This collection showcases research that focuses on issues in Central America and South America.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Perceptions of Emotional and Social Intelligence Competencies Among Leaders Within Collective Impact Initiatives in Puerto Rico, Geraldine Bayron-Rivera

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Quality of Online Learning Participation in a Context of Crisis, Jorge Chávez, Rosa Barrera, Rosa Montaño, Jaime Sánchez, and Jaime Fauré

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Puerto Rico School Administrators’ Authentic Leadership and Turnover Intent Moderated by Supervisor Support, Cristal Vazquez Davila

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The political astuteness of the New Mexico registered nurse, Gloria Sue Doherty

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Challenges for Higher Education in Times of COVID-19: How Three Countries Have Responded, Robert L. Funk

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Haitian Informal Entrepreneurs' Ability and Motivation to Formalize Their Microbusinesses, Samanthessa Ramona Jacob

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Perceptions of Domestic Violence Among Women in the Department of Artibonite, Haiti, Kenaz Jean Baptiste

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Language Acculturation Effect on Diabetes Prevalence and Self-Care Skills in Puerto Ricans, Gerardo Lazaro

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Intimate Partner Violence Experiences Among Puerto Rican Mothers, Maria Natal

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Financing Strategies for Small and Medium Enterprises in Mexico, Mónica Nuñez Huerta

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Effects of User-Generated Online Video Postings on Patrol Officers’ Behavior, Yarellys Perez

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The Academic and Nonacademic Perceived Barriers and Resources of Latinx First Generation Students at a Community College, Jessica Caridad Rivera

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Social Determinants of Type 2 Diabetes and Health in Caribbean Women, Kathleen Tuitt

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Impact of Gender of the Offender on Perceptions and Criminal Sentencing of Child Sexual Abuse Cases in Puerto Rico, Sigrid Enid Vázquez-Tirado

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University Professors’ Perceptions About Patient Safety Teaching in an Interprofessional Education Experience: A Phenomenological Study, Gabriele Vilanova, Andreas Xyrichis, Elena Bohomol, and Rosana Aparecida Salvador Rossit

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Internal Business Control Systems in Small Puerto Rican Retail Businesses, Belma A. Borras

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The Function of Cultural Dimensions in For-Profit Higher Education Marketing, Yeşim Gül Clark

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Best practices for screening and Early treatment for HIV in the Hispanic Community, juliana deboviel

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Resiliency in Latino Youth Experiencing Cartel Violence and Other Perceived Traumatic Events, Kasandra Garcia Reyna

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Principals' Behaviors and Practices in Closing Gaps of English Language Learners, Cathy L. Hernandez

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Mortality Disparities Among Puerto Rican Infants in 2015, Maria Del Carmen Medina

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Strategies for Reducing Voluntary Employee Turnover in Call Centers, Holly R. Schick

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Teachers’ Perspectives About Strategies to Address the Influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Marie C Walker Arroyo

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Review of a Remediation Program in an Associate Degree Nursing Program, Christopher Thomas Young

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Review of a Remediation Program in an Associate Degree Nursing Program, Christopher Thomas Young

Review of a Remediation Program in an Associate Degree Nursing Program, Christopher Thomas Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Information Sources That Influence the Financial Literacy of Puerto Rican College Students, Enid Alvarez

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Socialization Agents That Puerto Rican College Students Use to Make Financial Decisions, Enid Alvarez and Steven Tippins

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Women's Empowerment by Group Sewing Training: A Microfinance Study in El Salvador, Sharleen Andrews

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Exploring Puerto Rican Preservice Teachers’ Resilience: A Focus Group Study, Yitza A. Arcelay-Rojas

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Family Caregivers' Perspectives on Establishing Hospice Care in Belize, Rachael Florita Battle

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Impact of Acculturation on Body Mass Index in Haitians, Nirva Berthold Lafontant

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Secondary School Educators' Perspectives on Strategies to Support Acculturation of Haitian Students, Brian Clarke

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Child Malnutrition in a Developing Country: A Persistent Challenge in Haiti, Jeanne M. Constant-Edma

