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Occupational Socialization Patterns of Librarians : A Qualitative Multimethod Study

KIM Kapseon 1

1대진대학교

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ABSTRACT

Using a qualitative multimethod approach, this study was to construct a substantive theory about occupational socialization of librarians. Through theoretical sampling, 42 participants were in-depthly interviewed at three studies, i. e., phenomenological, ethnographic, and grounded theory approach. These data were analyzed and finally integrated using grounded theory approach. ‘Acquiring Social Recognition as Information Professionals’ was emerged the core category for describing and guiding the occupational socialization process. Six patterns were discovered: ‘the Beliefs’, ‘the Seeking-Success’, ‘the Work-Obiligations’, ‘The Stucked’, ‘the Self-Pride’, ‘The Frustrated’ Also, it discussed characteristics and socialization strategies of the pattern.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.