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Impacting Openness, Conscientiousness, And Creative Self-Efficacy Through Group Music Making: A Quasi-Experimental Collaborative Music Based Intervention Study, Steven R. Finckle Jan 2018

Impacting Openness, Conscientiousness, And Creative Self-Efficacy Through Group Music Making: A Quasi-Experimental Collaborative Music Based Intervention Study, Steven R. Finckle

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Organization Development

This quantitative, quasi-experimental study of 44 undergraduate

entrepreneurship students employed a pre-post comparison group design to

examine whether music-based interventions could impact the Big Five

personality factors of Openness to Experience and its aspects of Intellect and

Openness, and Conscientiousness and its aspects of Industriousness and

Orderliness as well as Creative Self-Efficacy. The study further examined how

participants in the experimental group processed and made sense of their

experiences in the music-based interventions across three perspectives: Adult

Learning, Constructive Developmental, and Creativity theory.

Openness to Experiences, Conscientiousness, and Creative Self-Efficacy

were chosen as variables due to their relationship to creativity ...


The Grand Challenge Of Preparing Od Scholar Practitioners For Grand Challenges, Lisa M. Meyer Jan 2018

The Grand Challenge Of Preparing Od Scholar Practitioners For Grand Challenges, Lisa M. Meyer

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Organization Development

This doctoral dissertation investigates a set of problems in the field of organization development (OD) that I believe have become barriers to innovation in the field and to OD professionals doing more inspired work. These include the problem of exclusion, the problem of marginalization, the problem of integration and the problem of relevance. Using Weick’s (1989) concept of theorizing as disciplined imagination, I apply the methodologies of radical theorizing to imagine OD differently, to make novel interpretations of the work of Kurt Lewin, and to conceive of new approaches to OD practice. A conceptual framework that encompasses the diverse ...


Exploring The Relationship Of Modifiable Risk Factors Such As Diet, Cardiovascular Exercise, And Sleep To Health Care Employees' Perceived Self-Efficacy At Work, Kara M. Rebeck Jan 2018

Exploring The Relationship Of Modifiable Risk Factors Such As Diet, Cardiovascular Exercise, And Sleep To Health Care Employees' Perceived Self-Efficacy At Work, Kara M. Rebeck

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Organization Development

The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to explore if there is a relationship between the modifiable risk factors of diet, cardiovascular exercise, and sleep, and health care employees’ perceived self-efficacy at work. I used two research methods to gather data. I invited the Midwestern Hospital perioperative employees (N = 102) to answer two questionnaire forms on health behaviors and self-efficacy regarding their current health status. In each of the modifiable risk factor categories - nutrition, cardiovascular exercise and sleep pattern – the study participants reported on average, that it was “important” (M = 3.95 - 4.47) to eat healthy at work ...


Examining Use Of Self Competency In Undergraduate Students: Its Relationship To Interpersonal Communication And Soft Skill Development Essential For Future Employment, Nicole Marie Zwieg Daly Jan 2018

Examining Use Of Self Competency In Undergraduate Students: Its Relationship To Interpersonal Communication And Soft Skill Development Essential For Future Employment, Nicole Marie Zwieg Daly

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Organization Development

This mixed methods research study sought to measure Use of Self-competency in undergraduate students at a single university in Minnesota. First, the researcher developed the Use of Self Questionnaire (Use of Self Questionnaire) to measure an individual’s Use of Self-competency. Second, quantitative data was collected via Use of Self Questionnaire from 563 respondents and qualitative data was obtained via five individual interviews. Quantitative results and qualitative findings evidence a relatively high level of Use of Self-competency among the undergraduate population studied; high Use of Self-Competency theoretically leads to increased proficiency in soft skills, specifically interpersonal communication. Based on this ...


Examining Use Of Self-Competency In Undergraduate Students: Its Relationship To Interpersonal Communication And Soft Skill Development Essential For Future Employment, Nicole Marie Zwieg Daly Jan 2018

Examining Use Of Self-Competency In Undergraduate Students: Its Relationship To Interpersonal Communication And Soft Skill Development Essential For Future Employment, Nicole Marie Zwieg Daly

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Organization Development

This mixed methods research study sought to measure Use of Self-competency in undergraduate students at a single university in Minnesota. First, the researcher developed the Use of Self Questionnaire (Use of Self Questionnaire) to measure an individual’s Use of Self-competency. Second, quantitative data was collected via Use of Self Questionnaire from 563 respondents and qualitative data was obtained via five individual interviews. Quantitative results and qualitative findings evidence a relatively high level of Use of Self-competency among the undergraduate population studied; high Use of Self-Competency theoretically leads to increased proficiency in soft skills, specifically interpersonal communication. Based on this ...