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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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To tell or not to tell : disclosing mental health diagnoses to children, Allison Leigh Allmon

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Teacher attributions, expectations, and referrals for students involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, Stephanie Nichole Anthony

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Underrepresented minorities and social cognitive career theory: an investigation of the effectiveness of increasing math and science interest and self-efficacy in the context of a healthcare career intervention with rural Latino and White-identified middle school students, Dominique LaShawn Brooks

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Model selection for IRT equating of Testlet-based tests in the random groups design, Juan Chen

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Effectiveness of hypnosis interventions in a spine rehabilitation program, Courtney Racquel Cornick

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The effects of value-added modeling decisions on estimates of teacher effectiveness, Paula Lynn Cunningham

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Homeless men : exploring the experience of shame, Kevin L. Fall

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Growth and the college readiness of Iowa students : a longitudinal study linking growth to college outcomes, Anthony Fina

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The impact of therapy : a qualitative analysis of clinicians working with combat veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, Kari Luan Finnegan

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Growth sensitivity and standardized assessments: new evidence on the relationship, Shalini Kapoor

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A comparison of smoothing methods for the common item nonequivalent groups design, Han Yi Kim

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Decision consistency and accuracy indices for the bifactor and testlet response theory models, Lee James LaFond

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Multidimensional item response theory observed score equating methods for mixed-format tests, Jaime Leigh Peterson

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Relations between quality of reinforcement and the persistence of task completion, Patrick William Romani

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How do we show up in the world: the psychological implications of women's naming decisions, Barbara C. Sieck

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An evaluation of the impact of the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic group and cognitive ability on the presentation of Autism Spectrum Disorder symptoms, Zachary Wroe Sussman

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A qualitative analysis of parental experiences in family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa, Joanna Elise Wiese

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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After the "Silent Epidemic": Marital Satisfaction in Long Term Spousal Caregivers of Individuals with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, JoAnna Lynn Arguello

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Testing accommodations for ELL students on an achievement test battery, Lori Lee Dockery

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Effects of age and schooling on 22 ability and achievement tests, James Lamar Gambrell

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Development and psychometric validation of the Perceived Classism Scales: measures of perceived social class discrimination, Jovan Omar Hernandez

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Project HOPE: a career education program for rural middle school students, Tina D. Hoffman

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Masculinity and bystander helping behavior: a study of the relationship between conformity to masculine norms and bystander interventions, Jerrod Anthony Koon

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Equating multidimensional tests under a random groups design: a comparison of various equating procedures, Eunjung Lee

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The career development of Asian American female visual artists, Sharon Yih-Chih Lee

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Supporting students' motivation in college online courses, Jae-eun Lee Russell

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Effects of Motivating Operations on Academic Performance and Problem Behavior Maintained By Escape From Academic Tasks, Kelly Michele Schieltz

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The impact of persistent sexual side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors after discontinuing treatment: a qualitative study, Rebecca Diane Stinson

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Cognitive diagnostic analysis using hierarchically structured skills, Yu-Lan Su

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Effect of Violating Unidimensional Item Response Theory Vertical Scaling Assumptions on Developmental Score Scales, Anna Marie Topczewski

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Mixed-format test score equating: effect of item-type multidimensionality, length and composition of common-item set, and group ability difference, Wei Wang

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Linking across forms in vertical scaling under the common-item nonequvalent groups design, Xuan Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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A qualitative investigation of religion, gender role beliefs, and culture in the lives of a select group of Muslim men, Elham Bagheri

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The relationship between the outcomes for children placed in teaching family homes and the race/ethnicity of their caregivers, Candyce Rose Briggs

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The adolescent with cancer's school re-entry experience : exploration of predictors and successful outcomes, Chasity Brimeyer

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Comparing trend and gap statistics across tests: distributional change using ordinal methods and bayesian inference, John Nickolas Denbleyker

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Early numeracy: technical adequacy of select kindergarten and first grade screening measures, Gregory Michael Feldmann

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Age-related social, emotional, and behavioral differences in children and adolescents manifesting the symptom presentation of nonverbal learning disabilities, Joyce Elberta Goins

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Academic achievement following childhood onset brain injury, Amanda Jo Grafft

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Education practitioners' interpretation and use of assessment results, Karoline Ann Jarr

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College bound: examining the adequacy of high school transition planning for youth with internalizing disorders, Hollie Alexis McClintick-Greene

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Evaluation of choices by bilingual children with disabilities across social contexts: the role of stimulus and language preference, Yaniz Cristina Padilla Dalmau

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Perceived stigma in persons with early stage dementia and its impact on anxiety levels, Rebecca Jane Riley

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An investigation of perceptions of two therapeutic responses for persons with a terminal illness experiencing death anxiety, Joleen Carol Schoulte

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An investigation into the psychometric properties of the proportional reduction of mean squared error and augmented scores, Christopher Neil Stephens

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Validity decay versus validity stability in stem and non-stem fields, Paul Andrew Westrick

