The impact of a policy specialization curriculum on the professional development and career progression of graduates of a master's degree program in gerontology was examined.
Data were collected retrospectively using a mailed questionnaire and focus-group interview of program graduates.
The data were used to assess how the program graduates perceived the specialization's influence on their career goals and their professional development after graduation and which components of the specialization were most valued by the graduates as enhancing their professional development.
Findings from the surveys and focus-group interviews suggest that (a) the exposure to policy and aging influenced the graduates to pursue specialized training, and (b) after completing the specialization, most graduates obtained positions related to policy and aging, remained in professional roles related to policy and aging, and wanted their next or ideal job to involve policy and aging.
Mots-clés Pascal : Formation professionnelle, Gérontologie, Choix, Carrière professionnelle, Homme, Politique publique, Spécialisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational training, Gerontology, Choice, Career, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0281167
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 01/03/1996.