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ETDS from 2021

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Predictors of Faculty Retention and Turnover Intent in State System Institutions: An Institution's Work Environment (Organizational Structure) Impacts on Faculty Gender Composition and Intention to Leave or Stay, Joyce Eduful

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What am I?": Navigating Running Identity During COVID-19, Joshua Yeager

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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Ethnicity and Migration ─ The Concentration and Dispersion of Foreign-Born Asians and Hispanics in the United States, Shuang Li

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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 1991

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Gender Role Socialization and the Choice of an Agriculture Curriculum, Brenda Donelan

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American Indian Entrepreneurs: A Case Study, Kenneth Provost

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

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Demographic and Social Consequences of a Shift from a Growth to a Stationary Population Model for South Dakota Counties : 1960-1970, Sharon Kunkel

ETDS from 1977

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A Study of Selected Factors Associated with Formal Normative Inmate Behavior at the Maryland State Correctional Institution, Vurgil J. Brown

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A Study of Factors Associated with Community Satisfaction Among Residents of a South Dakota Community, Javan E. Dargan

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Project Remand : Estimating Probability of Failure to Appear, Glen Arthur Just

ETDS from 1976

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Factors Associated With the Acceptance by Nursing Students of Role Functions as Characteristic of an Expanded Role for Nurses, Sharon Leech Hofland

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An Ecological Analysis of Migration Patterns in North Dakota and South Dakota, Hadley Gerald Klug

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Social-Structural Effects on the Adoption of the Snowmobile as a Recreational Innovation, Sandra H. Ramynke

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Correlates of Leadership Attractedness Among Instrumental and Expressive Voluntary Service Organizations in Fall River and Meade Counties of South Dakota, William Wakefield

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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A Study of Disadvantagement and Migration for Counties in South Dakota: 1960-1970, Marco Montoya

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

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A Study of Attitudes of South Dakota Residents Toward Selected Aspects of Hunting, Hunters, and Game Officials, Jerome R. Rosonke

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A Multi-Variate Analysis of Selected Socio-Demographic Factors Associated With the Attitudes of Big Stone Lake Area Residents Toward Community Services, Oscar J. Schinkel

ETDS from 1973

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Selected Social Stratification Factors and the Self Concept as Contingencies in College Persistence and Persistence in College Program Choice, Arnold J. Menning

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

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A Study of Selected Factors Associated With Environmental Attitudes of Big Stone Lake Area Residents, Bradford George Perry

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Urban Insurrections: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach Toward an Integrated Typology, James Russell Stewart

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A Study of Selected Demographic Factors Associated With Changes in Age Structure in the Population of South Dakota From 1960-1970, Robert Todd Wagner

ETDS from 1971

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Occupational Aspirations and Expectations of Seminary Students, William Mastin Cross

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

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Adjustment of Rural and Urban Residents in Five Retirement Homes in Northeastern Wisconsin, Grace E. Kiefert

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Selected Determinants of the Hiring Policy of Employers Relative to Businesses in Five Counties of South Dakota, Don Martin

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A Conceptual Analysis of Alienation in Current Theory and Research, Lanny Aron Neider

ETDS from 1970

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A Study of Selected Factors Associated with Participation in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Employment Assistance Program on a Dakota Indian Reservation in the Northern Great Plains, Daniel Gregory Faas

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Attitudes of Farm Operators in Four South Dakota Counties Toward the Conservation of a Natural Resource, Charles Thomas Fortney