Master's Theses


Communication Studies

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the orientation program at a mid-western regional medical center. This researcher conducted experiments while actually taking part in the newly developed program. Following the observation experiments, questionnaires were then dispersed to staff members of the hospital who had attended the new employee orientation session. The staff members evaluated the orientation process in relation to pre-determined categories. This researcher concluded that three fundamental philosophies must exist for a new employee orientation program to have a good chance at being successful. First, there must be a visionary top management staff at the helm. Second, a spirit of cooperation must exist throughout the institutions management and staff. Finally, there must exist a genuine concern for employees within the institution. The researcher then went further by outlining specific items that management must take into consideration when developing an orientation program.


Willis M. Watt

Date of Award

Summer 1990

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1990 Larry G. Straub


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