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An examination of the impact of a veterans only college course, Tamara Sue Woods

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Assessing first- and second-order equity for the common-item nonequivalent groups design using multidimensional IRT, Benjamin James Andrews

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Unpacking student growth percentiles: statistical properties of regression-based approaches with implications for student and school classifications, Katherine Elizabeth Castellano

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Factors related to school violence victimization: the role of extracurricular activities, Sharon Llewellyn Clark

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Using rational emotive behavior therapy to initiate and maintain regular exercise in college-age men: a qualitative investigation, Jay Matthew Greenfeld

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Evaluating equating properties for mixed-format tests, Yi He

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Homeschooling in Iowa: an investigation of curricular choices made by homeschooling parents, Tina Marie Jorgenson

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Social emotional differences of students who have a nonverbal learning disability or Dysphasia, Carrie Ann Kimpton Heald

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The impact of psychosocial factors on achievement gains between eighth and tenth grade, Yi-Lung Kuo

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Neural substrates of intrinsic motivation: fMRI studies, Woogul Lee

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A comparison of statistics for selecting smoothing parameters for loglinear presmoothing and cubic spline postsmoothing under a random groups design, Chunyan Liu

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An examination of the psychosocial profile of individuals with complex regional pain syndrome, Jessica Ann Lohnberg

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An investigation of outcomes assessment utilization in the context of teacher education program accreditation, Georgetta Ann Daisy Myhlhousen-Leak

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Posttraumatic growth in Huntington disease: measuring the effects of genetic testing and disease on positive psychological change, Justin John Francis O'Rourke

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Brief treatment analysis for elopement in an outpatient clinic setting, LaKaren Deann Rickman

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Does forgiveness matter? A study of spiritual transformation among survivors of significant interpersonal offenses, Jessica Marie Schultz

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A comparison of Van der Linden's conditional equipercentile equating method with other equating methods under the random groups design, Seonho Shin

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Pathways toward progress: examining the relationships among racial identity, academic intrinsic motivation, and perceived suppport on African American students' academic achievement, Antonia Maria Kennedy Szymanski

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Anticipating posttraumatic growth from cancer: a patient and collateral perspective, Benjamin Ashley Tallman

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A descriptive analysis of alexithymia among patients with chronic back pain, Derek Geoffrey Turesky

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Augmented testing and effects on item and proficiency estimates in different calibration designs, Nathan Lane Wall

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An investigation of bootstrap methods for estimating the standard error of equating under the common-item nonequivalent groups design, Chunxin Wang

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Differential item functioning procedures for polytomous items when examinee sample sizes are small, Scott William Wood

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The relationship between social support, optimism, and cognition in breast cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors, Torricia Helena Yamada

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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An evaluation of motivating operations in the treatment of food refusal, Melanie Hope Bachmeyer

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Observed score and true score equating procedures for multidimensional item response theory, Bradley Grant Brossman

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A case study exploration of placement in a therapeutic day school as an educational intervention package for children and adolescents with bipolar disorders, Wesley Arnold Clevenger

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Comparison of cognitive, psychosocial, and adaptive behavior profiles among gifted children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alissa F. Doobay

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The effects of skill training on preference for individuals with severe to profound multiple disabilities, Anuradha Salil Kumar Dutt

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Client-rated helpfulness of two approaches for addressing religious concerns in therapy, Alice Fridman

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Factors associated with VA versus non-VA substance use treatment among women veterans, Margarita Ana Graeber

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The impact of equating method and format representation of common items on the adequacy of mixed-format test equating using nonequivalent groups, Sarah Lynn Hagge

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Examining the neurocognitive profile of dysnomia: a comparison of school-aged children with and without dyslexia across the domains of expressive language, attention/memory, and academic achievement, Robyn Ann Howarth

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An examination of relations among Taiwanese elementary-aged children's effortful control, social relationships, and adjustment at school, Chin-Fang Huang

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Sleep disorders and cognition in older adults with cardiovascular disease, Clare Thomson Humphreys

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Self-regulatory training for helping students with special needs to learn mathematics, Yanrong Kang

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Performance of patients with ventromedial prefrontal, dorsolateral prefrontal, and non-frontal lesions on the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System, Ekaterina Keifer

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Comparison of test directions for ability tests: impact on young English-language learner and non-ELL students, Joni Marie Lakin

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Sociocultural, sociohistorical, and sociopolitical effects on African American women's sense of self, Leslie Carol Leathers

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Mental health practices of school psychologists, Dana Leann Miller

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Estimating standard errors of estimated variance components in generalizability theory using bootstrap procedures, Joann Lynn Moore

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Impact of matched samples equating methods on equating accuracy and the adequacy of equating assumptions, Sonya Jean Powers

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The impact of recognition on talent award winners: a follow-up study of Davidson Fellows Scholarship winners, Samuel Joseph Shepard

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Critical incidents that lead to homelessness: recommendations for counselors, Ren Francis Stinson

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An evaluation of variables affecting response allocation among concurrently available mand topographies, Kelly Marie Vinquist