Theses and dissertations published by graduate students in the Department of Psychology, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University, since Fall 2016 are available in this collection. Backfiles of all dissertations (and some theses) have also been added.

In late Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, all theses will be digitized and available here. In the meantime, consult the Library Catalog to find older items in print.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Dissertation: Proactive Personality and the Big Five as Predictors of Motivation to Learn, Jonathan E. Turner

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Dissertation: Time-Based Work-Family Conflict: Myth or Reality?, Karyn H. Bernas

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Dissertation: Creating Inclusive Organizations: Its Meaning and Measurement, Bryan Christopher Hayes

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Dissertation: Depression and Social Support as Moderators of Withon-Person Relationships Between Daily Events and Daily Adjustments During Adolescence, Rebecca M. Plesko

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Dissertation: Effects of Organizational Climate, Feedback-Seeking Environment and Innovation Characteristics on the Implementation of a 360-Degree Feedback System, Simon Alan Bartle

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Dissertation: Perceptual Cues and Subjective Organization in a Virtual Information Workspace, Todd M. Eischeid

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Dissertation: Stress and Coping Experiences of Women in Transition: From Welfare to Work, William Jesse Gill

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Workplace Absenteeism and Alcohol Use: A Day-to-Day Examination, Susan Kay McFarlin

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Dissertation: Methods of Detecting Differential Item Functioning: A Comparison of Item Response Theory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Ratchaneewan Wanichtanom

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Dissertation: Increasing Readiness to Change Among Smokers in a Primary Care Setting, Sheila F. Collicott

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Dissertation: Toward a Model of Team Situation Awareness, Alexis Anne Fink

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Dissertation: Portuguese-Americans and Mental Health Treatment Client-Therapist Ethnic Match, Ethnic Identity, and Satisfaction with Treatment, Katherine B. Gamble

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Dissertation: Meaning in Sexual Behavior: Associating Personal Constructs with Condom Use, David W. Indest

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Thesis: Perceptions of Clinical Psychologists Relative to Other Mental Health Providers, Glenora Nelson

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Dissertation: Transgenerational Attachment, Life Stress, and the Development of Disruptive Behavior in Preschool Children, Mary Jane Call

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Dissertation: An Analysis of Two Forms of Self-Defense Training and Their Impact on Women's Sense of Personal Safety Self-Efficacy, Darcy Shannon Cox

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Dissertation: Use of Selected MMPI-A Factors in the Prediction of Clinical Outcomes in a Community-Based Treatment Program for Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Linda Marks Hunter

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Dissertation: The Application of Role Theory to the Sexual Harassment Paradigm: A Policy Capturing Approach, Lora L. Jacobi

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Dissertation: Fairness in Chinese Organizations, Kai-Guang Liang

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Childhood Relation with Parents Related to Current Functioning, Peter O. Lielbriedis

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Dissertation: African American Community Mental Health Center Service Utilization: A Test of the Cultural Compatibility Hypothesis, Alicia Michelle Marsh

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Dissertation: Work-Life Role Integration: A Construct Validation Study, Tonya Alicia Miller

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Dissertation: The Effects of Group Counseling on the Self-Esteem, Anxiety, and Behavior of Children with Deployed Parents, Nancy Taylor Mitchum

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Dissertation: Needle Localization for Breast Biopsy: The Patient's Experience, Marian De Walt Morgan

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Dissertation: Analyzing the Effects of Display Characteristics and Cognitive Variables on Performance Using Keystroke and Eye Movement Data, Orhan E. Beckman

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Dissertation: The Influence of Model Features on Goodness-of-Fit Indices: Choosing Indices to Evaluate Your Model, Andrea E. Berndt

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Dissertation: A Discovery-Oriented Process Study of Enactment in Family Therapy: Development of the Family Therapy Enactment Rating Scale, Elizabeth Ong-Mythuan Fong

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Dissertation: Factor Analysis of the MMPI-A Content Scales: Item-Level and Scale-Level Analyses, Lisa Kay McCarthy

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Dissertation: Effects of an Interview Guide on the Accuracy of Ratings for Applicants with Disabilities, Catherine Quinn Greenwald Mergen

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Dissertation: Men Who Batter: Personality Variables, Relationship Variables, and Treatment Outcome, Lisa M. Petrica

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Ethnic Identity, Self-Esteem, Emotional Well-Being and Depression Among Lakota/Dakota Sioux Adolescents, Susan M. Pittenger

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Dissertation: A Psychophysiological Assessment of the Efficacy of Event-Related Potentials and Electroencephalogram for Adaptive Task Allocation, Lawrence J. Prinzel III

