ERIC Number: EJ1041432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Development of Professional Identity through Socialization in Graduate School
Liddell, Debora L.; Wilson, Maureen E.; Pasquesi, Kira; Hirschy, Amy S.; Boyle, Kathleen M.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v51 n1 p69-84 Feb 2014
Professional identity is one outcome of successful socialization. The purpose of this study was to understand how socialization in graduate programs contributes to the development of professional identity for new professionals in student affairs. Via survey, we found significant relationships between program qualities, standards, activities, and experiences and measures of professional identity. Out-of-class experiences were perceived to have a stronger influence than in-class experiences. Implications for graduate preparation programs and supervisors are discussed.
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Socialization, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Professional Identity, Correlation, Program Effectiveness, Student Personnel Services, Student Experience, Standards, Professional Development, Competence, Career Development, Online Surveys, Institutional Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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