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Effects Of Preseason Concussion Education On Self-Reported Likelihood And Confidence In Concussion Reporting, Dana Edward Cash Jan 2019

Effects Of Preseason Concussion Education On Self-Reported Likelihood And Confidence In Concussion Reporting, Dana Edward Cash

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Around three million concussions happen in the United States from sport and recreational activity alone, and it is estimated 50% of concussions go undiagnosed. Collegiate athletes have been found to not report their symptoms of concussion mainly because they felt their symptoms were not severe enough and they did not think there were any long-term consequences from continuing to play. This study attempts to find if preseason concussion education for collegiate hockey players and club athletes changes their perceptions about concussions, and if these changes are maintained after returning to sport/competition. This study used three identical surveys over three ...


An Analysis Of Implementing An Erp System In A Higher Education Institution, Karl Schindel Jan 2018

An Analysis Of Implementing An Erp System In A Higher Education Institution, Karl Schindel

Creative Components

Although much research has been done on implementing ERP systems outside of academia, there is much less research on implementing these systems in the Higher Education field. The goal of this paper is to identify the unique challenges of rolling out such a system in a Higher Education environment at a large U.S. University. Through the use of literature review and case study, I want to highlight the unique issues related to implementing an ERP system at a large, U.S. university, but also look deeper at issues specific to the school. In addition, I wanted to look at ...


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 ...


User Data Spectrum Theory: Collecting, Interpreting, And Implementing User Data In Organizations, Andrea J. Peer Jan 2017

User Data Spectrum Theory: Collecting, Interpreting, And Implementing User Data In Organizations, Andrea J. Peer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Organizations interested in increasing their user experience (UX) capacity lack the tools they need to know how to do so. This dissertation addresses this challenge via three major research efforts: 1) the creation of User Data Spectrum theory and a User Data Spectrum survey for helping organizations better invest resources to grow their UX capacity, 2) a new UX method and model for organizations that want to capitalize on spoken words from end users called Rapid Meaningful Scenarios (RMS), and 3) a recommendation for UX education in response to the current ACM SIGCHI education Living Curriculum initiative. The User Data ...


A Case Study Of The Development And Implementation Of Niacc’S John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Kelly Lynn Jondle Jan 2017

A Case Study Of The Development And Implementation Of Niacc’S John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Kelly Lynn Jondle

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

American community colleges are vital centers of educational opportunity. They are the “neighborhood schools of higher education,” as noted by community college scholar, James Palmer; they are close to home and inclusive of their communities (RCCA, 2016, p. 1). Expected to improve their local, regional, and state economies, community colleges develop and implement educational opportunities that meet the immediate and projected needs of local businesses and industry (Dougherty & Bakia, 2000; Kasper, 2003).

In 2014, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) reported that 45 percent of all undergraduates in the United States enrolled in a community college (AACC, 2016, p. 1). In ...


"A Passion To Mold Young People:" A Mixed-Methods Study Of Iowa Community College Athletics Coaches' Profile Characteristics, Korey Kollasch Jan 2017

"A Passion To Mold Young People:" A Mixed-Methods Study Of Iowa Community College Athletics Coaches' Profile Characteristics, Korey Kollasch

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study focused on building a profile of characteristics of community college (CC) athletics coaches in Iowa and on exploring the possible relationships among these characteristics. Using a mixed-method research design that incorporates SPSS quantitative analysis of a survey and seven semi-structured interviews, the research data draws a clearer picture of what these CC intercollegiate athletics coaches look like, what they do and go through in order to coach, and why they coach.

The major profile characteristics and variables of interest examined include: self-identity as teachers, job satisfaction, motivations, challenges, and perceived impact on student-athletes’ education. This study’s CC ...


The Relevance Of Academic Hospitality: An Investigation Of International Higher Education Students' Evaluation Of Quality Of Life In The U.S., Yi Luo Jan 2015

The Relevance Of Academic Hospitality: An Investigation Of International Higher Education Students' Evaluation Of Quality Of Life In The U.S., Yi Luo

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to investigate the quality of life among international students in higher education institutes in the United States and the factors that influence their lives. Four aspects were employed to explore non-academic life, including housing; food and beverage; transportation; and social activities. An online survey sent to Iowa State University international students was used in data collection. Linear regression analysis was used to test the relationships between each of the four factors and international students' quality of life. The results indicated that housing, transportation, and social activities have significant impact on international students' quality of life, whereas ...