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Dissertation: African-American Males' Perception of Law Enforcement: A Psychophysiological Perspective, Adolph Brown III

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Dissertation: A Comparison of Coping Styles and Body Image of Abused and Non-Abused Women, Laura Elizabeth Brown

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Dissertation: The Effects of Human-Computer Communication Mode, Task Complexity, and Desire for Control on Performance and Discourse Organization in an Adaptive Task, Cristina Bubb-Lewis

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Dissertation: Self-Concept of Eating-Restrained Women: A Study of Personal Constructs, Adelia Atkinson Furr

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Dissertation: The Effects of Race and Socioeconomic Status on the Acceptance of Biracial Individuals, Erika Lela Gilyot

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Dissertation: Social Support, Prior Interracial Experiences, and Network Orientation: Factors related to Later Adjustment Among Black Freshmen at a Predominantly White University, Calvin Graham

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Dissertation: Structural Equation Modeling of Attitudes Toward Employment Testing, Laura Susan Hamil

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Dissertation: A Repertory Grid Assessment of Traitedness and Its Relation to the Validity of the NEO PI-R Conscientiousness Scale, Susan Nancy Heidal-Schiltz

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Dissertation: To Lead a Team: Construct Validity Evidence for Team Leadership in the High-Tech Industry, Johanna M. Merritt

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Dissertation: Towards Understanding Why Assessment Centers Work: An Evaluation of the Subtle Criterion Contamination Hypothesis, Christopher T. Rotolo

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Dissertation: Subsystem Variables Associated with Positive Foster Mother-Foster Child Relationships, Meg Sandow

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Dissertation: Fostering the Development of Domain-General, Nonlinear Mental Models: A Foundation for Systemic Thinking, Jeffrey S. Sinn

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Dissertation: Development of the Inventory of Life Span Events, Julie A. Dickison

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Dissertation: Correlates of the MMPI-A Immaturity (IMM) Scale in an Adolescent Psychiatric Population, Eric Albert Imhof

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Dissertation: Therapist Orientation and Circularity-Linearity of Causality, Responsibility, Intentionality, and Blame for Clinical Problems, Helen Alexander Jones

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Thesis: Animal-Word and Sound Test: An Auditory Cognitive Interference Effect, Jason L. Parker

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Dissertation: Toward Understanding Team Leadership: The Empirical Development of a Team Leadership Classification System, Brian J. Ruggeberg

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Dissertation: The Influence of Time Pressure and Information Load on Rule-Based Decision-Making Performance, Brooke Browne Schaab

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Dissertation: Neuropsychological Assessment of Battered Women, Mona Matheney Tiernan

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Dissertation: Measuring Organizational Climate for Diversity, Amy L. Vick

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Dissertation: Causal Models of Work-Family Conflict From Family and Organizational Perspectives, Lyse Guttau Wells

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Dissertation: Development of a K-correction Factor for the MMPI-A, Jody Jacobson Alperin

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Dissertation: MMPI and Rorschach Findings of Individuals Approved for Gender Reassignment Surgery, Gregory Ralph Caron

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Dissertation: Views of Feminist Family Therapy: A Q-Methodological Inquiry, Bronwen Cheek

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Thesis: Attachment Theory and Self-Disclosure of HIV Status, Amy H. Grimshaw

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Dissertation: The Relationship Among Self-Reported Aggression, Locus of Control, Expectancy for Success, and Dream Content, Stephen James McCullough

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Thesis: Affective Reactions, Social Support and Willingness to Self-Disclose to HIV Seropositive Individuals: Impact of Sexual Orientation and Responsibility for the Infection, Susan Paige Sherburne

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Dissertation: Demonstration of a Method for the Development of a Team Classification System, Ann Marie Yanushefski

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Dissertation: Visual Information Processing of Geometric Figures as a Function of Complexity and Field of Vision, Karen E. Inn

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Dissertation: Neuropsychological Functioning Among Violent and Nonviolent Sex Offenders, Pamela Knox-Jones

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Dissertation: The Teamwork Components Model: An Analysis Using Structural Equation Modeling, Rebecca Rosenstein

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Dissertation: Improving Team Performance By Identifying and Targeting Back-Up Behaviors: A Training Strategy, Rosalynn M. Peron

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Thesis: Sexual Orientation, Attachment, and Adult Relationship Quality, Earl Calvin Riggins III

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Dissertation: The Impact of an Employee Involvement Program on Service Quality in a Nursing Home Organization, Diane Catanzaro

