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ETDS from 2020

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Understanding South Dakota Farmers’ Intentions to and Adoption of Conservation Practices: An Examination of the Theory of Planned Behavior, Edem Avemegah

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Rednecks and Hillbillies: A Thematic Analysis of the Construction of Pride and High Self-Esteem Exhibited by Southern Characters, Casey R. White

ETDS from 2019

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Diversification and Its Implications for South Dakota Farmers’ Identity as Farmers: Wind Farm Diversification as a Case Study, Abdelrahim Abulbasher

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The Impact of Location Characteristics on Population Distribution in the United States, Shuruq Alsharif

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Exploring Educational Journeys, Barriers, and Motivating Factors of Tribal College Students through Capabilities Approach, Francis Arpan

Childhood Bullying Impact on the Social Determinants of Adults' Health in Saudi Arabia, Dalal A. Bin Hamden

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Investigation of Intergroup Bias in Two Neuromaturationally Distinct Age Cohorts: An ERP Study, Reuven M. Hanna

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Organizational Forms for Community Collaboration to Confront Homelessness, Suzanne Smith

ETDS from 2018

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Acculturation and Belongingness: The Keys to International Student Satisfaction, Semehar Ghebrekidan

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Extending the Utility of Public Use Microdata, Eric A. Guthrie

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Assessment of the Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Michael Lynch

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Understanding City Parks as New Common Pool Resources: A Case Study of the Dakota Nature Park, Keahna Margeson

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Successes and Challenges in Services for Victims of Sex Trafficking: An Organizational Analysis, Annelieke Sinnema

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“The Problem with the Haitians is their Language”: Language as Color-Blind Racism, Ruthie Wienk

ETDS from 2017

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Explaining the Gender Wage Gap in Rural and Urban China, Wei Gu

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Funding of Higher Education: Variations in State Funding, Impacts of State Funding on Differential Tuition, and Variables Impacting Differential Tuition, Michael Holbeck

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Rail Rebound: The Impact of Freight Rails on Regional Development in the United States, 1970-2010, Bishal Bhakta Kasu

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The Transformation of an Agriculture-Based Economy to a Tourism-Based Economy: Citizens' Perceived Impacts of Sustainable Tourism Development, Debra P. Laville-Wilson

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GESI Mainstreaming in Nepal: Representation of a New Concept or Re-presentation of an Old Concept in a New Package?, Umit Shrestha

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Dual Enrollment And Its Impact on College Freshman Persistence: A Modification of Tinto's Model of Student Departure, Douglas L. Simon

ETDS from 2016

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Government Policy and Initiatives on Maternal Mortality Reduction in Nigeria, Enifome U. Eto

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Application of Routine Activities Theory to the Study of Residential Armed Robbery in Ghana, Neeh Nhai Lhayea

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Causes of Alienation Among Black Students at Two Predominantly White Universities, Anton Mighty

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Coping and Adjustment of Spouses of International Students at South Dakota State University, Elizabeth Nayebare

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Identity Theory and Women’s Choice of Medical Specialty, Kelli A. Rolfsmeyer

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Understanding the Factors Associated with Engaged Scholarship: A Case Study of Sociologists in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, Rebecca Maame Ahima Tachie

ETDS from 2015

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Aspects of Sudanese Traditions Implicated in Intimate Partner Violence Among Sudanese Refugee Community., Abdelrahim Abulbasher

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Factors Impacting Saudi Arabian Students' Attitudes During Their Stay in the United States, Ahmed Alasiri

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Beef is Beef? An Actor-Network Analysis of the 2012 LFTB Food Scare, Trenton Ellis

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An Investigation of Rural Entrepreneurship Development at County Level: Opportunities for Rural Communities in South Dakota, Joy K. Kobia

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Acculturation and Parenting-- Exploring Intergenerational Conflicts in Chinese Immigrant Families in Rural South Dakota, Shuang Li

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Commercial Motorcycle (Boda Boda) Riders and the Production of Space in Kampala City, Uganda, Marion M. Mugisha

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The Superstore Next Door : The Effects of "Growth Machine" Interests, Controversial Land-use Procedures, and Place Meanings on Local Attitudes in the Rural-urban Fringe, Jonathan R. Wallner

ETDS from 2014

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Critical Thinking in Higher Education, Tyson Abbott

