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dc.contributor.authorHughes, Kristi Nichole
dc.description.abstractThe involvement of quality workers has been found to be a critical factor in the success of youth programs (American Camp Association, 2006a). Although there has been little research on staff development with youth program leaders, literature on staff development highlights the importance of work group cohesion for successful outcomes (Cohen & Bailey, 1997; Gully, Devine, & Whitney, 1995; Mullen & Copper, 1994; Pillai & Williams, 2004; Stogdill, 1972; Wech, Mossholder, & Steel, 1998). In this study, qualitative methods were used to explore the various elements of the concept of work group cohesion in a summer camp context. Camp workers filled out an online survey about their experiences at camp. Results suggest that work group cohesion is an important factor to consider for the development of staff training curriculum.
dc.subjectSummer Camp
dc.subjectSocial Group Work Principles
dc.subjectCamp Counselors
dc.subjectGroup Cohesion
dc.subjectOut-of-School Time
dc.titleSummer camp staff development
dc.title.alternativea qualitative study of work group cohesion
dc.description.departmentChild and Family Development
dc.description.majorChild and Family Development
dc.description.advisorDavid Wright
dc.description.committeeDavid Wright
dc.description.committeeGwynn Powell
dc.description.committeeChristine Todd

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