Year of Publication
Season of Publication
College of Education and Human Services
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management
NACO controlled Corporate Body
University of North Florida. Department of Leadership, School Counseling & Sports Management
Dr. Amanda Pascale
Dr. Matthew Ohlson
Dr. Lucy Croft
Dr. Anne Swanson
Dr. Elizabeth Gregg
Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey
Organizational culture substantially impacts employee motivation, employee behavior, and employee participation in professional development activities. In the field of Student Affairs, it is critical for employees to regularly participate in professional development activities to stay up-to-date with understanding today’s students’ needs and meeting federal and state demands. This study examined what individual and organizational culture factors predict participation in professional development activities among student affairs professionals at higher education institutions. For this study, 354 participants from various public and private institutions were emailed an anonymous web-based survey. Field theory served as the theoretical foundation giving perspective as to how external and internal factors contribute to behavioral changes. Human capital theory and empirical research provided the framework for the organizational culture factors investigated. The results of this study informs practice and policy concerning supervision models; performance evaluation methods; the allocation of resources dedicated to developing and training staff members; professional development plans; higher education curriculum; policies and regulations associated with training and development (T&D); accreditation implications; and the logistics associated with T&D opportunities offered by professional organizations.
Adams-Manning, Andrea, "Individual and Organizational Culture Predictors of Participation in Training and Development Activities among Student Affairs Professionals" (2018). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 813.