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Exploring The Leadership Styles Of Event Managers And Variation In Their Attitudes Towards Volunteer Training, Jacqueline Leigh Jan 2019

Exploring The Leadership Styles Of Event Managers And Variation In Their Attitudes Towards Volunteer Training, Jacqueline Leigh

Theses

Given highly dynamic organisational environments, effective leadership is crucial for growth and organisational success. This thesis explored leadership styles of event managers in Australia and their attitudes towards training event volunteers. Guided by the Full Range of Leadership Theory (FRLT), mixed methods were employed to explore event managers from events across the eastern seaboard of Australia. While findings revealed that the majority of participants predominantly displayed transformational leadership styles, a flexible approach to leadership within events was found to be necessary. Other extraneous factors imposed upon event managers often necessitates them to adapt their natural leadership style to emergent circumstances.


Emotional Labour And The Job Satisfaction Of Adventure Tour Leaders In Australia, Monica Torland Jan 2013

Emotional Labour And The Job Satisfaction Of Adventure Tour Leaders In Australia, Monica Torland

Theses

This thesis critically examines the relationships between two types of emotional labour and job satisfaction of adventure tour leaders employed within Australia, applying a mixed methods approach. While deep acting has a statistically significant positive impact on adventure tour leaders’ job satisfaction, there is no statistically significant relationship between surface acting and job satisfaction. These findings are consistent with research suggesting that deep acting could help to convey a sense of authenticity and a feeling of achievement in employees, thus leading to higher levels of job satisfaction. This has implications for the way adventure tour operators manage their human resources.


An Action Research Project Examining Anger And Aggression With Rural Adolescent Males Participating In The Rock And Water Program, Paul Christopher Edwards Jan 2013

An Action Research Project Examining Anger And Aggression With Rural Adolescent Males Participating In The Rock And Water Program, Paul Christopher Edwards

Theses

The Rock and Water Program (RWP) was used as a means of contacting 187 rural adolescent males from four schools on the north coast of NSW in order to explore their views relating to anger and aggression as well as their perception of the RWP, which is a popular program used with boys in Australian schools. Working with focus group participants showed that historical-cultural attitudes have a direct impact on this cohorts experience and expression of anger while also impacting their views related to learning activities and programs.

A qualitative research methodology was utilized where focus groups were the method ...


Giving Up The Ghost. Healers' Perceptions Of The Perimortal Process : A Phenomenological Study, Kathryn Patricia Jackson Jan 2012

Giving Up The Ghost. Healers' Perceptions Of The Perimortal Process : A Phenomenological Study, Kathryn Patricia Jackson

Theses

Dying and death is a universal human experience and is possibly the most influential and relevant experience of each person’s life. The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of healers, as they assist people who are dying. The objectives were to provide a deeper insight into the process of both dying and death, so that health professionals and carers may provide more appropriate assistance and support for the dying, and individuals within our culture will have the opportunity to experience their own dying process more consciously and with less fear. The research question was: What are ...