The Role of Social Capital in Organizations: The Precursors and Effects of Social Capital among Certified Nurse Aides in Nursing Homes

The Role of Social Capital in Organizations: The Precursors and Effects of Social Capital among Certified Nurse Aides in Nursing Homes

Date: May 2007
Creator: Potts, Helen
Description: The role of social capital in forming organizational commitment is the focus of this research. Organizational social capital is the idea that social relationships have value in the organization. The theoretical framework is based on Kanter's (1993) structure of organizational commitment. This research views the structure within organizations based on global empowerment, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and social capital. In addition, the role that race, income, and education affect the organizational structure is also taken into account. The organizational configuration was assembled using a structural equation model with latent variables employing a sample of 235 certified nurse aides. The sample was collected from 10 nursing homes in the Dallas-Ft.Worth metropolitan area. It was expected that Kanter's general format is reestablished within the sample. In fact, the study found that empowerment significantly influences job satisfaction. In turn, job satisfaction does foster organizational commitment. Although Kanter's original thesis was supported in this analysis, it was also determined that social capital plays a significant mediating role in creating organizational commitment. Furthermore, this research indicates that social capital alone can create organizational commitment. Thus, in conclusion, this research builds on Kanter's original idea and argues that organizational commitment is based on job satisfaction, global ...
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He...or She? Expressions and Acceptance of Non-Normative Gender - A Work in Progress

He...or She? Expressions and Acceptance of Non-Normative Gender - A Work in Progress

Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: Wheeler, Vic & Dash, Nicole
Description: This poster discusses research on expressions and acceptance of non-normative gender. The author is seeking to understand the increase in the popularity of gender-bending, as well as society's reactions to it.
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Influences of Historic Costume in the Salem Witchcraft Trials

Influences of Historic Costume in the Salem Witchcraft Trials

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Henson, Cody & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on the influences of historic costume in the Salem Witchcraft Trials.
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An Analysis of Family Reaction When Their Children Come Out as Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual

An Analysis of Family Reaction When Their Children Come Out as Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Owens, Tyler & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses a research study that analyzes the way that families cope with the situation when their children come out of the closet as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
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The Socioeconomic and Cultural Impact of the Homeless on the Denton, Texas Community

The Socioeconomic and Cultural Impact of the Homeless on the Denton, Texas Community

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Schultz, Gabrielle & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: This poster discusses research on the socioeconomic and cultural impact of the homeless on the Denton, Texas community. This study explores the viewpoint of homeless individuals and what they have to offer to the culture of the Denton, Texas community, as well as the socioeconomic impact they have. A meta-analysis will review data from previous research, and interviews will offer first-hand insight into the plight of the homeless.
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Classical Conditioning in Everyday Life

Classical Conditioning in Everyday Life

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Aldridge, Lauren & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on the positive and negative effects of classical conditioning on a person's psyche.
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Forgiveness: Women Compared to Men

Forgiveness: Women Compared to Men

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Wisner, Katelyn & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on forgiveness, especially the difference between men and women, and how each one forgives things that have happened in their past.
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Epilepsy: Not A Disease But A Disorder

Epilepsy: Not A Disease But A Disorder

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Prasain, Manisha & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on epilepsy and its different aspects relating to the causes, psychological effect on adults, and treatment.
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Exploring Concerns of Social Justice in the Education of Minority Language Students within Rural Communities

Exploring Concerns of Social Justice in the Education of Minority Language Students within Rural Communities

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Turner, Jesse & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: Poster presented at the 2011 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster explores research concerning social justice in the education of minority language students within rural communities.
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The Issue of the Well-being of Illegal Immigrant Children

The Issue of the Well-being of Illegal Immigrant Children

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Nachirou, Teskiratou & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: In this poster, the author presents research on the problem that children of illegal immigrants have in the United States, especially those surrounding education and health care issues. For the authors' methodology, the author will use national longitudinal studies of adolescent health to analyze data on illegal immigrant children and make policy recommendations.
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