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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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The Effects of Gentrification on Residents’ Sense of Place and Group Cohesion: A Study of Pittsburgh Neighborhoods, Bernard DiGregorio

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Framing effects on fear of terrorism and willingness to sacrifice civil liberties, Ellory Ruth Dabbs

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Legitimacy, Procedural Justice, and Neighborhood Dynamics: Thoughts on Police Reform, Robert Lyle Nicewarner

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Bridging the Gap: Utilizing Socratic Inquiry Facilitation in Cross-Cultural Communication and Conflict Exploration, Mikaela G. Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Watching You Watching Me: Lateral Surveillance in Singapore, Yan Song Lee

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Transformation of Occupations: A Case Study of Professionalism in Cocktail Bartending, Jacqueline Fowler

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More Than Just Attendance: Individualistic Versus Collective Religious Socialization on Religious Change, Caitlin Halligan

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Analyzing the Costs of Nontraditional Choices: Role Congruity Theory and College Student's Perception of Attractiveness, Brittany M. Kowalski

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A Strain Theory of Prosocial Behavior, Mallory Slusser

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Exploring the Power of County-Level Regional Classifications on Predicting Sex-Specific All-Cause Mortality in the United States, Julia Kay Wolf

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Protecting the Shield: How the NFL frames an organizational crisis, Mel Anton

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The Opinions and Attitudes of Police Officers to Proposed Changes to Law Enforcement, Jason C. Contessa

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Withdrawn: Why Students of Color Leave WVU, Ahnieyah Porter

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The Biased Bystander: How Homophobia Affects Intervention in Physical Fights, R. Kyle Saunders

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Does enhanced nitrogen input affect the structure and composition of forest vegetation? Results from long-term experiments at the Fernow Experimental Forest, Christopher Alan Walter

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Normal Violence: The Case of Fighting on a College Campus, Brent Boyd

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Addressing the Elephant in the Room: A Descriptive Analysis of Weight-Based Harassment on College Campuses, Lynnsie Doty

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The Development of an Insect Succession Model Suitable for Time-Since-Death Statistics, Anne E. Perez

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An old tool for a new generation: Using the Star power simulation to teach social inequality, Barbara Prince

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Police Officers Talking About Gun Control: A Case Study of a Rural Sheriff's Department, Angela Sycafoose

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Political Violence and Unemployment: Socio-Economic Strain as a Potential Source of Terrorism, Reinmar C. Freis-Beattie

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Selling 'Fracking': Legitimation of High Speed Oil and Gas Extraction in the Marcellus Shale Region, Jacob R. Matz

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White Collar Crime and Morality: How Occupation Shapes Perception, Marshall Schmidt

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Representation of Missing Children in National Television News, Clara Simmons

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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A Theoretical Relationship Between Guardianship and Techniques of Neutralization: A Qualitative Analysis of Digital Piracy, Christopher D. Davies

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Professionalization of Personal Trainers in the Fitness Industry, Lara M. Foster

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Adolescents vs. Adults: Does the Criminal Justice System Punish Youth more severely than Adults for the same type of Crime, Sheena L. Bowman

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The Social Transformation of Coffee Houses: The Emergence of Chain Establishments and the Private Nature of Usage, Dawn Marie Lozzi

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The Sustainability of Hunger Relief: Analysis of Emergency Food Providers in Low Access Counties of West Virginia, Juston Chad Morrison

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Bias blindness: How police see and don't see hate crimes, R. Jake Stump

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Jimmy Choos vs. Ariats: The presentation of masculinity in the online sex ads of men who have sex with men, Adam Thomas Babich

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Are strict churches really stronger? A study of strictness, congregational activity, and growth in American Protestant churches, Rebecca Ann Flynn

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The great American debate: A constructionist approach on the media's coverage of government bailouts, Meghan Danielle Hvizdos

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The once and future steel town: The narrative identities of a local community, Jason R. Rine

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Sense of community, collective efficacy, and perceived police efficacy: Research from a social cognitive perspective, Ellen Belchior Rodrigues

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From Bigfoot in the backyard to ghosts in the attic: Predictors of paranormal belief, Jeff Tranguch

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Zoned out: Conflict and perceived threat in a rural-urban fringe area, Jennifer Chambers

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Bidding at the prison auction house: An exchange of prisoners' and university students' perceptions of crime and punishment, Kate J. DuBois

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An exploration of the reasons violent crimes are not reported to the police, Sheena A. Marosy

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Community social status effects on migration outcomes, Mark Gerald Middleton

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Curriculum assessment in the Division of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University, Jennifer Luise Mitchell

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Assessing public opinion toward homelessness in the United States, Joni Mari Dugan

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Creating Virginia: The role of John Lederer in the transition of western Virginia from a wilderness into a colony, Richard Jason Burns

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Student beliefs and self-reported juvenile deliquency: A test of general strain theory, Jacqueline Nicole Canady

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Understanding the psychosocial development of neighborhoods: Implications for situational policing, Jeri Kirby

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Revisiting capital punishment: Factors that matter when receiving the death penalty (a state by state analysis), Bridget Ann Micka

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Analysis of the West Virginia Child Abuse and Neglect 2005 Court Improvement Program's re-evaluation, Kathryn Alexandra Rood

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The effects of social bond and neutralization on juvenile drug usage, Adam Shields

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The effects of postindustrial employment configurations on father-child involvement in urban fragile families, Michael G. Cina

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Views of health care providers on low-income populations in West Virginia with sexually transmitted disease, Genevieve R. Cox

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Child abuse and crime: Testing in the "Cycle of Violence" theory, Melanie A. Cox

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Action research analysis of the forces affecting farmer participation in a West Virginia Cooperative Extension Service farmer education program, John Robert Edalgo

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Women and social services in Saudi Arabia, Khadija Nasseef

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Sensitivity of state aid allocation to measures of needs and resources in local governments, Adam Dale Baus

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Manager characteristics and support for worksite health promotion programs that target women in small, blue-collar worksites, Leigh Wiley Belton

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Child support enforcement in West Virginia, Amy Ellen Hendershott

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Examining yard sales in Fayetteville, a rural West Virginia town, Kimberly Dawn Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Federal highway spending and economic growth in Appalachia, James Herbert Noonan