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Dissertation: A Comparison of Alphanumeric, Direct Manipulation Graphic, and Equivalent Interface Design for a Production Scheduling Task, Ann C. Fulop

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Dissertation: The Evaluation of Company-Sponsored Test-Preparation Courses: Training Different Aged Employees on General Test-Taking Skills and Basic Cognitive Skills, Kerrie D. Quinn

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Dissertation: The Effects of Automation and Task Difficulty on Crew Coordination, Workload, and Performance, Ruth Coleen Thornton

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Dissertation: Causal Analysis of a National Study of Sales Personnel Turnover Functionality, Eric J. Vanetti

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Dissertation: Operator Strategies Under Varying Conditions of Workload, Ruth Justine Arnegard

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Dissertation: Relocation Decision-Making in Dual-Career Couples, Lori Bartels

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Dissertation: The Effects of Job Characteristics and Task Decomposition on the Estimation of the Dollar-Value of Performance, Robert P. Delprino

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Dissertation: The Effects of Training and Feedback Format on Reactions to in-basket feedback and on In-Basket Performance, Michael G. Fedorko

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Dissertation: Gender Effects on Recall, Clinical Judgement and Treatment Recommendations for a Combination of Major Depression and Alcohol Dependence Symptoms, Jodi L. French

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Dissertation: Communicating With Graphic User Interfaces: A Comparison of Menu Selection and Menu Bypass Techniques, Monty Lee Hammontree

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Dissertation: Body-Image Attitudes and Perceptions Among African-Americans and Whites as a Function of Socioeconomic Class, Christopher Eugene Huffine

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Dissertation: Computer Use in the Scientific Office, Douglas L. Miller

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Dissertation: Determinants of Feedback-Seeking Behaviors, Melinda J. Montgomery

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Dissertation: A Program Evaluation of the Welcome Baby Project: A Primary Prevention Program for Teenage Mothers and Their Infants, Susan A. Murdock

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Dissertation: Comparison of the Efficacy of General and Specific Performance Dimensions in an Operational Assessment Center, Wanda J. Campbell

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Dissertation: Validation of the Human Factors Satisfaction Questionnaire, James Carlopio

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Dissertation: An Application of the Investment Model for Examining the Effects of Commitment, Self-Efficacy, and Goal Difficulty on Performance, Brian J. Kaufman

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Dissertation: Hemispheric Effects of Verbal Information Processing on Single and Dual Task Performance, Gwendolyn Lorell Pearson

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Dissertation: Parallel Process: An Empirical Investigation, Thomas E. Pollack

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Needs and Interpersonal Problems of Women in Four Interpersonal Categories, Valarie Elaine Sikes-Nova

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Dissertation: Retirement and Re-Entry Decision-Making: A Faculty Perspective, Seth Zimmer

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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Dissertation: The Effects of Training Strategies on Assessor Behavior and the Accuracy of Assessment Center Consensus Ratings, Todd A. Baker

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Dissertation: Accuracy of Performance Measurement: An Investigation of Training Method and Amount of Practice, Salvatore J. Cesare

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Thesis: Gender Differences in the Relation Between Locus of Control and Physiological Responses, Monique C. Grelot

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Dissertation: Hemispheric Effects of Response Hand and Concurrent Auditory and Visual Information Processing on Task Performance, Paula J. Guerette

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Dissertation: Assessing Soccer Referee Performance Using Work Sample and Conventional Testing Methods, Robert L. Kuhnle

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Dissertation: The Effects of Life Stress and Risk-Taking Style on Risk Perception and Driver Performance, Christine B. Philput

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Dissertation: Causal Analysis of Disengagement Among Paid and Volunteer City Employees, Margaret Carson Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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Dissertation: Investigation of Display Issues Relevant to the Presentation of Aircraft Fault Information, Donald Mark Allen

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Dissertation: Principles of Design for Complex Displays: A Comparative Evaluation, Sharolyn Ann Converse

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Dissertation: Natural Language Human-Computer Dialogue: Menu-Based Natural Language and Visual Performance, Jeffrey John Hendrickson

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Dissertation: Performance Appraisal Ratings as a Function of Source of Ratings and Purpose of the Appraisal, Richard J. Tannenbaum

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Dissertation: Dynamic Allocation of Responsibility Between Operators With Different Models of System Information Using Computer-Mediated Communication, Michele Terranova

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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Dissertation: Implications of a Family Systems Orientation for Preventing Psychiatric Hospitalization, James Howard Bullock