ERIC Number: EJ840762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Professional Socialisation: An Influence on Professional Development and Role Definition
Cornelissen, J. J.; van Wyk, A. S.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v21 n7 p826-841 2007
Professional socialisation refers to the acquisition of values, attitudes, skills and knowledge pertaining to a profession. This article reviews the definition and conceptualisation of professional socialisation through anticipatory and formal professional socialisation processes. It describes the core elements of professional socialisation such as knowledge acquisition, investment and involvement. The article concludes with models and frameworks of professional socialisation with reference to higher education.
Descriptors: Professional Development, Higher Education, Socialization, Models, College Students, Definitions, Role of Education, Social Change, Social Environment, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa