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    • BERTHA C. REYNOLDS - GENTLE RADICAL 

      GOLDSTEIN, JOAN LOVE BARNERT (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1981)
      The life and work of Bertha C. Reynolds (1885-1978), a pioneer social work leader, writer, and teacher, is the subject of the study. An outspoken radical, the former Associate Director of the Smith College School of Social ...
    • Contra viento y marea: Against all odds. Successful aging and older Latinas 

      Laureano, Evelyn Reyes (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2004)
      This qualitative study with quantitative components examined successful aging among a sub-population of older Latinas. Data were collected from twenty community-dwelling Puerto Rican women, age 65--89 years old, in New ...
    • Domestic violence: Attitudes and values of legal and helping professionals 

      Kramer, Cheryl (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1995)
      The goal of this research is to understand the attitudes, and values of the professional groups that mobilized the domestic violence cause through the legal system. Three factors will be explored in order to understand the ...
    • Domestic violence: Defining a social problem. The response of helping professionals 

      Cary, Kathleen M. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2005)
      This study examined how social workers and other helping professionals viewed the problem of domestic or partner violence prior to the passing of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent to its passing. The ...
    • Ethnicity and time -to -degree: Experiences of women social work doctorates 

      Crayton, Blenda Renece (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2005)
      The purpose of this study was to examine the educational experiences of White women and women of color who completed their social work doctoral studies between 1990 and 2003. This study followed an exploratory and explanatory ...
    • Family patterns of second generation Holocaust survivor women 

      Landau, Orith (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1995)
      This study examines the impact of parents' Holocaust experience on non-clinical second generation Holocaust survivor women (SGHSW) in the United States and its possible effects on levels of marital satisfaction. The primary ...
    • Jewish denominational approaches to religious feminism 

      Comet-Murciano, Aviva (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1992)
      This study examines the responses of the four branches of American Judaism to religious feminism. It traces the history of each denomination and assesses the evolution of religious feminism within each of the Reform, ...
    • Social support and recovery: Breast cancer in disadvantaged black women 

      Beder, Joan Carol (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1993)
      This quantitative-descriptive study examined the relationship between adjustment to breast cancer and types of perceived social support. One hundred socioeconomically disadvantaged black women, fifty at three months, and ...
    • The baby boomers meet menopause: Attitudes and roles 

      Strauss, Judy R. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2009)
      Attitudes toward menopausal aging were examined in a sample of 1,037 baby-boomer women who took part in the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) survey. Attitudes toward menopausal aging were assessed in terms of four ...
    • The growth of day care services, 1890-1946 

      Goldmintz, Linda Rosenbaum (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1987)
      This study examines the growth of day care services in the United States, from 1890 through the closing days of World War II, with an effort to determine the extent to which the labor force participation of women and the ...
    • The Relationship between Professional Orientations, Staff Development and Overall Attitudes towards Victims of Intimate Partner Violence 

      Sparkes Wenzel, Carroll T. (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2012)
      This researcher conducted her study from a radical feminist/constructivism perspective while examining the professional orientations of staff working in New Jersey Battered Women Shelters. The data was placed on a scale ...
    • Use of spiritual -focused coping for managing stress among Black women 

      Harris, Myra (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2005)
      This study explored the use of spiritual-focused coping as a way of managing stress among working class Black women. It was hypothesized that Black women would use spiritual-focused coping as a first response to stress and ...
    • Women attorneys: Stress, job satisfaction, and their use of chemicals 

      Winchester-Vega, Michele Renee (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 1992)
      Women continue to enter traditionally held male occupations. This study examines what the predictor variables are in the level of stress, coping, job satisfaction, social support and chemical abuse among male and female ...
    • Women's views of welfare reform: A multistate analysis 

      Smith, Sonia Margaret (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2007)
      Multistate, secondary analysis research regarding experiences of welfare mothers---the main targets of the 1996 welfare reform legislation (TANF)---of factors that have aided or hindered their efforts to comply with the ...