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ERIC Number: EJ1047375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
Moving beyond Mentoring: A Collective Case Study Examining the Perceived Characteristics of Positive Transformational Figures
Bean, Brent W.; Kroth, Michael
Journal of Adult Education, v42 n2 p86-97 2013
The purpose of this collective-case study was to explore the characteristics of transformational figures. This study revealed that interpersonal encounters were seen as a catalyst that assisted study participants through the process of transformation. Ten themes emerged from the cross-case analysis: Imposed and Intentional Influence; Metaphors of Revolutionary Change; Characteristics of Kindness, Caring, and Compassion; Admiration for Transformational Figures; Time and Timing of Transformational Experience; Feeling Special; Positive Emotional Response; Debt to Repay; Reflective Thinking; and Interpersonal Connections.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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