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The Effect Of A Planned Instructional Program On The Empathy Levels Of Registered Nurses At A Metropolitan Hospital In Southern Louisiana, Deborah K. Charnley 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Effect Of A Planned Instructional Program On The Empathy Levels Of Registered Nurses At A Metropolitan Hospital In Southern Louisiana, Deborah K. Charnley

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The professional nurse’s role focuses on two distinct provisions of expert care involving the science and art of caring for patients. Nurses must attain and maintain a high level of scientific, clinical expertise. In addition, nurses must continuously seek to understand, relate to and connect with the patients with whom they work whether it is at the hospital bedside or in other arenas where healthcare services are provided. The nurse plays a critical role in supporting patients through their most vulnerable times by empathizing and understanding where they are and where they want and need to be from a ...


Users' Understandings Of The Virtual Economy In Social Virtual Worlds: Consumption And Entrepreneurship Of Virtual Goods, Yoonhyuk Jung 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Users' Understandings Of The Virtual Economy In Social Virtual Worlds: Consumption And Entrepreneurship Of Virtual Goods, Yoonhyuk Jung

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Social virtual worlds (SVWs) such as Second Life have gained immense popularity during the last decade. Their popularity is reflected in the explosive growth of the in-world economy, which is mainly supported by users’ consumption of virtual goods and entrepreneurial behavior. Users’ economic behavior has increased the size of the virtual economy to reach over $1B in the United States in 2009 (Nicholson 2009). Given that virtual consumption and entrepreneurship have become an important part of everyday virtual life in SVWs, understanding these two types of economic activities is an essential aspect to understanding user behavior in SVWs. This research ...


Task And Relationship Conflict In Subordinates And Supervisors Relations: Interaction Effects Of Justice Perceptions And Emotion Management, Sungwon Choi 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Task And Relationship Conflict In Subordinates And Supervisors Relations: Interaction Effects Of Justice Perceptions And Emotion Management, Sungwon Choi

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation investigates the antecedents and outcomes of task and relationship conflict in subordinates and supervisors relations. Based on abusive supervision studies and the justice framework, I proposed that the relationship between abusive supervision and task conflict is mediated by procedural justice, and that the relationship between abusive supervision and relationship conflict is mediated by interactional justice. Based on emotional intelligence theory, I also proposed that these mediation processes are moderated by an individual’s emotion management ability (EMA). Finally, I anticipated that relationship conflict elicits more detrimental effect on employees’ organizational citizenship and workplace deviance behaviors. A total of ...


Retention Of Students In A Diploma Nursing Program In The Southern United States, Carol Ann Tingle 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Retention Of Students In A Diploma Nursing Program In The Southern United States, Carol Ann Tingle

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Registered Nurses comprise the largest group of healthcare professionals in the United States, and forecasts predict a nursing shortage of epic proportions on the horizon. Significant factors include approaching retirement of Baby Boomer RNs, increased demand for care for aging Baby Boomers in the population, approaching retirement of nurse educators, and rejection of qualified applicants secondary to enrollment restrictions in nursing programs. Nursing student attrition further contributes to the pending shortage. Successful retention programs promote best-practice utilization of scarce resources. Understanding student characteristics serves as a basis for effective selection and retention programs. This study described characteristics of nursing students ...


Essays On Three Price Judgments: Price Fairness, Price Magnitude, And Price Expectation, Sandeep Bhowmick 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Essays On Three Price Judgments: Price Fairness, Price Magnitude, And Price Expectation, Sandeep Bhowmick

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation addresses three important price judgments: price fairness, price magnitude, and price expectation. Developed over three chapters, the main objective of this research is to determine underlying differences in these three price judgments. These differences are based on conceptualizing price fairness as a combination of affective and cognitive components, whereas price magnitude and price expectation reflect different cognitive aspects of price judgment. Chapter 1 provides a literature review and identifies several research questions related to these three price judgments; Chapters 2 and 3 provide testable hypotheses and conduct three pretests and two experiments to test the hypotheses. Using structural ...


