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The Relationship Between Audit Committee And New Chief Financial Officer Charcteristics In Publicly Traded Healthcare Companies, John Workman May 2019

The Relationship Between Audit Committee And New Chief Financial Officer Charcteristics In Publicly Traded Healthcare Companies, John Workman

Ed.D. Dissertations

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 established the role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) over financial reporting in public companies. Prior research had demonstrated that the CFO of a company who was a CPA, female, had industry experience, or had prior CFO experience had implications on the quality of the company’s financial reporting. This quantitative study examined the relationship of these characteristics between a newly-hired CFO (N = 93) and the audit committee members (N = 331) in public healthcare companies. The extent to which audit committee members’ characteristics may have influenced a newly-hired CFO to have had the characteristics of ...


Raising Leaders: Parental Leadership Modeling And Parental Attachment, M. Shane Stillman Apr 2019

Raising Leaders: Parental Leadership Modeling And Parental Attachment, M. Shane Stillman

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The objective of this research was to determine to what extent parental leadership modeling and parental attachment relate to leader courage, self-esteem, and emotional intelligence? Participants (29 men and 21 women) were selected from varying backgrounds and experiences to measure the effects of parental modeling and attachment as a matter of a leader’s life-story. Survey instruments included the MLQ-5X, RAAS, PCMS-15, RSES, and WLEIS-16. Results were analyzed using multiple regression and descriptive statistics. The findings indicated that leadership modeling has a statistically significant relationship to self-esteem (p= .01), but not to courage (p= .58), or to emotional intelligence (p ...


C3: Christ Centered Coaching, Utilizing Faith To Impact Athletes, David B. Holstein Jun 2018

C3: Christ Centered Coaching, Utilizing Faith To Impact Athletes, David B. Holstein

Publications Related to EdD Dissertations

Imagine a more disciplined, balanced, stress-relieving way to impact your athletes for good. In an environment that is highly emotional and sometimes volatile, it’s critical to have core principles that promote centering yourself for balance, leading through intrapersonal skill development, and recognizing what your athletes are looking for in a coach. C3: Christ Centered Coaching presents just these principles, drawing from the Christian way of life and sport.


21st Century Church Leadership And Pastor Preparation, Veronica Abney Apr 2018

21st Century Church Leadership And Pastor Preparation, Veronica Abney

Scholar Week 2016 - present

This study examined 21st-century American churches and the pastors who lead them to determine whether those pastors who attended seminaries, traditional universities, or denominational institutions were more academically prepared to grow church membership, increase weekly attendance, retain members, manage high-impact leadership teams, and engage in local church formation than were pastors who did not attend or complete any academic institution. The researcher examined the academic completion levels, leadership and church growth characteristics, and professional training of the participating pastors from six broadly defined categories: (a) pastors who participated in the 2014-2015 Outreach/LifeWay magazine survey; (b) pastors who participated in ...


A Descriptive Study Investigating Accounting Students' Job Selection Preferences, Richard Wesley Apr 2018

A Descriptive Study Investigating Accounting Students' Job Selection Preferences, Richard Wesley

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Many accounting students are selecting accounting audit firms without exhausting a thorough research about the firms or getting an idea of the firms’ expectation. Moreover, accounting firms are hiring students without getting a clear understanding of the students’ job selection preference. As a result, both the students and employers are finding a cultural mismatch. Often employers and students have different perspectives about the nature of the professional skills that are required for a successful accounting career. Once hired, many students soon leave because they become disillusioned with job-related realities. The value of this research adds to the body of research ...


Emotional Intelligence: The Effect On Social Media Use, Interpersonal Violence, And Gender, Gail Grabczynski Apr 2018

Emotional Intelligence: The Effect On Social Media Use, Interpersonal Violence, And Gender, Gail Grabczynski

Scholar Week 2016 - present

This study investigated the relationship between Emotional Intelligence (EI), social media use, interpersonal violence and gender. EI is a relatively new topic of research that has been of interest to many organizations due to the proposition that EI assists in the development of individuals. With the proliferation of social media, interpersonal violence and women in the workforce, a determination of a relationship between EI and those variables was warranted. The study was conducted at a small private Christian university. An online survey was administered to 123 sophomores. This study was a cross-sectional quantitative design, that utilized three established instruments to ...


Evaluation And Revision Of Bsri Trait Selection, Valerie Seehafer Apr 2018

Evaluation And Revision Of Bsri Trait Selection, Valerie Seehafer

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI) is a tool created by Sandra Bem in the 1970’s aimed at measuring individual’s androgyny. Critiques concerning the theoretical and methodological framework suggest that it may be in need of an update. The purpose of my research was to determine if and what adjustments were needed for the BSRI. An adjusted version of the short form of the BSRI was distributed to undergraduate students on a small Christian university campus in the Midwest. Respondents rated traits from the BSRI in regards to social desirability, personal desirability, and gendered connotation. The results exhibited that ...


