A Diagnostic Exploration of Campus Recreation Using the Work Design Questionnaire

dc.contributor.advisorAwoniyi, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorDere, Shannon N.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLord, Michal Anneen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMurray, Tinkeren_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTurner, Marcen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to explore work design in campus recreation. In particular, the focus is on student employee work roles. The Work Design Questionnaire (WDQ) is the instrument used for diagnosis. Student employees are a key component to the successful operations of campus recreation facilities and programs. Understanding student employees’ perspectives and experiences of different facets of work design is crucial for professionals in campus recreation in order to develop their student staff into effective employees. An online questionnaire was distributed via e-mail to 423 campus recreation directors from all 50 states. Through the student employees’ responses conclusions were drawn to the areas of work design campus recreation professionals should focus on in developing both the student employees and the design of the letter’s work. Recommendations from this study include strategies professionals should utilize when managing student employees and how future studies could be designed.en_US
dc.description.departmentHealth and Human Performance
dc.format.extent80 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationDere, S. N. (2011). <i>A diagnostic exploration of campus recreation using the work design questionnaire</i> (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.subjectWork design
dc.subjectCampus recreation
dc.subjectCollege students
dc.titleA Diagnostic Exploration of Campus Recreation Using the Work Design Questionnaireen_US
thesis.degree.departmentHealth and Human Performance
thesis.degree.disciplineRecreation and Leisure Services
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science