A Viable Entry Level Into Practice: Factors Determining Diploma Nursing Program Success, Linda M. Markey 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

A Viable Entry Level Into Practice: Factors Determining Diploma Nursing Program Success, Linda M. Markey

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Entry level into the practice of registered nursing has been a controversial topic in the profession of nursing since the American Nurses Association (ANA) Position Statement in 1965, which stated that entry level into practice should be at the baccalaureate degree level. The oldest and most traditional type of nursing program is the diploma nursing program. Diploma nursing programs have proven to score at or above the national mean on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) required by all nursing graduates to pass to obtain licensure for the practice of nursing, regardless of educational preparation. The purpose ...


Deterrents To Participation In Web-Based Graduate Nursing Programs, Suzanne H. Carpenter 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Deterrents To Participation In Web-Based Graduate Nursing Programs, Suzanne H. Carpenter

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to describe what a sample of registered nurses in the state of Louisiana, who are members of the Louisiana State Nurses' Association (LSNA), identify as deterrents to participation in web-based graduate nursing programs. Two hundred and eighty one RNs participated in the study. The 54 item four point Likert - type interval scale Deterrents to Participation in Web-Based Graduate Nursing Programs Survey Instrument was utilized to measure what LSNA member RNs identified as deterrents to participation in web-based graduate nursing programs. Eighteen items assessed demographic information about the respondents. A factor analysis revealed a three ...


Temporal Reframing Of Prices: A Conceptual Framework, Mazen Jaber 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Temporal Reframing Of Prices: A Conceptual Framework, Mazen Jaber

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Research on consumer’s response to pricing tactics has been plentiful and is still ongoing. One strategy that research has sought to explain and endorse is pennies-a-day (Gourville, 1998), where the cost of a product is expressed as a small ongoing expense. This dissertation tests two competing theories that may explain the effect of PAD on consumer participation intentions. The first theory, marketing exchange (Bagozzi, 1975) predicts different effects across exchange type; in particular, generalized exchange (charity) and restricted exchange (consumer products and services). The second theory, mental budgeting (Heath and Soll, 1996) predicts different effects across expense type; this ...


Factor That Influence The Critical Thinking Skills Of Public School Teachers In A Parish In Southwest Louisiana, Dale Beglis Schanz 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Factor That Influence The Critical Thinking Skills Of Public School Teachers In A Parish In Southwest Louisiana, Dale Beglis Schanz

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of selected personal and professional demographic characteristics on the critical thinking abilities of teachers in a parish in Southwest Louisiana. The study is a correlational design using a descriptive survey technique with questions for the data collection. The examiner looked at attribute independent variables – characteristics that a subject has before a study begins such as gender, age, race, highest level of education completed, and years of teaching experience. Three hundred and twenty-four teachers in twelve public schools (three high schools, four middle schools, and five elementary schools) participated in the ...


Transactional Distance Theory: The Effect Of Disseminating Educational Messages To Frontline Nurses In An Acute Care Hospital Setting, Wanda G. Hughes 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Transactional Distance Theory: The Effect Of Disseminating Educational Messages To Frontline Nurses In An Acute Care Hospital Setting, Wanda G. Hughes

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Registered nurses (RNs)working in acute care hospitals that provide services 24 hours a day 7 days a week with a variety of schedules are a challenge for Nurse Managers to communicate rapidly changing, important educational messages in a timely and efficient manner. These RNs can be considered dispersed, or distanced, employees from their Nurse Managers. Moore’s (1972) Theory of Transactional Distance was the theoretical framework to explore the effects of disseminating educational messages via email from Nurse Managers to frontline RNs working in an acute care hospital that provides services 24 hours a day 7 days a week ...


Two Essays On Analyst Bias And Management Entrenchment, Bahar Ulupinar 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Two Essays On Analyst Bias And Management Entrenchment, Bahar Ulupinar

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation examines the interactions of corporate governance on analyst behavior. Analyst bias is well documented in the previous literature. However, the relationship between managerial entrenchment and analyst bias has not been explored. In my first essay, I hypothesize that while analysts strike a balance between personal reputation and revenue generation for their employers, entrenched managers of covered firms are more likely to induce analysts’ collaboration using management access and underwriting businesses. My hypothesis suggests that managerial entrenchment is a potential source of analyst bias. Consistent with my hypothesis, using the G-Index as a proxy for managerial entrenchment, I show ...


