This online database contains the full-text of PhD dissertations and Masters’ theses of Wilfrid Laurier University students from 1982 forward. These documents are made available for personal study and research purposes only, in accordance with the Canadian Copyright Act and the Creative Commons license—CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivative Works). Under this license, works must always be attributed to the copyright holder (original author), cannot be used for any commercial purposes, and may not be altered. Any other use would require the permission of the copyright holder. Students can choose to withdraw their dissertation and/or thesis from this database. For additional inquiries, please contact the repository administrator via e-mail or by telephone at 519-884-0710 ext. 2073.

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Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Social work education from a lesbian standpoint, Robin Hjordis Stevenson

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Resolving community conflicts with public participation: A case study of a southwestern Ontario community, Rosalba Stocco

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A naturalistic study of the relationship between the process of empowerment and mental health during adolescence, Michael Terrence Ungar

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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The young adult substance abuse clinic. A program evaluation: Process and immediate output, Kimberly Calderwood

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Southeast Asian refugees in Canada: Gender differences in adaptation and mental health, Roger Gary Edwards

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Boards of Directors of social service agencies in a government planning system, David Clarence Este

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Canadian social work education from the standpoint of gay men, Brian Joseph O'Neill

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Contributions to the resilience of foster care graduates, Susan Esther Silva-Wayne

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The implications of caring for sexually abused girls: The foster parents' perspective, Tracy A. Swan

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Managing young offender programs: Self-perceived power to manage young offender custody programs in Ontario, Kenneth Emmanuel Thomas

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Social support: The experience of social support by acute-care psychiatric in-patients, Patricia Van Katwyk

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Hearing metaphor: A study of clients' use of language in a family therapy situation, Christopher Allen Whynot

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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The foster care crisis and management practices in public child welfare systems: An issue of partnership. Philosophy and practice in temporary foster care, Kenneth A. Barter

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An investigation of transformational and transactional leadership styles in personal social service organizations, Dieter Ernest Kays

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The impact of social support on acculturative stress, depression, and life satisfaction among Japanese immigrant women in Canada, Mariko Kimura

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Gender and self-care in undergraduate university students: A qualitative study, Anne Johnston Munroe

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Four decades of child welfare services to native Indians in Ontario: A contemporary attempt to understand the 'sixties scoop' in historical, socioeconomic and political perspective, Joyce Barbara Timpson

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The measurement of effective parenting in Native communities, Adje van de Sande

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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An investigation of the ability of elementary school-aged children to learn child sexual abuse prevention concepts, Leslie Maureen Tutty

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Leisure lifestyle and perceived social support of older adults in a rural environment, Elizabeth Dow Pittaway

Theses/Dissertations from 1976

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Research in the M.S.W. Curriculum: Correlates of an Effects on Student Attitudes and Knowledge, Daniel Filliol

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An Evaluation of a Family Life Education Program, Anne Westhues

Theses/Dissertations from 1970

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Evaluation by Foster Parents of Services Received from The Children’s Aid Society of Metropolitan Toronto, Barbara Allen

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A Comparative Study of Foster Homes and Group Homes, William Benbow

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A Behavioral Therapy Program with Chronic Mental Patients: An Experimental Demonstration Proposal, Bryon Bonell

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Follow-Up Survey Into the Residential Needs of the Physically Disabled of Waterloo County: Participation in an On-Going Research Study, Larry Elgin Brigham

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Social Adjustment, Personality and Behaviour in Training Schools in Ontario, Jerome Caron

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An Examination of the Personality Trait of Dependence as a Factor Influencing Social Work Practice, Evelyn J. Eisenberg

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A Study of the Amphetamine Abuser: Personality Characteristics and “Meaning to Life”, Terrence L. Esch

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An Analysis of Dr. Malik’s Study of School Performance of Children in Families Receiving Public Assistance in Canada, Thomas Robert McColl

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The Relative Effectiveness of Three Educational Programmes in Promoting Academic Achievement among Latency Age Emotionally Disturbed Boys Residing in Treatment Institutions, Denis Quinn

Theses/Dissertations from 1969

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Infant Day Care and the Working Mother: A Proposal for Reducing Maternal Anxiety, David W. Adams

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An Exploration of Utilization of College Graduates in Social Work: An Innovative Approach to the Manpower Crisis in the Profession of Social Work, Doris Jane Baker

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A Social Rehabilitation Program Implementation and Analysis: A Demonstration-Experimental Proposal, William Becks

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Requests by Married Parents for Adoption Placement of their Children: An Analysis of a Research Study, with Some Observations on the Relevance of the Study for Social Work Practice, Olive E. Bolton

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The Impact of Residential Treatment on Emotionally Disturbed Boys, Marilyn C. Ebert

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The Religious Dimension and Social Work, Sylvia Goldring

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An Investigation of Background Factors and Selected Personality Correlates of Achievement Motivation, Ernest T. Rivait

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Social Worker Efficacy in Changing School System Policies, Joan E. Smith

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School Performance of Children in Families Receiving Public Assistance in Canada, Margaret Stephenson

Theses/Dissertations from 1968

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Separation from Professional Employment Among Female Graduates of Canadian Schools of Social Work, David Ralph Cassidy

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A Projected Study of Unmarried Mothers’ Pathways to the Agency, Emily Scheffer Dolbeer

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Multi-Family Group Treatment of Multi-Problem Families: Preliminary Study, Judith S. Duckman

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A Proposed Follow-Up Study for Craigwood, John Duerksen

An Attempt to Isolate Factors Within the Primary Family Relationships which Contribute to Healthy Ego Development in the Child (with Special Reference to the Specific, Limited Property of Impulse Control), Nancy Getz

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A Method for Predicting Foster Parent Success, Joan G. Gilmore

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A Project to Study the Effect of a Waiting Period on the Length of Treatment of the Family Service Agency’s Long-Term Cases, John Hartman

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The Potential Use of Social Welfare Assistant Graduates from Ontario’s Community Colleges, Jane Irving

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A Study of Problems in Family Functioning in Long Term Male Hospital Patients, Alison A. Murray

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Social Integration of Deserted Mothers, Monte F. Schooley

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The Long-Range Effects of the Intensive Casework Approach in Service to Multi-Problem Families, Lynn Taylor

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Counselling Foster Parents, Airdrie Thompson

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Adolescent Delinquent Girls: An Experimental Treatment, Dennis Walker

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Follow-Up Study of Emotionally Disturbed Children to Assess Community Services Available After Treatment, Marilyn Wright

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Organizational Ineffectiveness and Professional Influence, Robert D. Young