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The relationship among personality and job effectiveness in pediatric summer camp counselors

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sara Rebekah Soyars (Creator)
Institution
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://www.wcu.edu/404.asp
Advisor
David McCord

Abstract: Pediatric summer camping is a comparatively recent development within the camping industry. These camps are designed to give chronically ill children, who are unlikely to be able to participate in a more traditional camping environment, a chance to experience what many children in American culture experience every summer. Every year a large population of young adults applies to work these seasonal positions, and the year around staff have the daunting task of selecting those young adults best suited for this unique and challenging position. Although many techniques are utilized, there is still a wide variance in the performance of the counselors. It is reasonable to assume that this variance could be accounted for by the personality of the individuals. The Five Factor Model of Personality has been used to explain variance in many different occupations. In the present study the Five Factor Model was compared to the effectiveness scores of counselors as reported by their supervisors.

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Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
Camp, Pediatric
Subjects
Camp counselors -- Psychology
Camp counselors -- Recruiting
Camps for children with disabilities
Big Five model