pay Satisfaction, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment and Turnover Intention in Taiwan Banking: Structural Equation Modeling, Chin-Chih Wang

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Number of Independent Board Directors and Training Hours and Financial Performance of TSEC [Taiwan Securities Exchange Corporation] Electronic Companies, Fu-Huei Yang

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Ethnographic Study of Buddhist Education, Based on Burgess' Social Science Method at an American University and a Private Buddhist Organization, Wan-Ming Lu

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Sex-role Orientation, Women as Managers and Transformational Leadership Among Female Law Firm Partners and Subordinates, Nathalie Lynch-Walsh

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Santa Evita: The Mother of the Descamisados: An Analysis of the Rhetoric of Eva Peron, Gabriela Andrea Masut

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Relationships of Coaching Leadership and Team Cohesion on Team Performance in Taiwanese College Basketball Programs, Heng-Chi Chih

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Evaluating the Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Employee Organizational Commitment in the Taiwanese Banking Industry, Chien-hong Chu

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Influence of Taiwanese Consumer Beliefs in Web Site Attributes and E-Shopping Attitudes on E-Shopping Intentions, Mei-Li Chou

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Factors That Affect Online Consumer Trust in Taiwan, Yu-Wen Chen

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Consumer Attitudes Toward Corporate Sponsorship, Brand Image and Purchase Intentions in Taiwanese Baseball Fans, Cheng-Che Chiang

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Effects of Financial Information Transparency on Investor Behavior in Taiwan Stock Market, Hsiu-Jen Fu

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Organizational, Technological, and Environmental Determinants of Electronic Commerce Adoption in Small and Medium Enterprises in Taiwan, Chang-Shuo (Xenos) Lin

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Visibility on Television: The Battle Between Heteronormativity and Queer Characters, Chulani Colastica Levenstone

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An Examination of Pre-school Children in Social Interaction Based on a Peace Curriculum, Jill R. Perel

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Imperialism and American Love In Two International Media Contexts, Aretha Senior

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Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty in Consumer Electronics E-Tailers: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach, Kuang-Wen Wu

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2005

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Personal and Professional Attributes of Community and Traditional Police Officers Impacting Order Maintenance and Exercised Degrees of Control: Phenomenology, Rickey L. Mitchell

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Taiwanese Consumers' Perceptions of Luxury Handbags: The Country-of-Origin Effect, Hsin-Tien Han

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Relationship Between Guest Perceptions of Service Quality and Customer Loyalty in the Hotel Industry in South Florida, Chen-Hsien Lin

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Transformational Leadership of Sales Managers and Job Satisfaction of Sales Associates in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry in Taiwan, Yu-Jia Hu

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Content Analysis of Undergraduate Courses and Course Content on the Armenian Genocide in United States Higher Education, Christina Berian Pelosky

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Interpretive Signs Designed to Trigger Naturalist Intelligence at Two American Zoos, Martha Bryant