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dc.contributor.advisorKramer, Michael W.eng
dc.contributor.authorTan, Claire Lee-Fangeng
dc.coverage.spatialSingaporeeng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 4, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This qualitative study examined the voluntary career change experiences of thirty individuals in Singapore. Situated in a society that values conformity and encourages risk avoidance, this study explored how individuals managed the social process of changing careers that involve voluntarily taking a pay cut. Using the social identity theory (Tajfel & Turner, 1979, 1986) as a framework, this study demonstrates the central role that communication plays in the process of these individuals' unconventional career move. From the five functions that communication fulfills during the decision-making process, to the three strategies used in the communication of one's decision, and the three methods employed to manage one's social identity in the new career, central to management of the process is the strategic way communication is used to facilitate social approval and acceptance from those around regarding a career change that many find difficult to comprehend. Applications for other forms of organizational exits (e.g., involuntary exit, upward career change, etc.), both from the perspective of organizations and individual career changers are discussed. Implications for communication management in other non-organizational contexts are also highlighted.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb70603819eng
dc.identifier.oclc429055938eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/6095eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/6095
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.subject.lcshCareer changeseng
dc.subject.lcshCommunication -- Psychological aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshInterpersonal communication and cultureeng
dc.subject.lcshOrganizational behavioreng
dc.titleThe communication and management of career change : a study of individuals' experiences or the social process of voluntary downward career change in Singaporeeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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