ERIC Number: EJ1144419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Review of Literature on the Career Transitions of Performing Artists Pursuing Career Development
Middleton, Jerry C.; Middleton, Jason A.
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, v17 n2 p211-232 Jul 2017
Few studies in the existent empirical literature explore the career transitions of performing artists. First, we provide working definitions of career transition and of a performing artist. Thereafter, we peruse empirical studies, from the 1980s onward, that delineate the career transition process in terms of three main types of transition: transitioning from training to professional work, transitioning due to voluntary or involuntary factors, and transitioning due to retirement. We examine the process and psychological consequences of these career transitions. We then discuss empirically informed ways by which performing artists cope with career transition, and conclude with considerations for future studies.
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Development, Theater Arts, Artists, Education Work Relationship, Retirement, Psychological Patterns, Coping
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