Constructing professional identity-the experience of work based learning candidates

Nichol, Lynn and Williams, Sue C (2014) Constructing professional identity-the experience of work based learning candidates. American Journal of Management, 14 (1/2). pp. 43-46. ISSN 2165-7998

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Abstract

Previous research into professional identity has argued that training institutions shape professional formation. This research focuses on professionals who have undertaken a work based approach and explores the interrelationship between practitioners’ own narrative of professional identity and that encoded within the narrative of the standards of a professional HR/HRD body. The findings begin to question the traditional understanding of the inter-relationship between the narrative of the professional body and individual HR/HRD practitioner narratives of identity suggesting that neither the professional body nor the mainstream educational institution are the major players in the development of professional identity.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School > Business and Human Resource Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Ineke Tijsma
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 13:18
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 05:18
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1681

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