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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 ...


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 ...


Dynamic Pricing In Major League Baseball Tickets: Issues And Challenges, John T. Drea, Andrew Nahlik 2015 Illinois College

Dynamic Pricing In Major League Baseball Tickets: Issues And Challenges, John T. Drea, Andrew Nahlik

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

A rapidly growing trend in the business of professional sports is the use of dynamic pricing as a tool for maximizing revenue generation. Dynamic pricing (DP) is defined as a system in which prices respond to supply and demand pressures in a real time (or nearly real time) manner (Sahay 2007). American Airlines is credited with the first widespread use of DP as a pricing tool to handle the mismatches in supply and demand for certain flights (McAfee & te Velde 2006). DP has spread to numerous other industries, including entertainment, hotels, manufacturing to order, and lately, to Major League Baseball.


Municipal Tourism Promotion: Mid-Size Cities In The United States, Peggy O. Shields 2015 University of Southern Indiana

Municipal Tourism Promotion: Mid-Size Cities In The United States, Peggy O. Shields

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

The competitive environment in the tourism industry requires municipalities interested in attracting tourists’ dollars to strategically manage city resources. Often public and private sector bodies cooperate and combine their efforts and resources to promote visitation to a city emphasizing the desire to maximize the limited resources of each available for tourism promotion. To succeed cities are challenged with finding an identity, or ‘personality’ that has a unique combination of functional and symbolic attributes to differentiate themselves from countless other destination options (Hankinson 2001). A city’s distinctiveness can be built on many different characteristics, such as cultural events and institutions ...


Exploring Motivations And Usage Patterns Of Social Media Users, Anita Whiting 2015 Clayton State University

Exploring Motivations And Usage Patterns Of Social Media Users, Anita Whiting

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

Social media is an important aspect of marketing today. According to Hanna et al (2011), social media is not an optional part of marketing strategy but a mandatory component for most companies today. Social media usage is rapidly growing. Facebook, the largest global social network, has over 1.19 billion users with an annual growth rate of eighteen percent (Aichner & Jacob 2015).


Chinese Consumers' Involvement In Wine Consumption And Their Willingness To Visit Wineries In California, Mahmood Hussain, Roblyn Simeon, Lutfus Sayeed 2015 San Francisco State University

Chinese Consumers' Involvement In Wine Consumption And Their Willingness To Visit Wineries In California, Mahmood Hussain, Roblyn Simeon, Lutfus Sayeed

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

This research fills a gap in wine tourism literature, taking into account the effects of consumers’ involvement in the pre-purchase stages on their willingness to visit wineries in California or in a foreign country. The theoretical framework presented in this paper provides support for a strong linkage between product involvement, consumption, and eventual propensity to visit a wine destination. As of this writing this paper constitutes the first of its kind econometric study of these effects.


Bringing Football Back To Los Angeles, Gabriel Leiner 2015 University of Southern California

Bringing Football Back To Los Angeles, Gabriel Leiner

Gabriel Leiner

Identifying a suitable parcel for a large scale professional football stadium in the greater Los Angeles, CA area, which does not conflict with current uses, environmental protection codes, or airspace rights, and also has adequate transportation access and nearby populated neighborhoods.


Marital Leisure Satisfaction: Investigating Comparative Skill Levels Within Marital Leisure Activities, Benjamin Dayley 2015 Brigham Young University - Provo

Marital Leisure Satisfaction: Investigating Comparative Skill Levels Within Marital Leisure Activities, Benjamin Dayley

All Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate if and how comparative skill levels within marital leisure activities relate to marital satisfaction, and if gender or activity type affects that relationship, and if Flow theory could help explain a potential correlation of these leisure activity contexts. Specifically, this study examined three different comparative skill differences and similarities of couples engaging in leisure activities in three different types of leisure activities as factors in marital leisure satisfaction and ultimately Satisfaction With Married Life (SWML). Their gender and the skill-gender interactions were also included in the analysis. This study followed up on ...


