Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Lifeguard employability skills
by Flynn, Mary Josephine, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 122; 1523176
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to investigate perceptions lifeguard employers have of specific employability skills learned through a lifeguard employment setting. Due to a lifeguard shortage in the late 1990s many aquatics facilities tried to determine the cause for the difficulties in finding qualified employees. From the original purpose, the following hypothesis was tested: there are no significant relationships between lifeguard supervisor's assessments of lifeguards' employability skills and levels of common aquatic industry certifications acquired by lifeguard supervisors. This research sought to identify lifeguard employability skills that are perceived by lifeguard employers as being necessary for future career success. Through a three-part internet survey investigating (a) skill types, (b) workplace competencies, and (c) demographics. Some significance was found among training levels and perceptions of lifeguard employability. Further studies are recommended to determine the perceptions lifeguards may have of their own employability skills level and perceptions the business community may have oflifeguard employability skills.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: James, Katherine
Commitee: Conley, Joanne M., Fulthorp, Keith M.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Recreation and Leisure Studies
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Public health, Recreation
Keywords: Employability, Extrinsic motivation, Intrinsic motivation, Lifeguard skills, Lifeguards
Publication Number: 1523176
ISBN: 978-1-303-20441-8
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