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The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters, Gordon B. Schmidt 2016 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters, Gordon B. Schmidt

Organizational Leadership and Supervision Faculty Publications

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Investigating The Uniqueness And Usefulness Of Proactive Personality In Organizational Research: A Meta-Analytic Review, Matthias Spitzmuller, Hock-Peng Sin, Michael D. Howe, Shereen Fatimah 2016 Queens University

Investigating The Uniqueness And Usefulness Of Proactive Personality In Organizational Research: A Meta-Analytic Review, Matthias Spitzmuller, Hock-Peng Sin, Michael D. Howe, Shereen Fatimah

Michael Howe

Using meta-analysis (283 effect sizes from 122 studies), we extend prior qualitative and quantitative reviews of research on proactive personality in a number of meaningful ways. First, we examine the discriminant and incremental validity of proactive personality using meta-analytic regression analyses. Our results reveal that more than 50% of variance in proactive personality is unrelated to the Big Five personality traits collectively. Also, proactive personality accounts for unique variance in overall job performance, task performance, and organizational citizenship behaviors, even after controlling for the Big Five personality traits and general mental ability (for overall job performance and task performance). Moreover ...


Student Affairs: An Apologia, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Student Affairs: An Apologia, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Incorporating Religiosity, Spirituality, And Mindfulness Into The Professional Development Of Residence Life Staff, Monica Burke, Lacretia Dye, Jill Duba Sauerheber, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Incorporating Religiosity, Spirituality, And Mindfulness Into The Professional Development Of Residence Life Staff, Monica Burke, Lacretia Dye, Jill Duba Sauerheber, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

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The Chief Student Affairs Officer: What Constitutes Effective Leadership?, Bryan L. Smith, Tracy M. Lara, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

The Chief Student Affairs Officer: What Constitutes Effective Leadership?, Bryan L. Smith, Tracy M. Lara, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

The leadership characteristics of a 21 chief student affairs officers (CSAOs) within four-year, postsecondary institutions in the Southeast were examined using The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) developed by Kouzes and Posner. The LPI measures five fundamental leadership factors: challenge the process, inspire a shared vision, enable others to act, model the way, and encourage the heart. Each of these factors was investigated in relation to length of time in the current position, length in the student affairs profession, gender, and geographic location. Statistical analyses of performance on the LPI suggest that CSAOs tend to be most effective in leadership practices ...


Reasons We Don't Need A Formal Recognition System For Student Affairs Graduate Preparation Programs That Demonstrate Compliance With The Cas Standards: 12 Myths, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Reasons We Don't Need A Formal Recognition System For Student Affairs Graduate Preparation Programs That Demonstrate Compliance With The Cas Standards: 12 Myths, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Income Inequality, The Changing Nature Of Work And The Student Loan Crisis: Implications For Higher Education, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Income Inequality, The Changing Nature Of Work And The Student Loan Crisis: Implications For Higher Education, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Mini-Computers And E-Books On The Success Of At-Risk College Students, Aaron W. Hughey, Charlene Manco 2016 Western Kentucky University

The Impact Of Mini-Computers And E-Books On The Success Of At-Risk College Students, Aaron W. Hughey, Charlene Manco

Aaron Hughey

Academically underprepared college students; i.e., those identified as needing developmental (remedial) English, mathematics and reading courses in order to maximize their potential for academic success at college-level studies, were provided with the opportunity to rent, for a minimal, subsidized fee, mini-computers bundled with digital course materials (e-books). The academic aptitude of the students who participated in the study was assessed when they entered the program, and their academic performance was assessed at the conclusion of the semester in which they were provided with these resources. The aptitude, performance and retention of program participants were then compared to those of ...


Leadership: The Essential Ingredient To Lean Transformation, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Leadership: The Essential Ingredient To Lean Transformation, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Enhancing Your Credibility As A Professional: Things To Do - Things To Avoid, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Enhancing Your Credibility As A Professional: Things To Do - Things To Avoid, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Workplace Violence: Impact And Prevention, Matthew L. Hunt, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Barren River District Health Department

Workplace Violence: Impact And Prevention, Matthew L. Hunt, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

Workplace violence has been increasing in the United States for the past several decades. It affects everyone, not just those who have direct experience with it in employment situations. The authors describe the extent of the problem and provide recommendations regarding how managers and helping professionals can help prevent violent and abusive behavior from occurring in the workplace. They also describe proven strategies for effectively dealing with these kinds of incidents when they do materialize.


