Blessings F. Adeoye
The growing multicultural nature of education and training environments makes it critical that instructors and instructional designers, especially those working in online learning environments, develop skills to deliver culturally sensitive and culturally adaptive instruction (Parrish & Linder-VanBerschot, 2010). Many studies have dealt with cultural orientation regarding online learning, but not an online learning motivation among students from various ethnicity.
Effective Leadership Strategies, Employee Performance, and Organizational Sustainability in the Boxing Industry
The general business problem was that some organizations do not provide adequate training and implementation of leadership strategies to enable their leaders to enhance employee performance. The specific business problem was that some leaders in the boxing promotion industry lack leadership strategies to improve employee performance.
The problem addressed in this study was the lack of knowledge on how Crisis Invention Team (CIT) training impacts police officers’ perceptions of persons in mental crisis.
Despite decades of aid to the African continent, development efforts are often unsustainable (Moyo, 2009). Unsustainable development programs can undermine U.S. interests (Johnson, 2010) sometimes leading to instability that can adversely affect American security, economics, or support for American policies (United States Department of State, 2015).
Will Brown Jr.
Nonprofit organizations (NPO) boards of directors, executive directors, and board chairs under the shared leadership approach are losing funding programs aimed at serving the needs of the society (Dizhang & Swanson, 2013; Morgen Stahl, 2013; Smith, 2015).
Awa C. Diawara
The problem investigated in this study is the myriad of backlogged cases that immigration courts in the United States (U.S.) need to adjudicate. Participants shared that due to the overwhelming number of undocumented immigrants, government agencies are overburdened with identifying, vetting, and processing deportations, putting a strain on the resources allocated. The participants expressed genuine concern for the well-being of their clients and often discussed the ways in which they sought to help their clients.
Tronda L. Douglas
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) are essential disaster resource tools that could be used to prepare and assist rural community members in recovering from disasters. Current research is lacking in understanding how FBOs could be utilized in African American rural communities for disasters (McGeehan & Baker, 2017; Muller et al., 2014).
The credibility of unsupervised online exams, which is an ongoing concern in higher education, has been mainly maintained by physical and remote proctoring (Malesky et al., 2016; Shute & Rahimi, 2017). However, both forms of proctoring are expensive and inconvenient (Ladyshewsky, 2015; Lee-Post & Hapke, 2017). The disconnect between high demand in online testing and the inability to maintain credibility of unsupervised web-based exams without inconvenient and expensive proctoring constitutes a problem.
Kimberly A. Ford, Lyda DiTommaso Downs, Melissa McDowell, and Laurie Bedford
To date, much of the coaching literature focuses on work with elementary teachers in the area of literacy (for example, Stover, Kissel, Haag, & Schoniker, 2011). Very little research regarding faculty coaching at the university level has been conducted. Anecdotal evidence suggests that coaching is beneficial to higher education faculty and that those who engage in coaching are more confident in their teaching (McDowell, Bedford & DiTommaso Downs, 2014). . However, no empirical evidence exists to support this, nor is there data to indicate the extent to which pedagogical straggles learned in coaching are transferred to the classroom.
Maria Carmen Goodwin
This study addressed the relationship among risk factors, such as lack of parental self-efficacy and unhealthy feeding practices and feeding styles, and obesity among Mexican American children.
Veronica Alicia Graham
As of 2017 there are 48,126 of African American Women (AAW) who are infected with HIV each year who report weight loss within the first year of HIV and then progress to AIDS without the use of micronutrients. Without micronutrients the weight loss would be greater.
Dr. Renata Washington Hannah
There is a lack of understanding of what barriers drive Army Reserve (AR) soldiers not to attend monthly battle assembly. Despite the research showing high levels of unacceptable nonparticipation in the AR, a gap exists in the literature about the soldiers in understanding the potential root causes such as communications, implementation, and the chain of command.
Irene Marie Hudson
Compared to their peers, low-income students are 90% less likely to graduate within 6 years and are more likely to drop out. At the local site, this problem was also evident in that the retention rate for the Fall 2014-15 cohort was 78.3%, but just 60.2% for those defined as low-income students.