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Windswept in Middle America: Attitudes, Values, and Expectations for Underdeveloped Utility-Scale Wind Projects in South Dakota, Joshua Fergen

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Pro-and-anti Immigration Activities in Iowa's 4th Congressional Districts: A Community Capitals Framework Perspective, Anne Junod

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Undercount and Underrepresentation of American Indians in the Quality of Life Survey, Mary Killsahundred

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'As a Women, As a Mother, As a Farmer': Understanding Women's Agricultural Practices, Perceptions and Adaption to Climate Change in the Upper Midwest, Erin Kline

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Who Am I? Who Am I Supposed to Be? First Generation Graduate Student Experiences of Identity Negotiation, Nicole B. Lounsbery

ETDS from 2013

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A Mixed Methods Study of Student Horizontal and Vertical Networking and Associated Impacts on Student Performance, Jake Cummings

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Food Consumption Similarities and Differences for Two Types of Jamaican Households, Denise A. Gochenouer

ETDS from 2007

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Human Development Ranking: Predictors and Implications for Haiti, Jean Michel Basquin

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Another Look at Gender in Prime-Time Television, Jan Carolyn Kircher

ETDS from 2006

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Role Identity Formation of Occupational Therapy Students, Denise A. Rotert

ETDS from 2000

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The Gendered World of Disney: A Content Analysis of Gender Themes in Full-length Animated Disney Feature Films, Beth A. Wiersma

ETDS from 1997

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Higher Education in Rural America : A Study of Northern Plains American Indian and Non-Indian Attitudes, Aspirations, Expectations, and Perceived Barriers, Marta Albertus Brosz Mohr

ETDS from 1996

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American Widowers with School-age Children : An Exploratory Study of Role Change and Role Conflict, Douglas Edward O'Neill

ETDS from 1993

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Alaskan Native Suicide, Karl T. Pfeiffer

ETDS from 1989

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Role Conflict Between Work and Family : The Scarcity Approach Versus the Expansion Approach, Melodie Lynne Lichty

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Education for the Handicapped and the Social Construction of Reality in Two Rural School Districts, Rachel Froiland Quenemoen

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A Portrait of a Blue Collar, Female, Rural Manufacturing Labor Force Facing Unemployment, Jennifer Lynn Reinbrecht

ETDS from 1988

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The Relationship Between Selected Social and Environmental Factors and Cancer Mortality by Planning District in South Dakota, 1960-1980, Mansour Haghighatian

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An Empirical Test of Two Conceptual Models Concerning American Students' Social Distance from International Students, Ahmad Heydari

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Structural Differentiation, Technology, and Employee Fringe Benefits : A Model of Formal Organization, Paul Eric Krueger

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Images of Kuwaiti Women : A Content Analysis of Representative Selections from the Literature with Accompanying Annotated Bibliography, Texas Sabine Swanjord

ETDS from 1987

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Talcott Parsons' Economic Sub-systems Model and County-to-County Net Migration Patterns in South Dakota 1975-1980, Richard E. Barnes

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The Effects of Nonmetropolitan Net Migration Rate on Selected Demographic and Employment Characteristics in the Agricultural Western Plains Division of the West North Central Region, 1970-1980, Abidemi Olumide Oyinlade

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A Study of the Relative Contribution of Selected Sociocultural and Personality Variables to the Explanation of Prejudice and Discrimination in South Dakota, Dan Peterson

ETDS from 1986

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Role-taking and Power in Health Care, Dana Charles De Witt

ETDS from 1984

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Sociocultural Factors Associated with Grassland Plowout in South Dakota Counties, Peter Froelich

ETDS from 1983

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The Adjustment of Foreign Students at SDSU, Mansour Haghighatian

ETDS from 1982

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Educational, Occupational, and Residential Plans of Youth in South Dakota, Donald E. Arwood

ETDS from 1981

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An Investigation of Factors Associated with Recidivism Among Juvenile Offenders, Michael Gene Breci

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Social and Structural Factors Associated with Career Mobility Among South Dakota Registered Nurses, Mercedes Iverson

ETDS from 1980

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An Analysis of Changes in the Divorce Rate in South Dakota from 1950-1960, 1960-1970 and 1950-1970, Jody J. Shaskey

ETDS from 1979

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Selected Socio-demographic Factors Associated with Fertility Change in South Dakota, 1960-1970, John M. Butterbrodt

