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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Testing the Asset-Based Theory of American Social Welfare: Does a Future-Orientation Mediate the Relationship between Asset-Ownership and Financial Responsibility?, Louie Fletcher Bickham III

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Orleans Helpline Analysis, Deborah Ann de la Houssaye

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Psychometric Extension of the Memory for Names Test, Heather Chance Foil

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Attitudes Toward Police among College Students: Differences among Race, Social Work Status, and University History, Lisa Marie Lewis

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Physical Activity Promotion from the Social Cognitive Theory Perspective: An Examination of Mobile Fitness Apps, Steven L. Maberry

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Interrelationships Among Physical Health, Health Risk Factors, Psychosocial Characteristics, and Social Support in Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder Receiving Integrated Care in Community Mental Health Settings, Blaine Stewart Masinter

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Individuals with Dementia in Respite Care: Longitudinal Changes in Anxiety, Social Engagement, and Problem Behaviors, Rachael Elizabeth Mills

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Meeting Biopsychosocial Needs of Individuals with Histories of Multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences, Christine G. Morgan

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The Role of Religious Coping in the Marital Stability of Strong, African American Couples: A Strengths-Focused Approach., Antonius Delvecco Skipper

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Familial Relationships Among Muslim Couples and Parents in the United States: A Qualitative Study, Zahra Aqeel Alghafli

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Stress, Anxiety Symptomology, and the Need for Student Support Services for University Freshmen of First-Generation Status, Low-SES Backgrounds, and those Registered with Disabilities, Kelly Dale Allison

Montessori-Based Interventions in the Treatment of Late-Stage Dementia, Paula J. Boyd

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Exploring the Predictors of Psychological Distress in Children Following the Gulf Coast Hurricanes of 2005, Jonathan Scott Brothers

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Investing in the Civic Economy: Social Capital and Choice Neighborhoods, Mary Ellen Brown

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Mishpacha in the American Diaspora: An Exploratory Study of Highly-Involved Jewish Families, Trevan Glen Hatch

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A Tale of Two Cultures: A Qualitative Narrative of Nigerian Immigrant Parenting in the United States, Chinwe Onwujuba

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Survivors of Individuals Who Completed Suicide: The Influence of Time Since the Loss, Alexis M. Rabalais

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Analysis of the Risk and Protective Factors Among Low-Income, First-Generation College Students, Samantha Bates

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Reducing juvenile justice involvement through a childhood truancy intervention, Bret James Blackmon

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The Qualities That Black Men and Women Most Appreciate about One Another: A Qualitative Examination, LaKeshia Marie Carhee

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Volunteer retention at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, Robyn Eileen Keegan

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The Association Between Attachment and Posttraumatic Growth in a Sample of U.S. College Students, Keith Alan Morgan

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The Hard Decisions: A Qualitative Study of Marital Reconciliation, Hannah Pearce Plauche

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Infusion of gerontological competencies in social work, Jessica Marie Rawls

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Louisiana Recovery School District's long term relationship to student dropout and achievement, Jandel Crutchfield

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Government spending and child well-being : a correlational study of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) countries, Rachel Suzanna Foretich

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SNAP use among older adults, Jennifer R. Geiger

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Rape myth acceptance among law enforcement, Racheal E. Hebert

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A preliminary investigation of the demographic, systematic risk, and systematic promotive factors that influence higher educational attainment among foster care youths and young adults who age out of the foster care system, Dana R. Hunter

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TOPS Tech Utilization: Systemic Barriers and Facilitators in Louisiana, Melissa Clare Ledoux

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Family-related risk factors and their associations with behavior problems of children in foster care, Jena Leigh Ourso

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Predictors of practice approaches and activitives of Louisiana school social workers : toward a model of practice, Laura Richard

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Discrimination of sexual minorities and plans to relocate, Margaret H. Smith

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Interrelationships of caregiving characteristics, burden of caregiving, depressive symptomology, physical health, self-care, life satisfaction and social support of social workers, Katherine Riker Sternberg

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Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services : a case study of child welfare workers' burnout, Crystal Ward

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Relationship between childhood sexual abuse, weight, and attitudes toward obesity in lesbians, Amy L. Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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A cross-sectional study of the relationship between political ideology and state legislative responses to payday lending, Louie Fletcher Bickham III

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Psychometric re-evaluation of the Spiritual Support Scale, Angela M. Bowman

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Relationship between adult mentors and placement outcomes among at-risk youth, Meagan Curtis

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Correlates of interest in autism spectrum disorders among social work graduate students, Cassie Dinecola

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Early behavior problems in school, juvenile delinquency, and adult incarceration: a longitudinal examination of pathways to crime among a ten-year birth cohort in Louisiana, Xian Guan

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The effects of coping strategies on burden among Louisiana Alzheimer's disease caregivers, Rhonda Lee Jordan

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The effect of coping strategies on burden among male Alzheimer's caregivers, Lauren McKinsey Lovelace

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Louisiana social workers: a study on attitudes toward LGBT youth, Rachel Kathleen O'Pry

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The role of managers within the welfare system: how race and negative stereotypes about clients affect managers' tolerance of caseworker discretion, Alethia Marie Picciola