Catherine E. Ka`ehu
General Business Problem
• Inconsistency of stakeholder participation associated with the development of sustainable tourism Specific Business Problem
• Some tourism industry leaders in Hawaii fail to implement strategies for increasing stakeholder participation in sustainable tourism development
Sedation plays a significant role in ensuring comfort in the care of critically ill children. It helps to reduce patient pain and anxiety, decrease agitation and facilitate mechanical ventilation. Sedation management practices, in general, vary widely among institutions. The absence of evidence-based nursing guidelines for assessing patients can lead to ineffective management of mechanically ventilated patients in the pediatric critical care unit (Vet et al., 2013).
Angela Marie Mai
United States unemployment rate year end 2017: • General populace = 4% • Employable autistics = 83% Many scholars inferred the beliefs of those responsible for hiring but lacked research.
Jean Calvin Tchatchoua Mbitcha
- In comparison to the European healthcare system, the U.S. healthcare system has lower quality care, higher costs, and covers a smaller percentage of the population (Thomas et al., 2016).
- The United States spends annually approximately $9,523 per person on healthcare, which is more than 2.5 times the average paid by the other Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries (Abbott, Sutton, & Edwards, 2014; Martin et al., 2016).
- The general business problem is that the high cost of limited and modest healthcare services jeopardizes the standard of living and the economic security of U.S. citizens.
- The specific business problem is that some healthcare managers have limited strategies to improve efficiency while reducing healthcare costs.
LeAnn Martin Morris
One critical component to the success of one-to-one mobile technology programs is the effectiveness of professional development provided to teachers to use this technology. A research gap exists concerning proven and effective principles and practices and changes that improve teacher practice and attitude.
Abele R. Navylia
The introduction of antiretroviral therapy led to an increased life expectancy of HIV infected individuals. However, this has been linked to early onset of chronic diseases either from old age, aging with antiretroviral therapy, or a combination of both. The literature failed to address the challenges affecting the quality of life of people 50+ living and aging with HIV.
Joseph Nloga Ndjebayi
Slumping world aluminum prices have energized some aluminum producers to institute strategies to reduce product costs. This multiple comparative case study explored the strategies used by 4 aluminum producers in Western Europe: 2 companies that have successfully reduced production costs and 2 companies that have not. Wicksteed’s economic theory of production and production costs served as the conceptual framework for this research. Data were analyzed using pattern finding, a recursive approach to data analysis established by Miles, Huberman, and Saldana. Six themes emerged: (a) upstream integration, (b) energy and price efficiency, (c) carbon-manufacturing capability, (d) operational excellence, (e) technological and research developmental abilities, and (f) circular economy.
Jonah E. Obasi
There is a concern that police officers will not use body-worn cameras, or comply with requirements if implementation is too difficult or seen negatively (Godoe & Johansen, 2012). It is unknown if ease of use and usefulness influence the actual use of the cameras and additional research has been indicated (Daly, 2015; Fouche, 2014).
Rispa Achieng' Odongo
The X University attempts to foster in students a culture and habit of providing service to others and initiated community service in 2004, which requires all students to complete 200 hours of service to community before graduation. The effectiveness of the program had not been assessed from students’ perspectives.
Emmanuel Dejo Oluwaniyi
In spite of the prevailing high rate of repeat incarcerations among the Nigerian ex-felons, there's an absence of empirical evidence to suggest the effectiveness of faith and nonfaith-based reentry programs in Nigerian.
The management practices of hotel industry are under scrutiny for having an adverse impact on the environment. There is a lack of understanding around
- hoteliers in Jamaica only focus on foreign exchange earnings and job creation, rather than on sustainable development in their operations, and
- small hoteliers' integration of sustainable practices in their operations.
Welcome to the 2018 Walden University Research Symposium. We are excited to be back in Minneapolis this year, where the symposium originally started 11 years ago! We also want to note that, for the first time this year, we have invited alumni who had previously participated in a New Scholars Workshop to serve as reviewers. The Research Symposium is an annual event that showcases research projects from our academic community, especially work by our recent graduates. As is usually the case, the nature of the research presented at the symposium is quite varied and reflects many of the challenges currently being faced by individuals and institutions across the globe. The presentations at this symposium appear in two different formats.
• Poster presentations provide an opportunity for researchers to engage with all individuals attending the symposium and potentially to network with other interested researchers.
• Using a roundtable presentation format, a select group of researchers is available for interactive discussions of their work, with handouts and visual materials available to support the discussion.
For this symposium, we are highlighting the in-progress research by fellows associated with Walden University’s Center for Social Change. The “magic” of a research symposium can be found in the interactions between presenters and audience. So, please, don’t be shy—step up, ask questions, make comments, and enjoy the experience.