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A Qualitative Inquiry Into The Critical Thinking Process Of Hospitality Management Students , Tin Oo Thin Jan 2001

A Qualitative Inquiry Into The Critical Thinking Process Of Hospitality Management Students , Tin Oo Thin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The research questions addressed by this qualitative inquiry were: (1) How do hospitality management students demonstrate the process of critical thinking when making decisions about management case studies? (2) What aspects of the classroom environment/culture help or hinder the process of critical thinking by hospitality management students? Data were collected in Fall of 1995 from one class of 13 university students. These students were enrolled in a management course that focused on discussion of case studies.;Data were analyzed by constant comparative method. Basic ideas from selected phrases of data revealed 14 themes (case study, subject-matter knowledge, work experience ...


The School Lunch Program As A Vehicle For Nutrition Education In Iowa Public Schools , Chi-Ting Chen Jan 1999

The School Lunch Program As A Vehicle For Nutrition Education In Iowa Public Schools , Chi-Ting Chen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the Iowa public school food service (SFS) district directors incorporated nutrition education into SFS programs. A preliminary qualitative study was conducted to obtain in-depth information about nutrition education in SFS programs. The resulting information from interviews with 12 private SFS directors was used to develop a self-administered questionnaire for this study;The questionnaire consisted of three parts: demographic information, nutrition education activities, and attitudes toward nutrition education. The questionnaire was pilot tested, revised, and mailed to 377 Iowa public SFS district directors. The return rate was 74% (n ...


Quantity Food Production Text And Cognitive Evaluation Device Development , Don Morgan Paulson Sr. Jan 1993

Quantity Food Production Text And Cognitive Evaluation Device Development , Don Morgan Paulson Sr.

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research was designed to develop a quantity food preparation study guide of selected topics combining the basic knowledge in the purchasing, production, and storage of foods and the related principles of food science. A 66-item cognitive achievement test was developed to measure cognitive change. Marshall and Merritt's (1985) Learning Style Questionnaire (LSQ) was used to investigate the relationship between respondents' learning styles and cognitive change between pre- and posttest administrations. Statistical analyses were completed to research relationships between and among cognitive change, learning style, and selected demographic data: age, gender, time spent reading the study guide, months of ...


Swing Manager Selection In Fast Food Restaurants , Michael T. Machatton Jan 1992

Swing Manager Selection In Fast Food Restaurants , Michael T. Machatton

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objectives of the present study were to (a) develop an interview procedure for selection of fast food restaurant swing managers that would be valid, reliable, and usable, and (b) determine the personal, situational, and business characteristics that best predict swing manager performance. Instrument development and pilot testing were conducted in Iowa with the assistance of a six-person advisory panel. The developed instrument, the Swing Manager Selection Guide (SMSG), used structured interview questions and pre-interview performance review data to assign numerical scores to all candidates for swing manager positions;Field testing was conducted in Wisconsin over a 1-year period with ...


Necessary Competencies And Learning Experiences For Hospitality Educators: A Delphi Study , John Thomas Canterino Jan 1990

Necessary Competencies And Learning Experiences For Hospitality Educators: A Delphi Study , John Thomas Canterino

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were (1) to identify a list of knowledge and skill competencies that are needed by an effective hospitality management educator, and (2) to identify a list of learning experiences that would be appropriate for acquiring the competencies;Both purposes were achieved by administering three successive Delphi questionnaires to a panel of experts consisting of 100 hospitality educators who were nominated most frequently, according to specified criteria, by a national random sample of 100 hospitality educators;In the first questionnaire, (Round I), panelists were asked to generate competencies and learning experiences. In the second questionnaire, (Round ...


Restaurant Managers Learning Styles: Implications For Management Development Programs , Cathy Hui-Chun Hsu Jan 1989

Restaurant Managers Learning Styles: Implications For Management Development Programs , Cathy Hui-Chun Hsu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the learning styles of unit and district level restaurant managers. Also, aspects of current management development programs implemented in the foodservice industry were examined. Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory had been selected as the basis for the study;Two questionnaires were administered, Learning Style Questionnaire for unit and district level restaurant managers and Program Analysis Questionnaire for management development program directors in the foodservice industry. The sample consisted of 14 program directors, 118 unit level managers, and 45 district level managers;Descriptive statistical analyses were calculated for all variables. Learning styles were determined by using the scoring ...


Validation Of A Self-Instructional Foodservice Inventory Control System Module , Il-Sun Yang Kim Jan 1989

Validation Of A Self-Instructional Foodservice Inventory Control System Module , Il-Sun Yang Kim

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to: (a) develop an inventory control system achievement test for students in a foodservice management information systems course, (b) develop a self-instructional module on inventory control systems, and (c) evaluate the module using a nonequivalent control group experimental design. The experimental treatments were lecture and self-instruction; both treatments were developed based on content analyses of leading textbooks. The identified content areas were receiving, storing, issuing, inventory control, inventory valuation and inventory control computer systems. An achievement test, an attitude inventory, and a demographic questionnaire also were designed to assess the effects of the experimental treatments;A ...