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dc.contributor.advisorO'Brien, David J., 1941-eng
dc.contributor.authorStreaty-Wilhoit, Dellaeng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on October 22, 2012).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. David J. O'Brieneng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2011.eng
dc.description"May 2011"eng
dc.description.abstractThis research focuses on Black Natural Resources Professionals (BNRPs) career advancement opportunities and factors effecting their decisions to relocate when moving to rural or remote communities. The purpose of this study is to determine how these relocation decisions of BNRPs affect their careers. The objective of this dissertation is to test the effect of four significant factors that influence BNRP decisions to relocate for career advancement. They are social support, racial discrimination/fairness, living in a remote or rural area and gender. The methodology includes preliminary interviews, analysis of public records and an on-line quantitative survey of BNRPs. The data for this dissertation were drawn from the United States Department of Interior, (USDI), National Park Service (NPS). NPS have a total number of 15,925 permanent employees. The raw data file included 1378 Black employees in all occupations and 179 Black employees in the natural resources area. Of the 179 employees, (101 Black males and 78 black female), 164 confidential e-mails were confirmed as delivered and 83 responded to the survey. Fifty-one percent of the participants responded (see Appendix H). Their employment classifications in the General Schedule (GS) range from GS level 9 to GS level 15.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentxiv, 183 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872561080eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/15816eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/15816
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations.eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjectNational Park Serviceeng
dc.subjectfederal employeeseng
dc.subjectrelocation decisionseng
dc.subjectcareer advancementeng
dc.subjectBlack professionalseng
dc.titleFactors effecting Black natural resources professionals' decisions to relocateeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineRural sociology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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