Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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2013 2017

The purpose of this research is to define significant explanatory factors behind differences in work preferences across country of origin, gender, and generation. We conducted a survey through Qualtrics, which consisted of 45 questions. The survey was administered to men and women who were U.S. citizens and non-US citizens and who were from two pre-defined generational groups: Generation X and Generation Z. Furthermore, the questions were intended to determine different work preferences in Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions (Power Distance, Masculinity/Femininity, Individualism/Collectivism, Uncertainty Avoidance), McClelland’s Motivational Theory, Alpha/Beta Work Values, and Leadership Traits from the GLOBE study. We also had the opportunity ...

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Jirak, Matthew, Vogliotti-Simental, Hector, LePine, Marcie, et al.
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2016-12

For the past two years, New Venture Group (nVg) and the Havasupai Tribe have worked together on a variety of community development projects. The purpose of this paper is to provide descriptions and documentation for these projects and how they are related to the economic development of the community. The partnership with the Havasupai Tribe has allowed nVg to learn the history and culture of one of Arizona’s oldest communities. It has been necessary to understand the traditional values of the Havasupai to design projects that will benefit the tribe and gain support from its members. The products that nVg ...

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While, Kate Sophie, Brooks, Daniel, LePine, Marcie, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

With the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, the workforce is getting younger. Millennials will soon make up the majority of the workplace, and it is therefore imperative for organizations to understand the values and work expectations of this emerging generation. This thesis examines the importance of employment benefits towards work life balance and work satisfaction to Millennials, and what employers can do to recruit and retain this generation of workers in the current marketplace. The data for this study was collected by surveying MBA students enrolled at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. A total ...

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Aguilar, Amanda Nicole, Kalika, Dale, LePine, Marcie, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

The purpose of this research is to determine how table-top tablets in restaurants are affecting customer dining experience. The data was collected through a survey that was administered to all individuals over the age of 18 who wished to participate in the survey. The questions in the survey focused on determining how tablets affected the customer’s overall dining experience with respect to several key aspects of the customer’s experience at the restaurant. In addition, the questions were intended to determine differences in personality, gender, age, and customers who had/did not have children under the age of 18 and how this ...

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Molinar, Devin, Baer, Michael, LePine, Marcie, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

The following creative project was a two part study regarding the wedding and event planning industry. Part one consisted of planning and executing an event followed by an analysis of the event in terms of strengths, weaknesses, and customer feedback. Part two consisted of evaluating a potential wedding planning company by the standards of the Business Model Canvas Method. The overall goal of this project was to determine if I would be pursuing a career as an independent wedding and event consultant or exploring other career options based on the research conducted and which option would be best aligned with ...

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Hawbaker, Christina Elizabeth, Peck, Sidnee, LePine, Marcie, et al.
Created Date
2013-12

The present study investigates the differences in the academic motivation of traditional and non-traditional students according to Self Determination Theory. Additionally, the study explores the relationships between academic motivation and academic, career, and family stress in traditional and non-traditional students according to the Challenge and Hindrance Stress Framework. A survey was administered to 744 undergraduate students at Arizona State University. An independent samples t-test indicated significant differences between several student groups. According to the results, non-traditional students are more intrinsically motivated “to know” and traditional students are more extrinsically motivated by “identified regulation” and “external regulation”. Additionally, a correlation matrix ...

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Bickle, Jessica Aaron, LePine, Marcie, Clemons, Jamie, et al.
Created Date
2014-12

The purpose of this thesis is to examine how companies can most effectively attract and retain millennial workers. Millennials are the future of the corporate world, and their retention in the workforce is important. Research for this study was gathered through the use of two surveys administered to Arizona State University students and corporate recruiters. The student survey focuses on what students’ value in future employers, while also concentrating on challenges and opportunities job seekers presently face. The corporate survey asks questions related to the efforts used to attract and retain future employees, and the challenges and opportunities of the ...

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St. Marie-Lloyd, Honi, LePine, Marcie, Hill, Sarah, et al.
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2015-12

The purpose of this thesis is to explore the effectiveness of a mindful and interdependent approach to success and happiness. I believe our happiness should be a constant priority of ours. To achieve happiness, I argue that we should always be thoughtfully considering our own perspectives as well as the perspectives of others. I begin by explaining the components of the Happiness Chain, which I’ve developed through my examination of literature on mindfulness, the treatment of others, positivity, stress, and other interrelated areas. The Happiness Chain starts with an internal analysis of ourselves as individuals. The components of this section ...

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Jerome, Zoe Kristine, LePine, Marcie, Waymire, Cara, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

This meta-analysis examines current gaps in mentoring and networking research. Both mentoring and networking have been shown to lead to career satisfaction, promotions and salary increases. However little research has been done to compare the relative effects that each has on these career outcomes. Recent research that led to this analysis has shown that both networking and mentoring lead to positive career outcomes and both are needed however, some studies revealed that mentoring leads to more promotions while networking leads to higher salary and higher career satisfaction. However when this data was analyzed across more studies, meta-analytically, there were several ...

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Catts-Tucker, Faith, LePine, Marcie, Rogers, Kristie, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

The goal of this research is to answer the questions 1) What is innovation? 2) Why is innovation important? 3) How does leadership impact the effectiveness in driving innovation? 4) How can insight be taught to other individuals who would like to drive innovation in their own practice? By defining leadership characteristics, actions, and attributes, a tangible framework was created which can be utilized by any leader as a guiding point to drive innovation. Data for this project was collected through two channels: a survey which was administered to individuals who identified primarily as undergraduates and professionals, then interviews were ...

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Briones, Nicole Marie, LePine, Marcie, Wilkinson, Christine, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.