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Sleep Health, Resources, Stress, And Academic Performance: Comparing Hospitality And Non-Hospitality Undergraduate Students, Yu-Chih Chiang Jan 2017

Sleep Health, Resources, Stress, And Academic Performance: Comparing Hospitality And Non-Hospitality Undergraduate Students, Yu-Chih Chiang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In recent decades, there have been an increasing number of sleep studies in both science and social science. One explanation could be that sleep researchers’ focus has extended from sleep diseases to sleep health; this has expanded study populations beyond “unhealthy” patients to healthy people. In parallel, brain scientists have connected sleep with cognitive and emotional function, which intensified the discussion of sleep issues in daily life. Existing literature suggests a linkage between sleep and performance, but relative evidence is not solid. In particular, hospitality students’ sleep health should be studied given the potential impact of program requirements and industry ...


Hotel Employees' Perceptions Of Supervisors' Servant Leadership Behaviors, And Relationships With Employees' Affective Commitment, Ruya Han Jan 2014

Hotel Employees' Perceptions Of Supervisors' Servant Leadership Behaviors, And Relationships With Employees' Affective Commitment, Ruya Han

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to assess hotel employees' perceptions of their present supervisors' servant leadership (SL) behaviors and the relationship of these behaviors with hotel employees' self-reported affective commitment (AC). There were 127 hotel employees who filled out the web-based surveys completed by 127 hotel employees working in the State of Iowa. The results indicated that hotel employees perceived their present supervisors' SL behaviors differently based on demographics. In addition, employees' perceptions of SL behaviors were positively correlated with their AC to the hotels. This study provides an empirical research of SL theory in the hotel industry and ...


Experiences Of Supervision Skill Development Among New Professionals In Student Affairs, Aja Chand Holmes Jan 2014

Experiences Of Supervision Skill Development Among New Professionals In Student Affairs, Aja Chand Holmes

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Being ready to supervise is an important entry-level skill for student affairs professionals. This study was conducted to ascertain the level of education student affairs professionals receive prior to their entry into the profession. I sought to understand how new professionals in student affairs learn supervision skills. The participants' professional functional areas included residence life, academic advising, dean of student's office, and admissions. A three-interview series approach was used to answer the research questions. The study primarily explored three areas: (a) skill development, (b) student affairs preparation programs, and (c) socialization into student affairs. The participants placed emphasis on ...


A Review Of Studies On Luxury Hotels Over The Past Two Decades, Yin Chu Jan 2014

A Review Of Studies On Luxury Hotels Over The Past Two Decades, Yin Chu

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify current research trends and clarify the changing direction of studies on luxury hotels. Scholarly studies published between 1994 and 2014 were examined through content analysis, using such keywords as "luxury hotels", "deluxe hotels", "upscale hotels", "high-end hotels", and "four- or five-star hotels". The contributions were then screened to focus on luxury hotel-centered topics. The search revealed 70 qualified scholarly research articles. Conceptual studies were limited, with empirical studies representing a majority of the luxury hotel researches. The luxury hotel researches that were identified were categorized into nine groups by research themes: marketing ...


A Multiple Case Study Of Professional Development And Perspective Change Within The Cooperative Extensive Service, Judith Myers Levings Jan 2014

A Multiple Case Study Of Professional Development And Perspective Change Within The Cooperative Extensive Service, Judith Myers Levings

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This multi-case study explored individual and organizational perspective change by analyzing two long-term, management-supported professional development courses within the Cooperative Extension Service (CES). Data sources consisted of a survey of course participants, and interviews of selected participants and course designers. More than one half of the participants in both courses self-reported a perspective change, although only 5 of the 16 participant interviews revealed premise reflection--a necessary condition in this study for a perspective change. Seven learning themes were identified, five of which were similar to the transformational learning phases identified by Mezirow (1991). The two themes not similar to Mezirow ...


