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This collection hosts PDF versions of every thesis and dissertation successfully defended at Auburn University since the 2005 fall semester. Please send questions and comments to etdhelp@auburn.edu, or open a text chat session with a librarian for immediate assistance.

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“Tell Your Friends to Pull Up”: Development and Validation of the Measure of Allyship Identity (MAI) 

Hanley, Erika (2022-06-24)  ETD File Embargoed
The present study describes the development and validation of the Measure of Allyship Identity (MAI), an instrument intending to assess the development of one’s identity as a social justice ally across a continuum. Items ...

The Master’s Tools Will Do Just Fine: Booker T. Washington, Racial Capitalism, Immigration, and the Utility of Differentiation 

Wytch, Sedric Jr (2022-06-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Booker T. Washington understood capitalism quite well. It was a system that not only promoted uneven social terrain but depended on such conditions to sustain itself. Washington had an acute grasp on the reality that ...

Deep tissue imaging of B16 melanoma in mice by Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography 

Bahauddin, Ammar (2022-06-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Melanoma is an aggressive type of skin cancer that can metastasize to draining lymph nodes and distant organs. Early detection of melanoma holds the promise of improved patient outcomes by enabling earlier surgical ...

Posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth in children and their caregivers following pediatric SOT: A systematic review and meta-analysis 

Young, Margaret (2022-06-21)  ETD File Embargoed
A significant proportion of pediatric solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients and their caregivers experience psychosocial consequences that negatively impact clinical outcomes following SOT. As the SOT procedure involves ...

TO BE, OR NOT TO BE FUNNY? THE DOUBLE-EDGED NATURE OF ENTREPRENEUR HUMOR EXPRESSION IN EQUITY-BASED CROWDFUNDING 

Waddingham, Jacob (2022-06-21)  ETD File Embargoed
Humor is omnipresent in our daily interactions. However, we know surprisingly little about how potential investors react to entrepreneurs who use humor during fundraising, a critical stage of the entrepreneurial process. ...

CEO protective responses to short seller attacks at rival firms 

Song, Ruixiang (2022-06-21)  ETD File Embargoed
Short sellers prosper by betting against the interests of shareholders and managers of public firms. In recent years, however, some short sellers have escalated the intensity of short selling by organizing campaigns that ...

What moves you? The Role of Enhanced Expectancies and Reward Processing in Motor Performance and Learning 

Faria Braga Bacelar, Mariane (2022-06-21)
This dissertation describes a research program focused on dissecting the contributions of motivation and rewards to motor skill acquisition and learning. Two prominent theories served as a framework for this work: the ...

The relationship between energy flow, mechanics, and performance in softball hitting 

Bordelon, Nicole (2022-06-14)  ETD File Embargoed
Energy flow through the kinetic chain is one of the most foundational concepts in softball hitting literature. However, to the author’s knowledge, previous literature has yet to examine the relationships between mechanics ...

Quantifying Within-field Variability in Soil Moisture and Nutrients and Scheduling Site-Specific Irrigation Using Numerical Modeling 

Kumar, Hemendra (2022-06-06)  ETD File Embargoed
The increasing global population is expected to increase pressure on water and food demands, which means intensification and improvements in irrigated agriculture are required to satisfy future needs. More than 70% of ...

The Impact of the Physical Environment in the Hospitality Industry 

Nanu, Luana (2022-06-03)  ETD File Embargoed
The physical environment is amongst the few tangible cues available for customers when it comes to hospitality services and is meant to draw the customers into space and create a visual narrative that they can remember ...

Post-weaning, Feedyard, and Carcass Performance of Alabama Feeder Cattle: The Current State of Alabama Cattle and the Effect of Backgrounding Diet 

Tigue, Daniel (2022-06-01)
Understanding the effect of post-weaning management strategies on feedyard performance, health, and carcass characteristics of Southeastern beef calves can help cattle producers add value to their operations. However, due ...

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Dynamics along the Terrestrial-Ocean Continuum in Changing Environment: Integrating Geospatial Data with Process-based Model 

Bian, Zihao (2022-06-01)  ETD File Embargoed
Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorus (P) are critical elements required by organisms for cellular processes and are the key limiting nutrients in most terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. However, massive nutrients have entered the ...

Applications of Augmented and Virtual Reality at Museums and Archaeological Parks to Improve Sustainability 

Sargsyan, Nikolay (2022-05-24)
Augmented and Virtual Reality are relatively novel technologies that have gained popularity during the past decade. Virtual Reality allows one to be immersed in virtual worlds, while Augmented Reality combines virtual and ...

A Phenomenological Study Examining the Experiences of Counselors Working with Grief and Death in Early Childhood 

Dennis, Elizabeth Brittany (2022-05-23)
The phenomenological study explores the lived experiences of counselors completed grief work with clients in early childhood that have experienced a grief loss. Semi-structured interviews were completed with participants ...

A Design Approach for Extending Product Longevity 

Harrison, Kaelan (2022-05-23)  ETD File Embargoed
This guideline proposes to extend the longevity of products by helping the designer consider authentic human behavior when designing new products. This includes designing products that provide true human satisfaction while ...

School Counselor Professional Identity in Relation to Post-master's Supervision 

Mecadon-Mann, Melissa (2022-05-23)
School counselors and clinical mental health counselors are trained through master’s programs with similar course objectives. One major difference between school counselor and clinical counselor licensure/certification ...

Visible Yet Unseen: An Exploration of the Moderation Effects of Religiosity on the Relationship Between Discrimination and Psychological Distress among Muslim Women 

Ridha, Betool (2022-05-19)  ETD File Embargoed
The purpose of this study was to gain understanding into the experiences of gendered discrimination among Muslim women by examining the relationship between religious discrimination and psychological distress. Specifically, ...

A Multi-Antenna Vector Tracking Beamsteering GPS Receiver for Robust Positioning 

Burchfield, Scott (2022-05-17)  ETD File Embargoed
This thesis proposes the coupling of a Global Positioning System (GPS) L1 C/A vector tracking software-defined receiver with controlled reception pattern array array (CRPA) satellite constrained beamsteering, i.e. a ...

EVALUATION OF NITROGEN SOURCES FOR ALABAMA COTTON PRODUCTION SYSTEMS 

Rose, Evan (2022-05-16)
Cotton is the most-widely produced cash crop in Alabama, with an average of 415,000 acres per year planted during the 2011-2020 growing seasons. Nitrogen (N) is often the most limiting nutrient in cotton production systems ...

The Distribution of Phosphorus Pools in Alabama Soil Regions and their Variation with Soil Depth 

Kaur, Gagandeep (2022-05-16)  ETD File Embargoed
The poultry industry in Alabama is the state's second-largest agriculture industry generating approximately 1.25 million tons of poultry litter (PL) annually and containing 19,000 tons of phosphorus (P). The PL has a typical ...

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