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Master’s Theses

Recent Theses From 2005–2012

  • Dual Roles of International Student Workers in the USA: A Qualitative Study of Stress and Coping. (2005)
  • Voluntarily Leaving the Catholic Seminary: A Qualitative Analysis. (2006)
  • Gender Differences in Caloric Intake in Different Social Contexts. (2006)
  • Attitudes Toward External Efforts to Eradicate Female Genital Cutting: A Case Study in Kenya. (2006)
  • A Study of High Achievers in an Academic Setting. (2006)
  • Politically Queer: A Qualitative Exploration of Political Activism and Queer Identities. (2006)
  • Aging-in-Place: Alternate Coping Strategies of Seniors and Caregivers When Home or Community-Based Services are Unavailable. (2007)
  • A Qualitative Analysis of Knowledge Sharing and Development in an Online Music Production Community. (2007)
  • The Sociology of Homeland Security: A Study of The Homeland Security Advisory System From a Social Policy Perspective. (2007)
  • Urban Sprawl, Breathing Room, and Glimpses of the Space Age: Constructing the Pennsylvania Land Acquisition and Borrowing Act. (2009)
  • The Terrible Towel and Fair-Weather Fans: An Exploration of Steelers Nation as a Quasi-Religion. (2009)
  • Understanding Depression in Latina Immigrants in Rural Western Pennsylvania. (2009)
  • Wrestling with Femininity: Exploring Female Characters within World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Programs. (2009)
  • Finding Sex Online: Differences Between MSM in Virtual and Physical Settings. (2009)
  • Just a Girl in the U.S. Army. (2010)
  • African-American Women's Violence Against Their Partners in Batterer Programs: Toward a Typology of Female Violence. (2010)
  • Psychological Outcomes of Adolescent Females' Early Sexual Initiation: Findings From The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. (2010).
  • Locational Attainment of Minorities in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Region. (2010)
  • American Attitudes About Gay Marriage: The Role of Religiosity and Attitudes Toward Familial Gender Roles. (2011)
  • Screaming Green: An Ethnographic Topography and Bourdieusian Analysis of the Model of Sexual Consent Utilized by BDSM Community Members. (2012)
  • Empowering the Disempowered: Exploring How Advocates Perceive Resources and Services Available for Deaf Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. (2012)
  • The Status of the American Bride: A Content Analysis of Wedding Websites and Bridal Magazines. (2012)
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