The Effects of Gender on the Supervisory Relationship of Resident Assistants and their Supervisors

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The Effects of Gender on the Supervisory Relationship of Resident Assistants and their Supervisors

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Presenter(s)

Adam Schwartz

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This presentation was given live via Zoom at 6:10 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects that gender plays in the supervisory relationship that exists between resident assistants and their supervisors in the department of Housing and Residence Life at the University of Dayton. The main goal of this study was to see what kinds of effects gender has in shaping the way resident assistants view, interact with, trust, and experience supervision with their direct supervisors. The focus being to find out if there is a difference between male and female supervisors when paired with the same or different gender resident assistants. While studies like this have been done in the past, my goal was to see if there were any changes that should be made to the supervision model in wake of the #MeToo Movement. This study contains the findings gained from looking interviews with resident assistants on the University of Dayton campus, and the themes that arose from those interviews, concluding with the implications for future practice in the field of housing and residence life supervision.

Publication Date

4-22-2020

Project Designation

Graduate Research

Primary Advisor

Graham F. Hunter

Primary Advisor's Department

Counselor Education

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, School of Education and Health Sciences

The Effects of Gender on the Supervisory Relationship of Resident Assistants and their Supervisors

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