Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorHandy, Lee C.
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Mary Jane
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T21:17:14Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T21:17:14Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.citationPowell, M. J. (1996). Successful adjustment to an unanticipated job loss: the experience of middle-aged professionals (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/12175en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612186393en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/29062
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 133-140.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the question "What is the experience of successfully adjusting to an unanticipated job loss?" To open up this question a hermeneutic phenomenological research method, that integrates descriptions and interpretations, was used. Seven middle-aged professionals, who perceived themselves as having successfully adjusted to their job loss, were selected to participate in the study. Data sources included: personal experiences, etymological sources, and phenomenological literature. The main data source, however, was obtained from in-depth interview descriptions of the lived experiences of the participants. The following themes emerged: initial feelings, loss of a way of life, loss of self, embracing support, being empowered, experiencing a transformation, and life-career success. A description of job loss and successfully adjusting is presented. Implications for counsellors are discussed. Contributions of the study are provided. Recommendations for further research are explored. Finally, the study concludes with a description of the implicated researcher.
dc.format.extentxi, 145 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccHD 8038 A1 P69 1996en
dc.subject.lcshProfessional employees - Psychology
dc.subject.lcshUnemployment - Psychological aspects
dc.titleSuccessful adjustment to an unanticipated job loss: the experience of middle-aged professionals
dc.typedoctoral thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/12175
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.namePhD
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccHD 8038 A1 P69 1996en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
ucalgary.item.requestcopytrue
ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1054 520538460


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Embargoed until: 2200-01-01

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.