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Living Like A Monk: Motivations And Experiences Of International Participants In Templestay, Byunggil Chun, Eugene Y. ROH, Samuel Arvin Spralls III 2017 Dongguk University – Gyeong Ju

Living Like A Monk: Motivations And Experiences Of International Participants In Templestay, Byunggil Chun, Eugene Y. Roh, Samuel Arvin Spralls Iii

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Templestay has transformed the perception and traditional role of Buddhist monasteries into a hybrid form of leisure and recreational dwelling that transcends religious boundaries. We identify four domains of motivational variables including learning, self-growth, being with nature, and relaxation. Based on data from 299 international participants in Templestay, empirical tests of the hypotheses revealed that motivational domains such as self-growth, nature, and learning exhibited significant differences based on the various socio-demographic backgrounds of international participants. Strategies are suggested for crafting Templestay as a cultural and monastic experience as well as segmenting and targeting international participants based on their needs.


Assessment Of Physical Carrying Capacity For Managing Sustainability At Religious Tourist Destinations, Ravinder Jangra, S.P. Kaushik 2017 Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana

Assessment Of Physical Carrying Capacity For Managing Sustainability At Religious Tourist Destinations, Ravinder Jangra, S.P. Kaushik

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Increased interest in the sustainability of tourism development has initiated concerns about the capability of tourist destinations. This concept implies a threshold or a number of assumptions that are supported by destinations and due to uncontrolled tourism activity it is essential to regulate and manage visitors as well as destinations. In the recent past, many miss-haps have occurred at famous destinations because such large numbers of visitors are unsupported by the destinations. This study aims to provide a examination of visitor thresholds. It tries to estimate the carrying capacity of Braham Sarovar, a very famous Hindu religious destination in Kurukshetra ...


Comparative Pricing Analysis Of Mecca’S Religious Tourism, Said M. Ladki, Rayan A. Mazeh 2017 Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon

Comparative Pricing Analysis Of Mecca’S Religious Tourism, Said M. Ladki, Rayan A. Mazeh

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

This study compares the costing practices of three religious tourists groups. Specifically, the study compares the costs of Islamic religious tourism to Mecca among three groups: 1) Indonesia and India, 2) Lebanon and Tunisia, 3) Dubai and Qatar. The selection of the three groups was based on the following principle: Group 1: Represents the most populated and less affluent Islamic countries. Group 2: Represents the less affluent Arab States with moderate income Group 3: Represents the richest Arab Islamic countries in the world. Results indicate that countries with wealthy economies charge much higher prices for Hajj packages than those with ...


Terrorism, Tourism And Religious Travellers, Ayesha Chowdhury Ms, Razaq Raj, Kevin Griffin, Alan Clarke Professor 2017 Leeds Law School, Leeds Becket University, UK

Terrorism, Tourism And Religious Travellers, Ayesha Chowdhury Ms, Razaq Raj, Kevin Griffin, Alan Clarke Professor

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Curiously, while tourism is cited as the world’s largest industry (UNWTO, 2016), it is simultaneously a fragile industry that is highly vulnerable to the impact of the ongoing threat of terrorism. Internationally, terrorism influences the tourist mind-set in a number of ways, in particular it creates fear for travellers and causes economic and social impacts to change the behaviour of people and dissuade them from visiting certain places in the world. Thus, the impact of terrorism has caused tremendous damage to the travel industry. A number of countries which previously depended quite heavily on the tourism industry are suffering ...


Vol. 5(I) - Editorial - List Of Reviewers ~ Conference Calls ~ Report On Annual Conference, Kevin Griffin, Razaq Raj 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Vol. 5(I) - Editorial - List Of Reviewers ~ Conference Calls ~ Report On Annual Conference, Kevin Griffin, Razaq Raj

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

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Vol. 5(I) - Cover And Table Of Contents, Kevin Griffin, Razaq Raj 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Vol. 5(I) - Cover And Table Of Contents, Kevin Griffin, Razaq Raj

International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

No abstract provided.


Leadership Development Practices And Patient Satisfaction: An Exploratory Study Of Select U.S. Academic Medical Centers, Chien-Ching Li, Peter Barth, Andrew N. Garman, Matthew M. Anderson, Peter W. Butler 2017 Rush University

Leadership Development Practices And Patient Satisfaction: An Exploratory Study Of Select U.S. Academic Medical Centers, Chien-Ching Li, Peter Barth, Andrew N. Garman, Matthew M. Anderson, Peter W. Butler

Patient Experience Journal

Interest has been growing among academic medical centers (AMCs) in organization-wide strategies that may improve patient satisfaction. Although leadership development programs have been cited as a potentially useful approach, thus far almost all evidence has come from single-organization case studies. The present study sought to examine potential relationships between leadership development and patient experience across organizations. Data for leadership development practices were obtained from a survey conducted by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. Patient experience data were obtained from the U.S. Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Multivariate analyses (general linear regressions) were performed to ...


Planting The Seeds Of Security: The Influence Of Agricultural Products On Food Security Levels In U.S. Counties, Vanessa R. Scalora 2017 Ursinus College

Planting The Seeds Of Security: The Influence Of Agricultural Products On Food Security Levels In U.S. Counties, Vanessa R. Scalora

Business and Economics Honors Papers

The United States produces, imports, and widely distributes incredible amounts of food every day. Despite the country’s abundance and availability of food, a prevalence of people with low food security levels exists. In 2015, 42.2 million U.S. citizens, including children, lived in food insecure households. The source of food insecurity is complexly rooted in the mechanics of America’s economic and food systems. Understanding that the fundamental causes of food insecurity are systemic, this study focuses on the impact of one of these potential elements: agriculture. Using economic analysis, this research explores the relationship between various agriculture ...


