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dc.creatorJackson, Taylor
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-01T16:03:01Z
dc.date.available2012-05-01T16:03:01Z
dc.date.created2012-04
dc.date.issued2012-05-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/15564
dc.description.abstractThis thematic analysis examines stories written by Teach For America corps members about their experiences teaching in low-income school districts across the United States. The data were collected from the personal blogs of corps members hosted on the Teach For America web site. By uncovering themes in the narrative constructions of non-profit members’ experiences,these findings expand empirical understandings and practical insights of how members of organizations metaphorically conceptualize their roles, orient themselves to others in their work environment and define success. Further, this research reveals situations commonly experienced across organizations that contribute to job frustration and burnout. Those in or interested in nonprofit jobs or careers will find this report a useful overview of the metaphors people use to conceptualize their roles, identify the roles of others, define success and make meaning out of their experiences in light of the demands of nonprofit work, tensions between expectations and reality, and possibilities of achieving personal and organizational goals.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectmeaningful worken_US
dc.subjectrole identityen_US
dc.subjectorientation towards the "other"en_US
dc.subjectdefining successen_US
dc.subjectmetaphoren_US
dc.subjectnonprofit worken_US
dc.subjectnarrativesen_US
dc.subjectTeach For Americaen_US
dc.subjectthematic analysisen_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectburnouten_US
dc.subjectjob satisfactionen_US
dc.title"What role will you play?" Exploring metaphors for work in Teach For America narrativesen_US
dc.typePoster
dc.description.departmentCommunication Studiesen_US


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