Date of Award

2017

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Ed.

Department

Education

First Advisor

Salinitri, Geri

Keywords

counsellor, interpretive phenomenological analysis, job satisfaction, motivation, summer camp

Rights

CC BY-NC ND 4.0

Abstract

As the popularity of attending summer camps continues to rise, it is important that Camp Directors understand what motivates employees to choose to work at camp each summer. In this study, I implemented a qualitative approach using interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) to examine the motivational factors that keep coaches at Madawaska Volleyball Camp (MVC) coming back each summer. Eight participants shared their unique experiences at Madwaska Volleyball Camp (MVC) through semi-structured interviews. Four themes emerged that solidified their motivations to return to work at camp each year: alignment, tradition, opportunities for reflection and personal growth, and the surrounding environment.

Share

COinS