Perceived Barriers To Employment For Older Displaced Workers, 2019 Lewis-Clark State College
Perceived Barriers To Employment For Older Displaced Workers, Luther M. Maddy Iii, John C. Cannon
Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development
This study attempted to determine if age was perceived as a barrier to employment for unemployed individuals above 40 years of age. The social cognitive career theory formed the foundation of this study. Job search self-efficacy was measured in 116 unemployed individuals in three states. An independent samples t test was calculated to compare the mean job search self-efficacy scores of the participants above the age of 40 to the scores of the younger participants. No significant difference was found (t(114) = 1.05, p > .05). Linear regression analysis computed a regression equation that was not significant (F(1,114 ...
What Explains The Rise Of Majority-Minority Tensions And Conflict In Xinjiang?, 2018 University of Alberta
What Explains The Rise Of Majority-Minority Tensions And Conflict In Xinjiang?, Reza Hasmath
Inequality, Rubber, And Thermodynamics In Indonesia, 2018 Cleveland State University
Inequality, Rubber, And Thermodynamics In Indonesia, Ernest M. Oleksy
The Downtown Review
Intersectionality has led the charge in ensuring that workplace justice is assured to all people, irrespective of their identities. While intersectionality is a useful theory for explaining inequality, what must not be understated is the contributions that postcolonialism and the blue-collar working identity can have on harsh working conditions. Particularly, miners in Indonesia have had to work in very hostile environments where they are at-risk for sulfur poisoning as they mine for materials to vulcanize rubber. This article serves two purposes. The first is to call attention to how place can help explain the differential experiences of miners in the ...
A Discourse Analysis Of Diversity And Inclusion Terminology In The High-Tech Industry, 2018 The University of San Francisco
A Discourse Analysis Of Diversity And Inclusion Terminology In The High-Tech Industry, Michelle Nader
The field of Diversity and Inclusion is a growing interest within the High-Tech industry, particularly within the San Francisco Bay Area of California. To combat misconceptions of Diversity and Inclusion, this thesis aims to define and analyze the language used at 20 companies in the High-Tech sector. The trends, nuances, and practices of how companies use language in their programming and data dictates the direction of the company. This thesis investigates the underlying complexities of where Diversity and Inclusion is within the industry today and goals for the future. Findings from this research suggest that companies can strengthen their Diversity ...
"Integrated Science 3002a: Big Bike Giveaway: Changing London's Environment, Health, And Economy One Bike At A Time", Jermiah Joseph, Katelyn Melo, Devanshi Shukla, Tony Nguyen, Katherine Teeter
Community Engaged Learning Final Projects
There are significant benefits that manifest when an individual chooses to ride a bicycle as their primary mode of transportation. To investigate these benefits, the environmental, health, economic, and social impacts of biking were evaluated through research and data analyses. This revealed that numerous advantages can be obtained at an individual and local scale through citizens choosing to adopt a biking lifestyle. However, it was found that many Londoners are deterred from biking due to poor biking infrastructure. This paper calls into question the current cycling framework in London and it’s limitations on achieving the numerous benefits that biking ...
The Pain In Spain: Examining Andalusia's Youth Unemployment Crisis, 2018 Salve Regina University
The Pain In Spain: Examining Andalusia's Youth Unemployment Crisis, Bianca D. Lennon
Pell Scholars and Senior Theses
This paper examines the youth unemployment crisis in the autonomous community of Andalusia by assessing employment policies that are currently in place. Since the economic crisis nearly a decade ago, there has been very little change in the high rates of Andalusian youth unemployment, which as a whole, has left the region, the country and the European Union at risk due to a lack of inefficient policies. By utilizing anecdotal evidence paired with facts and figures released by the European Union, recommendations to adjust employment policies such as the Youth Guarantee and PRAEM are given in order to shine a ...