Beyond Tenured: Analysis Of The Influence Of Department Chair Role Conflict, Stress, Job Satisfaction And Their Likelihood To Serve For Another Term, Agustina Veny Purnamasari Jan 2015

Beyond Tenured: Analysis Of The Influence Of Department Chair Role Conflict, Stress, Job Satisfaction And Their Likelihood To Serve For Another Term, Agustina Veny Purnamasari

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the influence of job stress, role conflict, and job satisfaction on department chairs’ likelihood to serve for another term. Analyzing factors that affect department chairs’ decisions to serve for another term is important. The results of this analysis not only revealed the struggles faced by the department chairs, but they also provided university central administrators with the feedback to address the department chairs’ needs and to attract faculty members for this middle manager position.

The participants of this study were the department chairs of seventy land grant universities, specifically those who serve in the fields of agriculture ...


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 ...


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 ...


Exploration Of Plus-Size Female Teens' Apparel Fit And Sizing In The United States, Laurel Dawn Romeo Jan 2013

Exploration Of Plus-Size Female Teens' Apparel Fit And Sizing In The United States, Laurel Dawn Romeo

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate apparel issues experienced by plus-size female teens aged 12-17 in the context of the functional, expressive, and aesthetic (FEA) consumer needs model. The specific objectives were to: (1) Examine whether current American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) sizing categories meet the measurement needs of participants; (2) identify specific areas of the body where these individuals were not satisfied with the fit of their current ready-to-wear apparel; and (3) explore the current U.S. ready-to-wear apparel FEA needs for this target group.

Mixed-methods approach was used for this study with 30 female ...


The Effects Of Sleep On Performance Of Undergraduate Students Working In The Hospitality Industry As Compared To Those Who Are Not Working In The Industry, Yu-Chih Chiang Jan 2013

The Effects Of Sleep On Performance Of Undergraduate Students Working In The Hospitality Industry As Compared To Those Who Are Not Working In The Industry, Yu-Chih Chiang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of sleep on academic performance and job performance. A total of 172 undergraduate students completed an on-line questionnaire and their GPAs were obtained from the registrar's office. Participants were divided into three groups based on their employment status as follows: students who worked in the hospitality industry, students who worked in other industries, and students not working. Data were analyzed using t-tests, principal component analysis, and stepwise regression. In general, the results indicated that sleep habits were consistent with delayed sleep phrase syndrome, a common sleep problem in college ...


Professor Camp: A Phenomenological Study Of The Origin And Persistence Of The Wakonse Conference On College Teaching And Learning, Michelle Lea Boettcher Jan 2013

Professor Camp: A Phenomenological Study Of The Origin And Persistence Of The Wakonse Conference On College Teaching And Learning, Michelle Lea Boettcher

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the Wakonse Conference on Teaching and Learning through an organizational development lens. It explores why the conference was created and why it has continued for 24 years. Using this phenomenological case study provides insight into both the organizational elements involved in this conference, but also how the roles of individuals have contributed to the persistence of this conference.

The three founders who have been active with Wakonse from since its inception along with five other participants who have attended the conference for at least four years were interviewed. Through interviews with the conference founders and long-term participants ...


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 ...


Utilizing The Composite Financial Index As Strategic Financial Analysis For Measuring Financial Health And Student Success Rates Among Iowa Community Colleges, Dawn Ann Humburg Jan 2012

Utilizing The Composite Financial Index As Strategic Financial Analysis For Measuring Financial Health And Student Success Rates Among Iowa Community Colleges, Dawn Ann Humburg

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The phrase "survival of the fittest" is coming to fruition in higher education today. Less than strategic financial moves have no place in post-secondary education. Facing the realities of our current economy is dictating major changes in how colleges are "doing business."

These changes present enormous challenges to community college administrators. Two of these challenges are meeting the demands of faculty associations and ever-increasing budgets for remedial education. A trend of waning state support is also exacerbating these challenges while major changes occurring at the legislative level have also intensified the need for extremely competent leaders--leaders with a much ...


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 ...


Hospitality Management Graduates' Perceptions Of Career Factor Importance And Career Factor Experience And The Relation With Turnover Intentions, Eric A. Brown Jan 2011

Hospitality Management Graduates' Perceptions Of Career Factor Importance And Career Factor Experience And The Relation With Turnover Intentions, Eric A. Brown

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Previous researchers have shown hospitality management students have different expectations than experiences in a career in the hospitality industry. The purpose of this research was to determine the importance and experiences of career factors of hospitality management graduates and how they relate to turnover intentions. In particular, differences between those that stayed in the hospitality and those that left the hospitality industry were examined.

