Title page for ETD etd-04172007-123249


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Nash, Andrea Lynn
URN etd-04172007-123249
Title Case Study of Tekoa Institute: Illustration of Nonviolent Communication Training’s Effect on Conflict Resolution
Degree Master of Science
Department Sociology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Shoemaker, Donald J. Committee Chair
Caruso, Thomas Committee Member
Hawdon, James E. Committee Member
Keywords
  • communication
  • juvenile delinquents
  • strategy
  • violent resolution
Date of Defense 2007-04-05
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Case Study of Tekoa Institute: Illustration of Nonviolent Communication Training’s Effect on Increasing Nonviolent Resolution

Andrea Lynn Nash

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study involved illustrating how Nonviolent Communicationsm (NVC) training affected conflict resolution in a case study of Tekoa Boys Institute, a juvenile residence and school institution. Resolution was defined as “the process of resolving a dispute or a conflict, by providing each side's needs, and adequately addressing their interests so that they are satisfied with the outcome” (Dictonary.LaborLawTalk.com 2006).

The following predictions concerning this research are:

1) At the Tekoa Boys Institute, the NVC trained residential staff’s involvement in nonviolent resolution will increase more from the pretest to the two year posttest than the no-NVC trained residential staff.

2) At the Tekoa Boys Institute, the NVC trained residential staff’s involvement in violent resolution will decrease more from the pretest to the two year posttest than the no-NVC trained residential staff.

3) At the Tekoa Boys Institute, the NVC trained residential staff’s involvement in instigating conflicts will decrease more in the two year posttest when compared to pretest than those residential staff not trained in NVC.

Results were found confirming the first two predictions in this sample with a statistical significance at the .05 level. As for the third prediction, no to little effect was found in this sample.

Files
  Filename       Size       Approximate Download Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 
 
 28.8 Modem   56K Modem   ISDN (64 Kb)   ISDN (128 Kb)   Higher-speed Access 
  AnashThesis.pdf 2.09 Mb 00:09:40 00:04:58 00:04:21 00:02:10 00:00:11

Browse All Available ETDs by ( Author | Department )

dla home
etds imagebase journals news ereserve special collections
virgnia tech home contact dla university libraries

If you have questions or technical problems, please Contact DLA.