The College of Communication Dissertations Series is comprised of dissertations and theses authored by Marquette University's College of Communication doctoral and master's students.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Selling "Kawaii" in Advertising: Testing Cross-Cultural Perceptions of Kawaii Appeals, Tao Deng

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Improving the Effectiveness of Print Advertising Copy Using the Theory of Planned Behavior As a Guide, Nkenge Kirton

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Journalism and Community: A Case Study of the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (NNS), Herbert J. Lowe Jr.

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Identification and Identity Building in/by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), David H. Torres

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Skinny Secrets: Promoting The "Less Is More" Ideology In Women's Diet Books, Cassidy Felker Garbutt

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Psychological Safety as a Mediator of Relational Coordination in Interdisciplinary Hospital Care Units, Barry C. Henrichs

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Using a Modified Heuristic-Systematic Model to Characterize Information Seeking on the Internet, Kyle Hill

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The Impurity Truth: How Popular Media Taught Millennial Males To Get Laid And "Do It" As Early As Possible, Patrick Raymond Johnson

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Rhetorical Invention, Leadership, And Dialogue: Dorothy Day's Extemporaneous Encounters, Tracy Ann Stockwell

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Follow Me: A Network Analysis Of Marquette University's Twitter Network, Angela Elaine Swenson

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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How I Was Saved: Christian Faith Narratives in Contemporary Society, Allison Berg

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Investigating Predictors of Preferences for Deliberative Qualities of Political Conversations Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process, David L. Brinker

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Seeking Safety? Applying the Risk Information Seeking and Processing Model to Sexual Aggression on a College Campus, Gregory J. Calhoun

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Reclaiming "Victim" Through Untold Stories: An Analysis of the Personal Stories of Women Who Have Survived Violence, Ashley K. Collette

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Visual Resistance: How to Challenge Brand Messages Visually, Daria S. Kempka

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Mother: A Textual Analysis of Contemporary Mother Identities in Popular Discourse, Katherine Mayer

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Exploring the Social Entrepreneur: Individual and Organizational Identity Construction, Colleen C. Moore

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Relationship of Facebook Usage to Team Identification, Caitlin Moyer

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Culivating and Retaining Committed Volunteers: An Analysis of Volunteer Identification in Nonprofit Organizations, Nora Beth Pilak

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Manna from the Glossy Pulpit: Food Advertising in Women's Magazines, Kira-Lynn Reeves

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Assessing the Potential Effectiveness of Environmental Advertising: The Influence of Ecological Concern and Ad Type on Systematic Information Processing, Jingyu Bao

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"How Did Toyota Stay on Top?" Revisiting Crisis Communication Discourse, Rachel Marie Knoespel

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Perceived Reality of Images of Women in Magazines, Valerie Kretz

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Evolution of a President: John F. Kennedy and Berlin, Nicholas Labinski

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Consulting Social Media in the College Transition Process: Experiential Accounts of the Class of 2014, Amanda Stageman

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Effects of Parental Divorce on Uncertainty Following Initial Communication with a Potential Romantic Partner, Julia Ann Hansch

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A Narrative Analysis of Climate Change Coverage in the New York Times, 1988-2008: Social Responsibility and Weight-of-Evidence Reporting, Valerie Marie Valentine

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Constantly Connected: A Case Study Exploring the Impact of Blackberry Devices on Corporate Communication, Kari R. Atkinson

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Young Love can be Torture: An Autoethnography Exploring the Making of High School Sweethearts, William Stanley Gartside

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A Different Kind of Inter-Media Agenda Setting: How Campaign Ads Influenced the Blogosphere in the '08 Election, Molly Greenwood

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Rise, decline, and re-emergence of media literacy education in the United States: 1960--2000, Ranjit Tigga

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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You Tube Ads: An Issue Ownership Study of the 2008 Presidential Primary Campaign, Pradeep Thomas Joseph Antony

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Constructions of masculinity and femininity and their impact on sexual harassment in the workplace, Marmy A Clason

