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The Making of a Mediator: What Life Circumstances or Events Do Mediators Identify as Being Influential in the Career Choice to Become a Mediator?

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dc.contributor.advisor Warfield, Wallace P.
dc.contributor.author Marshall, Betty Mae Smith
dc.creator Marshall, Betty Mae Smith
dc.date 2010-07-30
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-03T20:28:54Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2011-02-03T20:28:54Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/6167
dc.description.abstract This dissertation explored the background of mediators and what circumstances and events are identified as being influential in their career choice to become a mediator. The research also explored why individuals choose to become mediators and how events and circumstances experienced by a mediator impacted on the choice to become a mediator and the types of cases the mediators choose to handle. In the process of researching and writing this dissertation, the author conducted a literature search and an on-line survey of mediators who practice in various arenas and graduate students in the conflict resolution field. Telephonic interviews of “High-Profile” mediators were also conducted. This exploratory study with input from multiple perspectives in the conflict resolution field may serve as a reference and resource for individuals with a desire to join or study the conflict resolution field in the context of the understanding of the development of the profession of conflict resolution and whether they shared similar experiences with current practitioners. It may also assist them in engaging in self-reflection of how prior events and circumstances impact on their conflict resolution practice. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Conflict resolution en_US
dc.subject mediators en_US
dc.subject career choice en_US
dc.subject mediation en_US
dc.title The Making of a Mediator: What Life Circumstances or Events Do Mediators Identify as Being Influential in the Career Choice to Become a Mediator? en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Analysis and Resolution en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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