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Hynes, Geraldine E. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2012
Companies that recognize the relationship between employee engagement and business success will seek ways to foster and facilitate workers' emotional well-being. One way to encourage employee engagement is to provide training in interpersonal communication. This research analyzes what one U.S.-based company is doing to achieve that goal. The…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Business Communication, Employees, Qualitative Research
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Bánszki, Frank; Beilby, Janet; Quail, Michelle; Allen, Peter J.; Brundage, Shelley B.; Spitalnick, Josh – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore one novice clinical educator's experiences with training essential communication and interpersonal skills using a virtual patient. Over 3 weeks, the clinical educator (CE) delivered a series of half-day clinical placements to students using an educator-controlled virtual patient, depicting an older adult…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation
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Laker, Dennis R.; Powell, Jimmy L. – Human Resource Development Quarterly, 2011
Most research and conceptualizing of training transfer assumes that the content of the training is irrelevant in whether or not or to what extent transfer is successful. The singular perspective that all training is the same when it comes to issues of training transfer is misguided. This is especially true for the types of training that have been…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Skill Analysis, Differences, Correlation
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Wei Tian, Amy; Cordery, John; Gamble, Jos – International Journal of Training and Development, 2016
Drawing on social exchange theory and associated notions of reciprocity, we argue that interpersonal support for training transfer in the workplace is associated with increased employee task performance and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and reduced turnover intention. We test our hypotheses using survey data from 786 Chinese retail…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Cross Cultural Studies, Social Theories, Interpersonal Relationship
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Hayes, Ben; Dewey, Jessica; Sancho, Michelle – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
In this study we assessed the effects of paragraph length on the reading speed and comprehension of students. Students were randomly assigned to one of three groups: short paragraph length (SPL), medium paragraph length (MPL), or long paragraph length (LPL). Students read a 1423 word text on a computer screen formatted to align with their group…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Counselor Training, Teaching Methods
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Xiao, Lijun; Han, Jing; Han, Jian – Journal of Career Assessment, 2011
In this article, the authors present the findings of two studies analyzing new recruits' adjustment to army life in the Chinese military. In the first exploratory study, we developed a scale to measure new recruits' adjustment to military life, and found that new soldiers' adaptation could be divided into two distinct types: interpersonal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adjustment (to Environment), Military Personnel, Interpersonal Relationship
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Ferris, Patricia A.; Kline, Theresa J. B. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
Studies demonstrate that negative interpersonal interaction(s) (NII) such as bullying are frequent and harmful to individuals in workplace and higher education student settings. Nevertheless, it is unclear whether the degree of perceived severity of NII varies by the status of the actor. The present study explored the moderating effect of actor…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Supervisors, Social Work, Interpersonal Relationship
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Walker, Stacy E.; Weidner, Thomas G.; Thrasher, Ashley B. – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2016
Context: Athletic trainers provide psychological support, counseling, intervention, and referral to patients during clinical practice. However, students are rarely exposed to real-life opportunities to develop these skills. Objective: To determine if a small-group standardized patient (SP) encounter improved athletic training students'…
Descriptors: Athletics, Allied Health Occupations Education, Small Group Instruction, Clinical Experience
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Lyonga, Ngemunang Agnes Ngale – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This paper examines the use of peer learning in students' success at the Higher Technical Teachers' Training College in Kumba, Cameroon. The study uses a quantitative descriptive data to determine the effectiveness of peer learning amongst students through the impact of study groups and peer tutoring on students' achievement. The study employed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Teacher Education Programs, College Students
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Talapatra, Devadrita; Roach, Andrew T.; Varjas, Kris; Houchins, David E.; Crimmins, Daniel B. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2018
Transition services can be used to forge family, school, and community partnerships and foster a successful shift to adult life for students with intellectual disabilities (ID). School psychologists can play a valuable additive role in supporting the transition process due to their graduate training in interpersonal skills; consultation services;…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Models, Intellectual Disability, Intervention
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McCarthy, Alyssa E.; Young, Jami F.; Benas, Jessica S.; Gallop, Robert J. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2018
Previous research has demonstrated the effectiveness of school-based depression prevention programs in reducing depressive symptoms and improving functioning. This study examined whether these programs have positive effects on school-related outcomes. Students at 10 middle and high schools in New Jersey were randomized to weekly sessions of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, School Counseling, Group Counseling
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Hunt, John W.; Baruch, Yehuda – Journal of Management Development, 2003
A study assessed the impact of interpersonal skills training on top managers (n=252) by analyzing feedback from subordinates. The skills most responsive to training had clear objectives and outcome criteria and could be expressed as step-by-step routines. Soft skills were more difficult to improve in this way. (Contains 62 references.) (JOW)
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal Competence, Management Development, Outcomes of Education
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Moolla, Nadeen; Lazarus, Sandy – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The role of school psychologists has been debated and contested nationally and internationally for many decades, with an emphasis on the need for a paradigm shift in professional roles. Psychologists may be employed in the private sector, in nongovernmental organisations, in higher education institutions, and by the state. Those employed by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Psychologists, School Psychology, Counselor Attitudes
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Landini, Fernando – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2016
Purpose: In this paper, the knowledge dynamics of the farmer-rural extensionist' interface were explored from extensionists' perspective with the aim of understanding the matchmaking processes between supply and demand of extension services at the micro-level. Design/methodology/approach: Forty semi-structured interviews were conducted with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Extension, Semi Structured Interviews, Extension Agents
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Bonete, Saray; Calero, María Dolores; Fernández-Parra, Antonio – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Adults with Asperger syndrome show persistent difficulties in social situations which psychosocial treatments may address. Despite the multiple studies focusing on social skills interventions, only some have focused specifically on problem-solving skills and have not targeted workplace adaptation training in the adult population. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asperger Syndrome, Problem Solving, Intervention
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