Web-based questionnaires were distributed to hospitality management graduates from different four-year institutions. These questionnaires were designed to measure the perception of experience and perceptions of importance of 20 factors that could influence a hospitality management graduate ...


E-Learning: Investigating Students' Acceptance Of Online Learning In Hospitality Programs., Sung Mi Song Jan 2010

E-Learning: Investigating Students' Acceptance Of Online Learning In Hospitality Programs., Sung Mi Song

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Students' perceptions and satisfaction with online learning courses have drawn a lot of attention from educational practitioners and researchers. However, an empirical study of perception and satisfaction with online learning is yet to be found in the hospitality area. Thus, this study addresses gaps in previous studies.

This study was conducted with the participation of hospitality programs at six universities in the states of Iowa, Nevada, Virginia, Florida, and Texas. A web-based survey was developed to understand students' perceptions and satisfaction with online learning classes in hospitality. Perceived infrastructure quality (1PSQ) reflects students' experiences or perceived performance of the functional ...


Application-Based Learning: How Community College Business Students Learn To Apply Knowledge To Their Professional Employment, Joe Hanson Jan 2008

Application-Based Learning: How Community College Business Students Learn To Apply Knowledge To Their Professional Employment, Joe Hanson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Graduate-Student Unionization, Tom Schenk Jr. Jan 2007

The Effects Of Graduate-Student Unionization, Tom Schenk Jr.

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Beginning in the 1970s, graduate assistants have organized labor unions. Presently, 36 universities have a graduate-student union. However, the effect graduate-student unions have on wages, wage variance, health benefits, and organizational structure is unknown. This study uses data from the Chronicle of Higher Education and government data to estimate the economic effects of unionization. By using a multilevel model is used to control for intra-university correlation of wages, this study concludes graduate unions are effective at raising stipends, but ineffective at lowering fees, providing health-care coverage, and lowering intra-university wage variance.


Young Consumers' Fair Trade Consumption: Application Of The Theory Of Planned Behavior To Non-Food Fair Trade Purchases, Yoon Jin Ma Jan 2007

Young Consumers' Fair Trade Consumption: Application Of The Theory Of Planned Behavior To Non-Food Fair Trade Purchases, Yoon Jin Ma

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to understand and predict young consumers' purchase behaviors related to fair trade products. Based on the theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1991), causal relationships among personal values, beliefs, attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and purchase intentions associated with fair trade products were examined. Data were collected via Web-based surveys from a random sample of female college students at a large Midwestern U.S. university. Of 9,593 female older echo boomer students invited through e-mail to participate in the Web-based survey, 1,048 responses were returned for an overall response rate of 11 ...


It Only Takes Once: Influence Of Sexual Risk Status, Social Comparison, And A Public Service Announcement On Absent-Exempt Cognitions, Michelle Leigh Stock Jan 2007

It Only Takes Once: Influence Of Sexual Risk Status, Social Comparison, And A Public Service Announcement On Absent-Exempt Cognitions, Michelle Leigh Stock

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The current study is an extension of an ongoing program of research, based on the Prototype/Willingness Model (Gibbons, Gerrard, & Lane, 2003), which suggests that peer-based prevention messages may reinforce absent-exempt thinking, rather than reduce it (Stock et al., 2007). Absent-exempt thinking is the belief that if one has not experienced negative health consequences, in spite of having engaged in risky behavior, then one is unlikely to do so in the future (Weinstein, 1984, 1987). The present study provided an experimental demonstration of how social comparison prompted by a health message influences health cognitions (endorsement of absent-exempt thinking, willingness to engage in risky sex, prevalence estimates of risky sex on campus, favorability of risky sex prototypes, and perceptions of vulnerability to STDs). College students (N = 222) at either high or low risk of contracting STDs were randomly assigned to: (a) listen to a social comparison target who was a STD-positive student, despite engaging in low-risk sexual behavior (i.e., sex with one partner only a few times without a condom); (b) to hear a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that emphasized "it only takes one time" or (c) to hear no information about STDs. Participants then completed a questionnaire that assessed their risk-promoting cognitions and were then given the opportunity to read information on an STD.;It was predicted that high-risk participants in the social comparison group would report the highest levels of risk cognitions, whereas high-risk participants in the control condition would report lower levels of the risk promoting cognitions ...