Golf Tourists At Two Courses In Las Vegas: A Demographic Profile, Brian Jones 2015 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Golf Tourists At Two Courses In Las Vegas: A Demographic Profile, Brian Jones

Brian Jones

This study focuses on the motivations and practices of tourist golfers at two Las Vegas, Nevada area golf courses: Rhodes Ranch Golf Club and Tuscany Golf Club.

Data was collected from tourist golfers at these two results and they report the amounts of money spent on golf, the motivations to visit Las Vegas for golf the amounts of money normally spent to play golf at home. The study also provides evidence regarding other activities of these golf tourists while in Las Vegas, including where they stayed and courses played. This is an exploratory study. However, results show that further research ...


Προσομοιωτικά Παίγνια Αθλητικού Μάνατζμεντ, Yanni Afthinos, Zach Kiaffas 2015 University of Athens

Προσομοιωτικά Παίγνια Αθλητικού Μάνατζμεντ, Yanni Afthinos, Zach Kiaffas

Yanni D Afthinos

Στην εκπαίδευση του 19ουαιώνα επικρατεί η «μάθηση γνωρίζοντας», που πραγματοποιείται με διαλέξεις, βιβλία, φίλμς (βίντεο-εικόνες). Στον 21ο αιώνα η εκπαίδευση και η διδασκαλία απαιτεί ευθυκρισία και απόκτηση δεξιοτήτων άρα «μάθηση κάνοντας» (Sandler στον Aldrich 2009, p.xxi) η οποία πρέπει να περιλαμβάνει νέα, εξελιγμένα, πιο αποτελεσματικά μέσα μεταφοράς της πληροφορίας, με στοιχεία που προσομοιάζουν την εργασιακή πραγματικότητα. Πλέον μεγάλοι σημαντικοί οργανισμοί όπως οι ένοπλες δυνάμεις, τα σώματα ασφαλείας, η αεροναυπηγική κ.ά., σε δυτικές χώρες περιλαμβάνουν τα παίγνια και τις προσομοιώσεις ως απαραίτητο μέσο στην εκπαίδευση των στελεχών τους, ιδιαίτερα σε καταστάσεις με επικινδυνότητα (Κιάφφας & Αυθίνος, 2013), αλλά και πολλά ...


Free To Play: Mobile Gaming And The Precipitous Rise Of Freemium, Craig Heier 2015 St. John Fisher College

Free To Play: Mobile Gaming And The Precipitous Rise Of Freemium, Craig Heier

The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research

With the abundance of games that enter the App Store marketplace, developers struggle to compete for the user’s attention and potential download. Unlike traditional console-games, mobile-based consumers tend to be more apprehensive towards purchasing an app or a game if they are unable to trial it beforehand. These factors have contributed to the freemium business model becoming the face of the mobile gaming industry.


Sustainable Promotion In Hospitality, Anette Isabella Nilsen 2015 Pace University

Sustainable Promotion In Hospitality, Anette Isabella Nilsen

Honors College Theses

With the ever-increasing need to reduce our carbon foot print, the necessity to innovate for a more sustainable future has become the responsibility of both individuals and corporations. Sustainable development, which is development that “meets our needs today, without compromising the ability meet the needs of future generations” was first brought to light at the Earth Summit in 1987 (Bärlund, n.d.). With the growing numbers of travelers world wide, the hospitality industry was aware that environmental changes and pollution could potentially paralyze their industry and they became among the first to adopt more sustainable practices in their hotels and ...


Nirsa Members' Perceptions Of Organizational Effectiveness, Corinne Daprano, Donna Pastore, Carla Costa 2015 University of Dayton

Nirsa Members' Perceptions Of Organizational Effectiveness, Corinne Daprano, Donna Pastore, Carla Costa

Corinne M. Daprano

This study assessed National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) members’ perceptions of effectiveness in a sport association. Specifically, this study investigated the extent to which professional members of NIRSA perceive it to be effective in achieving its stated and operative goals. A stratified systematic sample of professional NIRSA members (N = 600) was selected to complete the survey.