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Spiritual support as coping among Alzheimer's caregivers, Mary Katherine Schillings

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Juvenile justice in Louisiana: an exploratory study of trends surrounding juvenile incarceration, Sabrina Michelle Whitney

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Social work students' attitudes toward teenage pregnancy prevention: the importance of religiosity and feminist ideology, Pilar Thompson Borne

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An exploration of the paradigm of kinship caregiving and caregivers' experiences with child welfare and public welfare systems using critical theory analysis, Tara Valinchus DeJohn

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Psychometric evaluation of a proposed, Alzheimer's aggression scale, Kristina Little

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Caregiver attitude, as expressed verbally in a group setting, and its association with children's attachment security, Erin Wallace Lovett

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The Times-Picayune coverage of three incidents resulting in capital trials, Sean Seosop Muggivan

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The effects of Reiki treatment on mental health professionals who are at risk for secondary traumatic stress, Martha P. Novoa

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The predictive ability of demographic and psychosocial risk factors, school-related characteristics, and service interventions on grade attainment among at-risk elementary school children in a truancy intervention program, Judith L. F. Rhodes

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An examination of the effectiveness of an early truancy intervention for reducing chronic absenteeism amongst at-risk students through the use of Regression Discontinuity analysis, Johanna M. Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Caring attitudes among child welfare caseworkers: associations with client participation in services, Karen Faulk

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Parent education in a child welfare setting: understanding maltreatment following an intervention for parents and their infants, toddlers, and pre-school children, Rhenda Hotard Hodnett

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Altruism and alcohol dependence: is there a relationship between helping others and recovery?, Alan Nicholson

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Leaving special educators behind?: an analysis of the No Child Behind Act and its impact on special education teachers, Joseph Martin Abel

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Measuring the impact of a mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention on perceived stress and study skills of social work graduate students, Margot H. Hasha

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The correlation between creativity and burnout in public school classroom teachers, Patricia Landeche

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A comparison of mental health service delivery programs in Arkansas public school systems, Lisa Braddock Moon

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Examining the influence of popular music and poetry therapy on the development of therapeutic factors in groups with at-risk adolsecents, Leah Olson-McBride

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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An exploratory study of social work supervisors' supervisory styles, motivations, and evaluative processes, Michelle Elise Chevallier

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Alzheimer's caregiving appraisal, Andre' Fortier

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Distance as a barrier to child and adolescent mental health service access in post-Katrina Orleans Parish, Rob Harrison

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Let the church rise: the acceptance of government funding by the religious community in New Orleans post-Katrina, Jaime Collins Hilton

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A study of elementary school children at risk for truancy: exploring gender differences, services offered, and other factors related to truancy, Alice Joseph

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The effects of children's perceptions of attachment security and emotion regulation on school disengagement among elementary school truants, Heeyoung Kim

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Student social workers' attitudes about domestic violence and implications for social work education, Vonnie L. Hawkins

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An examination of the presence of social work intervention with home health care recipients of related home health care outcomes, Corie Gail Hebert

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LSU Mental Health Service program evaluation, Elizabeth S. Johnston

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Comparing kin and non-kin foster parents' emotional investment in their young children, Rhonda Norwood

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Analysis of the association between socio-demographic variables, juvenile offending, and formal vs. informal juvenile justice system handling in a non-urban sample, Stephen W. Phillippi, Jr.

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Interrelationships between demographic, psychosocial, and academic characteristics and GED attainment among at-risk youth, Judith L. Rhodes

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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The influence of a school-based substance abuse prevention program in reducing smoking among sixth grade African American students in Louisiana, Alan J. Nichols

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Investigating the influence of anti-racist education in achieving prejudice reduction among secondary education students, Joseph Edward Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Comorbid childhood sexual abuse and substance abuse among women: knowledge, training, and preparedness of graduate counselor education and social work students, Laurie Elizabeth Pennington

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Is the ecomap a valid and reliable social work tool to measure social support?, Alexandra R. Calix

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Differentiating beliefs of insured and uninsured, insurance-eligible state employees: a new application of the Health Belief Model, Jill Elizabeth Murray

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Assessing the identity of Black Indians in Louisiana: a quantitative and qualitative analysis, Francis J. Powell

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Integrating natural coping and survival strategies of African American women into social work practice: lessons learned from the works of Nannie Helen Burruoghs, Lolita Cecelia Boykin

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Parents whose attitudes do not support corporal punishment: descriptives, correlates, and predictors of parents who spank and parents who do not spank, Ruth Thornhill Weinzettle

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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The perceptions of and attitudes toward partner abuse among first generation Korean-Americans: their relationships to the incidence of partner abuse, Bonnie Ahn

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The effects of socioeconomic status, social support, and acculturation on the mental and physical health among Korean American older adults in Chicago metropolitan area, Shinyeol Kim

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Infertility and marital adjustment: the influence of perception of social support, privacy preference and level of depression, Margaret Haviland Maillet

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The Influence of an Active Postvention on the Length of Time Elapsed Before Survivors of Suicide Seek Treatment., Frank Ray Campbell