CORALS' Journal of Applied Research 2024-01-03T14:02:05+00:00 Dr. Michelle Preiksaitis Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Welcome to CORALS’ Journal of Applied Research</strong></p> <p>Launched in 2023 from Port Saint Lucie, Florida (USA), we are a dynamic peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal ready to showcase groundbreaking papers. Explore our seamless submission process and discover how we can enhance your publishing experience. Avail of our manuscript conversion and editing support services, with exclusive discounts on bundled services. First-time researchers, your contributions are especially valued! Our licensing follows Creative Commons standards.</p> <p><strong>Discover Our Journal's Focus:</strong> Navigate to the <a title="new window opens" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">C'JAR's Scope, Policies, Process, and Prices tab</a> to understand our focus. We seek contemporary research that spans the divide between theory and practice, impacting how humans interact, survive, and endure. Embrace articles on research methods that provide meaningful insights for practical researchers refining data collection or analysis methods.</p> <p><strong>Who Should Publish With Us?</strong></p> <ul> <li>Post-doctorates looking to present their dissertation, thesis, or capstone projects in article format.</li> <li>Professors striving for publication, be it for tenure or teaching requirements.</li> <li>Researchers and practitioners across social sciences, business, education, healthcare, veterinary, legal (including law enforcement), engineering, IT, and other practical professions.</li> <li>PhDs working as adjuncts, unaffiliated with teaching institutions but seeking IRB-sponsored research opportunities and a dedicated publication space.</li> <li>Anyone encountering challenges in finding the right journal for their article.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Join Us in Advancing Research!</strong> Submit your article today and be part of a vibrant community dedicated to advancing applied research.</p> Predicting military-connected students' academic success at community college 2023-12-23T14:50:58+00:00 Susan Neimic <p class="CJARABSTRACT">Federal GI Bills and funding have allowed military service members to attend institutions of higher learning since 1944. However, military-connected students tend to have lower graduation rates than other similarly situated nontraditional students despite this support. This study used secondary data from an associate-degree granting community college in New England that tracked degree completion rates for military-connected students to examine whether factors such as age, gender, race/ethnicity, or funding source could predict student success. No significant predictors were found. Future research ideas, such as quantitative studies using data from other colleges or universities or adding additional factors, were recommended. A policy paper was an outcome of the study.</p> 2024-01-03T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Dr. Susan E. Neimic The value of an online postprofessional (transitional) Doctor of Physical Therapy program 2023-10-05T12:19:19+00:00 Cheryl Anderson Jena Ogston <p>The elevation of education is found across the business continuum. Professional doctoral programs are growing in response to the complex nature and consumer demand in business sectors. The healthcare field has experienced a demand for doctoring professions, beginning with nursing. The movement toward a doctorate in physical therapy was predicated by a federal physical therapy governing association emphasizing the need for physical therapy to become a doctoring, clinical profession. The directive resulted in the creation of transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) programs responding to the need for doctoral-level courses to bridge the educational gap between currently licensed physical therapists with baccalaureate or master's degrees and the newer graduates in the field who hold doctorate degrees. Programs erupted, but over time, online programs emerged as the primary method of education with flexibility and reachability for working clinicians. Outcomes of online tDPT programs are lacking and perhaps overlooked as being an essential medium within postprofessional education for professional advancement and currency. This mixed-methods study sought to understand the perspectives of tDPT graduates on the value of an online tDPT education. The 105 participants completed an online survey through the Qualtrics data gathering system. The findings included themes related to the value of a tDPT degree in improving clinical skill sets in diagnostic imaging, evidence-based practice, and differential screening. Many participants reported that they thought differently as clinicians, primarily identifying as autonomous practitioners. The overarching common theme was the value of postprofessional programs in providing education currency achievable through an online program.</p> <p> </p> 2024-01-03T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Dr. Cheryl Anderson, Dr. Ogston