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Perceptions And Expectations Of College Students Choosing To Become Peer Mentors, Matthew Hicks May 2017

Perceptions And Expectations Of College Students Choosing To Become Peer Mentors, Matthew Hicks

Masters Theses

Peer mentoring programs are a popular means of supporting students in transition in higher education. The success of these programs is based on the students who decide to become peer mentors. Further, institutions often have a variety of peer mentoring programs on their campuses that create varying experiences. The intent on this study was to identify best practices for recruiting peer mentors. The study utilized a quantitative instrument designed to reflect what previous literature suggested had been the positive outcomes of peer mentoring. A total of 110 student leaders at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville participated in the study, representing ...


Seventy Years Of The African American Male Experience At Eastern Illinois University, Rovion D. Reed Jan 2013

Seventy Years Of The African American Male Experience At Eastern Illinois University, Rovion D. Reed

Masters Theses

Using qualitative methodology the researcher analyzed the lived experiences of seven African American men who attended Eastern Illinois University over the past seven decades including one who is currently enrolled. Data was collected by conducting archival research as well and semi-structured interviews. Overall participants reported having good experiences at Eastern Illinois University. The participants' experiences were categorized into seven themes including faculty or staff relations, race relations, intra-racial relations, campus involvement, mentoring, campus climate, and Black Greek organizations. In addition, minor themes were also discovered including only-ness, lowered expectations, positive influence of student organizations, and sense of care from mentors.


University Health Center Employee Perceptions Of Their New Hire Experience: Implications For A New Employee Orientation, Diane Mummau Smith Jan 2012

University Health Center Employee Perceptions Of Their New Hire Experience: Implications For A New Employee Orientation, Diane Mummau Smith

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study is to conduct a needs assessment based on employee perceptions of the existing new employee orientation at a University Health Center (UHC) in a medium-sized, Mid-Atlantic public university. This research consisted of both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. The researcher surveyed 66 employees to examine their perceptions of their new hire experience, to investigate the possible gaps in the existing new employee orientation program, with the implication for implementing a comprehensive new employee orientation. The UHC Director also was interviewed to discuss current structure, possible new employee orientation gaps and her vision for ...


An Attitudinal Study Of Parental Preferences Toward Programs For Underprivileged Youth In A Small City School, Jessica Marie Cave Jan 2011

An Attitudinal Study Of Parental Preferences Toward Programs For Underprivileged Youth In A Small City School, Jessica Marie Cave

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine parental attitudes and preferences toward youth programs in a small city school in Northwest Virginia that offer sports activities and mentoring. The study was conducted through the use of surveys, and an in-depth study of similar research and peer-reviewed journal articles. Special interest was given to the youth's parents' attitudes (with specific emphasis on their children's preferences) toward different, existing programs and interest in specific types of sports activities and mentoring programs. Most studies have focused on evaluating youth programs and the effects of youth programs for troubled youth in ...