An Evaluation of Career Transition Phenomenon
AbstractThe purpose of the study was to develop a substantive grounded theory on the inter-profession career transition phenomenon as experienced by eight transitioning individuals. With an interpretive qualitative approach, data was collected through memoirs, interviews and literature. The Straussarian data analysis entailed open coding, axial coding, and selective coding. Each new participant analysed was chosen following the theoretical sampling technique. The qualitative data analysis software programme called ATLAS.ti was utilized to store all the data collected. Five categories were identified through the analysis process and include: (1) Triggers for change; (2) Decision making; (3) Job seeking; (4) Preparations; and (5) Coping strategies. Through selective coding a core category was developed which stated: Personal preferences as a set of interrelated beliefs do not only influence but also lead the career transition of professionals from beginning to end. Future research is recommended to explore other types of career transition as well as the various similarities and differences identified between the participants.
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van Rensburg, A. J., & Ukpere, W. I. (2014). An Evaluation of Career Transition Phenomenon. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(1), 725. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/1952
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