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dc.contributor.authorUlrich, Lorene Burnsen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:08:30Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:08:30Zen
dc.date.issued2003-03-20en
dc.identifier.otheretd-03262003-083517en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/26503en
dc.description.abstractUsing grounded theory methodology, the purpose of the study was to examine the transition experiences of older workers who retired from their long-term careers and who were working in bridge jobs. After interviewing 24 participants, a theory emerged that describes the decision to seek a bridge job, the strategies used, the problems faced, and the benefits received. The decision to retire is connected with the decision to seek a bridge job. Participants planned but mainly focused on their finances; no participant sought help from a career counseling professional. They faced challenges such as age discrimination and problems switching to a new position. Participants reported that they live a more balanced life and enjoy their bridge job. The core theme from the study is bridge employment redefines retirement.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartULRICHETD.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectbridge jobsen
dc.subjectolder workersen
dc.subjectlate careeren
dc.subjectretirementen
dc.subjectgrounded theoryen
dc.titleOlder Workers and Bridge Employment: An Exploratory Studyen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen
dc.contributor.committeememberBrott, Pamelia E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRoberto, Karen A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberConrad, Daleen
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-03262003-083517/en
dc.contributor.committeecochairFortune, Jimmie C.en
dc.contributor.committeecochairHohenshil, Thomas H.en
dc.date.sdate2003-03-26en
dc.date.rdate2004-04-04en
dc.date.adate2003-04-04en


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