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Transactional Distance Versus Student Characteristics and Their Effect on Academic Outcomes 

Lebeck, Brian (2017-05-23)
The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between perceived transactional distance, course satisfaction and student characteristics (demographics, grade point average, previous online experience, ...

The Impact of Mental Health Literacy on Treatment Seeking Intentions across Specific Disorders: Accounting for Race/Ethnicity 

Chakawa, Ayanda (2017-05-23)
While 75% of mental health problems emerge by young adulthood, there is a strong reluctance during this developmental stage to seek professional help. Although limitations in mental health literacy, such as incorrect problem ...

Practicing Counselors, Vicarious Trauma, and Subthreshold PTSD: Implications for Counselor Educators 

Lanier, Bethany (2017-05-22)
The purpose of the current study was to gain an understanding of the relationship of vicarious trauma symptoms and subthreshold Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms among practicing counselors. Research indicates ...

A Computational System to Solve the Warehouse Aisle Design Problem 

Ozden, Sabahattin Gokhan (2017-05-17)
Order picking is the most costly operation in a warehouse. However, current warehouse design practices have been using the same design principles for more than sixty years: straight rows with parallel pick aisles and ...

An Examination of Mentoring Mindsets of Faculty (Mentors) and Graduate Students (Protégés): An Exploratory Study of a Mentoring Framework 

Britton, Keely (2017-05-17)
The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics consisting of attitudes, behaviors, and competencies of protégés in a mentoring relationship. The study examined the presence or absence of a protégé mentoring ...

Using Tweets Sentiment Analysis to Predict Stock Market Movement 

Almohaimeed, Abdulaziz (2017-05-17)
Research shows that news affects stock market movement and indicates the possibility of predicting the market by using the news as a signal to a coming movement with an acceptable accuracy percentage. In this research, we ...

Designing Optimal Layouts for Block Stacking Warehouses 

Derhami, Shahab (2017-05-16)
Storing pallets of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) on top of one another on a warehouse floor is known as block stacking. Although this storage system can be inexpensively implemented in any open area, it is challenging in terms ...

Movement, Occupancy, and Detectability of Green Salamanders (Aneides aeneus) in Northern Alabama 

John, Rebecca (2017-05-16)
Green salamanders (Aneides aeneus) are a species of concern throughout their range due to habitat modification and population declines. With few short-term movement studies on the species, the information is vital to better ...

Newcomers’ Trait Affectivity and Social Assimilation in Organizations 

Li, Hairong (2017-05-16)
Becoming assimilated into the organizational social environment is critical and challenging to newcomers. This study examined whether newcomers’ trait positive affectivity (PA) and negative affectivity (NA) could predict ...

Revitalizing Pepperell Mill Town by recreating social values: Post-industrial landscape design approach 

Mortazavi, Saba (2017-05-15)
The main task of this project is to revitalize the Pepper Mill town by regenerating social values in the adjacent community. Due to former meaningful interconnections between the residents and the abundant post-industrial ...

A Subdivision Retrofit 

Garrett, Britton (2017-05-15)
Because of the development process and its lasting impacts on the soil, subdivision landscapes often times communicate a placeless homogeneity. This thesis examines how a lot within the subdivision of Lundy West may be ...

Light and Shadow 

Hu, Yue (2017-05-15)
My project is about “ Light and Shadow”. If we can see this world, it is because of light, when we see the light, we also can see the shadow with it. Light and shadow let us perceive everything around us. Hundreds years ...

MOMENTS 

Zhang, Yuning (2017-05-15)
People are consumed with speed: work quickly, play quickly, love quickly. Something we do want to do quickly, but not everything. Apparently, many people are misleading by the pursuit of quality of life that they suffer ...

Temporal Awe: Designing for Succession and Emotion in Post-Industrial Landscapes 

Hansen, Alfred (2017-05-15)
This research-by-design thesis deals with the treatment of post-industrial sites in Landscape Architecture as spaces capable of bringing an emotional experience to visitors not typically seen within the urban fabric. As ...

17 years later: Changes in Vegetation Structure, Burrow Dispersion and Size-class Distribution at a Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) Site in Alabama 

Pudner, Rebecca (2017-05-15)
There are few studies that reevaluate vegetation structure at a gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) site after a long period of time in the southern Alabama or Florida panhandle portion of their range. The current study ...

Peer Victimization and Adjustment: The Moderating Role of Personal Orientations 

McConnell, Leanna (2017-05-15)
The present study examined whether associations between peer victimization and later aggression, depressive symptoms, and school liking are moderated by personal orientations, including popularity, affiliation, academic, ...

Flood Risk Assessment for the Vulnerable Populations and Infrastructure: Village Creek, Birmingham, Alabama 

Hossain, Mohammad Khalid (2017-05-15)
Urban flooding is a prominent natural hazard in Village Creek that is associated with the large expanse of impervious surfaces in the area, which enhance storm runoff and overwhelm the drainage capacity of the storm sewer ...

The Human Dimensions of Whooping Crane Conservation in Alabama 

Lessard, Sarah (2017-05-11)
Whooping Cranes (Grus americana) were historically present throughout Alabama, including coastal and interior regions of the state. However, in the early part of the 20th century, habitat alteration and unregulated human ...

The Phenomenological Unveiling 

Dial, Alexandria (2017-05-05)
As humans, we often experience the world around us solely through our eyes, which has hindered us in designing. This is not to state that all human senses are not important, but rather to point out that our potential to ...

The Healing Garden: Studying Components of Healing Gardens and Expressing Them in Public Environments 

Mullins, Whitney (2017-05-05)
According to Robert Ulrich, as pointed out by Betsy Severtsen in her article about healing gardens, our world’s physical environment is being more widely accepted as a direct influence on a person’s overall health -- ...

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