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Understanding Media Frames: A Frame Analysis of Rape Coverage in Major Metropolitan Daily Newspapers, Elizabeth Ann Kennedy

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"What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?": A Discursive Analysis Of Career Socialization and Decision-Making, Jeanine McMillen

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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International Students' Risk Perception: Seeking and Processing of Avian Influenza Information, Franziska U. Boerner

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The Impact of the Medical Providers' Religiosity on Their Willingness to Relinquish Relational Control in Conversations with Patients About End-of-Life Care, Stephanie A. Christopher

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Differential Effects of Adult vs. Peer as Agent of Intervention on the Communicative Functioning in a Child with Autism, Jessica M. Lahti

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The Relationship Between Acculturation Level and African American English Usage in Young Adult African American Males, DeneĢ Yvette Brown

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The Effect of the Information Sufficiency Gap on Cognitive Work in a Web-Based, Process-Oriented Learning Environment, K. Alex Inman

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An Examination of Message Variation in Cigarette Advertisements Aimed at Caucasian and African-American Women, Andrew James Kirk

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A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Intranet Use in a Multinational Organization, Nancy K. Lewander

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Why Do You Blog: A Uses-and-Gratifications Inquiry Into Bloggers' Motivations, Dan Li

Submissions from 2004

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Risk communication as protective behavior, Rebecca S Leichtfuss

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Where's the Story?: An Analysis of Human Service Experience with the Media Towards an Understanding of Social Issue News, Jaime M. Leick

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Hmong Communication Values Scale: Development, Reliability and Validity, Mary L. Lor

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Analyzing Media Coverage of the Case for War With Iraq: A Study of News Frames and Indexing from September 27 to October 25, 2002, Christopher Jacob Groshek

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The role of satellite radio in bridging the digital divide: a case study of Worldspace Foundation projects in Africa, Antony Obiero Okonji

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Negotiating Identity: Exploring Communication and Cultural Values in Mississippi Masala, Rucha Ambikar

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The Treatment By Corriere Della Sera of JFK: An Analysis of an Italian News Media Perspective on the Kennedy Presidency, Simona Alessi

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The mother-adolescent daughter relationship: Experience, communication, and ethnicity, Barbara Anger Penington

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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The Role of Socio-emotional Content and Presence in Teen-age Evaluation of Online Magazines, James A. Aderman

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The role of ethical position and product knowledge in consumer ethical evaluations of advertising content, Jeffrey John Maciejewski

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Perceived Credibility of Anonymous Letters to the Editor Delivered Through Audiotext Systems, Michael J. Lobash

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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The Watchful Eye: A Quantitative Look at Parental Control Over Children's Television Viewing, Kim M. Becker

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Arts Participation Among Generaltion X: The Impact of Cultural Capital on Performing Arts Consumption, Kirsten L. Bonner

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The News Process: How Journalists Handle Controversial Scientific Stories, Won Yong Jang

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Cairo Conference: News Framing of the Abortion Debate, Carol Lynn Kortendick

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Cable Subscribers' Preferences for Programs or Channels as Predictors of Cable Subscribership, Yong Jun Choi

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St. John Ervine and the Abbey Theatre, Cory E. Johnson

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Korean Chaebol's Co-Cultural Identification Strategies in Corporate Advertising (1994-96), Hoh Kim

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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In Search of Identity: A Journey into the Communication and Culture of Native Americans, Jennifer A. Lundberg Anders

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Video as a Prime Determinant in Television News Story Selection, Jerome G. Bader

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Communicating for Behavioral Change: The Uses and Functions of Peer-Generated Messages, Toni Coleman

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Diffusion of Home TV Satellite Dishes in Oman and Satisfaction Levels Resulting From Watching Satellite Channels, Obaid Said Al-Shaqsi

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Television Channel Preferences Among University Students: A Study in Ankara University in Turkey, Sahin Karasar

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Television Viewing and Attitudes Toward the Mentally Ill: A Social Construction of Reality, Jeffrey F. Seipel

