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Executive Search Firms' Consideration Of Person-Organization Fit In College And University Presidential Searches, James Christopher Turpin Jan 2013

Executive Search Firms' Consideration Of Person-Organization Fit In College And University Presidential Searches, James Christopher Turpin

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Is Empathy The Missing Link In Teaching Business Ethics? A Course-Based Educational Intervention With Undergraduate Business Students, Christopher P. Adkins Jan 2009

Is Empathy The Missing Link In Teaching Business Ethics? A Course-Based Educational Intervention With Undergraduate Business Students, Christopher P. Adkins

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

Past approaches to teaching ethics have been rooted primarily within the cognitive developmental tradition, with the focus on developing moral reasoning. Recent studies in cognitive neuroscience and social psychology have challenged this emphasis, highlighting the primacy of the emotion in driving moral decision-making. This study proposed that empathy may be an appropriate construct for integrating both processes, and that an moral education intervention that focused on empathetic perspective-taking based on Martin Hoffman's work may prove effective in both advancing moral reasoning and empathy. This approach was applied using a quasi-experimental design with undergraduate business students (N = 181) within a ...


Organizational Justice Perceptions In Virginia High Schools: A Study Of Its Relationship To School Climate And Faculty Trust, Stephanie L. Guy Jan 2008

Organizational Justice Perceptions In Virginia High Schools: A Study Of Its Relationship To School Climate And Faculty Trust, Stephanie L. Guy

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In the private sector, organizational justice has consistently demonstrated a strong correlation with trust in management, employee commitment, and performance. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether organizational justice had a similar relationship with social processes in the educational arena. This study examined the relationship between organizational justice and school climate and it sought to replicate earlier findings of a significant link between perceptions of justice and faculty trust. The Organizational Justice Scale (OJS), School Climate Index (SCI), and Omnibus T-Scale were used to survey 988 licensed, professional staff members in 30 public high schools in Virginia.;A ...


Promoting The Ethical Development Of Undergraduate Business Students Through A Deliberate Psychological Education-Based Classroom Intervention, Christopher Drees Schmidt Jan 2007

Promoting The Ethical Development Of Undergraduate Business Students Through A Deliberate Psychological Education-Based Classroom Intervention, Christopher Drees Schmidt

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Competencies Of The Twenty-First Century Superstore Manager: Implications For Professional Postsecondary Education, Robert Stephen Kelley Jan 1998

Competencies Of The Twenty-First Century Superstore Manager: Implications For Professional Postsecondary Education, Robert Stephen Kelley

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In recent years, supermarkets have become more complex and challenging to operate. Many supermarkets offer an expanded selection of products and services not found in the traditional format. These new generation supermarkets have been labeled by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) as superstores. The purpose of this study was to identify a competency model needed to successfully operate a superstore over the next 5-10 years. In addition, the study sought to identify the core competencies that formulate the superstore competency model and to compare the results of the model to the Contemporary Store Manager Model which was created from a ...


Managing Change For A Distance Learning Initiative: An Evaluation, Jeanie Pollard Kline Jan 1996

Managing Change For A Distance Learning Initiative: An Evaluation, Jeanie Pollard Kline

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this case study was to examine the degree to which those managing change for a distance learning initiative followed David Nadler's (1989) four action steps designed to reduce resistance in making the transition from the former operational state to a newly-created state.;The four action steps include providing opportunities for participation among employees, allowing employees to identify current operations that will not work in the new organizational state, rewarding behavior that assists in the transition, and allowing sufficient time for the change to take place. The findings in this study revealed that participation was the critical ...


Issues Of Power And Centrality In United Methodist Ministers' Occupational Activities: Implications For Professional Education, Richard Bruce Osmann Jan 1996

Issues Of Power And Centrality In United Methodist Ministers' Occupational Activities: Implications For Professional Education, Richard Bruce Osmann

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this interview based qualitative study was to explore the influence that a plurality of social contexts, represented through United Methodist congregations in the Virginia Conference, have on the formation of ministers' occupational activities.;The study used a typology developed by Larry Blazer (1987) to identify the occupational activities practiced by parish ministers. The investigation weighted clergy's professional practice using Judith Hackman's (1985) concepts of power and centrality in her study institutions of higher education's budgeting process. Congregational representatives identified occupational activities that were central and peripheral to their congregation's mission. Clergy identified the ...


A Case Study Of The Predictive Ability Of Placement Tests For Principles Of Accounting, Sonja Ann Sanders Villaire Jan 1991

A Case Study Of The Predictive Ability Of Placement Tests For Principles Of Accounting, Sonja Ann Sanders Villaire

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The predictive ability of mathematics and reading placement tests used as a prerequisite for entry into the introductory level of accounting principles was investigated in a case study conducted at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia for students enrolled during the 19-month period beginning with June 1988 and ending with December 1989. The entire population of 1353 students was used in the study which tested for the independence of two variables, assessed or non-assessed students and their success (or non-success) in the course. In addition, the scores on the placement tests were compared with the final grade of the ...