The Relationship Between Leadership Style And Volunteer Intention To Staymark, Mark E. Smith Apr 2017

The Relationship Between Leadership Style And Volunteer Intention To Staymark, Mark E. Smith

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Cohort XI


The Leader-Follower Relationship And How It Relates To Employees' Perception Of Their Own Leadership, Pamela A. Payne May 2015

The Leader-Follower Relationship And How It Relates To Employees' Perception Of Their Own Leadership, Pamela A. Payne

Ed.D. Dissertations

Organizations are dealing with many challenges in this rapidly changing

complex environment that impedes upon their abilities to sustain and maintain a

competitive advantage. These organizations have come to understand that

excellent leadership is imperative to their existence in an ever changing and

unpredictable world. This study is to assist in providing strategies for institutions

to address the leadership crisis by developing the next generations of leaders

within the organization. This quantitative correlational study was designed to

determine if the leader-follower relationship has an affect on the development of

leadership qualities in the follower, as well exploring the follower’s ...


Examining African American And Caucasian Female Proteges' Perspectives About The Relationship Of Their Mentors' Performance Of Mentoring Functions And Race, Lisa D. Summerour May 2015

Examining African American And Caucasian Female Proteges' Perspectives About The Relationship Of Their Mentors' Performance Of Mentoring Functions And Race, Lisa D. Summerour

Ed.D. Dissertations

This researcher examined the perspectives of African American and Caucasian female protégés regarding the five career development mentoring functions of sponsoring, coaching, protecting, challenging, and exposing; and the six psychosocial mentoring functions of role modeling, acceptance, counseling, friendship, socializing, and parenting to examine African American and Caucasian female protégés’ perspectives on their mentors’ mentoring behaviors. The researcher also examined the perspectives of African American and Caucasian female protégés regarding the importance of race in their mentoring dyads. The results indicated that no statistically significant differences existed between the African American and Caucasian female protégés within the five career development mentoring ...


Scholar Week, James Upchurch Apr 2015

Scholar Week, James Upchurch

Scholar Week Archives (2011-2015)

ONU's Scholar Week #5.


Attaining Sustainability: The American Evolution Of Socially Responsible Business Practices, Lauren M. Beatty Dec 2014

Attaining Sustainability: The American Evolution Of Socially Responsible Business Practices, Lauren M. Beatty

Alumni Scholarship

The focus of this thesis is on the evolution of socially responsible business practices (SRBPs); the historical progression of commercial philanthropy; the current market trends that drive corporate actions; and the projected rise of social responsibility integration within organizational cultures. The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence for how SRBPs contribute to, rather than detract from, the strength and success of American consumer goods companies because of their strategic integration in organizational cultures. In addition to providing a brief historical overview of the evolution of SRBPs, the thesis will highlight how the objectives of SRBPs have continuously advanced ...


Resourcing The Postmodern Pastor: An Examination Of Young Pastors’ Attitudes And The Implications For Denominational Publishers, Bonnie J. Perry May 2014

Resourcing The Postmodern Pastor: An Examination Of Young Pastors’ Attitudes And The Implications For Denominational Publishers, Bonnie J. Perry

Ed.D. Dissertations

This study explored the influence of postmodernity on the changing attitudes of young pastors regarding spirituality and discipleship in their adult congregants. The purpose of this study was to educate and equip Christian publishers to resource young pastors who are ministering in a postmodern culture. The study focused on Church of the Nazarene pastors 35 years old or younger in the calendar year 2012, exploring their attitudes toward Christian faith, spirituality, and discipleship. At certain junctures in the study, the young pastors’ attitudes were compared to those of pastors who were 36 years or older in order to determine what ...


Characteristics Of Successful Minority Female Police Supervisors Within A Large Urban Midwest Police Department, Yasmia G. Dunn May 2014

Characteristics Of Successful Minority Female Police Supervisors Within A Large Urban Midwest Police Department, Yasmia G. Dunn

Ed.D. Dissertations

This study explored the leadership characteristics of minority female police supervisors, the actual and perceived barriers to their advancement through the ranks, and the strategies and factors that aided their success and career advancement within the police department participating in the study. Statistical data was gathered regarding the status of high-ranking minority women in the agency, administered participant questionnaires and surveys, and conducted individual semi-structured interviews with the participants. Information obtained from the department's online personnel data system aided in identifying study participants within the agency. The study participants met the criteria of being high-ranking minority female supervisors holding ...


