Utah Valley University Student Theses Collection
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Obesity in Children --...
Asher, Christopher K.
Bailey, Jodi R.
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Women and the Wage Gap
Sex discrimination in employment; Wages--Women--United States; Pay equity--United States;
This thesis explores theories of why women's wages continue to lag behind men's in similar jobs, and how this wage gap affects families, even dual-income familes.
Utah County: Religious Culture and Business Management Practices
The author looks at how religion and religious culture affects technology-related business in Utah County.
Causes of Expatriate Failure
Foreign workers; Multinational corporations;
Fifty percent of corporate expatriates fail, the author claims, which causes much damage and expense to the companies for which they work. The author posits several steps that, if implemented, could help...
How Safe are America's Petroleum Pipelines?
The author, a metallurgist for many years, researched incidents and causes of failed petroleum pipelines. Most problems are caused by age and corrosion, but instead of advocating for shutting them down...
United Nations in U.S. Foreign Policy
United Nations; United States--Foreign relations;
This thesis posits that despite criticism and doubt about it's usefulness, the United Nations remains a critical tool of the foreign policy of the United States.
The Thesis Family at the Star Bakery: a Thesis Family Adventure
Dialectic--Juvenile literature; Philosophy--Study and teaching (Elementary); Illustrated children's books ;
This is a mock-up of a children's book which, using methods that young people can understand, explains the three major elements of a philosophical concept called the dialectic. It explains the thesis,...
The Panama Incident: Justifiable?
Panama--History--American Invasion, 1989--Causes; Noriega, Manuel Antonio, 1934-; United States--Relations--Panama;
The historical events leading up to the U.S. invasion of Panama, the capture of Manual Noriega, and his eventual conviction in a U.S. court are examined in this thesis.
This project is a business plan for a business called Sandcastle Tours. It outlines all the steps that a person who is starting a small business should follow, including the mission statement, market analysis,...
Meeting Hispanic Needs in the Workplace through Training
Mexican Americans; Hispanic Americans; Workplace communication;
This thesis looks at the need for cross-cultural and bililngual training for Hispanic employees of companies in teh United States. The author cites several national examples which are working well, and...
Integrity Based Leadership
Leadership; Integrity; Covey, Stephen R.;
The author, in trying to define what makes a great leader, finds that the first principle of a great leader is integrity.
Cannabis Sativa and its Varied Issues
Marijuana--Law and legislation; Hemp; Cannabis;
This paper traces the history of the various uses of marijuana, explores the variety of laws regulating the legal and illegal uses of marijuana, and questions the loss of legitimate uses of the plant,...
Will the Major Air Carriers Survive: An Analysis of the Industry
The author looks at the airline industry after September 11, 2001, and how that event, as well as bad business decisions, have brought about the bankrupty or mergers of several major carriers. Those that...
The author recounts the inportance that aesthetic surroundings, including landscaping, has on a person's mental outlook, and outlines how to go about creating a pleasing home landscape incorporating both...
The Unknown Minority: The Deaf Community's Fight for Power
The author explains how the deaf constitute a minority, overlooked and discriminated against in many ways. This paper aims to illuminated the power relationship between the hearing majority and the deaf...
Does Personality Testing Belong in the Hiring Process?
Personality tests; Applications for positions;
Different types of personality tests have been used in various ways for centuries, the author shows, and he examines the pros, cons, and legal aspects of the use by employers for job applicants. He concludes...
Alliance Texas: History in the Making
Tarrant County (Tex.); Denton (Tex.);Real estate development--Texas;
The author examines the history of one particular real estate development, Alliance Texas, a private development with some public funding, and what made it successful when many real estate developments...
Integrated Pest Control Company
Pest control industry;
The author, basing his research on experience in both the marketing and pest control industries, looks at two particular companies and concludes that they would make more money and sales by joining together...
An Examination of the Parallel Between the Tobacco and Dietary Supplement/Weight Loss Industry
Weight loss preparations industry; Dietary supplements industry--United States--Marketing; Cigarette industry; Tobacco industry;
This is an examination of the similarities of products and deceptive tactics used by the weight loss and the tobacco industries to lure consumers to purchase their products. The author also proposes a...
Violence in the Workplace
Violence in the workplace--United States--Prevention;
Violence in the workplace is, according to the author, a growing problem. The author outlines several sociologists' theories as to why, and what warning signs to look for. He also explores what a manager's...
Biological Etiology of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and its Treatments
Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Obsessive-compulsive disorder--Treatment;
This thesis defines obsessive-compulsive disorder, explores genetic and other factors that may cause it, and examines behavioral and drug therapies that have been shown to be effective in its treatment. ...
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