ETDS from 1975

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An Analysis of the Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Changing Numbers of Farm Units in South Dakota, Keith A. Carter

ETDS from 1974

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Factors Associated with Population Changes in Rural South Dakota Communities, Sidney G. Goss

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A Study of Selected Demographic Factors Associated with the Number and Characteristics of Marriages Solemnized in South Dakota: 1960-1972, Jon Gregory Lundeen

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Population Change in West Africa : 1954-1972, Ndidi Odashionu Okwumaba

ETDS from 1972

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A Study of Selected Demographic Factors Associated with Changes in the Aged Population of South Dakota, 1960-1970, Bruce Gordon Breamer

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Manpower Training Programs in South Dakota : Socio-economic Attributes of Participants Associated with Training Outcomes, James W. DeLong

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Attitudes of Registered Nurses in Designated South Dakota Hospitals Toward Aspects of Terminal Patient Care and Euthanasia, Sharon Ann Hofland

ETDS from 1971

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Population Changes Associated with Net Out-migration from South Dakota Counties, 1950-1960, Gerald F. Heil

ETDS from 1970

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American Indian Attitudes Toward Education in Select Areas of South Dakota, Glen Arthur Just

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Characteristics of Low-Income Families in the Head Start Program in Three Eastern South Dakota Counties, Christopher Lee Smith

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A Comparative Analysis of Selected Characteristics of Male and Female Felony Offenders in Washington State Adult Correctional Institutions, 1964-1969, Vincent A. Van Den Hyde Jr.

ETDS from 1969

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South Dakota Farm Boys Planning Farm and Nonfarm Occupations: A Comparative Analysis, Alan L. Loya

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Protestant Church Members' Attitudes Toward Community in Seven South Dakota Counties, Don Martin

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Selected Social and Personal Factors Associated with the Educational and Occupational Aspirations of Rural South Dakota Youth, Jean D. Pederson

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Attitudinal Differences Among Youth Related to Community Structure and Growth Status, Wendell Duane Wessman

ETDS from 1968

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Rural Development and its Implications in Eastern Nigeria, Ngwu Okoro

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Selected Factors Associated with the Net Out-migration of Young Adults from South Dakota Counties and State Economic Areas, 1950-1960, James E. Pew

ETDS from 1967

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A Study of Selected Demographic Factors Associated with Population Change in Incorporated Rural Communities of South Dakota, James R. Stewart

ETDS from 1966

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A Study of Role Theory and Selected Factors in Relation to Mental Illness, Harlowe G. Hatle

ETDS from 1965

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A Social System Analysis of the Changing Food Practices of the Teton Dakota Indians, 1800-1900, Norma R. Seerley

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A Study of the Food Practices, Economic Position, and Conception of Health on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Kenneth H. Skogen

ETDS from 1964

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An Inquiry Concerning Health as a Status-role, Robert S. Redhead

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A Sociometric Study of Social Process and Structure with a Selected Sample of Rural Youth, Wendell D. Wessman

ETDS from 1963

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The Relationship of Selected Characteristics of Farm Operators to Attitudes Toward Retirement, Wayne L. Larson

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The Social System of a Rural Yugoslav-American Community, Oysterville, Frank M. Lovrich

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Adjustments of the Church and the Community to Population Change in a Rural South Dakota County, Charles Emmet Nielsen

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A Proposed Rural Development Program and its Implications for Puktia, Afghanistan, Mohammed Afzal Puktianie

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A Study of Attitudes Toward the Present School System and School Reorganization in a Rural South Dakota County, James L. Satterlee

ETDS from 1962

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Social Distance Correlates: Religiosity, Education, and Personality, Jeanne C. Bigger

ETDS from 1961

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A Study of Selected Factors Which May be Associated with the Imminent Migration of Individuals from the Lower Brule Indian Reservation, Frank C. Estes

ETDS from 1960

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The Relationship of Selected Factors to the Personal Adjustment of Residents of Homes for Aged in Eastern South Dakota, Darlien G. Klug

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A Study of Selected Factors Related to Level of Living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Joseph F. Powers

ETDS from 1959

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A Study of Selected Factors Related To Attitudes Toward the Hutterites of South Dakota, David T. Priestley

ETDS from 1956

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A Study of Selected Characteristics and the Extent of Church Activity of the Membership and Officials in the Free Methodist Church, Upper Midwest Region, Bruce Leffingwell Kline