Registered Dietitians In School Nutrition Leadership And Dietetic Students' Consideration Of School Nutrition, Linette Jean Dodson Jan 2014

Registered Dietitians In School Nutrition Leadership And Dietetic Students' Consideration Of School Nutrition, Linette Jean Dodson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

School nutrition programs provide meals and snacks to nutritionally support students in their academic achievement. The importance of qualified leadership to maintain standards and provide quality these meals and snacks is important. Limited research has examined the benefits of registered dietitians providing school nutrition leadership. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the motivational aspects and job responsibilities influencing registered dietitians' (RD) and senior dietetic students' decision to pursue school nutrition leadership positions.

The Southeast Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) region was the focus of the research. Web-based questionnaires were ...


Getting Real: A Student Perspective On Benefits And Challenges Of Incorporating Industry Projects Into The Classroom, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti Oct 2013

Getting Real: A Student Perspective On Benefits And Challenges Of Incorporating Industry Projects Into The Classroom, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Learning through industry collaborations in classroom activities is critical in decreasing the gap between the real world and the academic environment. Challenges drawn from industry can increase student knowledge and future employability.


The Benefits And Challenges Hospitality Management Students Experience By Working In Conjunction With Completing Their Studies, Donald G. Schoffstall Jan 2013

The Benefits And Challenges Hospitality Management Students Experience By Working In Conjunction With Completing Their Studies, Donald G. Schoffstall

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Previous researchers have suggested that in order to be successful in the hospitality industry, students need to obtain work experience in addition to completing their degrees. Although the benefit of gaining such experience from the industry viewpoint has been well documented, few studies have assessed the benefits and challenges faced by students. The purpose of this research study was to examine the benefits and challenges hospitality students may be confronted with when they work while completing their degrees.

Web-based questionnaires were utilized to gather the responses of hospitality students and hospitality graduates in this nationwide study that included 31 hospitality ...


Implementation Of School Districts' Food Safety Plans And Perceptions Of Support For Food Safety And Training In Child Nutrition Programs In One Usda Region, Cynthia Ann Dawso Van Druff Jan 2012

Implementation Of School Districts' Food Safety Plans And Perceptions Of Support For Food Safety And Training In Child Nutrition Programs In One Usda Region, Cynthia Ann Dawso Van Druff

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

School foodservice directors (FSDs) and school business officials (SBOs) in public school districts with enrollments between 2,500 and 25,000 in the USDA Mid-Atlantic geographic region provided responses to a paper-and-pencil survey. The FSDs assessed the level of implementation of a mandated school food safety plan in their districts and perceived administrative support and also identified the district's food safety training efforts. These findings were compared with SBOs identified knowledge and levels of support for the district's child nutrition program. These variables along with FSD and SBO demographic data and district characteristics were analyzed to determine if ...


Modeling Entrepreneurial Career Intentions Of Textile And Apparel Undergraduates: An Examination Of The Moderating Role Of Entrepreneurial Knowledge And Skills, Kittichai Watchravesringkan, Nancy N. Hodges, Jennifer Yurchisin, Jane Hegland, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti, Ruoh-Nan Yan Nov 2011

Modeling Entrepreneurial Career Intentions Of Textile And Apparel Undergraduates: An Examination Of The Moderating Role Of Entrepreneurial Knowledge And Skills, Kittichai Watchravesringkan, Nancy N. Hodges, Jennifer Yurchisin, Jane Hegland, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti, Ruoh-Nan Yan

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The purpose of this study was to empirically develop a comprehensive model of textile and apparel students' entrepreneurial career intention that combines both cognitive and behavioral decision making processes.


Leadership In Action: Student Leadership Development In An Event Management Course, Sara B. Marcketti, Susan W. Arendt, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2011

Leadership In Action: Student Leadership Development In An Event Management Course, Sara B. Marcketti, Susan W. Arendt, Mack C. Shelley

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The purpose of this paper was to examine the leadership practice scores and leadership behaviors of students before and after an event management course. A mixed methods approach was utilized. The Student- Leadership Practice Inventory (S-LPI) was administered to a sample of 184 students in three semesters of an event management course. Students completed the S-LPI at the beginning and at the end of the course. The students also wrote reflections of their leadership behaviors and learnings.

Results of the study showed that students’ mean leadership scores increased significantly for all practice areas between pre and post, with the largest ...


