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Death And Communication: An In-Depth Analysis Of The Intemal/Extemal Communication On The Thirtymile Fire Incident, Charlynn Malcom Apr 2004

Death And Communication: An In-Depth Analysis Of The Intemal/Extemal Communication On The Thirtymile Fire Incident, Charlynn Malcom

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

Using the Thirtymile Fire Incident of 2001 in Washington and the Cramer Fire Incident of 2003 in Idaho as case studies, I investigate the communication between crews on each fire. I focus on the Thirtymile Fire Incident and how the deaths of four young firefighters resulted in a congressional hearing based on the rules and regulations firefighters must adhere to when on duty. The one major regulation implemented by firefighting agencies after the Thirtymile Fire Incident was based on officials blaming the deaths on the wrong causes that resulted in the creation of new regulations that would not prevent deaths ...


Mentoring In The Workplace: A Look At Unsuccessful Mentoring Relationships And Their Effect On Women, Jessica Saunders Apr 2004

Mentoring In The Workplace: A Look At Unsuccessful Mentoring Relationships And Their Effect On Women, Jessica Saunders

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

Mentoring has been used as a tool by organizations for over four decades. Mentoring addresses organizational needs such as socialization, education and training. The mentoring relationship between the mentor and protege has proven especially beneficial for women and minorities. While negative mentoring experiences have been addressed, little had been done to identify specific reasons for the unsuccessful mentoring relationship. Further, the long-term effects of negative mentoring relationships also lacked attention. From a survey conducted, possible factors ofnegative mentoring relationship are identified as well as the effects on the women’s careers and personal lives. There were five major findings from ...


Intimate Gatherings Something Old, New, Borrowed And Blue: A Small Wedding May Be Right For You!, Hakisha Lashea Thomas Jan 2004

Intimate Gatherings Something Old, New, Borrowed And Blue: A Small Wedding May Be Right For You!, Hakisha Lashea Thomas

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Sibling Interaction: Sisters' Use Of Advice Episodes In The Construction Of Relational Identities, Melissa R. Gornick Jan 2004

Sibling Interaction: Sisters' Use Of Advice Episodes In The Construction Of Relational Identities, Melissa R. Gornick

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine how sisters collaboratively construct advice episodes in naturally-occurring conversation and how they used these advice episodes in their negotiation of relational identities. Thus, two research questions were addressed: 1) How do sisters collaboratively construct advice episodes in naturally occurring conversation, and 2) How do sisters use advice episodes in their negotiation of relational identities. The database for the study consisted of four sister sets who audio taped naturally occurring conversation. Jefferson's (1984b) transcript notation system was used to transcribe sibling conversations which contained advice episodes and the transcripts were analyzed using ...