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University Fundraising Through Special Events: An Application Of The Theory Of Planned Behavior, Megan Elizabeth Hobbs 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

University Fundraising Through Special Events: An Application Of The Theory Of Planned Behavior, Megan Elizabeth Hobbs

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The purpose of this study was to apply the Revised Theory of Planned Behavior and EVENTQUAL models to explore (1) event qualities that significantly impact guests’ satisfaction with a university event that they attend, (2) significant factors influencing university loyalty as a result of an event, and (3) willingness to make a charitable donation to a university as a result of attending an event. An online survey was sent to attendees of an annual Cal Poly auction event between 2002 and 2016 that directly benefits Cal Poly students. The data were used to test a series of hypotheses to determine ...


Extreme Sports: A Study Of Free-Solo Rock Climbers, Jacob Ray Sparks 2016 Brigham Young University

Extreme Sports: A Study Of Free-Solo Rock Climbers, Jacob Ray Sparks

All Theses and Dissertations

Extreme sport participation has traditionally been conceptualized as a psychological disorder and something to be avoided (Cashmore, 2002). Viewed in this way, these individuals are thought to be enacting an unhealthy psychology (Ogilvie, 1997; Slanger & Rudestam, 1997). Other research has described participants in extreme sports as sensation seekers under-stimulated by their normal surroundings and out of control (Zuckerman, 1979). Using Brymer's (2005) focused definition of extreme sports, "activities where a mismanaged mistake or accident would most likely result in death, as opposed to injury" (p. 5), this study utilized a phenomenological method to analyze semi-structured interviews with 16 free-solo climbers (n =16). The participants described their motivations in terms of overwhelming enjoyment, heightened focus, and personal progress. These results support more recent research describing extreme sport experiences as opportunities for positive transformation with outcomes including gains in courage, humility, eco-centrism, and emotional engagement (Brymer, 2009; Willig, 2008). These findings challenge the traditional, stereotypical notions of extreme sports participants as young and male (Wheaton & Beal, 2003), sensation-seeking (Zuckerman, 1979), and psychologically unwell (Ogilvie, 1997; Slanger & Rudestam, 1997). Answering Brymer's (2005) call to investigate all extreme sports individually, this study focused on the specific extreme sport of free-solo climbing and found the experience of the free-solo climber is a powerful undertaking enjoyed by young, old, male, and female.


Examining Intrinsic Motivation And Holistic Functioning: The Role Of Therapeutic Recreation In Residential Substance Use Treatment, Damien Christopher Cavanaugh 2016 Brigham Young University

Examining Intrinsic Motivation And Holistic Functioning: The Role Of Therapeutic Recreation In Residential Substance Use Treatment, Damien Christopher Cavanaugh

All Theses and Dissertations

This evaluative study examined the impact of recreational therapy interventions on intrinsic motivation and holistic functioning among adults at a substance use treatment facility. West (2001) identified motivation as a key variable in treating substance use disorders, and self-determination theory, specifically intrinsic motivation, provided a useful framework for this study. Intrinsic motivation is grounded in self-determination theory and defines various motivation types and how to increase participants' engagement. Holistic functioning is another tool in assessing a participant's recovery. For this evaluation, four domains were specifically assessed: (a) physical, (b) leisure, (c) social, and (d) daily living functioning. These quality ...


Decision Making In The Backcountry While Carrying A Cellular Phone, Quinn S. Linford 2016 Brigham Young University

Decision Making In The Backcountry While Carrying A Cellular Phone, Quinn S. Linford

All Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to gain understanding about the influence of technology, specifically cellular phones, on decision making during potentially risky situations in the backcountry. Previous research in this area is contradictory and some studies indicate technology is influencing people to take more risks while others suggest it is not. Further confounding the relationship is the fact that previous studies have found people may be taking more risk in the presence of technology were based largely on respondent perceptions, not observation data. The current study used a scenario-based decision model to examine the difference in decision making between ...


Plastic Fantastic: The Fiberglass Boatbuilding Industry In Holland, Michigan, Geoffrey D. Reynolds 2016 Hope College

Plastic Fantastic: The Fiberglass Boatbuilding Industry In Holland, Michigan, Geoffrey D. Reynolds

Faculty Publications

Plastic Fantastic: The Fiberglass Boatbuilding Industry in Holland, Michigan is a chapter concerning the use of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) to build boats starting in the 1940s. In the 1950s boat builders discovered that fiberglass would allow them to design boats that would lead to new boat sales and increased profit margins for years to come. This technology steadily spread throughout American boat manufacturing plants, including Holland, Michigan, placing the town among the leaders in the industry.


