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Networked Information Behavior in Life Transition
von Stutzman, Frederic D.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2622 p.

...This study explores the supportive and informational uses of social network sites that facilitate adaptation to transition. Adaptation to transition is a complex process contingent upon the management...

Anger, efficacy, and identity in activism: Public perceptions of threat appraisal, attitudes, and behavioral intention
von Kim, Jeesun.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2623 p.

...This study was an exploratory attempt to apply an identity-based approach using concepts of avowed and ascribed identities to different types of activist organizations when managing a potential crisis...

Discovering the social organization of school library work
von Crispin, Jennifer.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2624 p.

...The research examines how school library work is socially organized and how social organization affects cooperation with teachers and others in the school. The researcher uses the institutional ethnog...

Knowledge construction, social identity and social network structure in completely online groups
von Goggins, Sean Patrick.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2624 p.

...Working, learning and informal information-seeking behavior is rapidly moving online. It will increasingly involve collaboration within small groups meeting online. While this process is being driven ...

Information, pleasure, and persuasion: How motivations function in talking politics
von Rill, Leslie A.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2627 p.

...Scholars have long debated the role that communication plays in the formation and functioning of a democratic system. Philosopher John Dewey (1927) suggested that citizen-to-citizen talk serves as the...

Carbon Offsetting: An Efficient Way to Reduce Emissions or to Avoid Reducing Emissions? An Investigation and Analysis of Offsetting Design and Practice in India and China
von Haya, Barbara Kresch.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, B: Sciences and Engineering, 72 (2011), 05, 2640 p.

...Carbon trading is being implemented on international, national and sub-national scales in most places where greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets are enacted. The appeal of carbon trading is efficien...

Negotiating identity & managing roles: A phenomenological analysis of volunteers' lived experiences
von Cruz, Disraelly.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2640 p.

...Among the multiple frames used to view volunteering, many have described volunteerism as a staple of democracy, a valuable source of labor for the nonprofit sector, and a source of personal and work r...

Philanthropic style: The influence of nonprofit fundraising on community deliberation and judgment
von Downing, Emily.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2641 p.

...Nonprofit discourse is unique and has its own style of educating, appreciating, and appealing to the public. It provides a rich text for critics to engage the relationship between civil society and de...

The Red River spring flood of 2009: Revealing leadership and spokesperson credibility through the discourse of renewal
von Hasbargen, Kathryn Corwin.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2641 p.

...Recurring types of natural disasters such as the 2009 Red River spring flood pose unique challenges to the communities involved and to their leaders; but also provide opportunities for renewal. Organi...

Toward a Feminist Rhetorical Theory of Global Citizenship
von Kuehl Hybbert, Rebecca A.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2642 p.

...Because people in the world increasingly face global problems that span nation-states, this dissertation posits global citizenship as a normative and descriptive feminist and rhetorical concept that i...

Facebook and impressions of new roommates in the transition to college: The impact of discrepancies between online and offline roommate impressions on the development of roommate relationships among first year students
von Lai, Ying-ju.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2642 p.

...This dissertation is an attempt to explore first year college students' Facebook use in association with their relationship development with their previously unacquainted roommates. Survey data indica...

Communicating support: Where and how army spouses seek community
von Talkington, Brigit.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2643 p.

...Army spouses, both male and female, experience life stressors unparalleled in other populations. This thematic analysis of qualitative data from the 2004 US Army Research Institute's Survey of Army Fa...

Examining Consumer Perceptions of Online University Web Sites' Credibility
von Decker, Vincent A.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2647 p.

...This quantitative quasiexperimental study examined the extent to which web design elements and personal psychographic and demographic attributes correlated with accurate consumer perceptions of online...

Speak softly, but carry a big stick: Tom Sawyer and company's quest for linguistic power a sociolinguistic analysis of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", and "Tom Sawyer Abroad"
von Ryan, Anne L.
In: Masters Abstracts International, 48 (2010), 05, 2650 p.

...Social stigma associated with the way an individual speaks is not new, and language can be a powerful divider of people. Since the Norman Conquest of 1066, researchers have noted that certain English ...

Bridging Cultural Borders
von Coglianese, Kara.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2651 p.

...Latinas are significantly under-represented as teachers in our schools even with the growing number of Latino students. With teachers of color leaving the profession early, retaining them has become a...

Making do: A grounded theory study on a Bureau of Indian Education school located on the Navajo Nation
von Francisco, Ernie.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2652 p.

...In this grounded theory study, I explain how adverse conditions result in the weakening of an organization, creating chronic shortages and producing making do behavior. Making do, is an in vivo deriva...

Accountable Choice: Governance, Evaluation, and Culture in the New York City Department of Education
von Howell, Fanon John.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 72 (2012), 08, 2653 p.

...Although a growing body of literature is being produced on reform of urban school districts, little is written from the perspective of managers within these institutions. This dissertation highlights ...

Unemployment duration, part-time versus full-time reemployment and wages
von Nazarov, Zafar.
In: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences, 70 (2010), 07, 2656 p.

...The main goals of this paper are to estimate the effects of unemployment duration on formerly unemployed workers' wages, to analyze the determinants of part-time versus full-time reemployment, and to ...

Destruction of the Caribbean landscape through colonization in Edgar Mittelholzer's "Corentyne Thunder", Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea", and Wilson Harris' "Palace of the Peacock"
von Williams, Sandra Lewis.
In: Masters Abstracts International, 48 (2010), 05, 2656 p.

...The Caribbean Islands have long been known for their lush, tropical scenery. For this distinctive landscape to continue to be so alluring throughout the centuries, to the natives as well as to others,...

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