Rationale And Design Of The Kanyini Guidelines Adherence With The Polypill (Kanyini-Gap) Study: A Randomised Controlled Trial Of A Polypill-Based Strategy Amongst Indigenous And Non Indigenous People At High Cardiovascular Risk, Hueiming Liu, Anushka Patel, Alex Brown, Sandra Eades, Noel Hayman, Stephen Jan, Ian T. Ring, Greg Stewart, Andrew Tonkin, Tarun Weeramanthri, Vicki Wade, Anthony Rodgers, Tim Usherwood, Bruce Neal, David Peiris, Hugh Burke, Christopher Reid, Alan Cass 2010 The George Institute for International Health

Rationale And Design Of The Kanyini Guidelines Adherence With The Polypill (Kanyini-Gap) Study: A Randomised Controlled Trial Of A Polypill-Based Strategy Amongst Indigenous And Non Indigenous People At High Cardiovascular Risk, Hueiming Liu, Anushka Patel, Alex Brown, Sandra Eades, Noel Hayman, Stephen Jan, Ian T. Ring, Greg Stewart, Andrew Tonkin, Tarun Weeramanthri, Vicki Wade, Anthony Rodgers, Tim Usherwood, Bruce Neal, David Peiris, Hugh Burke, Christopher Reid, Alan Cass

Sydney Business School - Papers

Background: The Kanyini Guidelines Adherence with the Polypill (Kanyini-GAP) Study aims to examine whether a polypill-based strategy (using a single capsule containing aspirin, a statin and two blood pressure-lowering agents) amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous people at high risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event will improve adherence to guideline-indicated therapies, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Methods/Design: The study is an open, randomised, controlled, multi-centre trial involving 1000 participants at high risk of cardiovascular events recruited from mainstream general practices and Aboriginal Medical Services, followed for an average of 18 months. The participants will be randomised to one of ...


Why Do Corporations Accept Voluntary Codes On Corporate Governance And Why Is The Acceptance So Rapid Among The Corporations? A Theoretical Explanation, Walter Gunathilake, anil Chandrakumara 2010 University of Wollongong

Why Do Corporations Accept Voluntary Codes On Corporate Governance And Why Is The Acceptance So Rapid Among The Corporations? A Theoretical Explanation, Walter Gunathilake, Anil Chandrakumara

Sydney Business School - Papers

Implementation of principles of the Codes on Corporate Governance (CCG) is aimed at minimizing agency conflicts and corporate governance problems in the listed firms but we see them emerging over and over again despite the rapid implementation of CCG by listed firms, motivate us to develop this theoretical framework to understand why do the firms accept the voluntary principles and what type of behaviours could be expected among and between the top management personnel.


Analyzing The Gap Between Sustainability And The Supply Of New Talented People Within The Global Foundry Sector, Lee Styger 2010 University of Wollongong

Analyzing The Gap Between Sustainability And The Supply Of New Talented People Within The Global Foundry Sector, Lee Styger

Sydney Business School - Papers

The goal of federated identity management is to allow principals, such as identities and attributes, to be shared across trust boundaries based on established policies. Since current Single Sign-On (SSO) mechanism excessively relies on the specifications of Circle of Trust (CoT), the need for service collaboration from different domains is being addressed on CoT. For the motivating issue of the cross-domain SSO mechanism, we need an emergent dynamic trust list for calculating the trust parties, thus, the CoT specifications require an initial effort on enrolling members automatically to adapt to the dynamic open environment. In this paper, we propose a ...


The Temporal Construal Of Work And Leisure Results In Illusory Daily Mood Patterns, Charles S. Areni, Mitchell Burger 2010 University of Sydney

The Temporal Construal Of Work And Leisure Results In Illusory Daily Mood Patterns, Charles S. Areni, Mitchell Burger

Sydney Business School - Papers

In an internet survey, 349 respondents predicted that their moods for the work week ahead would be lowest in the early morning, rising steadily to a peak in the evening, but there was no obvious trend in the momentary moods they actually experienced on each day. These results suggest that, several days in the future, paid work is viewed more negatively than free time, but that there is little or no systematic pattern in the moods actually experienced throughout a work day. In other words, paid work may not be as bad as we think and free time may not ...