Tell Me At What Time You Usually Wake Up, I’Ll Tell You What Type Of Traveler You Are: An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Destination Canada “Explorer Quotient” Segmentation Method And Chronotype, Maryse Côté-Hamel 2016 Office du tourisme de Québec

Tell Me At What Time You Usually Wake Up, I’Ll Tell You What Type Of Traveler You Are: An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Destination Canada “Explorer Quotient” Segmentation Method And Chronotype, Maryse Côté-Hamel

2016-Conference

While travelers diverge on their attitudes, beliefs, values, motivations and behaviours, they also vary in their chronotype (also called diurnal preference). The present research investigates the mediating influence of the chronotype on the relationship between Destination Canada "Explorer Quotient" and the length of planning prior to the trip.


From Woods To Water: Reviving A G-W Invader, Geoffrey D. Reynolds 2016 Hope College

From Woods To Water: Reviving A G-W Invader, Geoffrey D. Reynolds

Faculty Publications

From Woods to Water: Reviving a G-W Invader is an article concerning the full restoration of a 1972 G-W Invader 10.3' Rally fiberglass boat by high school students Peter Reynolds, Gurjinder Sandhu, and instructor Geoffrey Reynolds, during May and June 2016.


Kickact: The Implementation & Evaluation Of A Youth Empowerment & Leadership Program, Crystal M. Denny 2016 SIT Graduate Institute

Kickact: The Implementation & Evaluation Of A Youth Empowerment & Leadership Program, Crystal M. Denny

Capstone Collection

KickAct is a program that combines martial arts and performing arts to empower youth and engage them in creative social change. Youth experience a lack of community engagement and partnership with the adult. Many youth face additional challenges, ranging from lack of support in school to violence at home, that can negatively impact their life. KickAct is designed to provide youth with the necessary skills and experience to thrive as active participants in their communities. Due to inconsistent attendance and participation, it was not possible to determine whether the workshop format was a successful method for youth empowerment. However, the ...


Estimating Total Number Of Attendees To An Open Free Non-Gated Outdoor Cultural Event – A Case Of Zora! Festival In Eatonville, Florida, Usa, Tadayuki Hara, Kimberly S. Severt, Valeriya Shapoval 2016 Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida

Estimating Total Number Of Attendees To An Open Free Non-Gated Outdoor Cultural Event – A Case Of Zora! Festival In Eatonville, Florida, Usa, Tadayuki Hara, Kimberly S. Severt, Valeriya Shapoval

Journal of Tourism Economics, Policy and Hospitality Management

The purpose of this study is to make better estimation of number of attendees to an open, free cultural festival. After reviewing various advanced and available techniques, including aerial photographs and forecasting methods, we choose to utilize a simple quantitative method of counting attendees physically at four multiple points of entry to an open, free festival, where researchers are estimated to capture 80~95% of all attendees according to organizers, town administrators and residents. We used the structured sampling of 15 minutes’ actual counting in every hour at four locations, including three entry points and one central point, with hand-held ...


Overcoming Fraud & Dishonesty In The Hospitality Industry, James Peter Murphy 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Overcoming Fraud & Dishonesty In The Hospitality Industry, James Peter Murphy

Conference papers

The licensed industry is an increasingly competitive market place, many bars have responded by empowering staff and undertaking structural and management reforms in recent years. Undoubtedly, these changes have significantly raised the levels of customer service and enhanced customer satisfaction. Paradoxically these changes, combined with the responsibilities allocated to bar staff and management to supervise and manage bars with autonomous control have created more fertile conditions, scope and opportunity for dishonest actions by staff members.

The way licensed premises approach the issue of staff fraud is changing in response to the increased risk. Many bars have historically been anxious to ...


Recreation Department Analysis, Dr. John Delaney, Benjamin Fornek, Katherine Ziegler, Daniel Murray 2016 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Recreation Department Analysis, Dr. John Delaney, Benjamin Fornek, Katherine Ziegler, Daniel Murray

2015-2016: Clinton, Iowa

No abstract provided.


Women's Professional Sports: A Case Study On Practices That Could Increase Their Profitability, Danielle H. McArdle 2016 University of Central Florida

Women's Professional Sports: A Case Study On Practices That Could Increase Their Profitability, Danielle H. Mcardle

Honors in the Major Theses

Women’s professional sports leagues have often been considered a risky business endeavor. Critics cite low attendance, lack of sponsorships, lack of media rights deals, and numerous other reasons for why women’s professional sports leagues are not profitable. In analyzing the current landscape of women’s professional sport leagues, this paper uses a case study approach to develop a strategy that will highlight lessons learned from past women’s professional sports leagues, current professional sports leagues, sponsorship agreements, fans, social, digital, and mobile marketing strategies, and management practices to show how the business of women’s sports could be ...