Drastic Education Reforms Would Devalue Mission And Learning Process, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Drastic Education Reforms Would Devalue Mission And Learning Process, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Application Of The Deming Philosophy To Higher Education, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Application Of The Deming Philosophy To Higher Education, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

A brief overview of the historical significance of the work of W Edwards Deming, one of the originators of Total Quality Management (TOM), is provided. The essence of the Deming philosophy is that quality must be the pre-eminent consideration in any strategy aimed at long-term success. Within this context, the idea of what constitutes true quality in higher education is discussed followed by an explanation of how Deming's famous '14 points' are as applicable to colleges and universities as they are to business and industry. The author then explains how the '14 points' can be used as a framework ...


Class Distinctions For The Global Economy, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Class Distinctions For The Global Economy, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Book Reviews: Anywhere: How Global Connectivity Is Revolutionizing The Way We Do Business, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Book Reviews: Anywhere: How Global Connectivity Is Revolutionizing The Way We Do Business, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Efficacy Of A Modified Therapeutic Community On The Reduction Of Institutional Write-Ups In A Medium Security Prison, Lee Wayne Maglinger, Aaron W. Hughey, Monica Galloway Burke 2016 Kentucky Department of Corrections, Owensboro

Assessing The Efficacy Of A Modified Therapeutic Community On The Reduction Of Institutional Write-Ups In A Medium Security Prison, Lee Wayne Maglinger, Aaron W. Hughey, Monica Galloway Burke

Aaron Hughey

This study explored the impact a modified TC (Therapeutic Community) had on reducing institutional disorder as documented by institutional write-ups. The number of institutional write-ups exhibited by clients participating in a modified TC was compared with the number of write-ups exhibited by inmates in five non-treatment units over a four-year period. ANOVA (analysis of variance) revealed that the number of write-ups exhibited by clients in the TC was significantly lower than the number exhibited by inmates in the other five dorms (F(4, 24) = 5.61, p < 0.002).Further, when examined by category of offense (major/minor), it was ...


Book Review: Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Book Review: Adapt: Why Success Always Starts With Failure, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Corporate Training Programmes: Lessons For Colleges And Universities, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Corporate Training Programmes: Lessons For Colleges And Universities, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

Employee training programmes have long been considered one of the keys to corporate success. The primary focus of this article is on what higher education professionals can learn from their counterparts in business and industry with respect to training in a collegiate environment. The elements of a successful training programme are discussed along with how the process can be adapted by colleges and universities. The distinction between training and education is explained, with a discussion of why 'soft skills' training initiatives are often less effective than skills-based approaches. The critical role of the training coordinator in facilitating a programme is ...


International Trade Effects Of Regional Economic Integration In Africa: The Case Of The Southern African Development Community (Sadc), Mengesha Yayo, Sisay Asefa 2016 Addis Ababa Science and Technology University

International Trade Effects Of Regional Economic Integration In Africa: The Case Of The Southern African Development Community (Sadc), Mengesha Yayo, Sisay Asefa

International Journal of African Development

Empirical studies on regional economic integration process in Africa exhibit sluggish progress, and there by limited level of intra-trade. The existing literature in Africa, particularly in the Southern African regional integration bloc, has neglected the effects of regional economic integration dealing with disaggregated data. This study analyzes trade creation and diversion effects of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) using disaggregated data. The investigation estimates an augmented gravity model using panel data and random effect estimator methods applying instrumental variables where needed.

The results show that intra-SADC trade is growing in the fuel and minerals and the heavy manufacturing sectors ...


Using Amazon Mechanical Turk And Other Compensated Crowd Sourcing Sites, Gordon B. Schmidt, William Jettinghoff 2016 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Using Amazon Mechanical Turk And Other Compensated Crowd Sourcing Sites, Gordon B. Schmidt, William Jettinghoff

Organizational Leadership and Supervision Faculty Publications

Crowdsourcing is becoming recognized as a powerful tool that organizations can use in order to get work done, this by freelancers and non-employees. We conceptualize crowdsourcing as a subcategory of outsourcing, with compensated crowdsourcing representing situations in which individuals performing the work receive some sort of payment for accomplishing the organization’s tasks. Herein, we discuss how sites that create a crowd, such as Amazon Mechanical Turk, can be powerful tools for business purposes. We highlight the general features of crowdsourcing sites, offering examples drawn from current crowdsourcing sites. We then examine the wide range of tasks that can be ...


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