Kickoffs And Kickbacks: The 1951 Football Scandal At William And Mary, Joan Gosnell Jan 1990

Kickoffs And Kickbacks: The 1951 Football Scandal At William And Mary, Joan Gosnell

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Predictors Of Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity, And Propensity To Leave Among Academic Department Secretaries, Rona J. Vrooman Jan 1990

Predictors Of Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity, And Propensity To Leave Among Academic Department Secretaries, Rona J. Vrooman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to analyze the contribution of five factors as predictors of academic department secretaries' role conflict, role ambiguity, and propensity to leave. The five predictor variables were: (1) secretaries' decision participation level, (2) department chairpersons' communication openness, (3) department chairpersons' role conflict, (4) department chairpersons' role ambiguity, and (5) secretaries' length of service. In addition, the relationship between secretaries' report of decision participation level and preferred decision participation level as well as the relationship between secretaries' and department chairpersons' communication openness were examined.;Using the Academic Department Secretary Questionnaire, an instrument developed by the author ...


Variables Influencing Recent High School Graduates' Choice Of Postsecondary Proprietary Schools Or Community Colleges: A Study Of Business Administration And Related Curricula At The Virginia Beach Campuses Of Commonwealth College And Tidewater Community College, Bill Carl De Weese Jan 1989

Variables Influencing Recent High School Graduates' Choice Of Postsecondary Proprietary Schools Or Community Colleges: A Study Of Business Administration And Related Curricula At The Virginia Beach Campuses Of Commonwealth College And Tidewater Community College, Bill Carl De Weese

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to investigate the reasons why recent high school graduates choose to attend a postsecondary proprietary school or a community college. Choice models based on the choices of prospective four-year college and university students provided the basis for the study. Three sets of variables--significant persons, relatively fixed institutional characteristics, and other institutional characteristics--were analyzed in order to determine students' choice of the two types of institutions.;The populations of this study were a group of 22 students in business and related curricula at the Virginia Beach Campus of Commonwealth College and a group of thirty ...


Resource Allocation At The University: Research On The Determinants Of Faculty Morale, Douglas Craig Schmidt Jan 1986

Resource Allocation At The University: Research On The Determinants Of Faculty Morale, Douglas Craig Schmidt

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Introducing--New And Improved : The Marketing Of Changed Institutions Of Higher Learning, Linda Ann Ferguson Jan 1986

Introducing--New And Improved : The Marketing Of Changed Institutions Of Higher Learning, Linda Ann Ferguson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which colleges and universities that have changed significantly have taken a planned approach to marketing their institutions through their external communications. "Changed image" institutions are defined as those degree-granting institutions that have changed name, sex status, or number of years of instruction offered within the past two decades since 1966. The sample contained six public and six private institutions--two public and two private institutions in each category.;Publications of various divisions of the institutions were analyzed for consistency of image presentation. Commercially published college guides were consulted for accuracy ...


A Study Of The Effectiveness Of A System Of Awarding Varsity Monograms To High School Football Players, Leonard V. Hale Jan 1957

A Study Of The Effectiveness Of A System Of Awarding Varsity Monograms To High School Football Players, Leonard V. Hale

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


An Analysis And Appraisal Of The Men's Intramural Sports Program At The College Of William And Mary, 1948-1952, Harold Baker King Jan 1952

An Analysis And Appraisal Of The Men's Intramural Sports Program At The College Of William And Mary, 1948-1952, Harold Baker King

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Suggested Summer Program Of Interscholastic Athletics For Boys Of The Group I High Schools In The State Of Virginia To Be Sponsored By The Virginia High School League, Louis Guill Plummer Jan 1951

A Suggested Summer Program Of Interscholastic Athletics For Boys Of The Group I High Schools In The State Of Virginia To Be Sponsored By The Virginia High School League, Louis Guill Plummer

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


An Appraisal Of The Functions Of The Virginia High School League In Relation To Interscholastic Athletics In The Group I High Schools Of Virginia, Jacob Carmack Range Jan 1951

An Appraisal Of The Functions Of The Virginia High School League In Relation To Interscholastic Athletics In The Group I High Schools Of Virginia, Jacob Carmack Range

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


An Evaluation Of The Public Relations Program Of The Public Schools Of Alleghany County, Virginia, Walter Lee Hodnett Jan 1950

An Evaluation Of The Public Relations Program Of The Public Schools Of Alleghany County, Virginia, Walter Lee Hodnett

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.