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Boots On The Ground: Examining Transition Factors For Military And Veteran Student Academic Success, Denise Nicole Williams Jan 2015

Boots On The Ground: Examining Transition Factors For Military And Veteran Student Academic Success, Denise Nicole Williams

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The number of military and veteran students entering higher education continues to grow rapidly; nevertheless, there is a paucity of institutional research from which to draw recommendations about how the college transition translates to academic success and persistence. The purpose of this study was to identify the demographic characteristics, financial, academic, and personal experiences and campus relationships during military and veteran students' transitions to a college or university that predict grade point average (GPA) and intent to return. This study utilized a cross-sectional, non-experimental survey design to determine the relationship between study factors, cumulative GPA, and the level to which ...


A Proposed Model For Designing Children's Health-Focused Serious Games, Whitley R. Kemble Jan 2014

A Proposed Model For Designing Children's Health-Focused Serious Games, Whitley R. Kemble

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Rising incidence of chronic health problems among children demands greater consideration of children as primary users of health learning materials. Current formats of this information may not be suitable format for their needs. Video games present a more viable option for understanding complex health concepts underlying such conditions. Serious games in particular may fill this need, however there are few resources specific to the design of health-focused serious games. Learning, gameplay, and usability are all important components of serious gaming. A thorough analysis of 12 models used in each of these disciplines guided development of a new 15-point model, which ...


Sexuality Education Policy Implementation In Two Rural Midwestern Communities: A Comparative Case Study, Adam Foley Jan 2013

Sexuality Education Policy Implementation In Two Rural Midwestern Communities: A Comparative Case Study, Adam Foley

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study seeks to further interrogate the sexuality education debate from the perspective of the educational policy being implemented to achieve established curricular requirements and goals in rural midwestern communities. To this point, very little research has examined the way in which sexuality education curricula are implemented in these communities. The overall purpose of this study was to provide a qualitative case study analysis of sexuality education policy implementation in two rural midwestern communities in the state of Iowa. The researcher was interested in learning how local agents in rural midwestern communities implemented sexuality education policy, and understanding that process ...


The National Student Nurses Association: A "Professional Clinical" Arena For Learning The Culture And Values Of The Nursing Profession , Jean Elizabeth Logan Jan 1994

The National Student Nurses Association: A "Professional Clinical" Arena For Learning The Culture And Values Of The Nursing Profession , Jean Elizabeth Logan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand how, or whether, student experiences within the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) relate to internalizing the culture and values of the nursing profession. Six nursing students actively involved in two local NSNA chapters, at a large public midwestern university and a small liberal arts university, were individually interviewed. Eight nursing faculty from the same two universities were interviewed in two focus group sessions;The interview transcripts served as data. Inductive data analysis was completed through the constant comparative process, which consisted of unitizing and categorizing the data. From this process eight ...