Anticipatory Socialisation Amongst Architects: A qualitative examination Sang, Kate en_US Ison, Stephen en_US Dainty, Andrew en_US Powell, Abigail en_US 2021-11-25T13:36:44Z 2021-11-25T13:36:44Z 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract Those entering the architectural profession tend to be motivated by a desire to undertake creative design, although studies have revealed that many practicing architects feel they lack sufficient creative opportunities. Proponents of anticipatory socialisation argue that experiences prior to entering an occupation influence job satisfaction once engaged in employment. Given concerns over the retention of architects, there is a need to explore practising architects’ motivations for entering the profession, how this affects their anticipatory socialisation and their experience of working life. This paper aims to explore this issue. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 23 practising architects based in the UK, exploring the anticipatory socialisation of architects focussing on issues of career choice, expectations of the profession, experiences once working within practice and job satisfaction. Many respondents had chosen to enter the profession out of a desire to be creative and their university education furthered this desire. The reality of working life was very different, with much time spent on administrative tasks. For some, this gap caused disillusionment with the profession and adversely affected their job satisfaction. The paper discusses the possible impacts of poor anticipatory socialisation on practicing architects and the profession. Recommendations are made for further research including a large scale survey of the profession. The data presented in this paper help researchers and practitioners to understand architects’ motivations for choosing a career in the profession and provide guidance for how the mis-match between expectations and the reality may be overcome. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0040-0912 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Qualitative research en_US
dc.subject.other Job satisfaction en_US
dc.subject.other Socialisation en_US
dc.subject.other Architecture en_US
dc.title Anticipatory Socialisation Amongst Architects: A qualitative examination en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.description.publisherStatement Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited en_US
unsw.identifier.doiPublisher en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 4 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Education + Training en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 309-321 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 51 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Sang, Kate, Loughborough University, UK en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Ison, Stephen, Loughborough University, UK en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Dainty, Andrew, Loughborough University, UK en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Powell, Abigail , Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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