The Relationship Between Leadership Style And Volunteer Intention To Staymark, Mark E. Smith 2017 Olivet Nazarene University

The Relationship Between Leadership Style And Volunteer Intention To Staymark, Mark E. Smith

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Cohort XI


The Critical Library Manager, Candise Branum, Molly Gunderson, Turner Masland 2017 Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

The Critical Library Manager, Candise Branum, Molly Gunderson, Turner Masland

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Oregon libraries work to meet the information needs of our communities, a mission that is dependent on teamwork. Library managers are tasked with leading, supporting and developing the teams that serve our communities. Social justice and critical theory are frameworks that are often discussed within library practice, but are only starting to be applied to library management practice. The more we discuss social justice, the more apparent it is that inclusion and equity are essential aspects of library management. This program will open with a brief presentation discussing the overlap between critical theory and library management, then we will open ...


2017-04-21 President's Message, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-04-21 President's Message, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Records

Message sent by the President on April 21, 2017.


2017-04-21 Provost Report From The Faculty Compensation Review Committee, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-04-21 Provost Report From The Faculty Compensation Review Committee, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Records

Provost Report from the Faculty Compensation Review Committee on April 21, 2017.


The Sustainable Future Of The Fashion Industry, Zhanna Kutsenkova 2017 Dominican University of California

The Sustainable Future Of The Fashion Industry, Zhanna Kutsenkova

Scholarly & Creative Works Conference 2017

Sustainable fashion is a recent movement within the fashion industry that aims to reduce textile waste and environmental depletion while increasing ethical treatment of workers; the goal is to slow down the global production and consumption process in order to form an industry that will be more sustainable in the long run. Along with the development of more socially and eco-conscious production and marketing practices, there is still room for the sustainable fashion movement to grow beyond its current scope. With the support of growing information networks and brand transparency consumers will be better equipped than ever before to make ...


2017-04-20 Proposed Resolution By Scott Davison, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-04-20 Proposed Resolution By Scott Davison, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Records

Proposed resolution by Scott Davison concerning President Andrews submitted April 20, 2017.


2017-04-20 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-04-20 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Records

Faculty Senate newsletter for April 20, 2017.


2017 - The Twenty-Second Annual Symposium Of Student Scholars, 2017 Kennesaw State University

2017 - The Twenty-Second Annual Symposium Of Student Scholars

Symposium of Student Scholars Program Books

The full program book from the Twenty-second Annual Symposium of Student Scholars, held on April 20, 2017. Includes abstracts from the presentations and posters.


Effectively Alleviating Poverty Requires Economic Development: The Role Non-Profits Serve In This Endeavor, Dustin Michael Lape 2017 Liberty University

Effectively Alleviating Poverty Requires Economic Development: The Role Non-Profits Serve In This Endeavor, Dustin Michael Lape

Senior Honors Theses

The aim of this paper is to analyze the role that nonprofit organizations can play in utilizing economic development to alleviate poverty. The thesis components will be analyzed by answering six research questions (RQ): (1) What is economic development in developing countries? (2) What is the connection between economic development and poverty alleviation? (3) What are some examples of economic development lessening poverty? (4) What are the essential features of a nonprofit organization? (5) What can nonprofit organizations do to create economic development? and finally, (6) What are archetypical examples of nonprofits creating economic development and reducing poverty? To understand ...


Nonprofit Storytelling: Framing The Message For Compelling Communication, Abigail A. Siegel 2017 Murray State University

Nonprofit Storytelling: Framing The Message For Compelling Communication, Abigail A. Siegel

Steeplechase

Effectively communicating mission, values and social impact within the nonprofit sector is a complex task that can reflect on and shape organizational success. This research explores storytelling as a communication technique by developing best practices and writing advocates’ stories for nonprofit organizations associated with the United Way of Murray-Calloway County. Storytelling develops empathy and allows organizations to share success stories, acting as a springboard for future constituent and stakeholder engagement. By capturing the personal experiences of individuals, it provides evidence of organizational impact in ways that statistics cannot, and supports the organizations’ overall activities by improving fundraising, developing a brand ...


Collegiate Media Literacy On The Muslim Community, Tori Wood, Victoria Lanaghan, Abeer Anwaar, Rochele Rosa 2017 Murray State University

Collegiate Media Literacy On The Muslim Community, Tori Wood, Victoria Lanaghan, Abeer Anwaar, Rochele Rosa

Steeplechase

A research report measuring the media perception of the average college student in the context of the muslim community and religion. By using a media clip from CNN and distributing a survey on the prior and post watching viewpoints, the perceptions of the muslim community and religion by a college student were analyzed. This report evaluates the accuracy of the media's portrayal of the muslim community and college student's media literacy on the topic in America. Results depict that college students have a deeper understanding of the muslim community that goes beyond the American media portrayal. The report ...


The Tipping Point: A Case Study Of The Bernie Sanders Movement And Hashtag Activism In The Postmodern Public Relations Perspective, Alissa Sommerfeldt 2017 Murray State University

The Tipping Point: A Case Study Of The Bernie Sanders Movement And Hashtag Activism In The Postmodern Public Relations Perspective, Alissa Sommerfeldt

Steeplechase

Within the field of public relations, professionals utilize case study methodology to research efficient public relations tactics and strategies. Specifically, a public relations case study is an-depth qualitative analysis of a particular public relations campaign performed by an organization, providing a vital tool for public relations scholars to study complex phenomena within their contexts (Baxter, 2008, p. 2).

This particular case study will be examining public relations in a deeper sense than the traditional view of public relations merely serving as a relationship management role within an organization. Instead, public relations activism as a demonstration of the postmodernist worldview will ...


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