Considerations For Dealing With Significant Organizational Change , Donald Chrusciel Jan 2004

Considerations For Dealing With Significant Organizational Change , Donald Chrusciel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Business enterprises are being challenged to confront change where there is impact on the enterprise due to some radical, financial, and/or organizational adjustment (significant change). By utilizing both a quantitative and qualitative research methodology and focusing on a single case study dealing with a Decision Support System (significant change), the critical success factors of previous research are confirmed, and two additional critical factors are revealed: (1) Flexible curriculum---the need for a comprehensive action plan, and (2) Perception of Personal Gain---the need to present a clear understanding addressing the aspirations of those involved and affected by the change initiative.;Learning ...


An Analysis Of Institutional Engagement: Perceptions Of Faculty, Staff And Administration In The College Of Agriculture At Iowa State University , Michael Devitt Woods Jan 2001

An Analysis Of Institutional Engagement: Perceptions Of Faculty, Staff And Administration In The College Of Agriculture At Iowa State University , Michael Devitt Woods

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Significant movement is afoot in higher education around a reinvigoration of civic engagement as well as efforts to reform the 'ivory tower' from societal isolation and irrelevance. This movement is based on the assumption that land grant institutions should play a key role in sustaining our democracy and collaborating to solve complex societal problems. Against this backdrop, in February 1999, the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities issued the third of its reports, Returning to Our Roots: The Engaged Institution (NASULGC, 1999), calling for greater institutional engagement with society. Specifically the Commission concluded that it is ...


A Qualitative Inquiry Into The Critical Thinking Process Of Hospitality Management Students , Tin Oo Thin Jan 2001

A Qualitative Inquiry Into The Critical Thinking Process Of Hospitality Management Students , Tin Oo Thin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The research questions addressed by this qualitative inquiry were: (1) How do hospitality management students demonstrate the process of critical thinking when making decisions about management case studies? (2) What aspects of the classroom environment/culture help or hinder the process of critical thinking by hospitality management students? Data were collected in Fall of 1995 from one class of 13 university students. These students were enrolled in a management course that focused on discussion of case studies.;Data were analyzed by constant comparative method. Basic ideas from selected phrases of data revealed 14 themes (case study, subject-matter knowledge, work experience ...


Employer-Provided Training And Development: Consequences For Employees , Mary E. Hultman Jan 2000

Employer-Provided Training And Development: Consequences For Employees , Mary E. Hultman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study extended previous research on the effect of employer-provided training and development on employee wages and promotions. Also investigated were differences in the amount or kinds of workplace education provided male and female employees. The study went beyond previous research to examine the effect of "missed opportunities", defined as nonparticipation in employer-provided training either because the employee was not allowed to participate or because the employee chose not to participate. Participants completed a questionnaire that captured information about the formal training they had received from their current employer at any time and in the past 12 months. Participants were ...


Selection Factors Related To Satisfaction, Persistence, And Job Performance For Technical Writers At The Iowa State University Child Welfare Project , Mary Jean Loven Jan 1998

Selection Factors Related To Satisfaction, Persistence, And Job Performance For Technical Writers At The Iowa State University Child Welfare Project , Mary Jean Loven

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The Bureau of Collections, Iowa Department of Human Services, is the designated agency to provide child support recovery services in the state of Iowa. This agency has received federal funding to expand and upgrade its computer system to support federal regulations for child support recovery programs. To enable the agency to meet federal standards, the Bureau (BOC) contracted with Iowa State University, through its Child Welfare Project, to secure technical writers who could play a major role in the development of policy and system enhancements. The position involved working as part of a team to develop and implement child support ...


Self-Reported Measures Of Work Satisfaction, Receptivity Towards Organizational Change, And Ratings Of Quality Management Initiatives Of Campus Facilities' Workers In The State Universities Of Iowa , Radhakrishnan Balamuralikrishna Jan 1997

Self-Reported Measures Of Work Satisfaction, Receptivity Towards Organizational Change, And Ratings Of Quality Management Initiatives Of Campus Facilities' Workers In The State Universities Of Iowa , Radhakrishnan Balamuralikrishna

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Faced with increasing budgetary constraints, higher educational institutions across the United States are attempting to transform their organizational systems and processes. Quality management initiatives have become increasingly popular in several functions of universities and four-year colleges. In particular, campus facilities' departments have adopted total quality management (TQM) as the new Philosophy;;The major purpose of this study was to develop an instrument to measure job satisfaction, receptivity towards organizational change, and ratings of quality management initiatives as perceived by custodial workers employed in university campus facilities. A secondary purpose was to determine existing perceptions of custodial workers employed by the ...