Glossary Of Terms: European Platform Tackling Undeclared Work, 2018 University of Sheffield
Glossary Of Terms: European Platform Tackling Undeclared Work, Colin C. Williams
Colin C Williams
The Critical Need For Mental Health Education To Be Mandated In New Mexico's Public Schools, 2018 University of New Mexico
The Critical Need For Mental Health Education To Be Mandated In New Mexico's Public Schools, Bonnie L. Murphy
Shared Knowledge Conference
Based on a review of research and best practices in mental health awareness and skills, this inquiry project argues for state legislative policies that would require mental health awareness and skills in the K-12 curriculum. Mental health affects individual accomplishments in every stage of people’s lives beginning in early childhood and throughout the life cycle. Prevention and treatment of mental illness plays a key role in the ability of an individual to cope with loss and develop resiliency and perseverance in challenging times and to make better decisions that improve the individual’s life and the lives of those ...
Canadians Misbehaving: A Quantitative Analysis Of The Factors Contributing To Perceived Frequency Of Organizational Misbehaviour By Employees And Employers, 2018 The University of Western Ontario
Canadians Misbehaving: A Quantitative Analysis Of The Factors Contributing To Perceived Frequency Of Organizational Misbehaviour By Employees And Employers, Brendan S.J. Watts
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Individuals do not always follow the rules at work, yet it is not entirely clear what conditions generally contribute to higher rates of misbehaviour. Much of the research on organizational misbehaviour is ethnographic or based on limited sample populations (single organization, single industry, etc.), so there remains a gap in the literature for findings representative of a wider population and comparison across occupational classes. Additionally, there has been an over-emphasis on the study of misbehaviour by employees, while employer misbehaviour remains relatively unexplored within the literature. Organizational misbehaviour is also often treated as an objective act with little recognition for ...
Collective Shout's Victory Against Sexpo: A Win For Children's Rights, 2018 Collective Shout, Australia
Collective Shout's Victory Against Sexpo: A Win For Children's Rights, Caitlin Roper
Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence
This report is an account of the legal battle between Australian grassroots campaigning movement Collective Shout and Sexpo, the annual sex industry exhibition. Sexpo brought a lawsuit against Collective Shout after their campaign against Sexpo’s promotion of live-streamed porn shows on public buses servicing school routes. In April 2018, Sexpo’s application was dismissed, with Sexpo ordered to pay Collective Shout’s legal costs.
Mobilization In Response To Workplace Harassment: Lessons From One University Setting, 2018 University of Maine
Mobilization In Response To Workplace Harassment: Lessons From One University Setting, Amy Blackstone, Susan K. Gardner
Trends in Diversity
We examine experiences of and responses to harassment in one university setting. Data come from a 2011 survey of 338 faculty at a mid-sized land grant university (LGU). While rates of harassment at LGU do not vary considerably from those found elsewhere, rates of mobilization in response to harassment differ quite dramatically from those found in prior studies. Nearly all (97.8%) of those who experienced harassment reported having spoken with someone about their experience, be it human resources, a union representative, a family member, a friend, or some other source of support. Findings from the survey, based on analysis ...
Explaining And Tackling Under-Declared Employment In Fyr Macedonia: The Employers Perspective, 2018 Institute of Public Finance,
Explaining And Tackling Under-Declared Employment In Fyr Macedonia: The Employers Perspective, Colin C. Williams, Slavko Bezeredi
Colin C Williams
Precarious Academic Labor In Germany: Termed Contracts And New Berufsverbot, 2018 University of Kassel
Precarious Academic Labor In Germany: Termed Contracts And New Berufsverbot, Alexander Gallas
Academic Labor: Research and Artistry
The authors examines how precarity is produced in German academia and explores how labour activists are trying to combat it. The focus is on mid-level faculty. In the first part, the mechanics of precarisation are explained; in the second part, the institutional supports of the status quo blocking change in favour of labour are identified, and in the third part, the demands and strategies of two organisations are analyzed that have made headlines in recent years by exposing the proliferation of precarity in German academia: the Education and Science Workers’ Union (GEW) and the Network for Decent Work in Academia ...