Climate Change Policy: Actions And Barriers In New Zealand, Geoff Kelly 2010 University of Wollongong

Climate Change Policy: Actions And Barriers In New Zealand, Geoff Kelly

Sydney Business School - Papers

The success of global negotiations in structuring a new broadly based agreement towards greenhouse emission reduction will be much influenced by the extent to which developed countries have met their commitments under the current Kyoto agreement. It is apparent however that many developed countries have failed to reduce their emissions, and it is important to understand why this has been so. The paper examines the case of one such developed country, New Zealand, and the factors which have helped shape its climate policy implementation. While New Zealand’s emissions have risen, few substantive steps have been taken to counter them ...


An Investigation Of Theory And Its Application In Investment Management Education-Case Of Pakistan, Naveed Iqbal, Searat Ali, Kashif Ur Rehman, Mehmood Shah, Zeeshan Akbar 2010 University of Bedfordshire

An Investigation Of Theory And Its Application In Investment Management Education-Case Of Pakistan, Naveed Iqbal, Searat Ali, Kashif Ur Rehman, Mehmood Shah, Zeeshan Akbar

Faculty of Business - Papers

Deviation of theory from practice is the burning question of the present age. As, numerous efforts have been commenced in multi programs to inspect this prevailing disparity between knowledge and practice at different venues. This study also aims to investigate the theory practice variation in the context of investment management education on the territory of Pakistan-what is taught by the investment academics in the universities to what is used by the investment professionals in the market. The data was collected from the sample of 30 investment academics and 23 investment professionals by using convenience non probability sampling technique. The sample ...


Understanding Project Champions’ Ability To Gain Intra-Organizational Commitment For Environmental Projects, Thomas F. Gattiker, Craig R. Carter 2010 Boise State University

Understanding Project Champions’ Ability To Gain Intra-Organizational Commitment For Environmental Projects, Thomas F. Gattiker, Craig R. Carter

IT and Supply Chain Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

A key enabler of environmental projects is the ability of the project champion to gain commitment to the project from other stakeholders in his or her organization. This paper develops a model of commitment-gaining success that is based on intra-organizational influence theory. The model also includes the project payback, customer pressure, government regulation, top management support and the project champion’s position in the organizational hierarchy. The model was tested using survey data from 241 environmental professionals describing their attempts to gain the buy-in of purchasing managers, operations managers, industrial engineers and others for environmental projects. The results (obtained from ...


Diy Media: Movement Perspectives On Critical Moments, Produced By Mark Read. A Dvd Series From Deep Dish Tv (1988-2010), Martin Wallace 2010 University of Maine - Main

Diy Media: Movement Perspectives On Critical Moments, Produced By Mark Read. A Dvd Series From Deep Dish Tv (1988-2010), Martin Wallace

Library Staff Publications

This is part one of a two-part review of the DVD Series DIY Media: Movement Perspectives on Critical Moments, produced by Mark Read. This part of the review covers the following parts of the video series: Expression = Life – ACT UP, Video, and the AIDS Crisis; Many Yeses, One No – Confronting Corporate Globalization; and Resistencia Y Solidaridad – El Salvador, Colombia, and the U.S. Solidarity Movement. Both the technical quality of the series and its content are reviewed. The second part of this review, covering other parts of the series, was written by another reviewer and is not included here.


The Influence Of Computer User Knowledge And Selected Demographic Characteristics The Academic Achievement Of High School Seniors, Michael E. Brown 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Influence Of Computer User Knowledge And Selected Demographic Characteristics The Academic Achievement Of High School Seniors, Michael E. Brown

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to identify the influence of computer user knowledge as measured by the Computer User Knowledge Survey (CUKS), and the personal demographic characteristics of Gender, Age, and Race on academic achievement as measured by the Graduation Exit Examination-21 (GEE-21), among high school seniors in public schools in a parish in South Louisiana. The CUKS and the Gender and Race data were collected from the self-perceived CUKS survey administered to 295 seniors registered in English IV classes at a school in South Louisiana. The academic achievement data and the ages of the student subjects were ...


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