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Examining Cultural Humility and Intersectionality in Mental Health Treatment, Sandra Y. Herrera-Spinelli

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Female Sexual Abuse Survivors and the Therapeutic Relationship, Tracy J. Hollingworth

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Relation between Employee Learning, Emotional Intelligence, and Organizational Performance, Jose A. Lopez-Martinez

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Recruiting Strategies for Increasing the Number of Emergency Medical Technician Personnel, Carolyn Denise Mack

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Parents' and Health Professionals' Perceptions of Asthma Medication Noncompliance Among Puerto Rican Children, Luz E. Nieves

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Experiences and Challenges of Social Workers Providing Services to Elderly Veterans, Maritza Rivera-Moret

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Public Servants' Perceptions of the Cybersecurity Posture of the Local Government in Puerto Rico, Julio C. Rodriguez

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How Generation Z College Students Prefer to Learn: A Comparison of U.S. and Brazil Students, Corey Seemiller, Meghan Grace, Paula Dal Bo Campagnolo, Isa Mara Da Rosa Alves, and Gustavo Severo De Borba

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Prostate Cancer Screening Rates for Haitian Men Based on Demographic Characteristics, Wilgyms St-Hilaire

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Social Inclusion Model: An Adolescent Parents Intervention Case Study for Measuring Social Inclusion Outcomes, Anayra Ivette Tua and Srikanta Banerjee

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Educational Program for New Nurses Dealing with the Death of Patients, Diana Vazquez

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Women's Empowerment as a Policy for Poverty Reduction in Haiti, Flore Saint.Louis Weinstein

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Information Technology Infrastructure: Global Economy and National Development in Haiti, Reynolds Alcena

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Motivators and Demotivators of Dominican Immigrant High School ESL Students in Puerto Rico, Luis A. Amador

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Using Focus Groups to Explore Sources of Self-Efficacy in Puerto Rican Preservice Teachers, Yitza A. Arcelay-Rojas

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Impact of Acculturation on Body Mass Index in Haitians, Nirva Berthold

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Strategies to Reduce Maquiladora Employee Absenteeism in Mexico, Antonio Jose Cachazo

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Project Manager Strategies to Improve the Delivery of Construction Projects, Luis Gaspar Crespo

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Psychosocial Impacts on Young Adult Haitian Immigrant Students in the United States, Lucien Eugene Pierre, Ph. D.

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Health Literacy and Hypertension Management in Haitian Immigrants, Suzie Jean

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Caregiver Support and Advocacy for Children with Disabilities in Guyana, Shiromanie Sharla Khargi

Exploring Child Abuse Prevention Methods in Palm Beach County's Haitian Community, Marie Evelyne LaFalaise

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Language of Instruction and Puerto Rican First Graders' Ethnic Categorizations, Margarita Marichal

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Factors Influencing Alzheimer's Disease Healthcare Utilization Patterns in Puerto Rico, Carlamarie Noboa

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Pap Utilization Survey in Nueva Vida, Nicaragua: Professional and Health Promotoras Partnership, Olushola O. Ogunleye, Bethesda J. O'Connell, Megan A. Quinn, Lea C. Florence, and Kaitlyn Shirely

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Strategies to Reduce Occupational Fraud in Small Restaurants, Angel Ortiz

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Social Inclusion Outcomes for an Organization's Adolescent Parent Intervention, Anayra Ivette Tua

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Determining Pathways and Connections Between Access to Water and High School Noncompletion Rates for Communities Along the U.S.–Mexico Border, Margie R. Vela, Sarah E. Lind, and Paul H. Gutierrez

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Influence of Self-Assessment Scripts on Self-Regulated Learning and Students' Performance in a Multimedia Environment, Guillermina Viruet

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Assessing Condom Use among Navajo Men in the Southwest, Terra E. Yabeny

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Children's Oncology Group Hospital Membership and Survival of Pediatric Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Paul David Betts

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Restaurant Management Strategies to Comply With Food Safety Regulations, Dr. Carlos Juan Calcador

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Brazilian Women Entrepreneurs: Exploring Sustainability as a Strategy for Developing Resilient Business Organizations, Maria Ana Church and Tim Truitt