Peter Callero Interview 2018, 2018 Western Oregon University
Peter Callero Interview 2018, Antonia Scholerman, Clifton Eddie, Erica Scoggins
Oral Histories of Western Oregon University
In an interview with Dr. Peter Callero, he describes his experiences as a Professor of Sociology here at Western Oregon University. Dr. Callero touches on his role in the beginnings of the Sociology department at WOU in 1985, the first Higher Education faculty strike in Oregon, and a program teaching inmates at the State Penitentiary, the women's correctional facility, and the Oregon State Correctional Institution. With the offer of cookies, Mark Henkles, Professor of Public Policy and Administration and Political Science, unionization emerges as a theme. Additionally Dr. Callero discusses the coming changes to the Sociology Department at Western ...
Tackling Under-Declared Employment In The European Union: Input Paper To Thematic Discussion Of European Platform Tackling Undeclared Work, Colin C. Williams
Colin C Williams
Evaluating Policy Approaches Towards Undeclared Work: Some Lessons From Fyr Of Macedonia, 2018 University of Sheffield
Evaluating Policy Approaches Towards Undeclared Work: Some Lessons From Fyr Of Macedonia, Colin C. Williams
Colin C Williams
Donerail, Kentucky Grange No. 44 (Sc 3267), 2018 Western Kentucky University
Donerail, Kentucky Grange No. 44 (Sc 3267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3267. Minute book of Donerail Grange No. 44, Fayette County, Kentucky. Includes rolls of members as of 1 January 1875.
Skills And Student Affairs: A Discourse Analysis, 2018 The University of Western Ontario
Skills And Student Affairs: A Discourse Analysis, Shannon Mckechnie
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Media, industry, and other public actors have claimed that a ‘skills gap’ exists in students exiting post-secondary education and entering the workforce. The Ontario provincial government has developed policy, the Highly Skilled Workforce Strategy, to provide directives to universities in the province to provide skills development to students to aid in closing the gap and providing a workplace relevant education. In this study, I explore the experiences of student affairs and services (SAS) staff responsible for enacting provincial policy related to skills development at the university level by investigating the discourses that shape policy and practices of these staff in ...
Low Power Individuals In Social Power Research: A Quantitative Review, Theoretical Framework, And Empirical Test, 2018 Singapore Management University
Low Power Individuals In Social Power Research: A Quantitative Review, Theoretical Framework, And Empirical Test, Michael Schaerer, Christilene Du Plessis, Andy J. Yap, Stefan Thau
Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business
We examine the role of low-power individuals in social power research. A multi-method literature review reveals that low-power individuals may be insufficiently understood because many studies lack necessary control conditions that allow drawing inferences about low power, effects are predominantly attributed to high power, and qualitative reviews primarily focus on how high-power individuals feel, think, and behave. Challenging the assumption that low power tends to produce opposite consequences of high power, we highlight several similarities between the two states. Based on social exchange theories, we propose that unequal-power (vs. equal-power) relationships make instrumental goals, competitive attitudes, and exchange rules salient ...
Ethnographic Research In The U.S. Intelligence Community: Opportunities And Challenges, 2018 University of Texas at El Paso
Ethnographic Research In The U.S. Intelligence Community: Opportunities And Challenges, Bridget Nolan
Secrecy and Society
This article considers lessons learned from conducting research inside the intelligence community. Drawing on a year of ethnographic field work and interviews at the National Counterterrorism Center, I show that “boundary personnel”- people who navigate between the worlds of academia and national security - provide value added in the form of tacit knowledge that outside researchers would not be able to deliver. At the same time, these people face delays, challenges to freedom of information, and ethical considerations that are unique to their positions. Despite setbacks, social scientists must continue their engagement with national security organizations to further our understanding of ...