Positivity and Positive Reinforcement in Organizational Culture at Nazarene Higher Education Institutions
Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Scholarship of Discovery
Given the importance of employee motivation, satisfaction, productivity, and retention, as well as the support for positivity in the review of the literature, this study examined the effects of positivity and positive reinforcement in organizational culture, through the lens of admissions professionals, at the eight Nazarene Higher Education Institutions (NHEI) within the United States. The study also examined the effects of the perceived positivity of leaders in organizational culture, in the same context. The findings revealed some signs of positivity among NHEI admissions professionals, but no evidence was revealed regarding the consistent use of positive reinforcement in these settings. The perceived positivity of administrators was determined to be important to these NHEI admissions professionals.
Parker, Brian W., "Positivity and Positive Reinforcement in Organizational Culture at Nazarene Higher Education Institutions" (2011). Ed.D. Dissertations. 29.
Christian Denominations and Sects Commons, Higher Education Administration Commons, Organizational Behavior and Theory Commons
Ed.D. dissertation completed in 2011 for Olivet Nazarene University.