The Effects Of Lighting Temperature And Complexity On Hotel Guests' Perceived Servicescape, Perceived Value, And Behavioral Intentions, Jing Yang 2015 Iowa State University

The Effects Of Lighting Temperature And Complexity On Hotel Guests' Perceived Servicescape, Perceived Value, And Behavioral Intentions, Jing Yang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Previous studies have investigated the effects of environmental stimuli, such as music, scent, and lighting. However, complexity has not been widely discussed, particularly in three-dimensional spaces. The current study primarily examines the effects of intended complexity and intended lighting temperature on perceived servicescape, perceived value. A 2 (warm lighting, cool light) × 3 (low complexity, medium complexity, high complexity) between-subject experiment was conducted. Six computer-generated images with the same guestroom floor plan were utilized to represent the six treatment conditions. An online-survey was distributed via Amazon Mechanical Turk. A total of 473 responses were used to test the proposed hypotheses.

The ...


The Relevance Of Academic Hospitality: An Investigation Of International Higher Education Students' Evaluation Of Quality Of Life In The U.S., Yi Luo 2015 Iowa State University

The Relevance Of Academic Hospitality: An Investigation Of International Higher Education Students' Evaluation Of Quality Of Life In The U.S., Yi Luo

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to investigate the quality of life among international students in higher education institutes in the United States and the factors that influence their lives. Four aspects were employed to explore non-academic life, including housing; food and beverage; transportation; and social activities. An online survey sent to Iowa State University international students was used in data collection. Linear regression analysis was used to test the relationships between each of the four factors and international students' quality of life. The results indicated that housing, transportation, and social activities have significant impact on international students' quality of life, whereas ...


Regulating The Underground: Secret Supper Clubs, Pop-Up Restaurants And The Role O F Law, Sarah B. Schindler 2015 University of Maine School of Law

Regulating The Underground: Secret Supper Clubs, Pop-Up Restaurants And The Role O F Law, Sarah B. Schindler

Faculty Publications

Instagram pictures of elegantly plated dinners, long farmstyle tables, and well-to-do people laughing in what looks like a loft apartment are followed by commenters asking, “Where is this?” This is the world of underground dining. Aspiring and established chefs invite strangers into their homes (or their friends’ stores after hours, or the empty warehouse at the edge of town, or the nearest farm) for a night of food and revelry in exchange for cash. Although decidedly antiestablishment, these secret suppers and pop-up restaurants are popular—there are websites to help people locate them, and many respected publications have penned stories ...


Managing The Wilderness Experience At Olympic National Park: A Study Of Day And Overnight Visitors, Warren Vinson Pierce, III. 2015 University of Vermont

Managing The Wilderness Experience At Olympic National Park: A Study Of Day And Overnight Visitors, Warren Vinson Pierce, Iii.

Graduate College Dissertations and Theses

As the United States becomes increasingly urbanized, the importance of federally designated wilderness areas as places of reflection and refuge from city life becomes even more apparent. These wilderness areas provide visitors with opportunities for solitude, recreation, and connecting with nature. Wilderness has long been important to American society, influencing the likes of John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Henry David Thoreau. With the passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964, the assurance that these areas would remain protected in perpetuity for the enjoyment of the American people was enshrined into law. While these wilderness areas remain protected by Federal law ...


Life Cycle Assessment (Lca) Of Tourism Activities, Kayla Santello 2015 University of New Hampshire

Life Cycle Assessment (Lca) Of Tourism Activities, Kayla Santello

Honors Theses and Capstones

Abstract— Tourism, like other developed industries is a commerce that requires energy inputs and yields outputs with significant effects on the environment. However a comprehensive study examining the life cycle impact associated with each tourism component including transportation, accommodation, food services, and recreation is still lacking. Therefore a search of previous tourism life cycle studies was carried out and ten studies were further investigated. Indicators, assessment approaches, and system boundaries of these previous studies were assessed. Then the outcomes were normalized and compared in order to obtain ranges for the four components of tourism. It was found that energy intensity ...


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