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ERIC Number: ED550065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 170
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2671-6787-3
Perceptions of Self and Career by Administrators in a Specialized Institution of Higher Education
Jump, Jonathan D.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Ohio University
This qualitative study examined the experiences of lay administrators at freestanding theological seminaries, their perceptions of meaning related to their work, and how those perceptions have an impact on decisions about their careers. Schlossberg's research on career transitions, and marginality and mattering, informed the inquiry. The study sought to identify the self-perceptions of lay administrators of freestanding seminaries within their workplaces, and within the academy. Analysis of interviewed participants was approached from a phenomenological perspective, using Colaizzi's (1978) model of phenomenological inquiry. Results indicate that lay administrators focused on themes of knowledge, community, change, leadership, and the insider's perspective when thinking about themselves and their careers. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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