Scholar Week, Janna Mclean Apr 2014

Scholar Week, Janna Mclean

Scholar Week Archives (2011-2015)

ONU's Scholar Week #4.


The 4-Tions: Your Guide To Developing Successful Job Search Strategies, Emad Rahim, Richard Q. Holloway, Lisa D. Summerour Jan 2014

The 4-Tions: Your Guide To Developing Successful Job Search Strategies, Emad Rahim, Richard Q. Holloway, Lisa D. Summerour

Alumni Books

The 4-Tions is designed to provide you with fundamental job search strategies and practices to help you develop habits that will stay with you your entire professional life. The 4-Tions represents what the authors consider to be the 4 most important aspects of the job search. These 4 areas are:

❋ Documenta tion : Resume, Application Information, References

❋ Prepara tion : Company Background, History, Questions

❋ Presenta tion : Appearance, Clothing, Hygiene, Grooming

❋ Communica tion : Articulation, Eye Contact, Active Listening


Scholar Week, Gregg A. Chenoweth Apr 2013

Scholar Week, Gregg A. Chenoweth

Scholar Week Archives (2011-2015)

ONU's Scholar Week flyer #3.


The Effects Of Fdi And Aid On Development In Latin America, Jesse Michael Mezera Apr 2013

The Effects Of Fdi And Aid On Development In Latin America, Jesse Michael Mezera

Undergraduate Student Scholarship – History

This paper, assuming a positive correlation between aid and FDI given to countries, will look to measure whether the aid given to Latin America has been effective in creating development. In order to measure development, development must first be defined in a way that will allow for concrete indicators of development. Using these seven criteria as a guide this paper will look to use data collected by studies of Latin America in these seven areas to gain a measure of how development has progressed over the last fifteen years. Once this information has been compiled, it will be compared against ...


The Relationship Between Tax Structure And The Lives Of Individuals: Who Wins And Who Loses, David Werner Parker Apr 2013

The Relationship Between Tax Structure And The Lives Of Individuals: Who Wins And Who Loses, David Werner Parker

Honors Program Projects

This study takes a look at various forms of taxation, as well as how the various options impact households. The current system is examined, and it is compared to two alternatives, which are the flat tax and the consumption tax. The positives and negatives of each option are evaluated. Each option is also applied to a family on the poverty line, a family that makes the average household income, and a wealthy family; calculations are done to determine how much income tax they would have to pay under each of them. The second part of the paper takes a look ...


Scholar Week, Gregg A. Chenoweth Apr 2012

Scholar Week, Gregg A. Chenoweth

Scholar Week Archives (2011-2015)

ONU Scholar Week #2.


A Comprehensive Quality Management Model For Community Newspapers, T. Swanepoel Apr 2012

A Comprehensive Quality Management Model For Community Newspapers, T. Swanepoel

Faculty Scholarship – Communication

The quality of South African (and indeed global) journalism has been under close scrutiny for several years, resulting in criticism regarding issues such as a lack of depth, diversity and accuracy. A lack of effective and efficient media management is one factor influencing the quality of journalism in both the mainstream and community media sectors.

This study focuses on traditional commercial community newspapers that represent the needs, interests and opinions of a demographically and ideologically diverse readership. These newspapers are distinctive, but remain subjected to the same journalism standards as mainstream media because of the vital role they play in ...


Scholar Week, Gregg Chenoweth Apr 2011

Scholar Week, Gregg Chenoweth

Scholar Week Archives (2011-2015)

During Scholar Week we take inspiration from 18th century preacher-scholar |ohn Wesley. As “a denominational university in the Wesleyan tradition,” scholarship and piety are thoroughly compatible here. So, in Scholar Week we tune our ear to the gong and echo of Wesley. It is not just history, but his story, even to this day. In our own scholarship projects we join a great cloud of Christians not educated out of their faith, but fashioning an educated faith, where the love of the Lord by heart, soul, strength, and mind is our great and worthy cause.


Accounting Revolutionized Since The Dark Ages, Heather Willoughby Apr 2010

Accounting Revolutionized Since The Dark Ages, Heather Willoughby

Technology Essay Contest Winners

The face of accounting has changed considerably as a result of technological advancements. Those entering the accounting field now focus on analyzing information with a managerial mindset. The computer has even opened up new areas of work like forensic accounting. Although the accounting field has made significant improvements in just a few short years, the expected growth in the occupation will undoubtedly enable accountants to do even more unimaginable things in the future.