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ERIC Number: ED084484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 13
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Updating and Mid-Career Development and Change.
Dubin, Samuel S.
Mid-career is a time period when the knowledge and skills acquired during a collegiate education begin to approach obsolescence unless constantly renewed. Several studies had reported that peak performance of engineers and scientists occurs in the thirties and early forties. If these observations are correct, the updating process must be viewed as criticially important during the mid-career period. An educational model is presented for keeping up-to-date. It consists of both motivational and work environment variables. The principal motivational no-treatment approach for understanding professional updating is by the use of expectancy theory. The environmental variables consist of: organizational climate, supervisory-subordinate relationships, the job itself; peer interaction and company policy. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Meeting, 26 through 31 August 1973, Montreal, Canada