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Are Stressful Life Events (SLEs) Associated with the Utilization of Substance Use Treatment-Related Services?, M Cruz-Feliciano, Aimee Ferraro, and Angela W. Prehn

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Are stressful life events (SLEs) associated with the utilization of substance use treatment-related services?, M Cruz-Feliciano, Aimee Ferraro, and Angela W. Prehn

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Puerto Rican Women Living with HIV and Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence, Sharon Danesa Cuba-Rodriguez

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The Andacollo's Mining Community: Ethnographic Work-Based Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility Policies and Practices, Ubirata de Oliveira

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Relationship Between Teachers' Use of Academic Progress Data and Students' Test Scores, Amanda Egan Egan

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Body Piercing and Health Complications Among College Students in Puerto Rico, Elsie Goicochea

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Evaluation of the Brazilian Agrarian Reform Objective: Agricultural Production Yield Change, Tiffany Kwader Harbour

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Factors Affecting Inadequate Growth During Early Childhood in Guyana, South America, Valescia Xenobia John

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Strategies for U.S. City Government Enterprise Resource Planning System Implementation Success, Jennifer Miller

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Happiness in Communities: How Neighborhoods, Cities and States Use Subjective Well-Being Metrics, Laura Musikanski, Carl Polley, Scott Cloutier, Erica Berejnoi, and Julia Colbert

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Effect of Intimate Partner Violence on Children of Puerto Rican Women, Maria Natal-Gopin

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Social Responsibility Strategies to Improve Firm Performance, Dennis Vincent Reade

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University Professors' and Department Directors' Perceptions Regarding Support for Freshman Academic Performance, Karen Sauer

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Vanguardism and the Vanguardist Organization: A Study of the Sandinista National Liberation Front and its Rise to Power
Gabriel M. Telleria

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Hopeful Thinking: Conceptualizing a Future Beyond Domestic Abuse, Henri Zombil

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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An Evidence-Based Educational Intervention to Improve Nursing Staff's Critical Thinking and Decision-Making Skills, Rene Norene Barron-Kagan

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Implementation Procedures for Puerto Rico's Environmental Laws, Sara Enid Camerón

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Cultural Influences on the Weight, Diet, and Physical Activity of Pregnant Immigrant Latinas, Martha Eugenia Dominguez

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Romantic relationships in Mexico: Understanding the role of parenting and respeto in adolescence, Graciela Espinosa-Hernández, Joanna Bissell-Havran, Alison Van Duzor, and Linda C. Halgunseth

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Risk Factors Associated with Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults of Mexican Origin, Raquel Estrada Gonzalez, Magy Martin, and Don Martin

Examining HIV-Related Attitudes and Behaviors among Haitian Immigrant Women in Florida, Berthline Rendel Isma

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The Challenges of Cultural Business Relationships Within Manufacturing, DeLariah Katherlene Jones

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Perceptions and Behaviors of Caribbean and South American Women of Color Living in the United States Towards Breast Cancer, Bernadette Serena Loncke

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An Analysis of Investments by Multilateral Development Banks in Central America, Jose Lopez Rojas

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Case Study of Access to Higher Education Through Technology in the Resource-Poor Country of Haiti, Jean Jacques Medastin

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Maternal and Child Health Access Disparities Among Recent African Immigrants in the United States, Bakali Mukasa

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Maternal and Child Health Access Disparities among Recent African Immigrants in the United States, Bakali Mukasa

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Asthma Determinants, Health Care Utilization, and Control Among Women in Puerto Rico, Maria Calixta Ortiz-Rivera

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Multimedia Technologies' Influence on Language Acquisition in English Language Learners, Larissa Karina Parrilla

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Haitian Adult Immigrants as Learners and Parents, Dayana Octavien Philippi

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Challenges and Implications of Implementing Strategic Intelligence Systems in Mexico, Hector de Jesus Rivera Ochoa

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Strategies to Control Internal Factors Affecting Information Systems Projects in Puerto Rico, Annie Luz Roman Acevedo

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Puerto Rican Vocational Students' Experiences Regarding Standardized Tests, Nomara I. Segui