Frostburg Fit, Scenario A: Fair Labor Standards Act, Instructor's Manual, Steve Riccio 2016 Dickinson College

Frostburg Fit, Scenario A: Fair Labor Standards Act, Instructor's Manual, Steve Riccio

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

The case begins with introductory information about the organization and is then divided into three scenarios. Each scenario includes question sets for undergraduate and graduate students. A debrief is included with each scenario, but because management dilemmas can be resolved using a variety of solutions, expect that students may come up with solutions that differ from those included in the scenarios. This document contains only Scenario A: Fair Labor Standards Act, Instructor's Manual. The scenarios are as follows:


Frostburg Fit, Scenario A: Fair Labor Standards Act, Student Workbook, Steve Riccio 2016 Dickinson College

Frostburg Fit, Scenario A: Fair Labor Standards Act, Student Workbook, Steve Riccio

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

The case begins with introductory information about the organization and is then divided into three scenarios. Each scenario includes question sets for undergraduate and graduate students. A debrief is included with each scenario, but because management dilemmas can be resolved using a variety of solutions, expect that students may come up with solutions that differ from those included in the scenarios. This document contains only Scenario A: Fair Labor Standards Act, Student Workbook. The scenarios are as follows:


Frostburg Fit, Scenario B: Employee Conduct/Hr Strategy, Instructor's Manual, Steve Riccio 2016 Dickinson College

Frostburg Fit, Scenario B: Employee Conduct/Hr Strategy, Instructor's Manual, Steve Riccio

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

The case begins with introductory information about the organization and is then divided into three scenarios. Each scenario includes question sets for undergraduate and graduate students. A debrief is included with each scenario, but because management dilemmas can be resolved using a variety of solutions, expect that students may come up with solutions that differ from those included in the scenarios. This document contains only Scenario B: Employee Conduct/HR Strategy, Instructor's Manual. The scenarios are as follows:


Frostburg Fit, Scenario B: Employee Conduct/Hr Strategy, Student Workbook, Steve Riccio 2016 Dickinson College

Frostburg Fit, Scenario B: Employee Conduct/Hr Strategy, Student Workbook, Steve Riccio

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

The case begins with introductory information about the organization and is then divided into three scenarios. Each scenario includes question sets for undergraduate and graduate students. A debrief is included with each scenario, but because management dilemmas can be resolved using a variety of solutions, expect that students may come up with solutions that differ from those included in the scenarios. This document contains only Scenario B: Employee Conduct/HR Strategy, Student Workbook. The scenarios are as follows:


Frostburg Fit, Scenario C: Moonlighting, Instructor's Manual, Steve Riccio 2016 Dickinson College

Frostburg Fit, Scenario C: Moonlighting, Instructor's Manual, Steve Riccio

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

The case begins with introductory information about the organization and is then divided into three scenarios. Each scenario includes question sets for undergraduate and graduate students. A debrief is included with each scenario, but because management dilemmas can be resolved using a variety of solutions, expect that students may come up with solutions that differ from those included in the scenarios. This document contains only Scenario C: Moonlighting, Instructor's Manual. The scenarios are as follows:


Frostburg Fit, Scenario C: Moonlighting, Student Workbook, Steve Riccio 2016 Dickinson College

Frostburg Fit, Scenario C: Moonlighting, Student Workbook, Steve Riccio

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

The case begins with introductory information about the organization and is then divided into three scenarios. Each scenario includes question sets for undergraduate and graduate students. A debrief is included with each scenario, but because management dilemmas can be resolved using a variety of solutions, expect that students may come up with solutions that differ from those included in the scenarios. This document contains only Scenario C: Moonlighting, Student Workbook. The scenarios are as follows:


Westerville Jaycee Pool, Myranda M. Wolfe, Taylor E. Detwiler, Kyle M. Burrowes, Phillip J. Cochran 2016 Otterbein University

Westerville Jaycee Pool, Myranda M. Wolfe, Taylor E. Detwiler, Kyle M. Burrowes, Phillip J. Cochran

SYE Legacies: Student Group Projects

Due to low attendance and poor community support, the owner of the Westerville Jaycee (WJC) Swimming Pool considered permanently closing this facility two years ago. The goal of this project was to increase awareness for WJC and draw attention to the property itself. By setting objectives to improve the landscaping conditions, and creating a social media presence for WJC, we hoped to achieve these goals. To meet these objectives, the team created a WJC Twitter account, and asked that friends and family like and share their preexisting Facebook page. Our team also contacted several companies to inquire about landscaping donations ...


Authoritative Coaching: Building Youth Through Athletics, Christian S. Brinton 2015 Brigham Young University - Provo

Authoritative Coaching: Building Youth Through Athletics, Christian S. Brinton

All Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the existence and extent of the relationship of coaching styles and adolescent athletes in terms of Self Determination Theory (SDT). Specifically, this study adapted Baumrind’s parenting styles of authoritative, authoritarian, and permissiveness to coaching styles and examined the relationship between each coaching style and the tenets of SDT, namely competence, autonomy, and relatedness. This study also examined the effect of the number of years an athlete participated in a chosen sport, the number of years played on a specific team, and the number of years played for a particular coach. The ...


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