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ERIC Number: ED434226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Pages: 131
Abstractor: N/A
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Personal, Professional, and Organizational Impact of Receiving a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program Outstanding Research Award.
Clark, Burton A.
A study was conducted of the personal, professional, and organizational impact on persons receiving a National Fire Academy (NFA) Executive Fire Officer Applied Research Program Outstanding Research Award. A descriptive research methodology was used; a letter was sent to all 25 Outstanding Research Award recipients asking them to identify the personal, professional, and organizational impact of receiving their awards. Twenty-four award recipients responded, and text analysis and thematic analysis were conducted to determine the themes among the responses to the research questions. The results included 158 themes and 17 impacts. Under personal impacts, the three most frequently reported were self-confidence, pride, and professionalism. For the professional impact, professionalism, recognition, and opportunity were reported. Under organizational type, no self-reaction impact was identified; pride was the social reaction impact, and reputation was the material consequence impact. The following recommendations were made: (1) the NFA should publish articles in fire service magazines on the winners and their research; (2) a press kit should be developed for winners to use with their local media; (3) a letter of congratulations should be sent from the President of the United States to the winners; and (4) Congressional letters of congratulations from the winners' senators and representatives should be sent to the winners in order to enhance the professional impact of the reward. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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