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Communicating Catholicism in India: An Analysis of the Role of Cultural Artifacts, Stephen Joseph Lionel

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Parenting styles and adolescent self-determination in academic, religious, and TV-related activities, Fernando Alberto Zabala

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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A Thematic Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of a Local Level Election Campaign, Kevin A. Barnes

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Don McNeill's Breakfast Club 1933-1968: A Videotape Presentation, Allen Brown

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Women in the Senate: A Comparative Study of Two Women Candidates and the Press Coverage of Their Campaigns, Vandana Chaturvedi

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Advertising's Influence on Fashion Selection: An Application of Fishbein-Ajzen, Angelique Anacleto

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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The American Catholic Journalist: Attitudes and Beliefs in the Decision Making Environments at Catholic Publications, Dennis J. Coday

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The Impact of Viewing Crime Dramatization of Television on Perceptions of Crime and Justice in Society, Joan L. Kennedy

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The Nature of Organizational Communication Between Advertising Account Executives and Their Account Handling Teams, Patrick A. Lofton

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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A Field Study of the Effect of Humor in Print Advertising on Diffusion of the Advertising Message, Ali Atif Bir

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Musical Conductors as Leaders: A Communication Approach to Conductor Effectiveness, Allen M. Labitzky

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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Proposal for a Catholic Youth Magazine: A Uses and Gratifications Study of Religious Media Use by Catholic Teenagers, Britto M. Berchmans

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Words on Wheels: The Evolution of New Car Advertising Copy Under the F.T.C.'S "Prior Substantiation" Rule, 1966-1996, Michael A. Cary

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The Cheshire Cats: A Study of Major League Baseball Writers, Mark S. Cebulski

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A Comparison of the Voice Training Techniques of Arthur Lessac and Kristin Linklater, Mary Pat Connell

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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Is America Really the Pulse-Keeper of American Catholicism? A Test: The Treatment of Abortion in America, M. A. Joseph Antony

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Effects of a Female News Anchor's Physical Attractiveness on Television Viewer Perceptions of Her Credibility, Interpersonal Attraction, and Likeability, Christine M. Beck

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A Pragmatic Examination of Two Directing Styles in Children's Theatre: Traditional and Participatory as Applied to Aurand Harris' Androcles and the Lion , Lynne R. Brown

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The Influence of Speaker Dialect and Receiver Race on Source Credibility, Stereotyping and Attributions, Anjali S. Joshi

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Catholic and Secular Press Objective Coverage of Aids Issues: A Content Analysis Study, Mary Nives N. Kizito

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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An Investigation of the Effects of Literary Analysis on Understanding and Personal Growth in High School Interpretation Events, Lisa K. Bertolas

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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Acculturation and Hispanic Use of the Mass Media, Ann Marie Brill

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Theories and Models Linking Communication to Development, Joachim K. Katoogo

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

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Media Performance At the Inflection Point: Coverage of Racial Conflict in Milwaukee in 1967, Genevieve G. Caspari

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An Interpretive Study of Arthur Kopit's Chamber Music , Lenore Jones

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A Descriptive Analysis of Instantaneous Reporting Within Local Television Newscasts, Maryann Lazarski

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

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Adapting Original Short Stories Taken From Daddy's People/Mama's Folk Into One Act Play Form, Jo Ann Sanford Baldwin

Theses/Dissertations from 1977

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The Image of Black Women in Film, Joyce L. Jones

Theses/Dissertations from 1975

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Television as Drama: The Evolution of a Critical Theory, Genevieve Louise Malm

Theses/Dissertations from 1974

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Prevocational Workshops: A Possible Solution to Minority Involvement in Broadcasting, David K. Baule

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A Survey and Analysis of Competitive Dramatics for High School Students in the Central States, Linda A. Kopatich

Theses/Dissertations from 1973

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An Investigation of Interviewer Style and Its Effect on Trust in an Interview Situation, Karen J. Gritzmacher

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A Survey Design for Obtaining and Analyzing Data Pertaining to Morning Commuter Radio Listening in Milwaukee County, Philip E. Klein