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ERIC Number: EJ947311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Professional Identity, Professional Associations, and Recruitment: Perspectives of Current Doctoral Students and Recent Graduates of Rehabilitation Programs
Fleming, Alison; Phillips, Brian; Manninen-Luse, Melissa; Irizarry, Lesley O.; Hylton, Terrie
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v25 n1-2 p63-72 2011
This study was an exploratory investigation of the perceptions of current doctoral students and recent graduates from rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation psychology programs on professional identity, professional associations, and recruitment. These three issues were selected based on the likelihood that students and recent graduates would have a different perspective than current leaders who are in the process of addressing these issues and would provide useful information. Participants' professional identities varied, but most felt that a unified identity for the discipline is important; a high percentage of participants held membership in at least one professional association; and most participants reported a willingness to recommend a master's or doctoral degree in rehabilitation counseling to a relative or friend. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A