An Examination Of The Expectations Between Core And Peripheral Workers , Linda Carol Evans Jan 1996

An Examination Of The Expectations Between Core And Peripheral Workers , Linda Carol Evans

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to analyze the development, characteristics and dynamics of the core and peripheral segments of the work force using Immanuel Wallerstein's Modern World System Theory (1974), a theory traditionally reserved for macro-level analysis between nations in the world economy. Core-periphery relationships between nations are characterized by inequality, dependence, and exploitation. Moreover, role theory is used to explore the employment relations and work expectations which exist between these two segments of the work force. Role theorists contend that people's occupational roles are a strong determinant of the traits ascribed to them. A major premise ...


Feasibility Study And Design Of A Merit Pay Plan For Principals , Lawrence Edward Sessions Jan 1996

Feasibility Study And Design Of A Merit Pay Plan For Principals , Lawrence Edward Sessions

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Merit pay has been around for almost a century in American education. Most school districts attempting merit pay have discontinued those plans after a few years. The apparent failures might be partially the result of poor design or implementation;The primary purpose of this study was to conduct a feasibility study and to design a model merit pay plan for principals that will be acceptable to principals, upper-level administrators, and school boards. The intent of this plan is to improve principal effectiveness in school leadership while indirectly increasing student performance;Qualitative research and case study methods were used to conduct ...


The Development Of A Performance Evaluation System For Educational Secretaries , Patrick Daniel Bird Jan 1995

The Development Of A Performance Evaluation System For Educational Secretaries , Patrick Daniel Bird

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Purpose of the study. Given the lack of research on the performance evaluation of the education secretary, the purpose of this study was to answer questions regarding the development of an evaluation system that could be used by all K-12 schools and intermediate educational agencies that employ secretaries;Procedures and design. This study used a combination of action research and case study methodology. It was representative of qualitative research. It was a study of four complex social entities, an area educational agency, and three kindergarten through 12th grade school districts. The study was completed during a six-year time span as ...


A Study Of The Attitudes Of Faculty And Deos At Iowa State University Toward Deming's Principles Of Total Quality Improvement (Tqi) , Anita Louise Ousley Jan 1995

A Study Of The Attitudes Of Faculty And Deos At Iowa State University Toward Deming's Principles Of Total Quality Improvement (Tqi) , Anita Louise Ousley

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Recent issues facing higher education have created uncertainty over the traditional philosophies underlying higher education administration. As a result, some institutions are investigating Total Quality Improvement (TQI) as an alternative teaching and administrative practice. However, TQI implementation efforts sometimes fail due to poor attitudes of faculty and other employees toward the philosophy and toward change, in general;This study investigates the attitudes of faculty and Department Executive Officers (DEOs) at Iowa State University toward some aspects of TQI by identifying possible group differences between DEOs and faculty and between/among faculty subgroups. To achieve the objectives, an instrument was developed ...


An Exploration Of The Leadership Practice "Enabling Others To Act": A Case Study , Thomas Lawrence Krill Jan 1993

An Exploration Of The Leadership Practice "Enabling Others To Act": A Case Study , Thomas Lawrence Krill

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the leadership practice of "enabling others to act" as defined by Kouzes and Posner. Data collected using the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and assembled by James Kouzes and Barry Posner has consistently shown a significant difference between the leader scores on the LPI "self" and the subordinates scores on the LPI "observer". This study was designed to explore possible causes of this significant difference;A multiple case study with embedded unit analysis was selected as the research methodology. Three sites were selected from departments or centers located within Colleges of Agriculture at ...


Learning Styles Of Post-Secondary Vocational Education Students And Hotel Managers In The Bahamas , Sophia Anne Rolle Jan 1993

Learning Styles Of Post-Secondary Vocational Education Students And Hotel Managers In The Bahamas , Sophia Anne Rolle

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study determined the learning styles of full-time post-secondary vocational education students and hotel general managers in the Bahamas. The study also examined differences in learning styles of students and managers, and examined differences in learning styles among students majoring in four full-time programs at the Bahamas Hotel Training College (BHTC) in Nassau, Bahamas;The sample contained two groups, 94 full-time post-secondary vocational education students at BHTC, and 24 hotel general managers in Nassau. The Marshall and Merritt (1984) Learning Style Instrument-Semantic Differential (LSI-SD) was used to measure learning styles based on Kolb's (1984) leading style model. Frequencies, percentages ...


Reentry: Procedures And Strategies Necessary To Achieve Greater Capitalization Of Human Assets In International Business Repatriation , Hildegard M. Vary Jan 1992

Reentry: Procedures And Strategies Necessary To Achieve Greater Capitalization Of Human Assets In International Business Repatriation , Hildegard M. Vary

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research had two purposes. First, a mailed survey was used to investigate the scope and nature of current strategies used by U.S.-based Fortune 100 firms to facilitate the reentry of international executives. Its second purpose was the development of management strategies intended to optimize utilization of international executives during reentry and beyond;Survey results indicated MNCs are becoming more aware of the importance of international assignments. However, the majority paid little attention to repatriating employees. Organizations usually did not provide repatriation preparation before international assignments, nor debriefings or reentry orientations at reentry. Three out of four indicated ...


Necessary Competencies And Learning Experiences For Hospitality Educators: A Delphi Study , John Thomas Canterino Jan 1990

Necessary Competencies And Learning Experiences For Hospitality Educators: A Delphi Study , John Thomas Canterino

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were (1) to identify a list of knowledge and skill competencies that are needed by an effective hospitality management educator, and (2) to identify a list of learning experiences that would be appropriate for acquiring the competencies;Both purposes were achieved by administering three successive Delphi questionnaires to a panel of experts consisting of 100 hospitality educators who were nominated most frequently, according to specified criteria, by a national random sample of 100 hospitality educators;In the first questionnaire, (Round I), panelists were asked to generate competencies and learning experiences. In the second questionnaire, (Round ...


An Analysis Of Selected Management Skills And Behaviors Perceived To Be Learned And Used By Cooperative Extension Service Professionals In Iowa, Sharon Krull Drake Jan 1989

An Analysis Of Selected Management Skills And Behaviors Perceived To Be Learned And Used By Cooperative Extension Service Professionals In Iowa, Sharon Krull Drake

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study identified management skills perceived to be learned and used by Iowa Cooperative Extension professionals. The purpose of the study was to assess the extent to which selected management skills and behaviors were performed as perceived by extension professionals in Iowa. A secondary purpose was to determine the extent to which these management skills were perceived to be learned in a structured educational program and used in professional practice;The study used a quasi-experimental pre test, post test design. Eighty-two individuals comprised the experimental group and 63 the control group. The target audience was Cooperative Extension professionals in Iowa ...


Restaurant Managers Learning Styles: Implications For Management Development Programs , Cathy Hui-Chun Hsu Jan 1989

Restaurant Managers Learning Styles: Implications For Management Development Programs , Cathy Hui-Chun Hsu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the learning styles of unit and district level restaurant managers. Also, aspects of current management development programs implemented in the foodservice industry were examined. Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory had been selected as the basis for the study;Two questionnaires were administered, Learning Style Questionnaire for unit and district level restaurant managers and Program Analysis Questionnaire for management development program directors in the foodservice industry. The sample consisted of 14 program directors, 118 unit level managers, and 45 district level managers;Descriptive statistical analyses were calculated for all variables. Learning styles were determined by using the scoring ...


Management Aspects Of And Educational Criteria For School Lunch Programs In Iowa , Beatrice Elizabeth Donaldson Jan 1952

Management Aspects Of And Educational Criteria For School Lunch Programs In Iowa , Beatrice Elizabeth Donaldson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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