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Constructing Professional Identity - the Experience of Work Based Learning Candidates

Nichol, Lynn and Williams, S. (2014) Constructing Professional Identity - the Experience of Work Based Learning Candidates. American Journal of Management, 14 (1/2). pp. 43-46. ISSN 2165-7998

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Abstract

Previous research into professional identity has argued that training institutions shape professional formation. This research focuses on professionals who have undertaken a work based approach and explores the interrelationship between practitioners’ own narrative of professional identity and that encoded within the narrative of the standards of a professional HR/HRD body. The findings begin to question the traditional understanding of the inter-relationship between the narrative of the professional body and individual HR/HRD practitioner narratives of identity suggesting that neither the professional body nor the mainstream educational institution are the major players in the development of professional identity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Work based learning professional identity, HRD
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Lynn Nichol
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2016 12:50
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2016 12:50
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/4219

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