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McKenna, Barbara; Finamore, Dora; Hewitt, E. Valerie; Watson, Linda; Millam, Loretta A.; Reinhardt, Michelle – Online Learning, 2018
This quantitative study examined the effects of an online synchronous orientation on the final grade of students enrolled in a first-term online class. The multifactor orientation focused on several factors which are thought to contribute to online student success, including organizational skills, goal setting, orientation to the online classroom,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Academic Support Services, Experimental Groups
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Anaza, Nwamaka A.; Rutherford, Brian N.; Widdows, Richard – Journal of Extension, 2012
The authors examined the direct and indirect impact of empowerment on service quality as perceived by Extension staff. Using a sample 283 respondents, the results revealed that along with empowerment, constructs such as job satisfaction and organizational identification positively affected service quality. Undoubtedly, each of these variables…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Extension Education, Extension Agents, Job Satisfaction
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Mintrop, Rick; Ordenes, Miguel – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
Mindful of the withering of high-stakes accountability and disappointing data from pay for performance evaluations in the US, we ask why management by extrinsic incentives and organizational goal setting may have been far less powerful than designers of accountability and extrinsic incentive systems had expected. We explore how…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Incentives, Accountability, Goal Orientation
Root, Jennifer I. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the degree to which Herren Joint Union School District (HJUSD) was meeting its organizational performance goal of creating and implementing a balanced unrestricted general fund budget for the current year and 2 subsequent years. The study was built foundationally using the Clark and Estes (2008) gap…
Descriptors: School Districts, Budgets, Budgeting, Educational Finance
Simmerman, Herbert R., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study investigated the use of organizational learning community principles to effectively manage organizational change. Target is a pseudonym for a small public school in Southern New Jersey that has provided educational services to students with special needs since 1969. In 2004 Target began providing services to a new population of students…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Intervention, Behavior Modification, Organizational Change
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Noxon, Rose – Performance Improvement, 2011
Online Capella University wanted to sponsor an International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) chapter. Using social networking platforms, a new type of chapter was designed. The virtual chapter breaks new ground on more than the chapter's platform; it is also the first university-sponsored chapter and has a unique approach to…
Descriptors: Performance Technology, Professional Associations, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication
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Lee, Jessica; Price, Nathan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background and purpose: The aim of this study was to describe the learning culture for elite athletes who resided at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) from the perspective of the athletes themselves. As a government entity, the AIS is highly regulated by policies and strategies concerning allocation of funding, facilities, services, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletes, National Organizations, Organizational Culture
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Awasthy, Richa; Gupta, Rajen K. – Learning Organization, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess employees' perceptions of their organizations' orientation towards learning in manufacturing and service firms. Design/methodology/approach: The Dimensions of the Learning Organization Questionnaire (DLOQ) developed by Marsick and Watkins, was administered to 235 executives working in the National…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Foreign Countries, Employees, Regression (Statistics)
Thachil, Shoba Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined factors that relate to the persistence of first-generation undergraduate students in a 4-year public university in the Southeastern United States. Results were analyzed from a 2011 two-part survey: CARES-I (College Assessment of Readiness for Entering Students-Intent) and CARES-A (College Assessment of Readiness for Entering…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, Semi Structured Interviews
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Hybza, Megan M.; Stokes, Trevor F.; Hayman, Marilee; Schatzberg, Tracy – Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 2013
We examined a performance improvement package with components of feedback, goal setting, and prompting to generate additional revenue by improving the consistency of Medicaid billing submitted by 74 school psychologists serving 102 schools. A multiple baseline design across three service areas of a county school system demonstrated the…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Feedback (Response), Income, School Psychologists
Loy, Darcy – Facilities Manager, 2012
Granted, it might be a bit of a stretch to find comparable attributes between an ice hockey team and facilities management organizations. However, if you are open-minded to the possibility and begin to analyze each of these entities, you will find there are some distinct similarities. Ice hockey is a fast-paced and ever-changing game, much like a…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Personnel Selection, Comparative Analysis, Facilities Management
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Martin, Angela; Kennedy, Barbara; Stocks, Belinda – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
The psychological climate literature examines links between facets of climate, such as service orientation and a range of individual and organisational outcomes including work attitudes and performance. This study investigated the relationship between the service climate of an Australian university and outcomes important to its key stakeholders. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
Dechausay, Nadine – MDRC, 2018
Executive skills are the cognitive abilities that make it possible for people to set goals, regulate impulses, and complete the steps necessary to achieve their objectives. Examples of these skills include time management, emotional control, and organization. Richard Guare and Peggy Dawson have developed a coaching strategy based on executive…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Cognitive Ability, Coaching (Performance), Behavioral Sciences
Estrada, Rebecca; Schoenfeld, Gregg – Graduate Management Admission Council, 2012
Employers across the globe project a slightly more positive hiring outlook for 2013 compared with 2012, according to responses to the 2012 Year-End Poll of Employers of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Hiring decisions in 2012 were influenced by a mixture of economic conditions from the unfolding Eurozone crisis, to slower growth…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Graduates, Employers, Employment Opportunities
Krauss, George E. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study is to understand how selected insurance practitioners learn and developed in their practices setting. The selected insurance practitioners (collectively customer service representatives, insurance agents, and risk managers) are responsible for the counseling and placement of insurance products and the implementation of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Risk Management, Professional Continuing Education, Insurance
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