Memorable messages in anticipatory socialization : creating the professional identity.

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dc.contributor.advisor Schlueter, David W. (David Walter), 1954- Simek, Darby Renee. 2012-05
dc.description.abstract Memorable messages during the anticipatory socialization stage have been understudied in the field of communication. This study examined the role of memorable messages received by individuals as they create their professional identities during the anticipatory socialization stage. The content and function of a memorable message related to the professional identity were elicited from 239 college-enrolled participants. The results indicate that memorable messages do exist in the anticipatory stage of socialization. Further, the results suggest that the participants received messages most often in the home, via face-to-face communication, and from a male most notably their father. The results also show that the most frequently occurring memorable messages and message functions were associated with decisions of choosing a future career and constructing a positive professional persona. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Communication. en_US
dc.subject Organization. en_US
dc.subject Socialization. en_US
dc.subject Anticipatory socialization. en_US
dc.subject Identity theory. en_US
dc.subject Memorable message. en_US
dc.subject Professional identity. en_US
dc.title Memorable messages in anticipatory socialization : creating the professional identity. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.A. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 1/13/14.
dc.contributor.department Communication Studies. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Communication Studies. en_US

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