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dc.contributor.authorJezari, Armin J. ( )
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-02T16:36:11Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:16:11Z
dc.date.issued2010-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationJezari, A. J. (2010). Measuring success: An exploratory study of United States Bahá’í local spiritual assemblies and the five year plan. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3687
dc.description.abstractThis Applied Research Project is an exploration of the functioning of a typical United States Bahá'i Local Spiritual Assembly (LSA) --which is an administrative part of the Bahá'i -- Faith, an international nonprofit religious organization--based on the Five Year Plan and scholarly literature on public administration. The object of the study is to measure to what degree a typical Local Spiritual Assembly is adopting characteristics of effective public administration based on directives found in the Five Year Plan. Three working hypotheses relating to communication, engagement, and learning are formed about the typical LSA. A survey was sent out to over 800 Local Spiritual Assemblies to measure LSA success in each of the three categories. A total of 167 Assemblies replied to the survey for a response rate of twenty percent. At this stage of development, the typical Bahá'i Local Spiritual Assembly ranked between weak/moderate and moderate in each category.en_US
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dc.format.extent73 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Spring 2010.
dc.subjectAssembliesen_US
dc.subjectLocalen_US
dc.subjectFive Year Planen_US
dc.subjectEngagementen_US
dc.subjectCollaborationen_US
dc.subjectLearningen_US
dc.titleMeasuring Success: An Exploratory Study of United States Bahá’í Local Spiritual Assemblies and the Five Year Planen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLongoria, Thomas
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTajalli, Hassan
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGonzales, Evelina
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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