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|Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:52 pm
Post subject: Seeking former animal shelter employees for academic study
|A study is currently being carried out at the University of British Columbia to learn about the experiences of former animal shelter employees, both while working at the shelter and since leaving. Employee turnover is very high in animal shelters and we are especially interested in understanding what causes people to leave.
Are you eligible to participate?
You are eligible to be part of the study if all of the following points describe you:
-I have held a paid position in an SPCA, humane society, or other type of animal shelter.
-I no longer work at that shelter
-I considered the work personally fulfilling and not simply a job
-I am at least 19 years of age
What is involved?
- This is an interview study in which participants are asked to talk about their experience of working in and leaving the shelter and how this has affected them, professionally and in other ways.
- Each participant will be interviewed one-on-one by the researcher.
- The interview will last up to 1 hour, and will be conducted privately, and in complete confidence.
- We are seeking participants from anywhere in North America and interviews will therefore be conducted via telephone. We will cover any long-distance charges that might arise.
- The names of those involved in the study will be kept completely confidential and will not be shared with anyone, either during the research process or after the study is complete.
The research team:
Kira Schabram is a PhD student in Organizational Behaviour who has had extensive experience working and volunteering in a variety of animal welfare organizations including the CSPCA. Dr. Sally Maitlis is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of British Columbia, with extensive research experience in not-for-profit organizations.
Would you like to join the study?
Please contact Kira at email@example.com to learn more about the study and decide if you would like to participate in it. Please also don’t hesitate to forward this information to anyone else who you think might be interested.