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ERIC Number: EJ818438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0828-3893
The Experience of Career for People Who Have Moved into Supervisory and Management Roles in a Social Service Organization
Stevens, Alison M.; Amundson, Norman
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v42 n3 p159-173 Jul 2008
Funding cuts and organizational restructuring are among the factors that contribute to making the social service sector a stressful environment in which to work. This qualitative study explores how the values, beliefs, and motivation of supervisors and managers in the social service sector change over time and how they make meaning in their work life. Participants have specific expectations of what they need from their work environment, and they want to affect their environment through using their particular knowledge and skills. Mitigating factors that enable success include having a supportive agency, seeing that one's work has an impact on the environment, and having a voice. [Abstract presented in both English and French.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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