Unsecured Debt And Early Saving For Retirement By Recent Female College Graduates , Pamela J. Bennett Jan 2006

Unsecured Debt And Early Saving For Retirement By Recent Female College Graduates , Pamela J. Bennett

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate unsecured debt and the practice of saving early for retirement by recent female college graduates. An electronic survey was conducted to assess graduates from the calendar years 1994--2004. An over-sampling of Family and Consumer Sciences majors was conducted for comparison. The amount of debt, amount of retirement savings, attitudes toward retirement, and expectations toward retirement were investigated. The study was grounded in the Theory of Reasoned Action and the findings supported the theoretical construct;The study revealed lower than national average amounts of student loan debt and a slightly larger than national ...


No School Business Official Left Behind: School Business Officials, Superintendents, And Role Theory--Association Of School Business Officials (Asbo) International Professional Standards And Job Proficiency , Jeanette Sue Mcgreevy Jan 2006

No School Business Official Left Behind: School Business Officials, Superintendents, And Role Theory--Association Of School Business Officials (Asbo) International Professional Standards And Job Proficiency , Jeanette Sue Mcgreevy

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to gain more understanding about the perceptions of school business officials' "adequacy of performance" in skill areas and "role consensus" regarding three theoretical role groups: executive, manager, and technician. From a new web-based survey, the perceptual data of 169 superintendents and 182 school business officials employed by Iowa public school districts during the 2005-2006 school year were analyzed using Role Theory as the theoretical framework and the 25 Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International Professional Standards sub-skill set areas as the content framework. The response rate was 55.3% for school business officials ...


Effect Of Organizational Environments On The Status Attainment Of Students Of Color And Majority Students: A General Linear Model Analysis , Shantha Joseph Ravindra Pieris Jan 2006

Effect Of Organizational Environments On The Status Attainment Of Students Of Color And Majority Students: A General Linear Model Analysis , Shantha Joseph Ravindra Pieris

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study sought to determine if the graduation rates of students of color and majority students at public, research extensive and intensive institutions could be predicted by institutional resource allocation activities in the context of both the internal and external environments of universities. The independent variables for the internal environment were expenditures in regard to instruction, academic support, student services, institutional grants (scholarships, fellowships), research, public service, institutional support, plant operation and maintenance, and institutional selectivity. The independent variables for the external environment were geographical region and degree of urbanization. The independent variables for the internal environment were calculated in ...


Do Congressional Academic Earmarks At Public Research Institutions Encourage Research Productivity? , Matthew Lincoln Feldmann Jan 2005

Do Congressional Academic Earmarks At Public Research Institutions Encourage Research Productivity? , Matthew Lincoln Feldmann

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Academic earmarks identified by the U.S. Congress through attachments to funding bills have represented a sizeable and growing revenue stream to institutions of higher education, yet little has been determined about the impacts this funding has on these institutions or the products of these institutions. A study was defined to test the argument that academic earmarks provided support for institutions to build research and development (R&D) infrastructure necessary for competition with peers. The population of interest was all U.S. public research institutions, and the principal research question was whether academic earmarks provided these institutions with increased academic R&D infrastructure as indicated by changes in R&D expenditures between 1993 and 2002. Structural equation path analysis was used to test the relationships among institutional control variables, total academic earmarks received, change in R&D expenditures, and institutional peer rankings over ten years.;The study demonstrated evidence that the practice of congressional academic earmarking at public research institutions did not have an effect on change in R&D expenditures or an effect on peer rankings. Three ...


Antecedents And Consequences Of Satisfaction With A Mass Customized Internet Apparel Shopping Site , Hyun-Hwa Lee Jan 2004

Antecedents And Consequences Of Satisfaction With A Mass Customized Internet Apparel Shopping Site , Hyun-Hwa Lee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The interactive nature of the Internet is the key to building a relationship with customers. Interactivity is primarily suited for increasing consumers' satisfaction with a business relationship. Mass customization web sites incorporate a high level of interactivity in the site design. This study was conducted due to the lack of research examining mass customization and satisfaction.;The expectancy disconfirmation model of satisfaction was used as the framework to examine consumer satisfaction. Among the interactivity characteristics, the concept of choice was applied to develop Internet mass customization shopping sites.;The purposes of this study were: (1) to investigate consumer satisfaction with ...