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ERIC Number: ED018806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 36
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Reference Count: 0
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BEHAVIOR CHANGE IN TRANSITIONAL ROLES. WORKING PAPER.
KOLB, DAVID A.
THE PROCESS OF SUCCESSFUL BEHAVIOR CHANGE IS AFFECTED BY A NUMBER OF SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TRANSITIONAL ROLE. SUCCESS IS MEASURED BY A CHANGE IN BEHAVIOR THAT IS SELF-SUSTAINING, LEADING TO SUCCESSFUL OCCUPATION OF A TERMINAL STATUS. ALTHOUGH THE INITIATING OF MEDICAL STUDENTS INTO THE MEDICAL PROFESSION IS GIVEN AS AN EXAMPLE, THE CHARACTERISTICS MENTIONED APPLY IN VARYING DEGREES TO ALL BEHAVIOR CHANGES. A TRANSITIONAL CULTURE RELIEVING THE INDIVIDUAL OF CARES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND ALLOWING FOR EXPERIMENTATION AND PLAY IS REQUIRED. THE INDIVIDUAL IN SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION EXHIBITS A COMMITMENT TO THE NEW STATUS, AN ARTICULATION OF WHAT THE NEW STATUS IS LIKE, AND A RESERVED JUDGMENT OF HIS ABILITY TO ACHIEVE IT. FURTHERMORE, TOTAL INVOLVEMENT AND THE ACQUISITION OF AN INNER SENSE OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SELF-DIRECTION IS NEEDED. THE EXPECTATIONS OF OTHERS HAVE TO BE ALTERED SO THAT THE INDIVIDUAL IS PERCEIVED AS A LEGITIMATE OCCUPANT OF THE TERMINAL STATUS. FINALLY, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS IN THE TRANSITIONAL RULE SHOULD BE DEVELOPED WHICH PROVIDE--(1) THE INTIMACY NECESSARY FOR THE SCANNING AND INTEGRATION OF CHANGES INTO THE PERSONALITY, AND (2) THE INFLUENCE NECESSARY FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF THE INFLUENCING INSTITUTION'S CHANGE GOALS. (CG)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Alfred P. Sloan School of Management.
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